Grants for Global Travel and Research Projects

The Boston Children’s Hospital Global Health Program was founded in 2013 to gather global health practitioners from across the hospital into a multidisciplinary approach to our global work. As part of this initiative the program provides grant funding for residents. Residents can apply for grants of up to $3,000, $5,000 or $10,000. The Schliesman and Von L Meyer Funds are also specifically dedicated to fund oversees experiences of residents and several residents per year receive about $1,000 each for this purpose.

Recent Examples of Funded Research Projects

  • Statistics teaching and research support for pediatric residents (Tanzania)
  • Qualitative analysis of interviews on pediatric cancer services (El Salvador)
  • Quality improvement in diagnosis and treatment of sickle cell disease (Uganda)
  • Quality Improvement study on hand hygiene in an urban pediatric tertiary care hospital (Vietnam)
  • Developing protocols for fever in patients with sickle cell disease in West Africa (Ghana)
  • Qualitative research on community care of newborns (Tanzania)
  • Developing an OPENPediatrics cardiology module for residents (Rwanda)
  • Evaluation of clinical outcomes and predictors of mortality in an acute care unit (Tanzania)
  • Developing a code card for resident use (Tanzania)
  • Newborn care improvement at a peri-urban hospital in Nairobi (Kenya)
  • Training nurses in neonatal resuscitation in rural Peru (Peru)