EcoHealthNet Research Exchange Applications Are OPEN!
The deadline to apply has been extended to January 14, 2018!
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 are now open for the 2018 Research Exchange only.
The next EcoHealthNet Workshop will be June 2019.
Deadline to apply for the 2018 Research Exchange is December 18, 2017. Apply below.
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.
Apply for EcoHealthNet 2018!
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?
- Discuss how you would benefit from the Research Exchange 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. (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 faculty member.)
We will accept .doc and .pdf file types ONLY. Please name your files beginning with your Last name and First name and Document type (CV, Statement of Interest, Recommendation): “[Last name], [First name]_[Document Type]”
Academic Referees may submit their Letter of Recommendation to email@example.com, using the below instructions:
- 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.
Please submit the online application portion from this link.