Introducing: Fulbright-Fogarty Opportunities for Postdocs

New for the 2013-2014 academic year, Fulbright-Fogarty U.S. scholar grants promote post-doctoral research in public health in resource-limited settings.  Through a partnership between Fulbright and the Fogarty International Center (FIC) of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, opportunities exist for post-doctoral researchers in Bangladesh, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Peru, South Africa and Zimbabwe.    Researchers will contribute to ongoing research projects at each site in a number of specializations.

Each site is a registered organization in the host country and has a U.S. university as a partner.  Here are a few examples of current research focus:

  • UNC Project Malawi has been in existence for more than 20 years and some current research areas are trauma/burns, obstetric fistula research, and treatment of HIV.
  • In Peru, researchers can join a number of projects including improving living standards in Northern Lima slums, research on zoonotic infections in the Amazon, and point-of-care diagnostics.
  • Massachusetts General Hospital-Harvard University partners with the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research and hosts projects related to microbiology, immunology, and molecular biology.

Awards are for post-doctoral scholars in public health within five years after completing terminal degree (Ph.D., MD, DPH, DDS, DVM).  CIES will host a webinar on Fulbright-Fogarty Awards on Thursday, June 28, 2012. To learn more about these opportunities and how to apply to the 2013-14 Fulbright U.S. Scholar competition, please contact Caitlin McNamara at [email protected] or visit http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/.

The deadline to apply for the 2013-14 Fulbright U.S. Scholar competition is August, 1, 2012.