FAQs

I would like to enroll in GHES, but cannot commit 8 months to living abroad. Am I still eligible?
No, one of the main requirements of the GHES program is that trainees must train in the LMIC where they plan to carry out their research plan for 8 to 10 months during the fellowship. Only U.S.-based Junior Faculty are not required to spend 8-10 months at the site but their GHES funding must only be allocated to their awarded project(s) at the international site.

I am affiliated with a US institution other than one of the four GHES, am I eligible to apply?
Unless you are affiliated to one of the four participating GHES institutions, and have support from a GHES mentor, you are not eligible to apply. We will revisit the possibility of adding other eligible institutions to our list with our funder in the future. The link to other Fogarty-sponsored consortia can be found here.

I am affiliated with a US institution other than one of the four GHES, am I eligible to apply?
Unless you are affiliated to one of the four participating GHES institutions, and have support from a GHES mentor, you are not eligible to apply. We will revisit the possibility of adding other eligible institutions to our list with our funder in the future. The link to other Fogarty-sponsored consortia can be found here.

I am an outside person, with no institutional affiliation, applying to the GHES program as a postdoctoral fellow asking a GHES mentor and an overseas mentor to mentor them. Am I eligible?
You are eligible only if a postdoctoral position is offered to you at the institution (UCB, Yale, Stanford or FIU) where the GHES mentor will be.

I am a master's (or undergraduate) student from one of the four GHES institutions, am I eligible to apply?
No, the program is not accepting master's or undergraduate students at this time.

I am an international student enrolled in a PhD program at one of the US consortium universities. Do I qualify for this fellowship?
No, you are not eligible to apply for this fellowship. US-based trainees (students and postdoctoral fellows) must be US citizen or permanent resident to qualify.

What does the fellowship include?
The fellowship includes:
- A monthly stipend. All stipends are potentially taxable under U.S. and international law.
- Funding for research support (lab supplies, reagents…)
- International health insurance for U.S. applicants
- Required vaccinations for U.S. applicants
- Visa and passport fees
- Roundtrip overseas travel to the training site for U.S. applicants
- Travel and accommodation to attend the orientation at NIH

Are U.S.-based Junior Faculty required to attend the NIH orientation?
U.S.-based Junior Faculty do not have to go to the NIH orientation but are encouraged to attend at least a couple of days as the meeting is a great opportunity for networking.