Students and Postdocs: If you're working or studying in an area related to public health practice, apply for a $2,000 scholarship to help defray the cost of opportunities to enhance your training as a public health practitioner, such as:
- conference travel
- professional organization membership
- supplemental training such as public speaking or scientific writing
In 2021, any degree-seeking student enrolled in Pitt Public Health who is working or studying in an area related to public health practice with a faculty member who has an association with the Center for Public Health Practice is eligible to apply.
Recipients may use the award to defray the costs of opportunities that would enhance their training as a public health practitioner. The applicant must defend the use of the award in the application. One scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $2000.
Students interested in applying must submit an application packet with the following materials:
- An application form
- A brief project overview describing the project or course of study that the applicant has undertaken with the Center for Public Health Practice
- Faculty contact information for the Center for Public Health Practice faculty member with which the applicant is working or studying (see list below).
The project overview should be no longer than four typed pages, 12-point font, double-spaced. It should include the following sections:
- Background (how does the project or course of study address an important public health problem)
- Project goals and objectives (what will the project or course of study do to address this problem)
- Relevance to public health practice (how does the project or course of study advance the cause of public health practice)
- Budget justification (how will awarded funds be used).
The application deadline is November 18, 2021, and awards will be announced mid-December. Award winners will be notified by letter.
A panel composed of the Pitt Public Health Dean (or the associate dean for student affairs), the director of the Center for Public Health Practice, and at least one additional faculty member from the Center for Public Health Practice will review the applications and make the decision. Awards will be made based upon the applicant’s proposal, the appropriateness of the project, and whether the applicant is working on a project with a faculty member who has an association with the Center for Public Health Practice.