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3 Fulbright-Fogarty Public Health Fellowship Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
9 Months
Award Profile

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


Affiliation: Addis Continental Institute of Public Health (ACIPH)

In collaboration with Fogarty International Center, the consortium of Harvard University, Boston University, Northwestern University and the University of New Mexico (HBNU) is seeking to host a Fulbright – Fogarty fellow at the consortium’s site in Ethiopia: Addis Continental Institute of Public Health (ACIPH). 

Addis Continental Institute of Public Health is an independent center of excellence for public health research and training. Established in 2006, ACIPH is an accredited higher learning institute and provides technical services and training in major health issues in Africa. The Institute has highly qualified core technical experts and a number of associate consultants in the various fields of health and social sciences. The Institute has over 80 full time technical and administrative staff, and over 100 trained field research workers. The data management unit is also staffed with well trained and experienced individuals. ACIPH supports the attainment of healthier lives for Africans by establishing and maintaining centers of excellence for health training and strategic health information to enhance the quality of health services and promote evidence based public health practices. In addition to providing short term training, assisting with generating strategic information through research, monitoring and evaluation, and establishing routine database systems, ACIPH provides consultancy services in the areas of public health training, research and services to Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health and to other global health organizations. Institute investigators and students focus their research efforts on major public health problems such as reproductive health, child health, nutrition and food security, non-communicable diseases, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, as well as other emerging and re-emerging public health challenges. Investigators provide training and technical assistance in methodological issues such as data management, analysis and report writing in both quantitative and qualitative research approaches. 

ACIPH’s main objectives are:  

  • Conduct training programs to enhance performance in health services and program management. 
  • Support evidence-based practice by conducting research and monitoring and evaluation activities
  • Provide technical support for organizations and/or individuals engaged in collecting, analyzing, and dissemination of health and population data/information.
  • Develop and undertake training programs to support human resource development in the continent. 

ACIPH is located in the convenient area of Addis Ababa in Yeka sub-city. The office is equipped with computers and printers, photocopy machines, communication services including high-speed broadband and Wi-Fi internet, telephone and fax machines, data and documentation center, and transportation vehicles. The Institute building was constructed in 2012 and stands five stories high.  

ACIPH works closely with Addis Ababa University (AAU) School of Public Health. AAU was established in 1964 with the purpose of training medial students with up-to-date public health knowledge and skills to prevent and control communicable diseases that contribute to the high morbidity and mortality of the Ethiopian people. 

Fulbright Fogarty Fellows at ACIPH will work closely with the HBNU consortium. For more information about the consortium please visit this website.

Current Projects

  • OPP1179606   Fawzi (PI)  - 10/15/17 - 03/31/21Evaluation of dietary iron intake, anemia, and iron status among men, women, and children in Ethiopia
  • OPP1127875   (Berhane)  - 10/01/2015 – 07/31/2020Improving adolescent reproductive health and nutrition in Ethiopia through structural solution/ Abdiboru /research project
  • 2016-00272  (Berhane)  - 01/01/2016 – 12/31/2020
  • Sustainable urban food environment and nutrition: Urban food availability, household food accessibility and women’s empowerment in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (EAT-Addis)

Site Contact

Yemane Berhane, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health and Director of Addis Continental Institute of Public Health

Additional Resources:


Affiliation: Addis Ababa University

VECD Global Health Fellowship

A consortium of Vanderbilt, Emory, Cornell and Duke

Addis Ababa University is the largest university in Ethiopia and one of the largest in sub-Saharan Africa, with more than 48,000 students (including more than 14,000 graduate students) across multiple campuses in Addis Ababa and the surrounding area.

Fellows participate in one or more of the following projects: 

  • Maternal and Newborn Health in Ethiopia Partnership (MaNHEP):  Under the leadership of the Ethiopia Ministry of Health, the MaNHEP program is working to increase the number of pregnant women who receive maternal and newborn health (MNH) care by strengthening skills of frontline health workers and those systems needed for such care.  MaNHEP is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and led by Emory University, in collaboration with John Snow Research and Training Inc., University Research Co., LLC, and Addis Ababa University. 
  • Magnesium Sulfate Protocol Project:  Ethiopia has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world, with pre-eclampsia and eclampsia (hypertensive disorders of pregnancy) as leading causes of maternal mortality in the country. Magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) is the drug of choice for the treatment of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia, but despite being an inexpensive medication, has not been available in Ethiopia.  Emory University has been a partner of the Magnesium Sulfate Project, supported in part by grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, along with Addis Ababa University, UNICEF, the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health, and others. The project procures and distributes Magnesium Sulfate, developed a protocol for its use, trained health personnel at 107 public hospitals on its use, and is currently assessing outcomes.
  • Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI):  The Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) is a NIH/HRSA/PEPFAR program developed to improve medical education in sub-Saharan Africa ($120 million over 5 years) and supports 12 African medical schools, including Addis Ababa University (AAU). Emory is one of the US partners for AAU, and its activities are focused on research training and post-graduate medical education.
  • Risk Factors for TB among HIV-infected Patients in Ethiopia:  Research on Tuberculosis, HIV, and TB/HIV combinations is done in collaboration with the Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research Institute (EHNRI) – the “CDC of Ethiopia,” Addis Ababa University, and other local organizations. 
  • Cervical Cancer Prevention / Screen and Treat Program: Cervical cancer caused by HPV is historically the leading cause of death due to malignancy among women in Ethiopia, yet no programs have been available for cervical cancer screening in Africa’s second largest country. The goal of the Cervical Cancer Prevention/Screen and Treat Program is to implement a “screen and treat” pilot program (visual inspection with acetic acid [vinegar] coupled with an immediate link to treatment [cryotherapy]) for cervical dysplasia at three Addis Ababa University-affiliated hospitals.  

Site Contact:

Mark Hutcheson

Grant Period

9 Months

Grants are for 9-10 months during the period August 1 - June 30.

Pre-Departure Orientation


Grantees will be required to participate in a Pre-Departure Orientation with NIH in July.

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).  The MD students must have completed their 3rd year and the PhD candidates must have completed all their master's level coursework.  They must be enrolled in accredited doctoral level program (MD, PhD or equivalent) in public health, government, business, design, engineering, education, medicine, nutrition, law, pharmacy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and nursing.  

Accepted Degree Levels


Foreign Language Proficiency

Not Required

English will be used at Fogarty sites.  Basic skills in a common Ethiopian language are helpful but not 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 in the application.  

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


Dependent support is not available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website