Establish a GHEFP Site
The Center for Global Health (CGH) supports students in their efforts to gain experience working in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) through the Global Health Established Field Placements (GHEFP). GHEFP is a unique program in which students work on faculty projects to gain research or practice skills and experiences that help them become well-rounded global health professionals.
While travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic may prevent students from traveling to the field, CGH is prioritizing the continuation of the GHEFP program for the 2022 cycle, with adjustments made for flexibility to accommodate travel uncertainty.
At this time, the CGH is recruiting faculty and staff members interested in having a student work on their project(s) remotely, and if possible, hybrid in-person if/when travel becomes available to the site.
Similar to in the past, students will apply for these placements and selections will be made by the CGH through a matching process taking into consideration both faculty and student preferences. Selected students will be awarded a grant of up to $3,500 from the CGH, broken up into two payments to defray subsistence costs while working remotely and travel costs (if possible).
Prospective mentors should apply through the new online Site Application.
Here we can answer questions, send updates, and connect you with past mentors.
Our expectations of faculty mentors:
- Ensure project funding is in place prior to submitting the application to host a site.
- Establish a work description and a clear set of expectations for students. The work to be performed should be substantive and may involve a research project or a global health practice program.
- The bulk of the scope of work should be able to be completed remotely.
- Additional activities may be listed in the case that the student is able to travel at some point.
- Ensure your in-country partners agree to have a Hopkins student working remotely (or eventually on-site if travel is possible), and if appropriate, supervise them.
- Be responsible for compliance with IRB rules in connection with student research involvement.
- Judge all applicants based upon academic and personal achievement record
- Provide an orientation for grantees regarding cultural issues, and other matters that may be important and relevant to working with your team remotely
- Provide or ensure remote supervision for the scope of work
- Outline communication expectations and establish a general communication plan and check in with students regularly
- If the student is eventually able to travel:
- Provide additional orientation about cultural issues, safety, and other considerations related to their living and working in-country
- Provide reasonable assistance in finding safe and secure housing
- Provide or ensure supervision to students while in-country
Center resources for faculty mentors & students
- Online travel training orientation for students (in case travel becomes available)
- Mentorship guidelines & faculty support group
- Interview guidelines
- Communication liaison between faculty and students
GHEFP 2022 Cycle Timeline
11/19/2020 - Faculty/staff site applications open for submission
12/19/2020 - Faculty/staff site application Q+A Session (12:00pm EST on Zoom) Register.
12/20/2020 - Faculty/staff site applications due to CGH. Submit here.
2/14/2021 - Students submit applications to CGH
2/17/2022 - CGH sends applications to faculty/staff for review
3/17/2021 - Faculty/staff submit finalists and rank lists to CGH
3/18/2021 - CGH coordinates “match” with faculty/staff/students
3/19/2021 - CGH awards GHEFP to selected students
Placements begin as negotiated.