An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America
April 19, 2003 - Issue 85
Center for Disease Control Needs You!!
by Mike Snesrud - Senior Tribal Liaison for Policy and Evaluation
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) AND Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) sponsored/coordinated Student/Training Programs and Research Opportunities:
Who is Eligible: Students and recent postgraduates. Student applicants must be enrolled at accredited U.S. colleges or universities. Applicants for the postgraduate component should have received a graduate degree within three years of the desired start date. The program is open to all qualified U.S. citizens and permanent resident aliens. Other applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Disciplines appropriate to the program include those in the biological, medical, and physical sciences. These include, but are not limited to biochemistry, education, epidemiology, environmental engineering, environmental health, hydrogeology, industrial hygiene, medicine, nursing, pathology, pharmacology, public health, toxicology (including clinical), and related scientific areas.
Provides opportunities to participate in activities supportive of ATSDR's
A stipend through an interagency agreement between the U.S. Department
of Energy and ATSDR.
Postgraduate appointments are for one year, normally renewable for 2 additional
Research Participation Program/ATSDR, Oak Ridge Institute for Science
and Education, Mail Stop 36, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-0117 or at (865)
Deadline: Year round.
for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
is Eligible: Undergraduate and graduate students from colleges and universities
in the following academic areas: medicine, biology, chemistry, health
physics, environmental engineering, epidemiology, environmental health
science, and pharmacology.
Provides internship opportunities for students interested in ATSDR's mission,
which is to prevent exposure and adverse human health effects and diminished
quality of life associated with exposure to hazardous substances from
waste sites, unplanned releases, and other sources of pollution present
in the environment.
A stipend ranging from $1,450 to $2,050 a month.
These are 8- to 12-week assignments.
ATSDR/ORISE Summer Internship, Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education,
Mail Stop 36, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-0017 or at (865) 576-7385.
Deadline: Applications are accepted from January 1 - March 30.
Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Internship Program
is Eligible: American Indian/Alaska Native college students who meet the
should not undertake this commitment if their personal or financial obligations
prevent them from being in another location other than their residence
for ten consecutive weeks or creates an undue hardship.
The AISES Internship Program is a summer program that provides qualified
American Indian/Alaska Native college students with internship opportunities
to explore potential federal service careers in various agencies.
order to be granted an internship, interns must:
Weekly stipend of $200.00 per week sufficient for meals, transportation,
and incidentals; airfare to and from work site; dormitory lodging; MARTA
cards for transportation to and from work. Please note that lodging is
for the intern only. Family and friends cannot be accommodated, as each
intern will be assigned another intern as a roommate.
Ten weeks during the summer.
Donnica Dunlap, AISES Higher Education Coordinator at (505) 765-1052,
ext. 27, email@example.com
Society for Microbiology (ASM) Minority Undergraduate Research Fellowship
is Eligible: Minority undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers
in biological research..
Provides the opportunity to conduct research at various laboratories in
the United States. The program has four components: (1) a visiting scientist
program; (2) a summer research fellowship program; (3) travel awards to
the ASM General Meeting and Biological Careers Factual Exchange; and (4)
a national clearinghouse of information on financial and training programs
for students in the sciences.
Stipend paid by the Minority Access to Research Careers Program, National
Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health.
Full-time for 8-12 weeks during the summer.
The Minority Undergraduate Research Fellowship, American Society for Microbiology
at (202) 942-9283 or (202) 942-9295
Society for Microbiology (ASM/National Center for Infectious Diseases
is Eligible: Individuals who have held a doctorate degree (Ph.D., ScD,
M.D., D.V.M., or D.D.S.) for fewer than 3 years at the time the position
is awarded. Applicants may not have a faculty position or be enrolled
in a graduate program during the fellowship.
Provides postdoctoral scientists ("associates") opportunities
to conduct novel research with the overall objective of developing practical
applications for microbiology, immunology, and epidemiology for the diagnosis
and prevention of infectious diseases. Several progress reports are required
throughout the period. Interim and final presentations are required at
an Annual Associates Workshop. After completion of the 2- year program,
associates are required to maintain contact with the ASM for a minimum
of ten years. This arrangement will ensure proper assessment and longitudinal
studies regarding the effectiveness of such training. Associates are expected
to publish results of their studies in the scientific literature and present
at national meetings. Participation in NCID seminar programs is also strongly
encouraged. Associates are expected to conduct research according to the
highest scientific and ethical standards and in compliance with all applicable
laws, regulations, and policies regarding protection of human research
subjects, humane care and use of laboratory animals, and laboratory safety.
A stipend up to $32,300. Associates are considered fellows and are neither
employees of NCID nor ASM. Monies from other appointments, fellowships,
private employment, consulting or contract work are not permitted during
the 2-year length of the appointment. Up to an additional $2,000 annually
is available for professional development and up to an additional $3,500
is available for health benefits.
Two years with a requirement that Associates maintain contact with ASM
for a minimum of ten years upon the completion of the two years. Associates
must begin the program not earlier than July 1 and not later than September
1. Support after the first year of the Program is contingent upon satisfactory
progress in the proposed research.
ASM/NCID Postdoctoral Research Program, Office of Education and Training,
1752 N. Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 942-9295.
of Schools of Public Health (ASPH)/Centers for Disease Control (CDC)/
is Eligible: Full or part-time students, who are enrolled in a master's
or doctoral level degree program in an ASPH member school of public health
in the United States or Puerto Rico are eligible. Applicants must be U.S.
citizens or have a visa permitting permanent residence in the U.S.
Provides students the opportunity to gain real life public health experience
in order to enhance the theoretical knowledge base obtained through course
internship program is part of a cooperative agreement between the Association
of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) and CDC and ATSDR. It was started to
provide an opportunity for students of public health to gain exposure
to state-of-the-art public health information while furthering their knowledge
and skills. Students selected for the program work with leading experts
in all areas of public health as they apply their education to real life
applications to the internship program undergo a two-phase review process.
In the first stage, applications are reviewed by two faculty members from
schools of public health (other than the applicant's institution) on the
following criteria: quality of essay; strength of academic credentials;
previous professional experience; and letters of recommendation. Applications
approved by the faculty review are forwarded to CDC for the second phase.
At CDC, technical advisors review the applications and faculty review
comments to assess which of the candidates applying for the individual
projects are most suited for the internships.
A stipend of $5,000 is provided to cover living and travel expenses during
the internship assignment.
A 12-week assignment during the spring/summer or fall/winter.
Spring/summer cycle: January, fall/winter cycle: June.
of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) Public Health System Fellowship Program
is Eligible: Graduate degree students and early career professionals with
graduate degrees may apply for the fellowships. Applicants must be affiliated
with the ASPH member graduate schools of public health (currently enrolled
in or graduate of) which are accredited by the Council on Education for
Public Health. Applicants must also be a United States citizen or hold
a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States.
The fellowship program was established to strengthen the relationship
between the academic public health community and public health practice
agencies. The types of fellowships vary according to specific areas of
research or training within the CDC organizations.
applications to the program undergo a two-phase review process. In the
first stage, applications are reviewed by two faculty members from schools
of public health (other than the applicant's institution) on the following
criteria; quality of essay; strength of academic credentials; previous
professional experience; and letters of recommendation. Applications approved
by the faculty review are forwarded to CDC for the second phase. At CDC,
technical advisors review the application and faculty review comments
to assess which of the candidates applying for the individual projects
are most suited for the program.
An annual stipend is paid based upon relevant years of experience (maximum
stipend of $33,012 and an additional allowance of $3,000 is provided for
health insurance benefits, travel, tuition, etc.).
One to two years, beginning in September.
Deadline: Round 1 cycle: November, round 2 cycle: May.
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