Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Opportunity for Graduate Students

American Society of Safety Engineers/Oregon State University Environment, Safety and Health PhD Fellowship

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is committed to creating a vibrant future for the field of occupational safety and health. Towards that end, ASSE has created a PhD fellowship opportunity in conjunction with Oregon State University to fund tuition costs for two PhD candidates admitted to OSU’s PhD in Public Health, concentrating in Environment, Safety, and Health.

ASSE wants to ensure that there are enough qualified educators to teach the next generation of occupational safety and health professionals that have been schooled in formal academic research practices and pedagogy.

This fellowship program is also intended to produce a thread of evidence-based research in the economic and financial analysis of environmental, safety and health issues and practices. Doctoral candidates will be required to complete a number of research projects to advance this subfield of safety management research.

Eligibility Requirements:
· Basic Requirements: The ASSE PhD fellowship program is only open to applicants that are natural or naturalized citizens of the United States. All candidates must have attended a higher education program in the United States. Proof of citizenship and a copy of the individual’s bachelor’s and master’s degree diploma will be required upon final offer.
· Acceptance to Oregon State University: In order to apply for this fellowship, the applicant must initially apply to Oregon State University’s PhD program in Public Health with a concentration in Environment, Safety and Health. For more information on the PhD program application requirements, please see the PhD graduate program website http://www.hhs.oregonstate.edu/ph/graduate-programs where more detailed information about the PhD in Public Health as well as fellowship information can be read.
· Academic and Professional Background: Applicants for this PhD program may have an academic and professional background in Public Health, Business, Engineering or other allied discipline.
· Personal Statement and References: In addition to the OSU PhD program application materials, the applicant must submit a 2 page personal statement describing why they believe environment, safety and health education is important for the nation. In addition, the applicant must produce at least 2 references that can be contacted by OSU to validate the applicant’s intentions to teach and do research.

Terms of Appointment:
The fellowship recipient must enroll in the PhD program at Oregon State University as a full-time student for a period of three years.

Application Deadlines and Award Notification:
All applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2010. All applicants will be notified of their status by May 1, 2010.

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