Fogarty Global Health Equity Scholars Fellowship

Applications for 2017-2018 fellowships now open through Dec. 1, 2016


The Global Health Equity Scholars (GHES) fellowship is a 12-month mentored research training program for post-doctoral fellows, upper-level PhD students and professional school (MD, DVM, DrPH, PharmD) students, and junior faculty. It is part of the Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars sponsored by the Fogarty International Center (FIC) and several collaborating institutes and centers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The GHES program brings together a consortium that includes Stanford University, the University of California, Berkeley, Florida International University and Yale University. 

The GHES program supports a one-year mentored research fellowship for investigators who are interested in studying diseases and conditions in low and middle-income countries (LMIC). The main objective of the program is to generate a new and cadre of global health researchers, educators, and professionals who will be prepared to address the new challenges in global health. These may include health challenges that arise from the world's burgeoning human settlements known as slums that have developed in urban and rural communities. 

The GHES consortium offers training opportunities at 31 affiliated international sites across 23 countries (Bangladesh, Barbados, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Peru, Samoa, South Africa, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, Ukraine, Zambia and Zimbabwe). GHES fellows can choose to work at any of the affiliated sites, not just those sponsored by their home institution.


This year, we welcome applications from post-docs with an appointment at ANY U.S. ACADEMIC INSTITUTION (including individuals who will be completing their PhD, DVM, MD, etc. by May 2017).  Applicants from outside of our consortium (Yale, FIU, Stanford, UC Berkeley) should review the GHES eligibility criteria and forward the requested information to the GHES program manager to verify eligibility.

This fellowship is open to: 

  • U.S.-based post-doctoral fellows (PhD, MD, or DVM). Post-doctoral applicants do not necessarily need to be affiliated with one of the four GHES institutions prior to applying; post-docs who are offered a new position by at least one program-affiliated faculty mentor (at UC Berkeley, FIU, Stanford or Yale) are welcome to apply. This year, we welcome applications from U.S. postdoctoral researchers from any U.S. academic institution. 
  • U.S.-based advanded doctoral students enrolled in health-related doctoral programs, supported by a mentor (PI) at one of the four consortium institutions, who have passed their qualifying examination and whose dissertation project can be conducted at one of the program’s field sites abroad. 
  • U.S.-based senior professional students (MD, DDS, DVM, PharmD, etc.) who have completed 3 years of professional school and who have a mentor (PI) at one of the four consortium institutions.
  • Foreign scholars from the list of 31 participating GHES affiliated LMIC international institutions. Please note that individuals who are not able to secure an affiliation with a GHES LMIC institutions for the fellowship are not eligible to apply. LMIC investigators must be within 5 years of their terminal degree (PhD, MD, etc.) and postdocs are eligible to apply. Please note that when supported by the GHES fellowship, the fellow cannot be receiving additional salary from her/his home  institution.

Other eligibility criteria

  • A US-based applicant must be a citizen of the United States or its territories or possessions, or persons lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence. Resident aliens must include their green card number in their application.
  • Foreign scholars must be citizens of a low- or middle-income country that is not part of the G20.
  • All applicants must have demonstrated interest in, and statement of commitment to, a career in global health research.
  • For the application, all candidates must secure the support of one mentor from one of the four GHES U.S. institutions and one mentor from the 31 affiliated LMIC institutions.
  • For US-based post-doctoral applicants, preference is given to those who have received support from their institution’s NIH T32 or other research training grants, or from their institution’s research-oriented global health residency and fellowship training programs. 

Important Dates

Oct October 01 Sat 2016

Application Opens

Dec December 01 Thu 2016

Application deadline

Spring 2017

Award announcement

Aug/Sept 2017

Fellowship starts


Contact Stanford GHES program manager Rachel Leslie.


Please visit the GHES website for a complete list of international sites, eligibility criteria and application information.