The Global Health Equity Scholars (GHES) fellowship is 12-month mentored research fellowship designed to create a new community of researchers, educators, and professionals prepared to address new and emerging global health challenges.
GHES is working to create a cadre of new researchers who can dedicate their research career to address the health problems that arise out of inequity of human conditions prevalent in informal human settlements that the United Nations has defined as slums. Rather than addressing one disease at a time, GHES proposes to provide a comprehensive, multidisciplinary and integrated approach to deal with slum health issues, developed over many years by various participating faculty members of this program.
Over the past seven years, the program has trained 111 fellows (63 US and 48 LMIC). About 40% of the fellowships have been carried out in Africa, 32% in Asia, 24% in Latin America, and 4% in Eastern Europe. Of the US fellowships, 20% have been among underrepresented minorities in the sciences.
Applications will be accepted until November 15, 2019. More information is available on the GHES website.
The Global Health Equity Scholars (GHES) is sponsored by the Fogarty International Center (FIC) and several collaborating institutes and centers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The GHES program brings together a consortium that includes the University of California, Berkeley, Florida International University, Stanford University, and Yale University, in collaboration with partner institutions in low-and-middle-income countries (LMIC).