Vanderbilt-Emory-Cornell-Duke (VECD) is one of six consortia that comprise the Fogarty Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars. The purpose of the program is to provide mentored global health research training opportunities in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) for pre- and post-doctoral candidates from the U.S. and LMICs. The program is sponsored by the Fogarty International Center (FIC) and many collaborating Institutes and Centers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Fellows train in a 12-month intensive, hands-on research program at one of our affiliated international training sites. VECD’s highly experienced global health mentors work together to mentor fellows at numerous sites U.S. and LMIC partner institutions, which include diverse, well-funded research sites in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. The program provides stipend support, health insurance, modest research training costs, travel costs to and from the international site, and a five-day virtual or in-person orientation hosted by National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
- Botswana-UPenn Partnership (BUP)
- Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC)
- Moi Schools of Medicine and Public Health
- Siriraj Hospital, Thailand
- Transcultural Psychosocial Organization, Nepal
- Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Nicaragua (UNAN)
- University of Cape Town, South Africa
- University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka
- Weill Bugando Medical Centre, Tanzania
Candidates must have the committed support from research mentors at their home institution and at the international site.
The next application cycle will open in fall 2021. 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, osteopathic medicine, opthalmology and others, and meet the following criteria:
- Postdoctoral trainees within three years of their last major training (i.e. degree program, residency, fellowship)
- Advanced doctoral students currently enrolled in health-related doctoral programs
- Citizens of the United States or its territories or possessions, or persons lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence OR citizens of LMICs as defined by the World Bank
- Demonstrated interest in a career in global health research
- Have the support of a VECD institution, including committed mentors at both the U.S. and the LMIC site.
- Candidates from underrepresented minority communities are especially 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.