The GHES supports fellowships in the areas of chronic, non-communicable, as well as infectious diseases, especially STI/HIV, environmental health hazards, risks specific to women and children, intentional and unintentional injuries, and mental health. Additionally, this training program supports research on the challenges of providing accessible and high quality health care services at all levels in resource-limited settings. Interventions that seek to address the management of scarce resources and identify innovative solutions to improve health services, and the evaluation of these interventions are also supported.
period of training
The GHES provides US and LMIC postdoctoral fellowships and US predoctoral student fellowships for 12 months at one of the GHES LMIC training institutions. US trainees (postdocs and predoctoral students) spend at least 10 months at the LMIC institution during their fellowship. The LMIC trainees spend their 12-month fellowship at an LMIC institution. All of the trainees attend the NIH FIC Global Health Fellows Orientation in Bethesda, Maryland, in July every year.
Full or partial funding may be offered by the GHES. During the fellowship, GHES trainees cannot receive additional salary, or take an additional appointment or job.
funding of us fellowships
Fully funded US postdoctoral fellows receive 12 months of NIH postdoctoral salary stipened, health insurance, a modest research budget, and airfare to and from the collaborating LMIC institution.
Fully funded US predoctoral students receive a 12 month stipend commensurate with local living expenses, health insurance, a modest research budget and airfare to and from the collaborating LMIC institution.
funding of lmic fellowships
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.