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 are eligible to apply in the fall of your senior year.  If you are a graduate student, you are eligible as long as you will not have a PhD degree by the application deadline.

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 are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicant should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Candidates with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.
Please review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.


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 the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered. 



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. Citizens

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


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3 Fulbright-Fogarty Public Health Fellowship Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
10 Months
Award Profile

The Fulbright-Fogarty fellowship in Guatemala offers U.S. graduate and post-graduate students in the health sciences practical experience designing and conducting clinical research in Guatemala.

Universidad del Valle de Guatemala (UVG) 

UVG is a non-profit, private university offering research opportunities in HIV, emerging infectious diseases, environmental health and nutrition. Since 2010, investigators at UC San Diego have collaborated with UVG researchers at the Center for Health Studies (CES) on a NIDA-funded R01 exploring rising substance use and its association with HIV at the Guatemala/Mexico border. 

Because of the area's potentially strategic importance in infectious disease transmission, the UC San Diego-UVG collaboration has expanded to include a number of studies focusing on health issues related to migrants, sex work and sex trafficking, barriers to healthcare faced by men who have sex with men, and molecular studies to improve understanding of regional HIV transmission dynamics and antiretroviral drug resistance. 

Since 2008, UCSF has collaborated with CES in environmental health, specifically the impact of air pollution exposures from cooking stoves during pregnancy and early infancy National Institute of Environmental Health Studies -funded R21; future UM1). 

UVG has a long-standing collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in conjunction with the Guatemalan Ministry of Health (MoH), evaluating national prevention efforts related to vector-borne, arbovirus and emerging infectious diseases. Other CES-CDC efforts include pneumococcal and other vaccine trials. New areas of investigation focus on the detection of the Chagas and Zika viruses. 

CES investigators include faculty in the Department of Epidemiology at UVG who have become a resource for public health surveillance activities, outbreak investigation and field epidemiology training at the Guatemalan MoH and throughout Central America. 

Site contacts: 

Dr. Kimberly Brouwer,

Dr. Lisa Thompson,

Dr. Anaité Diaz,

Additional Resource:

Grant Period

10 Months

Pre-Departure Orientation


Grantees will be required to participate in a PDO with NIH.

Candidate Profile

Candidates must fall under one of the following categories: Post-third year medical school;; Ph.D. students in health sciences (post-Master’s-level), and must be enrolled in an accredited doctoral level program (MD, PhD or equivalent).

Accepted Degree Levels


Foreign Language Proficiency

Required - Intermediate

Additional Information: Higher level proficiency may be necessary depending on the requirements of the proposed project. Applicants should discuss plans for language study between the time of application and the commencement of the grant with the Language Self-Evaluation. A Foreign Language Evaluation by a college level Spanish language instructor is also required.

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


Applicants are required to obtain a letter of support from the site contact.  

When emailing project contacts, please include both contacts and attach a current CV and a concise statement (less than 500 words) about your interest in the program (especially your primary research interest).  

Special Application Instructions

Select "Fulbright-Fogarty" for Award Type from the drop-down menu in the application.  

All Fulbright-Fogarty applicants pursuing a placement in Guatemala should select “Public Health” as the Field of Study in the Fulbright application. 

Specific Considerations

Applicants should clearly state in their research proposal that they have read and understand the safety and security information found at


Dependent support is available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website