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The VZNIGHT Program is accepting applicants to begin immediately.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Interested candidates should fill out the application materials below.

Contact Joseph Conrad, Ph.D. with questions.

Submit Application Here

Required Attachments

  1. Essay Questions: Applicants are asked to describe their prior research experience, experience working in resource-limited settings, and career goals and plans. Applicants must download, complete and upload this document to the online application.
  2. Most Recent Curriculum Vitae
  3. Transcript. Pre-doctoral applicants must provide a copy of their most recent transcript. Copies of transcripts are acceptable. Postdoctoral applicants do not need to include a transcript.
  4. Three Letters of Support. At least three letters of support are required for this application. One letter should be from applicant’s current or most recent immediate work supervisor and one from the applicant’s current or most recent academic mentor with a third letter from a colleague or mentor of the applicant’s choosing. Letters should be signed and on official letterhead. They can be emailed to Joseph Conrad, Ph.D..

Fellowship Eligibility

  • A BS, MS, or PhD degree in Engineering; or
  • A research doctoral degree in Basic and/or Health Sciences (masters level acceptable for citizens of Zambia or Zimbabwe); or
  • A Medical doctoral degree (MD, MBChB, or equivalent; advanced training such as MMed preferred)
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, OR citizens of Zambia. Citizens of Zimbabwe can also be considered on a case-by-case basis.