AfyaBora Fellowship in Global Health Leadership for African Medical Practitioners 2018/2019

The AfyaBora Fellowship in Global Health Leadership works to fill an identified gap in training for African and U.S. health professionals. This innovative 12-month fellowship will prepare African and U.S. health professionals to lead and manage major health programs in African countries.

Application Deadline: 1st December, 2017

  • Interviews Mid-December 2017 – March 2018
    • Select applicants will be contacted for an interview
  • Notification of Acceptance March-April 2018
  • New Trainee Orientation in Botswana June 2018
  • New trainee participants will be brought together for a 3-day orientation. Immediately following the orientation there will be three 1-week course modules that will be held in the same country.

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda or the US

To be taken at (country): Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda or the US

Eligible Field of Study: Meet ONE of the following education requirements:

  1. Medical applicants with a M.D. or MBChB with a MMed, MPH or Masters degree in related field.
  2. Nursing applicants with a Masters degree in Nursing, Public Health or a related field (PhD or DNP preferred).
  3. Other Public Health professionals with a PhD in Public Health or a related field.

About the Award: The Core Curriculum for the AfyaBora Fellowship is taught at the African partner institutions and brings together each new cohort of African and U.S. trainees. The Core Curriculum consists of eight one-week didactic modules.

Type: Fellowship

Eligibility: In order to be eligible to apply for the AfyaBora Fellowship, all applicants MUST meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a citizen or permanent resident of Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda or the USAND
  2. Meet ONE of the following education requirements
  • Medical applicants need to have a M.D. or MBChB with a MMed or Masters degree in related field.
  • Nursing applicants need to have a Masters degree in nursing, public health or a related field (PhD preferred), or substantial work experience.
  • Other public health professionals (those without a clinical degree) must have a Doctoral degree in public health or a related field.

Number of Awardees: 20

Value of Fellowship: 

African trainees

  • Airfare from home to training sites of the AfyaBora Fellowship
  • Monthly stipend equivalent to $1500 per month
  • Evacuation insurance if stationed outside home country
  • Accommodations and per diem up if attending didactic sessions and meetings outside of home country
  • Housing allowance of up to $750 per month if placed outside of home country
  • Reimbursement for other selected fellowship-specific activities in Africa (i.e. travel to rural sites, visa, etc.)

US Trainees

  • Monthly stipend based on NRSA NIH stipend levels (stipend cap is at 2 years post-doctoral level)
  • Roundtrip airfare from home city-Africa
  • Airfare within Africa to attachment site placement and modules
  • Per diem when attending didactic sessions and meetings
  • Housing allowance of up to $750 per month
  • Support request for an NIH loan repayment up to $35,000 for one year (only postdoctoral applicants are eligible to apply)
  • Reimbursement for other selected fellowship-specific activities in Africa (i.e. travel to rural sites, visa, etc.)

Duration of Fellowship: 12 months

How to Apply: Apply here

Visit Fellowship Webpage for details

Award Provider: AfyaBora Fellowship is sponsored by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), President’s Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Office of AIDS Research (OAR), a unit of the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

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