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VECD Fogarty Global Health Fellowship Program in Clinical Research, 2020-21

The VECD is inviting candidates for the Fogarty Global Health Fellowship program for clinical investigators for the academic year 2020-21. This fellowship program is a one-year clinical research training program for pre- and postdoctoral candidates at one of the affiliated international training sites.

The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) leads one of five consortia of U.S. universities supported by The Fogarty Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars.

  • Study Subject (s): Fellowships are awarded for clinical investigators studying diseases and conditions.
  • Course Level: The Global Health Fellowship Program is a one-year clinical research training program for pre- and postdoctoral candidates at one of the affiliated international training sites.
  • Scholarship Provider: The Fogarty International Center (FIC) and several collaborating institutes and centres at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • The award can be taken at Haiti, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania, Vietnam, Rwanda, Brazil, Mexico, China and India

Eligibility

All applicants must:

  • Be citizens of the United States or its territories or possessions, or persons lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence OR citizens of low- or middle-income countries as defined by the World Bank
  • Have demonstrated an interest in, and a statement of commitment to, a career in global health research.
  • Have the support of a VECD institution, including committed mentors in both the US and the LMIC site. Potential applicants that are not originating from a VECD institution should see our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
  • Preference is given to US-based postdoctoral applicants who have received support from their institution’s NIH T32 research training grants or from VECD research-oriented global health residency and fellowship training programs.
  • Applicants from Meharry Medical College, Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and U. Puerto Rico are encouraged. Potential applicants from these institutions should communicate with a VECD institution to identify mentors.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: US citizens or citizens of low-or middle-income countries as defined by the World Bank are eligible for these fellowships.

A number of awards (s): Two fellowships are offered.

Duration of award (s): Fellowships provide support for 11 months.

How to Apply

Applications must be completed and submitted online with the required documents such as:

  • Cover letter
  • Academic transcripts of all the previous school attended

Benefits

Fellowships provide the following:

  • 11 months of stipend support. U.S. postdoctoral trainees are supported according to the NRSA federal stipend scale.
  • Non-U.S. citizens are supported at a rate that is fair and equitable in their home institutions for their professional level. Doctoral students are supported at approximately $20,000.
  • Health insurance or fringe benefits.
  • Modest research training costs.
  • Roundtrip travel costs to and from the fellowship site.
  • A five-day workshop/orientation training on the campus of the National Institutes of Health.
  • The typical fellowship cycle begins in July of each year. Fellows are required to spend at least 10 months at their assigned LMIC research site unless another timeline has been pre-approved by the VECD Consortium.

Application Deadline: Applications for 2020-21 are now closed

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