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Global mHealth Research Training Institute

Monday, February 29, 2016
Friday, January 22, 2016

CRDF Global is accepting applications on behalf of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Fogarty International Center for a four-day Global mHealth Research Training Institute at the NIH main campus in Bethesda, Maryland, June 6-9, 2016. Fogarty’s Center for Global Health Studies (CGHS) is hosting this short-term, scenario-based training to promote multidisciplinary research, implementation science and novel research methodologies to a cohort of researchers from diverse fields who will help to lay the groundwork for future mHealth research projects and begin to build the evidence base for impactful technologies.

Participation in the Institute is by application only, and is expected to accept up to 30 mHealth scholars from the pool of applicants. Accepted mHealth scholars will receive travel scholarships, including airfare, accommodation, and per diem, to subsidize their attendance.

Candidate Requirements

Candidates should hold a doctoral level degree (Ph.D., Sc.D., M.D., D.D.S., D.V.M., etc.), or have equivalent research experience for a minimum of 5 years (as demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications and/or research funding), in any of the following:

  • Behavioral and social sciences
  • Medical and health science specialties
  • Public health
  • Biological, physical or earth sciences
  • Computational sciences and mathematics
  • Engineering

Applicants must be affiliated with a U.S. or LMIC institution (with LMIC defined by The World Bank as low-, lower-middle-, or upper-middle-income economies) at the time of application, and intend to remain there for a substantial period after the training in order to conduct research and/or engage in training the next generation of mHealth researchers at their host institution. Applicants do not have to be of any given nationality or residency. Applicants from LMIC institutions or those intending to return to LMIC institutions are strongly encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will have strong interest in the multidisciplinary science of mobile and wireless technologies applied to healthcare and will use the training to inform research on global health problems.

Required Application Materials

For more information and application instructions, read the full mHealth announcement at: http://www.fic.nih.gov/About/Staff/Policy-Planning-Evaluation/Pages/global-mhealth-research-training.aspx

Download the Application Form: mHealth Application Form -22Jan2016