“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

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Candidate eligibility

United States 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.

International trainees:

We fund citizens from 15 countries where we have one or more UJMT fellowship training site. Typically international trainees have an ongoing affiliation with the training site and one of the affiliated mentors.

Education requirements

Postdoctoral applicants:

Completion of a graduate degree —MD, PhD, DrPH, DVM, PharmD, or equivalent — by July of the academic year.

Doctoral applicants:

  • 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.

Research sites

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, Thailand, Vietnam

Latin America: Nicaragua, Peru, Suriname

You can find more detailed information about our sites below: 

Site Descriptions for FGHF

 

Map of sites visited by trainees from 2018-2019 (blue) and 2019-2020 (green).