I would like to enroll in GHES, but cannot commit 10 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 10 to 11 months during the fellowship. Only U.S.-based Junior Faculty are not required to spend 10 to 11 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?
Yes, you could be allowed to apply if you meet the rest of the eligibility criteria.
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 me. Am I eligible?
You are eligible only if your GHES mentor commits to appoint you in a postdoctoral position at her/his affiliated institution.
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?
For the U.S. predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowships, non-US citizens are only allowed to apply if they can provide proof of residency (green card).
What does the fellowship include?
The fellowship includes:
- A monthly stipend for 12 months. 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 in July
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 the first three days.