Grants, Scholarships, and Opportunities

March 2021

Alvares Spark Innovation Award

The Victor C. Alvarez Spark Innovation Award is open to all undergraduate and graduate Tulane University students that are pursuing a social venture idea. Students are eligible for up to $2,500 per academic year to move their ideas forward. Students must be able to articulate how the funding will help them reach their next growth milestone. Examples may include

  • Determining the appropriate legal structure for your venture
  • Printing and testing marketing materials
  • Buying supplies to prototype a product
  • Testing a service you aim to offer

All applications are due at 11:59 PM CT on the date of deadlines in order to guarantee review and selection.

  • Students that submit the application on time will be notified of funding decisions within 7 business days of submission deadline.
  • Taylor Center staff, faculty, and colleagues will review all application materials and make awards based on criteria established in the award description.
  • We reserve the right to accept or deny candidates based on the award criteria.

Applications accepted throughout the year on November 15, 2020 – March 15, 2021 – May 11, 2021 – May 25, 2021. The last deadline for graduating students is May 11.
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Changemaker Catalyst Award-Taylor Center

The Changemaker Catalyst Award is open to all undergraduate and graduate Tulane University students interested in pursuing careers related to Social Innovation, Social Entrepreneurship, Design Thinking, and Changemaking. Students are eligible for up to $1,500 total over the course of their studies to support changemaker learning.
All applications are due at 11:59 PM CT on the date of deadlines in order to guarantee review and selection.

  • Students that submit the application on time will be notified of funding decisions within two weeks of the submission deadline.
  • Taylor Center staff, faculty, and affiliates will review all application materials and make awards based on exhibited financial need and the merits of the opportunity.
  • We reserve the right to accept or deny candidates based on any of the above criteria.

Applications accepted throughout the year on November 15, 2020 – March 15, 2021 – May 11, 2021 – May 25, 2021. The last deadline for graduating students is May 11.
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February 2021

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October 2020

Tulane Health Policy Case Competition

The Tulane Health Policy Case Competition gives teams of undergraduate students an opportunity to apply their talents and knowledge to put together a solution to a given health policy program. Students will have an opportunity to interact with school faculty in the course of constructing their solutions. Top teams will present their solutions to a panel of experts for detailed feedback.
DetailsTeams of up to three undergraduate students create policy-based solutions to a given problem. A workshop will be provided shortly after the case is released. Teams will construct power point presentations on solutions to the problem. Finalists will present to a panel of judges for real-time feedback. The winning team will receive cash prizes.


The winning team will receive $3,000 in cash to divide evenly among the winning team members.
Registration Deadline: Sunday, October 25, 2020
Learn more here

Tulane University Office of Global Health CUGH Research Competition

Are you a Tulane University STUDENT OR TRAINEE interested in global health?  If so, you should know that the Consortium of Universities of Global Health (CUGH) 12th Annual Conference will be held on March 12-14, 2021 and Tulane is one of the host institutions!
Tulane Office of Global Health (OGH) is a university-wide resource intended to promote global health activities. Tulane OGH is inviting students interested in presenting their global health research at CUGH to submit an abstract to this research competition. Abstracts will be reviewed by the OGH Steering Committee with the goal of sponsoring the CUGH registration fees for top scoring student presenters from each school within Tulane University (for the SPHTM, submissions by undergraduate public health students and graduate students will be reviewed as 2 distinct school groups).  
Students wishing to enter the Tulane Office of Global Health (OGH) Research Competition must first submit their abstract for the CUGH 2021 Virtual Conference on or before the October 23, 2020 deadline.
To learn more about the CUGH Annual Conference and how to prepare your abstract click the links below.


How to Enter Research Competition

Abstract Submissions FAQs

Visit CUGH Website

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March 2020

NTC Summer Research Fellowship

NTC Summer Unpaid Internship Stipend

NTC Summer Study Abroad Scholarship

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February 2020

Summer 2020 in Cuba