Student Project Award

The UCLA Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) invites applications from UCLA MS and doctoral students who wouldl like to conduct a year long 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.  

Download and Share the 2018 Flyer for COEH Student Awards

Competition is open to currently registered graduate students or medical residents (“students”) who will remain in active status for the entire academic year. One of the students’ faculty advisors must be either a COEH Faculty or Associate member. See the COEH website at  for a list of  COEH faculty and associates. 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 2018 Student Project Award” to  Nancy M. Arroyo at

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

2. Budget (Use this template): itemized in order of priorities. 

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)


 Milestone Due Dates

Letter of Intent

   May 18, 2018

Application Deadline

May 25, 2018

Award Announcement

June 15, 2018

Response to Comments

Proof of workplace access 

June 22, 2018

Project Start Date

 July 1, 2018

Submit Study Protocol to IRB*

   Sept. 28 2018

IRB Approval

   Oct. 31, 2018

Mid-Year Progress Report

   January 4, 2019

Present at COEH symposium

 Spring 2019

Project End Date

 June 30, 2019

Final Report Due

  July 19, 2019

* Campus IRB (Institutional Review Board) approval required for projects working with humans or vertebrate animals.Links to campus protocol compliance information available at:

Download and Share the 2018 Flyer for COEH Student Awards

Questions? Contact: 
Nancy M. Arroyo at