GloCal Health Fellowship at University of California in USA 2021

Good news! GloCal Health Fellowship at University of California is currently open. The GloCal Health Fellowship at University of California offers aspiring global health researchers with outstanding interdisciplinary education and training in innovative research designed to improve health for populations around the world.

Application Deadline: 2nd November 2020

Eligible Countries: One of the 17 GloCal developing countries & USA


To be Taken at (Country): USA

About the Award: The GloCal Health Fellowship at University of California supports a 12-month, mentored research fellowship for investigators interested in studying diseases and conditions in developing countries. The program is planned for: US doctoral scholars (PhD, DrPH, etc.), professional scholars (MD, DDS, DVM, PharmD, etc.) and postdoctoral fellows, as well as foreign postdoctoral associates from affiliated international sites in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Ideal applicants will propose research in areas such as, but not limited to:

  • Social and behavioral science
  • Nutrition
  • Environment
  • Medicine
  • Public health
  • Nursing
  • Veterinary and basic sciences

Foremost global health faculty from the UC campuses and foreign sites mentor fellows in the GloCal Health Fellowship program, thus engaging in rich and lasting experiences that foster scientific and career growth in global health research.

Fellows admitted into this program must spend at least 11 consecutive months during their 12-month fellowship at their foreign research sites. Every fellow partake in the UCSF online Responsible Conduct of Research course at the commencement of their fellowship. Pre-doctoral associates also do the online course in Designing Clinical Research. Every fellows must partake in a week-long orientation at the NIH in Washington, D.C. at the commencement of their fellowship.

Type: Fellowship

Eligibility for GloCal Health Fellowship at University of California

  • Individuals are qualified to apply, if they have an affiliation with one of the 20 GloCal international sites.
  • US Postdoctoral fellows associated with UC: Individuals are qualified to apply. If they are from a UC campus not part of the GloCal consortium (UCD, UCSD, UCSF, UCLA), then thry must also establish a mentor from one of the four consortium campuses.
  • US Postdoctoral associates not affiliated with UC: Individuals are eligible to apply, but must establish a UC mentor (from one of the four GloCal consortium campuses) who is willing to appoint them in his/her department if accepted into the fellowship.
  • UC Advanced doctoral students (PhD, DrPh, etc): You are eligible to apply if you have advanced to candidacy by the time the fellowship begins. Your dissertation research is expected to be your GloCal project, with your dissertation advisor serving on your fellowship mentoring team.
  • UC Senior professional students (MD, DDS, DVM, etc): You are eligible to apply if you have completed your basic science courses and one year of clinical training before you begin the fellowship.
  • Undergraduate or Master’s level students: You are NOT eligible to apply for this fellowship.

Eligible fellows must:

  • Be citizens of the United States or its territories or possessions, or persons lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence,
    • OR if they are international postdocs, must be citizens from one of the 17 low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in the GloCal Health Fellowship Program. Foreign Postdoc fellows from LMICs must conduct their fellowships in their home nations.
  • Have proven interest in, and statement of obligation to, a career in global health research.
  • Have backing from two dedicated faculty mentors when they apply. More on mentors below. 

Accepted GloCal fellows must have support from three committed faculty mentors. A mentor team consists of one mentor from each of the categories below:

  • One of the four UC GloCal Consortium campuses (UC Davis, UCLA, UC San Diego, and UCSF) – obligatory with application.
  • An associated international site – necessary with application. 
  • A “trans” mentor who is a senior investigator from a separate field of proficiency and/or a different geographic location than the fellow – must identify once accepted to the program. 
  • Ensure: if you are applying from one of the six UC campuses not part of the Consortium, the recommendation is to have your third “trans” mentor be someone from your home institute

If you are searching for a mentor, please reach out to one of the international site contacts, or refer to the mentor list below.

  • Mentor List
  • Expectations of GloCal mentors are outlined in the Mentorship Compact

Number of Awards: Not specified

Benefits of GloCal Health Fellowship at University of California

Fellowships, which begin annually in July, provide:

  • 12 consecutive months of stipend support
  • Research funding ($15,000)
  • Travel costs to and from the international field site
  • Support for online courses
  • One week-long orientation on the National Institutes of Health campus in Washington, D.C.

Duration of Award: 12 months

How to Apply for GloCal Health Fellowship at University of California

To apply, please complete the online application and provide the required supporting documents by the deadline. You can save your work on the application at any time by scrolling to the bottom and clicking on the “Save and Return Later” button. After saving, you will be given a code to return to the application.

Please anticipate the application deadline to avoid a last-minute submission, as no exceptions will be made for applications received after the deadline. If you have any inquiries connected to the online application procedure, please reach Kimberly Bale.

  • It is imperative to go through all application requests in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.
  • GOODLUCK as you apply for GloCal Health Fellowship at University of California.

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