GloCal Health Fellowship

The GloCal Health Fellowship provides aspiring global health researchers with outstanding interdisciplinary education and training in innovative research designed to improve health for populations around the world. A career development fellowship sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Fogarty International Center (FIC), this program supports awarded fellows from all 10 UC campuses as well as 21 affiliated international sites across 17 countries. UCGHI manages and supports the GloCal Health Fellowship.

Program Overview

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

  • HIV
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Noncommunicable Diseases
  • Global Surgery
  • Cancer
  • Mental Health and Addiction
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Planetary Health

A wide variety of training sites are available through the GloCal Health Fellowship. All sites have been conducting federally supported research and training for at least three years, have published extensively in major journals, and are committed to training the next generation of global health leaders from within their own country as well as from UC campuses.

Top-tier global health faculty from the UC campuses and international sites mentor fellows in the GloCal Health Fellowship program, thus engaging in rich and enduring experiences that foster scientific and career development in global health research.

Fellows accepted into this program must spend at least 11 consecutive months during their 12-month fellowship at their international research sites. All fellows participate in the UCSF online Responsible Conduct of Research course at the beginning of their fellowship. Pre-doctoral fellows also take the online course in Designing Clinical Research. All fellows must participate in a week-long orientation at the NIH in Washington, D.C. at the beginning of their fellowship.

Application process

Leadership Group

The GloCal Leadership Group provides oversight to the program. All significant decisions are made jointly by the full Leadership Group with advice from the Steering Committee. 

About the GloCal Consortium

The GloCal Health Fellowship Consortium is comprised of four UC campuses:

  • UCSF
  • UCLA
  • UC San Diego
  • UC Davis

They partner with 21 affiliated international sites across 17 countries and Institutes and Centers at the NIH. UC's strength in a range of disciplines such as veterinary medicine, pharmacy, nursing, health sciences, agriculture, environmental sciences and economics gives the GloCal Health Fellowship a vast research portfolio, which we use to train the next generation of global health leaders.

Affiliated Programs

The GloCal Health Fellowship is one of seven consortia that form part of the Launching Future Leaders in Global Health Research Training Program (LAUNCH) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Fogarty International Center (FIC). View other affiliated programs.