Fogarty Global Health Fellows

These 12-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. 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
  • Health insurance subsidy
  • Round-trip airfare to an international training site and travel expenses
  • Travel to NIH orientation in Bethesda, MD
  • 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. Applications are not restricted to the mentors named below. 

University of Minnesota

David Boulware | Paul Bohjanen | Sarah Cusick | Anne Parker-FroschKirsten Nielsen | Gregory Park | Katey Pelican | Timothy Schacker | Dominic Travis | Bruce Alexander | Nicole Basta | Radha Rajasingham | Josh Rhein | Cheryl Robertson | Claudia Munoz-Zanzi

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

Mbarara University of Science and Technology - Mbarara, Uganda

Joel Bazira Conrad Muzoora

Application process

Applications will for the 2018-19 cycle was due on November 20, 2017. (Extended from Nov 1)

Learn more about the Fellowship 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 India. The Global Health Fellowship Program is an 12-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.