The Emory Global Health Institute Individual Field Scholars Program promotes student learning by linking academic study with practical experience in the field. Individual scholars conduct short-term global health projects focusing on underserved and/or vulnerable populations around the world. Applicants can conduct projects either abroad or within the United States, however, they must demonstrate a significant need in the population with whom they propose to work.
Scholarship recipients will receive up to $3,000 to conduct their projects.
In addition to conducting a global health project, individual field scholars are required to attend a course focusing on cultural sensitivity, health, and safety issues while working abroad. The 2017 Pre-Departure Workshop will be scheduled for spring semester 2017, date and time to be determined.
Emory students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 are eligible to apply for Individual Field Scholar Awards. Applicants must have prior research experience/appropropriate coursework and/or have participated in a relevant independent project. Applicants must have an Emory and an in-country field mentor, and they must partner with an in-country organization. Proficiency in the project country's primary language is preferred, but not required. Students must be enrolled at Emory the semester following their experience.
The 2017 Individual EGHI Field Scholar Application is now available.
*Rollins School of Public Health students applying for both RSPH Global Field Experiences (GFE) and Individual GHI Field Scholar Awards are required to complete only the GFE application.
For more information regarding the program, please contact Suzanne Mason.