Fellowship Description

The Global Health Equity Scholars (GHES) fellowship is a mentored 12-month research training program for US and LMIC post-doctoral researchers. Additionally, US doctorate students (upper-level PhD and professional school MD, DVM, DrPH, DDS, Pharma) may also apply for a 12-month student scholar fellowship.

The GHES program supports  mentored research fellowship for investigators who are interested in studying diseases and conditions in low and middle-income countries (LMIC).

The main objective of the program is to generate a new and young cadre of global health researchers, educators, and professionals who will be prepared to address the new challenges in global health, and specially the health challenges that arise from the world’s burgeoning human settlements known as slums that have developed in urban and rural communities in LMIC.

US trainees (postdocs and student scholars) accepted into this program must spend at least 10 months at the collaborating GHES LMIC training site included in their application.  The LMIC trainees will spend their 12-month fellowship at their GHES LMIC training site. All of the trainees must also attend a mandatory five-day orientation session in July at the NIH campus, Bethesda, MD.

Support Provided

Full or partial funding may be offered by the GHES

Fully funded US postdoctoral fellows receive 12 months of NIH postdoctoral salary stipend, health insurance, a modest research budget, and airfare to and from the collaborating LMIC institution.

Fully funded US student scholars receive a 12 month $25,000 stipend for living and working at the collaborating LMIC institution, health insurance, a modest research budget an airfare to and from the collaborating LMIC institution.

Fully funded LMIC postdoctoral fellows receive a 12 month salary commensurate to their LMIC institution salary levels.  LMIC fellows must secure protected time at their LMIC institution to conduct the fellowship research activities for 12 months.  Additionally, a modest research budget is provided.

During the fellowship, GHES trainees cannot receive additional salary, or take an additional appointment or job.