Global Health Field Research Award (GHFRA)

How To Apply

The Global Health Field Research Award (GHFRA) is a student fellowship that supports research experience in the U.S. or abroad to address global health issues. Awardees will receive a $3,500 grant. 

To apply, students must identify a project and a researcher willing to include them within one of their existing projects. Applicants planning to undertake a project involving human subjects research activities must have approval from the IRB. 

All potential applicants are instructed to read the GHFRA Announcement as it is the official guidance for the program.

Application Instructions: Students should review their self-initiated projects in detail. Applicants must complete the following:

Upload the following forms here: The 2017 GHFRA cycle is now closed.

  1. Completed Application/Commitment Form
  2. Project Narrative prepared in the format outlined in the Announcement
  3. Unofficial Academic Transcript

Then send the following to Nina Martin | nina.martin@jhu.edu 

  1. Signed recommendations
    * Primary faculty advisor
    * Second recommendation
  2. Signed In-Country Host letter

Please do not submit hard copies. 

Application Deadline: Applications are due on March 01, 2017 (11:59 PM, EST). Signed recommendations and host letter are required on the due date. At the time of submission, students must be either currently enrolled for the required course (220.600.81 International Travel Preparation, Safety & Wellness) in 3rd term or planning to enroll in 4th term. This 1-credit online course must be completed and passed by any student applying to the GHFRA.

Global Health Field Research Award Announcement (PDF document)


Application Form (fillable Word form)
Narrative Form (Word document)
Example In-Country Host Letter (PDF document)
Recommendation Form (Word document)
Checklist (Word document)

Please Note: If asked when downloading forms about macros, click "Enable Macros." This will enable you to fill out the form on your computer instead of having to fill it out by hand.

Questions? 

Consult: Frequently asked questions

Contact: Nina Martin | nina.martin@jhu.edu

GHFRA Winners

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Robert Bollinger Jr., MD MPH

Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE); Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global...

Stefan Baral, MD MPH,MBA,MSc

Director, Key Populations Program

Noreen Hynes, MD MPH

Director, Geographic Medicine Center of the Division of Infectious Diseases

Yukari C. Manabe, MD

Associate Director of Global Health Research and Innovation

Caitlin Kennedy, PhD MPH,BA

Co-Director, MPH concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health; Associate Director, Center for Qualitative...

Joanne Katz, ScD MS,BSc

Associate Chair, Director of Academic Programs
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