The Global Health Equity Scholar Program is a one year global health research program for those students who aspire to excel in the field of global health. This fellowship is sponsored by the Fogarty International Center (FIC) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and involves collaboration and participation of various prestigious universities and agencies across United States. These include the Florida International University (FIU), Yale University, University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University. The Global Health research fellows will get an opportunity to research and work in 16 countries at 19 different international sites and will be mentored by a global health research faculty.
The Global Health Equity Scholars Program aims at providing opportunities to researchers and professionals interested in global health to experience different diseases and health related conditions in developing countries. The training helps fellows to understand the global health challenges in urban and rural communities and prepare themselves to meet the future global health concerns. By working with outstanding and distinguished mentors and advocates, the fellows will gain a better insight about global development, health equity and current issues faced by the international health.