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.

The Northern/Pacific Global Health Research Fellows Training Consortium is a partnership between the Universities of Washington, Hawaii, Indiana, Michigan and Minnesota; with international partnerships in Kenya, Cameroon, Uganda, Ghana, Liberia, Peru, Thailand, Nepal and India. Indiana University is now a collaborating partner with additional international partnerships in Kenya. 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 international partner countries in our consortium.

More information on trainee projects is available  here

Research Themes

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.

Mentorship & Curriculum

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 a 12-month core competency 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.

Program Funding

Global Health Fellowships provide a living stipend for 12 months, modest research training costs, travel costs to and from the international collaborating country, and an orientation at NIH in July.

  • US Fellow living stipend: USD $58,608 (based on PGY scale)
  • US Scholar living stipend: USD $25,836 (based on PGY scale)
  • International Fellow/Scholar living stipend: varies with local cost-of-living conditions (varies between $9,000-$27,500 USD)
  • Fellow research funds: USD $10,000
  • Scholar research funds: USD $7,500
  • Health Insurance (for US trainees)
  • Travel to/from site for US trainees (no travel assistance for international trainees)
  • Attendance costs to attend the NIH Orientation in Bethesda, MD