Sites and Eligibility
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, Nepal, Vietnam
Americas: Bolivia, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Peru, Suriname
United States-based trainees:
- Citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
- Candidates from any U.S. institution are eligible, though applicants from the four consortium universities may be given priority
- Applicants from underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.
We fund postdoctoral researchers who are citizens of one of 16 countries where there are program affiliated research institutions. Typically, international trainees have an appointment or affiliation with the training site and local mentors.
Postdoctoral applicants (U.S. and foreign nationals):
Completion of a graduate degree —MD, PhD, DrPH, DVM, PharmD, or equivalent — by July of the academic year.
Doctoral applicants (U.S. only):
- enrolled in a graduate degree program at a U.S. or affiliated international institution
- able to defer studies over the course of the fellowship to focus on research activities
- in later stages of training (e.g., following comprehensive examinations, after clinical rotations) will be given priority.
Travel and Research Awards
Full award: A 12-month full-time appointment and includes a monthly stipend, research funds, health insurance and emergency medical and evacuation insurance, and travel funds.
Travel and research award: A 12-month full-time appointment and includes research funds, health insurance and emergency medical and evacuation insurance, and travel funds.
Map of sites visited by trainees from 2018-2019 (blue) and 2019-2020 (green).
“In the clinics of South Africa, I saw the nurses and mothers suffer with the long lines, waiting for care as their children got sicker by the minute. The fellowship gave me the opportunity to pilot an emergency room evaluation and triage tool and allowed me to develop a systematic implementation science approach, to complete a PhD, and to launch a thoughtful global health career.”
— Bhakti Hansoti, South Africa, 2013-2014