Funding & Training

Here is a list of several funding and training opportunities available to faculty and trainees interested in global health. If you know of resources that should be added, please email

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  Medical Students
  Residents, Fellows and Graduate Students
  Global Health Elective Funders Information

Ewens WIcare Program Scholarship
The WIcare Fund, established in 2008, supports unrestricted financial awards to fourth year MCW medical students to assist in student-directed, short term educational and clinical programs in other countries, primarily in underserved, impoverished areas of the world. Support is also provided for culturally respectful exchanges and collaborations between MCW and international partners.

St. Joseph’s Hospital Professional Emergency Services, Inc. (PES) Fund Award
The St. Joseph's Hospital Fund, established in the 1970s, is maintained by St. Joseph's Hospital medical staff. The fund supports the board's belief that international study broadens a medical student's horizon and education. Students recognize the vast discrepancies in care provided in other countries and are encouraged to help make changes in the future.

Dr. Elaine Kohler Global Health Elective Scholarship
The scholarship pays tribute to the local and global health work of Dr. Elaine Kohler, a MCW alumnus (Pediatrics Fellowship 1968) and former Associate Professor of Pediatrics (1968-1981). This scholarship provides support for students, residents and fellows who seek to recognize Dr. Kohler's legacy of selfless commitment to helping others long after her untimely death in 1981.

The Scudder Scholarship
Established in 2017, this scholarship supports global health rotations at Christian Medical College Vellore (CMCV) in India. The Scudder medical missionaries were instrumental in the founding of this hospital in 1900 and its Radiation Oncology Department in 1939. Dr. James H. Taylor and Dr. Susan P. Taylor seek to promote global health education through this scholarship. To promote bilateral learning, this fund also provides travel resources for CMCV Indian faculty to learn at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Students with a desire to develop an understanding of cancer therapy in resource poor communities are especially encouraged to apply, but the fund is also available to students with an interest in studying at the Low Cost Effective Care Unit at CMCV, or with another plan of study approved by the donors.

  General Funding Opportunities

Contact Us

Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH
Associate Dean for Global Health
Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine
Director of the Injury Research Center
at the Medical College of Wisconsin | (414) 805-6454

Tifany Frazer, MPH
Program Manager | (414) 955-4763

Claire Reuning, MA
Program Coordinator | (414) 955-5646

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