The Global Health Equity Scholars (GHES) Fellowship is a one-year mentored research training program for post-doctoral fellows, upper-level PhD students and professional school (MD, DVM, DrPH, PharmD) students in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). We are part of the Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars/Launching Future Leaders in Global Health Research Training Program (LAUNCH) sponsored by the Fogarty International Center (FIC) and several collaborating institutes and centers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The GHES Fellowship brings together a consortium that includes Stanford University, the University of California, Berkeley, University of Arizona, and Yale University.
The application is now open and the deadline to apply is November 20th at 5:00pm EST. Please read the information on this page and then click the button below to connect to the Yale webpage to apply.Learn more and apply
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.). Applicants from outside of our consortium (Yale, University of Arizona, Stanford, UC Berkeley) should review the GHES eligibility criteria and forward the requested information to the GHES program manager to verify eligibility. The GHES Program Manager can also facilitate an introduction to the mentor if necessary.
Eligibility as outlined on the Yale Global Health Equity Scholars Page:
US Postdoc Fellowship Eligibility
· US citizen or resident (a green card number must be provided in the application).
· Complete doctoral degree by June 1, 2022 or have received the doctoral degree within the past five years.
· US applicants from any US institution who secure the endorsement of GHES mentors in the application (GHES mentors are at UC Berkeley, University of Arizona, Stanford or Yale or any of the 44 GHES affiliated LMIC institutions).
· US Applicants who are not affiliated with UC Berkeley, the University of Arizona, Stanford nor Yale must receive approval to apply from the GHES program manager. The applicant must provide an NIH biosketch and the names of the potential GHES mentors already contacted.
· Doctoral degrees considered include MD, DVM, PhD, DrPH, and PharmD among others
LMIC Postdoc Fellowship Eligibility
· Citizen of a Low-Middle-Income-Country as defined by the World Bank.
· Complete the doctoral degree by June 1, 2022 or have received the doctoral degree within the past five years.
· Applicant must be affiliated with one of the 28 GHES partner LMIC institutions and must secure the endorsement of GHES mentors in the application (GHES mentors are from UC Berkeley, University of Arizona, Stanford or Yale or any of the44 GHES affiliated LMIC institutions).
· Doctoral degrees considered include MBBS, MMed, PhD among others.
US Doctoral Student Fellowship Eligibility
· US citizen or resident
· Must be a student at UC Berkeley, University of Arizona, Yale or Stanford or secure an affiliation with these institutions for the fellowship (e.g. a visiting student scholar).
· Advanced candidacy doctoral students or professional students (MD, DDS, DVM, PharmD, etc.) who have completed 3 years of professional schooling
The GHES consortium offers training opportunities at 25 affiliated international sites across 21 countries. GHES fellows can choose to work at any of the affiliated sites, not just those sponsored by their home institution.
These sites are led by Stanford-based mentors
Learn more about these sites at the Yale website
Questions can be directed to Yosefa Gilon, GHES Stanford Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The most rewarding part of the GHES program is the relationships it allowed me to build. It turns out that my GHES research project was only the beginning of many ongoing project collaborations.”
“GHES has been a rewarding to start my career – I have built such meaningful and prosperous collaborations. I even received a seed grant to continue research with my mentor team.”
India, Public Health Research Institute of India (PHRII), Mysore
Project: Investigate the epidemiology and risk factors for dengue and chikungunya virus infections in Southern India.
Mentors: Desiree LaBeaud and Purnima Madhivanan
Quote: “Many experiences through my life have shaped my path to a career in Pediatric Infectious Diseases and I have come to view the fundamental role of a Pediatrician as an advocate for all children, especially those less fortunate.”
Ethiopia, Addis Ababa University
Project: Antibiotic Use in the Prevention and Treatment of Surgical Site Infections in Ethiopia
Mentor: Thomas Weiser
Quote: “I hope to have a career in academic surgery, focusing on improving the provision of surgical care in these environments. I believe this yearlong research experience will be valuable added experience in not only building a skillset but also by serving as a foundation for future work.”