Fulbright-Fogarty Public Health Fellowship Award NEW
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodJuly Start
Grant Length10 Months
Specialized Grant Types
- Science/Public Health
The Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowships in Public Health 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.
Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowships 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.
For more details on Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowships and application instructions, please review the ‘Type of Awards’ page: https://us.fulbrightonline.org/applicants/types-of-awards/fulbright-fogarty-fellowships-in-public-health
Mid-July through mid-May. Grantees should arrive in time to attend the mandatory mid-July orientation meetings in Kathmandu.
Grantees will be required to participate in a Virtual Pre-Departure Orientation (VPDO) in June/July as a condition of their grants. In addition, grantees will be required to participate in a Pre-Departure Orientation with NIH in July.
Must be enrolled in an accredited doctoral-level program (MD, PhD, DDS, or comparable degree from an accredited institution) in public health, government, business, design, engineering, education, medicine, nutrition, law, pharmacy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and nursing. Eligible doctoral degrees include, but are not limited to: DMD, DC, DO, DVM, OD, DPM, ScD, EngD, DrPH, DNSc, DPT, PharmD, ND, DSW, PsyD, JD and Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing.
Health-professional students who wish to interrupt their studies for a year or more to engage in full-time research training before completing their formal training programs are also eligible.
By the start of the program year (July 2024), fellows must be an MD (and other professional degrees) student who has completed their 3rd year or a Ph.D. candidate who has completed their Master’s level requirements (i.e., post-qualifying exam).
Accepted Degree Levels
Special Application Instructions
Select "Fulbright-Fogarty" for Award Type in the application.
All Fulbright-Fogarty applicants pursuing a placement in Nepal should select “Public Health” as the Field of Study in the Fulbright application.
Foreign Language Proficiency
Nepali or another local language (e.g., Bhojpuri, Maithili, Newari, Tibetan) language proficiency commensurate with the nature of the proposed project is recommended. Applicants without Nepali or relevant local language skills should include significant plans for language study in their proposals. Regardless of the grantee’s language ability, the Fulbright Commission provides initial language instruction during the week-long in-country orientation period and highly recommends that grantees continue language study throughout their grant periods.
Fulbright Proposal Types
Letter required for independent study or research at deadline
Affiliation Name: Tribhuvan University
Tribhuvan University (TU), established in 1959, is the first national institution of higher education in Nepal. The university governs five institutes: Institute of Medicine (IOM), Institute of Engineering (IOE), Institute of Science and Technology, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, and Institute of Forestry. The IOM was established in 1972 to train and develop all levels of health manpower in the field of country. Since the initial phase of training of Health Assistants and Auxiliary Nurse Midwifes, the institute has grown over the years to become a pioneer and trendsetter in medical education in the country.
Fellows would be expected to work with U.S. and Nepal based mentor groups to develop an independent research project that could be integrated into one of the following projects or in a new area of interest:
- Respiratory health
- Vaccine development and testing
- The Brick Kiln project: The active Brick Kiln project aims to characterize the effects of brick kiln pollution, a neglected but serious environmental and occupational risk factor, on lung function and respiratory symptoms in brick kiln workers and family members in Bhaktapur, Nepal. We are also conducting lung imaging to identify radiographic abnormalities, and immunophenotyping to examine the immune system response. We are measuring personal exposures to brick kiln dust and smoke, ambient and household air pollutants, and tobacco smoke, and will be estimating biologically-relevant lifetime exposures.
U.S. Partner: UJMT Launching Future Leaders in Global Health (LAUNCH)
US Mentor, Johns Hopkins University, William Checkley, MD, PhD – email@example.com
Arun Sharma, MD – firstname.lastname@example.org
Affiliations: Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences (KUSMS), Dhulikhel Hospital, Nepal Cleft and Burn Center – Kirtipur Hospital
Fellows would be expected to work with U.S. and Nepali mentor groups to develop an independent research project that could be integrated into one of the following projects or in a new area of interest:
- Risk factors for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases and the development of new devices for use in low-resource settings
- Treatment of trauma and burns
- Design activism and landscape architecture
- Water insecurity and indigenous peoples
- Current ongoing projects that are accepting scholars and fellows include: the Dhulikhel Heart Study, a collaboration that seeks to understand risk factors for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases and the development of new devices for use in low-resource settings; treatment of trauma and burns; design activism and landscape architecture; water insecurity and indigenous peoples.
U.S. Partner: Northern Pacific Global Health Consortium (NPGH), University of Washington http://fogartyfellows.org/program-overview/nepal/
Roopa Sriram: email@example.com
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).