Clayton-Dedonder Mentorship Fellows Program

Clayton-Dedonder Fellowships are intended to enhance the teaching and supervisory skills of entry- to mid-level faculty at universities and research institutions in the developing world. The selected fellows will benefit from being mentored by established global health experts and will, in turn, mentor more junior trainees at their institutions. The fellows will be able to continue to work in their respective areas of expertise including infectious diseases, epidemiology, reproductive health and other disciplines important to HIV-AIDS research. The goal of the program is to strengthen mentorship activities and resources within the Fogarty HIV/AIDS training programs at existing research training sites in low and middle income countries (LMICs).
In the initial round of funding, 10 fellowships were awarded in 2014 to individuals at existing training sites in Haiti, Kenya, Malawi, Peru, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe funded by the NIH Fogarty International Center (FIC). A second round of funding provided support to five additional fellows at FIC funded sites in South Africa, Haiti, Peru and Kenya. Another round of competitive funding is anticipated in summer 2017.


  • Increase the number of global HIV/AIDS research mentors among junior and mid-career scientists through establishment of networks of next generation of mentors in LMICs.
  • Strengthen mentoring capacity within Fogarty supported HIV/AIDS training programs at existing LMIC research training sites.
  • Impact the culture and practice of mentoring at LMIC institutions beyond the individuals trained under this awards program.


NIH Fogarty International Center (FIC)


Michael Gottlieb, Ph.D., Deputy Director of Science,