How to Apply

Emory undergraduate and graduate students from each of the university’s nine schools are eligible to apply for an EGHI Field Scholarship. 

Please click on the sections below for answers to frequently asked questions about the Field Scholars Awards application process.

Emory students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 are eligible to apply for Global Health Institute Field Scholars Awards. Applicants are encouraged to 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. Multidisciplinary team proposals must include students from at least three different Emory schools. Students must be enrolled at Emory the semester following their field experience.

A Field Scholar will receive up to $3,000 to conduct a project. This includes scholars who work on individual projects and scholars who are working in multidisciplinary teams.

Emory students and faculty members interested in participating in EGHI's 2021 Field Scholars Awards program should take advantage of the following opportunities to connect and learn more about the program.

1) Meet interested faculty and students during EGHI’s Virtual Networking Night on November 12 from 6-8 p.m.

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2) Read the 2021 Project Ideas document (available late October/early November 2020)

3) Attend EGHI’s virtual Global Health Scholars Symposium on October 29 from 12-1 p.m. which will showcase 2020 Field Scholars Projects.

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We are excited to learn more about your project! Please submit your project idea to Rebecca Baggett at (project template will be available in the coming weeks).

The 2021 Project Ideas document and the 2021 Field Scholars Application Form will be available during fall semester 2020. Details regarding the application requirements will be outlined in the application form. Students should work with their Emory faculty project mentor to prepare the application.

The application deadline for 2021 projects is February 12, 2021.

EGHI’s Field Scholars are required to take an online course via Emory Canvas that focuses on health, safety, and cultural sensitivity issues while working abroad. Information regarding the pre-departure course will be available during spring semester 2021.

EGHI will hold a virtual Networking Night on November 12 from 6-8 p.m. where faculty can describe their project ideas and faculty and students can meet each other. 

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To view previous Field Scholars projects, please click the button below. 

View past projects here

For more information, please contact Rebecca Baggett, Director of Student Programs, at