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Smoke and Vape Free Scholars Initiative

This initiative will help develop a pipeline of dedicated tobacco control researchers and advocates.  Funded awards will support mentorship and training activities that include enabling undergraduate, post-bac and masters-level students from diverse backgrounds to conduct tobacco-related research projects in a mentor’s laboratory or team, while also engaging in local tobacco control activities and participating in other educational activities.

Learn more about resources for this initiative.                                                                           

Smoke and Vape Free Scholars Program Award supports California State Universities and California Community Colleges, in partnership with doctorate-granting institutions, to develop and administer mentorship & training programs for undergraduate, post-bac and masters-level students from diverse backgrounds to conduct tobacco-related research projects in a mentor’s laboratory or team, while also engaging in local tobacco control activities. 

2023 Call for Smoke and Vape Free Scholars Initiative (SVFSI)