Fogarty Global Health Fellows


These 11-month fellowships focused on critical, inter-related areas of health in low-income countries and provide outstanding opportunities for highly motivated individuals to experience research training at top-ranked, NIH-funded research centers in East Africa. Each year the fellowships begin with an intensive orientation program in July, followed by mentored clinical research training at international partner institutions.

Post-doctorate trainees and doctoral students in the health professions are eligible to apply.

Research sites

The fellowship is available at numerous University of Minnesota sites. It may also be possible for applicants to arrange for training available at our Consortium research partner sites. 

Program benefits

Trainees are expected to commit to spending the duration of their 11-month fellowship at their research site.  The following compensation is available:

  • Living stipend
    • United States PhD candidates (Scholars) - $20,000
    • Post-doctoral (Fellows) - $45,000
    • Kenyan and Ugandan PhD candidates (Scholars) - $13,500
    • Kenyan and Ugandan post-doctoral (Fellows) - $27,500
  • $1,000 health insurance subsidy
  • Round-trip airfare to an international training site and travel expenses
  • Up to $10,000 toward research expenses


Below are current and former mentors for U of M Fellows.  If you are interested in exploring the posssibility of mentoring a fellow through your research project, contact Molly McCoy at

University of Minnesota

David Boulware | Paul Bohjanen | Sarah Cusick | Anne Parker-FroschKirsten Nielsen | Gregory Park | Katey Pelican | Timothy Schacker | Dominic Travis | Bruce Alexander

Makerere University - Kampala, Uganda

Paul Bangirana | Richard Idro | Sarah Kiguli | Andrew Kambugu |David Meya | Bob Opoka

KEMRI and Maseno University - Kisumu, Kenya

George Ayodo | Wilson Odero | Ayub Ofulla | John Vulule

Application process

Applications for the July 2017 to June 2018 cohort are now closed. Applications will for the 2018-19 cycle will be due early December 2017.

Learn more about the Fellowship and the application process on the Fogarty Fellows website.

For more information, please contact Molly McCoy at

About the Consortium

The Northern/Pacific Global Health Research Fellows Training Consortium is a partnership between the Universities of Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota, and Washington; with international partnerships in Kenya, Cameroon, Uganda, Ghana, Peru, Thailand and China. The Global Health Fellowship Program is an 11-month clinical research training program for post-doctorate trainees and doctoral students in the health professions, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health’s Fogarty International Center (FIC) in partnership with several NIH Institutes and Offices. 

Principal Investigator for the University of Minnesota is Shailey Prasad.