2018 David J Sencer Scholarships Available

12 Jan 2018 3:47 PM | Elise Omaki (Administrator)

Call for Applications: 2018 EIS Conference David J. Sencer Scholarships

The Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Alumni Association announces the availability of scholarships to participate in the 2018 Annual EIS Conference, to be held in Atlanta, GA, April 16–19, 2018. Up to eight scholarships of $800 each will be awarded to partially subsidize participation in the conference. Acceptance of a scholarship does not obligate the recipient to apply for the EIS fellowship, but applicants must indicate a strong interest in potentially applying for a position in EIS within the next 1-3 years. Further information about EIS and the EIS Conference is available at www.cdc.gov/eis.

Who Can Apply?
  • Physicians 
  • Doctoral scientists (Ph.D., Dr.P.H., or doctoral degree holders in epidemiology, biostatistics, health informatics and related fields; the social or behavioral sciences, natural sciences, or nutrition sciences; or other relevant health science) 
  • Nurses 
  • Veterinarians 
  • Other allied healthcare professionals (dentists, physician assistants, doctors of pharmacy) 

Persons eligible for the scholarship must be eligible to apply to the EIS program in the next 1-3 years. Eligibility criteria for EIS are available at www.cdc.gov/eis/application.html.

In addition, eligibility for the Sencer scholarship will be limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

Application Process

Scholarship applicants should provide:

a)  A curriculum vitae (CV) that includes:

  • Name, address, telephone number, email address, citizenship/permanent resident status, and the name of current training program (if applicable)
  • Relevant information about potential eligibility for the EIS
b)  A brief personal statement (maximum of 500 words) describing why EIS is relevant to his/her career interests and why attending the 2018 EIS Conference would be a step towards fulfilling those goals
c)  A letter of support from a mentor/faculty member. The letter should address: A) the applicant’s academic achievements and personal qualities that would make him/her a good fit for the EIS fellowship, and B) how the applicant would benefit from receiving a scholarship to attend the 2018 EIS conference.

The letter of support can be included in the email from the applicant with the rest of the application package attachments, or can be emailed separately direct from the mentor/faculty member to eisalumni@cdcfoundation.org based on the mentor/faculty member's personal preference.

Applications should be sent to the CDC Foundation eisalumni@cdcfoundation.org with the subject line "EISAA Scholarship Application."

To be considered, applications must be submitted no later than February 2, 2018.
Applicants will be notified of the results of their application in early March 2018.

Reimbursing and Reporting
Recipients will be reimbursed up to a maximum of $800 for expenses incurred relating to their participation (travel, lodging, meals) following submission of line itemized receipts documenting the expenses. Registration for the conference is free. Scholarship recipients will be expected to submit a report on their experiences and reactions to the Conference (500 word maximum) within one month after the Conference.

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