Paul S. Lietman Global Travel Grant for Residents & Fellows

The Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health (CGH), with the support of the Gilead Foundation and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and the Graduate Medical Education (GME) program, is able to support travel grants for residents and fellows to facilitate rotations overseas in low- and middle-income countries. Applications will be reviewed by a committee formed by the CGH.

Residents & Fellows selected for a grant that have also been approved by their residency director and the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education will be awarded a grant of $3,500 - $5,000 to support travel- and other placement-related costs. You can read more about the impact of our program here.

>>> See the Fall 2019 Call for Applications for detailed information



The fellowship is open to residents and fellows in a GME program sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine or the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Residents and Fellows who will be completing their training prior to their travel are not eligible to apply. Applicants who are previous recipients of CGH travel grants cannot apply for new funding unless their previous award occurred while they were in another program, e.g. medical school, or you are a fellow applying for an extension.

Applicants must have an MD or DO to apply, and be currently enrolled in a program that is predominantly clinically-focused, i.e. not solely research. All applicants must apply for travel to low and middle-income countries. If you are unsure if your country qualifies or have questions about your program's eligibility, contact the Student Program Coordinator (

Other Requirements

Residents & Fellows selected for this placement will be expected to:

See Call for Applications for complete list of requirements.

*For the pre-departure travel preparation course, if using DIH's  CoursePlus, you will need to create a free account. If completing requirements via Coursera, you will need to pay for the certificate AND complete the "Honors" assignment. If you are unsure which one to take, contact the program coordinator.

Notices to Residents & Fellows:

To Apply

Download the forms below and send the following materials electronically to by the deadline.

Application Deadline: Fall 2019 is Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 11:59pm EST.

  1. Signed application form
  2. Signed RER - please begin this early because you must obtain all of the required signatures in order to submit it. 
  3. Rotation objectives (included in the "Request for Elective" form)
  4. You or your recommender must send the signed recommendation form electronically to 

>> Global Health Travel Grants for Housestaff Call for Applications

Upcoming Cycle Timelines (all due dates close at 11:59pm EST)

Fall 2019 Due date September 12, 2019
Expected Fall 2019 Announcement Date October 07-10, 2019

​Accepted Students

To understand the specifics of your award please consult our funding page.


Lietman Extension Applications

Recipients of the Paul S. Lietman Travel Grant are eligible to apply for an extension of their award period and request additional funding. This funding is intended to support continued work in a low- or middle-income country (LMIC) for housestaff who want to establish careers in global health. You do not have to work in the same country, but you must justify how the new work is directly related to the work done under the original award.

Eligibility: You are eligible to apply if you received a Lietman award and completed your return requirements. At the time of application for the extension, you must be a full-time fellow in any GME program at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 

Awards will range from $1,500-3,000. Awards cannot be used for travel that occurred before the award date.

For more information, see the Extension application instructions.


For more information & queries contact:

Lillian James
Program Coordinator
Tel: 410-502-3733

Photo credits: Suzanne Simkovich, Lietman Fall 2017, Peru: "A community health fair in a community in rural Peru"

Housestaff Grant Winners

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Joanne Katz, ScD MS,BSc

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Noreen Hynes, MD MPH

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Stefan Baral, MD MPH,MBA,MSc

Director, Key Populations Program

Yukari C. Manabe, MD

Associate Director of Global Health Research and Innovation

Caitlin Kennedy, PhD MPH,BA

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