Fogarty Global Health Fellows

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These 12-month research fellowships provide outstanding opportunities for highly motivated doctoral students and postdocs to experience research training at research sites in Kenya, Cameroon, Uganda, Ghana, Liberia, Peru, Thailand, Nepal and India.

Each year the fellowships begin with an intensive orientation program at the NIH campus in July, followed by mentored research training at international partner institutions. Postdoctoral trainees and doctoral students from the US and from partner countries in the health professions are eligible to apply.


Meet the 2021-2022 Fogarty Fellows from the University of Minnesota

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Pavel Contreras, MD, MSc
Research Site: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Herida, Peru

Portrait of Anitha Jagadesh

Anitha Jagadesh, MSc, PhD
Research Site: Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India

Portrait of Anthony Kayiira

Anthony Kayiira, MBChB, MSc
Research Site: Makerere University, Uganda

Portrait of Abigail Link

Abigail Link, RN, MPH, PhD
Research Site: Makerere University, Uganda

Portrait of Charles Osingada

Charles Osingada, RN, MPH, PhD candidate
Research Site: Makerere University, Uganda

Portrait of Simple Ouma

Simple Ouma, MBChB, MPH
Research Site: Makerere University, Uganda

Discover How to Apply

The complete application instructions and online application are available on the Northern Pacific Global Health Fellowship Consortium website. They review all applications between November-December, conduct interviews in late 2021 and notify the status of applications by March, 2022. Fellowships begin July 1, 2022.

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Research Sites

Research Sites

Eligible training sites exist in Kenya, Cameroon, Uganda, Ghana, Liberia, Peru, Thailand, Nepal, and India.

Mentors

Mentors

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

University of Minnesota

Applications are not restricted to the mentors named below.

David Boulware | Paul Bohjanen | Sarah Cusick | Anne Parker-Frosch | Kirsten Nielsen | Katey Pelican | Timothy Schacker | Bruce Alexander | Radha Rajasingham | Josh Rhein | Cheryl Robertson | Claudia Munoz-Zanzi | Ken Kunisaki | Barbara McMorris | Chas Salman | Jennifer Rickard | Jose Debes | Rahel Ghebre | Maria Kroupina | Jed Elison | Shailey Prasad | Beth Virnig | Shalini Kulasingam

Eligibility

Eligibility

To apply for the program you must meet the following requirements:

US Citizens or Permanent Residents LMIC Citizens of Partner Countries

You are eligible to apply as a postdoctoral trainee if you…

  • have completed a doctoral/advanced professional degree or equivalent in the last 5 years (PhD, MD, DDS, DVM, etc.).
  • are currently in or have recently completed a post-doctoral fellowship (T32 fellowship, medical residency, etc.) or advanced degree (MPH, MSc, etc.) within the last 5 years.
  • will have completed a doctoral/advanced professional degree or equivalent by July 2022.

You are eligible to apply as a predoctoral trainee if you…

  • are currently enrolled in a doctoral/advanced professional degree and have completed at least one year of studies.

You are NOT ELIGIBLE to apply if you…

  • are an undergraduate or master’s level student with no doctoral/advanced professional degree.

You are eligible to apply as a postdoctoral trainee if you…

  • have completed a doctoral/advanced professional degree or equivalent in the last 5 years (PhD, MD, MBChB, MMed, etc.)
  • completed a doctoral program and are currently in or have recently completed a post-doctoral fellowship or an advanced degree (MPH, MSc, etc.) within the last 5 years.
  • will have completed a doctoral/advanced professional degree or equivalent by July 2022.

You are NOT ELIGIBLE to apply if you…

  • have not completed a doctoral/advanced professional degree within the last 5 years.
  • are currently enrolled in a doctoral/advanced degree program, but will not complete your degree by July 2022.
  • are an undergraduate or master’s level student with no doctoral/advanced professional degree.

Please note:

  • NPGH accepts applications from individuals from any US institution. However, they can only accept applications from LMIC individuals affiliated with their approved sites.
  • Applicants can only apply to one Fogarty Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars Consortium at a time. For a list of other consortia, please visit the NIH Fogarty International Center website.

Application

Application Process

  • Choose a research site. Review our approved site list (below) and country pages for more information.
  • Choose a research area. Review our research priorities or propose your own area of research based on your interests/training.
  • Choose a mentor. You can utilize the NPGH mentor database or propose mentors you have already worked with. For assistance identifying mentors, contact program staff at [email protected]
  • Write your application
    • You can build upon previous trainee projects or build your own project through the assistance of mentors. To learn about previous trainee projects, please review the trainee section of the NPGH website.
    • You will need to submit a tentative budget for your study. Please note that funding for research studies is limited to $7,500 for US pre-docs and $10,000 for US and LMIC post-docs.
  • Request and submit letters of recommendation. Have 2 letters of recommendation emailed to [email protected] by November 1. A third letter of recommendation is optional
    • One letter should be from an in-country mentor from one of our approved international research sites and one from a collaborator within our consortium (University of Minnesota).

NPGH will review all applications between November-December, conduct interviews in late 2021 and notify the status of applications by March. Fellowships begin July 1.

If you would like to discuss your ideas and background with someone prior to applying, please email program staff at [email protected] for assistance.

Completing an Application

Applications can only be submitted online. We have PDFs available to help you see what information will be requested: Online Application Form and Application Essays

A complete application includes the online application form and the submission of letters of recommendation—two letters are required and a third letter is optional.

The online application form will require you to submit: unofficial transcripts (predoctoral applicants only), research proposal, tentative budget for your study, personal statements, a list of mentors, and personal background information.

For the research proposal, you are welcome to design your own research study through the guidance of your mentors or to integrate into a study currently being conducted.

Letters of recommendation should be uploaded to your application or emailed to [email protected] by November 1st.


 

About the Consortium

The Northern/Pacific Global Health Research Fellows Training Consortium is a partnership between the Universities of Washington, Hawaii, Indiana, Michigan and Minnesota; with international partnerships in Kenya, Cameroon, Uganda, Ghana, Liberia, Peru, Thailand, Nepal and India. The Global Health Fellowship Program is a 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.