Student Project Award

The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) invites applications from 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 MS and Doctoral students to work in teams with students from other disciplines in order to better address real world problems.



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 our People page for profiles of COEH faulty 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 on 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


Proposal Materials

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.

Budget: itemized in order of priorities. Use template provided. Salary will be awarded only under exceptional circumstances.

Budget Justification: should include explanation of why each item is needed.

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



Administrative contact: Nancy Arroyo, Phone 310.206.5296 Email: