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) will provide 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.