UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship: Now accepting applications for 2022-2023 from doctoral and postdoctoral candidates from the US and postdoctoral candidates from our focus countries.
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1st November 2021
Our program aims to support projects across a diverse range of research topics. However, we expect targeted funding for proposals on HIV, cancer, diabetes, digestive and kidney diseases, mental health, and/or neurological disorders.
Since 2012, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Johns Hopkins University, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Tulane University have offered mentored research training through the UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship program, funded by the Fogarty International Center within the National Institutes of Health.
This consortium brings together four top-ranked universities and their respective international research training sites in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Trainee research projects are supported by mentors with expertise in clinical, public health, laboratory, and implementation research. Each trainee works with a team of mentors, including at least one U.S. and one international member to monitor the trainee’s progress and provide on-site supervision.
United States-based trainees:
We fund postdoctoral researchers who are citizens of one of 16 countries where there are program affiliated research institutions. Typically, international trainees have an appointment or affiliation with the training site and local mentors.
Postdoctoral applicants (U.S. and foreign nationals):
Completion of a graduate degree —MD, PhD, DrPH, DVM, PharmD, or equivalent — by July of the academic year.
Doctoral applicants (U.S. only):
Regardless of their institutional affiliation, trainees will work at one of our core research sites in the following countries:
Guidance for Application Materials
Research proposal (2 pages): It is expected that applicants review the proposed research design extensively with their mentor in the U.S. and at the international site. Trainees are required to have at least two mentors.
Budget and budget justification (1 page): Can include personnel and travel costs.
Statement of career goals (1 page)
Plan for mentorship (1 page): This should include specific areas of mentorship and frequency of meetings/calls with members on the mentorship committee.
Contingency plans due to COVID-19 (1 page): It remains unclear how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect UJMT-supported research in 2022-2023. Please describe anticipated challenges and plans to mitigate them. With assistance from mentors, applicants not already based at the site are encouraged to identify in-country collaborators (e.g. research team members, other UJMT applicants) who can support study activities in case travel is delayed.
NIH Biosketch: Pay close attention to formatting, an improperly formatted biosketch reflects poorly on your application. NIH instructions are available for assistance in developing a biosketch here: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/forms/biosketch.htm.
NIH Biosketch for primary mentors: Biosketches required from the U.S. and international mentors.
Letters of recommendation: Up to four letters, mentors should email their letters directly to FGHFP@med.unc.edu
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