Global Health Equity Scholars (GHES) Fellowship in the US (2024-25)

Applications are currently open for the Global Health Equity Scholars (GHES) Fellowship in the US (2024–25)

In order to alleviate health inequities and enhance population health, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) sponsors the Global Health Equity Scholars (GHES) Fellowship, a 12-month mentored training programme in global health research.

The fellowship is intended for US postdoctoral fellows and international postdoctoral fellows from connected institutions in LMICs. It is also open to US doctorate students (PhD, DrPH, etc.), US professional students (MD, DDS, DVM, PharmD, etc.), and US postdoctoral fellows. The primary goal of the programme is to prepare future generations of health researchers and practitioners to tackle new issues related to global health and inequalities.

These may include health challenges from the world’s burgeoning human settlements, known as slums, that have developed in urban and rural communities in many LMICs.

Duration: 12-month fellowship in the US


The fellowship includes:

  • A monthly stipend for 12 months.
  • Funding for research support (lab supplies, reagents, etc.)
  • International health insurance for US applicants
  • Required vaccinations for US applicants
  • Visa and passport fees
  • Roundtrip overseas travel to the training site for US applicants
  • Travel and accommodation to attend the orientation at NIH in July


  • Citizen of a low- or 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.
  • The applicant must be affiliated with one of the 28 GHES partner LMIC institutions and must secure the endorsement of GHES mentors in the application.
  • Doctoral degrees considered include MBBS, MMed, PhD among others.
  • US citizen or resident
  • Advanced candidacy doctoral students or professional students (MD, DDS, DVM, PharmD, etc.) who have completed 3 years of professional schooling
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Application Process

Interested applicants are to submit their application with the following documents:

  • Research Proposal and Additional Supplemental Materials
  • Letters of support (minimum of 2, maximum of 3)
  • Transcript
  • NIH biosketch for applicants
  • NIH biosketch for mentors

For detailed information on how to apply for the Mandela Washington Fellowship 2024, click here

Deadline: November 01, 2023.

For more information on Call for Applications: The Mandela Washington Fellowship 2024, visit the official site.