Emory Global Health Case Competition Guest University Information
2013 International Emory Global Health Case Competition
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I apply for the 2013 International Emory Global Health Case Competition?
You can go to this application site to apply, beginning at 9:00 am EDT on November 1, 2012.
Who can participate in the International Emory Global Health Case Competition?
Graduate and undergraduate students enrolled at accredited universities are invited to participate. Teams should be comprised of four to six students, and three or more disciplines must be represented. For example, 2012's winning team was comprised of one business student, one medical student, three public health students, and one law student. Post-graduate and post-doctoral fellows are not eligible to participate.
How many teams can each university send to the International Emory Global Health Case Competition?
In an effort to engage a wide range of universities in the competition, we can only accept an application from one team per university. Emory University will only be sending one team to the March 23rd case competition as well. In 2013, Emory will accept up to 23 guest university teams located across the globe. 24 teams (23 guest universities plus Emory University) will compete with each other on the Emory University campus in Atlanta, Georgia.
What is the time commitment for participants?
The case will be released the evening of Monday, March 18th. Presentations will be due the morning of Saturday, March 23rd. Once the case is released, each team may decide when and how much to work on its presentation. Last year, guest university teams arrived on the Thursday evening before Saturday's presentation day and participated in a team workday that Friday. Teams were encouraged to stay through Sunday morning so that they would not miss Saturday night's networking and social activities.
How does a guest university apply?
Guest universities may apply to participate online between November 1-15, 2012. We will make a special application site available the week of October 29th. The APPLY NOW feature will go live at 9:00 am EDT on November 1, 2012 and will remain live until 11:59 pm EST on November 15, 2012. Please note that the time changes from eastern daylights savings to eastern standard time during the application period. Teams will be selected on a first come first served basis.
What information do I need to apply online?
To apply as a guest university team between November 1-15, you will need the following information:
- The name and contact information (email address, physical address, and best phone number) of your team captain
- The name and contact information (email address, physical address, and best phone number) of your university faculty or staff point of contact
- How you heard about the 2013 International Emory Global Health Case Competition
- If your university is hosting its own internal global health case competition, and if so, the date of the competition and if you are planning on sending the winning team to our March 2013 International Emory Global Health Case Competition
When will I be notified if my team is accepted?
You will receive immediate notification that your team's application has been received. We will alert you of your team's selection status by Monday, November 19, 2012.
If my team is not one of the 23 teams to register, will there be a waitlist?
Yes, your team will be contacted to confirm your interest in remaining on the waitlist.
What will be the cost involved for guest universities to participate?
If your team is selected to participate, we will require you to submit to us a $500 application fee by December 15, 2012. Meals and lodging will be provided courtesy of the competition organizers. Teams will be responsible for paying for their travel to and from Atlanta, GA. As we will alert you of your team's selection status by November 19, this should give you ample time to collect and submit your application fee.
To whom do I send my application fee?
Please make your $500 application fee payable to the
Emory Global Health Institute and send it to:
Emory Global Health Institute
1599 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
Do I need to have confirmed team members to apply?
No. Guest university teams can change individual participants up until January 21, 2013, at which time final participant information will be required. Once your team has been accepted to participate, you will have access to an online form where all team members can enter personal information that we require in order to best host you and pay you should your team win a prize.
What is the topic of the 2013 case?
The topic is confidential until the case is released, but it will require a multidisciplinary approach to develop recommendations to address it. It may include issues such as health care policy, public health implementation and planning, business partnership/investment, medical research, logistics and management, faith/cultural understanding, international law, and other disciplines. The 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 cases are available for review online.
When will I receive information about logistics, rules, and event details?
A travel and lodging form will be made available online for participants in December 2012. Event-specific logistics and rules will be made available online in February 2013. Please note that the case will not be released until Monday, March 18, 2013 .
What are the important dates for the competition?
- November 1 -15, 2012 - Online Application Period; you will receive immediate notification of receipt of your application
- November 19, 2012 - You will receive notification if your team has been selected to participate or a message asking if your teams want to be placed on the waitlist
- December 15, 2012 - Deadline for our receiving your $500 application fee
- December 2012 - Travel and lodging logistics form made available online
- January 21, 2013 - Finalized team roster due, including travel and lodging information requested on our online form
- February 2013 - Event-specific logistics and rules made available online
- March 18, 2013 - Case subject released
- March 22, 2013 - Competition Workday
- March 23, 2013 - Competition Presentation Day
Why should I participate in the 2013 International Emory Global Health Case Competition?
First, you will have a lot of fun! You will also learn about real-world global health issues and have the opportunity to meet global health experts from Emory University, the CDC, and other organizations who will serve as team mentors and judges. You will also have the opportunity to interact with students from 23 other universities. Finally, your team has a chance to win a significant cash prize!
What are the prize amounts?
How can I coordinate a global health case competition at my university?
The first-place prize the 2013 competition will be $6,000, and second- and third-place teams will also receive cash prizes. Additionally the teams that win the Participants' Choice Award and the Innovation Award will receive cash prizes.
Check out our global health case competition manual on how to start an internal case competition at your university. You can also contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have additional questions.
If I still have questions, whom should I contact?
Please email your questions to email@example.com
If I want to learn more, where can I go?
Watch a video about the Emory Global Health Case Competition here to learn more! You can also read about past Emory Global Health Case Competitions here!