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 DGHI advising team is here to help. Your advisor is assigned based on the first letter of your last name. You can contact them directly or use our online booking calendar to make an appointment.
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 will be reviewed on a rolling basis until May 1.
- 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, who is a Duke alum, global health pioneer and DGHI board member. Farmer is a medical anthropologist and physician who has dedicated his life to improving health care for the world’s poorest people. He is the Kolokotrones University Professor and the Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is co-founder and chief strategist of Partners in Health (PIH), a nonprofit that has provided health care and advocacy for those who are ill and in poverty. Applicants 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.