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2nd Annual Norman and Gerry Sue Arnold Emerging Scholar In Childhood Obesity Graduate Student Research Award

2nd Annual
Norman and Gerry Sue Arnold
Emerging Scholar in Childhood Obesity
Graduate Student Research Award

The Arnold School of Public Health is pleased to announce the second annual Emerging Scholar in Childhood Obesity graduate research awards. Through  the generous support of Norman and Gerry Sue Arnold, the Arnold School of Public Health is committed to developing future leaders in the area of childhood obesity research. In response, the School has established the Emerging Scholar in Childhood Obesity award  that will recognize up to two outstanding graduate students from the Arnold School of Public Health who exemplify the highest standards of scholarship and innovation on the topic of childhood obesity.

Application Deadline:  July 1, 2017 

Award Amount:
Two students will be awarded $1,000 each, which can be used towards professional development activities including resources and supplies for data collection, travel and registration at national or international conferences where research is presented on this topic, for professional  workshops, or for other continuing education/training opportunities of importance to obesity research; the award cannot be used as salary for the scholar. The award funds must be used within 12 months of receipt and all expenses must be pre-approved by the chair or graduate director of the student’s home department. 

Please submit your application to: 

Mazen Aziz – Program Coordinator
Department of Exercise Science - Arnold School of Public Health
azizm@mailbox.sc.edu

Eligibility Requirements: 

Enrolled at the masters or doctorate level in the Arnold School of Public Health
Be in good academic standing 

 The finalists will be selected based on a review of the following materials: 

1. Curriculum Vitae. 

 2. Research Statement (no more than 500 words) that outlines the applicant’s research plan related to the topic of childhood obesity. This statement  should focus on studies the applicant will conduct that address 1-2 key questions, identified by the applicant, that have the potential to significantly impact childhood obesity research. 

 3. One example of exemplary work conducted by the applicant on the topic of childhood obesity could be a publication (in print, in press, or under  review) or conference abstract (accepted or submitted). The applicant must be the senior author and the work must address a topic related to childhood obesity. 

 4. Proposed budget and budget justification for how the award would be expended in support of the applicant’s research plan. 

 5. A signed endorsement form by the applicant’s research advisor. 

Scholarship Endorsement Letter

Scholarship Application

Scholarship Flyer