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  • Food Sovereignty Tours is a project of Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy in Oakland, CA. Food Sovereignty Tours offers scholarships of $50-$600 to individuals based on need, interest and available funds. Financial assistance is limited; therefore, applications are reviewed and awarded on a first come, first serve basis. In making our decision, we will consider the following factors: 1) Financial need 2) The type of work you plan to do when you return from your trip, and 3) Your level of community involvement and engagement in work related to food sovereignty issues. We strongly encourage young food activists, farmers and people of color to apply. partial scholarships are available click here for more information.

    Deadline: May 1
  • "The American Institute of Indian Studies announces its 2014 fellowship competition, and invites applications from scholars who wish to conduct their research in India. Junior fellowships are awarded to Ph.D.
    candidates to conduct research for their dissertations in India for up to eleven months. Senior fellowships are awarded to scholars who hold the Ph.D. degree for up to nine months of research in India. AIIS welcomes applicants from a wide variety of disciplines. It especially encourages applicants in fields such as Development Studies, Natural Resources Management, Public Health, and Regional Planning. The application deadline is July 1, 2014. Applications can be downloaded from the web site Inquiries should be directed to 773-702-8638 or"

    Deadline: July 1
  • The American Institute of Indian Studies is a cooperative, non-profit organization of seventy-eight American colleges and universities that supports the advancement of knowledge and understanding of India, its people, and culture. AIIS welcomes applicants from a wide variety of disciplines. In addition to applicants in the Humanities and Social Science AIIS encourages applicants in fields such as Development Studies, Natural Resources Management, Public Health, and Regional Planning. Applications to conduct research in India may be made in the following categories:Junior Research Fellowships, Senior Research Fellowships, Senior Scholarly/Professional Development Fellowships,and Senior Performing and Creative Arts Fellowships.  Applications can be downloaded from:

    Deadline: July 1
  • This FOA is issued by the National institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health for R34 applications, and provides resources to support (a) pilot or feasibility studies of new or adapted interventions to prevent HIV infection among populations where substance use may be a contributing factor; (b) pilot or feasibility studies of new or adapted interventions to improve the care of HIV infection among populations where substance use is prevalent, including interventions that integrate treatment for substance use disorders and HIV infection; or (c)  pilot or feasibility studies to increase the scale, uptake, delivery, and/or quality of HIV prevention or care interventions with established evidence of efficacy. Both primary and secondary prevention will be supported. The full range of substance use will be considered including problematic episodic use and substance use disorders, as well as a full range of substances and modes of administration. The most important consideration is that substance use may affect transmission directly as in the case of injection drug use or may affect transmission risk behavior. Domestic and overseas populations will be considered, with particular attention to populations with disproportionate burden of HIV infection and those where HIV infection and/or drug use are emergent.  

    Deadline: May 8

New Courses

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  • Global WACh clinicians and bioengineers identifying solutions to the health challenges of women, children and adolescents worldwide
    This interdisciplinary seminar series is open to the public and encourages dynamic discussion to foster collaboration and creative solutions.

    Course credit available for undergraduate (GH 490A, 1 credit) and graduate students (GH 590C, 1 or 2 credits).

    Winter Quarter 2014, Wednesdays 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Topics include:

    • From bench to bedside: Opportunities and challenges in translating research into practice
    • Challenges and opportunities to improve health of women, children & adolescents
    • Rapid inexpensive point-of-care assays to detect HIV-drug resistance
    • Opportunities for innovations to improve childbirth outcomes
    • Novel approaches to deliver medications to children
    • Innovative technologies to address vitamin and mineral deficiencies
    • Diagnostics for neonatal sepsis
    • New contraceptive strategies
    • Exposition of emerging diagnostic technologies
  • This Summer 2014 course offers a unique, multidisciplinary graduate-level study opportunity in Cambodia. Focusing on health and human rights of children, particularly those who have a disability, the course provides a classroom experience and an applied, skills-building practicum that explores the theoretical underpinnings and the practical applications of the rights of the child in the context of Cambodia's health system. Child rights are studied from legal and health services perspectives, combining methodologies of research and analysis required for quality field work.
    The six-week course is approved for a total of 10 credits. Five of the credits are received through the practicum experience. The practicum experience will enable the student to work with NGOs and other health and legal professionals in the investigation and analysis of a faculty-guided and approved practicum project.
    The course is open to graduate and professional students from other universities. IPE Website; Program Brochure.  For questions, contact Beth Rivin:, or Course TA, Ashley Paintner:

  • GH 500 / EPI 592 has an exciting lineup of speakers and topics for the Winter 2014 quarter around the theme of "Multidisciplinary Approaches to Global Health Programming: Successes and Challenges." Students must register for course credit, but all all SPH students are invited to attend sessions even if they are not registered. Initial Winter Quarter lineup listed below. For updates, please refer to course website at

    Jan 10 -- Introduction to WIN GH Seminar, mHealth

    Jan 17 -- Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

    Jan 24 -- Food and Water Security in a Changing Climate: Case Study of Eliseo Collazo, Peru

    Jan 31 -- How do we Frame War as a Public Health Problem?: Iraq Case Study

    Feb 7 -- Non-Disciplinary Approaches to Population Health: Case Study - Bolivia

    Feb 14 -- Global Mental Health and Women

    Feb 21 -- GMO

    Feb 28 -- Non-communicable diseases: responding to an emerging pandemic in the post-MDG era

    Mar 7 -- Health Care Delivery Challenges in Yemen and Syria

    Mar 14 -- Economic influences of trade policies on health / Quarter wrap-up

  • This course is designed for a broad range of students from all schools and departments who have an interest in global reproductive health. This landscape course is designed to give students an overview of global reproductive health and encourage interdisciplinary learning. It will focus on family planning and population policy, including male and female contraception, abortion policies, human rights, HIV/STIs, access to services, and cost-effectiveness of contraception. It will emphasize current issues, challenges, and strategies to improve reproductive health, with a focus on resource-limited settings. 

    Instructors: Dr. Alison Drake, Dr. Sarah Prager, and Dr. Jennifer Unger
    3 credits (credit/no credit grading)
    Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Health Sciences Building - Room K069

    This course is sponsored by the University of Washington Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents, and Children (Global WACh).