Program Overview

The HBNU Fogarty Global Health Fellowship connects high-potential global health researchers with innovative, mentored research opportunities designed to improve the health of low-resource populations around the world. Sponsored by the Fogarty International Center (FIC) and several collaborating Institutes and Centers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the HBNU program brings together a consortium that includes Harvard UniversityBoston UniversityNorthwestern University, and University of New Mexico, in collaboration with 20 partner institutions in low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs).

The HBNU Fogarty Global Health Training Program offers 12-month mentored research fellowships in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) designed to address some of the world’s most pressing health challenges. The fellowship is available to U.S. pre- and post-doctoral students, as well as postdoctoral fellows from Low and Middle Income Countries . LMIC fellows will have the opportunity to spend three months at one of the consortium US institutions, as part of their fellowship.

HBNU Fogarty Fellowship projects must be hosted by one of twenty training sites across fourteen countries in Africa, Asia, and South America available through the Harvard-BU-Northwestern-UNM Consortium.

Application Process

Applicants must fall into one of the following categories: U.S. doctoral student (PhD, DrPH, etc.), U.S. professional student (MD, DDS, DVM, PharmD, Engineering etc.), U.S. postdoctoral fellow, or LMIC postdoctoral fellow from an affiliated international site. Applicants must commit to dedicating 40 hours per week for an 11-12 month period at the international site.

Applications must include:
• Research plan with a specified timeline and IRB and ethics approval plan
• Committed HBNU-affiliated faculty mentor
• Committed international site mentor
• NIH‐style biosketch
• Additional documents

Learn more about the process and begin your application here.

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