Monday, October 12, 2009

Tobacco Scholars Program

The UW Tobacco Studies Program (UW TSP) is now accepting 2009-10 Tobacco Scholars applications. Awards up to $3,000 are available. Deadline to submit applications is November 9, 2009. Please visit for more information and to apply.

With an in-depth focus on tobacco, students may explore topics such as health disparities; marketing and counter marketing influences on health behavior; psychology of addiction; counseling and cessation support for tobacco dependence; pharmacology of tobacco cessation; history of the tobacco control movement; globalization of tobacco use; health and public policy; and more.

Graduate students pursuing a master's degree (either first or second year) in any UW program are eligible to apply.

Students who receive funding from other sources such as RAships or the federal government (excluding tobacco companies or their subsidiaries) are still eligible to apply, as are international students. UW doctoral students may apply for the career development stipend only.

Tobacco Scholars who are first year students may re-apply in their second year of successful progress has been made in the program.

All program requirements must be completed in addition to the student's regular course of study and other department or track requirements. Scholarship recipients will work closely with a faculty mentor from the UW SPH.

Visit for more information and to apply.

To view previous Tobacco Scholars recipients and accomplishments, please visit

UW Tobacco Studies Program:

Housed within the Department of Health Services at the School of Public Health, the UW TSP provides an integrated, multi-departmental program focused on the prevention and treatment of tobacco use and related diseases.