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Fulbright-Fogarty Public Health Fellowship Award NEW

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 2024 and March 2025, 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 2024.

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).

Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Residency in host country permitted in year prior to grant
Accepted Degree Levels
  • 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

Affiliation: Addis Continental Institute of Public Health

U.S. Partner: Consortium of Harvard University, Boston University, Northwestern University and the University of New Mexico (HBNU)

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.

Site Director:

Yemane Berhane, Director, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, ACIPH


Examples of Past HBNU Fogarty Fellowship Research Projects:

Anemia Among Women of Reproductive Age and Children in Rural Ethiopia: Association with Socio-Economic Determinants and Food Consumption

Trainee: Amare Worku Tadesse

Fellowship Year: 2018-2019

Other Research Areas of Interest:

  • Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition
  • Adolescent Health
  •       Infectious Disease

Project Contacts:

  • Prof. Wafaie Fawzi: 

Professor of Global Health, Nutrition, and Epidemiology; Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard Chan School of Public Health

  • Kemji Nwokogba: 

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
Dependent financial support is NOT available
Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
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: :