Maternal Health Literacy (MHL) Research Awards, 2017


International Research Funding is available for Early-Career Faculty and graduate students interested in Maternal Health Literacy. Four awards will be made – one each to a junior faculty member or student from each country/continent.

The goal is to allow young scholars to advance their knowledge base within the field of maternal health literacy, establish new contacts and mentors, and/or enhance their graduate work through the experience gained in other research cultures.

Course Level: Awards are available for pursuing research programme.

Study Subject: Awards are available in the area of maternal health literacy (MHL).

Scholarship Award: Support will be provided as direct purchasing of airfare, accommodations, conference registration, or approved research expenses. They anticipate each award to be approximately £1,000 (~ $1,290.00 USD).

Number of Scholarships: Four awards will be made – one each to a junior faculty member or student from each country/continent.

Scholarship can be taken in Ghana, UK, Australia and USA

Eligibility: These small grants are intended to defray research costs or provide seed money to encourage personal and academic development of early career researchers and to equip them with the skills needed for future success.

Nationality: Students from Ghana, UK, Australia and USA are eligible to apply.

How to Apply: Interested individuals should submit materials to their university’s Developmental Liaison.
University of Ghana – Dr. Amos Laar
University of Sheffield – Dr. Julie Balan] /Dr. Robert Akparibo
University of Sydney – Ms. Danielle Muscat
University of Massachusetts/University of Washington – Dr. Elena Carbone

Submission Materials:

  • 1-page statement describing how the award will be used and proposed outcomes (e.g., peer-reviewed commentary or short review, supplement to existing MHL research, conference attendance)
  • Current CV
  • Unofficial transcript (students only)

Application Deadline: The application deadline is June 15, 2017.

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