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Summer 2013 Public Health Social Work (PHSW) Fellowship

April 10th, 2013 in Fellowships, Funding

Summer 2013 Public Health Social Work (PHSW) Fellowship

The PHSW Fellowship is a newly established program for continuing MSW/MPH students at Boston University. The fellowship provides a small group of continuing MSW/MPH students with the opportunity to join together in an intensive working group during the summer, focused on a topic of mutual interest and importance to the field of public health social work. The fellowship includes opportunities for critical conversations, research, and scholarly writing, with an emphasis on establishing the trans-disciplinary practice of public health social work in a critical area.

Each year, the Fellowship program establishes a theme, chosen for its timeliness and potential to provide direction in an important area of study. The summer 2013 topic is Public Health Social Work in Global Health (PHSW in GH).  Because of this year’s theme, participation is limited to those who are concentrating in International Health.  

A group of three MSW/MPH summer fellows will be selected. Working as a group, they will study these points of connection between PHSW and GH. The goal is to create a scholarly understanding of the current roles, opportunities and challenges of public health social work participation in this important and growing area of global health.  

The work of the fellows will include, but is not limited to:

  • Systematic review of literature on SW’s role in GH;
  • Interviews with key informants across PH and SW
  • Facilitation of  focus groups of MSW/MPH alumni who concentrated in International Health and/or current students]
  • Production of a report which will include summary recommendations, resources for interested students and alumni,  and the draft of a research abstract to be submitted to APHA for the 2014 conference in New Orleans. (Note, the research analysis may take longer than summer, and the fellows will be encouraged to stay involved.)

 Where possible, MSW/MPH Fellows are encouraged to connect their work on the fellowship to their work in the International Health concentration and the MPH practicum.

 All fellows will receive a $2,500 stipend, weekly support for their work from the Director of the MSW/MPH program and other relevant faculty members, a free membership to APHA and registration to the APHA Annual Meeting which will be in Boston in November, 2013. Fellows are expected to meet weekly with their colleagues and the Director, and to dedicate approximately 15 hours a week, over ten weeks, to the fellowship beginning on May 20 through Aug 26, 2013. 

 Eligibility and application: Applicants MUST be a continuing student in the MSW/MPH program and concentrating in International Health. Students interested in the 2013 Fellowship should submit their resumes and a one page statement of interest in the topic area. Please mention current and previous research interests, relevant experience, (including ability to work productively in working groups and research teams) and summer availability. Applications are due not later than Friday April 19th by midnight. Announcements of the three fellows will be made the following week. Applications should be emailed to Betty J. Ruth, at bjruth@bu.edu

BU Global Programs announces the first India Essay Prize contest!

April 10th, 2013 in Funding

Please see attached flyer for details: India Essay Prize contest flyer

ASPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellowship Program Now Accepting Applications

March 7th, 2013 in Funding

ASPH is pleased to offer recent graduates from ASPH member Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)-Accredited Schools of Public Health an exciting opportunity to gain global health experience with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Applications are currently being accepted for the 2013 ASPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellowship Program - the deadline to apply is March 18.
In recognition of a career dedicated to improving the health of the world’s most vulnerable populations, ASPH, with support from CDC, established a fellowship in honor of Dr. Allan Rosenfield, former dean of the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. The students selected as ASPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellows are expected to involve themselves, as Dr. Rosenfield did throughout his career, in all aspects of global public health. The fellowship is a unique training opportunity to learn from leading CDC experts in CDC headquarters in Atlanta, GA, as well as various international posts.

“The Global Health Fellow program with ASPH/CDC has provided tangible knowledge and professional experience that helped me to not only think globally, but to also act locally,” said Mr. Abraham Deng Ater, an ASPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellow currently working with the Data Management Team of the Epidemiology and Strategic Information Branch within the Division of Global HIV/AIDS. “Seven months into my fellowship, I have visited three countries to work on various activities including: Data Quality Assessment exercise, Country Management and Support, and Site Monitoring. These visits and activities elucidate the global HIV/AIDS implications of data quality, data collection, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of information for formulation of better policy decision making.”

The purpose of the fellowship program is to enhance the practice-based training of SPH graduates who have a keen interest in global health. Fellowship assignments will emphasize a variety of training areas such as global surveillance, monitoring and evaluation, epidemiology, strategic information and program management, thereby accelerating the fellows’ careers as future leaders in global public health. Currently, ASPH sponsors 42 ASPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellows assigned to various CDC offices worldwide.

ASPH is now accepting applications to fill multiple global health fellowship positions at CDC. Fellowship positions are full-time opportunities for a period of 12 months and will begin in September 2013. The fellowship features an intensive orientation, arranged by ASPH in consultation with CDC. The orientation will be held in Atlanta, prior to the start of the assignments, which is expected to occur in September. Detailed program information, the Program Announcement, and all application instructions can be accessed at http://fellowships.asph.org.

To qualify for this fellowship, candidates must have received their masters or doctorate degree prior to the beginning of the fellowship (no later than August 2013) or within the last five years from an ASPH-member CEPH-accredited School of Public Health, and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (Green Card). Preference will be given to candidates with a Certification in Public Health.

A full list of accredited ASPH-member schools can be accessed via the ASPH website here.

Questions may be directed via email to ASPH Graduate Training Programs at TrainingPrograms@asph.org.

MGH and CamTech request for proposals for the Innovation Awards

February 21st, 2013 in Funding

Request for Proposals: $100,000 Innovation Awards   

Submission Deadline: May 8, 2013

With support from the Bacca Foundation and the Omidyar Network, the Center for Global Health at Massachusetts General Hospital is pleased to announce the next round of Innovation Awards to accelerate innovative technologies to improve health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries.

Download Request for Proposals

We are looking for innovative technologies with:

 – Strong public health impact

– Commercial viability and sustainability

– End-user input throughout the technology development process

Innovation Awards are designed to be a part of a growing portfolio of health technologies supported by the Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies and provide one year of research, development and/or commercialization support at a research institution, NGO or for-profit company.

CANCELLED: Financial Aid & FLAS Information Meeting Feb. 8th

February 6th, 2013 in Conferences/Seminars, Funding

CANCELLED: FINANCIAL AID & FLAS INFORMATION MEETING

 

The Family Medicine Department’s 2013 Lynne Stevens Award for Research or Practice Improvement Project on Healthcare Responses to Violence Against Women

January 31st, 2013 in Funding

The Family Medicine Department’s 2013 Lynne Stevens Award  for Research or Practice Improvement Project on  Healthcare Responses to Violence Against Women

Background:

Lynne Stevens was Director of the Responding to Violence Against Women Program and an Assistant Professor at the Boston University School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine. Stevens specialized in evaluation of the quality of care offered in medical settings to women impacted by partner and sexual violence. She died in 2009 at the age of 63.

The Award Program:

 To continue Lynne’s work in this important area, the Department of Family Medicine, with the help of a generous donation, has established a grant to be awarded annually for the life of the fund , for research or practice improvement projects. The focus should be on the care received in the Boston University system by women who experience partner and sexual violence, including the hospitals, student health services and community health centers affiliated with Boston Medical Center. This is a University-wide program, so all faculty, staff, trainees and students of BU, BMC and affiliated community health centers and services are eligible to apply. Non-clinicians are encouraged to seek endorsement by practicing providers with a letter of support attesting to clinical relevance. Proposals will be reviewed by a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) including experts in the field.

The Award Process:

Applicants are asked to submit a concept paper of no more than 3 pages to the committee via email by March 14, 2013 to Joanne.Wilkinson@bmc.org. . This concept paper should include the objectives of the study or project design, a description of how the results will be evaluated and used to improve clinical services, a timeline and budget. The project should be completed within a year, and the budget should not exceed $ 5,000.  The TAC will review the concept papers, and ask for more detail from one or more applicants. The award will be announced in May and funded following any indicated IRB approval.

For more information:

Contact  Joanne.Wilkinson@bmc.org Joanne Wilkinson MD, M.Sc. , Director of Research, Department of Family Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center or Carol.Mostow@bmc.org Carol Mostow LICSW, Chair of the Lynne Stevens Memorial Committee.

NEWAID Foundation grants for MPH students. Applications due Feb. 15th

January 15th, 2013 in Funding

 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.

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

December 17th, 2012 in Funding

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.

Katie Evans Memorial Scholarship

December 10th, 2012 in Funding

Katie Evans Scholarship Flyer

The Katie Evans Scholarship is a grant amount worth $3,000! Graduate public health students are encouraged to apply. Deadline is January 15th!

Hult Prize Competition: apply now, applications due November 30th!

November 27th, 2012 in Funding

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