2020 Global Health Institute

June 14-18, 2020 (ONLINE)

Eligible for students entering grade 11 or 12.
cpet@cpet.ufl.edu 

2020 Application Window is now CLOSED 

From epidemics and emergency medicine, to child survival and food supply, are you interested in learning about how scientists, researchers and clinicians respond to pressing issues in Global Health today? The Global Health Institute gives you the unique opportunity to explore how internationally recognized experts on the UF campus investigate and devise solutions to global problems.  A day will be devoted to each of the following: infectious disease and emerging pathogens; global public health; environment, climate science and food security; and children’s health. Building your knowledge of science and social issues, as a participant you’ll engage in the research process first hand - from problem identification, to investigation, to intervention – and develop the framework to understand and tackle today’s global health challenges.

Important Information: Students must make a commitment to attend and participate in the entire program.  Please confirm no other academic, school-related, sports, or family events will conflict with the program dates.

Program Cost: $100 which includes staffing and program-related materials.

All interested and qualified students are encouraged to apply regardless of ability to pay.  Limited, need-based scholarships are available for students attending a Florida high school.  See website for details.


What GHI Offers

From epidemics and emergency medicine, to child survival and food supply, are you interested in learning about how scientists, researchers, and clinicians respond to pressing issues in Global Health today? 

The Global Health Institute gives you the unique opportunity to explore how internationally recognized experts at UF investigate and devise solutions to global problems. 

Topics include:

  • Infectious disease and emerging pathogens
  • Global public health
  • Environment
  • Climate science and food security
  • Children’s health

Building your knowledge of science and social issues, as a participant you’ll engage in the research process first hand - from problem identification, to investigation, to intervention – and develop the framework to understand and tackle today’s global health challenges.

Application Requirements for GHI

Applicants must create an account in our online application portal in order to apply for any student programs offered by UF CPET. The online application portal is www.ufcpet.smapply.us.  All components are submitted using the online application process unless noted.  After all the below components of the application are completed, student must log into their account and SUBMIT their application.

A GHI Application consists of the following:

User Information: Provide applicant and parent/guardian contact information.

Application Form:  Additional information as well as answering two writing prompts.  The two writing prompts are as follows (each is 300- 500 words):

  • Prompt 1: Please describe an experience that made you excited or curious to learn more about a topic in health, science, technology, math, or engineering.
  • Prompt 2: Discuss a global issue of interest or concern to you.

Endorsement Form:  One online Endorsement Form filled out and submitted by a high-school or college-level math, science, research, or computer science teacher or mentor is required.

  • We encourage you to ask a teacher or mentor who knows you well in a subject area you would like to pursue while you are here.
  • Endorsers will receive an automated request from noreply@smapply.io once a student has requested an endorsement in their online application. However, we recommend that students contact their teacher prior to filling out the online request.

  • If they do not receive an email from our system, please double-check that you have their correct email address before contacting us. This is the #1 reason why teachers do not receive the endorsement form.

High School Transcript (Offline Task*, see note below):  Submit your unofficial transcript with first semester (Fall 2019) grades to UF CPET via hard-copy or FAX.

  • Our mailing address is UF CPET/GHI, PO Box 112010, Gainesville, FL  
  • Our FAX is 352-392-2344 (Not sure how to FAX? Ask your guidance counselor for help.)
    • Our fax machine gets really busy during application season, especially as deadlines approach. Make sure your fax sends before walking away! 
    • Students are required to have started their application before transcripts are received. Transcripts received without an associated on-line application account will be destroyed.

 *Offline Tasks: In the application portal, students are required to acknowledge the requirement of the each of these “off-line” portions by clicking “submit for approval”. The CPET office will log receipt of the each requirement. Please note that our system may be automated, but our process isn’t!  When you send your transcript, we still need to look it over and make sure it has everything we need before a person goes into the system to let you know that we’ve received it. This can take up to three business days based on how many applications we are receiving simultaneously. After the requirement is logged, students will need to complete the section by clicking “complete” in the on-line portal.

Apply for financial aid HERE

Application Deadlines & Notifications

The application deadline is March 15th.  If the program is not filled during the first round of application review, applications will be reviewed and students will be notified of decisions every two weeks.

Once the first round of applications is received, they are reviewed by our Selection Committee.  This review process can take 3 or more weeks, so please be patient.  Each member of our committee carefully reads each application, transcript, and teacher endorsement we receive.  This process takes time.  Frequent calls can slow this process.  Once we have reached a decision, we will send out an email through our online application portal.  Notifications regarding your account and application progress will come from noreply@smapply.io. Please add this address to your email safe senders list, address book, or contact list.

Please note that applicants, not their parents, receive all correspondence from our office.  It is the student’s responsibility to provide a working email address and check that email address regularly for communication from UF CPET.  Failure to respond to email in a timely manner may result in the student being placed on the wait list. At any time applicants and parent “collaborators” may check on acceptance status in the on-line portal.

The three possible decisions are as follows:  invited to attend, waitlist, or not invited.