Carolan Rwanda Research Fellowship 2021-2022
We are very pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted by the Brown Division of Global Emergency Medicine for the 2021-2022 Tina and Richard V. Carolan Rwanda Research Fellowship. This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated, adaptable individual with basic research and computer experience, exceptional initiative and interpersonal skills, and with an interest in global health and social justice, to help build emergency care research capacity at the University Teaching Hospital of Kigali in Rwanda.
This is a full-time 10-12 month (summer 2021-spring/summer 2022, flexible start date) position based in Kigali, Rwanda. Travel, visa, health insurance and living expenses are covered by the fellowship.This is the fifth year of this highly successful fellowship program. Past fellows have generally been medical students taking a gap year between 3rd and 4th year although this opportunity is open to public health and graduate students.
Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, safety during the fellowship year is of utmost importance. We will work closely with the selected fellow to ensure safe travel plans and to obtain all required visas and documentation needed. Currently, entry into Rwanda is permitted pending negative COVID-19 test before and after arrival to the country.
Applications were due on February 19, 2021 and are now closed. We are in the process of reviewing applications and will notify applicants of decision by March 15, 2021.
Download the application brochure here.
To apply, please send the following application materials to Ms. Suraya Ortiz [email protected]
- Cover letter detailing your motivation and relevant experience
- 2 letters of support (ideally one from supervisor during global health work)
- List of relevant coursework completed
For any questions about the fellowship opportunity, please contact the Global Emergency Medicine Research Coordinator Dr. Stephanie Garbern at [email protected].
Applications are now closed for the 2020-2021 internship year. Please check back on the website in August 2021 for applications for the 2021-2022 cycle.
The Global Emergency Medicine Division welcomes inquiries for those external to the division to assist with ongoing and new projects. Undergraduate and graduate students from within and outside of Brown University often undertake positions as interns to work on research projects. The division seeks interns with a passion for and an interest in a long-term career in global health.
Prior developed skills including experience conducting literature reviews, experience writing research papers or grant applications, knowledge of statistical or data management programs, and fluency in foreign languages is favorable among intern applicants. The average time commitment for an intern is 5-15 hours per month over the course of 9-12 months. Larger time commitments for more involved project duties can be arranged and will vary with the specifics of the project. In general, interns are unpaid volunteers, though occasionally there are opportunities for small stipends through Brown University or other sources. Also, the positions do not generally involve work abroad, except in rare cases in which interns have demonstrated a sustained commitment to a division project. Most interns will be able to gain authorship on at least one abstract or publication, and sometimes more, during their time volunteering as a division intern.
** Stay posted for upcoming opportunities in the division **
For inquiries regarding division research projects please contact the division Research Coordinator Dr. Stephanie Garbern at [email protected].