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Johns Hopkins Offers Interdisciplinary Fellowships in Violence Research


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Posted: 5/1/2001

The Johns Hopkins University Schools of Nursing, Public Health, and Medicine are pleased to announce a fellows program for students interested in the causes, effects and prevention of violence.
The fellowships are part of a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH). The goal of the program is to train nursing, public health and medical scholars to address the prevention and identification of violence and its physical and mental health effects.

The fellows will be educated in:

  • family and community violence

  • social, ethnic and cultural influences on acts of violence and outcomes

  • ethical issues in the conduct of violence related research

  • culturally appropriate interventions and evaluations

  • multiple approaches to violence related research

  • the research base for policy and advocacy initiatives

  • application for external funding for violence related research.

The fellowships include clinical and research experiences in violence, including the option of an international focus. The grant subsidizes two predoctoral fellowships in Nursing and two in Public Health each year as well as a post doctoral fellowship in the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing, and the Bloomberg School of Public Health. The predoctoral fellowships include full tuition plus a stipend of $14,700 for the academic year. (Students can work elsewhere during the summer and/or apply for a Teaching Assistantship or Research Assistantship at JHU). 

The fellowships are for full time study during the academic year and include working as a Research Assistant approximately 20 hours per week on a violence related research project. A violence research seminar is jointly taught by the entire interdisciplinary faculty (Schools of Medicine, SHPH & Nursing). Application for predoctoral students is through the School of Nursing for Nursing students, and the Bloomberg School of Public Health for Public Health students (with a cover letter indicating you are interested in the Violence predoctoral fellowship). The goal statement for the application should include the student‘s focus area of violence related research.