Fulbright-Fogarty Public Health Fellowship Award NEW
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodJuly 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
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.
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).
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.
Accepted Degree Levels
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
Fulbright Proposal Types
Letter required for independent study or research at deadline
Affiliation Name: Caribbean Institute for Health Research (CAHIR), the University of the West Indies
Areas of Focus:
- Sickle cell disease
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Physical activity
Summary of Site/Ongoing Research Projects:
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, haemoglobinopathies) and their risk factors and child development. It and provides teaching at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels for medical, and nursing students as well as students of other health disciplines. CAIHR also offers doctoral programs in nutrition and epidemiology.
CAIHR consist of four units and brief descriptions of the units and their work are provided below:
- 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 haemoglobinopathies through rigorous biomedical research including clinical trials, education, and clinical care. It continues to be one of the largest such facilities world-wide with over 5000 patients registered in its database.
- Tropical Metabolism Research Unit (TMRU): The TMRU has a clinical research facility 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.
- 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.
- 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 arising 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 and has a special interest in issues affecting small island developing states including climate and food security.
US Partner/Consortia Name: Global Health Equity Scholars (University of Arizona)
Professor of Epidemiology & Endocrinology; Director of Epidemiology Research Unit
Caribbean Institute for Health Research
Yale School of Public Health
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).