How to Apply

Emory undergraduate and graduate students from each of the university’s nine schools are eligible to apply for an EGHI Field Scholars Award. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Please click on the sections below for answers to frequently asked questions about the Field Scholars Awards application process.

Emory students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 are eligible to apply for Global Health Institute Field Scholars Awards. Applicants are encouraged to 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. Multidisciplinary team proposals must include students from at least three different Emory schools. Students must be enrolled at Emory the semester following their field experience.

A Field Scholar will receive up to $2,000 to conduct a project without travel, and up to $3,000 if international travel is involved. This includes scholars who are working in multidisciplinary teams.

Emory faculty members typically develop field scholar project ideas and have relationships with the in-country partner organizations, however, students sometimes bring ideas to EGHI. The summer 2022 project ideas will be available in November 2021. 

We are excited to learn more about your project! Please submit your project idea to Rebecca Baggett at

The 2022 Project Ideas document and the 2022 Field Scholars Application site will be available soon. Details regarding the application requirements are outlined on the application site. Students should work with their Emory faculty project mentor to prepare the application.

The application deadline is February 21, 2022.

EGHI’s Field Scholars are required to take an online course via Emory Canvas that focuses on health, safety, and cultural sensitivity issues while working abroad. Information regarding the pre-departure course will be available during spring semester 2022.

On November 11 from 6-9pm, EGHI will host a virtual Networking Night ( This is an opportunity for faculty to describe their project ideas, and where faculty and students can meet each other. 

To view previous Field Scholars projects, please click the button below. 

View past projects here

For more information, please contact Rebecca Baggett, Director of Student Programs, at