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Fogarty awards $29M to U.S. university consortia in revamp of Fellows and Scholars program

May / June 2022 | Volume 21 Number 3

In a renewal of its flagship Global Health Fellows and Scholars program, Fogarty International Center, along with partner institutes at NIH, has awarded $29 million to seven U.S. consortia and their partners in low- and middle-income (LMIC) countries to support the development of early-career global health scientists from the U.S. and LMICs over the next five years.

Andrew Kim working with samples in a lab with a colleague Photo courtesy of Lindile Cele. Fogarty's Launching Future Leaders in Global Health Research Training Program builds on the successes and experiences of past Global Health Fellows and Scholars programs.

Fogarty has championed early-career global health scientists through its Global Health Fellows and Scholars Program for the last 20 years. This program aims to foster the next generation of global health scientists by providing these early-career trainees with a one-year mentored research training experience in global health at established institutions and project sites in LMICs. This year, the program was renamed LAUNCH or "Launching Future Leaders in Global Health Research Training Program" to better reflect its purpose.

In addition to the new name, the program is encouraging the participation of individuals from underrepresented populations in the U.S. at the graduate and postdoctoral levels and ensuring a more equitable training experience by embedding short term training in the U.S. as part of the fellowship year for trainees from LMICs, an opportunity that was not available in previous cycles.

This cycle also welcomes two new consortia, the Integrated Networks of Scholars in Global Health Research Training (INSIGHT), led by the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and ACHIEVE, which stands for Addressing the Research Capacity Gap in Global Child and Adolescent Health Disparities Utilizing Implementation and Data Sciences among Vulnerable Populations in Resource-limited Settings, led by Washington University in St. Louis. The remaining grants were awarded to existing consortia at Yale, the University of Washington, Harvard University, the University of North Carolina, and the University of California, San Francisco. 

2022 Awardees for the Fogarty Global Health Fellows and Scholars Program

Addressing the Research Capacity Gap in Global Child and Adolescent Health Disparities Utilizing Implementation and Data Sciences among Vulnerable Populations in Resource-limited Settings (ACHIEVE)

  • Principal institution: Washington University, St. Louis
  • Consortium members: Boston College; New York University, School of Global Public Health; University of Illinois, Chicago
  • Principal Investigators: Drs. Fred Ssewamala, Mary McKay, Theresa Betancourt, Stevan Weine, Yesim Tozan, and Keng-Yen Huang
  • Award details to come

Global Health Equity Scholars Program - D43 Fogarty Training (GHES)>

  • Principal institution: Yale University
  • Consortium members: Stanford University; University of California, Berkeley; University of Arizona
  • Principal Investigators: Drs. Albert Ko, Lee Riley, Purnima Madhivanan, and Michele Barry
  • Award details

Integrated Networks of Scholars in Global Health Research Training (INSIGHT)

  • Principal institution: University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • Consortium members: University of Pittsburg; Baylor College of Medicine; University of California, San Francisco; the University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Principal Investigators: Drs. Manhattan E. Charurat, Janet Turan, Anna Mandalakas, and Vishwajit Nimgaonkar
  • Award details to come

Northern Pacific Global Health Leadership, Education, and Development for Early-Career Researchers (NPGH LEADERs)

  • Principal institution: University of Washington
  • Consortium members: University of Michigan; University of Minnesota; University of Hawai'i
  • Principal Investigators: Drs. Joseph Zunt, Cheryl Moyer, Vivek Nerurkar, and Shailendra Prasad
  • Award details

Partnership for Global Health Research Training Program (HBNU)

  • Principal institution: Harvard University School of Public Health
  • Consortium members: Boston University; University of New Mexico, Northwestern University
  • Principal Investigators: Drs. Wafaie Fawzi, David Hamer, Claudia Hawkins, and Douglas Perkins
  • Award details

UJMT Global Consortium: Building Research Capacity through Mentored Training (UJMT)>

  • Principal institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Consortium members: Johns Hopkins University; Morehouse School of Medicine; Tulane University of Louisiana
  • Principal Investigators: Drs. Benjamin Chi, William Checkley, Richard Oberhelman, and Kofi Kondwani
  • Award Details

University of California Global Health Institute Program for Fellows and Scholars (GLOCAL)

  • Principal institution: University of California, San Francisco
  • Consortium members: University of California, San Diego, University of California, Los Angeles, and University of California, Davis
  • Principal Investigators: Drs. Craig Cohen, Natasha Martin, Sung-Jae Lee, and Beatriz Martinez Lopez
  • Award details

NIH Partners

NIH partners supporting this cycle of LAUNCH include:

Many NIH institutes, centers, and offices provide ad hoc funding each year for individual trainees in their mission areas. In past cycles, these have included: the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), NIH's Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research (OBSSR), National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), National Eye Institute (NEI), National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH),  National Institute on Aging (NIA), Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP), NIH's Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH), the National Cancer Institute (NCI)  and the Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office (SGMRO) at NIH.

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Updated May 17, 2022

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