At any given time, approximately 50% of NIEHS postdoctoral fellows are scientists from around the world. These International Fellows are able to participate in any of the diverse research programs at the NIEHS, and are encouraged to maintain collaborative ties with researchers in their home countries. Global Environmental Health (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/about/od/deputy/geh/index.cfm) at NIEHS also encompasses global research, outreach and capacity building, and service to the scientific community.
To be eligible for the NIEHS International Fellows program, candidates must have a doctoral degree and have no more than five years of research experience since receipt of their degree. Citizens of any non-U.S. country who are interested in pursuing a research fellowship at the NIEHS should apply electronically (http://www.training.nih.gov/webforms/postdoctoral/application/adIndex.aspx) as a "Visiting Fellow." To learn more about fellows´ personal experiences conducting research at NIEHS, please see the Meet Our Fellows page.
Historically, the institute trains on average 100 international fellows a year. Currently the NIEHS hosts international researchers representing 29 countries.