Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma Scholarships 928 views

Type of Funding

Partially funded




The Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma (HPRT) is offering scholarships to nationals of low-income and lower middle-income countries to attend The Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recovery Certificate Program 2018-2019, which comprises on-site learning at Orvieto, Italy, from 4 to 16 November 2018, and web-based learning from November 2018 to May 2019.

The Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recovery Certificate Program provides training for health care practitioners, humanitarian relief workers and policy planners addressing the health and mental health sequelae of trauma. Upon completion of the certificate program, participants will be able to:

  • Integrate science and culture based evidence in all 8 dimensions of the Global Mental Health Action Plan in policy planning, clinical care, humanitarian, and human rights activities;
  • Utilize effective evaluation in the work environment;
  • Develop clinical competence in the care of highly traumatized patients; and
  • Cultivate leadership skills to foster professional development and ethics in working with community development programs, clinical care and research.


Limited scholarships are available, covering up to the full tuition fee, which is US$4,800. Certificates of completion will be awarded by HPRT and the Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education.


Applicants for the scholarships must be citizens of low-income and lower middle-income countries (see the Official Website for eligible countries). They must also be residing in those countries. Applicants should be health care workers including doctors, nurses, psychologists, social workers and other public health professionals; policy planners, lawyers, human rights advocates, humanitarian aid workers, educators, and journalists working with populations that are survivors of violence or disaster.

They need to have a graduate level degree (i.e. Master’s or Doctoral degrees), with experience in the field of health and mental health and other related fields. They should have an interest and career aspirations in caring for traumatized populations. They need to have the motivation to be involved in and committed to a Community of Practice. Access to a computer and internet is required, as is proficiency in English.

Applicants for the certificate program have to state how their experiences (education, work, etc.) have prepared them for the program; their objectives in taking this program; their professional goals and interests; and the reason they think there is a good fit between their objectives and the program.


Applications are to be done via email, mail, or fax by 1 July 2018.

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