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). The GHES is one of six Fogarty Global Health programs and has 37 partner LMIC institutions.

The 2020-2021 GHES Application Cycle opens on August 15, 2019. Learn more here.

Explore the NIH Global Health Program LMIC Institutions

The NIH Fogarty International Center Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars has over 80 partner LMIC institutions (in the map below).

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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.

July 2019, At NIH, Dr. Roger Glass, Director of the Fogarty International Center and Dr. Martin Muddu 2017-2018 GHES alumnus Makerere University, Uganda

July 2019, At NIH, Dr. Roger Glass, Director of the Fogarty International Center and Dr. Martin Muddu 2017-2018 GHES alumnus Makerere University, Uganda

 


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 90 fellows (54 US and 36 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, 20% have been among underrepresented minorities in the sciences.  

 

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GHES alumni and fellows

In fall 2019, there will be 90 alumni and 19 new fellows in the GHES. Our alumni  partner and collaborate with US and LMIC researchers and mentor incoming fellows.

 

180+

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.