A Successful GHES Applicant
Exploring LMIC Institutions and Obtaining Endorsement
Applicants should plan to dedicate at least six weeks to prepare their application. A competitive applicant will spend considerable time in contact with potential U.S. and LMIC mentors to build or strengthen their professional relationship. Mentors should also give input on the research proposal and provide a letter of support for the applicant.
Applicants may already have mentors in mind who are not affiliated with GHES. In this case, the applicant must obtain the endorsement of the designated U.S. and LMIC mentors that are affiliated with the research training site. The GHES mentors must approve the applicant’s proposed research project and mentors. The non-GHES mentors must be willing to work collaboratively with the GHES designated mentors.
GHES has a large network of U.S. and LMIC mentors who work across a variety of research areas at the LMIC collaborating sites. The following steps will guide you on how to identify someone who can potentially endorse and commit to being a mentor in your fellowship.
|1. Explore Collaborating LMIC Sites and Research Areas||
|2. Contact and Network with GHES Mentors||
GHES applications are evaluated based on the following criteria:
- Candidate background (education, research, publications, international experience, language)
- Career statement (evidence of commitment to global health research)
- Research proposal (feasibility, context, and contribution to global health research)
- US and LMIC mentors (mentor background, research training experience, publications, commitment to mentoring the applicant)