2014 Travel Scholarship
SMDM’s International Travel Scholarship Program enhances professional capacity for researchers, educators, and policy makers in middle and low income countries. Since 2010, SMDM has provided scholarships for 35 individuals from these countries to attend the SMDM Annual North American Meeting or the SMDM Biennial European Conference. Awardees also meet one-on-one with a pre-assigned SMDM mentor who has global health research experience relevant to their areas of interest such as economic evaluation, comparative effectiveness, health technology assessment, clinical epidemiology, patient preferences, and decision psychology.
A limited amount of funds are available to support travel scholarships for the 36th Annual Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making in Miami, Florida, October 18 - 22, 2014.
Please submit the following by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, June 27, 2014
Completed application form
Letter of support from an institutional sponsor
A brief Curriculum Vitae
Scholarships will include:
2014 Annual North American Meeting registration fees including general session registration, attendance at the social event, and registration for one full-day or two half-day short courses (total value $575 USD)
A 3-year non-high income membership in the Society (valued at $225 USD), including online access to Medical Decision Making, the official journal of SMDM
Depending on funds availability, a travel support subsidy for hotel accommodation only. Due to funding limitations, SMDM is not able to support transportation costs and meal allowances for this meeting.
Eligibility- applicants must meet at least one of the following:
An applicant is currently working for or has an affiliation with an institution such as a government body (ministry, department, agency, or research institute), university, or medical center located in a middle-income or low-income country that is engaged in research or policy making related to the field of medical decision making, and provides a letter of support from this institution.
An applicant is conducting research related to the field of medical decision making in middle-income or low-income countries in collaboration with an institution located elsewhere and provides a letter of support from this institution.
After the meeting, travel scholarship awardees continue contributing to SMDM’s global health agenda through SMDM’s online community SMDM Connect and electronic newsletter. SMDM provides an opportunity for new research and policy collaborations. For example, travel scholarship awardees from Latin America who met at the 2010 North American Annual Meeting (Ulises Garay, IECS, Agentina; Patricia Granja, Public Health Institute, Ecuador) went on to collaborate with a North American research mentor (Dr. Leslie Wilson, University of California San Francisco) to successfully apply for a University of California Pacific Rim Research Program grant to examine the affordability of essential medicines in Pacific Latin American countries during economic crises.
MDM offers rigorous and systematic approaches to decision making that are designed to improve the health and clinical care of individuals and to assist with health policy development.