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Caribbean Research Ethics Education Initiative (CREEii)Call for Applications 2021

January 25, 2021

The Caribbean Research Ethics Education Initiative (CREEii) invites applications to its Masters Degree Program in Bioethics and Research Ethics

Call for Applications 2021

Funded by the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health (Award # R25TW009731) CREEii invites applications for full scholarships to its Masters Degree Program in Bioethics and Research Ethics (MScB). The deadline to apply is Wednesday, 24 February 2021 (classes begin in May 2021).

The CREEii scholarship is available to citizens and residents of English and Spanish speaking countries that are listed by the World Bank as low through upper middle income, and who have attained at least a bachelor’s degree or equivalent. It is exclusive to our 2-year program delivered primarily online and asynchronously supplemented by intermittent synchronous sessions. It includes travel expenses to attend 2 intensive onsite courses of several days duration at partner institutions: the Autonomous University of Queretaro (Mexico) and St. George’s University (Grenada). An additional partner is the Bioethics Program at Clarkson University (USA) which awards the MScB degree to those who successfully complete the program. A commitment of 10-12 hours weekly across 2 years with short breaks for major holidays is required of those enrolled.

Eligible countries defined by World Bank data
Belize, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St Lucia, St Vincent, Surinam, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, México and Nicaragua

The CREEii program is interdisciplinary and designed for those involved in health-related professions not limited to medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, information technology, academia, law, social sciences, psychology, the arts, and others. The curriculum emphasizes research and publication in bioethics in order to generate more regional bioethics and research ethics scholarship. The master’s thesis is central and is designed to foster research and writing skills through critical thinking about the design, conduct, analysis, and attempt to publish their research in a mainstream peer-reviewed journal. The MScB research encourages normative and analytical methods and the use of secondary data.

CREEii is regionally relevant and facilitates multicultural and multinational partnerships through bilingual translation and interpretation between Spanish and English. The program equips fellows to function as researchers, educators, policy advocates, and academics and includes a 10-week course in the responsible conduct of research (RCR). Applicants who are bilingual and positioned to integrate MScB education into their career, institution, or country will be prioritized.

How to Apply
To apply, submit the completed Application Form (Application Form English CREEi 2021) and an unofficial copy (screenshot acceptable) of your most recent transcript with your application by email (addresses indicated on the Application Form) by Wednesday, 24 February 2021. Those accepted to the program are required to submit an official copy of their most recent transcript upon acceptance. Additionally, applicants must request 3 letters of support including 1 from the home institution or employer on their official email address or official institutional letterhead.

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Source: The Caribbean Research Ethics Education Initiative (CREEii)