International Research Funding, Early-Career Faculty and Graduate Students Interested in Maternal Health Literacy

Starting May 31, 2017 - Ending May 31, 2018

 

INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH FUNDING

EARLY-CAREER FACULTY AND GRADUATE STUDENTS INTERESTED IN MATERNAL HEALTH LITERACY

 

WHAT:

As part of the WorldWide Universities Network-funded grant entitled, MPower: Empowering Mothers for Health, The University of Massachusetts Amherst, in collaboration with the Universities of Ghana, Sheffield (UK), Sydney (Australia), and Washington State are offering small competitive research awards to support/supplement relevant research or attend a health literacy conference and meet with research faculty. Support will be provided as direct purchasing of airfare, accommodations, conference registration, or approved research expenses. We anticipate each award to be approximately £1,000 (~ $1,290.00 USD).

 

WHY:

To encourage research in the area of maternal health literacy (MHL). We feel strongly that ongoing and direct involvement of students and junior researchers interested in MHL research will further enhance sustainability and creativity in the field. These small grants are intended to defray research costs or provide seed money to encourage personal and academic development of early career researchers and to equip them with the skills needed for future success. The goal is to allow young scholars to advance their knowledge base within the field of maternal health literacy, establish new contacts and mentors, and/or enhance their graduate work through the experience gained in other research cultures.

 

WHO:

Four awards will be made – one each to a junior faculty member or student from each country/continent.

 

HOW:

Interested individuals should submit materials to their university’s Developmental Liaison.

University of Ghana – Dr. Amos Laar [alaar@ug.edu.gh]

University of Sheffield – Dr. Julie Balan [j.balen@sheffield.ac.uk] ]/Dr. Robert Akparibo [r.akparibo@sheffield.ac.uk]

University of Sydney – Ms. Danielle Muscat [dmus5397@uni.sydney.edu.au

University of Massachusetts/University of Washington – Dr. Elena Carbone [ecarbone@nutrition.umass.edu]

 

WHEN:

All applications must be received by June 15, 2017

Approximate start date: July 1, 2017

Approximate end date: November 30, 2017

 

SUBMISSION MATERIALS:

1-page statement describing how the award will be used and proposed outcomes (e.g., peer-reviewed commentary or short review, supplement to existing MHL research, conference attendance)

Current CV

Unofficial transcript (students only)

 

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Academic merit (students)

Research potential – quality, relevance and feasibility of research proposal and proposed outcomes

Financial need – other sources of funding, funding attempts, how the money will be used

Qualifications – current graduate or professional degree student or early career faculty.