2012 CGH and Pfizer Initiative Scholar Application Information

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2012 CGH and Pfizer Initiative Scholar Application Information

Instructions and Guidelines

Please comply with all deadlines and requirements.
These instructions, deadlines and requirements apply to the

2012 Center for Global Health-University Scholar Award
2012 Pfizer Initiative in International Health Research Award in Infectious Disease

September / October 2011

Develop project outline with CGH staff and faculty mentor. Students can work at an established UVa collaborative research site or at an independent site abroad.

Develop contact with on-site mentors. Your host-country mentor may need to complete UVa IRB training and assist you with obtaining host country IRB approval.

Refine your hypothesis, methodology and general planning.


DEADLINE: 1 December 2011
Complete the
International Studies Office Student Projects Abroad Online Questionnaire. This is a standardized instrument application applicable to all student awards related to international research or service. The intention is to foster preparation through site assessment, preparatory workshops and travel registration with the University. Please cc ctrglobalhealth@virginia.edu when sending your completion certificate to the ISO.

DEADLINE: 16 December 2011
Please click on the links below to access applications:

Center for Global Health University Scholar Award Application due.

Pfizer Initiative in International Health Research Award in Infectious Disease Application due.

January 2012


INTERVIEWS: 20 January 2012
Brief interviews with scholar applicants is part of the selection process for the CGH University Scholar Award. The selection committee interviews will be held in the UVa Corner Building office on the afternoon of Friday 20 January. The interview schedule will be announced as soon as possible.

AWARDS ANNOUNED: 3 February 2012
All Scholar Awards announced. 

ORIENTATION: 24 February 2012/5-7PM @ International Studies Office
Required Pre-Departure Orientation for all student awards involving international work

April 2012


DEADLINE: 1 April 2012

Complete Studio Abroad Waiver and Liability forms due to the International Studies Office/Studio Abroad.

Obtain all required vaccines at UVa student health.

Obtain health insurance for traveling abroad and medical evacuation insurance.

Post-Award Requirements

Submit a final report on your work. We ask that all scholars submit a brief one page report immediately upon return and that all students present a poster or oral presentation at the CGH Fall Research Symposium.

If an IRB submission was required, you are also responsible for submitting a study closure form to the appropriate IRB upon completion of your research project.

IRB-HSR Form  

IRB-SBS Form        

General Guidelines

Please be aware that you are responsible for complying with all applicable policies and procedures for the International Studies Office, the Institutional Review Boards, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and the Institutional Biosafety Committee. Funds will not be issued until all requirements are completed.

Please note that UVa students traveling abroad cannot travel to countries with US Department of State Travel Warnings and receive any UVa support (monetary or otherwise) or academic credit.

Please note that CGH/PIIH can only fund medical students for research which occurs under pre-existing HSR IRB protocols OR research will falls under SBS IRB purview.