University of Illinois College of Medicine (UICOM)

Diversity Support Council Committee Collaboration Fund Project

Awards will be Sponsored in Part from Funds from

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Health Equity Pilot Program (BCBSIL – HEPP)

I.   UICOM Travel Allowance Award

Overview: The Diversity Support Council Committee is pleased to announce a travel allowance for our UICOM medical students. The purpose of these student awards is to promote cross- cultural understanding and increase awareness of diversity and inclusion and health inequities for our medical students.

Award: These awards aid medical students for eligible expenses to attend conferences, meetings, career fairs or by doing contributory work (e.g., participating in away rotations to serve are under-served areas). These travel awards are provided throughout the academic year on a first come first serve. Please note that financial support for these awards will be offered for a limited time, so we encourage you to apply as soon as you receive approvals for your participation at external institutions and read all instructions before submitting your travel award application.

Diversity Travel Allowance Application PDF

II.  UICOM Student Grant Proposals

Overview: The Diversity Support Council Committee is proud to announce the 2022 – 2023 medical student grant proposal that provides modest funds to UICOM medical student organizations in support of events/programming designed to promote cross-cultural understanding and awareness for the UICOM community.

Grant Proposal: If you are interested in applying for this grant, we encourage you to submit your application by the deadline of Monday, January 9, 2023. Please note that late applications will not be accepted. The UICOM Diversity Council Support Committee will review all applications. For more information, please see attached application. For more information, please email [email protected].

Please note that funding is for a limited time, so we encourage you to apply and read all instructions before submitting your grant proposal application. Click on the link below to access the application!

Medical Student Grant Proposal Application PDF