UCI Biological Sciences Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training

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 Deadline: 

February 10, 2019
   

Start Date: 

June 23, 2019
   

Duration: 

10 weeks, July, August, September
   

Location: 

Spain and UK
   

Area of Interest: 

Arts
Biomedical Sciences
Engineering, Computer Science, and Applied Sciences
Humanities
Physical Sciences
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Other:
   

Category: 

Education
   

Description: 

The Minority Science Programs (MSP) in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) announces the Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT), funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The program offers international research training opportunities to qualified undergraduate, graduate students who are from groups underrepresented in basic science, biomedical, clinical or behavioral health research career fields. MHIRT provides international research training for the purpose of: Encouraging undergraduate and graduate students from underrepresented populations to pursue careers in biomedical and/or behavioral health research fields.
Broadening the research efforts and scientific training of undergraduate, graduate students from underrepresented populations to encompass international health issues Assisting undergraduate, graduate students from underrepresented populations to participate in U.S. and international faculty collaborative research initiatives that address minority health or health disparities in the United States and globally.
   

Benefits: 

$2,500 Stipend (more for graduate students), round-trip international transportation from California, and room & board. In addition, MHIRT may provide support to attend nationwide conferences to present research findings.

   

Major(s): 

Developmental & Cell Biology
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Biophysics, Genetics, Neuroscience

   

GPA: 

3.0

   
Year In School at 
start of program: 
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
   
Employment 
 Eligibility: 
Has Citizenship
Has Permanent Residence
Has Work Permit
Other: Students from underrepresented groups
   

Required 
Documents: 

Resume
Personal Statement
Letters of Recommendation
Other: Transcripts
 

Contact: 

Dr. Marlene de la Cruz
Biological Sciences- Outreach and Minority Science Programs, UC Irvine
104 Biological Sciences Administration (BSA)
Irvine, CA 92697-2527
Phone: (949) 824-2589     Fax: (949) 824-6599
Email: marlene@uci.edu

 

Program Website: 

http://port.bio.uci.edu/mhirt/
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