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UC Berkeley Gilead Masters Fellowship for the Advancement of Global Public Health for Developing Countries 2019

The UC Berkeley School of Public Health is excited to announce the launch of the Gilead Fellowship for the Advancement of Global Public Health Program for Spring 2019. 

Application Deadline: 1st October 2018

Eligible Countries: Developing countries

About the Award: This new program, which will see it’s first cohort come to UC Berkeley in Spring 2019, will provide support to 5 international fellows from developing countries who will take on coursework towards a two-year Masters This new fellowship award supports international students from low and middle income countries who would like to pursue a Masters of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology or Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology.

This exciting new capacity-building program will provide support to five international Fellows from developing countries as they complete an 18-month Masters in Public Health (MPH) degree with a concentration in Global Health. Gilead Fellows will focus on critical areas of global health including infectious diseases, vaccinology, and epidemiology as they relate to challenges faced by their home countries as well as worldwide.

These awards are made possible thanks to the generous support of Gilead Sciences, Inc, which strives to transform and simplify care for people with life-threatening illnesses around the world. The program will be overseen by the UC Berkeley Center for Global Public Health (CGPH) based at SPH. The multi-faceted mission of CGPH includes the development of global health education and training initiatives for the UC Berkeley campus and Public Health at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health with a concentration in Global Health. Fellows will focus on critical areas of global health needs focusing on infectious diseases, vaccinology, and epidemiology.

Type: Masters, Fellowship


  • Citizen of World Bank designated LMIC
  • Bachelor’s degree in health related field
  • Relevant work experience
  • Fluency in English
  • Commitment to pursuing a career in infectious disease-related public health
  • Desire to return to home country in order to improve public health within that country

Important note: Fellows will be required to sign a contract outlining their commitment to complete the program and return back to their home country at the end of the Fellowship

Number of Awards: 5

Value of Award:

  • Online and on campus (out-of-state) tuition and fees at UC Berkeley SPH: $63,000 (up to)
  • Roundtrip Airfare and visa fees: $1,500 (up to)
  • Monthly stipend for rent and living expenses in Berkeley during Fall/Spring semesters: $3,000/ month (10 months)

Duration of Programme: 18 months

How to Apply: Visit Link below

Visit Programme Webpage for Details

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