Competition Resources Posted!

Our 2021 competition schedules and resources are now available! See the Important Dates, Rules and Judging, and Logistics and Resources sections at the bottom of this website for more information.

We Changed our Name!

The Emory Global Health Institute (EGHI) is pleased to announce that it has received a generous gift from the Morningside Foundation to support its international global health case competition. From this point forward, the International Emory Global Health Case Competition will be called the Emory Morningside Global Health Case Competition. EGHI is grateful to the Morningside Foundation for its support and looks forward to its partnership on this innovative global health educational program. For more information, please see this Emory News Center announcement.

Date & Time
March 11 - 20, 2021
General Information
Applications Accepted October 26 - November 23, 2020
The Emory Global Health Institute (EGHI) will host the 2021 Emory Morningside Global Health Case Competition virtually. The competition will take place March 11 - 20, 2021. EGHI will virtually host one Emory team and 54 multidisciplinary student teams from universities around the world. While we can't bring teams together on the Emory University campus this year due to continued COVID-19-related safety concerns, EGHI promises to provide multidisciplinary student teams a great global health case challenge, opportunities to network with professionals from numerous fields, and the chance to win cash prizes!

Student Team Composition
Student teams should be comprised of four-to-six members, and team members should be enrolled in at least three different schools or disciplines at their university. Teams are allowed to have one member who is a post-doctoral fellow and/or medical resident, however, this is not required. Universities are not required to have their team members identified during the application period. Individual team member information is due February 26, 2021. Students may submit their individual information via this link.

Team Captain Information
Each student team must designate a team captain. Universities can alert Emory who its student team captain is via this link, or by emailing Rebecca Baggett at

Case Subject
A team of Emory student and faculty case writers are working on the 2021 case subject. While we will not reveal the case until March 12, it will provide a realistic global health challenge whose solutions will require a multidisciplinary approach. To read past case subjects, visit EGHI's website.

Competition Format and Deliverables
The competition will be completely virtual and have two rounds. During the first round of the competition, teams will be required to submit a one-page executive summary and a 10-minute video of their case solution. Unlike in past International Emory Global Health Case Competitions, there will be no streams that teams participate in during the first round. Teams with the 10 highest first-round scores will receive a cash prize. Teams with the six highest first-round scores will advance to the final round of the competition. These six final-round teams will be required to incorporate a case twist into their final-round presentations. Finalist teams will present virtual, live 10-minute presentations and engage in eight minutes of Q&A with judges. All deliverables must be in English.

Marcus Foundation Prize (1st Place) - $6,000
2nd Place - $4,000
3rd Place - $3,000
4th Place - $2,000
5th Place - $1,500
6th Place - $1,000
4 Honorable Mention Awards - $500 each

Registration Fee and Payment Instructions
There is no cost to apply, however, once a team has been accepted to participate in the competition, it will be required to pay a non-refundable registration fee. Below are the registration fee rates per team based on the income level of the country in which your university is located. Income levels are based on World Bank data, and EGHI followed the Consortium of Universities for Global Health's model regarding the percentage of the full registration fee that teams from MICs and LICs are expected to pay.

High Income Countries (HICs) - $500 USD
Middle Income Countries (MICs) - $265 USD
Low Income Countries (LICs) - $110 USD

If you are uncertain what income level your university's country falls in, please see the links below.


EGHI will offer a limited number of scholarships that will cover the registration fee for universities located in LICs. If your university requires scholarship assistance to participate, please contact Rebecca Baggett at for more information. Universities or individual team members can pay the registration fee via credit card or by check via Fed Ex. To pay via credit card, click here

To pay by check via Fed Ex, please make your check payable to the Emory Global Health Institute and write 2021 Emory Morningside GHCC in the memo line. Please send the check via Fed Ex to the attention of Rebecca Baggett at the following address:

Emory Global Health Institute
1599 Clifton Road, NE
Mailstop 1599-001-1AH
Atlanta, GA 30322                                       
Important Dates
October 26 - November 23, 2020 - Application Period

November 25, 2020 - Teams Notified of Acceptance Status

January 25, 2021 - Registration Fees Due

February 26, 2021 - Individual Team Member Information Due  - Submit Information Here!

March 9, 2021 - Team Captain Information Due - Submit Information Here!

March 11, 2021 - Virtual Competition Logistics Meetings

March 12, 2021 - Case Subject Released to Teams

March 17 - 19, 2021 - Case Advisor Sessions

March 19, 2021 - First-Round Deliverables Due

March 20, 2021 - Competition Day - First-Round Judging, Final-Round Presentations, Announcement of Winning Teams

Emory Morningside Global Health Case Competition Week Schedule is now available!

Competition Rules and Judging
Rules Code of Conduct
Each team member should review the competition Rules and Code of Conduct document. Each team captain should arrange for his/her/their team members to electronically sign the Rules and Code of Conduct document and return it via a Drop Box File Request Link to EGHI by no later than Friday, March 12. EGHI accepts typed signatures on the form. Teams should only submit ONE form per team.

Rules and Code of Conduct Form
Drop Box File Request Link

During the first round of the competition, pairs of judges with expertise in the case subject and/or business and entrepreneurship will evaluate teams' submissions remotely. A separate panel of judges will evaluate the final-round teams' virtual slide presentations. As in previous competitions, judges will be blind to teams' university affiliations. EGHI will use an online judging platform called RocketJudge for the first round of the 2021 competition. Final-round judges will deliberate on the ranking of the final-round teams immediately after the final round presentations conclude. Student teams will receive the first- and final-round judging criteria when the case is released. For more information about the judging process, please review the Judging Overview document.

Information regarding judges' names and affiliations will be available on this site the week of March 15.
Making the Most of Your Case Advisor Session
Dr. Mohammed Ali, an Associate Professor at Emory's Rollins School of Public Health and practicing family physician, provides his insights into how you can make the most of your time with your case advisor. He also provides helpful suggestions regarding case preparation and how you can take full advantage of your case competition experience. Dr. Ali helped launch the competition in 2009, has advised many EGHCC student case writing teams, and has served as a competition case advisor annually since the program's inception. 
Good Case Solutions: A Judge's Perspective
Mr. Phil Jacobs, an Emory Global Health Institute Advisory Board member, successful businessman, and philanthropist, has judged Emory Global Health Case Competitions since 2010. In this brief video, Mr. Jacobs gives his perspective on the elements that make a good case solution. 
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We look forward to hosting you virtually this year!

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