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Program Features

Campus Visits, Summer Training Fellowships – World Public Health Challenges

Travel stipends toward June 2022 and June 2023 on campus visits, and opportunities to participate in Global Fellows events. Fellows learn to respond effectively to global pandemics such as COVID-19, among other pressing public health challenges facing the developing world.

Post-training Support for Independent Researchers

After graduation, formal mentoring, a peer learning exchange, and funding opportunities such as Gilead’s Public Health Award are available for Fellows who plan on becoming independent researchers in their home countries.

Research Projects

Fellows gain valuable experience by participating in global health research projects.


Each Fellow is matched with a faculty mentor based on research and career interests.


Global Health Fellowships are open to students who are citizens of World Bank designated LMICs.

Recipients must also have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a health related field
  • Relevant work experience
  • Fluency in English. A TOEFL exam may be required.
  • A commitment to pursuing a career in infectious disease-related public health
  • A desire to home stay in country in order to improve public health within that country

Financial Assistance

Global Health Fellows will receive $20,000 per year for each of two years toward course fees.

Important Dates

The program takes 27 months to complete and begins in the Spring of 2021.

May 1
Applications Due
Aug. 15
2021 Program Begins

Application and Requirements

Requests for financial assistance and fellowships are made on the Online Application form.

Fellowship Application Questions

Please be prepared to answer the following questions on your online application:

Please describe how the context of your academic and professional achievements to date inform your current professional and career goals. Consider barriers to or opportunities for advancement.

Please provide an example of how you have worked (in a professional or non-professional capacity) with community to address an issue of importance to community members’ wellbeing or differential access to resources and opportunities. Please include in your example how you collaborated and communicated with community members, including your approach to responding to challenges that emerged during the process.

Describe how you envision your time in the Online MPH program will help build your leadership skills to respond to the public health needs of historically underrepresented populations, including an intent to address health disparities associated with racial and gender equity and representation, educational access and achievement, political engagement, economic justice, social mobility, civil and human rights, immigration status, inclusive and participatory public health practice and/or other questions of interest to historically underrepresented group.