International Clinical Research Fellowship

Investigator: Christopher Stewart, MD
Sponsor: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Location(s): Kenya; Uganda; Tanzania; Zimbabwe; Ghana; Liberia; Cambodia; Viet Nam


The International Clinical Research Fellowship (ICRF) program provides fellowships for U.S.-based medical students to take a year out from school to conduct mentored clinical research in developing countries.

Clinical research requires a unique blend of medical and research skills. The ICRF program was designed to support this blending of skills by giving medical students an outstanding clinical research experience in global health while they are in the midst of developing their medical proficiency. The long-term goal of this program is to develop the next generation of clinical investigators working in global health.  

Students participating in the ICRF program will take a year out from medical school to conduct clinical research abroad under the direction of a mentor working in global health, as well as complete related coursework. Fellows receive a stipend, health insurance and financial support to attend a year-end meeting as well as supplementary funds for research and training.

Students must be matriculated at a U.S.-based medical school to be eligible for the ICRF.

NOTE: Students do not need to be matriculated at one of the six schools administering the program to be eligible to apply. 

  • Duke University School of Medicine and Duke Global Health Institute
  • Harvard Medical School
  • University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
  • University of Minnesota Medical School
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
  • Yale University School of Medicine