UMJT Fogarty Global Health Fellows Program

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Johns Hopkins University, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Tulane University have partnered to create the UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellows Program consortium. This training program supports an 11-month research opportunity for postdoctoral fellows and predoctoral scholars trained in the U.S. and in low-or middle-income countries (LMIC). Trainees will work at one of 17 affiliated sites in 13 countries in Africa, South America and Asia.

Funded by the Fogarty International Center and affiliated centers and offices within the National Institutes of Health, this consortium has 59 U.S.-based mentors and 76 in-country mentors in medicine, public health, and the basic sciences.

The goal of the program is to generate the next generation of global health researchers, educators, and problem solvers. The fellowship focuses on chronic, non-communicable, and infectious diseases, as well as environmental health and traumatic injuries and burns.The expectation for trainees is that they effectively conduct high-quality, ethical research documenting research findings with at least one publishable, for peer-review paper. We provide an excellent global health research context for our fellows in order to strengthen integrity in clinical research and address the increasing burden of disease on public health on a global scale.

Who is Eligible?

  • U.S.-trained junior faculty or postdocs who have completed an MD or PhD degree; preference given to those who have completed or will have completed a NIH T32 or K award prior to departure for the training site. Must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or permanent resident.
    Note: A team of two or three postdoctorates, each from a different health science discipline, can jointly conduct one research project
  • Medical students in the third or fourth year of training; predoctoral candidates in one of the other health science disciplines who have completed coursework and preliminary examinations prior to departure for the training site. Must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or permanent resident. These awardees are paired with a predoctoral candidate from the training site to work in tandem; however, they are not required to work on the same research project.
  • Postdocs trained in LMIC academic settings with a completed an MD or PhD equivalent degree who are currently conducting research at one of the UJMT FGHF international sites.

Fogarty trainees work with a team of mentors from to monitor the project progress and provide on-site supervision. The trainees will have access to biostatistical and epidemiologic consultation by UNC, Johns Hopkins, and Tulane faculty for data analyses and grant writing purposes. They will also have the option to apply for supplemental research funding from several small grant opportunities at UNC and Johns Hopkins. Post-doctoral trainees originating from the U.S. will receive a monthly stipend (amount dependent upon experience), research funding, health and emergency evacuation insurance, and travel funds. LMIC pre- and postdoctorates and U.S. trained predoctorates will receive a monthly stipend, support for research activities, and travel funds.

For more information, visit the UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship website.