Application Process

The application for the 2021-2022 fellowship cycle will close at 11:59pm EST on November 2, 2020. 

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COVID-19 Announcement:

The HBNU Fogarty Global Health Fellowship Program is accepting applications for the 2021-2022 fellowship year. Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, the landscape of global health research is ever-changing, and future reopening of research activities and travel borders may be country-specific. We encourage applicants to keep these considerations in mind when developing their research plans.


Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

1.  U.S. Pre-Doctoral Candidate
a.    U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
b.    Enrolled in accredited doctoral level program (MD, PhD or equivalent) in public health, government, business, design, engineering,    education, medicine, nutrition, law, pharmacy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, or nursing.
c.    Health-professional students who wish to interrupt their studies for a year or more to engage in full-time research training before completing their formal training programs are also eligible.
d.    Available to dedicate 40 hours per week to the research fellowship for 11-12 months at the international site, beginning in July.

2.  U.S. Post-Doctoral Candidate
a.    U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
b.    Received, as of the beginning date of the training period, a PhD, MD, DDS, or comparable doctoral degree from an accredited institution. Comparable doctoral degrees include, but are not limited to, the following: DMD, DC, DO, DVM, OD, DPM, ScD, EngD, DrPH, DNSc, DPT, PharmD, ND (Doctor of Naturopathy), DSW, PsyD, as well as a doctoral degree in nursing research.
c.    Available to dedicate 40 hours per week to the research fellowship for 11-12 months at the international site, beginning in July.

Note: U.S. applicants affiliated with universities that are not part of an FIC Global Health Program Consortium (HBNU, GloCal, GHES, UJMT, NPGH, VECD) are welcome to apply through this consortium. Applicants who are affiliated with a university that is part of an FIC Global Health Program Consortium should apply through their university’s consortium.

3.  LMIC Post-Doctoral Candidate
a.    Citizen of one of HBNU’s collaborating LMICs. LMIC postdocs must be affiliated with the site of their proposed research project.
b.    Received, as of the beginning date of the training period, a PhD, MD, DDS, or comparable doctoral degree from an accredited institution. Comparable doctoral degrees include, but are not limited to, the following: DMD, DC, DO, DVM, OD, DPM, ScD, EngD, DrPH, DNSc, DPT, PharmD, ND (Doctor of Naturopathy), DSW, PsyD, as well as a doctoral degree in nursing research.
c.    Available to dedicate 40 hours per week to the research fellowship for 11-12 months at the international site, beginning in July.

Preference is given to any applicants with co-funding from their institution’s NIH T32, D43, MEPI or other grants.


Before You Apply

1. Choose a research area. HBNU supports fellowships in research focus areas including but not limited to:
a. Medium/high priority HIV/AIDS, as defined by NIH
b. Maternal and child health and nutrition
c. Noncommunicable disease
d. Mental health
HBNU will also consider research projects in other areas that align with NIH’s Institutes and Centers. Please contact the HBNU team if you would like to propose an additional research area.

2. Choose a research site. HBNU partners with twenty-one training sites across fifteen countries in Africa, Asia, and South America. Select the one best suited to your research project.

3. Contact your mentors. Candidates must secure the support of at least two mentors: one US-based mentor and one site-based mentor. Identify and contact a US-based mentor with expertise in your research focus area from the consortium’s faculty list. Identify and contact a site-based mentor listed on the site’s webpage. Applicants must submit a letter of support from each mentor with their fellowship application.


How to Apply

The application for the 2021-2022 cycle will close on November 2, 2020.

  1. Ensure you meet the eligibility criteria listed above.
  2. Complete the online application.  Please refer to the HBNU Application Requirements prior to submitting your application.

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