The 2014-2015 UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship is now open for applications. The UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship Consortium provides a new opportunity in global health research training for selected junior faculty, fellows, and scholars. This global health fellowship program offers 11-months of mentored clinical research training for pre- and postdoctoral candidates. It is sponsored by the Fogarty International Center and other NIH Institutes, Centers and Offices such as the National Cancer Institute and the Office of Research for Women’s Health. Based in over 20 years of research and training collaboration, this consortium brings together 19 primary research training sites in Africa, Asia and South America.
Worth of Awards
        a.  US Postdocs and Junior Faculty

  • Stipend based on the National Research Service Award guidelines determined by the NIH in accordance with years of professional experience.
  • Health insurance
  • Emergency medical evacuation and repatriation insurance
  • Up to $4550 for airfare, visa and vaccines
  • $10,000 in research project funds.

         b.   Postdoctoral Fellows  from Developing Countries

  • Stipend based on current income and local standard
  • Up to $4550 for travel, lodging and registration for an international conference
  • $10,000 in research project funds

Eligibility
           a. US Postdoctoral Fellows and Junior Faculty

  • U.S. Citizen, non-citizen national or permanent resident
  • MD’s will have completed residency prior to the departure date for the training site.
  • PhD’s will have defended their dissertation prior to the departure date for the training site.
  • U.S. trained MD or PhD from any U.S. academic institution can work at one of the established training sites.
  • 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.

           b.   Research Clinicians and Postdoc Fellows from Developing Countries

  • Postdoctoral trainees from LMIC (low-or middle- income countries) who are currently involved in research at one of the international training sites affiliated with one of the four consortium partners.
  • Those who have, or will have, the in-country equivalent to an MD or PhD level of education prior to the start of the fellowship in the summer of 2013.

          c  Travel and Research Grants

  • Funds can be used for transportation to an international training site, conduct of research and supplies are available for postdocs funded through K awards or who are funded through an existing T32 award – please specify on the application.
  • U.S. postdoctoral applicants from other institutions and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

  • Cover page;
  • Research Plan (5 pages)
    • Project Summary/abstract
    • Research Strategy Plan (overview)
    • Specific Aims
    • Significance
    • Innovation
    • Approach
    • Budget and Justification
    • Human Subjects
  • Statement of career goals (1 page)
  • NIH Biosketch
  • 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.
  • Time line for your proposed scope of work

Contact [email protected] to make alternative submission arrangements if needed.
Deadline: December 15, 2013
For more information and to submit your application.
The detail application guide can be found here.

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