Student Funding

Explore Dornsife’s funding opportunities for professional development or research. For information on loans, Financial Aid, and Federal Work-Study positions, see Drexel Central. For more information on scholarship and fellowship opportunities, visit our Public Health Scholarships resource.

Learn more about the IDEA Service/Project Awards

Proposed by Drexel VOICES & Allies and the Dornsife Public Health Doctoral Student Advisory Group (PhDSAG), the IDEA Service/Project Awards are a funding program intended to encourage the active participation of students and faculty in activities aimed at dismantling racism, while compensating Dornsife students who agree to be part of these initiatives.

Given the number of requests and the limited financial resources, please understand that not all requests will be honored. Priority will be given to students who are near the end of their program, who have not requested funding of the same type before, and who submit requests with significant advance notice.

Learn more about the IDEA Service/Project Awards. Applications for 2022-2023 will open September 9.

Learn more about IDEA Graduate Fellowship positions.

Learn more about the Professional Development/Conference Travel Award

Individual DSPH undergraduate and master’s students may request funding from Student Affairs for conference and professional development travel by completing the Professional Development/Conference Travel Award Request form. Doctoral students are not eligible for this award.

The intention of the Professional Development/Conference Travel Award is to provide supplemental funding for the following types of expenses: rail, shuttle, or air transportation, conference and registration fees, and/or hotel expenses. Requests for auto-rental, mileage, tolls, parking, ride sharing or taxi services, and/or meal funding are not eligible.


Please complete the funding request form and describe your professional development or conference opportunity. You will be asked to provide the following information: a brief rationale for your request, an estimated budget, and to share photos and a review upon the conclusion of the event. This information may be shared on the School’s website, Facebook page, or in reports to the upper administration. We will process reimbursements after we receive your materials.

Funding requests must be submitted at least four weeks in advance. The maximum level of support that Student Affairs provides is $200. Please note that funding is limited and is not guaranteed, so applicants should consider alternative sources of funding.

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