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Global Health Field Scholars Awards

Multidisciplinary Team Field Scholars

funding fsa 3 insetThe Emory Global Health Institute's Multidisciplinary Team Field Scholars Program promotes student learning by linking academic study with practical experience in the field. Students work in multidisciplinary teams to conduct short-term global health projects focusing on underserved and/or vulnerable populations around the world. It is expected that each team member work on a different aspect of the same global health issue. Team 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. Teams work on projects jointly identified by Emory faculty members and the Institute's partner organizations.

Scholarship teams will receive up to $3,000 per student to conduct their projects, with a maximum award of $12,000.

Pre-Departure Workshop

In addition to conducting a global health project, multidisciplinary team 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 Multidisciplinary Team Field Scholar Awards. Applicants must have prior research experience/appropriate 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. Team proposals must include students from at least three Emory schools (with priority given to teams that include students from schools outside of the health sciences). Students must be enrolled at Emory the semester following their field experience.

2020 Multidisciplinary Team Opportunities

If you would like to read about previous EGHI Field Scholars projects, visit our Field Scholars Awards page on this site. 

How do you get started?

Emory students and faculty members interested in participating in EGHI's 2020 Multidisciplinary Field Scholars Program should take advantage of the following opportunities to connect and learn more about the program.

  1. Meet faculty and students interested in participating in EGHI's Networking Night on November 5 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Emory Student Center Multi Room 1/N101.
  2. Read the 2020 Project Ideas document
  3. Attend the EGHI Global Health Scholars Symposium on November 12 from 3-5 p.m. at the Harland Cinema, which will showcase 2019 Field Scholars Projects
  4. Join our EGHI News & Updates listserv to learn about all upcoming EGHI news and events!

Application Process

The 2020 Project Ideas document, 2020 Multidisciplinary Team Field Scholars Application Formand worksheet are now available. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Rebecca Baggett.

   February 14, 2020

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