Some opportunities exist for faculty interested in becoming involved in global health research. This is a partial list:
NIH Fogarty International Center (Advancing Science for Global Health)
Intended for Junior Faculty (<5 years from residency or fellowship).
The purpose of the award is to provide junior U.S. scientists with an opportunity pursue careers in research on global health, and to prepare them for independent research careers. This award is similar to other NIH K01 career development awards, but requires grantees to spend 50% of the grant period conducting research in developing countries. Two mentors are required, one in the U.S. and the other in the developing country where research is being conducted. These awards will support three- to five-years of “protected time” for mentored research and career development experiences, leading to an independent research career focused on global health. The IRSDA supports salary and some research expenses, including international travel. Only U.S. citizens and permanent U.S. residents (green card holders) are eligible to apply for the IRSDA.
Other Fogary Training and Career Development Opportunities: http://www.fic.nih.gov/Programs/Pages/default.aspx
Harvard Office for Diversity and Community Partnership
For those faculty interested in underserved populations. Fellows receive an MPH from Harvard, stipend and paid expenses. Up to five one-year, degree-granting fellowships will be awarded per year. Fellows will: 1) complete academic work leading to a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at the Harvard School of Public Health; and 2) be provided with core fellowship components such as seminars on leadership and health policy, practicum, forums, conferences, site visits, mentoring, journal club, and shadowing.