Published: 09/29/2022

The Center for Innovation in Global Health (CIGH) invites Stanford post-docs to apply for the Stanford Global Health Postdoctoral Affiliates Program, designed to connect and support Stanford’s global health community. CIGH welcomes postdoctoral fellows from all disciplines with meaningful engagement in global and/or planetary health to apply to have this professional affiliation with the center.

This program is designed to:

  • Bring Stanford’s global health postdoc community together to form a network of researchers from all disciplines;
  • Encourage innovation, support engagement, and foster cross-collaboration amongst postdoc affiliates, CIGH faculty fellows, and the CIGH community; and
  • Increase postdoc exposure to global health and CIGH.


Global Health Postdoctoral affiliates are expected to:

  • Maintain a Community Academic Profile (CAP) that mentions your Global Health Affiliate status 
  • Be willing to speak at a CIGH event involving global health issues within area of expertise
  • Be willing to meet with or mentor a student in global health when requested
  • Offer occasional guidance and referrals to CIGH in your area of expertise

Benefits for Affiliates

Benefits of a formal affiliation with CIGH include:

  • Formal global health affiliation at Stanford; option to include Stanford Global Health Postdoctoral Affiliate title on CV, publications, proposals, etc. 
  • Access to a network of other trainees and faculty working in global health
  • Support from the CIGH communications team in amplifying and promoting your global health work
  • Your research is featured on CIGH’s Global Health Research Map


Applicants must meet the following eligibility:

  • Current postdoctoral fellow conducting global health and/or planetary health research at Stanford, and/or
  • Current clinical fellow at Stanford School of Medicine conducting global health research and/or with significant global health education or programmatic activities, and
  • You have at least one year left to your postdoctoral or clinical fellow appointment at Stanford
  • Meaningful and sustained engagement in global and/or planetary health, and strong career trajectory in the field
  • At least one publication related to global or human and planetary health


Contact the coordinator for the program, Ola Alani, at with questions about the program.

Photo credits, left to right: UNICEF Ethiopia, 2013, Yogendra Singh,, Images of Empowerment, Paula Bronstein