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Futures Fellowship

The Health Security Futures Fellowship is a growing global network of early-career scientists who are poised to be leaders in health security. The Fellowship is a unique opportunity to advance early careers by learning and collaborating with like-minded international peers and being mentored by experts in the field. The Fellowship begins with a weeklong intensive Training Institute and culminates with a yearlong virtual curriculum and a project that Fellows develop and implement to address a local health security challenge.

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Program Overview

The Health Security Futures Fellowship is a yearlong training program designed for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in the life sciences, global public health, security, and development. The Fellowship is an interdisciplinary program which addresses a broad set of themes, including:

The Fellowship begins with participation in the Health Security Futures Fellowship Training Institute. The weeklong Training Institute includes special lectures, sessions, workshops, and table-top exercises led by HSP staff and mentors. In addition, Fellows are mentored by a HSP subject-matter expert mentor to work to identify a local health security challenge in their country and develop a project proposal to present to HSP staff, mentors, and their peers at the end of the week.

The Training Institute is followed by a yearlong virtual curriculum of monthly modules through which Fellows continue to learn and engage with their peers and mentors. Each monthly module includes reading materials, a live virtual expert lecture by a special guest, a hands-on learning activity, and a live virtual synthesis discussion. In addition to the curriculum, Fellows continue to be mentored to develop their project proposal, seek seed funding through HSP’s small grants program, and implement their local project on the ground.


Criteria for Selection

Expectations & Opportunities

In order to successfully complete the Health Security Futures Fellowship program, Fellows must:

Below is an estimated time commitment, which Fellows are expected to complete: