CHILD-GRF Virtual Information Sessions

If you are an early career researcher (PhD student or faculty) in Uganda interested in gaining hands-on experience in child and adolescent HIV/AIDS and mental health research, we welcome you to attend one of the following sessions:

Info Session 1: Recorded Thursday, October 14

Info Session 2: Wednesday, November 10, 5:00 pm Uganda Time

Info Session 3: Thursday, December 2, 5:00 pm Uganda Time

This session has been cancelled. Please view the above Info Session I and the below Joint Info session recordings.


Interested in learning about other opportunities in Social Work, Public Health, Social Policy and research at Washington University in St. Louis?

Joint Info Session–Public Health, Social Work, and Social Policy Education and Research Training at WashU: Recorded Wednesday, October 20

Program representatives from the Brown School, the McDonnell International Scholars Academy, and CHILD-GRF provided information about master’s degree & PhD programs, postdoctoral training programs, and funding opportunities.


CHILD Global Research Fellowship

Child Mental Health in HIV-impacted Low-Resource Settings in Developing Countries: Global Research Fellowship

The CHILD Global Research Fellowship (CHILD-GRF)  provides state-of-the-art methods training, mentoring, and “hands-on” research experience to a total of 18 promising early career researchers from Ugandan institutions committed to research careers focused on addressing HIV prevention and the serious burden of child and adolescent mental health (CAMH) in the context of HIV/AIDS. The overall expectation is to increase, strengthen, and sustain the capacity of research institutions in Uganda, a sub-Saharan African (SSA) country heavily affected by HIV/ AIDS. Over the course of the three-year program, fellows will have access to:

  • Multi-disciplinary training in research methods, implementation science and identification and treatment of CAMH in HIV-impacted low-resource settings
  • An intensive mentorship program and training infrastructure that fosters long-term research collaboration with senior researchers and mentors from the global north and the global south
  • Hands-on learning opportunities through activities between summers, including site visits to NIH funded research projects and centers focused on HIV prevention and mental health interventions in communities heavily impacted by HIV/AIDS
  • Funding for pilot studies
  • Technical support and peer review for pilot studies, manuscript preparations, and grant applications for larger studies.