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Multidisciplinary Team Field Scholars

funding fsa 3 insetThe Emory Global Health Institute's Multidisciplinary Team Field Scholars Program promotes student learning by linking academic study with practical experience in the field. Students work in multidisciplinary teams to conduct short-term global health projects focusing on underserved and/or vulnerable populations around the world. It is expected that each team member work on a different aspect of the same global health issue. Team 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. Teams work on projects jointly identified by Emory faculty members and the Institute's partner organizations.

Scholarship teams will receive up to $3,000 per student to conduct their projects, with a maximum award of $12,000.

Pre-Departure Workshop

In addition to conducting a global health project, multidisciplinary team field scholars are required to attend a course focusing on cultural sensitivity, health, and safety issues while working abroad. The 2018 Pre-Departure Workshop will be scheduled for spring semester 2018, date and time to be determined.

Who can apply?

Emory students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 are eligible to apply for Multidisciplinary Team Field Scholar Awards. Applicants must have prior research experience/appropriate 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. Team proposals must include students from at least three Emory schools (with priority given to teams that include students from schools outside of the health sciences). Students must be enrolled at Emory the semester following their field experience.

2018 Multidisciplinary Team Opportunities

The 2018 Project Opportunities will be available in fall 2017.

If you would like to read about previous EGHI Field Scholars projects, visit our Field Scholars Awards page on this site. You can also attend our Global Health Scholars Symposium on Thursday, November 2 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm in the School of Medicine Atrium.

How do you get started?

Emory students and faculty members interested in participating in EGHI's 2016 Multidisciplinary Field Scholars Program should take advantage of the following opportunities to connect and learn more about the program.

  1. Meet faculty and students interested in participating in EGHI's Networking Night, scheduled for Monday, October 30 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the Cox Hall Ballroom.
  2. Read the 2018 Project Opportunities list (coming fall 2017).
  3. Attend EGHI's Global Health Scholars Symposium on Thursday, November 2 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm in the School of Medicine Atrium to learn about the experiences and projects of 2017 field scholars.
  4. Join our Friends of EGHI listserv to learn about all upcoming EGHI News and Events!

Application Process

The 2018 Multidisciplinary Team Field Scholars Application Form is now available. 2018 Team Project Ideas are also available.  If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Suzanne Mason.

   February 8, 2018

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