The 2023 Goldstein Award - Public Health Practice
Students and Postdocs: If you're working or studying in an area related to public health practice, apply for a $2,000 scholarship to help defray the cost of opportunities to enhance your training as a public health practitioner, such as:
- conference travel
- professional organization membership
- supplemental training such as public speaking or scientific writing
In 2023, any degree-seeking student enrolled in Pitt Public Health or postdoctoral fellow at the school who is working or studying in an area related to public health practice with a faculty sponsor who can speak to public health practice applicability is eligible to apply.
Recipients may use the award to defray the costs of opportunities that would enhance their training as a public health practitioner. The applicant must defend the use of the award in the application. One scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $2000.
Students interested in applying must submit an application with the following materials:
- A brief project overview describing the project or course of study that the applicant has undertaken with the Center for Public Health Practice
- Faculty contact information denoting sponsoring faculty*.
The project overview should be no longer than four typed pages, 12-point font, double-spaced. It should include the following sections:
- Background - how does the project or course of study address an important public health problem?
- Project goals and objectives - what will the project or course of study do to address this problem?
- Relevance to public health practice - how does the project or course of study advance the cause of public health practice?
- Budget justification - how will awarded funds be used?
The application deadline is Friday, November 17, 2023, and awards will be announced mid-December. Award winners will be notified by letter.
A panel composed of the Pitt Public Health dean (or the associate dean for academic affairs), the director of the Center for Public Health Practice, and at least one additional faculty member from the School of Public Health will review the applications and make the decision. Awards will be made based upon the applicant’s proposal, the appropriateness of the project, and whether the applicant is working on a project with a faculty member who has an association with the Center for Public Health Practice.
Please specify your faculty sponsor who can speak to the practice-based nature of your work and relevance to the advancement of public health practice.
The Goldstein award was established in 2005 by then dean and professor of environmental and occupational health, Bernard Goldstein, and his wife Russellyn Carruth, an adjunct professor in environmental and occupational health. The award serves to support students and postdoctoral fellows at the School of Public Health working in either environmental health disparities or public health practice.
The award is available annually, alternating between those two areas, and is awarded to eligible students through a competitive application process.