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

• 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)
• Pediatric and endocrine practice with Navajo Indians (New Mexico)
• Teaching neonatal resuscitations (Indonesia)
• 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)
• Research on neonatal care in the community (Indonesia)
• Diarrhea illness management and research (Bangladesh)
• Newborn care improvement at a peri-urban hospital in Nairobi (Kenya)
• Training nurses in neonatal resuscitation in rural Peru (Peru)

Pictures of Housestaff on International Rotations and Electives