Fogarty Global Health Fellowship funding renewed, applications now being accepted

The University of Michigan and three partner institutions received a combined $900,000 in federal funding to provide early-career physician scientists with extended international research experiences.

The Northern Pacific Global Health Research Fellows Training Consortium, a partnership first launched in 2012 between the universities of Washington, Michigan, Hawaii and Minnesota, this summer received an NIH renewal grant for another five years, money expected to support an additional 90 trainees through 2022.

Since the program’s launch, UMMS has sponsored 16 Fogarty fellows who have embarked on year-long global health projects in places like China, Ghana, Uganda and more.

“The Fogarty Fellowship offers participants extended, immersive international experiences that have the power to shape careers, lives, and ultimately the future of global health,” said UMMS Associate Dean for Education and & Global Initiatives Joe Kolars, a co-PI of the program, which is led by the University of Washington. “We are delighted that NIH recognizes the its value and look forward to supporting many more deserving UMMS scholars interested in pursuing their global health interests.”

The Northern Pacific consortium is one of six such Fogarty Fellowship consortia across the U.S comprising 24 universities. Each school leverages its international networks and partnerships to match participants with projects and mentors abroad that align with their respective interest. Selected fellows live and work for a year in an limited-resource setting.

Prior UMMS participants have studied maternal health in Ghana, cancer epidemiology trends in Thailand, and the links between malaria and iron deficiency in children in Uganda.

Applications for 2018-19 are currently being accepted. Learn more here.