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Top Articles: Over $10,000 Available In Funding/Fellowships, New Career Opportunities, Upcoming Events


Image result for bullhorn png clipart ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

Important Dates & Deadlines:

  • Oct. 24, 2019 | Tuition and registration fees: Third installment of Fee Payment Plan due
  • Nov. 1, 2019 | Deadline for graduates to change grading options via CalCentral (subsequent changes require adviser's exception)
  • Nov. 11, 2019 | Academic & Administrative Holiday
  • Nov. 23, 2019 | Tuition and registration fees: Fourth installment of Fee Payment Plan due
  • Nov. 28-29, 2019 | Academic & Administrative Holiday

Regarding PH 290.7

The School of Public Health will not be offering PH 290.7: Public Health in Practice: Communicable Disease Control in California in the Spring 2020 semester.

We will, however, offer the course in the Fall semester for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Congratulations: Scholars Win Case Competition

Join us in congratulating Health Policy Research Scholars Aaron Coleman, Lusia Rivera, Hannah Cory, Samantha Perez, and Joe Griffin for winning the annual Case Competition at the HPRS Summer Institute 2019!

The winning team (pictured below) focused on funding for hospital-based violence intervention programs in Oakland, which seek to meet victims of gun violence at the beside, providing care and resources as patients move back into the community.

Op-Ed: Hospitals need to address Oakland’s homeless black men

Health Policy Research Scholar Erica Browne (pictured left) wrote an op-ed about the role of hospitals in addressing the health and wellbeing of Black homeless residents in Oakland. Published in the East Bay Times, Erica outlines three concrete strategies that hospitals can use to promote greater racial equity in housing.


DrPH/SPH Financial Resources

This spreadsheet includes pre-doctoral fellowship opportunities from NIH and NSF. It gives an overview of F31 and NSF Graduate Research Fellowships students can apply for and how much funding is available. 
  • If you're applying for research funding, contact a pre-award research administrator at least 4-6 weeks before their proposal deadline.
Descriptions and deadlines for fellowships and scholarships available to School of Public Health graduate students can be found below. For more information on scholarships, grants, and fellowships, read UC Berkeley's Guide to Fellowships and Grants

Funding & Fellowships

  • CEGA 2019 Psychology and Economics of Poverty (PEP) Seed Funding (Due: October 25, 2019)
    • CEGA will offer $1,000-$5,000 awards to support original research led by UC Berkeley PhD students or PhD students working at other institutions with CEGA-affiliated faculty members.
  • UC President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (Due: November 1, 2019)
    • Applicants must receive a Ph.D. or terminal degree from an accredited university before the start of their fellowship. Successful applicants must present documents demonstrating that they are legally authorized to work in the United States. Individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are encouraged to apply.
  • Green Initiative Fund 2019 Fall Grant (Due: November 1, 2019)
    • The fall mini-grant program takes place during the fall semester and awards grants up to $5,000 to small projects that must be completed within one year. There is only one application form, and applicants must submit it by the fall grant deadline. Fall mini-grant requests must be no larger than $5,000.
  • AAUW American Fellowships (Due: November 1, 2019)
    • AAUW American Fellowships support women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.
  • University of Minnesota Interdisciplinary Research Training in Child & Adolescent Primary Care (IRT-CAPC) (Due: December 1, 2019)
    • This fellowship prepares postdoctoral (MD/DO post-residency; DDS/DMD; PhD; comparable doctoral degree) scholars committed to a career in primary care research with skills for conducting determinant, intervention, and health services research focused on current and emerging health and health care issues of children and adolescents. The interdisciplinary training program brings together trainees and faculty from diverse disciplines including Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, Psychology, Nutrition, Social Work, Family Social Science, and Education.
  • Graduate Assembly Queer and Trans Advocacy Project Funding Application 2019-2020
    • Are you or someone you know organizing an event centering diversity of sexual orientation and/or gender? Does the event have a cross-departmental audience (or beyond)? Would up to $1000 in funding be helpful? Then fill out to apply for funding from the Graduate Assembly's Queer and Trans Advocacy Project!
  • GROW Grants (Reviewed Bi-weekly)
    • Graduates Optimizing Wellness (GROW) Grants is a program designed to help graduate student communities access existing wellness resources on campus. Graduate student groups and departments may apply for funds to host wellness-focused workshops for their students at no cost.

Career Opportunities

  • Assistant Director for Community - Engaged Learning & Cultural Humility Development
    • Emory University is seeking an Assistant Director for Community to develop, implement, and manage a community-engaged learning program for students at the Rollins School of Public Health.
  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Epidemiology
    • A postdoctoral research position in epidemiology with focus on cancer prevention and survivorship in ethnically diverse populations is available at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The Hutchinson Center provides a challenging academic and supportive multi-disciplinary research environment.
  • Graduate Assembly Open Positions
    • The Graduate Assembly is hiring graduate and professional students for paid positions.
  • Queer and Transgender Advocacy Project
    • The Queer and Transgender Advocacy Project (QTAP) seeks to improve the lives and experiences of queer and gender-diverse graduate students at UC Berkeley. QTAP works closely with other GA projects to initiate outreach targeting graduate queer and gender-diverse students at UC Berkeley.


Helpful Link: Calendar of Events & Workshops

An organized list of events made specifically for Berkeley graduate students! 

Supporting the Mental Health of Students and GSIs

The GSI Teaching & Resource Center is pleased to host three workshops this semester, facilitated by Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), to support the wellbeing of students and GSIs.
All workshops will be held in 309 Sproul Hall. Wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, please contact the GSI Teaching & Resource Center at 510-642-4456 or

This Month at the Tang Center

Did you know that the Tang Center hosts a plethora of events each month? Events typically include (but are not limited to) drop-in counseling for nutrition, LGBTQ issues, and other matters, food & cooking demos, sex education talks, drop-in clinics, pet hugs, and more!

Here is a small sample of events happening this month: You can find the full calendar of events at the University Health Services Calendar page. Check back each month for new events!

Film Screening and Panel Discussion: Period. End of Sentence.

Tuesday October 22nd
5:30-7:50 pm  |  FREE
Berkeley Way West Building
2121 Berkeley Way
Colloquium Rooms, 1st floor
Food will be provided.

The Center of Excellence in Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health and the Bixby Center for Population Health & Sustainability present a screening of the documentary film Period. End of Sentence.

Winner of Best Documentary Short Academy Award and directed by Iranian-American filmmaker Rayka Zehtabchi, this film documents the story of a rural village in India, where a group of women band together to install and operate a sanitary pad-making machine, combating the crushing stigma of menstruation, improving accessibility of sanitary products, and discovering newfound independence and hope for a better future.

After the film, a panel of MCAH researchers and experts will discuss themes related to reproductive rights, adolescent health, and economic empowerment, globally and domestically.

APHA 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo

APHA's Annual Meeting and Expo is where public health professionals convene, learn, network and engage with peers. With the Annual Meeting, we strengthen the profession of public health, share the latest research and information, promote best practices and advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research. Come experience APHA. This year's theme is "Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health."

Image result for hammer silhouette png RESOURCES & TOOLS 

DrPH Course Approval Form (Click Here)
NOTE: Please submit the DrPH course approval form with syllabus to Marlon Maus, Co-Director at

DrPH Study Space Reservation:

  • The study spaces available at the Left and Right portions of desk 5421-26/27 are now available to self-book in bCal. It is located in the quiet room on the fifth floor of 2121 Berkeley West Way.
    • To add a room to a bCal timeslot, search by “BWW” on the “Rooms” tab (next to “Guests”) to view/select an available room.
    • To add the rooms to your saved calendars, click the “+ Add other calendars” (next to “Add a coworker’s calendar”), then “Browse resources,” then scroll down to “BWW” to select the rooms you’d like.
  • When using reserved spaces, please be courteous and leave things as you found them-- please don't leave your trash. (Closed times will be used for GSI office hours; please be respectful of other people using this space).
For any questions or concerns regarding DrPH study space reservations, please email

UCB Center for Public Health & Leadership Toolkit (CPHPL):

  • We has developed the Center for Public Health Practice & Leadership (CPHPL) Toolkit, a practical “go-to” resource, which includes proven leadership tools and knowledge that can be applied to enhance effectiveness in your school projects, jobs, and overall career development. The tools provided are in areas of leadership that public health employers, alumni, and students identify as essential for success.

Science Leadership and Management (SLAM):

  • This is a seminar series focused on understanding the many interpersonal interactions critical for success in a scientific lab, as well as some practical aspects of lab management.  The target audience for this course is upper-level science graduate students with broad interests and backgrounds, and the skills discussed will be applicable to a variety of career paths. Postdocs are also welcome to attend.
For more information, please contact SLAM leadership at

The Experimental Social Science Lab (XLAB):

  • The Experimental Social Science Lab (Xlab) would like to invite the graduate students of the School of Public Health to conduct experiments/studies at our facility and/or use our resources. Offers a space to conduct research, access to research participants, small grants and assistance. 


Resources for Mental Wellness

  • Berkeley Recalibrate
    • Wellness is multi-dimensional and our needs frequently change. This site offers tools that'll help identify your own unique system of wellness.
  • Student-to-Student Peer Counseling
    • Student-to-Student Peer Counseling offers peer counseling appointments from 10am to 4pm, Monday through Friday, at 312E Eschleman Hall. Appointments can be made through their website.
  • CAPS Group Counseling and Graduate Support Groups
    • Group counseling is an effective and often preferable way to address a variety of personal, social, and academic concerns. CAPS offers a wide variety of skills, support and process groups. 
  • Resources for Students in Crisis
    • There are a variety of resources to assist students with health and wellness, including emotional and mental health. Please see your program advisor or any of the resources below for assistance as soon as you feel that something is not right.
  • New CPS Satellite office for Graduate/Professional Students
    • Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) is opening a new satellite office in the Graduate Assembly Wellness Center, 444 Eshleman. Dr. Amy Honigman, a UC Berkeley alumna and specialist in graduate student wellness, will be available to hold appointments with graduate and professional students in the new space. 
  • University Health Services Mental Health Resources
    • University Health Services provides an extensive list of resources on their website dedicated to stress management, identifying signs of depression, seeking counseling, as well as general mental health information.

General Financial Aid Resources

  • Financial Aid & Scholarships Office - Graduate Award Guide
    • The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office works closely with students to make a priceless UC Berkeley education an affordable reality. At UC Berkeley, we are proud to say that nearly everyone is eligible for financial aid. This Graduate Award Guide will assist you in understanding and accepting the financial aid you have been offered.
  • Graduate Division Guide to Fellowships and Grants
    • Berkeley Graduate Division offers a guide with information on fellowships, grants, and other types of funding. The guide includes links to different databases of funding opportunities available to graduate students at Berkeley at the national and international level.
  • Graduate Assembly Funding
    • The Graduate Assembly website includes a comprehensive section dedicated to information and resources about funding for graduate students at UC Berkeley, including different types of funding, applications, and deadlines.
  • Berkeley Public Health - Fellowships, Scholarships and Awards
    • The Berkeley Public Health Fellowships, Scholarships and Awards page includes information unique to Berkeley Public Health for postgraduate applicants, current postgraduate students, current undergraduate students, and those seeking endowments and additional opportunities.

Food, Housing & Childcare

  • 2019 Cal-Fresh Clinics
    • CalFresh benefits are pre-loaded monthly into a debit-like EBT card that can be used like a debit card. The EBT card can be used at most major chain grocery stores and Costco, as well as the Berkeley Student Food Collective and Bear Market, located in Unit 3!
  • Berkeley Food Institute (BFI)
    • BFI seeks to transform food systems to expand access to healthy and affordable food. It also seeks to promote sustainable and equitable food production. We empower new leaders with capacities to cultivate diverse, just, resilient, and healthy food systems.
  • Cal Rentals
    • UC Berkeley offers a rental-listing service called Cal Rentals, providing information and advising for students, faculty and staff, and UC Berkeley affiliates looking for off-campus housing. The service is free for students.
  • Graduate Assembly Housing Guide
    • Graduate Assembly offers a housing guide with more information about the local market and available resources.
  • Back-Up Childcare Service 
    • Highly-subsidized in-home and center-based back-up child care for UC Berkeley student parents.

  Questions about academic progress, financial aid, qualifying exams & graduation?

Contact Judy Smithson M.Ed., 
DrPH Program Manager, University California Berkeley,
Schedule an advising appointment.
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