Global Health Equity Scholars Program

The Global Health Equity Scholars Program is a 12-month research training fellowship at selected institutions in low-and-middle-income countries (LMIC).

Who are our Fellows? Our fellows are…


UC Berkeley GHES at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Zahirul Islam PhD (2015-2016), Mohammad Aminul Islam PhD MSc (GHES alumnus 2012-2013 and now a GHES mentor), Muhammad Asaduzzaman MBBS, MPH, MPhil (2017-2018).

UC Berkeley GHES at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Zahirul Islam PhD (2015-2016), Mohammad Aminul Islam PhD MSc (GHES alumnus 2012-2013 and now a GHES mentor), Muhammad Asaduzzaman MBBS, MPH, MPhil (2017-2018).

Photo Courtesy of Dr. Prajakta Adsul (15-16 GHES Fellow): Adsul, Dr. Karl Krupp (17-18 GHES Fellow), Dr. Caitlyn Placek (16-17 GHES Fellow), and team at Public Health Research Institute in Mysore, India

Photo Courtesy of Dr. Prajakta Adsul (15-16 GHES Fellow): Adsul, Dr. Karl Krupp (17-18 GHES Fellow), Dr. Caitlyn Placek (16-17 GHES Fellow), and team at Public Health Research Institute in Mysore, India

The Global Health Equity Scholars Fellowship Experience

Fellowship projects focus on different areas within global health research. Learn more about what our Fellows are doing.

UC Berkeley GHES alumni, Chennai, India, June 2018. Naveen Puttaswamy PhD MSc (2013-2014), Manish Desai MS MS PhD (2016-2017)

UC Berkeley GHES alumni, Chennai, India, June 2018. Naveen Puttaswamy PhD MSc (2013-2014), Manish Desai MS MS PhD (2016-2017)



The Global Health Equity Scholars (GHES) fellowship is 12-month mentored research fellowship sponsored by the Fogarty International Center (FIC) and several collaborating institutes and centers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  The GHES program brings together a consortium that includes the University of California, Berkeley,  Florida International UniversityStanford University and Yale University, in collaboration with  37 partner institutions in low-and-middle-income countries (LMIC).  

THE APPLICATION CYCLE FOR 2019-2020 IS NOW CLOSED. APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED IN MARCH 2019.

Applications for the next round of fellowships for the 2020-2021 cycle will open in August 15, 2019.

 

Our Impact

Over the past six years our program has trained 76 fellows (47 US and 29 LMIC).  About 40% of the fellowships have been carried out in Africa, 32% in Asia, 24% in Latin America, and 4% in Eastern Europe. Of the US fellowships, 17% have been among underrepresented minorities in the sciences and 11% with predoctoral students.  

 

90

GHES alumni and fellows

In fall 2018, there will be 76 alumni and 14 new fellows in the GHES. Our alumni  partner and collaborate with US and LMIC researchers and mentor incoming fellows.

 

150+

peer-reviewed publications

Our alumni publish an average of 2 peer-reviewed publications after completion of their GHES fellowship. A PubMed listing is available HERE.

 
 

75%

alumni CAREERS MAINLY IN research

All of our GHES alumni continue working in global health research. While 75% focus primarily on research, 10% focus on teaching and 15% in clinical work.