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Global Health Field Research Award (GHFRA)

Key facts about GHFRA 2024

Application status: CLOSED

Who can apply? Johns Hopkins graduate students

How much are grants? $3,500

What do grants cover? Travel expenses for a student-identified and designed research project 

Applications open: To be announced

Application deadline: To be announced


The Global Health Field Research Award (GHFRA) is a student fellowship that provides a $3,500 grant for a student-initiated research experience in the U.S. or abroad to address global health issues. 

Applicants must identify their own projects and a researcher willing to include them in an existing project. Applicants planning to undertake a project involving human subjects research must have approval from the IRB. The research questions proposed should be the student’s original design. Applications that replicate currently funded research questions will not be considered.


How to apply

We will post a call for applications with instructions when the cycle opens. 


Checklist for GHFRA Applicants

  • Upload the following to the application website
    • Application form
    • Project Narrative  prepared in the format outlined in the announcement
    • Unofficial academic transcript
  • Send the following to the Student Program Coordinator 
    • Signed recommendation form from primary faculty advisor and a second individual
    • Signed in-country host letter

Checklist for GHFRA awardees

All grant recipients must fulfill program reporting requirements and participate in in Global Health Day (date TBD)


Contact the student program coordinator at