Fogarty Global Health Fellowship

Applications for the 2020-2021 Fellowship Year are open. Apply by November 1, 2019.

The Fogarty International Center has awarded a new Global Health Fellows and Scholars Program to a Consortium of Vanderbilt University, Emory University, Cornell University, and Duke University (VECDor). The award recognizes the long-standing commitment to global health and of collaboration across each of these universities and their collaborating international partners. The VECDor program provides supportive mentorship, research opportunities and a collaborative research environment for early stage investigators to enhance their global health research expertise and their careers.

Beginning in July 2014, the program provides 11 months of stipend support, health insurance, modest research training costs, travel costs to and from the international site, and a five-day orientation on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

Fellowship Sites & Institutional Partners: 

Candidates must have the committed support from research mentors at their home institution and at the international site.

Click here to learn more about the Global Health Fellows Program.


Eligible candidates must work in a health-related discipline such as medicine, nursing, public health, dentistry, and optometry among others, and meet the following criteria:

• Postdoctoral researcher
• Pre-doctoral candidates currently enrolled in a health-related doctoral program
• U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, or non-citizen national OR citizen of any nation exclusive of high-income countries as defined by the World Bank
• Demonstrated interest in a career in global health research
• Candidates from underrepresented minority communities are particularly encouraged to apply

Co-funding is a plus! Preference is given to applicants who are receiving support from their institution’s NIH T32, other research training grants, or from other research-oriented global health residency and fellowship training programs.