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Program Description

GEH LAB offers a unique research and capacity-building program for graduate students and professionals. There are 3 phases to the program:

1. Preparation (e.g. research development, pre-departure training, logistics and travel planning); 
2. Field Training, 3 weeks in Myanmar (e.g. engaging with local professors, teaching, research); 
3. Dissemination (e.g. presentation and publication).

We Invest in YOU!

This program is designed to not only build capacity for our local partners at universities in Myanmar, but to build the capacity of all participants.  If you participate fully in the research and writing activities of this program, GEH LAB can help you submit your work for presentation and publication, and build your CV. The program encompasses much more than the weeks we spend in the field as the projects and collaborations are ongoing.  Although it is not required, all of our past participants have worked with GEH LAB for at least 6 months.

Academic credit is available through Northern Illinois University (optional) (tuition fees apply).

Program Fee: $2900.00 USD  (fundraising tools and options available)

Fee Includes: All accommodation in Myanmar for up to 3 weeks (single occupancy, western standards), ground transportation in Myanmar, ~ 1/3 of meals, liability insurance, all research training, workshops, seminars and educational materials in Myanmar, access to international and local experts, participation in scientific research projects and co-authorship on abstracts, papers and publications in accordance with level of contribution
Does not include:  Airfare, medical insurance, emergency evacuation insurance, academic credit (available for eligible participants for a fee), entrance fees or travel costs for cultural excursions.

Hear from GEH LAB past participants! (2011) (2012) (2013) (2016) (2016)

Hear from some of the undergraduate students that participated in GEH LAB's survey methods training and assisted in administering the 2016 epidemiological survey in Myanmar!


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