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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:

Grant Length
9 Months
Grant Period
July Start

July to June.

Pre-Departure Orientation

Grantees will be required to participate in a Virtual Pre-Departure Orientation (VPDO) in June/July 2024 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.

Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Residency in host country NOT permitted in year prior to grant
Indicate how many months is considered residency:
6 Months
Accepted Degree Levels
  • Doctoral
Special Application Instructions

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

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

Foreign Language Proficiency
Required - Intermediate

Higher level proficiency may be necessary depending on the requirements of the proposed project. Applicants should include in the Language Self-Evaluation plans for language study between time of application and the commencement of the grant. A Foreign Language Evaluation by a college-level Spanish language instructor is required.

Fulbright Proposal Types
Independent Study/Research:
Graduate Degree Enrollment:
Independent Study/Research:
Letter required for independent study or research at deadline


Affiliation: A.B. PRISMA

Asociación Benéfica PRISMA (AB PRISMA) is a Peruvian non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to improving the quality of life of Peruvian families in extreme poverty. AB PRISMA is the largest independent NGO in Peru and the fourth largest NGO in Peru overall. PRISMA seeks to support sustainable human and economic development through projects in health, reproductive health, nutrition, and agriculture, as well as projects that improve incomes and provide access to economic opportunities. Since it was founded in 1986, PRISMA has carried out health, family planning, and nutrition programs throughout Peru with both the public and private sectors. PRISMA has always placed an important emphasis on research and operational research. PRISMA has very close collaborative relationships for research relating to specific research projects with the Cayetano Heredia Medical School, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, and the US Naval Medical Research Detachment (NAMRU-6).

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

  • Infant malnutrition
  • Household air pollution
  • Maternal and neonatal health
  • Climate change
  • ID epidemiology

Site Contact:

Marilu Chiang –

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: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH)

Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) is the leading health sciences university in Peru and higher education institution in the training of professionals in the health, life and education sciences. For nearly 60 years, its graduates have contributed to the social and economic development of the country from various professional fields. UPCH is nationally and regionally renowned for excellence in research and training in the health field. Research Units and Laboratories within UPCH include the High Altitude Research Institute, the Tropical Medicine Institute “Alexander von Humboldt”, the Gerontology Institute, the Centers for Research and Development in Mental Health; Maternal and Child Health; Sexuality, AIDS and Society; Integral and Sustainable Development; Global Health; Environmental Sustainability; and the Latin American Center of Excellence in Climate Change and Health (Clima).

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

  • Modeling the effects of ambient air pollution on cardiovascular and pulmonary health outcomes in Lima, Peru
  • Addressing gaps and challenges in the management of hypertension in Puno, Peru
  • Evaluating the effects of household air pollution exposures on health outcomes across the lifespan
  • Addressing gaps in geographical and resource availability for the management of chronic diseases in Peru
  • Novel diagnostics of pediatric tuberculosis in Lima, Peru
  • Genomic research of adult tuberculosis to identify resistance in Lima, Peru
  • Epidemiology of norovirus and other diarrheal illness in Lima, Peru
  • Research in animal models of cysticercosis
  • Research in animal models for Chagas cardiomyopathy
  • Research into diagnostics and clinical outcomes of toxoplasmosis in patients with HIV in Lima and Iquitos, Peru
  • The HAPIN follow up trial in Puno, Peru, will evaluate the long-term effects of an 18-month clean fuel intervention on linear growth, lung function and neurodevelopmental outcomes in children. We will measure clinical outcomes, kitchen concentrations and personal exposures to PM2.5 once yearly and monitor all cooking stoves (LPG and biomass) continuously throughout the study period. We will examine whether health outcomes of intervention participants differ to those from control households through the child’s seventh birthday and conduct exposure-response analyses based on the stove use and PM2.5 exposure data during the intervention and subsequent follow-up period. As a secondary objective, we will also evaluate the effect of the intervention on participants’ cooking behaviors post-trial and identify factors that influence sustained LPG use.
  • The ANDES randomized control trial will measure the effectiveness of having home-based community health workers lead interventions to reduce blood pressure and improve diabetes control in patients from under-resourced communities in Puno, Peru. The community health workers (CHWs) will act as a liaison between the public health system and community members to facilitate implementation and sustainability of this strategy.
  • In partnership with Emory University and Johns Hopkins University, UPCH is conducting a Regional GEOHealth Hub study in Lima, Peru. This research is designed to enhance capacity to carry out research and provide data useful to policy makers on the association between Ambient Air Pollution (AAP) and cardiovascular, respiratory, and neurodegenerative health outcomes, including COVID-19 (incidence, mortality, and case-fatality) and Alzheimer’s where the association with AAP is not well established. We will study the association of traffic and air pollution in Lima and evaluate possible different mitigation strategies to reduce air pollution and related respiratory diseases. We also plan to develop a national model for PM2.5 for Peru as a whole, with a 5 km2 resolution, and a corresponding data base of hospital data and emergency room visits for all the major cities of the country.
  • Another NIH- funded research study in Puno, Peru is focused on sleep disorders in residents of highland population. This project aims to evaluate the prevalence and severity of sleep disordered breathing at high altitude, and the exposure risk factors associated with cardiometabolic complications including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. This will be achieved through elucidating the associations between nocturnal hypoxemic severity and profiles with interstitial glucose concentrations; and by determining the impact of nocturnal supplemental oxygen on glucose profiles in a randomized crossover trial.

U.S. Partner: UJMT Launching Future Leaders in Global Health (LAUNCH)

Site Contacts:

US Mentor, Johns Hopkins University, William Checkley, MD, PhD –

US Mentor, Johns Hopkins University, Laura Nicolaou, PhD –

US Mentor, Johns Hopkins University, Luu Pham, MD –


Anders (Willy) Lescano –

Stella Hartinger, PhD –

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: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

In collaboration with Fogarty International Center, the consortium of Harvard University, Boston University, Northwestern University and the University of New Mexico (HBNU) is seeking to host a Fulbright – Fogarty fellow at the consortium’s site in Peru: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH).

Cayetano Heredia University located in Lima, Peru is considered one of the top medical schools in Peru and is one of the major producers and publishers of scientific research in the country. Founded in 1961 by a group of professors and students from the medical school of the four-century-old National University of San Marcos in Lima, Cayetano Heredia University has established numerous agreements and collaborative arrangements with leading institutions from all over the world.

Site Director: 

Patricia Garcia, Professor, School of Public Health, Cayetano Heredia University 


Dr. Patty J. García, is a Professor at the School of Public Health at Cayetano Heredia University (UPCH) in Lima-Peru. She is the former Minister of Health of Peru, Dean of the School of Public Health at UPCH, and former Chief of the Peruvian National Institute of Health (INS). She is recognized as a leader in Global Health. Has been member of the PAHO Foundation Technical Advisory Group (FTAG), board member of the Consortium of Universities in Global Health and President of the Latin American Association Against STDs (ALACITS). She is affiliate Professor of the Department of Global Health, at University of Washington and of the School of Public Health at Tulane University. She is actively involved in research and training in Global health, Reproductive health, STI/HIV, HPV and medical informatics. She has been recently appointed member of the United States National Academy of Medicine, becoming the first Peruvian professional with such a distinction.

Site Mentors:

Dr. Jorge Alarcón, Principal Professor, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos

Dr. César Cárcamo, Full Professor, Head of the Epidemiology Unit at the School of Public Health, UPCH

Dr. Jorge Sanchez, Infectious Diseases Specialist

Dr. Pablo Tsukayama, Assistant Professor of Microbiology

Examples of Past HBNU Fogarty Fellowship Research Projects: 

Evaluating the Neurosurgical Capacity for Traumatic Brain Injury in Peru, A Mixed-Methods Proposal

Trainee: Roxanne Garcia

Fellowship Year: 2019-2020

Post-Infectious Neurologic and Neurocognitive Sequelae Following SAR-CoV-2 Infection in Lima, Peru

Trainee: Hanalise V. Huff

Fellowship Year: 2021-2022

Other Research Areas of Interest: 

  • Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition 
  • Adolescent Health 
  • Infectious Disease 
  • Mental Health 
  • Non-communicable Diseases

U.S. Partners: Boston University and Northwestern University 

Fulbright Fogarty Fellows at UPCH will work closely with the HBNU consortium. For more information about the consortium please visit this website:

Project Contacts:

  • Prof. Wafaie Fawzi:  

Professor of Global Health, Nutrition, and Epidemiology; Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard Chan School of Public Health 

  • Kemji Nwokogba:  

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 Name: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH)

Summary of the Site/Ongoing Research Projects:

Peru is a country of enormous geographic, cultural, and biologic diversity. Located in the capital city of Lima, the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) is the leading biomedical teaching and research institution in the country. Since its foundation, UPCH´s scientific contributions have significantly influenced national public health policies and promoted development and innovation in Peru. Opportunities are available to work at the UPCH School of Public Health and Administration (SPHA) or the Laboratorios de Investigación y Desarrollos (LID).

The School of Public Health and Administration (FASPA, acronym in Spanish), founded in 1998, is the only School of Public Health in Peru. Its mission is to generate, apply and disseminate knowledge relevant to health promotion, disease prevention and treatment in human populations. FASPA is committed to improving health management, health policies and health economics and considers research to be a key strategy to design effective policy and intervention programs. The SPHA mentor, Dr. Garcia, has served as Dean of FASPA, Director of the Instituto Nacional de Salud (Peruvian National Institute of Health), and most recently as the Minister of Health of Peru. The U.S. mentor affiliated with SPHA, Dr. Hsieh, is an Associate Professor at the Yale School of Medicine (Rheumatology) and School of Public Health (Chronic Disease Epidemiology). Her recent work focuses on prevention of osteoporosis and fractures in countries undergoing economic transition, and the intersection between HIV and non-communicable disease. Drs. Hsieh and Dr. Garcia have collaborated on epidemiological, prevention and health services research projects related to women’s health topics including sexually transmitted infections, osteoporosis, and aging-related comorbidities among Peruvian women with HIV (osteoporosis, fractures, and sarcopenia). This site strives to expand knowledge in these key areas of health, which are understudied in Peru and across much of Latin America. Current or recent projects include:

  • Musculoskeletal Outcomes among Women Aging with HIV in Peru
  • Health-Related Quality of Life among Women Aging with HIV and Peru
  • Capacity building for NCD care for the HIV positive population of Peru: a national assessment of knowledge and resources among HIV providers
  • Expanding the toolbox for prevention of sarcopenia and osteoporosis among Peruvian People with HIV: A validation study

The Laboratorios de Investigación y Desarrollos (LID) contributes to the scientific and technological progress of Peru through its state-of-the-art facilities that support cutting edge research and innovation. The U.S. mentor affiliated with LID, Dr. Vinetz, has worked in Peru since 1998, studying leptospirosis and malaria. Dr. Vinetz maintains a laboratory on the UPCH Faculty of Sciences campus and a fully functioning field laboratory. Dr. Gamboa leads the Malaria Research Group at LID-UPCH. This group has three independent laboratories that are the most modern facilities of their kind in Peru (outside of government). Facilities at LID include laboratories for molecular/cellular biology, bioinformatics and immunology. The Malaria Research Group also has laboratory facilities in Iquitos, which houses an insectary specialized in rearing mosquito species involved in malaria transmission. Drs. Vinetz and Gamboa have been collaborators for over 14 years. Together, they manage the Amazonian International Center of Excellence in Malaria Research (ICEMR), which focuses on utilizing a comprehensive approach to understanding the biological features of Amazonian malaria towards the ultimate goal of regional control and elimination of Plasmodium falciparum and P. vivax.

Current research projects and focus areas include:

  • Amazonian Center of Excellence in Malaria Research (Amazonia ICEMR): The goal of this project is to continue supporting the Amazonia ICEMR in its effort to discover underlying principles and develop new tools to go beyond conventional malaria control activities towards regional malaria elimination.
  • Translational Research Development for Endemic Infectious Diseases of Amazonia: The goal of this project is to continue supporting the Global Infectious Disease Training program at UPCH, which aims to enhance tropical infectious disease research capacity in Peru by focusing on research disciplines and diseases relevant to the Amazon region of Peru.
  • Immunology of asympomatic malaria and the immunity effects in plasmodium transmission
  • Study of the fundamental biology of malaria resilience in the Amazon - characterize human populations of malaria transmission reservoirs (epidemiology), study the molecular ecology and transmission biology of human-Anopheles interactions, and investigate molecular and cellular mechanisms of non-sterilizing clinical immunity to malaria caused by P. vivax and P. falciparum.
  • Leptospira and Leptospirosis – collaboration of multidisciplinary studies of Leptospira and leptospirosis, focused on clinical field studies of acute undifferentiated febrile illness to characterize epidemiological and clinical features of leptospirosis and ultimately deploy new novel molecular and point-of-care diagnostic tests.

US Partner/Consortia Name: Global Health Equity Scholars (Yale University)


Site Contacts/PIs:

Evelyn Hsieh, MD, PhD

U.S. Mentor (SPH)

Associate Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology); Chief of Rheumatology, VA Connecticut Healthcare System; Program Director, CMB Global Health Leadership Development Program; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health

Yale University


Joseph Vinetz, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FASTMH, BS

U.S. Mentor (LID)

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), Anthropology, and Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health

Yale University 


Patricia Garcia, MD, PhD, MPH

Site Mentor (SPH)

Professor, Facultad de Salud Publica y Administracion

Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia


Dionicia Gamboa, MSc, PhD

Site Mentor (LID)

Associate Professor, Faculty of Sciences,

Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia


Ryan Borg

Program Manager

Yale School of Public Health


Affiliation: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH)

U.S. Partner: GloCal Health Fellowship Consortium (GloCal)


Site Contact: Dr. Andrés G. (Willy) Lescano


Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) is the premier biomedical sciences university and research center in Peru and a recognized leader in Latin America, leading all but one of the 28 currently active NIH grants in Peru according to the NIH Reporter. UPCH world-class global health research generates unique mentored research training opportunities for prospective fellows on emerging, infectious, tropical and non-communicable diseases, maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health, mental health, substance use/abuse, climate change and one health.

UPCH has had decades of productive research collaborations with multiple UC campuses such as with UCLA/UCSF on HIV/AIDS/STDs (Coates, Kegeles, Clark & Konda), malaria with UCSD (Winzeler & Vinetz) and One Health and emerging diseases with UC Davis (Foley), among many others. NIH research grants support most of this work, and efforts are complemented with multiple D43 training grants on both non-communicable and HIV/non-HIV infectious diseases, and also fellowship grants.

UPCH has field, clinical, laboratory, computational and animal experimentation facilities spread across Peru’s mega-diverse ecological regions: the Amazon Basin, highlands up to 22,000 feet and 2400 kilometers of Pacific coast. Additional world-class resources and assets are brought by a broad network of Peruvian and foreign partners including among many others the US Naval Medical Research Unit No. 6 (NAMRU-6), Asociación Civil Vía Libre and Universidad Nacional de la Amazonía.

UPCH fellows can attend on-site or virtual coursework on research methods, biostatistics, epidemiology, bioethics and responsible conduct of research, in addition to Epidemiology master’s and doctorates, programs mostly developed by a longstanding NIH D43 training grant. Highly-capable institutional and GloCal-dedicated research administration teams support our activities. All research follows rigorous, Peruvian Ministry of Health-approved COVID-19 biosafety protocols.


Affiliation: Universidad Católica San Pablo (UCSP)

U.S. Partner: GloCal Health Fellowship Consortium (GloCal)


Site Contact: Dr. Marcio Soto


Universidad Católica San Pablo (UCSP) is an academic community located in Arequipa, Peru. It is inspired by the orientations and life of the Catholic Church, which seeks the truth and promotes the formation of the whole person through activities such as research, teaching and extension.


In research, UCSP has financed more than 40 projects and more than 45 have been also financed by other institutions and programs such as CONCYTEC (National Council of Science and Technology), “Innóvate Perú” and the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union. As a result of the research work, approximately 300 research papers have been published.

Currently, researchers at UCSP’s Neuroscience in collaboration with researchers from University of California of San Francisco (UCSF), are working to validate the Tablet-based Cognitive Assessment Tool (TabCat) in preclinical dementia phases in older people with low educational levels. Researchers Drs. Marcio Soto and Nilton Custodio are the project’s mentors and Dr. Serggio Lanata from UCSF is the project’s coordinator.

UCSP Neuroscience Lab offers research opportunities in: 1) validating brief cognitive tests in preclinical and clinical phases of dementia in people with low educational level or illiterates; 2) neurophysiological biomarkers in pre-clinical phases of dementia with EEG; 3) genetic and environmental risk factors for dementia and 4) machine learning approach to characterize and predict neurodegenerative diseases with multimodal data (clinical, behavioral, neuroimaging and socio-economic factors). Study sites include several cities in southern Peru and rural areas of Arequipa.

Facilities include space for doctoral and postdoctoral students and state-of-the-art technological equipment to formulate experiments, analyze data, and prepare manuscripts for publication. Furthermore, the lab has a Gesell camera and behavioral evaluating rooms for clinical and research purpose and an exclusive room for neurophysiological recordings with an EEG of 64 active electrodes channels.

UCSP Neuroscience Lab’s vision is to promote an interdisciplinary approach to cognitive, behavioral and emotional well-being in southern Peru, through mentoring and research training programs. Its purpose is to actively develop world-class research projects with the purpose of solving scientific and societal problems that affect us all, especially the elderly in Peru and Latin America.

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