Multidisciplinary International Research Training (MIRT) Program is a national program designed to encourage students from underrepresented groups to pursue careers in biomedical and behavioral science research careers. The program provides support for undergraduate and graduate students to do research work overseas. MIRT is funded by The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) of the National Institutes of Health. The Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health MIRT Program (formerly the University of Washington MIRT Program) builds on established linkages with academic institutions throughout the developing world, including in Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Thailand, Republic of Georgia, Peru, Mexico, Ecuador, Chile and Australia. Students spend 8-12 weeks (beginning mid-June) at the foreign research sites.
The NIMHD is no longer funding the MIRT Program. Please visit the following websites for other opportunities at the Harvard Chan School.