Funding Opportunities at the School of Public Health

School of Public Health Conference Travel Support
Doctoral students who present original work at academic conferences can request support from both the Graduate School and the School of Public Health.  The School of Public Health will provide up to $400 to cover related travel expenses not covered by the Graduate School. Students are eligible to receive a total of $400 during their doctoral training period. This is typically awarded for one conference trip but can be allocated to multiple trips if desired. Learn more.

Nora Kahn Piore Award
Amount of Award: up to $3000; Application deadline: February 14, 2020
The Nora Kahn Piore award was established in recognition of the lifetime work of health policy expert, Nora Kahn Piore through the generosity of Margot Piore Onek, MD ’64, P’91 and Joseph N. Onek. These awards will be made annually to support undergraduate, graduate, and medical students who wish to undertake research in health services, with a focus on health status and access to health care by poor and underserved people.

Past recipients have received awards in the amounts of $500-$3000. Awards may be used for data purchases or other research expenses, airfare, or travel (transportation and conference registration) for example. Download the call for proposals (PDF). Submit the proposal narrative to this online submission form.

Loan Repayment Assistance (Master’s Alumni)
In 2014, the Littauer Foundation announced that they would provide $200,000 to School of Public Health Master’s alumni to be used for repayment of educational loans. Announcements are made through the Dean’s office each spring, until funds are exhausted. Awards vary and are announced in early June each year. The selection committee follows a process that considers both the amount of debt incurred per student as well as the alumnus’ direct and significant impact on vulnerable populations.

MPH Thesis Award
Each year, MPH students are eligible to apply for an MPH Thesis Grant Award within the School of Public Health. Students are awarded funds in the amount of $300 by a review committee in the School. Other degree programs may offer thesis or research funding. Please see your program website for details.