Student Travel Fellowship
Robust life sciences activity has always been a distinctive and pivotal component of the academic agenda at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. By integrating biomedical, epidemiological, social, behavioral, environmental, and policy research, the school has consistently advanced a unique and multidimensional understanding of disease—one that spans from the genes to the globe. As part of the School’s ‘From the Genes to the Globe’ Symposium Series, the Defeating Malaria: From the Genes to the Globe Initiative embraces the idea that life sciences research enriches public health, and in turn, public health also enriches the life sciences. This interconnected relationship has the power to create the kind of “mission-oriented” research that addresses some of the most profound problems facing humankind, such as malaria.
About the Award
Harvard University’s Defeating Malaria: From the Genes to the Globe initiative will offer travel awards to outstanding masters or doctoral students conducting field research in malaria in 2014-2015. Travel fellowships will be awarded to students whose work exemplifies the multidisciplinary scientific interests and values of the School’s ‘From the Genes to the Globe’ Symposium Series. Faculty mentors will be responsible for overseeing the work of sponsored fellows; daily supervision may be assigned to an in-country investigator during the project period.
Applicants must be graduate students pursuing a masters (SM, MPH) or doctoral degree (DrPH, SD, PhD) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Travel fellowship awards will range between $500-1,500 and are intended to support travel to a field-based research site and will be awarded to students whose work exemplifies the shared scientific interests and values of the School and the global malaria community.
Interested applicants should submit the following materials by 5:00pm, February 20, 2015: 1) 2-page summary descrip- tion that explains the proposed research project, how the travel funds would be used, and how the research would further global malaria research; 2) letter of support from the faculty mentor who will advise/oversee their research project; and 3) curriculum vitae. For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Faculty Review Committee will announce travel fellowship awards on Friday, March 6, 2015.
Note that the application deadline for the student travel fellowship has passed.