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IWRI

INSPIRE

INSPIRE: An Indigenous Substance abuse and addictions Prevention Interdisciplinary Research Education program

The Indigenous Wellness Research Institute is proud to host INSPIRE, a new training program aimed at encouraging American Indian/Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander to pursue careers in substance abuse and addictions related health disparities research.

INSPIRE is 24-month-long training program that features individualized mentorship, research and writing retreats, grant development workshops, and seed funding to conduct pilot studies, and travel to attend conferences and meet with mentors and mentorship teams ($22,000 for postdoctoral/early career scientists and $10,800 for doctoral students).

The INSPIRE training program offers a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary training in Indigenous health and health disparities research, with access to scientific mentors across fields. IWRI itself is led by a multidisciplinary, highly successful and productive, and tribally connected group of primarily AIAN and research scholars with the ability to draw on a network of more than 75 local, national and international mentors.

Applications for INSPIRE will open in October 2020, with a closing deadline of November 30, 2020.