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Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

Public Health Training, Research, and Evaluation for the Northwest

Funding Available for 2020-21 Student Projects

August 7, 2020
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Seeking funding for your public health project? The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice has stipends to support student projects during summer 2020 and the 2020–21 academic year.

Twenty students will be awarded up to $3,500 each for projects conducted in Washington, Alaska, Idaho, and Oregon. Funds will be distributed directly to students and are intended to help them defray living expenses during their hands-on learning experience.

Stipends are available for undergraduate juniors and seniors and graduate students enrolled in public health, psychology, sociology, and social work degree programs. Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible.

Proposals will be evaluated based on public health practice focus, attention to underserved areas and populations, and feasibility. Students are encouraged to submit projects that address opioid misuse and improving mental and behavioral health. However, projects that focus on other health areas will still receive full consideration for funding.

There are limited stipends available, so students are encouraged to apply early. The first application deadline is Sept 14, 2020, for summer projects. Learn more about the application process and read about funded projects from past years.

Individuals interested in hosting a project at their organization or students interested in applying for a stipend can also contact Gita Krishnaswamy for more details.

The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice at the University of Washington School of Public Health is one of ten regional Public Health Training Centers funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration.