Paul S. Lietman Global Travel Grant for Residents & Fellows
Spring 2018 Paul S. Lietman Travel Grant Applications are open!
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.
>>> See the Call for Applications or below for detailed information
The fellowship is open to residents and fellows in any GME program sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 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. All applicants must apply for travel to low and middle-income countries. If you are unsure if your country qualifies, contact Nina Martin (email@example.com).
Residents & Fellows selected for this placement will be expected to:
- Carry health insurance for the period of their time overseas.
- Obtain country specific travel information and register with International SOS using the Johns Hopkins portal.
- Review pre-departure travel information provided in the online course International Travel Preparation, Safety and Wellness (220.600.81) through the Department of International Health at JHSPH before departure or through Coursera
- If using DIH's CoursePlus, you will need to create a free account. Contact Nina Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get course access.
- If completing requirements via Coursera, you will need to pay $29 to obtain the certificate AND complete the "Honors" assignment.
- Visit the Johns Hopkins Travel Medicine Clinic and obtain all appropriate vaccinations and health information before departure to the field. Housestaff will also be expected to adhere to all preventive regimens recommended by the travel clinic or personal physician.
- Complete the following reporting requirements within 1 month after returning: Submit a personal reflection narrative or Voice Thread; submit five high-resolution photographs and captions pertinent to the rotation, and agree to allow CGH the rights to publish said photographs along with appropriate photo credit attribution; complete a survey about the experience.
- If possible, present on their experience at the next Global Health Day following the completion of their rotation. Global Health Day is usually held in late March/early April of each year.
Notices to Residents & Fellows:
- The process for the travel grants is competitive, so applicants are not guaranteed a grant.
- Applicants may NOT submit for travel already underway at the time of application or travel already completed, unless they are submitting for an extension.
- Applicants are also advised that, depending upon the placement, the award from the Center for Global Health may not cover the entire cost of their travel and subsistence. In these instances the awardee will be required to use their own resources to meet their costs.
- International students: Please be advised that the $3,500 - $5,000 award may be taxable and a portion of the award could be withheld upon disbursement.
Download the forms below and send the following materials electronically to email@example.com by deadline.
Application Deadline: Spring 2018 is Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 11:59pm EST.
- Signed application form
- Signed RER - please begin this early because you must obtain all of the required signatures in order to submit it.
- Rotation objectives (included in the "Request for Elective" form)
- You or your recommender must send the signed recommendation form electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Cycle Timelines (all due dates close at 11:59pm EST)
|Spring 2018 Due date||April 26, 2018|
|Expected Spring 2018 Announcement Date||May 23, 2018|
|Fall 2018 Due date||TBD (usually September 2018)|
|Expected Fall 2018 Announcement Date||TBD (usually late October 2018)|
To understand the specifics of your award please consult our funding page.
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:
Photo credits (L to R): Helaine Kwong, Spring 2017; Sonya Krishnan. Fall 2017; Julia Thorn, Fall 2016; Bobby Klapheke, Spring 2016