He will carry out research on sickle cell disease at the National Institute for Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
Commenting on his award, Norris, said: “I am astonished and deeply honoured to receive a Fulbright Scholarship. I hope that my research will be able to contribute to the translation of our understanding of sickle cell disease into meaningful therapeutic benefit to individual sufferers, their families and wider community.
“I am excited to be going to the USA as it is currently an interesting time to visit and has always been a profoundly fascinating place culturally. There will be lots to do, learn and experience both within and beyond research.”
The Fulbright Commission offers grants at postgraduate a postdoctoral level for any study in any discipline and at any accredited institution in the UK and USA.
During the past six decades, around 15,000 UK nationals have studied in the USA and 12,000 US nationals in the UK. Prominent alumni include poet Sylvia Plath; Charles Kennedy MP; journalist and author Toby Young; and the economist and Nobel Prize-winner Milton Friedman.