Experiential Learning for Global Health Co-Majors

To apply for your experiential learning opportunity as a global health major, please follow these steps. 

We strongly encourage you to consult with your advisor to discuss fieldwork options.

Advising Team

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

Applications are now open. The deadline to submit has been extended to March 13, 2023

ATTENTION: A second application period has just opened. Those who previously submitted an application need not re-apply. Applications can be submitted at the link below until April 15, 2023 at Midnight. 

To Apply


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.