US Fulbright Logo

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 NEW

Accepted Degree Levels
  • Doctoral
Grant Period
August 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
August Start

August through April.

Pre-Departure and In-Country Orientation

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.

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
Foreign Language Proficiency
Not Required
Fulbright Proposal Types
Independent Study/Research:
Graduate Degree Enrollment:
Independent Study/Research:
Letter required for independent study or research at deadline

Affiliation: Partners in Hope (PIH)

U.S. Partner: GloCal Health Fellowship Consortium (GloCal) Contact: Craig Cohen,

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

Site Contacts:

Mina Hosseinipour –

Lameck Chinula –

Affiliation: 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)

Site Contact:

Sufia Dadabhai -


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:

  • HIV  
  • TB  
  • Cancer  
  • 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

Site Contact:

Phoebe Nyasulu:

Bridgette Naik,   

Maral Gurbanova:


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
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact
Public Engagement Specialist:
Public Diplomacy Officer: