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VECD Fogarty Global Health Fellowship Program in Clinical Research at Vanderbilt University

The VECD is inviting candidates for the Fogarty Global Health Fellowship program for clinical investigators. 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.

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Application Deadline: Applications are now open for the academic year 2022/2023.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: Vanderbilt University
  • Department: Medical center
  • Course Level: Fellowships
  • Award: Two fellowships are offered.
  • Number of Awards: Fellowships provide support for 11 months.
  • Scholarship can be taken at Haiti, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania, Vietnam, Rwanda, Brazil, Mexico, China, and India

Eligibility

  • Eligible Countries: US citizens or citizens of low-or middle-income countries as defined by the World Bank are eligible for these fellowships.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: 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.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the given criteria:
  • 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 sites.

How to Apply

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

  • How to Apply: Applicant Biographical Sketch (NIH Format). For instructions on how to format your Biosketch, please refer to NIH guidelines: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/forms/biosketch.htm or VECD Review Committee” and can be uploaded to your application or emailed (by the application due date) directly to[email protected]
  • Supporting Documents: Submit Essay Questions. Applicants are asked to describe their prior research experience, experience working in resource-limited settings, and career goals and plans. Additionally, applicants must submit a 1200-word summary of the research they intend to conduct during their fellowship, as well as a proposed timeline and mentoring plan.
  • Academic transcripts of all the previous schools attended

Benefits

  • 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.

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