Fogarty Global Health Fellows
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 2022-2023 Fogarty Fellows from the University of Minnesota
Fogarty Global Health Fellows from the University of Minnesota
- 2021-22: Pavel Contreras (Peru) | Anitha Jagadesh (India) | Anthony Kayiira (Uganda) | Abigail Link (Uganda) | Charles Osingada (Uganda) | Simple Ouma (Uganda)
- 2020-21: Eva Laker (Uganda) | Kriangkrai Chanwansuntati (Thailand) | Jonathan Mayito (Uganda) | Martha Namusobya (Uganda)
- 2019-20: Emmanuel Bonney | Sayamon Hongjaesee | Lawrence Osei-Tutu | Caleb Skipper | Blair Smart | Anna Stadelman
- 2018-19: Kimberly Bonner | Ahmed Ddungu | Damalie Nalwanga | Tom Ngabirano | Teresa Piloya
- 2017-18: Bridget Griffith | Edward Mpoza | Matt Pullen | George Omondi Paul
- 2016-17: Mahsa Abassi | Sarah Lofgren | Shamilah Namusisi | Jonee Taylor
- 2015-16: Megan Peck | Paul Bangirana | Bozena Morawski | Liliane Mukeramera
- 2014-15: Juliana Anyanwu | George Ayodo | Michael Mahero | Ruth Namazzi | Joshua Rhein
- 2013-14: Cyrus Ayieko | Nathan Bahr | Karen Hamre | Olatundun Williams
- 2012-13: Goutam Ghosh | Lindsey Law | Abdu Musubire | Bartholomew Ondingo Nyangahu | Sylvia Wanzala
Discover How to Apply
The complete application instructions and online application are available on the Northern Pacific Global Health Fellowship Consortium website. Learn more about the program below.
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 Heidi Eschenbacher.
University of Minnesota
Applications are not restricted to the mentors named below.
- Family Medicine: Chas Salman | Shailey Prasad
- Microbiology: Ryan Langlois | Kirsten Nielsen
- OBGYN: Rahel Ghebre | Rahel Nardos
- Pediatrics: Sarah Cusick | Maria Kroupina | Logan Spector
- Surgery: Jennifer Rickard
Child Development: Jed Elison
To apply for the program you must meet the following requirements:
- Have a mentor at a U.S. institution within our consortium (Universities of Hawai’i, Michigan, Minnesota, Washington, and Indiana University) who has reviewed and endorsed your Fogarty application.
- Have a mentor at one of our approved international partner sites who has reviewed and endorsed your Fogarty application.
- Available to dedicate 40 hours per week to research for 12 months at the international fellowship site. Outside clinical duties are not allowed during this period.
- Available to begin the fellowship in July 2024.
- Available to spend the 12 months at the fellowship site with limited travel away from the site.
- LMIC trainees must be available to spend 1-3 months of their fellowship at their primary U.S. mentor’s consortium university to participate in short-term training. Please select the table to the right to learn more about short-term U.S. training opportunities.
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- 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.
Applications are due November 1, 2023 by 5 pm Pacific Daylight Time.
- 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. You must have at least one U.S. mentor at a U.S. institution within the NPGH consortium, and one research site mentor at one of the approved international partner sites. 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.
- Your application must be reviewed by your proposed U.S. and research site mentors.
- You will need to submit a tentative budget for your study. Please note that funding for research studies is limited to $7,500 for U.S. pre-docs and $10,000 for U.S. 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).
- Note for LMIC Fellow Applicants: Letter from U.S. mentor should explicitly mention approval of the applicant's proposed U.S. short-term training plans.
NPGH will review all applications between November-December, conduct interviews in late 2023 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
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, NIH biosketches 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. Here is a helpful resource on how to write a global health research proposal.
Letters of recommendation should be uploaded to your application or emailed to [email protected] by November 1st. Note for LMIC Fellow Applicants: Letter from U.S. mentor should explicitly mention approval of the applicant’s proposed U.S. short-term training plans.
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.