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Global Health Field Scholars Awards

Individual Field Scholars

funding fsa 2 insetThe Emory Global Health Institute Individual Field Scholars Program promotes student learning by linking academic study with practical experience in the field. Individual scholars conduct short-term global health projects focusing on underserved and/or vulnerable populations around the world. Applicants can conduct projects either abroad or within the United States, however, they must demonstrate a significant need in the population with whom they propose to work.

Scholarship recipients will receive up to $3,000 to conduct their projects.

Pre-Departure Workshop

In addition to conducting a global health project, individual field scholars are required to attend a course focusing on cultural sensitivity, health, and safety issues while working abroad. The 2020 Pre-Departure Workshop, coordinated with the Rollins School of Public Health, will be scheduled for spring semester 2020, date and time to be determined.

Who can apply?

Emory students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 are eligible to apply for Individual Field Scholar Awards. Applicants must have prior research experience/appropropriate coursework and/or have participated in a relevant independent project. Applicants must have an Emory and an in-country field mentor, and they must partner with an in-country organization. Proficiency in the project country's primary language is preferred, but not required. Students must be enrolled at Emory the semester following their experience.

Application Process

EGHI will not offer the individual field scholars awards program in 2020. 

Rollins School of Public Health students applying for both RSPH Global Field Experiences (GFE) and Individual GHI Field Scholar Awards are required to complete only the GFE application.

For more information regarding the program, please contact Rebecca Baggett.

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