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