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University of Delaware has funded assistantships for Masters and PhD degrees

The University of Delaware Master of Science in Human Nutrition (MSHN) has several funded assistantships (tuition waiver and stipend) available for the 2019-2020 school year.

Interested applicants can visit https://sites.udel.edu/bhan/graduates-index/mshn/ to learn more about our program and application requirements. Applicants should visit http://grad.udel.edu/apply/ to apply to the University of Delaware.

Additional information about our MSHN and PhD programs in Nutrition is below.

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University of Delaware PhD Description

Student Funding and Engagement Opportunities!

Check out these opportunities recently announced by the College of Health and Human Development:

  • The College of Health and Human Development will be offering Summer Research Funds for undergraduates to complete research under the direction of a faculty mentor for summer 2019. Funds may be used for student expenses and project costs. Students interested in requesting this funding can fill out the form at https://hhd.psu.edu/summer-undergraduate-research-grants or submit all materials via mail/email to Heather Zimmerman, Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, 344 Health and Human Development Building, or emailed to hdh3@psu.edu. Please note faculty supervisor requirements below. Students must be enrolled in a College of HHD major or be a premajor HHD student. Deadline is January 31, 2019. Applicants will be notified by the end of March 2019 regarding funding decisions.
  • The Student Engagement Network Grant Program is accepting applications for Spring 2019! The SEN will be awarding grants of up to $3,000 to support student engagement experiences. Examples include financial support for unpaid internships or research opportunities, living expenses, travel costs, and conference fees. Grant funding can also be used to compensate a student working fewer hours in order to be involved in a student club or organization on campus. The application can be found at http://www.engage.psu.edu/students/grants/. If you have questions about the grant program or how to apply, visit us in 102 HUB-Robeson Center, email engage@psu.edu, or call us at our new number, (814) 863-5995.
  • Undergraduate students are now able to apply for the 2019 Erickson Discovery Grants, with applications due in January instead of February. Each year dozens of undergraduate students from all campuses are selected to receive a $3,500 grant in support of student engagement in original research, scholarship and creative work under the supervision of a faculty member. This year applications will be open from Oct. 15 through Jan. 21, 2019. Those interested in applying can do so here.
  • The application for Lion Ambassadors is now open for current Sophomores and Juniors, and they would love to have a strong representation of College of Health and Human Development students in our new class. If you have any questions or would like further information, please feel free to reach out directly to Nick Pazuchanics at President@Lionambassadors.com. The application is due December 8 and is found at: http://www.lionambassadors.com/join.html

Community Nutrition Graduate Student Research Assistantship opportunity — Starts January 2019

Community Nutrition Graduate Student Research Assistantship

The Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science at Utah State University is looking to hire a Ph.D., MS, or MPH student with a focus in community nutrition. This student would be employed for two years through a USDA Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program grant, titled Connecting low-income/at-risk and ethnic/minority populations to Utah direct market farmers and farmers markets. Year two is contingent upon satisfactory job performance in year one. Further funding for additional years of study may be available through other jobs or teaching assistantships.

Start Date: January 2019

Salary:

  • $15,000/year for a 12-month appointment
  • Full graduate tuition ($14,000+ value for in-state, the student would be responsible for any class/student fees)
  • Subsidized health insurance

Primary job duties:

  • Conducting a needs assessment to guide the design of a statewide marketing and outreach campaign targeted to low-income/at-risk and ethnic minority populations across the state regarding where to find farmers markets/direct market farmers that accept SNAP.
  • Writing a best-practices guide for marketing to the lower-income consumer and at risk and ethnic minority populations
  • Developing evaluation procedures and tools
  • Collecting data in person, online, and over the telephone
  • Analyzing data
  • Developing reports
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, dietetics, public health, or a related field.
  • Previous experience with (or knowledge of) conducting a community needs assessment.
  • Previous experience with (or knowledge of) conducting quantitative survey research.
  • Previous experience with (or knowledge of) conducting qualitative data collection and/or analysis.
  • Drivers license and insurance.

Percent of Time or Hours per Week: 20 hours per week (in addition to time needed for your academics, including your thesis, dissertation, or final project).

Required Documents:

  • Cover Letter (please include:
    • Information about how you meet the minimum requirements
    • Information about how you meet the preferred qualifications (if you do, don’t worry if you don’t meet all or any of these)
    • Information about any relevant previous job or academic experience (see Primary job duties above, and don’t worry if you don’t have previous experience, you will be trained and work as part of a team).
    • Why you want to get a graduate degree
    • Why you are interested in Community Nutrition
    • What you want to do when you are done with your degree
  • Resume/CV
  • Names and contact information of 3 references
  • Writing sample

Please email Dr. Mateja Savoie Roskos (mateja.savoie@usu.edu) and Carrie Durward (carrie.durward@usu.edu) with the required documentation or if you have any questions about this position.

More information is available at https://mph.usu.edu/assistantship/

Join Penn State UNESCO Youth as Researchers Program

The 2019 UNESCO Youth as Researchers program and seek participation from undergraduate students across all colleges.  This program trains youth and young adults to create and carry out youth-driven and youth-owned social justice research projects of their choosing.

In this program Penn State undergraduate students work together to identify problems of relevance to their communities and societies. They then rigorously study these issues, providing detailed frameworks for social change to program and policy makers. Equally important they share their research findings from a wide range of interests through social media and other outlets. UNESCO believes that a trans-disciplinary approach to addressing social justice issues is crucial and encourage participation from students across our various academic areas.

Our program met with great success last year in the US and Ireland and we seek to make it even better this year.  We are expanding the program to Vietnam, Russia, France, Myanmar, and South Africa this year to increase this important youth researcher cohort. For more information, visit the following sites: https://agsci.psu.edu/unesco/the-penn-state-unesco-youth-as-researchers-program or http://www.childandfamilyresearch.ie/cfrc/youth-as-researchers/ )

Amazing Summer CV Health Research Opportunity!

The College of Engineering and the College of Health and Human Development announce the 2018 Penn State Summer Translational Cardiovascular Science Institute. This program, sponsored by the American Heart Association, is available to undergraduate students with a demonstrated interest in cardiovascular science who have completed more than 60 credits and have a grade point average of 3.25 or greater.
Penn State students are required to spend two additional semesters in lab after the completion of the STCSI summer program. The STCSI will fund up to ten undergraduate students to conduct research related to cardiovascular disease, focusing in particular on the cellular mechanisms of cardiovascular disease pathology, the determinants of cardiovascular disease risk across the lifespan, and the development of cardiovascular device technology to address disease. This research will be conducted during the summer 2018 (10 weeks from May 29August 3) under the direction of one or more faculty members.
Stipend: A stipend of $4,000 will be provided for each student. For more information, contact:

Keefe Manning, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Schreyer Honors College
Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Surgery
kbm10@psu.edu

Lacy Alexander, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Kinesiology
lma191@psu.edu

Summer Job Opportunity at the Clinical Research Center at Penn State

THE C.R.C. (Clinical Research Center) on campus at Noll Lab is in immediate need for kitchen workers for the SUMMER OF 2018.  Students will work daytime hours M-F.

This research kitchen position requires efficiency, organization, and strong attention to detail.  Basic food knowledge is needed.

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU ARE NOT HERE THIS SUMMER!

If you are interested in this position, PLEASE CONTACT:

Amy Ciccarella @ 865-8448 or email asc126@psu.edu

 

University of Auckland: Northern Hemisphere Summer Research Scholarship

Outstanding HHD students with prior research experiences can take advantage of an opportunity to do research at the University of Auckland in New Zealand this summer. There are a number of research projects in areas of life and health science, clinical medicine, and public health seeking student researchers. Details on the opportunity and application are below:

What is this opportunity?

This is an opportunity to join a faculty-supervised research project at the University of Auckland.  Research opportunities are in a host of disciplines ranging from Architecture to Engineering to Dance.  Please consult this Research Programme web page for all information on the program and what research projects are on-going.  Only a maximum of five (5) Penn State students will be selected for a research project for summer 2018.  Penn State is one of 6 world-renowned universities selected to have its students take part in this exciting opportunity.

What benefits do students receive?

Students will receive up to NZ$2000 towards round-trip travel to Auckland as well as a NZ$4,400 tax-free stipend for doing the research project.  The monetary benefits are outweighed by the research experience which can be very valuable for fellowship as well as graduate school application credentials, not to mention living in Auckland – one of the world’s top cities for quality of life.

By when must students apply?

Students must complete their online application through the University of Auckland by midnight NZST on February 12, 2018This equates to 6am ET on February 12, 2018 in the United States.  (To be safe, we recommend advising your students to have everything completed and uploaded by midnight on the 11th of February.)

How should students apply and what is required?

Students may apply online by clicking the blue “Apply Now” button on the upper-right side of the Eligibility web page.  Students must be Penn State undergraduates in good standing who have completed at least 2 years of study at the time the award would be activated.  These students should have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA.  They will also be asked to submit a CV, an official academic transcript as well as any project-specific information requested by the supervising faculty.

Does the Education Abroad office need to stay connected with students’ applications?

The University of Auckland will notify Education Abroad of students who apply and, ultimately, students who are selected.  As this is a non-credit experience, there is no pre-application through Education Abroad.  However, students who are selected and who intend to participate must register their travel with the Travel Safety Network and apply for a visa well in advance of travel.  The Education Abroad office can answer general questions about travel and visas for students once selected for the program.

 

Summer 2018 Research Positions for Undergraduates – in USA and Abroad

Every year, the Amgen Scholars Program provides 240 selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at many of Europe, USA, and Asia’s premier educational institutions – posted on Trialect . Eligible students enrolled at colleges and universities throughout the world may apply. Stipend, Housing and round-trip travel costs are covered and the amount depends on the host University. Depending up on where you live, you can apply to the following programs:

To apply, visit the following links:

Amgen Scholars Europe
Amgen Scholars USA
Amgen Scholars Worldwide

NOTE:

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