The application cycle for Santander Universities Scholars Program for spring practicums will be open from October 20th through November 7th. There are an expected 10 scholarships available for students traveling to Latin America and another 10 need-based awards for any student planning to travel internationally. Learn more on the Santander Page located on the GHBlast.
The African Studies Center expects to offer at least six Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships. These fellowships provide a stipend and tuition support to select graduate students who would benefit from studying an African language. We currently offer Arabic, Amharic, Hausa, Igbo, Swahili, Wolof, Xhosa, and Zulu.
For Masters students, the FLAS provides a $15,000 stipend and $18,000 toward tuition, with the Provost’s office picking up the remainder of the cost of tuition, so it represents a full scholarship. PhD students may also apply.
FLAS recipients are required to take an African language course and a course with some Africa focus (which can be a course from within their discipline). The FLAS is an ideal opportunity for graduate students who need language study.
For more information and to apply, see: http://www.bu.edu/africa/forstudents/financial-aid/
BU’s Latin American Studies Program[LASP] will offer a limited number of research grants for graduate students to do field work in Latin America or to study Latin Americans, namely Latinos/Latinas, in the US. Each LASP grant is likely to be no larger than $1,000. We highly recommend that all applicants for the LASP competition seek supplementary funds from the department in which they are studying.
- A two page statement in which you
- define your topic,
- describe your research methodology,
- explain the importance of the project in general and its importance to your graduate career in particular,
- provide information about the amount you are requesting and for what,–that is, submit a budget;
- describe your supplementary funding: provide a statement from your department or other funding source, as to the amount of matching funds;
- note when you plan to do the field research and for how long;
- secure a letter of recommendation from the faculty member who will oversee your project; you must share your proposal with the advisor before applying, and your advisor should comment on the proposal in his/her letter.
Send your submissions electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org [with the header ‘Graduate Field Grant Application’] AND send a ‘hard copy’ to Susan Eckstein, Sociology, 100 Cummington St, BU]. All materials must be received by November 1, 2013.
Good luck, and we hope you are interested in this research opportunity!
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 email@example.com
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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.
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.
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