The Peer Educators in the Ethics of Research (PEER) project provides a $2000 stipend for graduate students and post-docs who complete training and then participate in four or more scheduled activities related to research ethics. PEER is based on the RAISE program at the University of Delaware.
The PEER program trains “research ethics educators,” who are able to provide advice and instruction to their peers as well as other members of the University of Miami community. The training takes place through a seminar-style graduate course: RST-720, Research Ethics. This course is offered under credit and non-credit options to accommodate students at all stages of their graduate or post-graduate education.
The next offering of RST-720 is during the fall semester of 2012; it meets Tues and Thurs, 2:30-3:45 pm in CRB 665 (medical campus), starting August 23.
The PEER program is open to trainee affiliates of any UM school or college, regardless of disciplinary focus, who will be in residence at UM for at least a semester following completion of RST-720. The 2012 PEER awards are funded by a grant from the Arsht Ethics Initiatives at the University of Miami Ethics Programs and made possible by a generous gift from philanthropist Adrienne Arsht.
To apply, download/save, fill in, and return the PEER Application Form (Word). NOTE: Requires Word 2007/2010 to fill in online. Otherwise, print the form and scan it for return.
For more about RST-720, and PEER activities, see the RST-720 course syllabus (PDF).