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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
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

Fulbright grants will begin between August 2025 and March 2026.

Pre-Departure Orientation

As a condition of the grant, all grantees to Jamaica are required to participate in the Pre-Departure Orientation that takes place early to mid-summer. The PDO is organized by IIE and ECA and is held in the U.S. (virtually or in-person).

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).

What is life like for Fulbrighters in the host country?

Life for Fulbright grantees in Jamaica can be fun, adventurous, intellectually-stimulating and filled with opportunities for lifelong professional and personal relationships.  Jamaica is a popular destination for a few reasons. We encourage applicants to think of Jamaica as any big city or town.  Many resources are available for research but one may need to establish networks to have ease of access to these resources. Many of the goods and services you are accustomed to are available but some have complained about accessing certain familiar fruits and vegetables. Explore! Try local varieties and look out for seasonal favorites at bigger outlet stores. the exchange rate makes life and possible accomodations fairly nice in the safest areas, close to the capital city. Practice safety as you would in an unfamiliar, big city.

Residency in host country permitted in year prior to grant
Dual citizens of this country are eligible

There is a strong preference for applicants who are not U.S.-Jamaica dual citizens, but applicants with dual-citizenship may apply, provided they offer strong justification for the work they are proposing. 

Degree Level of Applicant
  • Doctoral
Special Application Instructions

Select "Fulbright-Fogarty" for Award Type in the application.  

All Fulbright-Fogarty applicants pursuing a placement in Jamaica should select “Public Health” as the Field of Study in the Fulbright application. 

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

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 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.

2450 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.

3000 in
$ [US Dollar]
  • Research/Materials allowance
  • Settling in allowance
  • USD 2,500 base allowance to cover round-trip international travel, transit, excess baggage, settling-in expenses
  • USD 500 Research 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.

Each site gives a relatively accurate sense of cost of living implications for Jamaica as compared to the USA. Food prices and rent are the biggest cost factors for grantees as well as research-related costs.

Dependent financial support is available
Housing Arrangements

No housing arrangements are provided by affiliate host institutions, and grantees are responsible for identifying housing independently.  There is a thriving short term and medium term rental market. Relatively modern and new apartment options are widely available at various rates quoted in USD.  A number of respected and international realtors operate in Jamaica, so finding accomodations should be a simple process. Recent alumni can be a good source of housing recommendations.

Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Caribbean Institute for Health Research (CAHIR), University of the West Indies - GHES

U.S. University Consortia: GHES

Summary of Site

The Caribbean Institute for Health Research (CAIHR), formerly the Tropical Medicine Research Institute, was established in 1999 at the University of the West Indies (UWI) to increase the output of research in major areas affecting the health of regional communities, increase the number of trained research scientists working in health, and to facilitate the uptake of research into policy, programs and practice, thereby contributing to improvement in the health status of Caribbean peoples. The Institute is active in research on chronic non-communicable diseases (e.g. hypertension, diabetes, hemoglobinopathies) and their risk factors, child development, and climate and health. It provides teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels for medical and nursing students as well as students of other health disciplines. CAIHR also offers doctoral programs in nutrition and epidemiology.

CAIHR consists of four units and brief descriptions of the units and their work are provided below:

1. Sickle Cell Unit (SCU): The SCU is the only comprehensive facility for the care of persons with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) in the English-speaking Caribbean. It seeks to improve the lives of individuals with hemoglobinopathies through rigorous biomedical research including clinical trials, education, and clinical care. It continues to be one of the largest facilities of its kind worldwide, with over 5000 patients registered in its database.

2. Tropical Metabolism Research Unit (TMRU): The TMRU has a clinical research laboratory as well as offices for clinical, research, administrative, and laboratory staff. Staff at the TMRU have expertise in the use of stable isotopes in metabolic investigations in infants and children. With a strong history of pioneering nutrition research, the Unit is currently developing a research portfolio in climate and health.

3. Epidemiology Research Unit (ERU): The ERU was established in 1999 and is comprised of two groups - a Child Development Group with experience in cognitive evaluation and the development of interventions to improve child development and a Chronic Disease Group, focused on obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes etiology and interventions.

4. George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre (GA-CDRC): Created in 1992, the GA-CDRC is the only unit of CAIHR situated physically outside of Jamaica, in Barbados, the easternmost island of the Caribbean. The GA-CDRC responds to the emerging population health challenges experienced by the small island developing states of the Caribbean. It has a strong track record in undertaking population-based epidemiological research, including research from data collected by the national surveillance system monitoring the burden of the major NCDs affecting Barbados - incorporating the only multi-NCD registry in the Western hemisphere. GA-CDRA has a special interest in issues affecting small island developing states including climate and food security.

Primary Contacts

  • Marshall Tulloch-Reid (Site Mentor), Professor of Epidemiology & Endocrinology; Director of Epidemiology Research Unit at Caribbean Institute for Health Research 
  • Ryan Borg, Global Health Equity Scholars Program Manager, Yale University,

Areas of Focus

  • Sickle Cell disease
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Cancer
  • Nutrition
  • Physical activity
  • Climate and health 
  • Child development

Language Requirement 


Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition - INSIGHT

U.S. University Consortia: INSIGHT

Summary of Site

Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC) is a coalition of community leaders and non-governmental agencies that are advocates and service providers, working with and on behalf of Caribbean populations who are especially vulnerable to HIV infection or often forgotten in access to treatment and healthcare programmes.

These groups include men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender persons, sex workers, people who use drugs, orphans and other children made vulnerable by HIV, migrant populations, persons in prison and ex-prisoners, and youth in especially difficult circumstances.

CVC mission is to mobilize the voice, visibility and participation of the diverse groups we serve , to impact the regional HIV response and to create an enabling environment by which to end the conditions and consequences of marginalization.

Specifically, CVC seeks to:

  • Give voice to marginalized communities and empower them to reduce negative health outcomes, increase socio-economic opportunities and improve the lives of vulnerable populations in the Caribbean.
  • Advocate for human rights, social justice and sustainable health and development systems in which vulnerable populations in the Caribbean enjoy the same human rights, socio economic opportunities and well-being as other citizens.
  • Advocate for and facilitate the development of infrastructure to support culturally and contextually appropriate and accessible HIV management for vulnerable populations.
  • Develop and support culturally appropriate prevention programmes and models geared towards vulnerable populations
  • Establish strategic partnerships built on trust
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of projects and programmes on vulnerable populations

Primary Contacts

Areas of Focus

  • Vulnerable populations
  • Health equity
  • Sexual and gender minorities

Language Requirement


University of the West Indies - UJMT

U.S. University Consortia: UJMT

Summary of Site: 

The University of the West Indies (UWI) was founded in 1948 as a College of the University of London and achieved full University status in 1962. The UWI is deeply committed to the task of generating new knowledge for the benefit of the people of the Caribbean region. Its work in applied research has sought to explore solutions to the myriad challenges – physical, social, economic, scientific, and medical – confronting the region as its nations accelerate the rate of their development. The Tropical Medicine Research Institute (TMRI) was established on October 1, 1999, by the UWI to increase the output of research in major areas affecting the health of regional peoples, increase the number of trained research scientists working in health and to facilitate the uptake of research into policy, programmes and practice, thereby contributing to improvement in the health status of Caribbean peoples. TMRI has three units active in research on chronic non-communicable diseases (e.g., hypertension, diabetes, haemoglobinopathies) and provides teaching for medical and nursing students.

Primary Contacts

Areas of Focus

Fellows would be expected to work with U.S. and Jamaica 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:

  • NCDs
  • Sickle cell
  • Metabolism
  • Nutrition
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Plant biotechnology

Language Requirement