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

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Application Deadline: September 16, 2022

Applications are open for the 2022/2023 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.

The fellows spend two years at one of our 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.

The Division of Global Women’s Health holds a robust portfolio of independently funded projects focused on clinical research, field epidemiology, and implementation science / program evaluation. Each site has full-time UNC OB-GYN faculty living in-country, providing administrative support and mentorship.


  • The duration of the fellowship is typically 2-3 years, depending on the candidate’s prior experience.
  • Applicants must be willing to relocate to either Lusaka, Lilongwe, or Johannesburg.
  • Although the program has traditionally focused on OB-GYN physicians, we have expanded this opportunity to PhD postdoctoral fellows and medical doctors with aligned research interests from other disciplines.
  • Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Stipends are based on NIH system for postgraduate trainees.

Beginning in 2018, we offer a global health track for trainees in other OB-GYN subspecialty fellowships at UNC. Candidates will live and work overseas for 12 months and then remain engaged in research activities in Chapel Hill as they complete their clinical fellowship requirements. This is coordinated with other divisions in the UNC Department of OB-GYN.

Application Procedure:
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 program 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).

Our deadline for the upcoming academic year has been extended to Friday, September 16, 2022

Official Website: University of North Carolina Global Women’s Health Fellowship

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