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Phone: 520-626-5983
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GHES Fellowship Program


The Application Cycle for 2021-2022 is now Closed.

The Global Health Equity Scholars (GHES) fellowship is a research training program for post-doctoral fellows, upper-level PhD students, professional school students (MD, DVM, DrPH, DDS, PharmD, Nursing). It is part of the Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars sponsored by the Fogarty International Center (FIC) and several collaborating institutes and centers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The GHES program brings together a consortium that includes the University of California, Berkeley, The University of Arizona, Stanford University, and Yale University, with affiliated international sites across 24 countries.

The purpose of the program is to support an 12-month mentored research fellowship for investigators who are interested in studying diseases and conditions in developing countries. The program will provide trainees with outstanding, interdisciplinary education and training in innovative global health research designed to promote health equity for populations around the world. Trainees will be matched with top-tier global health research faculty from one of the four participating U.S. institutions and an international site, thus enabling them to engage in rich and enduring, mentored research experiences that will foster scientific and career development in global health research.

U.S. trainees will spend atleast 10 months at one of the GHES international training sites. Foreign fellows will spend their fellowship at their current international training site.

Download Program Brochure

Download the Fogarty Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars BioBook 2019-2020


This fellowship is open to:
  • US-based postdoctoral fellows (PhD, MD, or DVM); postdoctoral applicants must be affiliated with one of the four GHES US institutions at the initiation of the award. Applicants from other institutions may apply to arrange a postdoctoral position with a mentor from a GHES US institution if awarded.
  • US-based advanced doctoral students who have passed their qualifying examination;
  • US-based senior professional students (MD, DDS, DVM, PharmD, Nursing etc.) who have completed three years of professional school;
  • Foreign investigators and postdoctoral fellows affiliated with participating training sites;
  • US-based applicants must be citizens of the United States or its territories or possessions;
  • Foreign applicants must be citizens of any nation exclusive of high-income countries as defined by the World Bank.

The GHES fellowship provides support for 11 consecutive months of stipend, health insurance, modest research supply costs, travel costs to and from the international field site, and a five-day orientation on the campus of the National Institutes of Health.


Please visit the University of California, Berkeley, website: or contact Purnima Madhivanan at

Application Deadline is November 2, 2020

International Training Sites


Benin: University of Abomey-Calavi
Burkina Faso: Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé, Direction Régionale de l'Ouest (IRSS-DRO)
Cameroon: University of Buea; University of Yaoundé
Ethiopia: University of Gondar
Ghana: University of Ghana, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research
Kenya: Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI); Kenyatta National Hospital
Malawi: Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme
Mozambique: University Eduardo Mondlane
Senegal: University of Cheikh Anta Diop/Hôpiutal Aristide Le Dantec
South Africa: African Health Research Institute; Edendale Hospital; Philanjalo, University of Kwazulu Natal; University of Cape Town; University of the Witwatersrand
Tanzania: Health for a Prosperous Nation, Shinyanga Regional Hospital
Uganda: Gulu University; Makerere University, UINCD & College of Health Sciences
Zambia: Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia
Zimbabwe: University of Zimbabwe



Bangladesh: International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research
India: Indian Institute of Technology; Manipal Academy of Higher Education; Public Health Research Institute of India; Ramaiah Medical College; Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research
Malaysia: University of Malaya
Nepal: Institute for Social and Environmental Research, Nepal



Ukraine: Ukrainian Institute on Public Health Policy


Central and South America & the Caribbean

Colombia: Centro Internacional de Entrenamiento en Investigaciones Medicas (CIDEIM); Universidad de los Andes; Pontifica Universidad Javeriana
Ecuador: Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Jamaica: Caribbean Institute for Health Research
Nicaragua: Centro Nacional de Diagnóstico y Referencia, Ministry of Health
Peru: IMPACTA; Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

Further Information

For program information, please contact Griselda Ruiz-Braun at, or visit the program's website at

Previous GHES Fellows

Dixon Chibanda


Dixon Chibanda, 2012-2013 GHES Fellow: discussing with community members a recycling program that supports the Friendship Bench initiative in Harare, Zimbabwe. The Friendship Bench program offers interventions for depression to people living with HIV.


Federico Costa, 2012-2013 GHES fellow: Capture of rodents to study Leptospira transmission in slum settlements in Salvador, Brazil

Federico Costa

Program Faculty

Lee W. Riley, MD

Lee W. Riley, MD

GHES Program Director
Professor and Head, Division of Infectious Disease and Vaccinology
School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley

Purnima Madhivanan, MBBS, MPH, PhD

Purnima Madhivanan, MBBS, MPH, PhD (Epidemiology)

GHES Program Director at UA
Associate Professor
Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, Health Promotion Sciences
The University of Arizona

Michele Barry, MD, FACP

Michele Barry, MD, FACP

GHES Program Director at Stanford
Professor of Medicine
Senior Associate Dean for Global Health
Director, Center for Innovation in Global Health
Stanford University

Albert I. Ko, MD

Albert I. Ko, MD

GHES Program Director at Yale
Professor of Epidemiology and of Medicine
Department Chair, Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases
School of Public Health
Yale University