We are the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta, one of the world’s elite academic health sciences centres, where top students are taught by award-winning educators and mentored by renowned scientists in a dynamic learning environment.
We conduct our teaching, research and patient care in accordance with the highest international standards. We work with our partners in education, research and health care for the greater good of the local, regional and global community.
Outstanding areas of medical research at the University of Alberta include diabetes, obesity, virology, heart disease, motor control and rehabilitation, protein structure and function, and transplantation.
Global Health Bursary
All medical students are eligible for the travel bursary from the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry through the Global Health Program, if the following criteria are met:
Amounts vary from year to year depending upon the number of students participating in Global Electives and the amount of money available. All learners attending an elective in a Field Station in a LMIC will be automatically enrolled for the Global Health bursary.
Other Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards
The Global Health Program has created a spreadsheet that lists all relevant bursaries, awards and scholarships that could be used to fund global electives. You can find the spreadsheet here.
Of specific interest to our students may be the following:
Buski Lakhani Bursary is a bursary provided by the Edmonton Mayfield Rotary Club. The Buski Lakhani Bursary Guidelines are here and the Application Form here. To contact the International bursaries representative directly, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Campus Alberta Grant for International Learning (CAGFIL group based grant): https://www.ualberta.ca/international/go-abroad/get-funding/group-award
Education Abroad Group Award: https://www.ualberta.ca/international/go-abroad/get-funding/group-award; https://cloudfront.ualberta.ca/-/media/ualberta/faculties-and-programs/international/goabroad/docs/cagfil-program-overview-2018---markus-vuorensola.pdf
Canada Learning Initiative in China (CLIC): https://www.ualberta.ca/international/go-abroad/get-funding/group-award; https://cloudfront.ualberta.ca/-/media/ualberta/faculties-and-programs/international/goabroad/docs/cagfil-program-overview-2018---markus-vuorensola.pdf
Ben H. Kean Travel Fellowship in Tropical Medicine:
China Institute Grant: https://www.ualberta.ca/china-institute/funding/student-travel-grants These grants are completed individually but collected by the Global Health Office and sent in as a group application.
ADIUM Student Elective Travel Grant: https://www.albertadoctors.org/about/awards/student-elective-grant
Christian Medical and Dental Society: http://www.cmdscanada.org/Electives.aspx
UAlberta International Go Abroad: