UW Population Health Graduate Student Conference Travel Awards

Application Deadline:  April 28, 2017

The University of Washington’s Population Health Initiative is offering Graduate Student Conference Travel Awards of up to $1,500 to further students’ academic, research, or professional goals as they strive to become the next generation of leaders in population health. The application period for this round of funding opens on April 10, 2017 and closes on Friday, April 28, 2017.

These awards are open to graduate students on all three campuses who:

  1. Are currently enrolled in a graduate degree program.
  2. Have been accepted to present a population health-related paper, poster, or exhibit, or to serve as an invited speaker, at a conference, symposium, or other professional and academic meeting. Students in the arts may request funding for invited performances or installations.

The Initiative views population health as a broad concept encompassing not only the elimination of diseases and injuries, but also the intersecting and overlapping factors that influence health. These influencing factors include the environment, education, mobility, policy and governance, poverty, racism, infrastructure, access to technology, urban planning and many more.

In order to apply, an applicant must be nominated by a faculty member. Once nominated, applicants will receive an email with a link to their portion of the application.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Agency for Health Care Research & Quality Grants for Health Services Research Dissertation

Application Deadline:  May 1, 2017

The AHRQ Grants for Health Services Research Dissertation Program provides dissertation grants for doctoral candidates. This program supports dissertation research that addresses AHRQ’s mission and priorities and welcomes any areas of health services research as dissertation project topics. The grants provide up to $40,000 in direct research costs. Applications for dissertation research grants must be responsive to AHRQ’s mission, which is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable and affordable, and to work with HHS and other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.

Candidates must:

  • Be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents by the time of the grant award.
  • Be full-time academic students in good standing, who are enrolled in an accredited research doctoral program in such fields as behavioral sciences, health services research, nursing, social sciences, epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy, health informatics, engineering, and mathematics.
  • Have completed all non-dissertation requirements for their doctoral degree by the time of submission of the application, including completion of their qualifying exams. (The only exception allowable will be the completion of required clinical internships that follow completion of the dissertation.)
  • Not have more than part-time employment in addition to the requirements of their current, full-time academic student appointments (defined as greater than 20 hours per week).
  • Not be recipients of mentored career development awards.
  • Institution is any of the following: public or non-profit private institution (such as a university, college, faith-based or community-based organization), units of local or State government, eligible agencies of the Federal Government, and Indian/Native American Tribal Government or Designated Organizations.

For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Agency for Health Care Research & Quality Grants for Health Services Research Dissertation

Application Deadline:  February 1, 2017

The AHRQ Grants for Health Services Research Dissertation Program provides dissertation grants for doctoral candidates. This program supports dissertation research that addresses AHRQ’s mission and priorities and welcomes any areas of health services research as dissertation project topics. The grants provide up to $40,000 in direct research costs. Applications for dissertation research grants must be responsive to AHRQ’s mission, which is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable and affordable, and to work with HHS and other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.

Candidates must:

  • Be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents by the time of the grant award.
  • Be full-time academic students in good standing, who are enrolled in an accredited research doctoral program in such fields as behavioral sciences, health services research, nursing, social sciences, epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy, health informatics, engineering, and mathematics.
  • Have completed all non-dissertation requirements for their doctoral degree by the time of submission of the application, including completion of their qualifying exams. (The only exception allowable will be the completion of required clinical internships that follow completion of the dissertation.)
  • Not have more than part-time employment in addition to the requirements of their current, full-time academic student appointments (defined as greater than 20 hours per week).
  • Not be recipients of mentored career development awards.
  • Institution is any of the following: public or non-profit private institution (such as a university, college, faith-based or community-based organization), units of local or State government, eligible agencies of the Federal Government, and Indian/Native American Tribal Government or Designated Organizations.

For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Stroum Graduate Fellowship

Letter of Intent and reviewer nomination forms deadline:   January 3, 2017
Application deadline:   February 14, 2017

The University of Washington (UW) Graduate School in conjunction with the Diabetes Research Center (DRC) is soliciting applications for a graduate fellowship designed to broaden participation in research related to diabetes and its complications at the UW.

Eligibility: Any registered UW full-time graduate student pursuing diabetes-related research in a Ph.D. degree-granting program. Eligible disciplines include but are not limited to the basic and health sciences, social sciences and arts/humanities. Eligible applicants must have passed their general exam prior to the funding start date of July 1, 2017. (Students in M.D., Pharm.D., D.D.S. and J.D. programs are not eligible. Masters Degree applicants may be eligible in certain departments and require prior approval).

Support: One award of $20,000 toward graduate student stipend and benefits is available. The tenure of the fellowship is one year. Carryovers and extensions are not permitted. (Students in fee-based graduate programs should check with their program administrator for questions related to tuition waivers). Funding begins July 1, 2017.

Letters of intent and reviewer nomination forms must be submitted to DRC@medicine.washington.edu using forms available online and are due by January 03, 2017.  The deadline for applications is February 14, 2017.

For additional information, please see the call for applications at the DRC website: https://depts.washington.edu/diabetes/currentfundingapplication.

Agency for Health Care Research & Quality Grants for Health Services Research Dissertation

Application Deadline:  November 1, 2016

The AHRQ Grants for Health Services Research Dissertation Program provides dissertation grants for doctoral candidates. This program supports dissertation research that addresses AHRQ’s mission and priorities and welcomes any areas of health services research as dissertation project topics. The grants provide up to $40,000 in direct research costs. Applications for dissertation research grants must be responsive to AHRQ’s mission, which is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable and affordable, and to work with HHS and other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.

Candidates must:

  • Be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents by the time of the grant award.
  • Be full-time academic students in good standing, who are enrolled in an accredited research doctoral program in such fields as behavioral sciences, health services research, nursing, social sciences, epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy, health informatics, engineering, and mathematics.
  • Have completed all non-dissertation requirements for their doctoral degree by the time of submission of the application, including completion of their qualifying exams. (The only exception allowable will be the completion of required clinical internships that follow completion of the dissertation.)
  • Not have more than part-time employment in addition to the requirements of their current, full-time academic student appointments (defined as greater than 20 hours per week).
  • Not be recipients of mentored career development awards.
  • Institution is any of the following: public or non-profit private institution (such as a university, college, faith-based or community-based organization), units of local or State government, eligible agencies of the Federal Government, and Indian/Native American Tribal Government or Designated Organizations.

For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

Application deadline:   September 4, 2016

The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program, now in its 19th year, provides early career individuals with the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the Academies in Washington, DC learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation.

Each year, applicants from around the world become part of an Academies’ committee, board, or unit where they are assigned to a mentor and learn about the world of science and technology policy.  An immersive experience, the program is designed to broaden fellows’ appreciation of employment opportunities outside academia and leave them with both a firm grasp of the important and dynamic role of science and technology in decision-making and a better understanding of the role that they can play in strengthening the science and technology enterprise for the betterment of mankind.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/policyfellows/

Kirschstein NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research

Application deadline:   August 13, 2016 (with additional cycles in December and April)

The purpose of this Kirschstein-NRSA predoctoral fellowship (F31) award is to enhance the diversity of the health-related research workforce by supporting the research training of predoctoral students from population groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research workforce, including underrepresented racial and ethnic groups and those with disabilities. Through this award program, promising predoctoral students will obtain individualized, mentored research training from outstanding faculty sponsors while conducting well-defined research projects in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. The proposed mentored research training is expected to clearly enhance the individual’s potential to develop into a productive, independent research scientist.

Individual applicants may apply. They must have a baccalaureate degree and be currently enrolled in a PhD or equivalent research degree program (e.g., EngD, DNSc, DrPH, DSW, PharmD, PsyD, ScD), a formally combined MD/PhD program, or other combined professional/clinical and research doctoral (e.g., DDS/PhD) in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences at a domestic institution. The Kirschstein-NRSA F31 may not be used to support studies leading to the MD, DDS, or other clinical, health-professional training (e.g., DC, DMD, DNP, DO, DPM, DVM, ND, OD, AuD).

For complete information about this opportunity, see: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-16-308.html

AHRQ Health Services Research Dissertation Grant

Application deadline:   August 1, 2016 (additional cycles in November, February, and May)

The overall goal of the AHRQ Health Services Research Dissertation Grant Program is to help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained health services researchers is available in adequate numbers and appropriate research areas to address the research mission and priorities of AHRQ.  9-17 month awards are up to $40,000.

Applications for dissertation research grants must be responsive to AHRQ’s mission, which is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans.  The research sponsored and conducted by the Agency develops and presents scientific evidence regarding all aspects of health care in the United States.  It addresses issues of organization, delivery, financing, utilization, patient and provider behavior, outcomes, effectiveness and cost.  It evaluates both clinical services and the system in which these services are provided.  These scientific results improve the evidence base to enable better decisions about health care, including such areas as disease prevention, appropriate use of medical technologies, improving diagnosis and treatment in cost-effective ways, long-term care, and reducing racial and ethnic disparities.

AHRQ has identified strategic goals as priority research areas.  Applied research applications must address one of these areas.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to focus on topical areas unique to AHRQ, demonstrating how expected results can be used or made available for use to enhance healthcare quality.  Results should be directly relevant to customers, such as providers and practitioners, administrators, payers, consumers, policymakers, and insurers.  The strategic research goals are:

  • Safety/quality – Reduce the risk of harm from health care services by promoting the delivery of appropriate care that achieves the best quality outcomes
  • Efficiency – Achieve wider access to effective health care services and reduce health care costs
  • Effectiveness – Assure that providers and consumers/patients use beneficial and timely health care information to make informed decision choices.

Candidates are required to address health services research issues critical to AHRQ priority populations, including: individuals living in inner city and rural (including frontier) areas; low-income and minority groups; women, children, the elderly; and individuals with special health care needs, including those with disabilities and those who need chronic or end-of-life health care.

Candidates must conduct dissertation projects which focus on health care delivery in the United States. AHRQ will not accept international health care research projects.

Eligibility

  • Candidates must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents by the time the award is issued.
  • Candidates must be full-time students in good standing, who are enrolled in an accredited research doctoral program in such fields as the social or behavioral sciences, mathematics, engineering, health services research, nursing, social sciences, epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy, and health informatics.
  • Candidates with more than part-time employment (defined as greater than twenty hours per week), in addition to the requirements of their current, full-time academic student appointments, are not eligible to apply for this grant mechanism.
  • Students must complete all non-dissertation requirements for their doctoral degree by the time of submission of the application (except in cases where a clinical internship is required to follow the dissertation phase).  Approval of the dissertation proposal by the doctoral committee is required before the grant award is issued.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-256.html

Tylenol Future Care Scholarship

Application deadline:   June 30, 2016

Each year the makers of TYLENOL® award annual scholarships to well deserving students pursuing careers in healthcare at accredited, nonprofit two or four-year colleges/universities in the United States.

Scholarships are available to graduate students in public health/health education, medical school, nursing and/or pharmacy degree programs. Students must have one or more years of school remaining; students who will be beginning their degree in fall 2016 are eligible to apply. Applicants must be a resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico.

The selection committee will base their decisions on college GPA, academic records (in public health/health education, medical school, nursing, and/or pharmacy), community involvement/volunteer service, and essay content.

Scholarships ranging from $500 to $10,000 will be awarded and are not renewable. Scholarships will be applied to tuition, fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for course load.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: https://www.tylenol.com/news/scholarship?id=tylenol/news/subptyschol.inc

Summer 2016+ RA Position in the Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation

Application deadline:   May 29, 2016

Start date: 6/16/2016 or as soon as possible
End date: 9/15/206 (possibility of extension into the following academic year)

The UW Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation is seeking an RA for Infectious Disease Surveillance. This position will average 20 hours per week.

The RA position involves two separate but related projects. The first project is focused on the integration of novel data streams (e.g., Internet News sources, and social media data) with environmental and epidemiological data for infectious disease surveillance and forecasting. The objectives of the project are to develop an automated process for acquiring, processing and filtering data for modeling. Once we gather these data, we will develop temporal models for the dynamical assessment of the relationship between the various data variables and infectious disease incidence. Finally, we will assess these modeling approaches for forecasting the dynamics of select infectious diseases.

The second project is focused on integrating data from social media, blogs, local news sources, restaurant and food service review sites to augment traditional approaches to foodborne disease surveillance. An approximately 48 million people experience foodborne illness in the United States each year, however, only a small proportion of cases are captured by traditional surveillance systems. This is mainly due to a limited number of affected persons seeking medical care and reporting symptoms to appropriate authorities. We therefore aim to supplement existing surveillance systems by developing a validated system for monitoring reports of foodborne illness using event-based digital disease surveillance data sources, and characterize and estimate the extent of foodborne illness and disease outbreaks in the United States.

Duties include:

  • Perform data analyses using statistical and machine-learning methods
  • Visualize results for presentations and publications
  • Aid in drafting manuscripts for journal publications
  • Participate in other research activities as needed by the project

Requirements :

  • Currently enrolled graduate student at the University of Washington during AY 15/16
  • Experience with machine-learning and statistical methods for data analyses
  • Interest in public health
  • Ability to work independently
  • Very strong analytic, creative, and writing skills
  • Proficiency in natural language processing is a plus

Desired qualification:

  • Proficiency in R or Python

For complete information about this opportunity, including application details, see HuskyJobs Position ID # 103088