Research Fellowships for Graduate Studies
Environmental and Occupational Health
College of Public Health
The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health seeks highly qualified and motivated applicants for fellowships for study in our doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) and master of science (MSPH) degree programs. The fellowship package provides up to $40,000 in funds per year (including ~$22,000 stipend, tuition and fees, health insurance coverage, and some research expenses). Given satisfactory progress, the term of the fellowship is 4 years at the doctoral level and 2 years at the master’s level. Preferred qualifications for fellowship applicants include a 3.5 GPA and GRE scores exceeding 65th percentile for the verbal and quantitative sections and 50th percentile for analytical writing. Applicants are expected to give full-time commitment to their study program. Only new degree applicants are eligible.
Faculty members in the department investigate a range of topics in environmental and occupational health. These include persistent organic pollutants, air quality and sustainable built environments, exposures to airborne particles, environmental epidemiology, biomarkers of exposure to chemical agents, mechanisms of chemical-induced toxicity, microbial contamination of foods, control of workplace and community exposures, risk assessment, industrial hygiene and safety, heat stress and ergonomics, aging and medical ethics, and environmental and occupational law. The college and university also have excellent resources for research and learning. USF is a public metropolitan research university with a global outlook and focus on community engagement. With thirteen colleges (The Arts, Arts and Sciences, Behavioral and Community Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Global Sustainability, Honors, Marine Science, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health) and several medical clinics and hospitals, USF is a highly-ranked comprehensive educational institution with over $428 million in sponsored research generated during fiscal year 2014.
Interested applicants must submit a formal application to a degree program by November 15, 2015 to be eligible for a fellowship. See the college admissions website (health.usf.edu/publichealth/apply/graduate-admissions) for information on applying. Applicants should also review the research interests of the department faculty via the department website (publichealth.usf.edu/eoh/) and directly contact a faculty member with a statement of interest. The statement should identify how the specific scholarship of the potential faculty mentor fits with the goals and experience of the applicant.