News: UC Smoke and Tobacco Free Student Fellowship Call for Applications

May 3, 2017 - 12:45pm

UC Smoke and Tobacco Free Student Fellowships

Applications for 2017-18 now Open

In support of the University of California’s commitment to a smoke and tobacco free UC and its critical role in developing research, public health, and policy solutions for the rapidly evolving “smoking” landscape particularly among youth and young adults, the UC Systemwide Smoke and Tobacco Free Task force is soliciting applications for 2017-18 UC Smoke and Tobacco Free Student Fellowships. The purpose of these awards is to help foster the next generation of leaders to reduce the harms and social costs from smoking and use of tobacco products worldwide, and to enable UC to be a leader among university systems in maintaining smoke & tobacco free environments.
A total of ten fellowships of $12,000 each will be awarded across the system. These fellowships are non-need-based and intended to support undergraduate or graduate student smoke and tobacco free projects among the ten UC campuses.
Below is background on these awards, a description of fellowship requirements, eligibility information, application requirements, review criteria and instructions on how to apply.

Application Requirements
1. Application face page with student and faculty mentor contact information
2. Project summary describing the proposed project including the following specific information
(750 word maximum for undergraduates and 1200 word maximum for graduate students):
     a. Goal of the project
     b. Significance of the project
     c. Approach/methods for the project
     d. Impact for campus (if applicable)
3. A statement describing the personal or career-related reasons for choosing the project (750 word maximum)
4. Curriculum vitae (CV) or resume
5. A letter of recommendation and commitment from the faculty mentor
6. A copy of the student’s email message notifying the local campus smoke and tobacco free task force that they are interested in applying for this fellowship.

Review Criteria
Fellow applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:
1. Originality of the project
2. Perceived impact on advancing UC smoke and tobacco free goals, projects and/or research at the campus and/or systemwide level
3. Feasibility of successfully completing the project on time
4. Possibility of expansion of the project to the system, local, national or global level
5. Strength of mentor’s recommendations and support

How to Apply:

Applications must be submitted electronically to Michael Ong, MD, PhD: mong@mednet.ucla.edu

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