2025-2026 HBNU Fogarty Global Health Fellowship Applications

Deadline: October 1, 2024

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Program Overview

The HBNU Fogarty Global Health Fellowship connects high-potential global health researchers with innovative, mentored research opportunities designed to improve the health of low-resource populations around the world. Sponsored by the Fogarty International Center (FIC) and several collaborating Institutes and Centers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the HBNU program brings together a consortium that includes Harvard University, Boston University, Northwestern University, and University of New Mexico, in collaboration with 21 partner institutions in low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs).

The HBNU Fogarty Global Health Training Program offers 12-month mentored research fellowships in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) designed to address some of the world’s most pressing health challenges. The fellowship is available to U.S. pre- and post-doctoral students, as well as postdoctoral fellows from LMICs. LMIC fellows will have the opportunity to spend up to three months at one of the HBNU-consortium US institutions, as part of their fellowship.


The HBNU consortium brings together a leadership team with significant experience in global health research, training, and international program management. This background is critical for effective administration and success of a dynamic global health research training network.

The program has four Multiple Principal Investigators (MPIs) and they have complementary but distinct skill sets, backgrounds, and leadership qualities. They have successfully worked together on the HBNU Fogarty Global Health Training Program since its inception. They are responsible for monitoring the overall progress of the HBNU program, including setting strategic direction, ensuring high quality mentorship, and supporting a rich training environment that propels high-quality trainee research outputs.

You can read more about HBNU’s Principal Investigators and Co-Investigators here. 

Research Fellowship Sites

HBNU Fogarty Fellowship projects must be hosted by one of the twenty-one training sites across fourteen countries in Africa, Asia, and South America available through the Harvard-BU-Northwestern-UNM Consortium.

Map of HBNU International Partner Sites 2023

Application Process

Applicants must fall into one of the following categories: U.S. doctoral student (PhD, DrPH, etc.), U.S. professional student (MD, DDS, DVM, PharmD, Engineering etc.), U.S. postdoctoral fellow, or LMIC postdoctoral fellow from an affiliated international site. Applicants must commit to dedicating 40 hours per week for an 11-12 month period at the international site.

Learn more about the process and begin your application here.