Fogarty Global Health Training Program 2018

The Fogarty Global Health Training Program focuses on the sustainable development goals (SDGs) aim to improve health and wellbeing by 2030. Specifically, the expanded focus on this goal reflects the long-neglected population-level health issues that are forecasted to contribute to significant morbidity and mortality globally, and specifically in low- and middle income countreis (LMICs). The need for research and innovation on low-cost intervention in these regions is critical. The HBNU Fogarty Global Health Training Program offers opportunities in global health research training for pre- and post-doctoral candidates from the U.S. and lower-middle-income countries (LMICs), sponsored by the Fogarty International Center (FIC) and several collaborating Institutes and Centers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Program overview

The program provides opportunities to generate a new cadre of global health researchers, educators, and professionals who will be prepared to address the new challenges in global health. The program provides fellows with a 12-month, mentored research fellowship in innovative global health research to promote health equity for populations around the world. The fellowship is aimed towards: US doctoral students (PhD, DrPH, etc.), professional students (MD, DDS, DVM, PharmD, Engineering etc.) and postdoctoral fellows, as well as foreign postdoctoral fellows from affiliated international sites in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Eighteen training sites across ten countries in Africa and Asia are available in 2019-20 through the Harvard-BU-Northwestern-UNM Consortium (see image above).

Applications for the 2019-2020 cycle are now open. 

Due: November 1st


  • Trainees are expected to spend 12 months in training and be available to begin the fellowship in July 2019, with a 2-3 weeks of training in the U.S.
  • All trainees are required to pursue their research training full time, normally defined as 40 hours per week, or as specified by the sponsoring institution in accordance with its own policies.
  • We accept applications from individuals from non-consortium US institutions.
  • For a list of affiliated institutions, please review the list of research sites.
  • Proposals in HIV have to meet the Office of AIDS Research (OAR) HIV/AIDS research priorities. For more information about these priorities, please visit:

How to apply


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