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Penn Global Nursing Fellowship

Thanks to a $1 million endowment, Penn Nursing has expanded an exciting program to provide our skilled graduates and faculty with the opportunity to engage in meaningful projects that support the health-related work of global organizations committed to serving vulnerable populations.


Building on the success of Penn Nursing’s first Global Nursing Fellow, who worked on a community mental health project in India in 2018, the Global Nursing Fellows Program (GNFP) is designed to catalyze personal and professional growth and leadership and to advance competitively-selected projects of organizations operating in a global context. In the 2019-2020 academic year, we hope to match a worthwhile project with a skilled Global Nursing Fellow.

Invitation to Apply/ Benefits to Host Organizations

Global organizations engaged in health-related work and committed to serving vulnerable populations are invited to submit a project proposal to host a Global Nursing Fellow. The host organization will benefit from the assistance of a Penn Nursing graduate with agreed-upon skills and commitment while developing relationships with global leaders in nursing and healthcare. The two-step application can be started by completing the Penn Global Nursing Fellows Host-Site Application:  First Step.  

After completing the first step, you will be directed to the Penn Global Nursing Fellows Host-Site Application:  Second Step which must be completed by the January 15 deadline.

For questions, please contact Penn Nursing’s Global Health Affairs office at

Successful Host Organization Characteristics

  • Commitment to improving life for vulnerable populations
  • Possession of a track record of effective mentoring and use of resources
  • Reputation for positive impact on the communities they serve
  • Ability to propose impactful projects with opportunities for meaningful collaboration by Fellows
  • Capacity to provide active supervision and logistical support


  • GNFP host organization two-step application submissions (step 1 application and step 2 application) accepted on a rolling basis up to January 15
  • Project finalists expected by February 15
  • Final project site and fellow selection expected by April 15
  • Fellow engages in the project for three to six months on agreed-upon dates between May 1 and April 30