Fulbright joins Fogarty to support research fellowships for US students

May / June 2010 | Volume 9, Issue 3

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The Fulbright Program is joining Fogarty to expand clinical research training opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa for U.S. pre-doctoral students.

The Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowships program will encourage innovative evidence-based public health research training, problem-based learning and clinical preceptorships. It will also encourage collaboration among the Fulbright-Fogarty fellows, who will be mentored by U.S. and African faculty and researchers. Together, the organizations will provide up to $205,000 per year to support as many as five awards.

“We are grateful for this wonderful support to help channel the phenomenal energy and enthusiasm for global health that exists on U.S. campuses today,” said Fogarty director Dr. Roger I. Glass. “Not only are we building the next generation of global health leaders, but by matching the skills of these fantastic young people with the critical needs of our African research collaborators, we are helping to save lives and improve health.”

Initially, the one-year assignments will be distributed among six sites in Botswana, Malawi, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia. Advanced students in M.D. and Ph.D. programs who are U.S. citizens but do not have their doctoral degrees at the time of application are eligible to apply.

The Fulbright Program, part of the Department of State’s Office of Academic Exchanges Programs, is administered by the Institute of International Education. The Fogarty International Clinical Research Training for Scholars and Fellows Program is coordinated by the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health.

The application deadline is October 18,2010. The first group will begin their fellowships in July 2011.

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