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Application period opens for Fogarty Global Health Fellowship program

September 18, 2019 9:15 AM

2019-20 Fogarty Global Health Fellows 

Doctoral students and postdocs interested in a year-long global health research training opportunity are encouraged to apply to the UJMT Consortium for a Fogarty Global Health Fellowship. 

Tulane is one of four universities, including the University of North Carolina (UNC), Johns Hopkins, and Morehouse School of Medicine, that make up the consortium. The program is sponsored by the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health and provides opportunities for mentored research experiences in 15 countries on a wide range of topics, including HIV/AIDS and other communicable diseases, child health, women’s health, environmental health, surgery, cancer, sickle cell, and more.
Successful applicants spend 12 months abroad at approved sites, where they gain experience conducting research in international settings. The fellowship covers costs for research funding, stipend, travel, and health and evacuation insurance.  

The consortium works with established research institutions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Malawi, Zambia, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Uganda, South Africa, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, India, Nicaragua, Peru, and Suriname. Opportunities in the DRC, Sierra Leone, Peru, and Suriname are based on active research collaborations with SPHTM faculty, but applicants can work with program directors to identify potential mentors in any of the countries listed. Projects in other countries not listed above are not eligible for the program.

Tulane currently has four trainees supported by the program working in Sierra Leone, Suriname, and Peru. 

Pre- and post-doctoral candidates (MD, PhD, or DrPH) who are U.S. citizens or nationals of the 15 participating countries are eligible to apply. The deadline to apply is November 1, 2019. 
For questions, contact the principal investigators for the UJMT Tulane site, Dr. Richard Oberhelman or Dr. Pierre Buekens, or the Tulane program administrator, Andrea Meyer.