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. Information on the application procedure

Important Dates  

  • Application opens August 15, 2017
  • Application deadline is November 15, 2017
  • Fellowship August 2018 - July 2019