2024-2025 fellowship applications are now open!


The Samya Rose Stumo Memorial Fellowship for Global Health is designed for exceptional young women from low-income countries who want to ask and answer radical questions aimed at reshaping global health financing. The goal of the fellowship is to provide real project experience, professional development training, mentorship, and financial support to launch fellows’ careers.

We aim to empower young women to revolutionize the health financing space by giving them an opportunity to work with ThinkWell’s Strategic Purchasing for Primary Health Care team to explore and pursue a gender and strategic purchasing and health financing project for ten months. Throughout the fellowship they will be assigned a senior, in-country mentor to guide them and equip them with the skills and foundation they need to bring about meaningful change.

Fellows will also be part of a cohort where they receive biweekly mentorship or didactic sessions by leading ThinkWell employees as well as other subject matter experts. Sessions will impart knowledge and build skills, helping fellows to formulate innovative questions, solve challenges, build meaningful relationships, and expand their professional networks.


We seek applications from women who are early in their global health career, have demonstrated leadership in their communities, and are interested in challenging the inequities present in global health.

Applicants must identify primarily as residents of Kenya, Indonesia, and Pakistan and must be willing to commit 20 hours per week throughout the ten months of the fellowship. The fellowship stipend is meant to be a supplement to other income to support active participation.

Applicants shall meet the following criteria:

  • Be able to communicate in written and spoken English
  • Have the ability and knowledge of doing research in policy and health
  • Have the capacity to dedicate a minimum ~20 hours per week to this project
  • Be available for meetings outside standard working hours to accommodate global timeframes
  • Be authorized to work in Kenya, Indonesia, and Pakistan (this fellowship does not offer allowances)

The fellowship will accept promising women applicants from Kenya, Indonesia, and Pakistan.