CHI Research Fellows Application Information
The Fall 2023 CHI Research Fellows Application is now open!
Please see application information below:
The CHI Research Fellows Program is a paid opportunity open to all current GW students. Applicants will propose a project topic at the intersection of climate change and health, identify faculty mentors, and outline project scope. Fellows must identify and have signed Letters of Support from the faculty advisors they will be working with to carry out the work outlined in selected proposals. A signed Letter of Support from each faculty advisor (1 for primary advisor and 1 for secondary advisor) must be submitted. A template letter is provided below. Projects are encouraged that support and advance faculty members' existing research. Please see below for additional application and fellowship information.
Applications will be reviewed and assessed based on area of interest and justification for project, project feasibility, clear and demonstrated connection between climate change and human health, originality of research, and faculty support.
Undergraduate students may use research opportunities to receive credit for a research course (list of for-credit research courses by school linked here), or for a zero credit option (UNIV 1995) that allows for research experience to be highlighted on official transcripts. Graduate students may use research opportunities as part of a practicum requirement, independent study, or equivalent.
- Students must be currently pursuing a degree from GW, from any school or department (both undergraduate and graduate level students are eligible).
- Projects must be related to climate change and human health.
- Projects must be interdisciplinary and engage two faculty members from two different departments (a primary and secondary faculty advisor is required).
- Faculty advisors do not have to be members of the CHI, and advisors should be identified based on the necessary expertise, capacity for skill building, and level of guidance required for the project.
- One or both of the proposed faculty advisors must be a full-time GW faculty member.
- The primary faculty advisor will sign off on project completion for credit.
- Please note: A signed Letter of Support from each faculty advisor (1 for primary advisor and 1 for secondary advisor) must be submitted. A template letter is provided below.
- Fellows will be compensated for the term of work with a $2,000 stipend to be paid out at the end of the fellowship.
- While there is no formal time commitment required, it is anticipated that CHI Fellows will spend an average of 10-15 hours per week on their respective projects.
- In addition to a project deliverable, selected fellowship students will present their work at a CHI Student Research Showcase at the end of the term.
- July 26, 2023: Application Opens
- September 6, 2023: Application Closes
- September 20, 2023: Awarded Fellows notified
- September 22, 2023: Fall Fellowship start date
- December 15, 2023: Fall Fellowship end date
As part of the application process, you will be asked to upload a brief project proposal including area of interest and justification, project scope, and an intended deliverable. Please limit proposals to 1- 2 pages maximum.
- Area of interest and justification: area of interest can include any topic related to climate and health. Justification for this work should focus on the significance of the topic and how this project will add to the topical area. Projects are encouraged that support and advance faculty members' existing research.
- Project scope: this portion of the proposal should outline the scope of the project (i.e., identify any necessary data sets or partnerships, provide a brief project outline, and discuss any relevant goals and objectives).
- Intended deliverable: CHI fellows are required to prepare a deliverable, in addition to the research showcase presentation, that culminates the completion of their research project. Examples of deliverables can include but are not limited to: written analysis (report, paper, guidance doc, etc), elements of digital or written storytelling (short film, podcast, etc), elements of data analysis (model, code, accompanying figures, etc), and others. Creative deliverables are welcome!