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The UC Berkeley Online MPH Program is offering a total of 14 Global Public Health fellowships for international MPH students in 2021. A generous gift from Gilead Sciences will provide 10 fellowships to students from LMICs. Four fellowships will be awarded to MPH students based in India thanks to a generous gift from the Morris Family Fund. Fellows will be selected via a competitive evaluation process.

Program Features

Campus Visits, Summer Training Fellowships – World Public Health Challenges

Travel stipends toward June 2022 or 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.

Mentorship

Each Fellow will have the opportunity to have a faculty mentor based on research and career interests, and to attend mentor events and activities to engage in important and diverse global health topics.

Research Projects

Fellows interested in conducting global health research will have the chance to engage with faculty and organizations to explore potential opportunities.

UC Berkeley Global Public Health Fellows Program

Building International Capacity to Respond to Emerging Global Health Challenges in LMIC Countries through Public Health Research, Policy and Practice.

Eligibility

UCB 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 epidemiology or infectious disease-related public health
  • A desire to home stay in country in order to improve public health within that country

Financial Assistance

UCB Global Health Fellows will receive $20,000 per year for each of two years toward course fees, plus $3,000 for stipends, airfare, and visas.

Morris Global Public Health Fellowship

Building International Capacity to Respond to Emerging Global Health Challenges in India through Public Health Research, Policy and Practice.

Eligibility

The Morris Global Health Fellows Program is open to students who are citizens of India.

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

Morris Global Health Fellows will receive $20,000 per year for each of two years toward course fees, plus $4,850 for stipends, airfare, and visas.

Important Dates

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

May 1
2021
Applications Due
Aug. 15
2021
2021 Program Begins
Dec.
2023
Graduation!

Application and Requirements

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

Fellowship Application Questions

In order to apply to the Global Health or Morris Fellowship, please fill out the “Department Fellowship” section under “Public Health-Online”. By filling out this section you will be considered for all of the fellowships available including the Global Health or Morris Fellowship. Please disregard that the description is worded only for the Dean Health Equity Leadership Award. Contact Stephanie Nguyen at online.mph@berkeley.edu if you have any questions.

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.