Scholarship for International Scholars to Attend Duke University's Spirituality & Health Research Workshop

Thanks to support from the John Templeton Foundation, Duke University's Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health is offering eleven $3,600 scholarships to attend the university's 5-day workshop on conducting research related to religion, spirituality, and health. The workshop will be held on August 10-14, 2020. This incredible opportunity involves full scholarships that will cover the $1200 tuition, up to $1500 airfare for international travel, up to $500 for hotel accommodations, and up to $400 for meals and local transportation to the workshop.  The scholarships are available only to academic faculty and graduate students living in third-world underdeveloped countries in Africa, Central and South America (including Mexico), Eastern Europe and North Asia (Russia and China), and portions of the Middle East, Central and East Asia. The scholarships will be competitive and awarded only to talented well-positioned faculty and graduate students with the potential to conduct research on religion, spirituality, and health, and serve as research leaders in their part of the world. If you want to know more about this program, contact Harold.Koenig@duke.edu or go to our website for a full description of the workshop: https://spiritualityandhealth.duke.edu/index.php/5-day-summer-research-course.

It is essential that applicants apply early (now) and obtain their visas as soon as possible, since given new restrictions on United States visas, it may take up to 6-8 months to obtain a visa to enter the U.S.

This workshop has been previously approved for 32.5 continuing medical education credits from Duke School of Medicine, and while it currently provides no CME or CEU, many attendees have gotten their certifying bodies to approve the course for CME/CEU based on the course syllabus and prior approval.  The Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) has previously indicated that this educational event provides 30.5 hours of continuing education that can be applied to the educational hours required by the Board of Chaplaincy Certification, Inc.