IDN General Graduate Funding


  • Emory graduate and professional school students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 are eligible to apply
  • Applicants must be pre-registered and enrolled at Emory for the semester following field experience        
  • Applicants must have prior research experience/appropriate coursework and/or have participated in a relevant independent project
  • Proficiency in the project country's primary language is preferred, but not required

Requirements for projects connected to Carter Center Programs

  • Provide deliverables specified by The Carter Center program
  • Trip report for IDN/The Carter Center
  • Research report (if applicable) for IDN/The Carter Center
  • Short description of project and results (300-400 words) suitable for publication on IDN website.
  • At least two work-related photographs
  • If there is co-funding there may be additional requirements from the other funding source
  • Students are required to register with ISOS (in some countries ISOS requires additional coverage)


  • The IDN General Graduate Funding Application is available here
  • The application deadline is February 5, 2019 for summer experiences
  • Applications for short-term learning opportunities during the academic year must be received no later than three weeks prior to the proposed departure date.
  • Applicants for summer funding are required to attend the Global Health Institute course focusing on cultural sensitivity, health, and safety issues before working abroad


  • Awards range from $2000-$3500 depending on the kind of opportunity involved (short-term vs. summer).
  • IDN grants may be combined with other Emory funding
  • Students may use IDN funds toward the cost of international airfare, housing, food, local transportation, visas and vaccinations.
  • Students may receive funding from IDN only one time.
  • Students conducting research that requires IRB approval must receive approval before beginning their project.

Questions? Please contact Obse Ababiya (