UW Global Health Fieldwork Fellowships

Common application deadline:   March 15, 2017

The Department of Global Health Fellowships provide financial assistance to graduate students, professional students, and medical residents at the University of Washington to help support fieldwork experience in global health. The Department of Global Health Fellowships are managed by the Global Health Resource Center.

Fellowship opportunities include:

  • Warren George Povey Health Fellowship
  • Global Opportunities Health (GO Health) Fellowship
  • Stergachis Endowed Fellowship for International Exchange
  • Thomas Francis, Jr. Global Health Fellowship

For complete information about these opportunities, including how to apply, click here.

ARDRAW Small Grant Program

Application Deadline:  March 2, 2017

The Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) Analyzing Relationships between Disability, Rehabilitation and Work (ARDRAW) Small Grant Program is a one-year $10,000 stipend program awarded to graduate-level students to conduct supervised independent research designed to foster new analysis of work, rehabilitation, and disability issues, which may develop innovative and fresh perspectives on disability.

Potential research areas of inquiry include, but are not limited to:

  • Working conditions of SSA beneficiaries
  • Work accommodations and needs of SSA beneficiaries
  • Non-competitive employment for SSA beneficiaries
  • Vocational and other types of service use by SSA beneficiaries
  • Non-SSA assistance provided to SSA beneficiaries

Applicants must be masters, doctoral, or post-doctoral-level part-time or full-time graduate students pursuing studies in accredited programs at the time of the award (Fall semester of 2017) with an academic emphasis in topics of interest to disability programs, including, but not limited to, public health, social work, economics, occupational medicine, vocational and rehabilitation counseling, public policy and administration, sociology, psychology, education, medicine, employment, and law.

At the time of stipend award, awardees must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States, or must have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence. Members of minority and historically disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.


Harvard Chan School of Public Health Multidisciplinary International Research Training Program

Application Deadline:  January 6, 2017

The Multidisciplinary International Research Training (MIRT) program is a national summer program designed to encourage underrepresented students to pursue careers in biomedical and behavioral science research. The program aims (1) to provide fellows with direct experience in population-based health research in developing countries, (2) to enhance the research programs of junior faculty members through multidisciplinary collaborative research with colleagues in foreign institutions, and (3) to encourage expansion of cultural perspectives and international knowledge of students and faculty.

The program will provide support for undergraduate and graduate students to do research work overseas during summer 2017. Financial support includes: (1) Round-trip airfare to foreign institution, (2) Monthly stipend, (3) Foreign living expenses, and (4) Health insurance.


(1) All applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents of the US.
(2) All students must be in at least their junior year at the time of the start of the fellowship and must be enrolled in a full-time degree program at the start of the application.
(3) Research and travel experience is not required, only a strong desire to participate in international health research work.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.


Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being

Application Deadline:  December 1, 2016

The Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being are designed to identify and develop a new generation of leaders interested in and capable of creating practice and policy initiatives that will enhance child development and improve the nation’s ability to prevent all forms of child maltreatment.

The fellows receive an annual stipend of $30,000 for up to two years to support the completion of their dissertation and related research at their academic institution. Up to 15 fellowships are awarded annually. Fellows are guided by an academic mentor whom they select; fellows also identify a policy or practice mentor to assist them in better understanding how to frame their research questions with an eye toward maximizing policy and practice relevance.

Because the promotion of child well-being and the prevention of child maltreatment require knowledge and collaboration from diverse fields, the program is multidisciplinary in scope and approach. Fellows are selected from a range of academic disciplines, including—-but not limited to—-social work, child development, public health, medicine, public policy, education, economics, psychology, and epidemiology. In order to maximize the opportunities for interdisciplinary learning, Chapin Hall is building a sustainable peer learning network among the fellows and mentors through a series of in-person meetings, webinars, conference calls, and social networking opportunities.


Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. doctoral program and have substantially completed the coursework required to be advanced to candidacy. They are expected to complete or make significant progress on their dissertation within the two-year fellowship period. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents in the U.S. Most applicants will not have formally submitted their dissertation proposal until after the fellowship period begins. If an applicant is conducting research in another country, they are still eligible for the fellowship but the policy focus and implications of that work must be directed to U.S. issues. Applicants may be enrolled in any discipline. Their dissertation must be applicable to practice and policy challenges facing the fields of healthy child development and child abuse prevention.
For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship

Application deadlines:   October 15, 2016 (also March 15 and July 15, 2017)

In the spirit of AIDS activist, educator, and reality-show trailblazer Pedro Zamora’s work to combat the spread of HIV, AIDS United offers a public policy fellowship in his name.  The Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship is an excellent opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students seeking experience in public policy and government affairs focused on HIV/AIDS issues.

Duties include:

  • Assisting in researching a variety of public health and civil rights issues related to HIV prevention, treatment and care
  • Attending Congressional hearings and coalition meetings
  • Monitoring voting records
  • Reviewing the federal register and Congressional Record
  • Preparation of briefing materials, correspondence, and mailings

Both graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to apply.  Fellows must commit to working a minimum of 30 hours per week for 8 weeks.  The maximum period is 26 weeks.  Candidates must be a U.S. citizen or have secured the necessary visa for authorized work in the U.S. prior to application.

The fellowship includes a living stipend and is highly competitive.  Applications are accepted for the fall, spring, and summer terms.

For complete information about this opportunity, see:

AHRQ Health Services Research Dissertation Grant

Application deadline:   August 1, 2016 (additional cycles in November, February, and May)

The overall goal of the AHRQ Health Services Research Dissertation Grant Program is to help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained health services researchers is available in adequate numbers and appropriate research areas to address the research mission and priorities of AHRQ.  9-17 month awards are up to $40,000.

Applications for dissertation research grants must be responsive to AHRQ’s mission, which is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans.  The research sponsored and conducted by the Agency develops and presents scientific evidence regarding all aspects of health care in the United States.  It addresses issues of organization, delivery, financing, utilization, patient and provider behavior, outcomes, effectiveness and cost.  It evaluates both clinical services and the system in which these services are provided.  These scientific results improve the evidence base to enable better decisions about health care, including such areas as disease prevention, appropriate use of medical technologies, improving diagnosis and treatment in cost-effective ways, long-term care, and reducing racial and ethnic disparities.

AHRQ has identified strategic goals as priority research areas.  Applied research applications must address one of these areas.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to focus on topical areas unique to AHRQ, demonstrating how expected results can be used or made available for use to enhance healthcare quality.  Results should be directly relevant to customers, such as providers and practitioners, administrators, payers, consumers, policymakers, and insurers.  The strategic research goals are:

  • Safety/quality – Reduce the risk of harm from health care services by promoting the delivery of appropriate care that achieves the best quality outcomes
  • Efficiency – Achieve wider access to effective health care services and reduce health care costs
  • Effectiveness – Assure that providers and consumers/patients use beneficial and timely health care information to make informed decision choices.

Candidates are required to address health services research issues critical to AHRQ priority populations, including: individuals living in inner city and rural (including frontier) areas; low-income and minority groups; women, children, the elderly; and individuals with special health care needs, including those with disabilities and those who need chronic or end-of-life health care.

Candidates must conduct dissertation projects which focus on health care delivery in the United States. AHRQ will not accept international health care research projects.


  • Candidates must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents by the time the award is issued.
  • Candidates must be full-time students in good standing, who are enrolled in an accredited research doctoral program in such fields as the social or behavioral sciences, mathematics, engineering, health services research, nursing, social sciences, epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy, and health informatics.
  • Candidates with more than part-time employment (defined as greater than twenty hours per week), in addition to the requirements of their current, full-time academic student appointments, are not eligible to apply for this grant mechanism.
  • Students must complete all non-dissertation requirements for their doctoral degree by the time of submission of the application (except in cases where a clinical internship is required to follow the dissertation phase).  Approval of the dissertation proposal by the doctoral committee is required before the grant award is issued.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-256.html

American Institute of Indian Studies Junior Research Fellowship

Application deadline:   July 1, 2016

The American Institute of Indian Studies is a cooperative, non-profit organization of 81 American colleges and universities that supports the advancement of knowledge and understanding of India, its people, and culture. AIIS welcomes applicants from a wide variety of disciplines. In addition to applicants in the Humanities and Social Sciences, AIIS encourages applicants in fields such as Development Studies, Natural Resource Management, Public Health, and Regional Planning.

Junior Research Fellowships are available to doctoral candidates at U.S. universities in all fields of study. Non-U.S. citizens are welcome to apply for AIIS fellowships. Junior Research Fellowships are specifically designed to enable doctoral candidates to pursue their dissertation research in India. Junior Research Fellows establish formal affiliation with Indian universities and Indian research supervisors. Awards are available for up to 11 months.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://www.indiastudies.org/research-fellowship-programs/research-fellowship-application-packet/

Tylenol Future Care Scholarship

Application deadline:   June 30, 2016

Each year the makers of TYLENOL® award annual scholarships to well deserving students pursuing careers in healthcare at accredited, nonprofit two or four-year colleges/universities in the United States.

Scholarships are available to graduate students in public health/health education, medical school, nursing and/or pharmacy degree programs. Students must have one or more years of school remaining; students who will be beginning their degree in fall 2016 are eligible to apply. Applicants must be a resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico.

The selection committee will base their decisions on college GPA, academic records (in public health/health education, medical school, nursing, and/or pharmacy), community involvement/volunteer service, and essay content.

Scholarships ranging from $500 to $10,000 will be awarded and are not renewable. Scholarships will be applied to tuition, fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for course load.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: https://www.tylenol.com/news/scholarship?id=tylenol/news/subptyschol.inc

Summer 2016+ RA Position in the Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation

Application deadline:   May 29, 2016

Start date: 6/16/2016 or as soon as possible
End date: 9/15/206 (possibility of extension into the following academic year)

The UW Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation is seeking an RA for Infectious Disease Surveillance. This position will average 20 hours per week.

The RA position involves two separate but related projects. The first project is focused on the integration of novel data streams (e.g., Internet News sources, and social media data) with environmental and epidemiological data for infectious disease surveillance and forecasting. The objectives of the project are to develop an automated process for acquiring, processing and filtering data for modeling. Once we gather these data, we will develop temporal models for the dynamical assessment of the relationship between the various data variables and infectious disease incidence. Finally, we will assess these modeling approaches for forecasting the dynamics of select infectious diseases.

The second project is focused on integrating data from social media, blogs, local news sources, restaurant and food service review sites to augment traditional approaches to foodborne disease surveillance. An approximately 48 million people experience foodborne illness in the United States each year, however, only a small proportion of cases are captured by traditional surveillance systems. This is mainly due to a limited number of affected persons seeking medical care and reporting symptoms to appropriate authorities. We therefore aim to supplement existing surveillance systems by developing a validated system for monitoring reports of foodborne illness using event-based digital disease surveillance data sources, and characterize and estimate the extent of foodborne illness and disease outbreaks in the United States.

Duties include:

  • Perform data analyses using statistical and machine-learning methods
  • Visualize results for presentations and publications
  • Aid in drafting manuscripts for journal publications
  • Participate in other research activities as needed by the project

Requirements :

  • Currently enrolled graduate student at the University of Washington during AY 15/16
  • Experience with machine-learning and statistical methods for data analyses
  • Interest in public health
  • Ability to work independently
  • Very strong analytic, creative, and writing skills
  • Proficiency in natural language processing is a plus

Desired qualification:

  • Proficiency in R or Python

For complete information about this opportunity, including application details, see HuskyJobs Position ID # 103088