October 22, 2013 — For more than 10 years, the Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases has sponsored first-year UNC medical students to conduct summer research at the UNC Project-Malawi in Lilongwe and, more recently, the Center for Infectious Diseases Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) in Lusaka.
Successful applicants must procure their own funding; however, UNC faculty will sponsor and mentor them in applying for scholarships and grants to fund their research trip. More information on funding is here.
This year we will select 2-4 students who will work with mentors on a variety of possible research projects.
If you’d like to contact other medical students who have previously worked in Malawi or Zambia, a list of students can be found by clicking here.
First-year medical students who are available for eight weeks during the summer, 2014. We are looking for students with either a demonstrated or strong career interest in (global) research. Student must procure their own funds. Total costs: $4,500-$5,000.
Applications are due by November 15, 2013. Select students will be granted a series of interviews with final decisions made prior to December 20, 2013.
- Current C.V.
- One-page description of why you want to conduct research in Malawi and/or Zambia, including your short- and long-term career goals
Electronic applications must be sent to: Irving Hoffman (email@example.com).