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Global Alliance for Training in Health Equity Research Fellowship

Rio de Janeiro housing disparities

Are you interested in advancing your career in health disparities research globally? If so, apply to be a GATHER Fellow.

As a Fellow with the Global Alliance for Training in Health Equity Research (GATHER) at the Drexel Dornsife School of Public Health (DSPH), you will be supported while conducting health equity research in the United States and around the world.

Fellows will partner with mentors (DSPH faculty and GATHER advisory committee members), receive intensive skills-based research training, and have an opportunity to travel to one of four research sites in Brazil, Kenya, Mexico and Burkina Faso.

Becoming a GATHER Fellow offers doctoral students and postdoctoral trainees a chance to advance their careers and develop expertise in global health equity issues, while joining the DSPH's extensive international network of public health scholars across Latin America and Africa.

GATHER Fellowships include:

  • Coverage of travel, housing and living expenses while at a global research site
  • A stipend and mentorship throughout the 6-9 month fellowship

Download the GATHER Information Packet


To be eligible for the GATHER Fellowship, applicants must:

1. Be an advanced doctoral student (anticipated graduation 2020-2022) or recently graduated (2017-2019) post-doctoral fellow based in the U.S.

2. Be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident status in the U.S.

3. Identify as belonging to a health disparities population as defined by the NIH:
NIH-designated U.S. health disparity populations include Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, underserved rural populations, and sexual and gender minorities.

Additionally, applicants must have an interest in conducting health equity research.

Note that relocation to Philadelphia is not a requirement for this program.


As part of the application, you will be asked to include your CV, a letter of support from a faculty mentor, and a 500-word personal statement outlining your goals for the program.

GATHER Fellows are invited to attend the Urban Health Collaborative Symposium, "Reimagining Health in Cities: Challenges and New Directions," in Philadelphia on September 5-6, 2019, and a GATHER launch event from September 9-12, 2019.

Our application cycle for the 2019-2020 GATHER Fellowship is now closed. We will reopen the application in February 2020 to recruit fellows for our 2020-2021 cohort.

For more information

Vaishnavi Vaidya, MPH
Program Coordinator
Urban Health Collaborative
Dornsife School of Public Health
Drexel University