• Preference is placed on students belonging to an ethnic minority including, but not limited to, African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, or from medically underserved populations (i.e., socio-economically disadvantaged individuals in rural and urban areas).
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Preference is placed on juniors, seniors, or recent graduates with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Students should have completed at least one year of biology and/or chemistry with laboratory, with extracurricular laboratory experience preferred.
  • Students must demonstrate interest in pursuing a graduate program in scientific research.
  • Students must be available for the minimum time commitment required by the country program of interest. This usually varies between a minimum stay of three to five months, with occasional opportunities to extend the fellowship period. Note that appointments may begin at any time of year.
  • Fellows must possess a positive and flexible attitude, willingness to fully participate in demanding research activities, and enthusiasm to engage in different cultures.