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Gates Foundation Global Health Fellow

Modified: April 13, 2017
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Health Program (GHP) harnesses advances in science and technology to save lives in poor countries. They focus on the health problems that have a major impact in developing countries but get too little attention and funding. Where proven tools exist, they support sustainable ways to improve their delivery. Their strategies are supported by functional teams that focus on Discovery and Translational Sciences, Vaccine Development, and Integrated Development.
 
Global Health Fellowships are available for a term of two years. Fellows will have the unique opportunity to work on crosscutting projects and are likely to rotate among foundation teams.  The fellows program has two primary objectives:
1) promote programmatic innovation and support the foundation’s ability to solve complex problems by accessing exceptional, global talent with diverse backgrounds and experience;
2) develop fellows who become future leaders in sectors and regions that align with the Gates Foundation missions by enhancing their capabilities and skills and their understanding of the foundation, its objectives and partner organizations.
 
Fellows will be assigned to work on specific teams or projects for a fixed duration. They may rotate among two or more teams during their fellowship and may have the opportunity to work out of two foundation office locations during their assignment.  Fellows will be afforded the opportunity to apply their professional and academic experience to think about new and existing challenges, sometimes outside of their area of expertise, with the goal of bringing new perspectives to the work. Fellows’ learning and impact will be supported by identifying projects that cut across teams, divisions, and/or geographies. Candidates will be reviewed in May and applicants should submit materials no later than April 23rd. Final decisions will be made in June and start dates will be rolling throughout the remainder of 2017. More information is available from the Gates Foundation Global Health Fellow application page.
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