UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship Program 2022/2023

The Institute for Global Health and Infectious Disease is seeking applications from doctoral and postdoctoral candidates from the US and postdoctoral candidates from their focus countries for the UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship Program 2022/2023.

Since 2012, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Johns Hopkins University, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Tulane University have offered mentored research training through the UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship program, funded by the Fogarty International Center within the National Institutes of Health.

This consortium brings together four top-ranked universities and their respective international research training sites in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Trainee research projects are supported by mentors with expertise in clinical, public health, laboratory, and implementation research. Each trainee works with a team of mentors, including at least one U.S. and one international member to monitor the trainee’s progress and provide on-site supervision.

The program aims to support projects across a diverse range of research topics. However, we expect targeted funding for proposals on HIV, mental health, and neurological disorders. Where applicable, applicants in high-prevalence settings should consider how HIV might relate to their work. 

Duration: 12 months

Benefits

The UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship covers a 12-month full-time appointment and includes

  • a monthly stipend,
  • research funds,
  • health insurance and
  • emergency medical and evacuation insurance, and
  • travel funds.

Eligibility

  • postdoctoral researchers who are citizens of one of 16 countries where there are program-affiliated research institutions are welcome to apply.
  • Citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Candidates from any U.S. institution are eligible, though applicants from the four consortium universities may be given priority
  • Applicants from underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.
  •  Typically, international trainees have an appointment or affiliation with the training site and local mentors.
  • They must have completed any of a graduate degree —MD, PhD, DrPH, DVM, PharmD, or equivalent — by July of the academic year.
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Selection

All applicants for the Global Health Fellowship will be judged primarily on the following criteria:

  • training record to date,
  • quality of the research project,
  • previous publications,
  • letters of recommendation,
  • institutional support in terms of supplemental funding and potential faculty appointment, and the likelihood of a successful research career and future academic plans.

Application Process

The application for the Global Health Fellowship must be accompanied by the following documents:

  • Research proposal
  • Statement of career goals
  • Budget and budget justification
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Plan for mentorship
  • Contingency plans due to COVID-19
  • NIH Biosketch

To apply, click here.

Deadline: November 01, 2022.

For more information on UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship, visit the official site.

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