American Public Health Association Offers Behavioral Hygiene Promotion Research Grants to Young Faculty and Students

Deadline: October 1, 2006

The International Health Section of the American Public Health Association (, in collaboration with Colgate Palmolive (, has announced the second annual round of a small grants program to support young faculty and students in schools of public health to carry out community-based field research in behavioral hygiene.

These competitive grants will be awarded for community-based research projects investigating the role of hygiene (especially handwashing with soap) in personal and community health and infection control, including investigations about the knowledge of proper hygiene habits, hygiene motivation, and behavior change. The research should focus on mothers, families, and children in resource-poor settings.

Three awards of approximately $10,000 each will be made, on the basis of merit, but with preference being given to projects in one of the following countries: Puerto Rico, Mexico, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Thailand, Malaysia, South Africa, Senegal, Kenya, Mozambique, or the United States (with migrant or immigrant populations). Awards are to be made through schools of public health based in the United States or in another country as long as the field
research is carried out in one of the above countries.

Visit the APHA International Health Section Web site for additional information.

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