About the Program

The Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowships in Public Health are offered through a partnership between the Fulbright Program and the Fogarty International Center of the US 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 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.

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 US Student Study/Research Grant.

The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB), a statutory body of educators and public persons appointed by the President of the United States, has overall responsibility for the Fulbright program throughout the world. Acting under the FSB’s guidance, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US State Department manages and administers the Fulbright program, both through bi- national organizations such as the Commission in Nepal and by contracting with private institutions in the US In Nepal, the US Embassy’s Public Affairs Officer serves as Chair of the Commission’s Board of Directors.

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