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Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health Public Health Preparedness Fellowship Program
Deadline for electronic submission of application: 04/22/2014
Deadline for ASPPH's receipt of hardcopy materials: 04/23/2014
The ASPPH Public Health Preparedness Fellowship Program, a collaborative effort between the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), is a unique, short term training opportunity offered to graduates of ASPPH member, CEPH accredited schools and programs of public health. The selected fellow will work with national experts in public health preparedness to help build sustainable capacity for local public health emergency response for a period of four (4) months.
NACCHO is a national organization representing the approximately 3,000 local health departments nationwide; its vision is health, equity, and security for all people in their communities through public health policies and services. NACCHO’s Public Health Preparedness work spans both practice and policy helping to build sustainable capacity for local public health emergency response. NACCHO’s preparedness portfolio aims to create, collect, and disseminate innovative tools and resources and to build and strengthen relationships with local health departments, partners, and stakeholders.?
The selected fellow will work with experienced professionals at NACCHO to support programmatic activities and functions of NACCHO’s Public Health Preparedness team. These duties may include developing and disseminating preparedness-related written reports, issue briefs, and fact sheets; providing oral presentations at conferences and meetings; and updating content for NACCHO's preparedness web pages.
The fellowship position is a full-time opportunity for a four (4) month period, beginning July, 2014 to November 7, 2014. The fellowship position will be located at the offices of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) in Washington, D.C. The selected applicant will be required to relocate to the fellowship location. Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.
To be eligible for this program, applicants must have received their Masters or Doctorate degree prior to the beginning of the fellowship (no later than June 2014) or within the last five years (no earlier than June 2009).
Graduate degrees must come from an ASPPH member graduate school or program of public health accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). (For a list of ASPPH members, see www.assph.org.)
All applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold a visa permitting permanent residence (“Green Card”) in the U.S. to be eligible for the fellowship program. Certification in Public Health (CPH) is preferred (http://www.nbphe.org/).
The fellow will receive a stipend for the four (4) month fellowship period, paid in semi-monthly installments. In addition, the fellow will have access to sufficient allowance to offset the costs of health insurance premiums.
The fellow is responsible for his/her own move to and from the fellowship site (relocation expenses are not covered). The fellow is also required to maintain his/her own health insurance while in the fellowship program.
All applications to the fellowship program will undergo a technical review process by NACCHO staff based on the following criteria: quality of essay, strength of credentials, previous professional experience, and letters of recommendation. Finalists will then be evaluated to assess which of the candidates applying for the program is most suited for the fellowship.
There are two components to the application process, the online application and hard copy documents that must be mailed to ASPPH in ONE package. The following lists all documents required to apply:
An essay (1500 word max) for each training area to which you are applying, explaining your interests, strengths and qualifications for that position and how it will benefit your long-term career plans in the field of public health.
Two references - Name, email and phone number.
Hard copy documents:
Two Generic Letters of Recommendation (from the references provided in the online application). Must be on a letter head with contact information and original signature. Does not need to be in a sealed envelope. Please request your recommenders to not fold or staple recommendation letters.
Signature Page available upon submitting the online application. You will need to print, and sign. Please do not fold or staple pages.
Official Graduate Transcripts (School or Program of Public Health only). This will need to be in a sealed envelope issued by your school.
A copy of your Green card, if you are not a US Citizen.
Visionary and the Drs. Rosalee G. and Raymond A. Weiss Research and Program Innovation Grants
Annual "Visionary" grants are available in amounts ranging from $2,500 to $20,000. The annual "Weiss" grant is available for up to $2,500. Multi-year grants are no longer available.
Deadline: May 1, 2014
Sponsor: American Psychological Foundation
The APF Visionary and The Drs. Rosalee G. and Raymond A. Weiss Research and Program Innovation Grants seek to seed innovation through supporting research, education and intervention projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems in the following priority areas:
Understanding and fostering the connection between mental and physical health to ensure well-being.
Reducing stigma and prejudice to promote unity and harmony.
Understanding and preventing violence to create a safer, more humane world.
Supporting programs that address the long-term psychological needs of individuals and communities in the aftermath of disaster.
One-year grants are available in amounts ranging from $2,500 to $20,000. Multi-year grants are no longer available. Additionally, a $2,500 Drs. Raymond A. and Rosalee G. Weiss Research and Programs Innovation Grant is also available for any program that falls within APF’s priority areas.
Affiliation with 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, but excluding:
- Any group regarded by the IRS as non-conforming to 501(c)(3).
- Any activity involving political, lobbying, fund-raising or entertainment expenditures.
- Conference/workshop expenses.
- Localized direct service.
Demonstrated competence and capacity to execute the proposed work.
IRB approval must be received from host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.
Please contact Parie Kadir, program officer, for more information.