** November 1, 2011: Application Deadline for Framework Global Health Scholarships and Framework Faculty Curriculum Development Grants **
Framework Global Health Scholarship applications are due November 1, 2011.
Scholarships enable students (undergraduate, MPH, medical and PhD), fellows and trainees to work on global health research for a minimum of 8 weeks at an international site. IRB approval is not required upon submission; however, successful applicants MUST obtain approval before the funds can be disbursed. Awardees will receive up to $3,500. For more information, please visit http://med.brown.edu/GHI/framework
Framework Faculty Curriculum Development Grant applications are due November 1, 2011.
The Framework in Global Health and the Office of International Affairs will co-sponsor grants to faculty members developing new courses or revising existing ones to include global health content. Past grant recipients have invited guest speakers, added readings, and developed initiatives to bring global health content to the subject matter of a course. The grants are intended to incorporate global health subject matter into seminars and courses that previously had none, as opposed to enhancing seminars and courses that already include global health content.
The grants have a $4,000 maximum and will help cover the cost of students who assist instructors in course revision, travel and related expenses for guest lecturers, as well as other costs entailed with the integration of global health content into these courses. All regular members of the Brown faculty are eligible to apply (see the Handbook of Academic Administration for clarification on Regular and Non-Regular Faculty.) For more information, please visit http://med.brown.edu/GHI/framework
November 2, 2011: Global Health & Medicine Lecture
The GLOBAL HEALTH INITIATIVE and FRAMEWORK IN GLOBAL HEALTH PROGRAM present
“Health Care for the World’s Most Vulnerable Populations: My Experience with Doctors Without Borders”
Marc Levin, MD
Assistant Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Coordinator, Maternity Care, Community Medicine
Beth Israel Residency in Urban Family Practice
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
5 – 6:30 PM
BioMed Center (171 Meeting Street)
Room 291 (Eddy Auditorium)
November 17, 2011: Proposal Deadline for Gates Foundation Grant Opportunity
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for Round 8 of Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative to encourage innovative and unconventional global health and development solutions. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for profit companies.
Grant proposals are being accepted online until November 17, 2011 on the following topics:
* NEW – Protect Crop Plants from Biotic Stresses From Field to Market
* NEW – Design new approaches to optimize immunization systems
* NEW – Explore New Solutions in Global Health Priority Areas
* Explore Nutrition for Healthy Growth of Infants and Children
* Apply Synthetic Biology to Global Health Challenges
Initial grants will be US $100,000 each, and projects showing promise will have the opportunity to receive additional funding of up to US $1 million. Full descriptions of the new topics and application instructions are available at: www.grandchallenges.org/r8_gce
We are looking forward to receiving innovative ideas from around the world and from all disciplines. If you have a great idea, apply. If you know someone else who may have a great idea, please forward this message.
Job Opportunity: Project Muso | Capacity Building Fellow Positions
Each year, Project Muso selects 3-4 exceptional applicants as Capacity Building Fellows, working with our health care delivery, microenterprise, education, and/or community organizing programs in Mali. The yearlong volunteer Capacity Building Fellow positions are high impact roles, focused on capacity building.As we are a small, rapidly growing global health and social justice start-up, each fellow plays an important role in the growth of the organization’s work and has a tangible impact on the tens of thousands of community members we serve. Through our close partnerships with Partners In Health, Tostan, and the Praxis Network,fellows also connect into the broader movement for social justice and global health equity. You can learn more about Project Muso’s work through our website, through our 2010 annual report, and through the PIH website.
Each fellow lives in the communities of Yirimadjo, Mali and works closely with Malian colleagues. The roles include 1) best practices research to inform program design 2) programmatic improvement proposal development 3) fundraising/development specific to programmatic improvements you help envision and plan 4) communications and report creation 5) research, monitoring, and evaluation support. The position requires a commitment to social justice, strong work ethic, skills in writing and best practices research, a yearlong commitment, and the ability to communicate in French. While some fellows come to us with several years of work or research experience and/or an advanced degree, we do accept dynamic and committed applicants just out of college as well.
Applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis, so we recommend submitting your application as early as possible. While To request an application, please email us at email@example.com . Applicants will submit an application form, CV and writing sample.
Job Opportunity: Project Muso | Director Position
Project Muso is currently seeking an exceptional new leader to join our team. To learn more about the position, download the job description here. You can learn more about Project Muso’s work through our 2010 Annual Report, available for download by clicking here. To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Muso Ladamunen (PML) is a rapidly growing non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization that operates in Mali, a West African country currently ranked the 10th poorest in the world. Partnering with the Malian Ministry of Health, Partners In Health, Tostan, the Praxis Network, and others, PML brings together health care delivery, non-formal education, microfinance, and community action to address the root causes of disease. Through action, training, research, and advocacy, PML works with communities in Mali to stop cycles of poverty and disease, and create cycles of health and wellbeing in their place. More information is available at www.projectmuso.org .
Position Description Summary:
The Executive Director plays a critical role guiding and supporting PML’s strategic development. The Executive Director coordinates the efforts of Project Muso’s 82 part time, full time, and volunteer team members, leads and implements Project Muso’s fundraising strategy for growth and scale-up, and cultivates key partnerships. Project Muso is in the midst of piloting its strategy in Yirimadjo, Mali, an area of 56,000 people. With encouraging results from the first years of its pilot, Project Muso is planning toward strategic scale-up and replication in the years to come. As Project Muso’s primary organizational administrator outside of Mali, the ED plays a central role in guiding Project Muso’s growth and development at this critical juncture for the organization and the thousands of community partners it serves.
The ED will split their time between Project Muso’s field site and field office in Mali and Project Muso’s office at Still Harbor in Boston. The full-time position requires a commitment and passion for social justice work. The ideal candidate will be ready to take on new and unexpected challenges while providing consistent, strategic leadership. Demonstrated experience planning and executing successful fundraising efforts is key. We are looking for a team player, creative thinker and self-starter. French is required. Bamanankan language skills are a plus.
To learn more about this position download the complete job description here. To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to email@example.com