International Clinical Research Scholars Program
ASPH is pleased to partner with the NIH's Fogarty International Center (FIC), and the FIC Research Scholars-Fellows (FICRS-F) Support Center at the Vanderbilt University Institute for Global Health (VIGH) to announce a one-year clinical research training experience for graduate-level U.S. students in the health professions. This is an opportunity for highly motivated individuals to experience mentored research training at top-ranked NIH-funded research centers in developing countries.
The FICRS program is designed primarily for students meeting all of the following qualifications:
- A strong interest in, and potential for, a career in international health activities and/or clinical research.
- Advanced standing in a U.S. medical, osteopathic or dental school; or enrollment in a doctoral-level program at a U.S. school of public health, optometry, nursing, pharmacy, or veterinary medicine. Other Ph.D. students in the health sciences may be eligible on a case-by-case basis. Applicants must have strong academic records and must be U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents. Ph.D. candidates must have completed their Master's-level coursework. All other professional doctoral degree candidates must have completed their basic science courses and one year of clinical clerkship prior to the start of the fellowship year.
- Support of their home academic institution, including a committed mentor.
Each Fellowship will be for a one year period. The term will begin with an intensive orientation program on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD in July. This will be followed by approximately 10+ months of intense research training at the international site.
2011 Scholars Application Now Available!
Position descriptions and application materials can be downloaded from the ASPH-partner website, FICRS-F, at:
Deadline: November 19, 2010
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