2017 Application

Welcome
Thank you for your interest in the Airborne Infection Control Course:   Building Design and Engineering Approaches to Airborne Infection Control.  The course will be held July 31 - August 11, 2017 at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts.  It is administered through the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Division of Global Health Equity.
 
Please respond fully to the following questions so we understand your current professional role, background training, interest in the program, and ability to impact building design, renovation, and engineering in your community. Should you be accepted to the program, you will be provided with detailed information on obtaining necessary visas and submitting payment for course-related tuition and fees.
 
The course description and details can be found at http://tbtransmission.bwh.harvard.edu/capacity-building/airborne-infection-control-course/.  If you have any questions concerning the course or this application process, please feel free to contact Barbara Foot, Project Manager, BWH/Division of Global Health Equity, at bfoot@bwh.harvard.edu.
 
Please note the early deadline for completed applications is April 28, 2017.  

* 1. Please provide the following information:

* 2. Are you a U.S. Citizen?

* 3. If not a U.S. Citizen, do you have a visa to travel to the U.S.?

* 4. How did you find out about this course?

* 5. If a past student or friend of the course, please provide their name so we can thank them.

* 6. Do you require any special accommodations for cultural, mobility, or other reasons?  (For planning purposes only - we have typically been able to arrange for student's specific needs).

Professional and Educational Background

This next section focuses on your professional experience and educational background.  Please also email a copy of your resume/CV to bfoot@bwh.harvard.edu.  Please include "AIC Course 2017" in the subject line.

* 7. In what area is your formal training?

* 8. In what field are you currently employed?

* 9. Please provide an overview of your current work position.

* 10.  Please provide any additional work experience that is relevant to your participation in the course.

* 11. Please describe a relevant project from your experience:

* 12. Please provide an overview of your educational background, including degree obtained, university, and date completed.

Impact
The goal of this course is to build global technical capacity in the areas of architecture, engineering and health care as they relate to designing, renovating, and engineering buildings to reduce airborne transmission of infections.  In addition, the course aims to increase the understanding of administrators and clinicians who employ designers and engineers.  

* 13. Please describe in detail how you will be able to put the tools taught in this course to use in your current professional capacity and how you can influence others in your community to do the same.

* 14. Describe how you believe this course will benefit your work, your institution, and/or your community/country if accepted:

* 15. Is there anything else you would like us to know about your experience and/or interest in this course?

Tuition and Fees
Tuition costs depend each year on available funding.  For 2017, tuition and fees total US$2000:  Tuition and related materials and activities are US$1000; lodging, weekday breakfasts, lunches and several dinners total US$1000.  In addition, participants are responsible for all travel, visa, and non-covered meal expenses.  Limited scholarship funds are available towards tuition costs.  All applicants are encouraged to explore funding opportunities through their place of employment, their local USAID, CDC, PEPFAR, WHO, and GFATM missions. More information on this will be included with letters of acceptance.

* 16. Do you have organizational support to cover tuition, fees and transportation?

* 17. Do you need tuition assistance to attend this program?

Thank you!
We look forward to reviewing your application and will be in touch shortly.  Again, if you have any questions concerning the course or this application process, please feel free to contact Barbara Foot, Project Manager, BWH/Division of Global Health Equity, at bfoot@bwh.harvard.edu.
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