EcoHealth Alliance is an international nonprofit dedicated to a ‘One Health’ approach to protecting the health of people, animals and the environment from emerging infectious diseases. The organization formed with the merger of two highly respected organizations, Wildlife Trust and the Consortium for Conservation Medicine. The urgent concern for wildlife conservation and the overall health of our planet has led EcoHealth Alliance to become an environmental science and public health leader working to prevent pandemics in global hotspot regions across the globe and to promote conservation. EcoHealthNet is an undergraduate and graduate-level global research coordination network, funded by the National Science Foundation, to bring together world-class research scientists from medical, ecology, veterinary, epidemiology, virology, anthropology, climate science, data science, and economics fields that will advance One Health research and education. EcoHealthNet is designed to inspire broad, collaborative One Health research and create lasting connectivity among scientists from different disciplines as they advance in their careers.
Advancements will take place through three activities:
- Creation of a peer network of undergraduate and graduate STEM students from various disciplines via one-week. Participation in workshops that teach applied skills and provide in-person contact time with scientists actively conducting research related to anthropogenic environmental change, economics, and emerging diseases, which will also be delivered live as an interactive webinar to university students globally;
- Developing the next generation of One Health practitioners through mentored research projects that reflect One Health principles;
- Linking participants to professional science and policy associations
- Undergraduate and graduate students in medical, ecology, veterinary, epidemiology, virology, anthropology, climate science, data science, and economics fields
- Applicants are required to submit a letter of interest, a CV, and an academic letter of recommendation.
- Recommendation letters must come from an academic reference in your current program.
The application deadline is on February 19, 2021.