Additional Possible Funding Sources

General List of Possible Funding Sources:

  • ABE Fellowship *Application deadline is Sept. 1 annually for the following academic year  (Must be a citizen of the United States or Japan, or demonstrate strong and serious long-term affiliations with research communities in Japan or the United States.)
  • World Bank  * Researchers applying through their Ministry/Government (from WB member countries) may easily find funding through WB, especially if the research is related to Developing Human Resources for Health.  Additionally, some more general scholarship and fellowship opportunities are listed on the WB website.

Funding Suggestions for WOMEN:

Funding Suggestions for SPECIFIC FIELDS:


Human Resource Development


Social Sciences

Funding Suggestions for candidates from SPECIFIC COUNTRIES:





  • Japan Medical Association selects 1-2 Fellows per year and provides funding for their Takemi Fellowship.  Candidates from Japan can apply directly through JMA.  *Please do not submit applications directly to the Takemi Program if applying through JMA


  • Fundación México en Harvard (partial funding) *Please contact the Takemi Program for assistance when applying for funding from Fundación México en Harvardfunding is distributed by April 15 each year for Fall

South Africa:

Fellowships and Resources at HSPH:

  • Yerby Postdoctoral Fellowship  The Yerby Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports those having recently graduated with a Graduate level degree in health-related sciences who plan to pursue a career in academia.   This is a mentoring program at HSPH that seeks to support groups historically underrepresented in health-related sciences (as defined by NIH), and to others whose background will contribute to academic diversity, including individuals from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds.   Submission deadline: December 1 of each year.  Decisions made February/March.  *Please contact the Takemi Program for assistance when applying for a Yerby Fellowship so that we can coordinate the completion of the Mentor Agreement Form