The summer enrichment projects are part of the Brody Scholars program. Its purpose is to provide Brody Scholars with an opportunity to explore their individual interests and engage in activities that will enhance their professional development, and provide future benefits to their fellow students and the community at large. The projects are open to all first year Brody Scholars. A total of $10,000 is available ($2,500 to $3,500 per project). The projects must be initiated during the summer between the M1 and M2 years. Scholars should be aware that proposals dealing with service and education will be given priority over those involving research and travel.
To apply for projects, first year Brody Scholars need to complete the attached application form and return it to Dr. Peden in the Admissions Office by March 1. Students must submit their first choice and an alternative choice for a summer enrichment project. Proposals will be reviewed and preliminary decisions made by March 31. Proposed recipients will be recommended to the Brody Foundation for final approval at their April meeting, and selected Scholars will be notified within 5 days of approval by the board. While all proposals will be given serious consideration, there is no guarantee that all proposals will be funded.
For information about ECU travel policies, contact the
Office of Global Affairs.
The United States' Department of State Travel Warnings List represents guidelines as to the in-country safety of students. Under applicable University policy, BSOM students shall NOT travel to any country listed on the most recent travel warnings list. An appropriate summary of the in-country safety situation, and measures to assure safety, will be presented to the appropriate BSOM Administrator (the Associate Dean, Office of Medical Education) by the student and/or responsible faculty member. Without exception, Brody School of Medicine students shall follow the existing medical school and East Carolina University policies pertaining to potential rotations in countries on the Travel Warnings List.
View United States Department of State Travel Warnings
If your destination is listed on the site regardless of it being a warning or alert, your proposal will be declined. Please monitor this site on a daily bases to ensure there has been no change. Although this has never happened to date in the event you are approved to travel and your destination is subsequently added to the list following the approval, you will not be allowed to travel to that country. Once you learned this has occurred, please contact Renée Safford-White either via email email@example.com or direct line 252-744-3070. Renée will assist you with the financial changes and contact Dr. James Peden to make him aware of the situation. Selected students must comply with all appropriate university and BSOM policies related to travel and related activities.
Upon presentation of appropriate receipts, Scholars will be reimbursed for their expenses not to exceed the award amount. Scholars will be asked to write a report of their activities describing what they learned and accomplished from their project and submit no later than 30 days of completion of program to Renée Safford-White.
Download the Summer Enrichment Project Application (pdf)