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 from 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:
- All Ferguson RISE Fellowship Applications (6-Month, 12-Month & Summer) Open: Monday, October 10, 2022
- A link to The Center for Diversity program application can be found on the final page of the 2023 Application Guidelines PDF. (6-month Application Guidelines PDF, 12-Month Application Guidelines, Summer Application Guidelines PDF.)
- Be sure to review the 2023 Application Guidelines in its entirety prior to accessing and completing an application.
- Ferguson RISE (6-Month) Fellowship Application Deadline: Monday, November 28, 2022 (11:59 PM EST)
- The submission date for letters of recommendation has been extended to Friday, December 9, 2022
- Ferguson RISE (12-Month & Summer) Fellowship Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2023 (11:59 PM EST)
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.
For More Information:
For additional program information, please contact Ferguson_Fellowship@kennedykrieger.org.