Post-Bachelor Fellowship in Global Public Health

The Post-Bachelor Fellowship (PBF) is a structured 2-year paid health research program where individuals can apply their knowledge and passion to help advance the field of health metrics and accelerate global health progress. This fellowship provides a unique opportunity for recent college graduates with strong quantitative skills to train with faculty and senior researchers on a variety of public health projects.

The PBF program combines academic research, education, and professional work with progressive on-the-job training and mentoring from a renowned group of professors and researchers. Through research, training workshops, coursework, and field experience in developing countries, the program aims to produce the next generation of scholars and leaders in global health measurement and evaluation.  


The purpose of the fellowship is to:

  • Cultivate talented young professionals to become future leaders in the field of global health through an improved understanding of the connection between high-quality information and improving health around the globe.
  • Advance aptitude in developing and applying sophisticated analytical methods for health research.
  • Develop understanding of the current global health landscape and its challenges.
  • Prepare fellows for future positions in a wide variety of careers that include: academia, national health agencies, international organizations, foundations, and businesses.
  • Provide a mentoring and learning environment for recent college graduates.

Applications are due on January 15. All submitted application materials are be reviewed by a team of faculty, senior researchers, and members of the Education and Training Office at IHME. Notifications are made in February to those selected to interview for the program. These candidates interview, either in person or via telephone, in March. Fellowships are awarded by March 31.

For more information about the post-bachelor fellowship program and the application process, visit the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation here.


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