Applying for the 2023 Summer Institute
Participants may come from any disciplinary background, and from any stage of their academic career. Faculty, staff, and administrators who are interested in the role of global public health as a rich learning tool to prepare undergraduate students for complex, highly inter-connected and globalized world as both professionals and educated citizens are encouraged to attend.
Criteria for Participation in the Summer Institute:
Participants should be educators who have responsibilities in higher education related to Global Health.
Participants will represent a diversity of perspectives, disciplines, and ability to engage in an inclusive fashion.
Participants are asked to bring a course, assignment, or curriculum design or revision to work on during the Summer Institute.
Institutional teams are welcome to apply and work jointly on a single curricular project.
Participants will have the opportunity to:
Develop a novel global health course or modify an existing course
Gain tools to assess and strengthen their institution’s undergraduate curricular programming in global health
Focus on the challenges and benefits of domestic and international experiential curriculum and reflect on ways to strengthen programming to improve student learning and community partnerships
Engage educators from a variety of disciplines and institutions and explore collaborations both at the course and curricular level
Application Outline & Acceptance Process
Within the online application form, applicants will be asked to answer general questions as well as longer prompts such as providing a brief applicant biography and "statement of purpose" describing what you hope to gain from this experience.
APPLICANT PROJECT: Each applicant is asked to specify which course, assignment, or program curriculum they plan to focus on during the Summer Institute. This will allow us to design workshop sessions to align with the needs and interests of our unique group of participants. You will be asked to upload a description of your course (new course development or course assignment, module, or structural revision), or curricular goals (experiential learning, assessment, program design or evaluation) that you intend to work on during the Institute.
APPLICANT BIOGRAPHY: A brief biography that reflects your (inter)disciplinary interests in global health. If accepted, this response will be shared with other participants (~100 words).
APPLICANT GOALS: A brief statement reflecting your motivations in attending, what you hope to get out of this summer institute as an individual, and what you hope your institution can gain by your participation (300 words or less).
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis
and applicants will be notified within two weeks of submission.
Costs & Fees
The Teach Global Health 2023 Summer Institute is an in-person workshop. Registration fees cover all material resources, keynote and facilitator fees, and costs for running the conference. In-person registration rates also cover participants' lodging on campus and all meal expenses during the workshop. Travel costs (and meals or lodging during travel to/from workshop) are not included or supplemented by the Institute. Date of application submission will determine your registration rates.
We are able to offer a limited virtual experience for those unable to attend in-person. Virtual participants will be able to access to keynote speaker presentations, but may not be able to participate in workshop components (depending on number of virtual attendees). We are excited to be able to increase accessibility for participants unable to attend, and have adjusted the virtual rates to reflect the limited experience.
Participants will be charged accepted. Enrollment is limited; please remit payment within 20 days of acceptance to secure your space. Registration is based on date of application; not date of acceptance. Registration fees may be paid securely online after acceptances have been awarded. Applicants must be accepted before payment can be submitted.
Refund and Cancellation Policy
Cancellations due to WHO or government-issued COVID policies (country of origin restricts travel or equivalent).
Full refund minus administrative fee:
Cancellations requested on or before Fri 31 Mar 2023 will receive a full refund, minus a $75 administrative fee. In-person registration costs can be rolled over into the virtual online experience and the difference refunded.
Cancellations requested on or before Mon 1 May 2023 will receive a partial refund of 60%. In-person registration costs can be rolled over into the virtual online experience and the difference refunded.
Cancellations requested after Mon 1 May will not be refunded. Registration can be rolled over into the virtual online experience.
Scholarship & Award Opportunities
A limited number of scholarships are available to assist with the costs of registration. Scholarships are competitive and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If the registration fee for the Teach Global Health 2023 Summer Institute is a significant burden for your institution, and it otherwise prohibits your participation in this unique opportunity, please consider applying for a scholarship.
*Please note our scholarships can only assist with direct registration fees and on-campus accommodations, not travel costs.*
Institutional Team Scholarship: When multiple individuals (2+) are accepted from a single institution as part of an institutional team, each applicant is eligible to receive a 20% discount.
Individual Scholarship: Individual applicants from minority-serving institutions, community colleges, low-middle income countries, or with significant demonstrated financial need are eligible for a scholarship of 50%.
Case Study Award: Applicant develops a case study following set guidelines. Successfully completed and reviewed case studies will be shared publicly via creative commons copyright, and will provide a stackable discount towards registration fees.
If you are unsure, please email <firstname.lastname@example.org> to discuss scholarship options.
Case Study Awards
Goal: This scholarship rewards the development of a brief case study that can be used by colleagues in undergraduate and master’s level courses with Common Copyright attribution.
Learning Objectives: The brief case study must have 2-4 learning objectives for the students that covers content area (a global health issue, process, or approach); application to a specific region, context, or culture; and reflection about scalability (can this case’s findings apply beyond the specific context?).
Brief Case Study Structure
The brief case study must provide:
Readings / Films / Resources: a minimum of 2 outside resources for students to engage on the topic (articles, films, white papers, etc.);
Course Content: some direct course materials (typically a PowerPoint / set of digital slides that can be adapted into an existing course) that provides an overview of the issue or problem, details of the context, and strategies and approaches used; and
Student Activity: an activity that aligns with the listed learning objectives.
Exposure to lead in homes in rural northwest Pennsylvania - a case study
The need to prioritize women in US refugee populations
Mobile healthcare units in rural southern Tanzania
ASHAs (community health workers) as keystone health agents in southern India
Present A Poster!
Interested in presenting at the workshop? We would love to hear about your institutions' program and its unique course innovations connected to Global Health or recognizing the creative ways your institution has integrated global health themes into the undergraduate curriculum and co-curriculum.
We recognize many institutions require formal participation at professional conferences / events to ensure funding. Similar to conferences, our workshop will host a poster and networking event. Participants are not required to present, but are invited to share information about their unique population, program, curriculum, or community engaged projects.
Directions for submitting your abstract:
Abstract must include Poster Title, Author(s), Author(s)' Title, and Institutional Affiliation(s)
Abstract must be < 250 words.
If you are interested in presenting a poster or have any questions, please email Dr. Caryl Waggett <email@example.com>.