Fellowship Application


Fellow responsibilities include:

• Leadership of ongoing research projects
• Development of new research ideas and protocols
• Publication of peer-reviewed manuscripts
• Teaching of students and other trainees in the U.S. and affiliated institutions abroad
• Clinical care at affiliated sites

Applicants choose a concentration in one of many ongoing emphasis areas: HIV and pregnancy, women's cancers, family planning, and implementation research. Based on these interests and departmental needs, fellows are matched accordingly with mentors, projects, and sites.

Although our program is focused heavily on research, there are opportunities for clinical care and medical education. Eligible fellows are encouraged to collect cases for the ABOG oral board exam, through clinical attachments at local clinics and hospitals.

We employ a standardized checklist for core skills and fellowship milestones in project implementation, scientific writing, and results dissemination. Fellows complete individualized mentorship plans to outline their immediate and long-term career goals; this is used regularly to guide professional development. For experienced fellows, we also provide intensive mentorship in grant writing, including for career development awards from the US National Institutes of Health (K series) and/or private foundations.


Applicants must have completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology and be board-eligible by start of the fellowship. Candidates must be willing to relocate to either Lusaka, Lilongwe, or Johannesburg. Although international experience is preferred, it is not a requirement. Stipends are based on NIH system for postgraduate resident and fellow physicians.

Beginning in 2018, we will offer a global health track for trainees in other Ob-Gyn subspecialty fellowships at UNC. Candidates will live and work overseas for 12 months and then remain engaged in research activities in Chapel Hill as they complete their clinical fellowship requirements. This is coordinated with other divisions in the UNC Department of Ob-Gyn.


We are currently accepting applications for the UNC Global Women's Health Fellowship beginning in July 2018. Interested candidates are asked to submit the following materials:

• A current biosketch in NIH format
• Three letters of recommendation, including one from your current program director or department chair
• A one-page personal statement describing your career goals and how they relate to global women's health research. Personal statements should summarize prior experience, desired training, and long-term career goals (including how this fellowship will help you to fulfill them).

We will begin accepting applications for the 2019-2010 academic year beginning in Fall 2018. We will post application deadlines closer to that time.

Questions about the program? Please send any queries to .