A note about searching for funding
It is almost the opposite of searching for literature. We search literature databases by combining very specific keywords in order to narrow down the results. However, we want to use very broad keywords when searching funding. Grantors define the areas they will fund in very broad terms, so we need to do the same.
Example: If you are interested in searching for funding on research in microplastics, you will get very few results if you type in “microplastics”. You would get more results by typing in the broader concept of “marine ecology”, and even more results by typing “environmental planning”.
Example 2: If you are interested in searching for funding on research in perinatal depression in Nigeria, you will get very few results if you type in “perinatal depression Nigeria” or even “perinatal depression”. You would get more results by typing in the broader concept of “maternal health”, and even more results by typing “child or maternal health”.
Where to Search
- Free to use
- Create account at link above
- On the left side panel
- Select fellowship type
- Select discipline(s)
- Select geographical location
- Below is a screenshot of a search for post-doctoral work around medicine and health sciences in Africa
- Be sure to scroll to the very bottom of the page and explore the various fellowship resources they offer. Each link goes to a collection of articles and guides that focus on specific topics (i.e., international fellowships) or skills (i.e., tips for writing a strong application).
- Author Aid maintains a list of international and foreign grant providers
- They also maintain a forum on funding, scholarships, and opportunities
- MSU maintains a list of international and foreign grant makers
- Each one is linked to the grant maker website where you can learn more information
- This directory includes a variety of international grants and fellowships in biomedical and behavioral research
- Grantees are predoctoral and graduate researchers
- This is a Google document compiled by the National Association of Fellowship Advisors titled “Scholarships, Grants, and Fellowships that Accept Applications from Non-US Citizens”
- Use the following search string as an example of how to search the Internet for fellowships
- You can substitute scholarship for fellowship or international health for public health – customize it in a way that suits your needs
- This is a United States based resource, but there may be opportunities in other nations
- In the search box at the top right, type in “fellowship” or “post-doctoral”
- When you see a title you are interested in, click on the “Opportunity Number” link to see detailed information on the opportunity
- These websites post internship opportunities with a wide variety of US-based businesses
- This is not necessarily funding for a fellowship, but more of an opportunity to gain experience in a corporate environment
Student Funding Sources for Master of Public Health Programs
- Their “Financing Your Degree” page (linked above) offers lists of databases and organizations that offer financial assistance to Master of Public Health students