The VECD Global Health Fellows program is another opportunity available for year-out research. VECD stands for the Vanderbilt-Emory-Cornell-Duke Consortium, and it is funded by an NIH grant. The VECD Global Health Fellows program is a year long program designed to enhance global health research expertise and the participant's career. The program provides 12 months of stipend support, health insurance, modest research costs, travel costs to and from the international site, and a five day orientation on the campus of the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland.
There are a variety of research topics that can be explored, including infectious diseases, cancer, mental disorders, behavioral research, ophthalmology and eye-related research, etc. There are 17 research sites in Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Kenya, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Vietnam, and Zambia. Additional sites can be enabled when scientifically warranted.
Applications are being accepted now, and the application deadline is December 1, 2016.
The website link is as follows for additional information. http://www.vecd.org/