Fellowship Opportunities

Updated:Sep 22,2014

AHA Tobacco Regulation and Addiction Center

Current Fellowship Opportunity Announcements

University of Southern California Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science for Vulnerable Populations

Pre-Doctoral Training Opportunity in Tobacco Regulatory Science
Anticipated Start Date: January 2015

The Department of Preventive Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC is accepting applications for a pre-doctoral training position in the USC Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS).  Tobacco regulatory science is an emerging field of applied research that has the overall goal of developing research evidence that will support the Food and Drug Administration in implementing the policies and regulations called for by the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.  For additional background, see Tobacco Products and Tobacco Regulatory Science Program.

This opportunity is for full-time doctoral students interested in pursuing a career in tobacco regulatory science.  The two-year training program will have four core elements including required coursework, project immersion, research funding, and professional development and mentoring.  Trainees will be matched to one of the TCORS research projects and brought onto the project team.  The research will be an appropriate platform for identifying a dissertation project.  Trainees will be encouraged and supported to apply for the TCORS pilot research grants to enhance their ability to carry out independent research.  Trainees will also attend professional development seminars and receive individualized mentorship from members of the TCORS advisory groups matched to their interests and needs.

Required Qualifications: Student enrolled in a full-time graduate program leading to a doctoral degree. Trainees may come from diverse disciplines relevant to tobacco regulatory science, including, for example, the basic sciences, health behavior, psychology, sociology, pharmacy, and epidemiology.Applicants must be citizens or noncitizen nationals of the U.S. or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence by the time of award.

Application Deadline: The application deadline for consideration is October 15, 2014.

To Apply: Send an email request to Lilit Aladadyan to be directed to the online application management system.

Required Application Materials:

  1. Letter of interest speaking directly to qualifications, professional activities, and research interests and accomplishments. The letter should specifically address: 1) the relevance of the candidate’s background to tobacco regulatory science; goals for the training program; and potential research projects related to tobacco regulatory science.
  2. Current resume or curriculum vitae
  3. Two Letters of Recommendation

For more information about the USC Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science or about this training opportunity, please contact: Lilit Aladadyan, 323-442-7223.
 

University of Southern California Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science for Vulnerable Populations

Post-Doctoral Training Opportunity in Tobacco Regulatory Science
Anticipated Start Date: January 2015

The Department of Preventive Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC is accepting applications for a pre-doctoral training position in the USC Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS).  Tobacco regulatory science is an emerging field of applied research that has the overall goal of developing research evidence that will support the Food and Drug Administration in implementing the policies and regulations called for by the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.  For additional background, see Tobacco Products and Tobacco Regulatory Science Program.

This opportunity is for individuals with a doctoral degree who are interested in pursuing a career in tobacco regulatory science.  The two-year training program will have four core elements including required coursework, project immersion, research funding, and professional development and mentoring.  Trainees will be immediately matched to one of the TCORS research projects and brought onto the project team.  Trainees will be encouraged and supported to apply for the TCORS pilot research grants to enhance their ability to carry out independent research.  Trainees will also attend professional development seminars and receive individualized mentorship from members of the TCORS advisory groups matched to their interests and needs.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D., M.D., D.D.S., Sc.D, Dr.P.H., PharmD or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited U.S. or foreign institution.  Applicants must be citizens or noncitizen nationals of the U.S. or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence by the time of award.

Application Deadline: The application deadline for consideration is October 15, 2014.

To Apply: Send an email request to Lilit Aladadyan to be directed to the online application management system.

Required Application Materials:

  1. Letter of interest speaking directly to qualifications, professional activities, and research interests and accomplishments. The letter should specifically address: 1) the relevance of the candidate’s background to tobacco regulatory science; goals for the training program; and potential research projects related to tobacco regulatory science.
  2. Current resume or curriculum vitae
  3. Two Letters of Recommendation

For more information about the USC Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science or about this training opportunity, please contact: Lilit Aladadyan, 323-442-7223.


Past Fellowship Opportunity Announcements

American Heart Association TCORS Funding Opportunity

The American Heart Association Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science invites you to apply for one to two years of training opportunities (cycle of September 2014 - August 2016).

Applications due August 22, 2014 at 11:59 pm EDT

The American Heart Association Tobacco Regulation and Addiction Center (A-TRAC) is focused on assessing the effects of tobacco products on cardiovascular health and disease, as well as communication and marketing approaches related to the use, distribution and sale of tobacco products and intervention strategies suitable for cessation of tobacco product use in both general and minority populations.

A-TRAC is currently accepting applications for one- to two-year fellowships. The fellows will pursue research projects that will inform the regulation of tobacco products to protect public health.

Four fellows will be accepted for the first cycle of the program. The amount of fellowship salary support will be commensurate with level of training.

In addition to pursuing a research project, fellows will learn about the scientific evidence in the following seven tobacco-related research areas:  

  • Diversity of tobacco products;
  • Reducing addiction;
  • Reducing toxicity and carcinogenicity,
  • Adverse health consequences;
  • Communications;
  • Marketing of tobacco products; and
  • Economics and policies

Application Eligibility

  • Levels - Pre-doctoral/post-doctoral PhD candidates, cardiovascular fellows, early-career faculty; established faculty interested in career redirection
  • Disciplines - Applications accepted from a wide array of disciplines, including toxicology, pharmacology, public health, nursing, medicine, communications, etc.
To apply for a fellowship, please visit the Boston University School of Medicine A-TRAC Trainee Application.

View the NIH format of Individual Development Plans.

For more information regarding the fellowship, please contact:
Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM
Robina M. Bhasin, Ed.M.
Glenn A. Hirsch, MD, MHS