One Health


Program Info

EcoHealthNet Application Process CLOSED. 

Final Selections will be contacted by March 2017.

EcoHealthNet is an undergraduate and graduate-level global research coordination network, funded by the National Science Foundation, to bring together world-class research scientists from medical, ecology, veterinary, epidemiology, virology, anthropology, climate science, data science, and economics that will advance One Health research and education. Advancements will take place through three activities: 1) create a peer network of undergraduate and graduate STEM students from various disciplines via 1-week workshops that teach applied skills and provide in-person contact time with scientists actively conducting research related to anthropogenic environmental change, economics, and emerging diseases, which will also be delivered live as an interactive webinar to university students globally; 2) develop the next generation of One Health practitioners through mentored research projects that reflect One Health principles; 3) link participants to professional science and policy associations. This project will develop and deliver live online content to thousands of students on a global scale. This project will inspire broad, One Health research, which will create lasting connectivity among scientists from different disciplines as they advance in their careers.

The 2017 Workshop, Dealing with Emerging Threats to Global Health; Zoonoses and Antimicrobial Resistance, will be held at Tufts University in Massachusetts from June 11-17th, 2017. Research Exchange projects can take place between April and August 2017.

All travel and accommodations are covered by EcoHealth Alliance for the workshop and research exchanges.

The EcoHealthNet program is only open to students currently enrolled in an university. For additional questions, please email

We are no longer accepting applications for EcoHealthNet 2017.


The Workshop

The EcoHealthNet Workshop is a one-week workshop designed to bring together undergraduate, graduate students, and research scientists from various scientific disciplines to learn about concepts and tools used in disease ecology research. Workshop participants receive five days of high-level didactic and practical training from experts on topics related to disease ecology, such as mathematical disease modeling; GIS and spatial analysis; field and laboratory techniques for zoonotic disease research; the economics of emerging diseases; and critical review of published studies. Successful applicants will be involved in research projects or have research interests that will directly benefit from the skills and insights learned during the workshop.  Students may be asked to give a brief presentation of their current research as part of the workshop.  Participants will build professional networks with fellow workshop participants and instructors who are leaders in their field.


Research Exchange

EcoHealthNet Research Exchange Interns work under the guidance of a research mentor developing a study within the scope of high-profile, well-funded U.S. and international-based research projects.  Participants are expected to work with their assigned mentors to craft a project that will fit into the scope of the main program and allow the student to learn about research design, data collection, analysis and publication.  Past internship projects have included Nipah virus ecology in Bangladesh; avian influenza dynamics in China; disease surveillance in imported wildlife, New York; wildlife disease surveillance in Brazil and Malaysia; coronavirus diversity in bats; and White Nose Syndrome ecology in the United States. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for the EcoHealthNet Research Exchange.

Research Exchange projects last 6-12 weeks and are open from April – August 2017. Specific research projects will be listed once applications are open, November 4thStipends are not included, but travel, accommodation, and project costs are included in research exchange budgets.

You can find available research exchange projects here



Apply for EcoHealthNet 2017! 

Please submit the online application portion from the following link:

Please also note that you will not be able to save your progress and return later, so you may wish to prepare your documents well before the deadline. In the online application, you’ll be asked to submit the name and email address for your recommendation letter writer. 

The following documents must be included for a complete application:

  • Current CV
  • Statement of Interest (1 page maximum) describing:
    • What are your academic and professional goals?
    • Why are you interested in infectious disease research?
    • What do you hope to gain from this experience?
    • If you are applying to both the workshop and research exchange, please discuss how you would benefit from each program.
  • Letter of recommendation from a faculty member


All documents are required unless otherwise noted. Incomplete applications may not be given consideration by the selection committee. We will accept .doc and .pdf file types. Please name your files beginning with your Last name and First name and Document (CV, Statement of Interest, Recommendation): “[Last name], [First name]_Document”

Academic Referees may submit their Letter of Recommendation to, using the below instructions.


Instructions for Academic Referee:

Please use the following format for the subject line of your email:  “[Last name], [First name]_Recommendation”

Include information about how participation in the workshop or internship will benefit the candidate and how likely the candidate is to contribute to the workshop and help build a successful peer network.



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