Fogarty Fellowship Applications Now Open

Applications for the Fogarty Fellowship are now open and must be submitted by Sept. 13, 2024.

The Fogarty Fellowship is a prestigious training program funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that offers a year of mentored research training to postdoctoral trainees and doctoral students.

The Fellowship is designed for those interested in pursuing a career in research and allows trainees to work at sites in Cameroon, Ghana, India, Kenya, Liberia, Nepal, Peru, Thailand and Uganda.

Program participants can choose a research area or select from the themes offered by the Fellowship program, which include infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases, environmental health, nursing, policy, and implementation science.

The program is unique in that it contains a mentorship component — each program participant works with mentors from their research institution and U.S. institution to hone their clinical research skills. The Fogarty Fellowship is designed for motivated trainees who want to begin a career in research and offers the training and support necessary to ensure program participants are well-equipped to contribute to meaningful global health work in the future.

The University of Minnesota is a member of the Northern/Pacific Global Health Research Fellows Training Consortium. The Consortium is a partnership between the Universities of Washington, Hawaii, Indiana, Michigan and Minnesota.

Caleb Skipper, MD, an infectious disease physician and an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School, was a Fogarty Fellow in 2019.

Skipper said the Fogarty Fellowship allowed him to build connections he wouldn’t have otherwise.

“I’ve had some promising things happen to me as an early career investigator and I think a big part of that is that people have gotten to know me and I’ve gotten to know them, and it’s opened up a lot of doors,” said Skipper.

Preethiya Sekar was a 2022-23 Fogarty Fellow. She said the program’s curriculum helped her develop her skills as a researcher.

“The Fogarty Fellowship was a great experience. I think it's a great platform for early-career researchers to have dedicated time to conduct global health research and interact with global health-oriented colleagues at similar stages of training,” said Sekar.

“Across the NPGH cohort, there are so many mentors who are willing to meet with you and support your global health research training.” 

Learn More and Apply for the Fogarty Fellowship