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Become a GHEFP program site

Mentor the next generation of global health leaders

The Global Health Established Field Placements (GHEFP) is a unique program in which students work on faculty projects in developing nations to develop research and practical skills that help them become well-rounded global health professionals. 

If you are interested in having a student award recipient work on your project(s) at your site for a minimum of eight weeks, we invite you to apply.


Application deadline for 2024 Placements: December 6, 2023

Placements begin as negotiated. 


More about the program

Students apply for these placements, and we make selections based on a matching process that takes into consideration both faculty and student preferences. Students are awarded a grant of up to $3,500 to defray travel costs. 

Our expectations of faculty mentors: 

  • Ensure project funding is in place prior to submitting the application to host a site
  • Establish a scope of work description and a clear set of expectations for students. The work to be performed should be substantive and may involve a research project or a global health practice program at your field site. 
  • Ensure your in-country partners agree to have a student working with the team and are able to supervise them if you will not be in-country with the student
  • Be responsible for compliance with IRB rules in connection with student research involvement
  • Judge all applicants based upon academic and personal achievement record (not based on existing relationships) 
  • Provide an orientation for grantees regarding cultural issues, and other matters that may be important and relevant to working with your team remotely 
  • Provide or ensure supervision for the scope of work
  • Outline communication expectations, establish a general communication plan and check in with students regularly
  • Provide reasonable assistance in finding safe and secure housing 

Center resources for faculty mentors and students

  • Online travel training orientation for students 
  • Mentorship guidelines and faculty support group
  • Interview guidelines
  • Communication liaison between faculty and students