Understanding how global environmental change impacts health – and how to protect the world’s most vulnerable communities – requires a new approach to interdisciplinary thinking. A unique, impact-oriented postdoctoral fellowship program hosted by the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health, the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine was launched last year, and applications have just opened for the next cohort of fellows. 

The Planetary Health Postdoctoral Fellowship cultivates new knowledge and solutions at the intersections of health and the environment. Early-career fellows are accepted each year to conduct mentored research on cutting-edge human and planetary health challenges. These challenges include: climate and health; global change and infectious diseases; pollution and health; food security; and climate and mental health. More information on existing fellows’ work can be found here.

The fellowship is funded by donations from the Moore Foundation, Bob and Kathy Burke, Stanford’s Sean N Parker Center for Allergy & Asthma Research, and most recently LSHTM’s Peter Piot Fellowships for Global Health Innovation.


More information and the application for the fellowship can be accessed here.

Deadline: January 31, 2022.