2022/2023 University of North Carolina Global Women’s Health Fellowship

Last Updated on August 30, 2022

University of North Carolina Global Women’s Health Fellowship

This unique opportunity provides early career training for obstetrician-gynecologists (OB-GYNs) aspiring to an academic career in global women’s health.

This research fellowship leverages the strengths of the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine, the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, and three established institutions in southern Africa. Fellows spend two years at one of the affiliated sites: the University of Zambia Teaching Hospital (Lusaka, Zambia), UNC Project–Malawi (Lilongwe, Malawi), or the University of Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa). All are academically vibrant, with three-part missions of clinical research, service delivery, and training.


Fellows gain first-hand experience in the conduct of research, including study design and management, scientific writing, and cross-cultural and interdisciplinary collaboration. Responsibilities include:

  • Leadership of ongoing research projects
  • Development of new research ideas and protocols
  • Publication of peer-reviewed manuscripts
  • Teaching of students and other trainees in the U.S. and affiliated institutions abroad
  • Clinical care at affiliated sites


  • Stipends are based on NIH system for postgraduate trainees.


  • Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Applicants must be willing to relocate to either Lusaka, Lilongwe, or Johannesburg.
  • Although the programme has traditionally focused on OB-GYN physicians, they have expanded this opportunity to PhD postdoctoral fellows and medical doctors with aligned research interests from other disciplines. 


Interested candidates are asked to submit the following information to be considered:

  • A current biosketch in NIH format
  • Three letters of recommendation, including one from your current programme director or department chair
  • A one-page personal statement describing your research interests and how they relate to global women’s health. This should summarize: prior experience in public health and research, desired training, and long-term career goals (including how this fellowship will help you to fulfill them).

Click here to apply

For more information, visit Global Women’s Health Fellowship.

Deadline: September 16, 2022

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