How to Apply


EGHI hosts two global health case competitions for students each year.

The Intramural Emory Global Health Case Competition (EGHCC) is an innovative student learning program that brings together Emory students from multiple disciplines to address a critical global health challenge in both a competitive and collaborative environment. 

Apply to the 2021 Intramural Case Competition here

The winning Emory team from the intramural competition goes on to compete in the International Emory Global Health Case Competition. The Emory team and teams from guest universities spend seven days developing recommendations for a global health case. Teams from across the world compete for cash prizes and have the opportunity to network with each other and with professionals who volunteer to serve as judges.

Apply to the 2021 International Case Competition here

These are exciting and challenging events. If you are interested in participating in this year’s Emory Global Health Case Competitions, we encourage you learn about previous competitions and their case subjects.

Frequently Asked Questions

Intramural Case Competition

Emory undergraduate and graduate students and Oxford College students are eligible to participate. Teams must be comprised of students enrolled in at least three different Emory schools. Emory teams of four-to-six students compete for cash prizes.

The 2021 competition will be virtual due to continued health concerns regarding COVID-19 and Emory University’s guidelines regarding group gatherings. 

Applications will be accepted during from November 9 - December 9, 2020.

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Students may register as pre-formed teams or as individuals. If a student registers as an individual, EGHI will assign you to a team. While EGHI has limited the competition to 12 teams in previous years, this year’s competition may include additional teams.

There is no cost for Emory and Oxford students to participate.

The competition lasts one week. Student teams are given the case challenge on a Saturday and present their case solutions to judges the following Saturday. Teams can work as much or as little on their case solutions during the case competition week. The Friday afternoon before the competition, EGHI will arrange for each team to meet virtually with a case advisor, a professional who will provide feedback regarding a team’s draft case solution. On competition day, teams present in different streams, with each stream sending one team to the finalist round. The winning team goes on to participate in EGHI’s International Emory Global Health Case Competition scheduled for later in the academic year.

The case topic will not be made available until the case is released (Date TBD). The case 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, international development, logistics and management, faith/cultural understanding, international law, and other disciplines. Student team members can seek feedback from experts in the field on ideas, however, they must generate the ideas themselves. They cannot present and defend ideas that experts provide to them. 

View past case summaries 

First Place: $3,000

Second Place: $1,500

Third Place: $900

For more information, please contact Rebecca Baggett, Director of Student Programs, at rbagget@emory.edu.

International Case Competition

The winning Emory team from EGHI’s Intramural Emory Global Health Case Competition participates with student teams from universities located around the world. Graduate and undergraduate students enrolled at accredited universities are invited to participate. Teams should be comprised of four to six students, and at least three different schools within a university must be represented. For example, a team can include students from a university’s nursing, medical, and business schools. The combination of disciplines does not matter so long as at least three different schools/disciplines are represented. Post-graduate and post-doctoral fellows are not eligible to participate if they are not enrolled as students in a degree-seeking program at the time of the competition.

The 2021 competition will be virtual due to continued health concerns regarding COVID-19 and Emory University’s guidelines regarding group gatherings.

The competition will be completely virtual and have two rounds. During the first round of the competition, teams will be required to submit a one-page executive summary and a 10-minute video of their case solution. Unlike in past International Emory Global Health Case Competitions, there will be no streams that teams participate in during the first round. Teams with the 10 highest first-round scores will receive a cash prize.

Teams with the six highest first-round scores will advance to the final round of the competition. These six final-round teams will be required to incorporate a case twist into their final-round presentations. Finalist teams will present virtual, live 10-minute presentations and engage in five minutes of Q&A with judges. All deliverables must be in English.

No, your university can select its team members in any way that it prefers. However, EGHI encourages universities to hold their own intramural global health case competitions. Your university can use EGHI’s model using our case competition guide.

View guide here

You can also contact Rebecca Baggett at rbagget@emory.edu if you would like to discuss conducting a global health case competition at your university.

The case will be released on March 13, 2021. Teams will have one week to develop their deliverables/presentations. First-round deliverables and first-round judging will be on March 20, 2021. Final round presentations and final-round judging will be held on March 21, 2021. Please visit our application site for more information.

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The case topic will not be made available until the case is released. However, 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, international development, logistics and management, faith/cultural understanding, international law, and other disciplines. Student team members can seek feedback from experts in the field on ideas, however, they must generate the ideas themselves. They cannot present and defend ideas that experts provide to them.

View past case summaries here

The first 59 teams to apply will be accepted into the virtual competition. Universities that apply after the first 59 teams will be placed on a waiting list if desired.

There is no cost to apply, however, once a team has been accepted to participate in the competition, it will be required to pay a non-refundable registration fee. EGHI will offer a limited number of scholarships that will cover the registration fee for universities located in low income countries (LICs).

Please visit the application site for more information regarding registration fees and scholarships for LICs.

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Detailed information regarding how to apply is now available on the 2021 application site. Applications will be accepted from October 26 - November 16, 2020.

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1st Place - $6,000
2nd Place - $4,000
3rd Place - $3,000
4th Place - $2,000
5th Place - $1,500
6th Place - $1,000
4 Honorable Mention Awards - $500 each

For more information, please contact Rebecca Baggett, Director of Student Programs, at rbagget@emory.edu.