$4,000 scholarships available for public health students and graduates doing infectious disease research in developoing countries

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December 17th, 2012

The NEWAID Foundation is currently offering grants to MPH students, students in public health related masters programs, and recent public health graduates for infectious disease research in developing countries. Our foundation provides stipends for fellows to conduct neglected infectious diseases research in developing countries. These diseases include, but are not limited to: tuberculosis, malaria, trypanosomiasis, filariasis, schistosomiasis, dengue fever, leishmaniasis, leptospirosis and enteric pathogens. Projects should evaluate either the molecular, behavioral, social, or interventional epidemiology associated with these diseases.

Applicants for NEWAID fellowships do not need to be United States citizens, but must be enrolled at an accredited graduate institution within the United States pursuing a Masters degree in Public Health, or a Masters Degree with similar coursework and training (such as MS Epidemiology programs and MHS programs in Public Health). Recent MPH graduates who have finished their education within the past 2 years are also welcome to apply. MD students and PhD students are not eligible to apply during this funding cycle, though we hope to expand our programs in the future. Projects must include field work of 6 weeks or longer outside of the United States.

Research grants for amounts up to $4,000 will be awarded, along with travel grants up to $750. Our online application, and more information can be found on our website www.newaid.org . Applications for this cycle are due February 15, 2013.