Fogarty Global Health Fellowship Consortium

Deadline: 15 December 2013
Open to: U.S. or non-national residents of the U.S. who are post-doctoral researchers in a junior faculty position; early-stage postdoctoral researchers;  and doctoral students; plus trainees from Ghana, Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Bangladesh, China, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Argentina, Brazil and Peru
Fellowship: monthly stipend dependent upon experience,hublot replica research funding, health and emergency evacuation insurance, and re-location funds

Description

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 which provides a new opportunity in global health research training for selected junior faculty, fellows, and scholars. 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.

Project proposals can focus on the following eligible topics: Endocrinology, Epidemiology, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Chinese traditional medicine, Maternal-child health, Mental health/Substance aboce, Nutrition, Oncology, Parasitology, Pediatrics, Primary health care, Reproductive Health, Surgery and Trauma/Burn, Cardiovascular disease, Chikungunya, Childhood asthma, Dengue, Hepatitis, HIV/STI, Hypertension, Influenza, Kidney disease, Leprosy, Malaria, Pneumococcus, Polio, Pulmonary disease, Stroke, Tuberculosis, Zoonotic diseases, Capacity building research and design, Health economics, Health & human rights, Health systems strengthening, Infectious disease modeling, Monitoring & evaluation, Smoking cessation and Vaccination roll-out strategy (rotavirus, HPV).

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions page HERE.

Fellowship

Fellowship trainees originating from the U.S. will receive a monthly stipend dependent upon experience, research funding, health and emergency evacuation insurance, and re-location funds. LMIC trainees will receive stipend support, research funds, panerai luminor gmt replica and conference travel funds.

Eligibility

This program is suited for post-doctoral researchers in a junior faculty position who have completed an Institutional Research Training Grant (T32) in any of the health science disciplines; early-stage postdoctoral researchers;  and doctoral students from schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health and veterinary medicine.

Trainees from low- or middle-income country (LMIC) international sites can apply as postdocs or as a predoc who is then “twinned” with the U.S. doctoral student trainee. A two-to-three member team can apply to jointly conduct a research project. Each member of the research team must be from a different health science for instance public health, medicine, and biomedical engineering. MD’s or PhD’s from one of the four consortia institutions may identify a training site outside of the 17 established training sites.

Non-U.S. citizens applying for the FGHF program must be citizens of one of the LMICs (low- or middle income countries) in which their training sites are located. These include: Ghana, Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Bangladesh, China, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Argentina, Brazil and Peru.  For more information on these training sites please see their website HERE.

Application

Deadline for applications is 15 December 2013. You must register at the WEBSITE HERE and submit the following documents: 

  1. Cover page; available HERE
  2. Research Plan (5 pages) application guide available HERE
    • Project Summary/abstract
    • Research Strategy Plan (overview)
    • Specific Aims
    • Significance
    • Innovation
    • Approach
    • Budget and Justification
    • Human Subjects
  3. Statement of career goals (1 page)
  4. NIH Biosketch; available HERE
  5. Two to three letters of recommendation emailed directly to [email protected]
    • U.S. Research mentor letter (previous research)
    • Department chair letter addressubg career trajectory and can include comments on your faculty status, if applicable
    • International site letter from the site mentor or PI confirming prior communication with them about their commitment to work with you. If your research mentor is based overseas full time then this statement would be included in the research mentor letter.
  6. Time line for your proposed scope of work

Contact [email protected] to make alternative submission arrangements if needed. To learn more about the application process contact the Coordinating Center at UNC-CH at [email protected] For more information, please see the official website HERE.

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