Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Global Health

Post-Graduate Fellowship in Global Health

The Center for Global Health is pleased to offer support to post-doctoral research fellows and post-docs enrolled at Northwestern through the Post-graduate Global Health Fellowship Program. 

The Global Health Fellowship program is funded by the Feinberg School of Medicine’s Global Health Initiative, which is generously supported by Northwestern Medicine Primary and Specialty Care, its patients, and Feinberg’s donors.

The fellowship is meant to provide a viable career track to post-graduate medical trainees at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine by promoting innovative global health research and education/training programs. The fellowship will provide salary support for one year plus a modest research seed grant for a specific research project for one post-doctoral research fellow per year.  The fellow would be expected to commit between 20-25% of their time to global health education programs and mentorship of junior medical trainees at the Center for Global Health including but not limited to teaching one course in Northwestern’s Master of Science in Global Health – learn more here.  The remaining 75-80% of the fellow’s time would be dedicated to research and clinical work depending on the priorities of the fellow and his/her department.

Eligibility: Fellows/post-docs need to be already enrolled in a current post-graduate Fellowship program at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine and have completed at least one but no more than three years of post-residency training by the proposed start date of the funding period (i.e. July).  Fellows/post-docs from the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, and Family & Community Medicine are eligible to apply.  Applicants will be reviewed by a committee through a competitive application process. The fellowship awardee would maintain their primary appointment in their current division/department for the full year.  Applicants should display a financial need for the salary support.

Fellowship Dates: July 1–June 30

Application Deadline:  All application materials due February 1

Application Materials:  To apply submit the following via our online application:

Seed Awards:  Research seed award will be available for up to $10,000 per fellow.  Fellows may propose the specific seed project upon submitting their application or at a later date.  The seed award is meant to support research projects at international sites to cover supplies, travel, in-country research staff support, biostatistics support, IRB fees, etc…  The proposed seed project must be approved by the Fellowship Director, Director of Center for Global Health, and appropriate host institution authorities. 

For more information, contact: Shannon Galvin, MD, Director, Clinical Programs and Training; Center for Global Health, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases; s-galvin@northwestern.edu