EcoHealthNet Research Exchange Application will be OPEN November 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.
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. 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. Specific research projects will be listed once applications are open, in November 2017.
The next EcoHealthNet Workshop will be June 2019.
Keep an eye out for our live, online content!
Online webinars and lectures will be advertised on our website.