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* Public Health: Internships, Research Funding & More!

Resources for students interested in public health related programs at the University of Rochester

URMC Labs & Faculty

List of all URMC labs by department - scroll down to Public Health: https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/labs/by-department-center.aspx

Areas of public health research at URMC and affiliated faculty:  https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/public-health-sciences/research.aspx

Internships, Training, & Fellowships

 

Name Amount of Award Deadline Eligibility Undergraduate/Graduate
University of Iowa Minorities Health and Disparities International Research Training At least $1,200 December Must citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States be have minority, low income, or rural status. Minimum 3.0 GPA. See Junior, Senior, Graduate student or medical, dental, pharmacy or other professional program student.
Kennedy Krieger Institute Maternal Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement $3,500 January Must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. National, permanent resident.  Have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or better on a 4.0 scale.  Currently enrolled as a rising junior or senior or received their baccalaureate degree within 12 calendar months of the MCHC/RISE-UP program orientation.
University of Michigan Summer Enrichment Program $3,000 January U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (DACA students are eligible to apply). A 2.8 minimum grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Undergraduate Junior or Senior. 
University of Michigan Future Public Health Leaders Program Stipend available November-  January U.S. citizen, permanent resident or U.S. National. Minimum 2.7 GPA (good academic standing) is recommended Undergraduate Junior or Senior. 
UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program $3,000 January Open to everyone.There is no GPA requirement. Undergraduate Junior or Senior.
Kennedy Krieger Institute James A. Ferguson RISE Fellowship $4,500 January Have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Have the ability to commit to the length of the fellowship Graduate
University of Alabama Minority Health International Research Training Program Stipend Available January Must be a minority (see website) All
NYC Health Public Health Internship Program Financial support available February N/A All

Morehouse College Project IMHOTEP

Stipend Available February Must be a citizen/Permanent Resident, at least a current junior Undergraduate
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program Unknown March N/A All
The Native American Women's Health Education Resource Center Internship Stipend Available Rolling N/A All
Alliance for Health Policy Internship Stipend Available Varies N/A All
Health Career Connection HCC Summer Internship Program At least $3,000 Unknown, Register for  informational webinar from October to December N/A Undergraduate
American Public Health Association Fellowship in Government Unknown TBA Unknown Graduate
CSTE/CDC Applied Epidemiology Fellowship At least $41,0000 annually TBA At least in last year of masters program Graduate
CDC Collegiate Leaders in Public Health/Graduate Environmental Health Internship Stipend available Unknown N/A All

 

Education Funding/Essay Competitions

Grant Name Amount of Award Deadline Eligibility/Language Restrictions Graduate/Undergraduate
Society of Public Health Education Vivian Drenckhahn Student Scholarship $3,200 Fall Demonstrated financial need, must have completed 1/3 of coursework for major All
Society of Public Health Education Graduate Student Research Paper Award $250 Late September Must be a SOPHE member Graduate

National Hispanic Health Foundation Scholarship

Varies Early October U.S. Citizens, permanent lawful residents, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) are eligible to apply Graduate
Josephine de Karman Fellowship $15,000/$25,000 Late January Rising senior/last year of graduate program defending dissertation All
University of Pennsylvania Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program Unknown Early February Must be of a group underrepresented in health services (see website) Undergraduate
Harvard University School of Public Health Summer Program in Biostatistics and Computational Biology Stipend available Early February Must be a citizen/permanent resident, have health insurance, must be from an underrepresented group in graduate research (see website), at least a rising junior Undergraduate
Harvard University School of Public Health Fostering Advancement & Careers through Enrichment Training in Science Unknown Early February Must be of an underrepresented group in biomedical research (see website) Undergraduate
Harvard University School of Public Health Summer Program in Epidemiology Stipend Available Early February Must be enrolled as an undergraduate or a recent graduate of an undergraduate program, must be of an underrepresented group in biomedical research (see website) Undergraduate
Morehouse College Public Health Leader Fellowship  Unknown Early February N/A Undergraduate
Office of Intramural Training and Education Undergraduate Scholarship $20,000 per year Early March Must demonstrate  exceptional  financial need Undergraduate
Udall Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Up to $7,000 Early March Must be Native American Undergraduate
Indian Health Service Scholarships Varies Late March Must be Native American All
Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association Scholarship $3,000 Late March N/A All
Health Resources and Service Administration Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Tuition and  monthly stipend Late April Must be of native Hawaiian ancestry Undergraduate
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation E. Neige Todhunter Memorial Doctoral Fellowship $5,000 Late April For students pursuing doctoral studies All
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation First International Nutritionist/Dietitian Fellowship for Study in the USA $2,200 Late April Must be an international student pursuing postgraduate studies All
Florida Public Health Association Public Health Scholarships $100/$150 Early May See Website All
Association of Anthropology, Gerontology and the Life Course Margaret Clark Award $300 Early June Topic must be related to medical anthropology All
 Tylenol Future Care Scholarship Up to $10,000 Late June N/A All
Society for Medical Anthropology Rudolf Virchow Award $100 Early July Topic must be related to medical anthropology All
Society for Medical Anthropology W.H.R. Rivers Undergraduate Student Paper Prize $250 Early July Topic must be related to medical anthropology All
American Public Health Association Get Ready Scholarship $500 Unknown N/A All

 

Research and Conference Funding

Grant Name Amount of Award Deadline Eligibility Undergraduate/Graduate
University of Rochester Research Initiative Award for Undergraduates $1,000 Early November N/A Undergraduate
Rhodes College Minorities Health and Disparities International Research Training At least $2,000 Early January Must be a citizen/permanent resident, must be a minority (first gen, disability, ethnic, etc, see website) Undergraduate
Harvard University School of Public Health Multidisciplinary International Research Training Stipend available Early January Must be a permanent resident/citizen, must be at least a junior year undergraduate Undergraduate
Columbia University Summer Public Health Scholars Program Stipend available Late January Rising junior, rising senior Undergraduate
The Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program Stipend available Early February Must be at least a rising sophomore Undergraduate
Harvard University School of Public Health Post-Bac Salaried position Early February Must be permanent resident/citizen, must be from an underrepresented group in graduate research (see website), have a bachelor degree by the time the program starts Undergraduate
Harvard University Summer Internships in Biological Sciences in Public Health Unknown Early February must be permanent resident/citizen, must be from an underrepresented group in graduate research (see website), rising junior, rising senior Undergraduate
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health Diversity Summer Internship Program At least $3,000 Early February Must have completed two years of undergraduate study, must be a citizen/permanent resident Undergraduate
University of Rochester de Kiewiet Summer Research Fellowships $4,000 Early March Rising senior Undergraduate
Dine College Summer Research Enhancement Program $3,920 Early March Must be Native American Undergraduate
Washington University in St. Louis Institute of Public Health Summer Research Program $4,000 Early March N/A All

Fred Hutchinson Center Pathways Undergraduate Researchers

$4,000 annually Late March N/A Undergraduate
University of Rochester Discover Undergraduate Summer Research Grant $500-$2,500 Early April Internship/research opportunity secured before applying Undergraduate
Society of Public Health Education SOPHE /CDC Student Fellowship in Unintentional Injury Prevention $2,000 Early May N/A Graduate
Society of Public Health Education Student Fellowship in Patient Engagement $2,000 Early May N/A Graduate
Society of Public Health Education/CDC Student Fellowship in Unintentional Injury Prevention $2,000 Late May N/A Graduate
University of Rochester Research Presentation Awards $500-$1000 At least 30 days in advance of conference N/A Undergraduate
SHINE Applied Public Health Informatics Fellowship At least $53,639 annually TBA Must have a masters degree Graduate

 
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Fellowship Unknown TBA N/A Graduate
University of Rochester Center for Visual Science Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Program in Vision Science $3,820 TBA N/A Undergraduate
University of Rochester Susan B. Anthony Institute Research Grant Varies Varies Research must be related to the study of gender, sexuality, and women's studies Undergraduate
Oakridge Institute for Science and Education Graduate Research Opportunities Varies Varies See website Graduate
National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates Varies Varies N/A Undergraduate
Oakridge Institute for Science and Education Undergraduate Research Opportunities Varies Varies See website Undergraduate
Society of Public Health Education 21st Century Student Conference Up to $800 Rolling Must be nominated by a member of SOPHE All
Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association Special Project Grant Up to $3000 Rolling Goal  must be related to the association's strategic plan N/A

 

Acknowledgements

Thank you to Erin O'Malley for compiling this list as part of the Career Exploration in Librarianship and Mentoring program, published in May 2018.