THOMAS S. DURANT, MD — 1928 – 2001

Throughout his life, Dr. Thomas Durant exemplified how one could incorporate humanitarian service to refugees and other victims of war and disasters within one’s professional career. The Thomas S. Durant Fellowship honors his spirit of dedication and service through sponsoring healthcare professionals to serve refugee populations and victims of complex humanitarian disasters. This fellowship fosters in its recipients a sense of commitment to populations in distress and provides opportunities to address and aid the needs of refugee and displaced populations.


Up to $75,000 for salary support and other expenses is available for this 1-year fellowship.

Selected Fellows will:

  • Commit to a 1-year fellowship with either 3, 6, or 9 months in the field.
  • Work closely with a partner organization providing humanitarian assistance and programming related to the global migration crisis.
  • Identify and work with a mentor from within or outside MGB that has subject matter expertise in the focus area of the fellowship.
  • Identify opportunities for professional development and training to support their work in the field.
  • Become an integral member of the MGH Center for Global Health Community and participate in ongoing work across the facility and locally.

Eligibility and Application Process

  • All MGB employees are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must have the full support of their departments.
  • Applicants must take a leave of absence (or equivalent) during the field experience portion of their fellowship.

Applicants will submit a 2-3-page proposal, updated CV, and letters of support from their department supervisor or chief, partner organization, and sponsoring mentor. Those selected for further consideration will interview with program leadership as well as the full Durant Fellowship Committee.

2024 Timeline

  • July 15 – Applications Due
  • August 16 – Selected Applicants Notified
  • October 1 – Fellowship Begins

If you interested in the fellowship, but your availbility is not in line with the above timeline, please reach out to

Click here for more information about these requirements and to apply.


Laurence J. Ronan, MD
Laurence J. Ronan, MDFellowship Co-Director
Lindsey Martin, DNP, MSN, RN, AGACNP
Lindsey Martin, DNP, MSN, RN, AGACNPFellowship Co-Director
Kristen Giambusso, MPH
Kristen Giambusso, MPHFellowship Manager


Gifts of any amount are welcome.

Checks can be mailed to:

Thomas S. Durant, MD, Fellowship
Center for Global Health
Massachusetts General Hospital
125 Nashua Street, Suite 722
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 726-2000

The Massachusetts General Hospital is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.