Fulbright-Fogarty Public Health Fellowship Award NEW
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodAugust Start
Grant Length9 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
August through April.
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.
Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
Fulbright Proposal Types
Letter required for independent study or research at deadline
Affiliation: Partners in Hope (PIH)
U.S. Partner: GloCal Health Fellowship Consortium (GloCal)
Site Contact: Dr. Sam Phiri
Partners in Hope (PIH) is a Malawian, non-governmental organization dedicated to tackling barriers to health care in resource-limited communities in Malawi, with a focus on HIV testing and treatment services. Since PIH’s founding in 2001, the Ministry of Health has continued to award PIH with certificates of excellence for HIV and ART services. The organization has a longstanding relationship as a PEPFAR implementing partner (since 2009), providing HIV care and treatment programs in 101 health facilities throughout 8 of Malawi’s 28 districts. PIH works across programs, policy, science, clinical education, and health service delivery.
PIH has a private medical center where patients with any condition are seen, and a PEPFAR-funded free clinic (Moyo) with more than 5,000 patients currently on ART. PIH’s ability to provide both basic and advanced HIV care, as well as its designation as a PEPFAR Care and Treatment partner, places the organization in a unique position to work fluidly across clinical and laboratory services, government systems, and private and public sectors – all of which facilitate implementation of high-quality public health initiatives.
PIH has a longstanding relationship with the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, with over 10 years of collaboration across implementation science, clinical care, and medical education. The PIH-UCLA partnership has mobilized a multi-disciplinary and multi-national group of researchers to respond to priority questions that directly impact the quality and accessibility of HIV services. The team focuses on the intersection between: HIV and gender (i.e., how to engage men in care); HIV and other diseases (non-communicable diseases and cervical cancer screening and treatment); and HIV and quality improvement (i.e., addressing provider burnout and improving implementation of viral load programs).
Over the past five years, PIH has published more than 25 articles in top peer-reviewed journals and presented over 35 abstracts at regional and international conferences. The team also organizes a monthly brown bag series and other informal activities to encourage exchange among researchers and medical professionals. The PIH-UCLA partnership provides outstanding mentorship from Malawian and UCLA researchers, and an excellent opportunity for GloCal fellows to pursue mentored research in the areas of HIV and it’s various intersections.
Affiliation: UNC Project - Malawi
UNC has been conducting HIV/STD research in Malawi since 1990 and officially established UNC Project-Malawi in 1999. UNC Project Malawi is a partnership with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) that broadly focuses on issues of importance to Malawians, namely reproductive health, HIV and STIs, oncology, trauma, burns, malaria, and TB clinical care, training, and research opportunities.
Fellows would be expected to work with U.S. and Malawi based mentor groups to develop an independent research project that could be integrated into one of the following projects:
- HIV/AIDS including prevention, treatment, opportunistic infections and co-morbidities
- HIV/STI prevalence studies
- Surgery, trauma, injury prevention
- Maternal and child health
- Mental health
- Cancer (breast, cervical, esophageal, Burkitt’s lymphoma, etc.)
- Transfusion Medicine and Blood Donation Practices
- Implementation research
JHU – Kamuzu University of Health Sciences (KUHeS)
The JHU research and training collaboration started in 1989 and since then, research and training activities have steadily increased with substantial achievements in infrastructure development.
Fellows would be expected to work with U.S. and Malawi 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:
- Child health
- Noncommunicable diseases
- Women’s health
U.S. Partner: UJMT Launching Future Leaders in Global Health (LAUNCH)
UNC Project – Malawi:
Mina Hosseinipour – firstname.lastname@example.org
Lameck Chinula – email@example.com
Sufia Dadabhai - firstname.lastname@example.org
US Mentor, Johns Hopkins University, William Checkley, MD, PhD – email@example.com
US Mentor, Johns Hopkins University, Laura Nicolaou, PhD – firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
Affiliation: Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Malawi (Baylor Foundation Malawi)
Areas of focus:
- Maternal Health
The Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Malawi (Baylor Foundation Malawi) has worked in partnership with the Malawi Government in the Health Sector since 2005. We have three main areas of focus: service delivery, training and research, in that order of priority. Our original mission was to improve the health and lives of HIV-infected children and families through high quality, high impact, ethical, state-of-the-art comprehensive care and treatment, training of health professionals and clinical research.
Baylor Foundation Malawi has now been operating in Malawi for nearly fifteen years and have broadened our mission to include maternal health care services, mainly at Ethel Mutharika Maternity Wing at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) and Area 25 Health Centre, pediatric oncology at KCH, pediatric emergency medicine at KCH and pediatric surgical and anaesthesia services at KCH. Through its main outreach arm, the Tingathe Program, Baylor Foundation Malawi assists the Ministry of Health in improving prevention of mother-to-child transmission, early infant diagnosis, and pediatric HIV care and treatment services through onsite mentorship teams in various districts of the country, but currently is working in six districts in Central and South Eastern Malawi: Salima, Lilongwe, Balaka, Mangochi, Machinga, and Phalombe.
U.S. Partner: Baylor College of Medicine
Phoebe Nyasulu: email@example.com
Bridgette Naik, firstname.lastname@example.org
Maral Gurbanova: email@example.com