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UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship 2022/2023 for Researchers from US and Developing Countries

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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.

When is the Application Deadline:

1st November 2021

Tell Me About UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship:

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.

What Type of Scholarship is this?

Fellowship

Who is Eligible for UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship?

Candidate Eligibility

United States-based trainees:

  • Citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Candidates from any U.S. institution are eligible, though applicants from the four consortium universities may be given priority
  • Applicants from underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

International 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.

Education Requirements

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):

  • enrolled in a graduate degree program at a U.S. or affiliated international institution
  • able to defer studies over the course of the fellowship to focus on research activities
  • in later stages of training (e.g., following comprehensive examinations, after clinical rotations) will be given priority.

Which Countries are Eligible?

Regardless of their institutional affiliation, trainees will work at one of our core research sites in the following countries:

  • Africa: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Malawi, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia
  • Asia: Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Vietnam
  • Americas: Bolivia, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Peru, Suriname

Where will Award be Taken?

USA

How Many Fellowships will be Given?

Not sspecified

What is the Benefit of UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship?

  • Full award: A 12-month full-time appointment and includes a monthly stipend, research funds, health insurance and emergency medical and evacuation insurance, and travel funds.
  • Travel and research award: A 12-month full-time appointment and includes research funds, health insurance and emergency medical and evacuation insurance, and travel funds.

How Long will the Program Last?

12 months

How to Apply for UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship:

 APPLY HERE

  • All components should be single-spaced, with 0.5” margins, and in Arial 11-point font.
  • The page limit for each section is specified below.
  • Application materials should be reviewed by a mentor(s) prior to submission.

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.

  1. Specific Aims
  2. Research Plan (overview)
    • Significance
    • Innovation
    • Approach
  3. Timeline for proposed scope of work
  4. Human Subjects (describe the IRB process and timeline for approval)
  5. References should be provided but will not count toward the two-page limit

Budget and budget justification (1 page): Can include personnel and travel costs.

  1. U.S. or foreign postoctoral: Up to $10,000 for research expenses.
  2. U.S. of foreign doctoral: Up to $7,000 for research expenses

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

  1. U.S. mentor letter (required)
  2. International mentor letter (required) – this mentor should be living and working full-time at the site
  3. One additional letter may be submitted from a co-mentor on this application, a prior mentor, or a prior or current supervisor
  4. Program co-funding (if jointly supported with another grant) – if the applicant has secured co-funding from another training program (e.g. T32 program) or grant, a separate letter from the PI or director should be included outlining the amount and duration of this support

Visit UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship Webpage for Details

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