Call for Applications for the 2025-2026 academic year: The UJMT Launching Future Leaders in Global Health (LAUNCH) Program—formerly Fogarty Global Health Fellows-- is open for applications for the 2025-2026 academic year. Pierre Buekens and Richard Oberhelman are the co-directors of this program at Tulane University, and are also happy to arrange information sessions for smaller groups in the SPHTM, SOM, or other units.

Watch the info session from Tuesday, April 23rd here!

Application deadline is October 1, 2024. For additional information including FAQs and applications, visit the UJMT Program Site.

The FGHF program is a 12-month mentored research training program for pre- and post-doctoral candidates and is sponsored by the Fogarty International Center.

Based in more than 20 years of research and training collaboration, the FGHF consortium brings together primary research training sites in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Each primary training site has a lengthy history of NIH and U.S. government research funding, training of U.S. and international research trainees, and on-the-ground faculty mentors, many of whom were trained through Fogarty International Center programs. Trainees are assigned a team of mentors including at least one U.S. mentor and one low/middle-income country mentor, who closely monitor the progress of the trainee and provide on-site supervision.

The UJMT FGHF program at Tulane is a consortium program administered by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition to Tulane and UNC, other members of the consortium include Johns Hopkins University and Morehouse College Medical School.

The grant number is D43TW009340 and will be in effect 7/1/2022-6/30/2027

Please contact Robert Palestina at with any questions.