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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.


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Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered.


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Fulbright-Fogarty Public Health Fellowship Award NEW

Accepted Degree Levels
  • Doctoral
Grant Period
July 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: https://us.fulbrightonline.org/applicants/types-of-awards/fulbright-fogarty-fellowships-in-public-health

Grant Length
9 Months
Grant Period
July Start


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).

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

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
  • 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


Affiliation Name: Caribbean Institute for Health Research (CAHIR), the University of the West Indies

Areas of Focus:

  • Sickle cell disease
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Nutrition
  • Physical activity
  • Cancer

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)

Site Contacts/PIs:

Marshall Tulloch-Reid

Site Mentor

Professor of Epidemiology & Endocrinology; Director of Epidemiology Research Unit

Caribbean Institute for Health Research



Ryan Borg

Program Manager

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).  

Affiliation Fees/Tuition
Affiliation Fees/Tuition not covered in grant benefits
Dependent financial support is NOT available
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