Promoting Health Across Boundaries seeks undergrad, grad students for multidisciplinary fellowship

The initiative in Promoting Health Across Boundaries (PHAB) announces one undergraduate and one graduate fellowship for the 2011-12 academic year.

Fellows will work with a multidisciplinary team of senior faculty from all eight schools within the university. Each fellow will develop an individual project with potential for publication or applied action. Fellows also will have the opportunity to be involved in diverse projects and a variety of learning experiences of the PHAB initiative, including case study and case comparison research and analysis; site visit analyses; story projects; engagement with visiting professors; an interactive website, literature review and synthesis; and work on scholarly manuscripts.

The deadline for applications is Sept. 16. To apply, submit a résumé, unofficial transcript and a one-to-two-page essay describing your thoughts about how boundary-spanning may affect health, how the fellowship will enhance your personal goals and interests and how you might contribute to the PHAB initiative.  Apply through the student employment office.

Fellows will be chosen by PHAB staff and the PHAB Cleveland Advisory Board by the last week in September, and the fellowship starts immediately after. Student fellows will be paid an hourly wage ($13 per hour for eight hours per week for the undergraduate student; $18 per hour for 20 hours per week for the graduate student) for time working on the PHAB Initiative.

Fellows will be encouraged to take the Promoting Health Across Boundaries course to be offered in the spring of 2012.

The PHAB Initiative is funded by a university ForwardThinking Interdisciplinary Alliance Investment Grant (IAIG).