Students affiliated with the UI IPRC receive financial support through training and research grants. Funding assistance strengthens our ability to support students interested in conducting research in injury and violence prevention.
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Doctoral students with an interest in occupational injury prevention can receive a training fellowship from the UI Heartland Center for Occupational Health and Safety. This fellowship provides students a stipend and tuition remission, as well as access to a community of students and faculty involved in the research and practice of occupational epidemiology, agricultural safety and health, ergonomics and industrial hygiene. Information about the training program requirements for the Occupational Injury Prevention Program can be found here.
Most students associated with the UI IPRC work at some point during their graduate education as a GRA. Students in the MPH, MS and PhD programs with an interest in injury and violence prevention research and/or practice can apply for available positions with IPRC faculty and affiliates. GRAs receive a stipend and tuition remission, and are involved in a range of project activities including data collection, data management and analysis, project management, field and study protocol development, program implementation and evaluation, and project dissemination through conference presentations, manuscripts, reports and policy briefs.
Each year, the UI IPRC hosts a Pilot Research Grant Program, where students can apply for up to $25,000 over a one-year period to cover their salary, personnel support, project expenses and travel. In addition to the UI IPRC, several centers in the UI College of Public Health host pilot grant programs, including the UI Heartland Center for Occupational Health and Safety, Prevention Research Center for Rural Health, Healthier Workforce Center for Excellence and Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health.
The Fogarty International Center is dedicated to advancing the mission of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by supporting and facilitating global health research conducted by U.S. and international investigators, building partnerships between health research institutions in the U.S. and abroad, and training the next generation of scientists to address global health needs. Information on funding opportunities can be found here.
The MHIRT is a program of the National Institutes of Health that was established to: (1) increase the representation of socially or economically disadvantaged groups who have been historically underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral careers, and (2) support the research training of students who will most likely contribute to the elimination of health disparities that exist among disadvantaged populations in the U.S. MHIRT is an all-expenses paid program that provides students the opportunity to engage in important and interesting research overseas on issues related to health disparities.