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Smoke and tobacco free student fellowships for UC campuses

Fostering the next generation of leaders for a smoke and tobacco free university and world

The University of California has launched the support of a pilot fellowship program that builds upon the successes of the University in tobacco control, notably the systemwide smoke and tobacco free policy enacted in 2014.

The goal of these fellowships, open to all UC undergraduate and graduate students, is to develop the next generation of leaders in reducing the harms and social costs from smoking and use of tobacco products worldwide.

The UC Smoke and Tobacco Free Student Fellowships opportunity invites applications from all ten campuses for the support of one year student projects. The project topics may include scholarly work related to policy impact and emerging campus issues, projects that target reductions in smoking or tobacco use in the campus community, science projects on the characteristics, use, and effects of tobacco products, or student engagement and outreach for tobacco control. Tobacco products include cigarettes, as well as other tobacco products including electronic nicotine delivery systems and vaping devices.

Fellows are expected to:

  1. Conduct their proposed project within a year
  2. Participate on their campus smoke and tobacco free task force
  3. Participate in a systemwide curriculum conducted via webinar
  4. Meet with their designated local and systemwide mentors
  5. Complete their project, and submit a final report that summarizes the project, by the end of spring quarter 2017
  6. Attend a systemwide meeting based at one of the UC campuses and present their project

Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)

Instructions on How to Apply (pdf)

Call for applications (pdf)

To start your online application, please access this link on proposalCENTRAL.

For questions about these UC Smoke and Tobacco Free Student Fellowships, please contact

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