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 Spring 2020 Call for Applications for detailed information
The CGH will continue its application and awards processes for the Lietman award in Spring 2020, due at 11:59 p.m. on May 21. However absolutely no funding will be released until University policy changes regarding COVID19 and international travel. We will also be carefully reviewing awards based on the countries of travel – some awards will be released on a case by case basis depending on current travel restrictions.
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 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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:
- 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 after completion, upload the following materials electronically to Lietman Spring 2020 by the deadline.
Application Deadline: Spring 2020 is Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 11:59pm EST.
- Signed application form
- Your recommender must send the signed recommendation form electronically to Lietman Spring 2020
- Rotation objectives (included in the "Request for Elective" form) Applicants should not attempt to receive signatures on the RER during this Spring 2020 cycle as travel will not be reviewed until policies change. However, awardees must submit a fully signed RER for funds to be released.
Upcoming Cycle Timelines (all due dates close at 11:59pm EST)
|Spring 2020 Extended Due date||May 21, 2020|
|Expected Spring 2020 Announcement Date||June 22-26, 2020|
To understand the specifics of your award please consult our funding page.
For more information & queries contact:
Photo credits: Suzanne Simkovich, Lietman Fall 2017, Peru: "A community health fair in a community in rural Peru"