Chambers Fellowship Application Process

2023 Applicants: review the Request for Proposals (RFP) and application details. Applications will be submitted through Handshake. 


The UNMC College of Public Health Suzanne and Ward Chambers Summer Global Health Fellowship Award was established in 2014 with the generous support of UNMC COPH faculty member and physician Dr. Ward Chambers and his wife Suzanne Chambers. Dr. Chambers was a long-serving Director for Global Health at UNMC and this funded fellowship is dedicated to continuing his passion to introduce students to global health experiences, with opportunities to support advances and innovations in global public health. 

Every year, the COPH awards five Fellowships to COPH students who want to conduct health engagement projects or population health research overseas in qualified countries.  The Fellowship includes 4-6 weeks of global site work, with an additional 4-6 weeks dedicated to preparation for the research project, post-data collection analysis, and manuscript preparation.  This experience provides an opportunity to co-create research capacity internationally with diverse population health partners in-country and across the Nebraska University system.  

A maximum of $4,000 is given to awardees to cover all fellowship-related expenses including personal travel, room, board, insurance, and various project-related expenses. An additional $500 is given to the awardee after presenting the work.  Another $500 is awarded after publishing the fellowship project manuscript (preferably in a peer-reviewed journal). 

The Fellowship is one of the largest awards in the COPH with total annual grants of about $25,000.  The core concepts of the Suzanne and Ward Chambers Fellowship award are to expose COPH students to new cultures and international public health systems, build transnational understanding, and strengthen the relationships and collaborations between students and professionals in the US and other countries. Seventeen students were awarded the fellowship over the past 5 years with projects conducted in 11 countries; Bangladesh, Cameroon, Chile, China, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Oman, Syria, Tanzania, and Taiwan. 

Please contact Dr. Wael ElRayes with any questions.