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Programs in Research

Global Health Equity Scholars (GHES) Fellowship

Program Overview

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). GHES Fellowship 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 Fellowship brings together a consortium that includes Stanford University, the University of California, Berkeley, University of Arizona and Yale University.
The application cycle is now closed. Please check back in the fall of 2022.

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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.

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, University of Arizona, 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 advanced 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 35 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.


The GHES consortium offers training opportunities at 25 affiliated international sites across 21 countries. Bolded countries are those led by Stanford GHES Mentors. GHES fellows can choose to work at any of the affiliated sites, not just those sponsored by their home institution.

  • Burkina Faso
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Jamaica
  • Nicaragua
  • Peru
  • Ukraine
  • Bangladesh
  • India
  • Malaysia
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Samoa
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“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.”
– Dr. Ashley Styczynski, Global Health Equity Fellow 2019-20

“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.”
– Dr. Keli Gerken, Global Health Equity Fellow 2021-22 in Kenya

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