The School of Public Health Student Senate offers grants for students to grow both personally and professionally. These grants are funded by the SPH Student Senate budget and are open to all University of Minnesota School of Public Health students.

2019-2020 funding has been awarded for the following student groups and professional development opportunities:

  • Diversity Matters
  • EDIT
  • Health Equity Work Group
  • Public Health Review
  • American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
  • American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting
  • Annual Solving the Campus Sexual Assault Dating Violence Puzzle National Conference
  • APA Work Stress and Health 2019
  • Emerging Infections in Clinical Practice and Public Health Conference
  • Minnesota Association for Professionals in Infection Control Conference

Available Grants

Professional Development Grant

SPH students can apply for grant funding to assist them with expenses for professional development opportunities. This award may cover academic and professional workshop and conference  registration fees. Funding is not available for airfare, ground transportation, lodging, internships, certificate programs, training programs, required research, or classes taken for credit.

The SPH Senate funds students to attend approved conferences and workshops for a maximum award of $200.

Professional Development Grant Application

Submission deadline for 2020-2021 fiscal year (July 1, 2020–June 30, 2021) is April 24, 2021.

SPH Student Group Grant Funding

SPH Student Groups are eligible to apply for funding to put towards hosting events that benefit the SPH community.

Contact for inquiries about Student Group Grants.

Submission deadline for 2020-2021 fiscal year (July 1, 2020–June 30, 2021) is April 24, 2021.

American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Conference Grants

Eligible expenses include APHA registration fees.

APHA Conference Grant Application

Submission deadline is October 18, 2020 at 11:59 PM.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to present at the conference to be eligible for a grant?
No; however, please note that priority is given to applicants who are presenting.

Can I apply for a grant if I have been awarded a grant in a previous year?
Yes, you may. However, please note that priority is given to applicants that have not received funding in previous years.

How do I apply for conferences that occur in the summer?
You will need to apply before April 24, 2021 to receive an award. You must be a student at the time of the conference and the conference must occur before June 30, 2021. It is your responsibility to submit reimbursement documents before the fiscal year closes.

Can I apply for a grant event if the event has passed?
APHA Annual Conference grant applications must be submitted before the deadline of October 18, 2021 at 11:59pm. Professional Development grant applications may be submitted within 30 days of attending the conference/event.

Documents and Resources

Additional Sources of Funding

Professional Student Government (PSG)
All SPH students are eligible to apply for the PSG grants. Visit the PSG website for additional details.

Council of Graduate Students (COGS)
Only SPH students under the UMN graduate school (MS, PhD) are eligible to apply for the COGS grants. Visit the COGS website for additional details.

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