Friday, November 2, 2018

Funding Available: Student Leaders in Public Health

Student Leaders in Public Health
We are excited to share with you the Student Leaders in Public Health program!
Student Leaders in Public Health is a field placement and leadership program funded by the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) through the Public Health Training Centers Program. 
In this new round of funding, HRSA has increased the stipend amount to $3,500, increased the number of stipends to 27 for the Rocky Mountain Region, and extended the reach to other public health-related graduate and undergraduate programs (e.g., psychology, sociology, social work). We see this change as a great opportunity to increase the impact and visibility of the program.
RM-PHTC Student Leaders in Public Health 
Qualifications and Project Requirements
  • Student must be a US citizen, US national or foreign national possessing a visa permitting permanent residence in US.
  • Student must be enrolled in higher education program in CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY (undergraduate or graduate with priority given to public health students).
  • Project impact must be with an underserved community/population in the Rocky Mountain Region.
  • Project must involve at least 200 hours of effort and be substantially completed by June 30, 2019.
  • Total of 27 available stipends for the Rocky Mountain Region. Projects may be field placements (internship/practicum/capstone) or faculty-student collaborations (research project, etc).
  • Students receive $3,500 and are required to have 2 final deliverables (paper and a poster or presentation).
Timeline: There will be two application review time periods. Application deadlines are November 15, 2018 and February 15, 2019.
Promotion: Attached you will find a flyer for students and for potential preceptors/mentors. Please spread the word about this exciting opportunity. It's a win-win for students and our understaffed/over-worked public health workforce!