UMB Global Opportunities

Interprofessional Global Health Grant Program

The UMB Center for Global Education Initiatives is pleased to announce the next round of

Student Global Health Interprofessional Grant Opportunities for Winter and Spring 2015.

January 2015  

Brazil: Interprofessional Care Teams in Salvador, Brazil: a Transferable Model of Care ?  (click for details)

A study of the Brazilian model for mitigating the HIV epidemic in an interprofessional setting and its applicability in community-based programs in Baltimore City.

March 2015

  Palestine, Israel and Jordan: Cross-Border Greywater Feasibility Project   (click for details)

Examination of the feasibility of using greywater in lieu of scarce potable water for small-scale crop production by analyzing complex public health and environmental issues in collaboration with a local academic institution and other in-region partners.  The project also includes looking at solutions for addressing negative health and economic impacts of extended drought, expected to get worse in coming years.

Student grant information and application form is available HERE


Questions?  Contact Bonnie Bissonette, Director of the Student Center for Global Education at

2014 Global Grant Program Photos

In the summer of 2014, UMB awarded grants to 35 students and 9 faculty to engage in interprofessional research in 9 countries.

HERE are some of the early photos from the experiences.

Gambia 2014 at hospital 

Malawi Interprofessional Program

Students at Malawi

Students from each of University of Maryland’s six professional schools in Baltimore were chosen every year for the University’s six-week inter-professional research program in Malawi. The project was funded by the University of Maryland Office of the President and the Global Health Inter-professional Council. In 2011, six students were selected to study rural access to malaria treatment. In 2012, twelve students were selected from the six schools to conduct a study on maternal/child health services. Read more about the 2011 and 2012 projects.

Global Health Certificate

Stack of books

Global Health is an emerging, interdisciplinary, interprofessional field that requires a broad knowledge base and the capacity to create innovative solutions to challenging health problems in resource-limited environments. This 12-credit certificate is designed to prepare nurses and health professionals for careers in global health practice, education and research. Learn more about the program, eligibility, sample plan of study, courses and faculty.