University of California Global Health Institute (UCGHI) GloCal Health Fellowship, 2016-2017

University of California Global Health Institute (UCGHI) is inviting applications for GloCal Health Fellowship to support an 11-month, mentored research. Fellowship is designed for doctoral students (PhD, DrPH, etc.), professional students (MD, DDS, DVM, PharmD, etc.), postdoctoral fellows, foreign postdoctoral fellows from participating international sites in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and junior faculty with a current NIH Career Development Award (K series or similar award). Postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty accepted into this program will be at their international research site for the full 11 consecutive months of their fellowship. Accepted doctoral/professional student trainees will spend their first four-week period at UCSF participating in the Designing Clinical Research course online, followed by 10 months at the international research site.

Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded for studying diseases and conditions in developing countries. The program will provide trainees with outstanding, interdisciplinary education and training in innovative global health research designed to improve health for populations around the world. Funding for research related, but not limited to, the following topics: Agriculture, Anthropology, Biology, Biostatistics/Bioinformatics, Chemistry, Geography, Law, Medicine, Molecular Biology, Nursing, Nutrition, Oceanography, Pharmacy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public health, Sociology and Veterinarian Medicine.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for Junior faculty, postdoctoral fellows, senior professional students (MD, DDS, DVM, PharmD, etc.) and advanced doctoral students to undertake research.
Scholarship Provider: National Institutes of Health (NIH) Fogarty International Center (FIC), as well as a consortium at the UCGHI
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Postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty accepted into this program will be at their international research site for the full 11 consecutive months of their fellowship. Accepted doctoral/professional student trainees will spend their first four-week period at UCSF participating in the Designing Clinical Research course online, followed by 10 months at the international research site. All trainees must also attend a mandatory weeklong NIH training in Washington, DC at the beginning of their fellowship.

Eligibility:GloCal Health Fellowship This fellowship is open to:
-Junior faculty with a current NIH Career Development Award (K series);
-Post-doctoral fellows;
-Senior professional students (MD, DDS, DVM, PharmD, etc.) in health-related disciplines (human or animal) such as medicine, nursing (PhD level only), dentistry, optometry, etc.; and
-Advanced doctoral students (PhD, DrPH, etc.) in fields such as health sciences, social and behavioral sciences, nutrition, environment, etc.
-Junior faculty, doctoral students, and professional students who apply must currently be affiliated with one of the ten University of California campuses. However, post-doc applicants do not necessarily need to be affiliated with a UC campus prior to applying. Applicants must be:
-Citizens of the United States or its territories or possessions, or persons lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence (resident aliens must include their green card number in their application), or citizens from one of the 16 low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) represented in the GloCal Health Fellowship Program.
-Applicants from LMICs must carry out their fellowships in their home countries.
-All applicants must have demonstrated interest in, and statement of commitment to, a career in global health research.
-All applicants must have the support of one of the four UC campuses participating in the fellowship (UCSF, UCSD, UCLA, UCD) as well as an affiliated international site, including committed mentors from both the UC and the international site.
-Preference is given to US-based post-doctoral applicants and professional student applicants who have received support from a UC NIH T32 or D43-based research training grant, or are funded by an NIH Career Development Award (K series), respectively.
-U. S. citizens or permanent residents who are advanced doctoral students in global health sciences (e.g., medicine, dentistry, nursing, public health, veterinary medicine, or basic biomedical sciences) at any of the 10 UC campuses may apply. PhD students should have completed their Master’s-level coursework, and professional doctoral degree candidates should have completed their basic science courses and one year of clinical training. Doctoral students who are enrolled in a joint doctoral program between a UC and another university (e.g., SDSU) are eligible to apply.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Citizens of the United States are eligible for this fellowship but postdocs, can be citizens from one of the 16 low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) represented in the GloCal Health Fellowship Program (Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, China, Ethiopia, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Mexico, Mozambique, Panama, Peru, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine and Zimbabwe).

Scholarship Description: The GloCal Health Fellowship is a career development fellowship sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Fogarty International Center (FIC), as well as a consortium at the UCGHI. This consortium is comprised of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF); University of California, San Diego (UCSD); University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); University of California, Davis (UCD); 27 affiliated international sites across 16 countries (Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, China, Ethiopia, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Mexico, Mozambique, Panama, Peru, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine, Zimbabwe); and institutes and centers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Fellowship is awarded for 11 consecutive months. Fellowships begin in July.

What does it cover? Fellowships provide 11 consecutive months of stipend support, health insurance, modest research training costs (approximately $20,000), travel costs to and from the international field site, tuition support for 2-3 online courses for credit, and a weeklong orientation on the campus of the National Institutes of Health.

Selection Criteria: The UCGHI GloCal Health Fellowship Steering Committee, which is comprised of 24 faculty members from the four participating UCs and affiliated international sites, will review all proposals and make award decisions with the Leadership Group. The application review process follows guidelines of the NIH Center for Scientific Review, including potential conflicts of interest of reviewers and other key issues. Preference is given to US-based post-doctoral applicants and professional student applicants who have received support from a UC NIH T32 or D43-based research training grant, or are funded by an NIH Career Development Award (K series), respectively.

Notification: Admission decisions should be made by February 2016.

How to Apply: Please complete online application and provide the required supporting documents.

Online Application

Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for 2016 fellowship applications is November 1, 2015.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

 

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