Government Funding Sources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
This fellowship provides third- and fourth-year medical students with
an applied hands-on training experience in epidemiology and public health.
Eight applicants are selected from around the country to spend one year
at CDC in Atlanta, Georgia. Fellows perform epidemiologic analyses and
research, design public health interventions, and assist in field investigations.
A stipend is provided for living expenses. Placements in international
health are sometimes available. For an application and more information
contact the CDC
Deadline: February 2
The SHORT-TERM TRAVEL GRANTS (STG) PROGRAM. STG provides fellowships to US scholars and professionals to engage in up to eight weeks of overseas research on contemporary political, economic, historical, or cultural developments relevant to US foreign policy. STG is funded by the United States Department of State Title VIII Program. The application is noeavailable online at: http://www.irex.org/programs/us_scholars/uss_info.asp. Postdoctoral Scholars and Professionals with advanced degrees are eligible to apply for the STG Program. Questions may be addressed to the STG Program Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 202-628-8188. Countries Eligible for Research: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
Deadline: May 15
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with the CDC Foundation, is accepting applications through May 15 for the 2006-2007 O.C. Hubert Student Fellowship in International Health. The four- to twelve-week fellowship allows third- and fourth-year medical and veterinary students to gain public health experience in a developing country. As many as seven fellows will be selected, with each receiving and one-time $3000 stipend. Selections will be announced by June 15. Information: Sara Sandlin, CDC Foundation, 404.653.0790, SSandlin@cdc.gov
Deadline: December 14
The NIH's Fogarty International Center (FIC), the Association of American Medical Colleges, Vanderbilt University, Meharry Medical College, Indent, Inc., and the Association of Schools of Public Health sponsor a program offering a one-year clinical research training experience for graduate level U.S. students in the health professions. This is an opportunity for highly motivated individuals to experience mentored research training at top-ranked NIH-funded research centers in a diverse group of countries, such as Bangladesh, Botswana, Brazil, Haiti, India, China, Kenya, Mali, Peru, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, and Zambia. The term will begin with an intensive orientation program in July 2008, followed by 10-plus months of intense research training at the foreign site. To learn more, please visit: http://www.aamc.org/overseasfellowship
Deadline: July 31 of each year
This program provides training in international health to eight
or ten health professionals living in the Americas every year. Selected
participants work at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO, Washington
DC) in their chosen area of concentration and develop a work/study plan
with a mentor and the unit chief. During the period of study beginning
in late-January and ending in mid-December, participants are given a round-trip
ticket to Washington, DC as well as a stipend for basic living expenses
and moving costs. Applicants must have a master's degree in public health
or an equivalent graduate degree and a minimum of two years experience
directing programs in education or public health research. Strong communication
skills in English and Spanish are required. For more information visit
website or contact the Training Program in International Health, PAHO,
525 Twenty Third Street N.W., Washington, DC 20037-2895, Tel 202-974-3592.