Harvard Multidisciplinary International Research Training (MIRT) Program

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 Deadline: 

January 5, 2018
   

Start Date: 

Mid-June
   

Duration: 

8 to 12 Weeks
   

Location: 

Various locations worldwide
   

Area of Interest: 

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

Category: 

Education
   

Description: 

The Multidisciplinary International Research Training (MIRT) program is a national program designed to encourage underrepresented students to pursue careers in biomedical and behavioral science research careers. The program provides support for undergraduate and graduate students to do research work overseas. MIRT is funded by The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) of the National Institutes of Health as part of the Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MIRT/MHIRT) Program. The Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health MIRT Program (formerly the University of Washington MIRT Program) builds on established linkages with academic institutions throughout the world including in Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Republic of Georgia, Peru, Mexico, Ecuador, Chile, and Australia. Students spend 8-12 weeks (beginning mid-June) at the foreign research site.
   

Benefits: 

Financial support includes: Round-trip airfare to foreign institution, monthly stipend, foreign living expenses,
health insurance

   

Major(s): 

Psychological Science
Social Science
Political Science
Anthropology, Biological Science, Biomedical, Social Ecology

   

GPA: 

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

Required 
Documents: 

Resume
Personal Statement
Letters of Recommendation
Other:
 

Contact: 

Dr. Laura Friedman
MIRT Program, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health
677 Huntington Avenue, Kresge, Room 501
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-432-2289    
Email: hsphmirt@gmail.com

 

Program Website: 

https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/epidemiology/diversity/hsph-mirt-program/
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