ICHAD and SMART Africa Team Members and Global Fellows at the Equator in Uganda

Project Overview

The Researcher Resilience Training (RRT) program is an NIMH-funded program designed to provide advanced doctoral students and early career investigators of African descent interested in child and adolescent behavioral health, with the necessary research skills to address the significant challenges that exist within resource-poor settings. RRT fellows will receive didactic instruction, mentoring, “hands-on” immersion in child-focused studies, individualized consultation, goal setting, monitoring and ongoing support resources across time.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Advanced doctoral students/early career investigators working with a mentor on a current study
  • Interest in child-focused behavioral health
  • Priority given to those of African descent and other underrepresented minorities
  • Currently at U.S.-based organization

Fellow Benefits

  • Travel costs
  • Structured coursework
  • Hands-on research experience
  • Mentoring networks

Program Dates: 2018-2023
2020 Cohort: TBD