COEH Student Project Award

The UCLA Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) invites applications from UCLA MS and doctoral students who would 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 2019 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 2019 Student Project Award” to Adelin Lo 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: itemized in order of priorities.

3. Budget Justification: should include an 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)


Milestones Deadline
Letter of Intent May 17, 2019
Application Deadline May 24, 2019
Award Announcement June 14, 2019
Response to Comments

Proof of workplace access

June 21, 2019
Project Start Date July 1, 2019
Submit Study Protocol to IRB* September27, 2019
IRB Approval November1, 2019
Mid-Year Progress Report January 3, 2020
Posper Presentation Spring 2020
Project End Date June 30, 2020
Final Report Due July 17, 2020

* 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 2019 Flyer for COEH Student Awards

Contact Adelin Lo at