Fulbright-Fogarty Awards in Public Health

2020-2021 Competition Deadline: Tuesday October 8, 2019 at 5 pm Eastern Time

Up to 20 designated grants will be offered in 2019-20.

The Fulbright-Fogarty Awards 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. The Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowships were inaugurated in July 2011 with four fellows in Sub-Saharan Africa (Botswana, Malawi, and South Africa).

Fulbright-Fogarty Awards 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.

The program is designed for candidates who are currently enrolled in medical school or in a graduate-level program and who are interested in global health. The basic requirements and process for applying for the Fulbright-Fogarty Program are the same as for any Fulbright U.S. Student Study/Research Grant.

Notes for Fulbright-Fogarty Candidates:

  • Review the Country Summary for details on country specific eligibility requirements and research placements. Degree requirements, research focus, and affiliation vary by country.
  • Select one country to which to apply.
  • In the Preliminary Question: Award Type and Program Information: Award Name and General Category questions of the online application, select Fulbright-Fogarty Award.
  • Submitting an affiliation letter is highly recommended. Applicants should consult with the Principal Investigator(s) at the site and for the project in which they have interest.

Statement of Grant Purpose

The following are guidelines for what Fulbright-Fogarty candidates should address in their Statements of Grant Purpose:

  • Why the applicant has chosen the particular country and project
  • How the candidate will be able to contribute to the Fogarty project
  • What specific qualifications, training, and/or experiences that the candidate has related to this project
  • How the applicant will benefit from the assignment and make of the experience upon returning to the United States.
  • Since this is a Fulbright grant, the candidates should describe how she/he will engage with the local community.


Eligible Countries

Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowship placements are available in the countries listed below: