Sponsored by the Fogarty International Center (FIC) and several collaborating Institutes and Centers at the National Institutes of Health, the HBNU Fellowship provides pre- and post-doctoral candidates from the United States and lower-middle income countries (LMICs) with opportunities in global health research training (NIH).
The curriculum makes it possible to produce a new generation of researchers, educators, and professionals in the field of global health who will be ready to take on the new challenges that are posed in this area. The program offers fellows the opportunity to participate in a supervised research fellowship that lasts for a period of twelve months and focuses on creative global health research with the goal of promoting health equity for communities all over the world.
About the Scholarship Sponsor:
Since its founding in 1636, Harvard University has served as America’s premier institution of higher learning. Not only in the United States, but also internationally, it is often regarded as a top university in terms of influence, prominence, and academic pedigree. Located three miles north of Boston in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard’s 209-acre campus is home to ten degree-granting schools, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, two theaters, and five museums. It also contains the largest academic library collection in the world, including 18 million books, 180,000 serial titles, an estimated 400 million manuscript fragments, and 10 million photographs.
While Harvard and other pre-Civil War American institutions were founded to educate clergy, both their curricula and student bodies became increasingly secular and their admissions practices became more open in the 20th century. There are currently around 21,000 students enrolled at the university, and they can all be seen dashing by the benevolent statue of John Harvard in the campus’s heart. Tourists and students alike rub the foot of the bronze statue constantly in the hope of attracting good fortune.
Because of its large endowment, the university is able to provide students with considerable financial aid packages, of which over 60% accept. The Harvard admissions process is highly competitive, and the school’s high sticker price is accompanied by significant financial assistance packages, which are taken advantage of by roughly 60% of undergraduates.
The Harvard Yard dorms are in a great location, and the freshman class eats in the historic and scenic Annenberg Dining Commons. Harvard students are engaged both on and off campus, as evidenced by the university’s approval of more than 400 student groups across a wide range of interests and disciplines. Whether it’s playing on Harvard Stadium, encouraging entrepreneurial activity at the Harvard Innovation Lab, or contributing to the Harvard Crimson, student life at Harvard is full with rewarding opportunities.
Harvard has produced eight US presidents, several foreign heads of state, sixty-two living billionaires, three hundred and fifty-nine Rhodes Scholars, and two hundred and forty-two Marshall Scholars. Multiple Pulitzer Prizes, Nobel Prizes, and Academy Awards have been presented to Harvard alumni. In total, 108 Olympic medals have been won by students and grads from this institution. The university’s constant dominance at the top of the rankings is proof that achievement does not breed complacency.
The 5457-acre campus that houses Harvard University may be found in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Cambridge, one of the major cities in the Boston metropolitan area, is laid out around historic city greens, tree-lined squares, and the quiet banks of the Charles River. Harvard is centrally positioned in Cambridge, making it convenient to walk to many of the city’s fine establishments. The city of Cambridge is served by the large public transit network in Boston. The convenience of having a subway station, as well as bus stops and taxi stands, all in one central location makes getting anywhere in the city a breeze. Downtown Boston can be reached from the field in just over a quarter of an hour.
There are now over 36,000 students enrolled at Harvard, including over 13,000 graduate and professional students, over 16,000 students enrolled in Harvard Extension School, and 6,699 students enrolled in Harvard College. Over 50 different states and 80 different countries are represented among Harvard’s student body. Harvard is home to the largest academic library in the world, with a collection that includes 20.4 million books, 180,000 serial titles, an estimated 400 million manuscript pieces, 10 million images, 124 million saved web pages, and 5.4 terabytes of born-digital archives and manuscripts. Approximately 60% of Harvard undergraduates receive need-based scholarships and spend an average of $12,000 per year in tuition and fees.
Scholarship Sponsor(s): Harvard University
Scholarship Country: United States
Scholarship Worth: Fully Funded
Scholarship Type: Undergraduate
Nationality: International Students
- stipend given on a monthly basis for a year. Under both United States and international law, any and all stipends may be subject to income taxation.
- Financial support for research infrastructure (laboratory equipment, computer programs, etc.)
- International medical coverage for candidates from the United States
- The Vaccinations Necessary for Applicants to the United States
- Fees associated with visas and passports
- Round-trip airfare to the training location in another country for applicants from the United States
- Cost of transportation and lodging in order to attend the orientation held at NIH in July
Eligibility for Scholarship.
- The following are requirements for applicants to be considered:
1. A Doctral Degree Preparation Fellowship in the United States
- If you are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, you cannot use this site.
- doctoral student in public health, government, business, design, engineering, education, medicine, nutrition, law, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, or nursing (MD, PhD, or equivalent) at an accredited institution.
- Students in the health professions who are interested in delaying the completion of their degree for a year or more in order to participate in full-time research training are also welcome to apply.
- Willing to spend 11-12 months in the international site, working 40 hours per week beginning in July, for the research fellowship.
2. Doctoral Degree Follow-On Fellowship in the United States
- either a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States a.
- Hold, as of the training period’s start date, a PhD, MD, DDS, or an equivalent doctoral degree from an approved institution. A doctorate in nursing research is comparable to a DMD, DC, DO, DVM, OD, DPM, ScD, EngD, DrPH, DNSc, DPT, PharmD, ND (Doctor of Naturopathy), DSW, and PsyD.
- Able to spend 11-12 months in the international site, beginning in July, working full-time (40 hours) on the research fellowship.
- Please take note that this collaboration is open to U.S. applicants from any university, not just those linked with institutions in the FIC Global Health Program Consortium (HBNU, GloCal, GHES, UJMT, NPGH, VECD). If your university is a member of the FIC Global Health Program Consortium, you must submit your application through your consortium.
3. Low- and Middle-Income Countries Postdoctoral Fellowship
- Resident of one of the LMICs with which HBNU partners. Postdoctoral candidates from LMICs are required to have ties to the institution hosting their proposed research.
- Have a doctoral degree from an approved university (PhD, MD, DDS, etc.) as of the training period’s start date. The following doctoral degrees are equivalent to a Ph.D. in nursing: DMD, DC, DO, DVM, OD, DPM, ScD, EngD, DrPH, DNSc, DPT, PharmD, ND (Doctor of Naturopathy), DSW, PsyD, and DNP.
- Able to spend 11-12 months at the international site, working 40 hours per week starting in July, for the research fellowship.
- Candidates supported by NIH T32, D43, MEPI, or other institutional grants will be given priority.
For the academic year 2022-2023, the Queensland University of Technology in Australia is offering a Women in Science, Mathematics, and IT Merit Scholarship to an outstanding and talented female student from Australia or New Zealand, with the goals of increasing the number of female graduates in the field of technology and promoting the view of Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Information Technology as one of the career choices for women.
The Harvard University 2023-2024 HBNU Fogarty Global Health Fellowship for Researchers from Developing Countries Students is open to all International Students
- Are you interested, and do you qualify? To submit your application to Harvard University, please visit harvard.az1.qualtrics.com.
The application deadline for the Harvard University 2023-2024 HBNU Fogarty Global Health Fellowship for Researchers from Developing Countries Is November 1, 2022