Global Health Fellowship Program

The Global Health Fellowship Program is a 12-month clinical research training program for post-doctorate trainees and doctoral students in the health professions, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health’s Fogarty International Center (FIC) in partnership with several NIH Institutes and Offices.


To apply for the program you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, or a citizen of one of our collaborating countries (Kenya, Peru, India, Thailand, Ghana, Cameroon, Uganda) or other LMIC country.
  • Currently enrolled in a doctoral program or post-doctoral fellowship (e.g. T32 fellowship or medical residency program) or have completed an advanced degree within three academic years.
    • Master’s degree students are not eligible unless they have already received an advanced degree (MD/PhD or international equivalent).
  • Have a mentor at a US institution within our consortium who is familiar with your work and who is aware of your Fogarty application.
  • Have a mentor at one of our approved international partner sites who is aware of your Fogarty application.
  • Available to dedicate 40 hours per week to research for 12-months at the international fellowship site. Outside clinical duties are now allowed during this period.
  • Available to begin the fellowship in July 2019.
  • Available to spend the 12-months at the fellowship site with limited travel away from the site.

Please note: we accept applications from individuals from any US institution. However, we can only accept applications from LMIC individuals affiliated with our approved sites.

Application Process:

  1. Choose a research site. Review our approved site list (below) and country pages for more information.
  2. Choose a research area. Review our research priorities or propose your own area of research based on your interests/training.
  3. Choose a mentor. You can utilize our mentor database or propose mentors you have already worked with. Note: at least one of your mentors should be from within the consortium. For assistance identifying mentors: contact program staff at
  4. Write your application!
    1. You can build upon previous trainee projects or build your own project through the assistance of mentors. To learn about previous trainee projects, please review the trainee section of our website.
    2. You will need to submit a tentative budget for your study. Please note that funding for research studies is limited to $7,500 for Scholars and $10,000 for Fellows.
  5. Have 2 letters of recommendation emailed to by November 15. A 3rd letter of recommendation is optional.
    1. At least one letter should be from an in-country mentor from your research site or from a collaborator within our consortium.

We will review all applications between November-December, conduct interviews in early 2019 and have decisions to applicants by April. Fellowships begin July 1.

If you would like to discuss your ideas and background with someone prior to applying, please email program staff at for assistance!

Completing an Application

Applications can only be submitted online. We have a PDF available to help you see what information will be requested: click here

A complete application includes the online application form and the submission of letters of recommendation, 2 are required and a 3rd letter is optional.

The online application form will require you to submit: unofficial transcriptsresearch proposaltentative budget for your study, personal statements, a list of mentors, and personal background information.

For the research proposal, you are welcome to design your own research study through the guidance of your mentors or to integrate into a study currently being conducted.

Letters of recommendation should be uploaded to your application or emailed to by November 15th.

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