American Institute of Indian Studies 2014 fellowship competition

American Institute of Indian Studies 2014 fellowship competition

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The American Institute of Indian Studies announces its 2014 fellowship competition, and invites applications from scholars who wish to conduct their research in India. Junior fellowships are awarded to Ph.D. candidates to conduct research for their dissertations in India for up to eleven months. Senior fellowships are awarded to scholars who hold the Ph.D. degree for up to nine months of research in India. AIIS welcomes applicants from a wide variety of disciplines. It especially encourages applicants in fields such as Development Studies, Natural Resources Management, Public Health, and Regional Planning. The application deadline is July 1, 2014. Applications can be downloaded from the web site www.indiastudies.org. Inquiries should be directed to 773-702-8638 or aiis@uchicago.edu.

National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Health Disparities Service Fellowship

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The CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and the Office of Minority Health (OMH) have announced a Health Disparities Service Fellowship in NCHS’ Office of the Center Director.  The Fellow, reporting to the Director of Extramural Research, will develop a research program to examine health disparities using data from across the Center.  The announcement is available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/service_fellowship_health_disparities.htm.  Applications are due January 15, 2014.

This fellowship will further advance OMH’s and the Department’s commitment to reducing health disparities by promoting data collection and analysis to examine health disparities which can inform the development of programs, policies, and research to improve minority health and reduce health disparities.

Student Research Internship on Medicinal Plants, Traditional Medicine, and Medical Anthropology in Peru

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Opportunity for students in the biomedical and behavioral sciences (including anthropology) to participate in an eight week summer interdisciplinary research internship on medicinal plants, traditional medicine and medical anthropology in the North of Peru, the site of an NIH undergraduate summer training grant through San Diego State University. The overall interdisciplinary project is a collaborative effort involving anthropologists, natural products chemists, ethnobotanists, and physicians in the US and Peru. The Trujillo laboratory is located at the Universidad Nacional de Trujillo on the coast; and the anthropological research is conducted at the homes of curanderos (healers), at the Centro de Salud Complementaria (CAMEC) and ES Salud in Trujillo, and at the medicinal plant gardens in Huamachuco in the Andean highlands. (more…)

SMA Student Travel Fellowships to the 2013 AAA Meeting in Chicago (Deadline: Sept. 4)

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The Society for Medical Anthropology (SMA) is pleased to be able to offer its student members five student travel fellowships ($500 each) for travel to the 2013 AAA meeting in Chicago, to be held November 20-24. Eligibility is restricted to student members of the SMA who are presenting a paper or poster at the meeting. Fellowships will be awarded based on the clarity, significance and innovation of their submitted abstract, and the strength of a letter of support from a faculty member who can discuss the significance of their presented work.

Eligibility Requirements (must meet all four)

  1. Submit proof of current student SMA student membership
  2. Submit proof of registration for the AAA conference
  3. Submit a copy of your AAA paper/poster abstract
  4. Submit a letter of recommendation from an advisor

Application Procedure

Please compile all the supporting materials into ONE file and save in pdf format. Email materials and direct any inquiries to the SMA 2013 Student Travel Fellowship Committee at smaawards@gmail.com by September 4, 2013. Fellowship award winners will be notified by September 25, 2013. Awards will be formally announced, and checks will be presented, at the SMA business meeting in Chicago.

American Institute of Indian Studies 2013 Fellowship Competition

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The American Institute of Indian Studies announces its 2013 fellowship competition, and invites applications from scholars who wish to conduct their research in India. Junior fellowships are awarded to Ph.D. candidates to conduct research for their dissertations in India for up to eleven months. Senior fellowships are awarded to scholars who hold the Ph.D. degree for up to nine months of research in India. AIIS welcomes applicants from a wide variety of disciplines. It especially encourages applicants in fields such as Development Studies, Natural Resources Management, Public Health, and Regional Planning. The application deadline is July 1, 2013. Applications can be downloaded from the web site www.indiastudies.org. Inquiries should be directed to 773-702-8638 or aiis@uchicago.edu.

AAA invites applicants for Minority Dissertation Fellowship

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AAA invites minority doctoral candidates in anthropology to apply for a dissertation writing fellowship of $10,000. The annual AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship is intended to encourage members of ethnic minorities to complete doctoral degrees in anthropology, thereby increasing diversity in the discipline and/or promoting research on issues of concern among minority populations. Dissertation topics in all areas of the discipline are welcome. Doctoral students who require financial assistance to complete the write-up phase of the dissertation are urged to apply.

See the AAA website for eligibility information and application details. Deadline: February 15, 2013.

Fogarty Global Health Equity Scholars Fellowship (Deadline: Dec. 14)

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The Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health (CIGH) is pleased to announce its participation in the Global Health Equity Scholars Fellowship awarded by the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health to train approximately 40 fellows over the next five years to conduct global health research. As part of a consortium with the University of California – Berkeley, Florida International University and Yale University, Stanford has assembled mentors, partnered with training sites, and identified research opportunities focused on preparing researchers to address the new challenges in health that have emerged in the slum areas of urban and rural low- and middle-income countries.

The GHES Fellowship, sponsored by Fogarty International Center/NIH and the Center for Innovation in Global Health at Stanford, is designed for: U.S. doctoral students (PhD, DrPH, etc.), professional students (MD, DDS, DVM, PharmD, etc.), postdoctoral fellows, as well as foreign scholars from participating international sites in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). New this year is the eligibility for early career junior faculty (assistant professors with PI eligibility). The purpose of the program is to support an 11-month mentored research fellowship for investigators who are interested in studying diseases and conditions in developing countries.

Deadline: December 14, 2012, 3:00 p.m. PDT. See the application website for details.

Note: Angela Garcia (Assistant Professor, Stanford) writes that she is the PI of one of the newest projects–an ethnographic study of drug addiction, mental illness and urban poverty in Mexico City–and she would like to encourage pre-and postdocs in medical anthropology to consider applying, particularly candidates who have a demonstrated interest in mental health, migration, drug policy and/or drug addiction in the context of Mexico’s ongoing drug war.