Eligibility

This fellowship is open to:

  • U.S.-based post-doctoral fellows (PhD, MD, or DVM).
    1) Post-docs with an existing appointment at UC Berkeley, FIU, Stanford or Yale
    2) Postdocs who are offered a new position by at least one program-affiliated faculty mentor (at UC Berkeley, FIU, Stanford or Yale)
    3) This year, we welcome applications from U.S. post-doctoral researchers from any U.S. academic institution.  
    Any outside candidate applying without approval will not be considered. When contacting the program manager please send the following:
    – Please review the GHES research sites and indicate the preferred area of research focus and site(s) where you would like to work
    – Your NIH Biosketch or resume.
    – Names of any GHES mentors you have contacted to secure support for the application

Please note: All PhD candidates must complete the degree by May 31, 2017  to be eligible as a postdoctoral fellow.

  • U.S.-based advanced doctoral students enrolled in health-related doctoral programs, supported by a mentor (PI) at one of the four consortium institutions, who have passed their qualifying examination, whose dissertation project can be conducted at one of the program’s field sites abroad;
  • U.S.-based senior professional students (MD, DDS, DVM, PharmD, etc.) who have completed 3 years of professional schooling, who are affiliated at one of the 4 consortium institutions;
  • International scholars from the list of 31 GHES affiliated LMIC (low and middle income countries) institutions. Please note that  individuals who are not able to secure an affiliation with a GHES LMIC institutions for the fellowship are not eligible to apply.  LMIC investigators must be within 5 years of their terminal degree (PhD, MD, etc.) and postdocs are eligible to apply. Please note that when supported by the GHES fellowship, the fellow cannot be receiving additional salary from her/his home  institution.

U.S. Fellows: A U.S.-based applicant must be a citizen of the United States or its territories or possessions, or persons who have a United States permanent residence. Resident aliens must include their green card number in their application.

LMIC Fellows:  International scholars must be citizens of an LMIC that is not part of the G20.

• All applicants must have demonstrated interest in, and statement of commitment to, a career in global health research, and focus on slum communities.

• For the application, all candidates must secure the support of one mentor from one of the four GHES U.S. institutions and one mentor from the 31 affiliated LMIC institutions. 

• For U.S.-based post-doctoral applicants, preference is given to those who have received support from their institution’s NIH T32 or other research training grants, or from their institution’s research-oriented global health residency and fellowship training programs.

Please note that in the 2017-2018 cycle we are not considering U.S. junior faculty awards.  However, someone with a junior faculty appointment, within five years of the terminal degree, can apply as a postdoctoral fellow, provided all other eligibility criteria are met.