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2019 James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program, USA

Applications are invited for James A. Ferguson Fellowship available to all graduate students interested in working in the area of infectious diseases and health disparities.

Kennedy Krieger Institute is an internationally recognized institution dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and musculoskeletal system through: Patient Care, Research and Professional Training, Special Education, Community Initiatives.

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Description:

  • Application Deadline: January 31, 2019
  • Course Level:  Fellowship is available to graduate students for nine-week summer programme.
  • Study Subject: The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship provides public health research and professional development in the area of infectious diseases and health disparities with a special focus on increasing knowledge and interest of public health careers among students from underrepresented populations.
  • Award: award includes:
  1. A $4,500 stipend is provided for Kennedy Krieger Institute master level graduate fellows and CDC fellows and a $5,933 stipend is provided for pre-doctoral fellows
  2. Housing and round-trip travel are also available for out-of-state fellows
  3. Sponsorship to attend a national scientific meeting
  4. Sponsored membership in the American Public Health Association (APHA)
  • Nationality: US and International students
  • Number of Awards: Not given
  • The award can be taken in USA

Eligibility::

  • Eligible Countries:  US fellows are eligible to apply for this Ferguson Fellowship. Fellows who are members of underrepresented populations (as defined by the federal government) are strongly encouraged to apply. International students (i.e., students with F1 or K1 visa) are not eligible to participate in the Ferguson Fellowship program.
  • Entrance Requirements: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for scholarship:
  1. Fellows who are members of underrepresented populations (as defined by the federal government) are strongly encouraged to apply!
  2. In order to be considered for acceptance into this program, the applicant must:
  3. Be currently enrolled as a full-time student in a medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, or public health graduate program
  4. Have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  5. Have the ability to commit to the length of the fellowship
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants must meet the necessary language proficiency requirements of the host institution.

International Scholarship

Application Procedure:

  • Applications must be completed within one two-hour session. After two hours, the application system will time out and your information will NOT be saved!

How to Apply:

  • Uploaded files should be in the following format and cannot exceed 25 MB (PDF format):
  • Resume (PDF format): save file as: last name_first name_resume
  • Unofficial Undergraduate Transcript (PDF format): save file as: last name_first name_transcript
  • Unofficial Graduate Transcript (PDF format): save file as: last name_firstname_transcript

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