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Global Health Established Field Placements (GHEFP)

Key info for the GHEFP 2024 Application Cycle

Application status: CLOSED until January 2024

Who can apply? Johns Hopkins-affiliated graduate students

How much are grants? $3,500

What do grants cover? An eight-week (minimum) field experience at an established GHEFP site

Application deadline: February 11, 2024 at 11:59pm EST


Global Health Established Field Placement (GHEFP) awards were developed to inspire students to enter into global health research and practice careers by providing international cross-cultural field experience. This program is a great opportunity for graduate students at Johns Hopkins to gain international experience in low- and middle-income countries.

Selected students will be awarded a grant of $3,500 from the Center to defray travel and basic living costs. Placements vary in length, with a minimum of eight weeks.

Awardees assist at the overseas site for the agreed time period. The placement site is not required to pay the student or contribute financially, though some choose to do so. Placement site faculty provide supervision and guidance on locating suitable housing and living in-country

Who is eligible?

  • GHEFP is open to all full-time Johns Hopkins graduate students who can commit to a minimum of eight weeks and then return to complete their academic programs.
  • Additional limitations may be included in each individual placement description. 


Who is ineligible?

  • Students who complete their studies prior to the projected travel date are not eligible to apply
  • MPH students and Masters of Entry into Nursing (MEN) students are not eligible unless they are in dual degree programs and can meet all other eligibility requirements.
  • First-year medical students (MS1s) are not eligible

How to Apply

Step 1: Review placement opportunities when they are posted. 

Step 2: Understand the matching process

Please note:

  • JHU Faculty members cannot offer you a placement. Only the Center for Global Health can formally offer placements based on match suitability. 
  • You may change your preferences only once and must schedule a Zoom conversation with the student program coordinator to make this change.
  • Some faculty members elect to interview candidates for their sites, others do not. If you are scheduled for an interview, consult these guidelines in preparation

Step 3. Submit all components of the application before the deadline 

Checklist for GHEFP award awardees

Prior to travel, students selected for our programs must pass the online course International Travel Preparation, Safety and Wellness (220.600.81) through the Department of International Health. 

Awardees must submit the following items to Dropbox 

  • Faculty Student Agreement (FAS)
  • CGH Overseas Travel Release Form
  • Fill out CGH Travel Registry as soon as travel plans are confirmed
  • CGH Personal Health Info and Checklist (complete, send a copy to your emergency contact in the US, and retain both electronic and hard copies for your travel)
  • New Hire Information Sheet 

All grant recipients must fulfill program reporting requirements and participate in in Global Health Day (Date to be announced). 


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