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 University of Zambia 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 here).
Each year we select 2-4 students who will work with mentors on a variety of possible research projects.
To contact other medical students who have previously worked in Malawi or Zambia, a list of students can be found here.
First-year medical students who are available for eight weeks during the summer. We are looking for students with either a demonstrated or strong career interest in global research. Student must procure their own funds. Total cost: $4,500-$5,000.
The call for applications goes out in the fall. Select students will be granted a series of interviews with final decisions made before the spring semester. The application includes:
- 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
Contact: Irving Hoffman.