Establish a GHEFP Site
The Center for Global Health (CGH) has, for a number of years, supported students in their efforts to gain experience working in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Through this program we have funded 425 students to travel overseas. Most of these students have engaged in a research experience working with a Hopkins faculty member.
The Global Health Established Field Placements matches students with faculty members looking to establish a project site overseas. The CGH works to recruit faculty members interested in having a student work on their project(s) overseas. Students apply for these placements, and selections are made by the CGH which matches the priorities of the faculty member with the priorities of the students. Selected students are given a travel grant of $3,500 from the CGH to defray travel and subsistence costs.
Here we can answer questions, send updates, and connect you with past mentors!
Faculty and staff who are interested in hosting a site are encouraged to read the “Call for Applications.” The application deadline to host students in the 2020 Cycle is December 12, 2019. This cycle prospective mentors will apply through our online application process. Old application forms will not be accepted. Please note that in the event of receipt of more placements than can be funded, priority will be given in chronologic order of receipt.
Is GHEFP right for your work?
During February 7 - March 11 (by 11:59pm):
Our expectations of faculty mentors:
- Make sure project funding is in place prior to submitting the application to host a site.
- Make sure you and your students agree upon your mutual understanding of their work and expectations.
- In coordination with the student, find a period of time of a minimum 6 weeks for the student to be on the ground at your site in the low-to middle-income country.
- Provide additional support (financial or in-kind) to help students afford their experience. Stipends are permitted, hourly pay is not.
- Make sure that your in-country partners are in agreement about having a Hopkins student on-site, and if appropriate, supervised by them.
- Help students plan their travel and find appropriate & affordable accommodation.
- Connect students with in-country partners prior to departure and make sure they seem to be working together.
- Check in with students regularly if not on site during their placement.
- Contact the Center for Global Health with any issues prior to or during the placement.
Center resources for faculty mentors & students
- Online travel training orientation for students
- Mentorship guidelines & faculty support group
- Interview guidelines
- Travel registration in the JHU travel registry
- Communication liaison between faculty and students
- GHEFP 2019 Calendar