Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Fulbright-Fogarty Awards in Public Health

The Fulbright-Fogarty Awards are offered through a partnership between the Fulbright Program and the Fogarty International Center of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. These awards were established to promote the expansion of research in public health and clinical research in resource-limited settings. The Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowships were inaugurated in July 2011 with four fellows in Sub-Saharan Africa (Botswana, Malawi, and South Africa).

Fulbright-Fogarty Awards carry the same benefits as the traditional Fulbright Study/Research grants to the host country. The Fogarty International Center, NIH, will provide support to the research training site and may provide orientation for the fellows at the NIH.

The program is designed for candidates who are currently enrolled in medical school or in a graduate-level program and who are interested in global health. The basic requirements and process for applying for the Fulbright-Fogarty Program are the same as for any Fulbright U.S. Student Study/Research Grant.


Notes for Fulbright-Fogarty Candidates:

  • Review the Country Summary for details on country specific eligibility requirements and research placements. Degree requirements, research focus, and affiliation vary by country.
  • Select one country to which to apply.
  • In the Special Opportunity section of the online application, select Fulbright-Fogarty Award.
  • Submitting an affiliation letter is highly recommended. Applicants should consult with the Principal Investigator(s) at the site and for the project in which they have interest.

Statement of Grant Purpose

The following are guidelines for what Fulbright-Fogarty candidates should address in their Statements of Grant Purpose:

  • Why the applicant has chosen the particular country and project
  • How the candidate will be able to contribute to the Fogarty project
  • What specific qualifications, training, and/or experiences that the candidate has related to this project
  • How the applicant will benefit from the assignment and make of the experience upon returning to the United States.
  • Since this is a Fulbright grant, the candidates should describe how she/he will engage with the local community.

 

Eligible Countries

Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowship placements are available in the countries listed below:

East Asia-Pacific South & Central Asia Sub-Saharan Africa Western Hemisphere
China Bangladesh Botswana Brazil
Thailand   Kenya Peru
    Malawi  
    South Africa  
    Uganda  
    Zambia  
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Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply.  All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses.  Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student you would be eligible to apply in your senior year.  If you are a graduate student you are eligible to apply to most countries as long as you will not have a PhD degree on the application deadline.

Non-U.S. Student

If you are a non-U.S. citizen looking to applying for a Fulbright grant to study in the United States you will apply to the Fulbright Program for Foreign Students in your home country.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree then you could be eligible for certain awards within the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  Please review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.

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The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts.  Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 5 years or less) in which they are applying.  Artists with more experience should consider applying for Fulbright Scholar Program.

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U.S. Professor

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award you will need to apply through CIES.

Non U.S. Professor

If you are a non-U.S. citizen and a professor interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award to the United States you would need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country.  Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.