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HBNU Fogarty Global Health Training Program

The HBNU Fogarty Global Health Training Program offers opportunities in global health research training for pre- and postdoctoral candidates from the U.S. and lower-middle-income countries (LMICs), sponsored by the Fogarty International Center and several collaborating centers and institutes at the National Institutes of Health.

The purpose of the program is to generate a new cadre of global health scientists, educators and professionals who will be prepared to address the new challenges in global health. The program will provide fellows with a one-year mentored clinical research fellowship in innovative global health research to promote health equity for populations around the world.

The program brings together leading academic research institutions with longstanding relationships in LMICs throughout Africa and Asia in a variety of disciplines and with multidisciplinary research capacities. The four U.S. academic research institutions that will anchor our consortium are:

  • Harvard University (Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard Global Health Institute)
  • Boston University (School of Public Health, Center for Global Health and Development)
  • Northwestern University (Institute for Global Health, Feinberg School of Medicine)
  • University of New Mexico (School of Medicine, Center for Global Health)

To submit an inquiry to the Institute for Global Health, please contact: Kate Klein, MPH, MA, or Claudia Hawkins, MD.


Trainees are expected to spend 12 months in training and be available to begin the fellowship in July, with two to three weeks of training in the U.S. All trainees are required to pursue their research training full time, normally defined as 40 hours per week, or as specified by the sponsoring institution in accordance with its own policies

We accept applications from individuals from non-consortium U.S. institutions. For a list of affiliated institutions, please review the list of research sites.

Proposals in HIV have to meet the Office of AIDS Research (OAR) HIV/AIDS research priorities. For more information about these priorities, please visit NIH HIV/AIDS page.

Trainees must meet all of the following requirements in their respective category:

Predoctoral Trainees

  • Must be U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents or citizen of the LMIC country in which they are proposing to conduct research.
  • Must be enrolled in accredited doctoral level program (MD, PhD or equivalent) in public health, government, business, design, engineering, education, medicine, nutrition, law, pharmacy, dentistry, veterinary medicine or nursing.
  • Health professional students who wish to interrupt their studies for a year or more to engage in full-time research training before completing their formal training programs are also eligible.

Postdoctoral Trainees

  • Must be U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents or citizens of LMIC with sites participating in the program.
  • Must have received, as of the beginning date of the training period, a PhD, MD, DDS or comparable doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution. Comparable doctoral degrees include, but are not limited to, the following: DMD, DC, DO, DVM, OD, DPM, ScD, EngD, DrPH, DNSc, DPT, PharmD, ND (Doctor of Naturopathy), DSW, PsyD and doctoral degrees in nursing research.


Applications for the 2024-2025 HBNU Fellowship Program are currently open. Yearly deadline listed on HBNU Fogarty Global Health Training Program official website.

For more information regarding the international sites and the application, please visit the official website for the Forgarty Global Health Training Program on Harvard University's website.

 Application Materials

  • Statement of career goals and plans: State why you are interested in an international mentored research training experience. In addition, describe how your career goals relate to global health and how this program will contribute to your professional advancement (do not exceed 800 words).
  • Research plan: Describe your proposed research project. Include details on your mentorship plan for your fellowship year (do not exceed 1,000 words).
  • IRB and ethics approvals plan: Describe your timeline for applying for Institutional Review Board and ethics approvals. This should include both the U.S. and international collaborating institution/national IRBs (do not exceed 500 words).
  • Additional funding (if applicable): Describe any additional sources of funding that you have available for your project/fellowship or that you are applying for. This may include T32, D43 or MEPI grant support, secondary fellowships, K-award, etc. If none, please list N/A (do not exceed 300 words).
  • Fellowship timeline and plan: State what you intend to accomplish within the 12‐month timeframe, the feasibility of the study within the available budget and timeline and the next steps to advance your research (do not exceed 500 words).
  • NIH-style biosketch.
  • Transcripts (doctoral and professional students only): Provide a copy of your most recent transcript. Non-official transcripts are allowed (postdoctoral applicants do not need to include a transcript). Please upload a scan of your transcript in PDF format.
  • Letter of support.

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