To apply for your experiential learning opportunity as a global health major, please follow these steps.
- Step 1: Review the experiential learning requirements for co-majors.
- Step 2: Check out current opportunities.
- Step 3: Complete pre-approval form.
We strongly encourage you to consult with your advisor to discuss fieldwork options.
The Duke Global Health Institute offers individual grants of up to $5,000 to support undergraduates pursuing independent global health fieldwork projects. We prioritize sophomores and juniors enrolled in a DGHI education program or working with a DGHI faculty member.
DGHI Grant Submission Guidelines
Application Deadline: Grant Applications are due March 7th, 2022.
Applications are now open as of January 31st, 2022.
Application Deadline: We have extended the grant application window. New Applications are due on April 7.
- Step 1: Complete the Independent Grant Application.
- Step 2: Request that your Duke faculty project mentor write a letter of support. Your faculty mentor must email this letter directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Step 3: Email your resume with the subject line “Fieldwork Grant Application – Resume” to email@example.com.
- Step 4: Complete the Community Collaborator Statement of Commitment and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following funders make DGHI individual grants possible.
The Aalok S. Modi Global Health Fieldwork Fund
Aalok S. Modi was studying to become a doctor and led the Duke Global Health Student Action Committee in which he diligently advocated for greater student involvement in the field. His dream of a career in medicine and global health was left unfulfilled with his sudden death in February 2008. Together with his family and friends, DGHI created a scholarship in his name to empower other Duke students to engage in global health research that embodies Modi’s commitment to serving humanity. This grant honors the legacy of Modi’s strong commitment to global health. Applicants should be sure to answer the final question specifically referencing the Modi grant when completing the Independent Grant Application.
The Paul Farmer Global Health Fund
This grant honors Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, the co-founder of the global health organization Partners in Health, who was a Duke alumnus and former member of the DGHI Board of Advisors and Duke trustee. Until his death in February 2022, Farmer inspired global health practitioners and scholars with his tireless efforts to provide healthcare and advocacy for the world’s poorest people. His lifetime of service and commitment to addressing health inequities remains a guiding light for DGHI’s work around the globe. Applicants for this grant should have a demonstrated interest in issues of global health disparity. All projects must include a Duke faculty mentor as well as a community-based partner in their research location.