Queenan Global Health Awards


The Queenan Global Health Awards were established in 2014 in honor of Dr. John T. Queenan. The program offers several opportunities for research and education in obstetrics within resource-limited settings for members of SMFM (MFM fellows and practicing MFMs are eligible). The goal of this program is to train future leaders in perinatal health to provide sustained advancement in obstetric practice in underserved areas around the globe.

Applications are due by July 1, and the amount awarded varies by opportunity, as described below:

  • International Agency Mentored Research Fellowship
  • Effective January 2021: the International Agency Mentored Research Fellowship will be temporarily paused secondary to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. No applications will be accepted in 2021. Those with questions or interest in this fellowship opportunity should contact Foundation staff at foundation@smfm.org for more information.
  • Seed Funding for Investigator-Initiated Research Project
  • Visiting Teaching Fellowship
    Up to $5,000
  • Travel Award
    Reimbursed for travel and lodging to attend the SMFM Annual Meeting.



Queenan Global Health Award Recipients


Earlier Awardees


Yusuf Ahmed, MD
Travel Award

Kelli Barbour, MD, MSc, MA
International Agency Mentored Research Fellowship in Geneva