The Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH) has established a graduate student fellowship program to support students enrolled in the University of Notre Dame PhD program. Graduate students from across the University of Notre Dame who have a specific interest in global health and whose research is directed to questions that impact global health are encouraged to apply.


  1. Student must be enrolled through the University of Notre Dame in a PhD program and be associated with a full-time T&R faculty who is eligible to submit research grants at the University of Notre Dame or Indiana University School of Medicine – South Bend. 
  2. The student’s faculty advisor is required to be an active member of the EIGH at the time of application. Successful applicants and their advisors are expected to participate in Institute activities, including registering for and attending the Global Health Colloquium course.

Fellowship Period

The fellowship provides one year of financial support in the form of an annual stipend and health insurance during the student’s third, fourth, or fifth year. Students may renew their fellowship for an additional year, with two years being the maximum period of the fellowship. Fellowship support runs from the fall semester through the following summer, unless otherwise is agreed upon by EIGH leadership.

Key Dates 

The Global Health Fellowship program for doctoral students will be on temporary hiatus this year. Therefore, we will not be accepting applications during the 2023/24 academic year.

Please check for updates on the program during the fall of 2024.

Application Format and Submission

Interested applicants should complete the application form and submit it electronically to the EIGH Assistant Director, Marian Botchway with the subject line “Your Name - Fellowship.”

Application must include:

  1. Letter of support from the faculty advisor
  2. Advisor’s biosketch, which includes current and pending research support

Please submit the application, letter of support, and biosketch as one PDF file. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.


Exceptional students will be selected based on their:

  1. Academic standing: GPA and scholarly activities (publications and conference presentations)
  2. Merit of their research program: Research progress and goals
  3. Relevance of the research to the mission of the EIGH
  4. Overall benefit the fellowship will provide to the training of the student 

Acceptance Conditions

Fellows shall:

  • Maintain good academic standing during their fellowship period
  • Meet regularly with their faculty advisor
  • Meet once per semester with the directors of the EIGH
  • Register for, attend, and present at the Global Health Colloquium
  • Submit an application for second-year funding that includes: Academic standing (GPA); research progress; research goals for second year; documentation of other training activities; justification for second year of support; and letter of support from their faculty advisor(s). If fellows do not intend to apply for a second year of support, they must inform the EIGH directors and perform an exit interview at the end of the fellowship.

Current and Previous Awardees

Need more information?

To learn more about fellowship opportunities with the EIGH, contact Marian Botchway, EIGH Assistant Director.