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Programs in Research

Fogarty Global Health Equity Scholars Program

Program Overview

The  Global Health Equity Scholar 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. 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.

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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, 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 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 34 affiliated international sites across 25 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
  • Zimbabwe

GHES fellows can choose to work at any of the affiliated sites, not just those sponsored by their home institution.

Application Information

Applications are accepted each year between August and November.

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