Applications are open for the 2021-2022 GloCal Health Fellowship

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The GloCal Health Fellowship is a program that supports a 12-month, mentored research fellowship for investigators interested in study diseases and conditions in developing countries. The application window for the 2021-2022 cohort of the fellowship is now open.

The University of California Global Health Institute's GloCal Health Fellowship provides aspiring global health researchers with outstanding interdisciplinary education and training in innovative research designed to improve health for populations around the world.

Now accepting applications for its 2021-22 program, GloCal is recruiting individuals interested in HIV research, non-HIV-related mental health research and other global health priority research areas such as women’s health, planetary health and non-communicable diseases. The fellowship is designed for: US doctoral students, professional students and postdoctoral fellows, as well as foreign postdoctoral fellows from affiliated international sites in low- and middle-income countries.

A 12-month mentored research fellowship, GloCal Health Fellowship has four principal components:

-Research project – 12 months, at 1 of 20 international partner sites
-Mentorship – a strong, interdisciplinary mentored research experience
-Global health education – online or onsite courses
-Career development – to attain short-term goals and transition to the next stage

Fellowships begin in July 2021 and provide:

-12 consecutive months stipend support
-Health insurance (for U.S. trainees)
-Modest research funding ($15,000)
-Travel costs to and from international field site
-Support for online courses
-A week-long orientation at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Washington, DC.

Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Fogarty International Center (FIC) and UCGHI, the GloCal Health Fellowship supports awarded fellows from all 10 UC campuses as well as 20 affiliated international sites across 17 countries.

Interested applicants are encouraged to explore past GloCal Research and learn about the application process.

The deadline to apply is November 2, 2020.

For questions, please contact GloCal Health Fellowship Deputy Director Kimberly Bale. For more information, please visit the GloCal webpage

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Published: Monday, August 24, 2020