Girish and Himangi Rishi Student Travel Awards
Through a generous donation from Girish and Himangi Rishi, GKII offers support for 6-7 students to travel to India each year. Awarding up to $5,000 per student, these funds leverage the strengths of existing Johns Hopkins University research programs, with two pipelines offered.
1. Public Health & Social Equity Awards
Travel grants will be offered to students who work with one of three faculty members to address the themes below, and student efforts that focus on more than one theme are encouraged. Awardees will be announced on February 15.
Food Systems in India
2 students will be selected by Dr. Jessica Fanzo, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Global Food & Agricultural Policy and Ethics. Awards will be administered through the IDEV Practicum Series at the Johns Hopkins Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
Maternal & Child Health in India
1 student will be selected by Dr. Anita Shet, Senior Scientist and Director of the Maternal Child Health Center India. Awards will be administered through the Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Bloomberg School of Public Health
2 students will be selected by Dr. Rina Agarwala, Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies. Awards will be administered through the Department of Sociology at the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.
2. Health Equity Awards
Travel grants will be offered to students who have been accepted to the programs named below, and the application deadlines for these opportunities can be found on the program websites.
- Center for Global Health: Paul S. Lietman Fellowship
- Center for Global Health: Global Health Established Field Placements
- Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design: Global Immersion Program
Student efforts for the Health Equity Awards must focus on one or more of the following themes: Infectious Diseases, Maternal Child Health, Health Systems Strengthening, Non-Communicable Diseases, Climate Change and Environmental Security, and Digital Health and Technology