In 2012, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Johns Hopkins University, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Tulane University have been funded by the Fogarty International Center to launch the UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellows Program. This consortium has brought together four top-ranked universities and over 25 international research training sites in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Our program has been supported by U.S. and internationally based mentors with expertise in clinical, public health, laboratory, and implementation research. Over the first five years of the program, we have funded 132 trainees in year-long research attachments abroad.
Who should apply?
Our program supports applicants at different levels of training, including postdoctoral fellows and doctoral students committed to careers in global health research.
We accept applications from interested candidates within and outside of our current consortium. Regardless of their institutional affiliation, trainees will work at one of our core research sites in the following countries:
Africa: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Malawi, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia
Asia: Bangladesh, India, Thailand, Vietnam
Latin America: Nicaragua, Peru
For U.S. postdoctoral fellows, we will consider additional research sites affiliated with one of the four U.S. consortium universities, but this requires prior approval from the coordinating center.
Each trainee will work with a team of mentors, with at least one U.S. and one LMIC mentor to monitor the progress of the trainee and be available to provide on-site supervision. The coordinating center can assist in the identification of and introduction to potential mentors based on geographic and/or topical interests of the applicant.
A minimum of 50% of our trainees will be U.S. citizens or permanent residents; at least 60% will be postdoctoral fellows. Approximately half of our funding will be allocated to high priority HIV/AIDS topics, as designated by the NIH: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-15-137.html. Research projects focused on cancers, mental health, women’s health, and neurological disorders may also be prioritized.
All trainees will receive a monthly stipend, research funding, and travel support. U.S. trainees will also receive health insurance, including for emergency evacuations.