Global Health Equity Scholars Fellowships for USA and Developing Countries, 2013-2014

Fogarty International Center offers Global Health Equity Scholars Fellowships for Postdoctoral Fellows, Upper-Level PhD Students and Professional Students for Pursuing Research in diseases and conditions in developing countries. Full fellowships detail is as follows:

School: U.S. institutions and an international site

Level: Research

Field(s):global health research

Deadline: 14 December 2012

Funded by: Fogarty International Center


Beneficiaries:Open for International Students (USA and low and middle income countries)

Benefits:

  • Fellowships will provide support for 11 consecutive months of stipend, health insurance, modest research supply costs, travel costs to and from the international field site, and a five-day orientation on the campus of the National Institutes of Health.
  • Junior faculty will receive funding for research supplies and travel costs.Fellowships are anticipated to begin in July 2013.

Description

  • The purpose of the program is to support a one-year mentored research fellowship for investigators who are interested in studying diseases and conditions in developing countries.
  • The program will provide trainees with outstanding, interdisciplinary education and training in innovative global health research designed to promote health equity for populations around the world.
  • Trainees will be matched with top-tier global health research faculty from one of the four participating U.S. institutions and an international site, thus enabling them to engage in rich and enduring, mentored research experiences that will foster scientific and career development in global health research.

Objective

  • The main objective of the scholarship (program) is to generate a new and young cadre of global health researchers,educators, and professionals who will be prepared to address the new challenges in global health.

Eligibility

  • U.S.-based junior faculty with a current NIH K award or other career development/independence award;

  • U.S.-based post-doctoral fellows (PhD, MD, or DVM).
  • Post-doctoral applicants do not necessarily need to be affiliated with one of the four GHES institutions prior to applying;
  • post-docs who are offered a new position by at least one program-affiliated faculty mentor (at UC Berkeley, FIU, Stanford or Yale) are welcome to apply and are eligible to receive the fellowship in the first year to go abroad.
  • The fellow’s mentor or institution must also guarantee support of at least one year after the fellow returns from abroad;

  • U.S.-based advanced doctoral students enrolled in health-related doctoral programs, supported by a mentor (PI) at one of the four consortium institutions, who have passed their qualifying examination, whose dissertation project can be conducted at one of the program’s field sites abroad;

  • U.S.-based senior professional students (MD, DDS, DVM, PharmD, etc.) who have completed 3 years of professional school, who have a mentor (PI) at one of the 4 consortium institutions;
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  • Foreign scholars from participating international sites: investigators within 5 years of their terminal degree (PhD, MD, etc.) and postdocs are eligible to apply. Please note that when supported by the GHES fellowship, the fellow cannot be receiving salary from his home institution.

  • A US-based applicant must be a citizen of the United States or its territories or possessions, or
persons lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence. Resident aliens must include
their green card number in their application.
  • Foreign scholars must be citizens of any nation exclusive of high-income countries as defined by the World Bank
All applicants must have demonstrated interest in, and statement of commitment to, a career in global
health research.
  • All applicants must have the support of a participating U.S. campus and/or an affiliated international
site.
  • For US-based post-doctoral applicants, preference is given to those who have received support from
their institution’s NIH T32 or other research training grants, or from their institution’s research oriented global health residency and fellowship training programs.

Selection Criteria:


  • Candidate background (education, research, publications, foreign work experience, language); career statement (evidence of commitment to global health research)

  • Mentoring plan; mentor commitment for support before and after returning from foreign site; mentor background (research training experience, publications, current funding availability)

  • Letters of support.
  • Award decisions will be made at the end of March 2013.

Scholarship Application Method

  • Online Application form will be Submitted.

For more Information about the scholarship

For Informal enquiries, please contact, Email:




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