Global Health Scholars Program

The 2022 application period for the Global Health Scholars Program is now closed. The application for next year’s program will be launched in early 2023. Learn more about eligibility and application requirements.

The ASTRO/ARRO Global Health Scholars (GHS) program was formally launched in 2011. It provides a scholarship stipend of $2,500 for three residents:

  • Allowing senior residents interested in global health to work on a resident-designed clinical, outreach/educational or research project in a developing nation.
  • Allowing senior residents to become immersed in different modalities of cancer care available in a particular region, as well as a greater appreciation for the culture and attitudes related to cancer and oncological care.
  • Fostering a global perspective of oncology and encourage ongoing outreach, research and progress in developing countries.

To date, 21 global health scholars have completed their projects. Global Health Scholars have participated in the following locations:

  • New Delhi, India
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Dakar, Senegal
  • Beirut, Lebanon
  • Mwanza, Tanzania
  • Accra, Ghana
  • Luskaka, Zambia
  • Garborone, Botswana
  • Santiago, Dominican Republic
  • Chiba, Japan

More information is provided in the following article by Dad et al featured in the July 2014 issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology●Biology●Physics: Why Target the Globe?: 4-year report (2009-2013) of the ARRO Global Health Initiative.

For questions, or to submit your application, please contact ARRO.