Minority International Research Training Grant in the Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences

The purpose of this program is to enable qualified minority undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty members to participate in international biomedical and behavioral research programs

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The MHIRT awards support the ability of U.S. academic institutions to offer short-term international training opportunities in health disparities research for undergraduate and graduate students in the health professions who are from health disparity populations and/or are underrepresented in basic science, biomedical, clinical, or behavioral health research career fields. Approximately $200,000 per year is awarded to the grantee institution. Specifically, MHIRT grantees conduct research for at least 10-12 weeks during the summer or one semester during the academic year on a wide variety of diseases and health conditions. The MHIRT Program participants travel to work with international investigators in countries around the world such as Mexico, Uganda, Ghana, Australia, Peru, Spain and South Africa
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