The research training program, in partnership with Thailand’s Praboromarajchanok Institute for Health Workforce Development, focuses on the management and prevention of non-communicable diseases.The University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) has expanded its collaborations with several government and community organizations in Thailand to establish a training plan in nursing, interdisciplinary, and health systems research. As Thailand has made progress in decreasing infectious diseases, the Southeast Asian country is experiencing an upsurge in chronic disease. UMSN’s aims to build research capacity focused on prevention, primary care, and long-term management of chronic disease.Candidates must be from Thailand. All visits will be held on the University of Michigan campus. The grant, funded by the Fogarty International Center and the National Institute for Nursing Research, includes two options for prospective candidates:Three-Year, Three Visits (3-4 Months/Visit) Training Option· For junior faculty early in their career development.· Four candidates each year· Multiple year postdoctoral fellowship to achieve specific objectives over the five years of the grant to become independent NCD researchers· Return each year for three years with specific objectives and outcomesSingle-Visit, Short-Term Training Option:· Open to mid- and senior-level scientists, teachers, administrators and policy makers who have an interest in NCDs· May enroll in one of many short courses/programs available at University of Michigan during the summer months.