The purpose of the HBIC award is to facilitate a mentorship collaboration with an international laboratory or research group under the guidance of an identified international mentor. In 2023, six (6) awards will be competitively granted; each award is sponsored by one of the sponsoring organizations (ISBM, SfHP, APS, SBM, DGVM, or IBTN). Proposed mentorship collaborations must be based on aims to pursue a specific research project or a specific program development project in the areas of health research, clinical behavioral health, behavioral medicine, or health promotion. The research or program development project must be feasible within one year.
Please note that for the 2023 competition, HBIC Award funding can once again be used for international travel.
- Applicants can be trainees (graduate, professional students – e.g., residents) and early career professionals (e.g., fellows, faculty) within 5 years of completing their terminal degree.
- There are no restrictions as to the applicant’s age. Please see FAQ section for details about accounting for career interruptions in calculating eligible years.
- Applicants from the following countries listed by the World Bank are given special consideration.
- Applicants are eligible for the award sponsored by organizations of which they are members.
- View the list of the member societies of ISBM. Applicants from developing countries in which there are no currently active behavioral medicine organizations are automatically considered for the ISBM-sponsored award.
- IBTN membership is free. If an applicant is a member of multiple sponsoring organizations, they will be considered for the award sponsored by each organization. Please note, the applicant may only receive a single award.
- International mentors must be members of one of the sponsoring organizations at the time of application.
- There is no country restriction to apply for funding from the ISBM, APS, SBM, DGVM or IBTN. If you are applying for funding from the Society for Health Psychology, you must be currently based in the USA.
- The international mentor must not have served as a mentor for a Health and Behavior International Collaborative Award within the last two years.
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The deadline to apply for the 2023 competition is March 10, 2023.