Global Research in Malawi & Zambia, Summer 2014

Global Research in Malawi and Zambia, Summer, 2014


For the past 10+ years, the UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases has sponsored firstyear

UNC medical students to conduct summer research at the UNC Project in Lilongwe, Malawi or the

Center for Infectious Diseases Research, Zambia (CIDRZ) in Lusaka. If chosen, UNC faculty will sponsor

and mentor students to apply for scholarships and grants, however students must procure their own



This year we will select 2 4 students who will work with mentors on a variety of possible research


The UNC Project, Malawi website is:

The Zambia CIDRZ website is:


Eligibility: Firstyear medical students who are available for eight weeks during the summer, 2014. We

are looking for students with either a demonstrated or strong career interest in (global) research.

Student must procure their own funds. Total costs: $4,500 $5,000.

Application Deadline: Applications are due by November 15, 2013

Select students will be granted a series of interviews with final decisions made prior to December 20, 2013.


Application Requirements

1. Current CV

2. Onepage description of why you want to conduct research in Malawi and/or Zambia, including your shortand longterm career goals

Electronic applications must be sent to:

Irving Hoffman (

For more information, contact other medical students who have previously worked in Malawi or

Zambia. A list of students can be found here:

More information on funding can be found here: