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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


‚ÄčAll full-time Georgetown undergraduate and graduate students, across schools, are eligible to apply. Part-time students are also eligible to apply for this spring 2021 cycle.

Spring 2021 Research Projects

A list of available mentors, projects, and individual project requirements is available on the Student Fellows Program Spring 2021 Research Projects page.

Process for Spring 2021 Student Fellowship

The application process opens on Monday, January 11, 2021, and closes on 12:00pm EST, Thursday, January 28, 2021. 

Please note this google form requires you to upload the following information:

  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 Friday, February 5, 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/hour and graduate students will receive $19.50/hour.