Global Health Equity Scholars Program

The Global Health Equity Scholars (GHES) program offers a unique international experience for postdoctoral fellows, and advanced PhD and professional school students. It provides one-year research training fellowship opportunities in global health at top-ranked, NIH-funded centers abroad.

The GHES program is one of five supported by the Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars funded by the Fogarty International Center at NIH. This program brings together a consortium that includes the University of California, Berkeley, Florida International University, Stanford University, and Yale University.

This program supports a one-year mentored research fellowship for trainees to study slum-related health topics/challenges. Fellows will spend eight to ten months in low-resource settings at one of the 31 affiliated international sites across 23 countries. The research topics can range from infectious diseases to non-communicable chronicle diseases, environmental health, mental health, urban planning, engineering, education and others.

This fellowship is designed for citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. Low- and middle-income country scholars who work at a pre-approved fellowship international site are also eligible. US post-docs now receive 12 months of salary/stipend. The maximum amount for research project funds for US fellows is $15,000. Click here for NIH/NRSA salaries for fellow appointments after December 1, 2016. For more information on eligibility, specific aspects of the fellowship award, and an application, please visit

Application Guidelines

The main contact for the program is the University of CA Berkeley.

Important Dates  

  • Application opens August 15, 2019
  • Application deadline is November 15, 2019
  • Fellowship August/September 2020 until July/August 2021

Program Coordinator
Elsio Wunder, PhD, MS, DVM
Yale School of Public Health
Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Disease
60 College St. LEPH 319A
New Haven, CT 06510 
Phone: +1 203-785-3927
Fax: +1 203-785-6193 

Principal Investigator
Albert Icksang Ko, M.D.
Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine
Chair, Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases
Yale School of Public Health
60 College Street
P.O. Box 208034
New Haven, CT  06520-8034
Tel: +1 203 785 6269
Fax: +1 203 785 6193

Yale Sites

  • Burkina Faso

  • Colombia

    Vector-borne and emerging infections
  • Ethiopia

    Health systems research and implementation
  • Ghana

    Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases
  • Kenya - NTDs

    Lab and field-based aspects of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)
  • Kenya

    HIV prevention, treatment and care
  • Kenya

    Neurology and Mental Health in People Living with HIV
  • Malawi

    Malawi–Liverpool–Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme
  • Malaysia

    HIV, Tuberculosis and Viral Hepatitis Prevention and Treatment in Criminal Justice and Community Health Settings
  • Mozambique

    Infectious and Chronic Disease
  • Peru

    HIV prevention and treatment among men who have sex with men (MSM)
  • Peru

    Clinical/translational research, epidemiology, prevention, health services and health policy aspects of non-communicable diseases. In particular we welcome applicants with interest in the areas of musculoskeletal and rheumatologic disease, dermatology, women’s health, and aging.
  • Samoa (Apia)

    Chronic disease and perinatal epidemiology
  • Senegal

    Malaria, Genetic Diversity, Immunity, Host-Pathogen Dynamics
  • South Africa - Community-Based strategies, HIV/AIDS and TB

    Community based strategies to confront epidemics of tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and drug resistant tuberculosis
  • South Africa

    HIV and TB
  • Uganda

    Vector Biology
  • Uganda

    Lung disease research
  • Uganda

    Uganda Initiative for Integrated Management of Non-Communicable Diseases (UINCD)
  • Uganda

  • Ukraine

    HIV prevention and treatment in prison populations
  • Zambia

    HIV and TB