Fulbright-Fogarty Postdoctoral Research Grants in Public Health, 2015/2016
Fulbright is funding Fulbright-Fogarty postdoctoral research grants in Public Health at sites affiliated with the Fogarty International Center (FIC) of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. For 2015-2016, sites in eight countries – Bangladesh, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Peru, South Africa and Zimbabwe – will host post-doctoral research scholars. The (FIC) will provide support to research sites and a five-day orientation at NIH, planned for the first week in July, 2015. Application should be submitted online till August 1, 2014.
Study Subject (s): Grants are awarded in Public Health at sites affiliated with the Fogarty International Center (FIC) of the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
Course Level: Grants are available for undertaking postdoctoral research programme.
Scholarship Provider: U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Scholarship can be taken at: Bangladesh, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Peru, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
-Scholars who received their Ph.D. or other appropriate terminal degree within the past five years are eligible to apply.
-As of academic year 2014-15, there will be no lifetime limits on Fulbright Scholar grants. In addition, there will be no required waiting period between Fulbright Scholar grants.
-U.S. citizenship – permanent residence is not sufficient.
-Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree (including a master’s degree, depending on the field) as appropriate. Candidates outside academe (e.g., professionals, artists) with recognized professional standing and substantial professional accomplishments are also eligible, as specified in the award description.
-Recent college graduates with limited professional experience and graduate or doctoral students seeking funding to complete their degrees are ineligible for consideration under the Fulbright Scholar Program. Instead, such applicants can visit the Fulbright Student Program.
-All teaching awards are at the postsecondary level and may vary in experience or discipline requirements, as specified in the award description.
-Foreign language proficiency as specified in the award description, or commensurate with the requirements of the proposed project. (Note: In many world areas, English is sufficient for lecturing.)
-Sound physical and mental health: selected candidates are required to submit a Medical History and Examination Report before their grants can be finalized.
-Grants shall not authorize engagement in pastoral, missionary, or other professional religious activities, or those for which a license to practice medicine or nursing is required.
-Applicants are required to disclose any prior convictions of a felony or a misdemeanor, including Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), but excluding minor traffic violations. The complete FFSB regulations can be found under 626 Ineligibility Factors.
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Citizens of USA can apply for these postgraduate research grants.
Scholarship Description: Fulbright-Fogarty U.S. scholar grants have been newly established to promote post-doctoral research in public health in resource-limited settings. Apply to participate in conducting current research at sites affiliated with the Fogarty International Center (FIC) of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. For 2015-2016, sites in eight countries – Bangladesh, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Peru, South Africa and Zimbabwe – will host post-doctoral research scholars.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): Fulbright grants will fund nine months of research in each of these countries, except Peru, where Fulbright grants will fund four months and FIC will seek to arrange funding for the remaining five months. The (FIC) will provide support to research sites and a five-day orientation at NIH, planned for the first week in July, 2015. Grant lengths vary in duration: applicants can propose projects for a period of three to 12 months, as specified in the award description.
What does it cover? The (FIC) will provide support to research sites and a five-day orientation at NIH, planned for the first week in July, 2015. Fulbright scholar allowances for the country/program will be paid to the grantee.
Selection Criteria: Not Known
Notification: CIES notifies applicants whether they have been selected to receive a Fulbright award between January – June.
Online Application: The mode of applying is online. A letter of invitation from the host site is required to be submitted with the application.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is August 1, 2014.
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