Global Health Group Research Fellowship

Two students working on a water project

The Global Health Group Research Fellowship offers the opportunity for groups of students interested in global health to conduct a team research project in an international setting. IPD is seeking strong, well-prepared, and creative research projects and encourages students of all disciplines of study to apply.

Teams may range from 3-4 students. All students applying for the Global Health Group Research Fellowship must collaborate to create a single grant proposal that clearly articulates the different roles, responsibilities, and qualifications of each member while also indicating why this project needs to be done with multiple people. 

Award details

The award amount is TBD.


The Global Health Group Research Fellowship is open to all degree-seeking Northwestern students who are enrolled at the university at the time of the fellowship.  The fellowship cannot be used by students after their graduation from Northwestern.

Awardees must also complete Global Health course Qualitative Research Methods OR submit proof of comparable classwork before the project begins.

Application deadline

March 19, 2018


Micki Burton, Program Assistant, at

Past winners

2012 winners

  • Kimberly Huynh, Abigail Gardner, and Elizabeth Velazquez (Engineers for a Sustainable World), "Project Thirst"
  • Sasha Jones, Ragini Bhushan, Matthew Zou, and Shruti Zaveri (GlobeMed), "An Assessment of Attitudes, Culture, Knowledge, and Practices in Ho, Ghana"

2011 winners

  • Ansa Huang, Danielle Chun, and Gabrielle Ahlzadeh, "Diabetes Prevalence and Risk Factor Analysis in Palacios, Bolivia"
  • Erica Pollack, Eric Liu, and Kelly Sheldon, "Public Health Research in South Africa"