University of Southern California

Number of Possible Stipends:

Award amounts will depend on the number of applications, and or available funds and will not exceed $500 for any individual student. 


The purpose of the Primary Care Travel Grant is to partially reimburse the expenses incurred by current MD students during travel to primary care (family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, geriatrics, women’s health) conferences that are related to the student’s training in primary care specialties. The Primary Care Travel Grant is to be considered supplemental to other sources of funding, such as the USC Student Government Conference Travel Grant Program (

Criteria for Application:

The applicant must be a registered student in the MD program at the time of the conference. He/she must meet the criteria of one of the two following categories.

  • Category 1: Presenter/Leader. Defined as a student who is presenting original work or taking a leadership role in the primary care-related conference (Up to $500.00)
  • Category 2: Attendee. Defined as a student who is attending the primary care-related conference (Up to $250.00)

Students may be considered for this travel grant only if its within the current academic year.

Application materials include: 

  1. A copy of the abstract for the paper/poster that has been accepted at the conference (if applicable) – no more than 2000 words.
  2. Proof that your abstract or presentation has been accepted (i.e., letter from the conference organizers) (if applicable). 
  3. Proof of your leadership role (if applicable).
  4. A brief description of the conference (title, objectives, etc.).
  5. A brief description of why you would like to attend the conference.
  6. Completion of the attached application form.