Students interested in researching occupational and environmental health topics may seek funding from UCLA COEH affiliated centers and other traditional funders such as:
COEH Student Project Award
COEH invites applications from graduate students wishing to conduct a research project in occupational or environmental health. Teaching, service, community intervention, and policy projects are also considered. The purpose of these funds is to encourage MS and Doctoral students to work in teams with students and COEH faculty from other disciplines in order to better address real world problems. Up to six awards of up to $6,000 each are granted annually.
Applications are due in spring quarter of every year with funding available by July 1st for summer projects. Please check the exact due date by viewing this year’s Call for Applications.
Recipients of the 2016 COEH Student Project Award are students from Public Health and Environmental Science & Engineering and are supervised by faculty in Environmental Health Sciences, Nursing, Law and Business. Please check our Calendar for our spring symposium and student award showcase.
Project: Estimating the deposition of fugitive emissions from a scrap metal recycling facility near vulnerable communities in southeast Los Angeles
Awardee: Katherine McNamara (PhD student, Environmental Health Sciences)
Advisor(s): Tim Malloy, J.D. (Faculty Advisor, School of Law); and Dr. Shane Que Hee (Project/Faculty Advisor, Environmental Health Sciences).
Awardee: AanchalKohli (PhD student, Environmental Science and Engineering)
Advisor(s): Dr. Magali Delmas (Faculty Advisor, Anderson School of Management)
Project: A hair salon occupational health and safety recognition program
Awardee: Teni Adewumi (PhD student, Environmental Health Sciences)
Advisor(s): Dr. Wendie Robbins (Faculty Advisor, School of Nursing)
Project: Survey of electronic cigarette vape shops and their residual effects on nearby businesses in the Greater Los Angeles Area
Awardee: Charlene Nguyen (PhD student, Environmental Health Sciences)
Advisor(s): Dr. Yifang Zhu (Faculty Advisor, Environmental Health Sciences) and Dr. Shane Que Hee (Project Advisor, Environmental Health Sciences).
Project: Physical Activity through Sustainable Transport Activities (PASTA) in Los Angeles
Awardee: Jonah Lipsitt (PhD student, Environmental Health Sciences)
Advisor(s): Dr. Michael Jerrett (Faculty Advisor, Environmental Health Sciences).
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Traineeships
The Southern California NIOSH Education and Research Center (ERC) offers NIOSH Traineeships. Please visit their website for more information and application materials. Contact the UCLA Industrial Hygiene Program Director Professor Shane Que Hee and the Occupational Nursing Program Director Professor Wendie Robbins for more information.
National Institute of Health (NIH) Training Grants and Fellowships
Eligible PhD students and post-doctoral students may apply for external fellowship funding from the National Institute of Health. For more information on their programs, visit https://researchtraining.nih.gov/programs/training-grants and https://researchtraining.nih.gov/programs/fellowships
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships and Traineeships
Eligible PhD students and post-doctoral students may apply for external fellowship funding from the National Science Foundation. For more information on their programs, visit: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505015 and http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201