At the IMR, we have a comprehensive training program for staff so that all can benefit from learning the latest techniques and research methods. Our graduate and post-graduate development programs include support for Honours, Masters and Doctoral students in PNG and abroad.
Technical and other non-research staff are provided with opportunities to enhance their skills and gain new ones in areas relevant to their work. We identify priority areas for training and secure scholarships and sponsors through established avenues such as AusAID, NZAID and the Asian Development Bank, and the institutions we work with.
In 2013, the PNG Institute of Medical Research (PNGIMR) in collaboration with Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Ohio, USA and the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) signed a Memorandum of Agreement in Cleveland to train and build capacity of Papua New Guineans in health research.
The MoA paved way for the establishment of the Global Infectious Disease Research Training Program which will run for three years. Under this program, five Fogarty International Scholarships will be awarded each year to outstanding Papua New Guineans who wish to pursue a Master’s degree in Biological Sciences, Medical Sciences or Public Health.
Successful applicants will be attached with either Case Western Reserve University or Michigan State University in the USA to complete two-years of study.
This Graduate Program was established in 2010 to train and build Papua New Guineans who have the vision and passion to assist in improving the health of Papua New Guineans through biomedical research.
The program includes Summer Internship, Honours and Masters Fellowships. This program is being co-sponsored by ExxonMobil PNG and the PNGIMR.
With the success of our Training Unit, a lot of our staff both scientific and non-scientific staff are being trained in various capacity building programs. This page is basically created for our staff to tell their stories – about their trainings and their study experiences. We hope you enjoy reading our stories .