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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.If you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a U.S. college or university, you will apply through that institution, even if you are not currently a resident there. Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, will hold a bachelor’s degree by the award start date, and do not have a Ph.D. degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicants 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.

The Getting Started page will provide information on eligibility and next steps.


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 7 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/Administrator

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

To support your students in applying for a U.S. Student Program award, please connect with the Fulbright Program Adviser at your institution.

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 Program or Fulbright Foreign Student Program.


Fulbright-Fogarty Public Health Fellowship Award

Accepted Degree Levels
  • Doctoral
Grant Period
Flexible Start
Grant Length
9 Months
Award Type
Special Study/Research
Specialized Grant Types
  • Science/Public Health
Award Profile

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:

Grant Length
9 Months
Grant Period
Flexible Start

Fulbright grants will begin between August 2025 and March 2026, subject to the approval of the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa.

Pre-Departure Orientation

As a condition of their grants, all grantees may be required to participate in a Pre-Departure Orientation during the summer of 2025.

Candidate Profile

Pre-doctoral trainees:

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).

What is life like for Fulbrighters in the host country?

In regional cities, university facilities and infrastructure, living conditions and quality of life, accommodations, and academic programs have improved, but are still developing. Ethiopian universities are led by young, energetic faculty and an administration eager to host foreign scholars. For newer universities, deans and department chairs may be under the age of thirty-five, hold only a master’s degree, and lack strong managerial, international or leadership experience. Students are eager to learn, to acquire knowledge, and to develop skills that will lead to employment opportunities or post-graduate studies.    

Residency in host country permitted in year prior to grant
Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Degree Level of Applicant
  • Doctoral
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 at ACIPH should select “Public Health” as the Field of Study in the Fulbright application.

Foreign Language Proficiency
Not Required

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
Independent Study/Research:
Graduate Degree Enrollment:
Independent Study/Research:
Letter required for independent study or research at deadline

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).

Affiliation Fees/Tuition
Affiliation Fees/Tuition not covered in grant benefits
Award Benefits
  • A stipend broadly based on the cost of living in the host country. These funds may be used by the grantee to support housing, meals, and incidental costs during the grant period.
  • International travel benefits
  • Accident & sickness health benefits
  • 24/7 mental health support line for urgent and non-urgent situations
  • 12 months of non-competitive eligibility (NCE) hiring status within the federal government
Stipend Amount

This is an estimated amount and is subject to change. The financial terms of the grant will be confirmed in the grant document issued after selection.

4,000 monthly stipend amount in
$ [US Dollar]
One-Time Allowances

This is an estimated amount and is subject to change. The financial terms of the grant will be confirmed in the grant document issued after selection.

3550 in
$ [US Dollar]
  • Excess baggage fees
  • Research/Materials allowance
  • Settling in allowance
Estimated Cost of Living

Consider using cost of living comparison websites to gain a better understanding of the potential costs in your host country.

The websites linked here and here have useful, up-to-date cost of living information.

Dependent financial support is available
Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Addis Ababa University - GHES

U.S. University Consortia: GHES

Summary of Site

Addis Ababa University (AAU) is the oldest and most prestigious university in Ethiopia. It is a proud leader in higher education and knowledge creation and frequently collaborates with U.S. and European universities in research partnerships. The College of Health Sciences in Addis Ababa University is comprised of four schools and one teaching hospital: the School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy, School of Public Health, School of Allied Health Sciences, and the Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital (TASH). The College trains highly skilled professionals in the health sciences, with students in over 70 postgraduate programs. Additionally, TASH is the largest specialized hospital in all of Ethiopia, providing patient care to Ethiopians who seek services from all corners of the country, providing the academic community unparalleled opportunities for advanced training, practice and research.

The faculty members of the College are some of the brightest health professionals in the country. The 110+ faculty members are involved in numerous nationally and internationally funded projects and activities as PIs and Co-PIs and have many accomplishments that include the highest level of scholarship. The projects include AAU-driven work as well as collaborations with different universities and institutions worldwide. There were more than 70 active research projects in 2023. The projects are funded by a variety of health research funders including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, USAID, the World Health Organization, the International Development Research Center, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, and more. 

AAU has research programs that focus on maternal and child health, including emergency obstetric care; acute and chronic management of cardiac, renal, oncologic, and neurodegenerative diseases; epidemiology and management of trauma and injury; mental health, including gender-based violence, substance abuse, psychosis, depression; communicable diseases such as HIV and TB and their treatment and prevention at the community level; and hospital infection prevention and control programs to promote antibiotic stewardship and reduce antimicrobial resistance.

Primary Contacts

  • Tihitena Negussie Mammo,, Assistant Professor of Surgery, College of Health Sciences, AAU (Contact for Letter of Affiliation)
  • Ryan Borg,, Global Health Equity Scholars Program Manager (based at Yale University)

Areas of Focus

  • Maternal and child health
  • Non-communicable diseases (cardiac, kidney, trauma and accident, Alzheimer's disease, cancer)
  • Mental health
  • Communicable diseases (HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, hepatitis C)
  • Antibiotic stewardship/resistance

Language Requirement


Addis Continental Institute of Public Health (ACIPH) - HBNU

U.S. University Consortia: HBNU

Summary of Site

ACIPH 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. 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.

Harvard University has worked in partnership with the Addis Continental Institute of Public Health (ACIPH) for many years to conduct important research and train early-career researchers. Research collaborations have centered around pediatric infectious diseases, maternal and child health, and nutrition. HBNU is seeking to continue this history of collaboration through the hosting of Fulbright-Fogarty Fellows. Fellows would be expected to work with their US and Ethiopian mentors to develop a research project related to ongoing work or in a new area of interest.

Primary Contacts

HBNU Project Contacts 

  • Professor Wafaie Fawzi, Professor of Global Health, Nutrition, and Epidemiology; Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard Chan School of Public Health, 
  • Elizabeth Fine, Training Programs Coordinator,

ACIPH Site Director

Applicants should first notify the HBNU Project Contacts of their interest, and then pursue a letter of affiliation/support from the Site Director.

Areas of Focus

  • Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition 
  • Adolescent Health 
  • Infectious Disease 
  • Mental Health 
  • Non-communicable Diseases

Sample Research Projects

To receive examples of past projects or information on available/active projects at ACIPH, please contact the site director, Prof. Yemane Berhane.

Language Requirement


Additional Information 

Please visit for a complete list of HBNU-affiliated site mentors at ACIPH.

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