SAAPHI Scientific Committee Dissertation Award

17 Jul

To provide funding and recognition to outstanding doctoral students who are in public health or other health-related fields and a demonstrated interest in contributing to the field of health disparities research as evidenced by a dissertation topic of relevance to people of the African diaspora.

Number of awards
Three $300 dissertation awards will be granted.

Eligibility Requirements
The applicant must be a student enrolled either full or part-time (for a minimum 6 of credit hours) who is actively pursuing a doctoral degree in public health or other health-related field

The applicant must have successfully defended the dissertation proposal and have received written approval to begin dissertation research

The topic of the dissertation must be related to the mission of SAAPHI which is to:
To initiate and assist in the improvement, development, maintenance, and utilization of appropriate databases for the understanding of health problems and needs of African American communities;
To promote the utilization of scientific information on African Americans in program and policy decisions; and
To formulate and advocate appropriate public policies for health promotion and disease prevention among African Americans.
Recipients of other external grants are not eligible (e.g. F31, T32)

Application Instructions

Please send an electronic copy of all application materials as a single PDF file, collated in the order below to the SAAPHI Scientific Committee to

Resume or CV
A descriptive summary of the dissertation research and significant aspects of the work, suitable for an audience of educated lay people (500 words maximum).

A budget or detailed description for the use of the funds

A reference letter from a thesis or dissertation advisor evaluating the merits of the proposed project and discussing the contributions of the student to his/her field (i.e., presentations, papers, awards, or other evidence of scholarly superiority), and a statement confirming that the students dissertation approval has been approved.

The deadline for submission of all materials to SAAPHI is September 26, 2014.

Selection Process

Members of the SAAPHI Scientific Committee will select the recipients via a competitive review process.

DissertationApplicants will be notified by email of the award decision by October 3, 2014.


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