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The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement RISE (Ferguson RISE) Fellowship Program supports public health research and professional development in infectious diseases and health disparities, focusing on increasing knowledge and interest in public health research careers among students fromFerguson Rise logo. underrepresented populations.

The Ferguson RISE Fellowship program includes a full-time summer (Labor Day through the first week in August), 6-month part-time or full-time, and 12-month full time public health research fellowship experiences. The Ferguson RISE Fellowship is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Fellows may also gain clinical experience and develop professional leadership skills in the public health field. Ferguson RISE Fellowship partnering institutions include:  the CDC, Howard University, Kennedy Krieger and Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Morehouse School of Medicine, Morgan State University, Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.

Ferguson RISE Application:

The Center for Diversity 2023 Ferguson RISE Application has closed.

Ferguson RISE 6 and 12-Month Fellowship Stipend Rates

Based on Calendar Year 

  • Pre-Master's                  $46,752.00
  • Masters/Pre-Doc          $47,820.00
  • Post-Doc                        $75,240.00

** These rates include any necessary housing expenses

Please Note:

 All Center for Diversity summer programs, including the Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases RISE Fellowship, will be in person. The format is subject to change based on the status of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit the Center for Diversity website and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for up-to-date information on program modifications.

Dr. James A. Ferguson RISE Fellowship Fact Sheet

Ferguson RISE FAQs

2023 Planned Activities

2019 Ferguson RISE Summer Symposium Videos

2018 Ferguson RISE Summer Symposium Videos

    For More Information:

    For additional program information, please contact Ferguson_Fellowship@kennedykrieger.org.