Ohio University

ITDI Student Travel Awards

Award Description

Deadline extended to March 4!


To provide students wishing to participate in ITDI-sponsored Education Abroad programs with partial financial assistance to cover travel related expenses through a competitive process.

Nature of the Award:

  • Up to 10 awards will be granted during 2020
  • Up to $500 will be applied towards in-country travel expenses
  • This award is not based on financial need


Three separate award categories will be available

  • OUHCOM Students: Students currently enrolled in Years 1 to 4 at OUHCOM or CORE Residency programs
  • Ohio University students: Undergraduate and graduate students in good academic standing
  • Other Students: Undergraduate, graduate and Medical students from other institutions of higher education

Eligible programs:

  • Ecuador Tropical Disease Research and Service Learning Program

  • Ecuador Community and Public Health

  • Ecuador Nursing and Medicine

  • Laboratory Internship at CISeAL (Ecuador)


  • Prepare an up to 2000 character essay on the topic listed below, including spaces, and paste it into the appropriate box.
  • Deadline: March 4 at midnight.


Selection process

  • Essays will be evaluated by faculty and staff affiliated with ITDI, and scored considering grammar and punctuation, clarity of ideas, overall content and relevance to the topic.
  • A decision e-mail will be emailed to the applicant two weeks after the deadline.
  • Award will be contingent on actual participation in the program and cannot be used to pay for program deposits.
  • Awards are not transferable and can not be deferred.

Essay Topic for the 2020 competition:

Why is an international experience important for shaping your education?

Funds for this travel award program are provided by the Infectious and Tropical Disease Institute.