Douglas Passaro International Award

Douglas Passaro International Award

Douglas Passaro International Award:

The competition will assist graduate students with travel expenses associated with an international field experience.

Four awards of up to $3000.00 (per award) will be given during the AY year (includes Summer).

The Douglas Passaro Global Horizons Scholarship honors the memory of Dr. Douglas James Passaro, Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Illinois, Chicago and Attending Physician in Infectious Diseases at the UIC Hospital.

The award reflects his intense interest in addressing international public health problems worldwide through his work in Africa during his service in the Peace Corps and through his continued work in Latin America while at UIC.

The fund is intended to provide support to graduate students for health-related, hands-on field experiences to carry on Dr. Passaro's important work in promoting global health that was interrupted by his untimely death at age forty-three.

The most competitive applications will be from students seeking an experience that substantially broadens their understanding and application of public health in the world.

Preference is given to proposals for projects in Latin America and Africa.

Eligibility Requirements:

The applicant must:

  • Be a graduate or professional student at the UIC School of Public Health
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better (4.0 scale)
  • Should s/he be selected:
  • Prepare and present a poster on the field experience at the annual SPH Global Health Poster Competition,
  • Attend the SPH Awards Ceremony, April 9th
  • Purchase emergency evacuation insurance for travel abroad,
  • Provide a post-experience report.

    Deadline: 1st February

    For more awards information and application, see: Douglas Passaro International Award Website More: International Scholarships » International Awards