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). The Global Health Established Field Placements (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.
At this time, the CGH is recruiting faculty and staff members interested in having a student work on their project(s) in the field for a minimum of 8 weeks.
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 to defray travel costs.
Please see the call for site applications here.
Prospective mentors should apply to establish a site through the online Site Application.
Our expectations of faculty mentors:
- Ensure project funding is in place prior to submitting the application to host a site.
- Establish a scope of 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 at your field site.
- While we expect that all students will travel in 2023, due to our recent experience with COVID-19 travel restrictions, we ask you to submit a remote scope of work contingency plan in addition to the in-person scope of work should we face similar restrictions again.
- Ensure your in-country partners agree to have a Hopkins student working with the team and are able to supervise them if you will not be in-country with the student.
- Be responsible for compliance with IRB rules in connection with student research involvement.
- Judge all applicants based upon academic and personal achievement record (not based on existing relationships).
- 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 supervision for the scope of work.
- Outline communication expectations, establish a general communication plan and check in with students regularly
- Provide reasonable assistance in finding safe and secure housing
Center resources for faculty mentors & students
- Online travel training orientation for students
- Mentorship guidelines & faculty support group
- Interview guidelines
- Communication liaison between faculty and students
GHEFP 2023 Cycle Timeline
10/20/2022 - Faculty/staff site applications open for submission
11/09/2022 - Faculty/staff site application Q+A Session (12:00pm EST on Zoom) Register here.
12/04/2022 - Faculty/staff site applications due to CGH. Submit here.
2/12/2023 - Students submit applications to CGH
2/14/2023 - CGH sends applications to faculty/staff for review
3/14/2023 - Faculty/staff submit finalists and rank lists to CGH
3/17/2023 - CGH awards GHEFP to selected students
Placements begin as negotiated.