Fulbright-Fogarty Public Health Fellowship Award NEW
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodFlexible Start
Grant Length9 Months
Specialized Grant Types
- Science/Public Health
Site Name: Addis Continental Institute of Public Health
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. The Institute has highly qualified core technical experts and some associate consultants in the various fields of health and social sciences. The Institute has over 45 full time technical and administrative staff, and over 80 trained field research workers.
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.
Yemane Berhane, Director, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, ACIPH Email: email@example.com
Wafaie Fawzi, Richard Saltonstall Professor of Population Sciences, and Professor of Nutrition, Epidemiology, and Global Health, Harvard Chan School
David Henderson, Professor and Chair of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine
Sheila Isanaka, Associate Professor of Nutrition, Harvard Chan School
Chris Sudfeld, Associate Professor of Global Health and Nutrition, Harvard Chan School
Chris Golden, Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Planetary Health, Harvard Chan School
Yemane Berhane, Director, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health
Alemayehu Worku, Professor of Biostatistics, School of Public Health and College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University; Professor and Senior Advisor
Nega Asefa, Assistant Professor of Reproductive Health, Maternal and Child Health, Haramaya University
Liya Wassie, Senior Researcher, Armauer Hansen Research Institute, ACIPH
Amare Worku Tadesse, Assistant Professor Trial Manager, Department of infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
Hanna Yemane Berhane, Associate Professor, ACIPH
Examples of ongoing projects:
NIH D43TW011386 04/01/2020-12/31/2024
Global Infectious Diseases (GID) D43 Ethiopia Training
AID-663-A-14-00004 USAID/PMI 09/01/2014-08/31/2022
Strengthening Malaria Monitoring and Evaluation Systems (SMMES) of Ethiopia Program
118539 Gates Foundation 01/01/2018-06/30/2022
Addressing maternal infection and nutrition support to reduce FGR and PTB and improve linear growth in Africa.
2016-00272 Formas 01/01/2016-12/31/2022
Research Grant contract number 2016-00272; Research project entitled “what’s to eat? Women, Children and the urban food environment; the case of Addis Ababa”
Fondation Botnar 01/01/2021-12/31/2023
ARISE Adolescent Health Survey: Harnessing Longitudinal Data and Digital Technologies to Improve Adolescent Health across Sub-Saharan Africa.
AID-663-A-14-00004 (Berhane) 04/01/14-03/30/18
Strengthening Malaria Monitoring and Evaluation Systems (SMMES) of Ethiopia Program
The objective of the program is to conduct and coordinate malaria operational research, formative evaluations and special studies, to provide M&E support to the National Malaria Control Program and provide technical assistance for malaria prevention and control interventions and policy development
5T32MH093310 (Henderson/Fricchione) 07/01/2012 - 06/30/2017
The MGH Global Psychiatric Clinical Research Training Program
The postdoctoral fellowship is a three-year training program that combines rigorous didactic instruction, clinical research methods training, practice in working effectively with disadvantaged communities, and immersive, mentored clinical research experiences in global settings. This project is in partnership with Harvard and Boston University and includes Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia) as a project site.
T37 MD001449 PI (Williams) 09/01/1994 - 12/31/2018
NIH/NCMHD, Multidisciplinary International Research Training Grant.
This Harvard-based program is designed to address the research training needs of underrepresented minority faculty and students in the biomedical sciences. It is intended to provide a structured research experience to qualified young scholars. ACIPH has been a long-standing partner.
No award number PI (Fawzi) 04/01/16–06/30/18
Improving Nutrition Outcomes through Optimized Agricultural Investments (ATONU)
ATONU will implement nutrition-sensitive intervention among ACGG households in Tanzania and Ethiopia. We plan to use behavior change communication (BCC) to encourage consumption of chicken products (meat and eggs); good water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) practices in poultry production; use of income from sale of chicken products to improve nutrition; empowerment of women in decision-making around chicken production and sale; and home gardening to produce nutrient-dense vegetables to improve dietary quality within the household.
ES/R002118/1 PI (Fawzi) 09/01/17-02/28/19
Assessing the impact of the food system on poverty, nutrition and health, and environmental sustainability in urban Ethiopia
To assess a developing country city food system, with a focus on protein source foods, and its effects on the environment, poverty, and health, within the context of a fragile state using mixed methods, including a household survey and value chain analysis. Data will be used to create a model to test various interventions and identify priority actions for optimal human and planetary health and wellbeing. The setting for the proposed study is Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia, which has a population of approximately 4 million people. Urban dwellers make up 19.5% of the country’s population, which is urbanizing at an annual rate of 4.9%, placing Addis Ababa among the fastest growing cities in the world.
OPP1179606 Fawzi (PI) 10/15/17 - 03/31/21
Evaluation of dietary iron intake, anemia, and iron status among men, women, and children in Ethiopia
The objective of this study is to generate evidence for decision-making on the etiology of anemia in Ethiopia among children under 5 years, adult women of reproductive age and adult men, to simulate the potential effect of iron fortification, improved sanitation, deworming and other interventions on the prevalence of anemia and risk of iron overload, and to strengthen local capacity in Ethiopian in human nutrition research and statistical methodologies for large complex surveys.
OPP1127875 (Berhane) 10/01/2015 – 07/31/2020
Improving adolescent reproductive health and nutrition in Ethiopia through structural solution/ Abdiboru / research project
The objective of the project is to empower girls through improved reproductive health, nutrition, and education in rural West Hararghe, Ethiopia and to establish a cost‐effective, scalable model that assesses combined versus individual structural determinants of adolescent girls’ empowerment.
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)
The objective of this research project is to gain an understanding of food consumption among urban dwellers in Addis Ababa and its adequacy, safety and nutritious values.
Affiliation name: School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University
Summary of the site/ongoing research projects/topics of interest:
Addis Ababa University (AAU) is the largest and oldest university in Ethiopia. General topics of interest at this site include health systems research, surgery and anesthesiology. The research collaboration between AAU and Stanford University focuses on surgical safety programs in conjunction with Lifebox, an NGO focused on improving surgical and anesthetic safety in low- and middle-income countries. Over time, this collaboration has developed into a program that has implemented quality improvement programs in five hospitals throughout the country. The program is now being incorporated by the Ministry of Health as part of its Saving Lives Through Surgery (SALTS) program, with a goal of implementing it in every surgical hospital in the country. Research fellowships can build on this collaboration and effort by supporting the development of a curriculum for trauma care and service delivery improvement, mentoring trainee and junior staff surgeons through the process of organizing trauma care, approaching injured patients in a structured and well-accepted, standardized manner, and developing a mechanism for surveillance that will help strengthen the surgical health system and develop the skills of future clinical leaders.
AAU was part of the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI), which was a program funded by the Fogarty International Center that awarded grants to African institutions to form networks of regional partners, country health and education ministries, and US and foreign collaborators to improve medical education. Through MEPl, AAU addressed three strategic objectives: 1) improvement of the medical education system by increasing the number of physicians and quality of training; 2) human capacity building and retention through enhanced recruitment and retention of qualified academic medical faculty; and 3) enhancement of research and bioethics capacity through development of expertise and opportunities to conduct clinical, public health and implementation science research. The work is currently being extended through the Health Professionals Education Partnership (HEPI), also funded by FIC. The collaboration is building upon the existing partnerships to amplify the efforts of clinicians in the surgical disciplines by introducing a standardized training program, a set of expectations for care, and a surveillance system to guide practice and improvements to deliver a stronger health system within which clinicians work and conduct research.
US Partner/Consortia Name: Global Health Equity Scholars (GHES), Stanford University
Thomas Weiser, MD, MPH: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fulbright grants will begin between August 2023 and March 2024, subject to the approval of the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa.
As a condition of their grants, all grantees may be required to participate in a Pre-Departure Orientation during the summer of 2023.
Candidates must be enrolled in an MD, PhD, DDS or comparable degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution. 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.
Accepted Degree Levels
Special Application Instructions
Applicants must select "Fulbright-Fogarty" in the Award Type field of the application.
Field of Study Instructions:
All Fulbright-Fogarty applicants pursuing a placement in Ethiopia should select “Public Health” as the Field of Study in the Fulbright application.
Foreign Language Proficiency
Additional Information: English is the medium of instruction at Ethiopian high schools and universities, and is sufficient for many research topics. Amharic or another local language may be essential for some types of research topics conducted outside of the capital city.
Fulbright Proposal Types
Letter required for independent study or research at deadline
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).