HGHI Burke Global Health Fellowship 2022 | Application OPEN

The Harvard Global Health Institute has opened applications for the Burke Global Health Fellowship. This Fellowship program provides funding for Harvard junior faculty members from across the University for innovative research and curriculum development and teaching (particularly at the undergraduate level) in global health. The Burke Global Health Fellowship is a career-altering opportunity. For alumni, it served as a career catalyst, coming at a critical juncture in faculty’s academic development. It gives Harvard’s most impactful junior faculty the financial freedom to focus on important work that will transform global health across the globe. 

The Fellowships are made possible through the generous support of Harvard alumna Katherine States Burke, AB’79, and her husband, T. Robert Burke, who established the Burke Fund to help launch and advance the careers of promising junior faculty in global health. Through the Burkes’ generosity, HGHI has funded over 30 Burke Global Health Fellows in the last ten years. Learn more about the past Burke fellows and their projects here. 

Fellowship details and eligibility requirements:

There are two categories of Burke Global Health Fellowship awards:

Research: up to $75,000 each

Research awards provide opportunities for junior faculty to conduct foundational research that prepares them to be independent investigators or to conduct exploratory work on groundbreaking questions seldom supported by traditional funding sources.

Curriculum Development and Teaching: up to $25,000 each

Curriculum Development and Teaching awards provide opportunities for junior faculty to apply innovative pedagogy to course development and teaching, particularly at the undergraduate level.

Who is eligible?

Candidates must hold a junior faculty appointment at Harvard University (ie: Assistant or Associate Professor, Instructor, etc.). We welcome proposals from a broad range of fields and perspectives. Faculty working in disciplines outside of health and life sciences are strongly encouraged to apply so long as the work falls within global health. 

Important Dates:

February 18th: Applicants apply by submitting a letter of intent and supporting information. Submissions are reviewed by the Harvard Global Health Institute and Burke Global Health Fellowship Review Committee. 

March 2022: HGHI and the Review Committee select especially promising letters of intent. These applicants are invited to submit a full proposal for final award consideration.

April 2022: Full Proposals are collected and reviewed by an internal and external review committee. 

June 2022: Applicants notified they have received Burke Award


For any questions about the Burke Global Health Fellowship contact Olivia Mulvey, Harvard Global Health Institute, at olivia_mulvey@harvard.edu.