The Global Health Fellowship Program is an 11-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. This new program replaces the Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars and Fellows Program (FICRS-F).
The Northern/Pacific Global Health Research Fellows Training Consortium is a partnership between the Universities of Washington, Hawaii, Michigan and Minnesota; with international partnerships in Kenya, Cameroon, Uganda, Ghana, Peru, Thailand and China. These institutions were chosen due to our strong collaborative history and our existing NIH training grant programs; together we have 242 years of collaboration with the seven international partner countries in our consortium.
Research and training themes currently addressed by Consortium members range across a wide spectrum of health themes, including infectious diseases (HIV, malaria, tuberculosis, herpesviruses, HPV, HTLV), key non-communicable and chronic health problems (cancer, pulmonary and cardiovascular disease, child development and mental health, women’s health, genetics, and nutrition), environmental (built environment, tobacco use, lead toxicity, slum upgrading), trauma, policy, nursing, oral health, engineering and implementation science – making these Consortium partnerships ideal locations to mentor trainees from a wide variety of disciplines and provide an interdisciplinary training environment for the next generation of Global Health researchers.
We strongly value mentorship and believe that it is the key to a successful career in Global Health. Therefore, each trainee is paired with a team of mentors (both domestically and abroad) that provide disease-specific knowledge, epidemiological support, and career guidance for the duration of the fellowship and in the years after they complete our program. Additionally, trainees will complete an 11 month curriculum which was specifically designed for this program and prepares trainees to be successful grant writers, mentors, and leaders in the field of Global Health.
Global Health Fellowships provide 11 months of stipend support, modest research training costs, travel costs to and from the international collaborating country, and an orientation at NIH in July.