With support from the JPB Foundation, the JPB Environmental Health Fellowship Program has been established to promote a new generation of Environmental Health scholars who are committed to comprehensive approaches to address health disparities in disadvantaged communities. The Program offers Fellowships to support junior faculty or research scientists who are at an early career stage at institutions across the U.S.
The JPB Environmental Health Fellowship Program offers selected Fellows (9-12) training in research and scholarship, as well as in leadership and communication. The program will facilitate learning opportunities from recognized scientific leaders on conducting rigorous research on social and environmental factors that contribute to health disparities, and the appropriate methods required for this work, providing mentorship and funding up to $350,000 over the course of a three and a half to four-year period. Details include:
- Up to $50,000 (for 30% salary support and workshop travel) in year 1
- Up to $100,000 annually (for joint collaborative research projects) years 2-4
- Two one-week workshops annually for training and development
- Mentorship designed to enhance existing expertise and also to expand scholarship into novel domains
- Training in leadership and communication
Unlike other fellowship programs the JPB Environmental Health Fellows remain at their home institution. These home institutions will demonstrate their commitment to JPB Environmental Health Fellows by allowing release time from teaching and other activities in order to attend workshops and monthly conference (video/telephone) meetings. Home institutions will provide additional support for the Fellows in ways that include, but are not limited to, scholarships for graduate students or postdocs, and/or the purchase of equipment, software or sample analysis.
The JPB Environmental Health Fellows come from disciplines related to Environmental Health such as Epidemiology, Exposure Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Engineering and Physical and Biological Sciences.
The JPB Environmental Health Fellows are junior faculty or research scientists (preferably in their first appointment period) working on Environmental Health research as it relates to health disparities in disadvantaged communities.
The JPB Environmental Health Fellows are individuals with particular commitment to scholarship, creativity and openness to new ideas and collaborative research aimed at mitigating social disparities in health.
See our Meet the Fellows page to learn about the 2014-2017 JPB EH Fellows.