EcoHealthNet Research Exchange Applications Are Now Closed.
Thank you to all those who applied; please check this page periodically for updates. We will be accepting applications for 2019 beginning later this year.
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 fields that will advance One Health research and education. Advancements will take place through three activities: 1) creation of a peer network of undergraduate and graduate STEM students from various disciplines via one-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) developing the next generation of One Health practitioners through mentored research projects that reflect One Health principles; 3) linking participants to professional science and policy associations. EcoHealthNet is designed to inspire broad, collaborative One Health research and create lasting connectivity among scientists from different disciplines as they advance in their careers.
Applications for the 2018 Research Exchange are now closed.
The next EcoHealthNet Workshop will be June 2019.
EcoHealthNet Research Exchange Interns work under the mentorship of a senior research scientist, developing a study within the scope of well-supported U.S. or 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. Funding will be provided for accepted students for project support.
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.
Research Exchange projects last 6-12 weeks and are open from April – August 2018.
The complete list of available Research Exchange projects can be found here. You will select your top three research projects in the online application, which you may also reference in your statement of interest.