UPDATE: 2013 applications are now available!
Priority application deadline: Dec. 17th, 2012
Final application deadline: Dec. 31st, 2012
The Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) program at CBU provides international research training opportunities
to qualified undergraduate, graduate, and medical students from socially
or economically disadvantaged groups who have been historically
underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research careers.
- This program offers research sites in Brazil
and Uganda. Students spend 10 weeks during the summer at their
designated international research site. CBU has partnered with leading
scientists and universities in these countries who serve as research
mentors for MHIRT students.
- MHIRT students engage in research related to:
biomedical science, behavioral science, environmental science,
carnivore conservation, and/or public health.
- MHIRT is a paid internship. All expenses
relative to travel, room and board, preparation, and workshops are
paid. In addition, students receive a monthly stipend.
- This program has been continuously funded
since 2000 by the Fogarty International Center and the National Center
for Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of
- The Mid-South Coalition For Minority
International Research consists of the lead institution, Christian
Brothers University, and the following participating universities:
LeMoyne Owen College, Rhodes College, Tennessee State University, and
University of Memphis.
- Preference is given to students from
participating schools within the Coalition and from the Mid-South
Region; however, any US citizen or permanent resident may apply.