The Caribbean Research Ethics Education initiative (CREEi) NIH Fogarty International Center Award
# R25TW009731 (2019-2024)
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CREEii invites applications to its tuition-free Masters Degree Program in Bioethics and Research Ethics (MScB). The deadline to apply is Wednesday February 23, 2022 (classes begin in May 2022). The program equips fellows to function as researchers, educators, policy advocates, and REC members and leaders ( https://creeii.org/).
Focused on research ethics in the Caribbean basin, those eligible* to apply have (at minimum) a bachelor’s degree or equivalent and are from English and Spanish speaking countries categorized by the World Bank as low through upper-middle income. Desirable but not required are experience or documented interest in research ethics and bilingual in English and Spanish.
The entire curriculum is delivered simultaneously in those languages with translations and interpretations. CREEii aims to nurture and sustain a bilingual, multicultural, and multinational research ethics network of alumni and other stakeholders across the Caribbean basin.
CREEii covers the cost of tuition and fees for its 2-year program delivered asynchronously online and supplemented by intermittent synchronous sessions. Pandemic permitting, it also covers travel and accommodation costs to attend 1 or more intensive onsite courses (roughly 4 days each) at the Autonomous University of Queretaro (Mexico) or St. George’s University (Grenada). CREEii supports the partnership between these institutions and the Bioethics Program at Clarkson University (USA) which awards the MScB degree.
Completing the program requires a time commitment of 10-12 hours weekly over 2 years (with short breaks for major holidays) and adherence to all of Clarkson University’s academic standards and procedures. In addition to didactic courses fellows are required to design, conduct, write up, and orally defend a normative bioethics research project.
*Countries eligible by World Bank classifications: Belize, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St Lucia, St Vincent, Surinam, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, México, & Nicaragua.
CREEii provides education and mentoring to foster writing and critical thinking skills that fellows use to design, conduct, and write up their normative bioethics research study. Their research must meet Clarkson University’s academic requirements including a plan to adapt and submit it for publication in a peer reviewed journal. CREEii fellows are typically health professionals (medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, nursing, dentistry, etc) but those from other professions (information technology, law, social or environmental sciences, psychology, the arts, and others) with an interest in research ethics are also encouraged to apply. CREEii’s curriculum aims to provide knowledge and skills with which its graduates will work to strengthen regional standards for research ethics and advance regional scholarship in bioethics and research ethics.
How to Apply
To apply, email the completed a) Application Form (attached) and b) an unofficial copy of your most recent transcript (screenshot is acceptable) to the email addresses are indicated on the Application Form. Applicants must also c) request 3 letters of support including 1 from their current institution or employer. These letters must be emailed using the referee’s official institutional letterhead or email address. To be considered, applications and letters must be received by Wednesday February 23, 2022. Note: those accepted to the program are required to submit an official copy of their most recent transcript by Wednesday March 30, 2022.
|Email a) completed application form, b) copy of|
most recent transcript, and c) 3 letters of support
on senders institutional letterhead/email
|Wednesday February 23, 2022|
|Applicants notified of decision||Wednesday March 9, 2022|
|Applicants must reply to confirm enrollment||Monday March 14, 2022|
|Fellows must request official transcript to CREEii||Wednesday March 16, 2022|
|Fellows must respond promptly to each email|
request from Clarkson University regarding
|March 16 through April 20 (required for|
enrollment and access to the online learning
|Fellows must request official leave from employer|
to attend the intensive Proseminar course which
requires full time attendance for 1 week (whether
onsite, online, or both)
|Course dates will be confirmed by March 30|
|Orientation and classes begin (BIE 500 intensive|
proseminar followed by BIE 550 10-week online
responsible conduct of research)
|Early or mid May 2022 (dates to be confirmed)|
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