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Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training Fellowship

We are not currently accepting applications for this fellowship. Please check back at a later date.

The Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Training program (MHRT) provides mentored research training in global health for minority and under-represented students.  This program is built to provide exposure to landmark findings and current challenges in global health, training in qualitative and quantitative research methods, hands-on experience conducting mentored research, and career and admissions counseling. The program offers a three-week introduction which includes an orientation week and a two-week intensive face to face training in NY; a minimum of an eight-week co-mentored research placement in a domestic or international site; culminating in a final week of training and presentation of research capstone projects.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Candidates must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents.
  2. Candidates must meet at least one of the NIH-defined criteria for membership in an “underrepresented or minority group” (please see the MHIRT FAQs for definitions).
  3. Undergraduate applicants must have successfully completed at least two years of coursework in a biomedical or behavioral health science major. A minimum GPAof 3.0 is required.
  4. Graduate candidates must have successfully completed at least one year of graduate coursework by the beginning of the training program.
  5. Pre-doctoral candidates must have successfully completed the first year of medical school or first year of DrPH/PhD program prior to starting the fellowship.

For more information, please see the MHIRT FAQs.