NAM-HKU Fellowship in Global Health Leadership

The 2023 Call for Applications is now open until November 10, 2022.

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) and the U.S. National Academy of Medicine (NAM) have established the NAM-HKU Fellowship in Global Health Leadership.  Since 2019, this program has provided a two-year training for early to mid-career scholars to learn and work at HKU School of Public Health and the NAM in areas under the umbrella of global health leadership.

Inaugural Fellowship Program
Thanks to the generous donation from Dr. Patrick Poon, the program has supported three fellows from 2019 to 2021, with one fellow being selected each year.

New Cohorts
Following the success of the inaugural fellowship program, two additional fellows will be supported with the generous donation from the Suen Chi Sun Charitable Foundation starting 2023.


Fellowship Description

The two-year fellowship will include:

  • Scholarship to undertake the Master of Public Health (MPH) program, on either part-time or full-time basis, at the HKU School of Public Health;
  • Attachment at HKU School of Public Health, to work on research or knowledge exchange project under the guidance of a professoriate staff;
  • Three-month stays at the NAM in Washington, DC, during which the fellow will learn and collaborate with an appropriate board/committee/roundtable, and be supported by a faculty mentor who is a member of NAM; and
  • Roundtrip airfare from Hong Kong to Washington, DC, US for the NAM residency experience.

Please note the fellow shall be responsible for travel to Hong Kong (if applicable), and living costs during their stay in Hong Kong and Washington, DC, when undertaking the fellowship program.

For more details, please review the supplementary information.


Applicants should:

  1. Be early to mid-career scholars with a graduate degree (i.e. either a master or a doctoral degree) and have completed their post-degree work for 2-10 years; and
  2. Have a demonstrated interest and commitment in fields such as global health policy, governance, diplomacy, sustainable development, healthy cities, health equity, health systems and economics, or related areas.
Application Materials & Process

Applicants need to complete the online application, and upload an up-to-date CV and three reference letters by Thursday, November 10, 2022.  Shortlisted candidates may be invited for an interview.  For enquiry, please email


Holly Hou, PhD, MSc

Holly Hou, PhD, MSc

International Committee of the Red Cross | 2021/22 NAM-HKU Fellow in Global Health Leadership



Hong Kong Children's Hospital & Queen Mary Hospital | 2020/21 NAM-HKU Fellow in Global Health Leadership

Chinmoy Sarkar, PhD, MSc

Chinmoy Sarkar, PhD, MSc

The University of Hong Kong | 2019/20 NAM-HKU Fellow in Global Health Leadership

Program Administration

Inquiries about the Fellowship in Global Health Leadership should be directed to:

Yumi Phillips
Program Officer
Health Policy Fellowships and Leadership Programs
National Academy of Medicine
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 334-1506

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