The CA Department of Public Health shall provide a grant to and for the benefit of the Grantee; purpose of the grant is to provide the Grantee training/experience in applied epidemiology and public health during placements with governmental health agencies. The Grantee agrees to perform research in the area of epidemiology and gain hands-on experience working with an epidemiologist preceptor(s) in either local or state health departments in CA.
Grantee will participate in the CDPH California Epidemiologic Investigation Service (Cal-EIS) Fellowship Program and will receive training and experience in applied epidemiology and public health and will conduct a research project per Health and Safety Code Section 131085(a)(4).
The maximum amount payable under the Grant shall not exceed $45,000.00. The term of the grant is for 12 months (July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022).
U.S. citizenship or possession of a Green Card permitting permanent residence in the U.S, or receipt of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Possession of a master's or doctoral degree in a health-related field (Masters of Public Health, doctorate in Public Health, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine); and having taken at least 1 course in epidemiology and 1 course in biostatistics during graduate/professional school.
Most Grantees/Cal-EIS Fellows will be placed in CDPH offices in Sacramento or Richmond, CA while some Fellows may be placed in local health departments throughout California.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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