Student Project Award

The UCLA Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) invites applications from UCLA graduate students wishing to conduct a research project in occupational or environmental health. Teaching, service, community intervention, and policy projects will also be considered. The purpose is to encourage M.S. and Doctoral students to work in teams with students from other disciplines in order to better address real world problems.  

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Eligibility
Competition is open to currently registered graduate students or medical residents (“students”). One of the students’ faculty advisors must be either a COEH Faculty or Associate member. See the COEH website at coeh.ph.ucla.edu/ for profiles of COEH faculty and programs. Interdisciplinary projects are encouraged, but not required. Students are expected to meet with their faculty advisors on a regular basis to obtain input and keep them informed of their progress. Faculty advisors are expected to actively mentor the project and approve the final report

Application Materials 
Submit Application and Proposal materials electronically with the email subject title “COEH 2017 Student Project Award” to:  Nancy Arroyo at coeh@ph.ucla.edu

Proposal Materials
1. Project Description (2-3 pages): should include abstract and statement of significance, relevance to occupational or environmental health, specific objectives, background, methodology, time line, roles of each participant and description of other funding sources for work.

2. Budget (Use this template): itemized in order of priorities. Project costs may include equipment, supplies and project-related travel. Salary will be considered if it enables a student to reduce work commitments. Equipment purchased becomes University property. The review committee may require budget revisions.Project costs may include equipment, supplies and project-related travel. Salary will be considered if it enables a student to reduce work commitments. Equipment purchased becomes University property. The review committee may require budget revisions.

3. Budget Justification: should include explanation of why each item is needed. Project costs may include equipment, supplies and project-related travel. Salary will be considered if it enables a student to reduce work commitments. Equipment purchased becomes University property. The review committee may require budget revisions.

4. Strategy for seeking access to a work site (if applicable)

Timeline

 Milestone Due Dates

Letter of Intent

   May 17, 2017

Application Deadline

May 30, 2017

Award Announcement

June 16, 2017

Response to Comments

June 30, 2017

Project Start Date

 July 1, 2017

Proof of Workplace Access

 August 31, 2017

Submit Study Protocol to IRB*

   Sept. 30, 2017

Quarterly Progress Report #1

   Oct. 18, 2017

IRB Approval

   Oct. 31, 2017

Quarterly Progress Report #2

   January 17, 2018

Quarterly Progress Report #3

 April 18, 2018

Present at COEH event

 Spring quarter 2018 

Project End Date

 June 30, 2018

Final Report Due

  July 18, 2018

* Campus IRB (Institutional Review Board) approval required for projects working with humans or vertebrate animals.Links to campus protocol compliance information available at: http://ora.research.ucla.edu/ohrpp/Pages/OHRPPHome.aspx

Download and Share the 2017 Flyer for COEH Student Awards. 

Questions? Contact: 
Nancy Arroyo, Phone 310.206.5296 Email: coeh@ph.ucla.edu