Student Research Opportunities

Week of August 17, 2017



Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research Annual Meeting - The University of Michigan Injury Center is pleased to host the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR) 2017 Conference this fall. SAVIR is a professional organization that provides leadership and fosters excellence in the science of violence and injury prevention, from epidemiology to intervention to advocacy. The 2017 conference will be devoted to the theme of Innovations, and you will not want to miss this opportunity to learn, connect, and grow with hundreds of other who share your interest in preventing injury and violence. The SAVIR conference is an especially great opportunity for students, post-doctoral fellows and early career injury researchers to highlight their injury control and safety promotion research and network with leaders in the injury field. In addition to the regular programs we have created two high-yield conference events specifically geared towards students and early career injury and violence researchers. Register and see a detailed schedule at or contact Dr. Kimberly Rauscher for more information.

WVU to Host Software Carpentry Workshop August 25th – 26th - This event is an example-driven two-day workshop on basic computing skills. Short tutorials alternate with hands-on practical exercises, and participants are encouraged both to help one another, and to try applying what they have learned to their own research problems during and between sessions. Participants should bring their own laptop to work on. This should be a "real" laptop - not a Chromebook, tablet, etc. You should also be sure to have admin privileges on this computer. See for more information about the organization. This event runs from August 25 to August 26, from 9am - 4:30pm each day. Register at

Student Research Opportunities and Fellowships

Science of Science and Innovation Policy Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants  (SciSIP-DDRIG) - The Science of Science & Innovation Policy (SciSIP) program supports research designed to advance the scientific basis of science and innovation policy. The program funds research to develop models, analytical tools, data and metrics that can be applied in the science policy decision making process and concern the use and allocation of scarce scientific resources. For example, research proposals may develop behavioral and analytical conceptualizations, frameworks or models that have applications across the broad array of science and innovation policy challenges. Proposals may also develop methodologies to analyze science, technology and innovation data, and to usefully convey that information to a variety of audiences. Proposals that create and improve science, engineering and innovation data, including the design of new metrics and indicators, particularly proposals that demonstrate the viability of collecting and analyzing data on knowledge generation and innovation in organizations, are encouraged. The SciSIP program welcomes proposals from individual or multi-investigator research projects, doctoral dissertation improvement awards, experimental research, and data collection and dissemination. Application Due Date(s): September 11, 2017 and February 9, 2018.   

AHRQ Grants for Health Services Research Dissertation Program (R36) - This announcement represents the continuation of an AHRQ program that provides support to individuals who are conducting research undertaken as part of an accredited academic program to qualify for a research doctorate degree. Applications for dissertation research grants must be responsive to AHRQ's mission, which is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable and affordable, and to work within HHS and with other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used. Within the mission, AHRQ's specific priority areas of focus are: 1. Improve health care quality by accelerating implementation of Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) 2. Make health care safer 3. Increase accessibility by evaluating expansions of insurance coverage and 4. Improve health care affordability, efficiency and cost transparency. Application Due Date(s): February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1 annually.

Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being - Thanks to the generous support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago is pleased to offer the Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being (formerly called the Doris Duke Fellowships for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect). These fellowships are designed to identify and develop a new generation of leaders interested in and capable of creating practice and policy initiatives that will enhance child development and improve the nation's ability to prevent all forms of child maltreatment. Doris Duke fellows receive an annual stipend of $30,000 for up to two years to support the completion of their dissertation and related research at their academic institution. Up to 15 fellowships are awarded annually. Fellows are guided by an academic mentor whom they select; fellows also identify a policy or practice mentor to assist them in better understanding how to frame their research questions with an eye toward maximizing policy and practice relevance. Application Due Date: December 1, 2017.

Sexual Medicine Society of North America Research Grants - The Sexual Medicine Society of North America works to increase public awareness of healthy sexuality and sexual problems, to foster the finest care for individuals suffering from sexual debility, and to encourage scholarship and research. It is the society's hope that this program will encourage young people to become interested in sexual medicine research and make it a focal point of their careers. To support this mission, the society has issued a Request for Proposals for its SMSNA Scholars in Sexuality Research Grants Program. The annual program offers young investigators who are interested in sexuality research the opportunity to obtain funding to support their research while engaged in qualifying research in sexuality. Grants will be awarded to graduate or medical students, residents in graduate medical education training programs, and postdoctoral/post-residency fellows. Because sexual medicine is a multidisciplinary field and sex impacts almost every aspect of human endeavor in some way, we encourage applications from aspiring researchers representing diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to urology, psychology, psychiatry, gynecology, internal medicine, geriatrics, public health, physiology, genetics, molecular biology, social work, and law. Application Due Date: October 1, 2017.

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