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Meet Our Fellows: Biniyam Melesse, Fulbright-Hays DDRA Awardee

Biniyam Melesse

For Biniyam Melesse, Ph.D. student in Community Health, winning a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) fellowship was “a match made in heaven.” He was elated to learn in September that he was one of only 142 awardees nationwide of this prestigious fellowship. Offered by the U.S. Department of Education, Fulbright-Hays fellowships support area studies research in all world regions outside the U.S. and Western Europe, and they provide one year of funding that includes a robust stipend plus travel and research assistance. In January, Biniyam will travel to Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, to begin 12 months of fieldwork on the risk factors of maternal depression and anxiety among Ethiopian women.

Read more about Biniyam and the Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellowship Program in the GradLIFE blog post.