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Student Fellows Program

The Georgetown Global Health Initiative student fellows program is an opportunity for talented undergraduate and graduate students to work with faculty on research projects, to participate in global health-related events, and to network with one another and scholars in the global health field. Questions may be directed to


​All full-time Georgetown undergraduate and graduate students, across schools, are eligible to apply for the fall 2021 cycle.

Fall 2021 Research Projects

Review the list of available mentors, projects, and individual project requirements to identify which projects fit your interests and skills.

Process for Fall 2021 Student Fellowship

The application process for fall 2021 has now closed. 

Please note the Google Form requires you to upload the following information in a single PDF document:

  1. CV/Resume.
  2. A letter of interest (250-word maximum). Please indicate your three top choices for projects.
  3. Unofficial transcript(s). 
  4. Academic writing sample (no more than 3 pages; excerpts are acceptable). 
  5. Names of two GU faculty members willing to serve as references (we only require their names, titles, and departments).

If you are currently working on a research project with a faculty mentor, please include this information in your letter of interest. Incoming students may submit external academic references.

Selected applicants will be notified by Thursday, September 16, 2021.  

Decision Criteria

A faculty committee will select fellows based on:

  • Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of global health
  • Relevant work experience
  • Analytical and writing skills
  • Fit with faculty research projects


Fellows will work between five to ten hours each week, advancing a research project (under the mentorship of a faculty mentor).

As a fellow you will be required to:

  • Work with your faculty mentor on research tasks; and
  • Meet as a group every month for a discussion with one or more faculty members on a topic of mutual interest.


Undergraduate students will receive $16.00/hour and graduate students will receive $19.89/hour.