Global Health Established Field Placements (GHEFP)
Hopkins-affiliated global health programs have prepared placements for students in their low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) programs. This is a great opportunity for students to gain international experience!
We will only be offering the GHEFP opportunity to graduate students for the 2021 cycle due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Placements vary in length, with a minimum of 8-10 weeks. If students are allowed to travel, we will require a minimum of 4 weeks in-country regardless of the length of the placement.
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).
Awardees will be required to assist at the overseas site for the agreed time period. The placement site will not be required to pay the student or contribute financially, though some sites will choose to do so. The placement site and JHU faculty will be required to provide supervision of the student and offer assistance in locating suitable housing and general advice about living in-country.
The 2021 Cycle will open on January 4, 2021. Student applications will be due by February 14, 2021.
GHEFP is open to all full-time graduate students of the Johns Hopkins University who can work with their placement for a minimum of 8 weeks, and travel for a minimum of 4 consecutive weeks (if travel is available), and will return to complete their academic programs. Additional limitations may apply and are provided in the descriptions.
- Students who complete their studies prior to the projected travel date are not eligible to apply.
- MPH students and Masters of Entry into Nursing (MEN) students are not eligible unless they are in dual degree programs and can meet all other eligibility requirements.
- First-year medical students (MS1s) are not eligible.
- Medical residents and fellows should apply to the Paul S. Lietman Travel Grant for Housestaff
The 2021 Cycle will open on January 4, 2021. Student applications will be due by February 14, 2021. Late applications will not be accepted.
For answers to frequently asked questions, click here. Note that the answers to these FAQs will be revised for the 2021 cycle to reflect changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Returning students are expected to complete all reporting requirements no later than 1 month after returning from your placement, with the expectation of your participation in Global Health Day 2022 (date TBD).
Information for Principle Investigators and Faculty
PIs and faculty members looking to mentor students through the GHEFP program should click here.