The Family Health Medical School and the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Michigan are pleased to announce the inaugural Schweitzer Michi-Ghana Medical Student Research Grant which is now accepting applications for consideration for the 2022/2023 academic year.

This fund was established in 2022 with the generous support of Elaine Schweitzer. The goal of this award is to support medical student research projects that focus on women’s and/or children’s health. After completion of their research, grant recipients will present their research findings at a virtual symposium. Recipients will receive mentorship in submitting an abstract to a national/international conference and publishing their findings in the Family Health Medical
School Journal.

The top 5 medical student proposals will be selected, with each grant ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 USD.
Proposals will be evaluated by a panel from Family Health Medical School and the University of Michigan, based on the following criteria:
● Scientific merit and study design
● Significance of the project
● Feasibility of the project
● Personal interest in, and commitment to, research

Application Requirements:
● Applicants must be a final year medical student at Family Health Medical School
● Proposed research must focus on women’s and/or children’s health
● Each application must have a faculty advisor
A complete application consists of:

  • Application form (download here), including research proposal questions and budget
  • Letter from a faculty advisor stating they have reviewed and agree with the proposal and will serve as faculty advisor throughout the study’s duration.
  • Applications will open on December 19, 2022. The deadline to apply has been extended
    from February 3rd to February 10th, 2023. Awardees will be announced by March 3, 2023.
  • Submit your application by email to [email protected]
  • If you have questions, please contact the research coordinator: Dr. Mercy Nuamah [+233-502568057], [[email protected]]