The Joan Andrea Kleinman Travel and Language Grant

Department of Global Health and Social Medicine
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The Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School invites MD and MD-PhD students of Harvard Medical School and students of Harvard College to apply for the Joan Andrea Kleinman Travel and Language Grant.

This award is made in memory of Joan A. Kleinman, a scholar of Chinese language and literature and co-author with Dr. Arthur Kleinman on scholarship in medical anthropology. Joan Andrea Kleinman was committed to language as the basis for cultural and international studies, and developed Chinese fluency only after her initial graduate studies in French. The goal of this grant is to promote language acquisition for use in the service of global health research. The language acquisition aspect of the summer research project may involve formal coursework or informal tutoring.

One or two annual awards will be made to support summer field research and language learning outside of the United States in East Asia: China (including Hong Kong), Taiwan, Korea, and Japan. This grant supports research on the broadest aspects of health, illness and social suffering. The maximum award will be $5,000.

Applications will be accepted until February 5, 2019.

Apply via CARAT at https://apps2.registrar.fas.harvard.edu/carat/

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Please contact Linda Thomas with any questions at lindasthomas@fas.harvard.edu

Application Deadline

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

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