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Injury and Violence Prevention Student Research Award

Sponsored by the Injury and Violence Prevention Center at The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus


 

The Injury and Violence Prevention Center (IVPC) created this award to attract and support students pursuing research or evaluation projects in the field of injury and violence prevention. 

  • The IVPC will award up to 3 projects ($2000 per project), to support students interested in injury and violence prevention
  • Projects should be completed within 1 year
  • Results will be shared during a student seminar showcase

Deadlines
SpringMay 31st
FallNovember 30th

 

  • The IVPC will award up to 3 projects ($2000 per project), to support students interested in injury and violence prevention efforts.
  • The award is unrestricted and could be used to pay for travel, incentives, supplies, or to support the student’s time on the project.
  • Projects should be completed within 1 year and results will be shared during a student seminar showcase.
  • Priority will be given to projects that utilize a health equity lens.  
  • Examples of relevant injury and violence prevention topics include: 
    • domestic violence
    • youth violence
    • child abuse
    • suicide
    • work-related injuries
    • motor vehicle crashes
    • pedestrian injuries
    • fires and burns
    • falls
    • poisoning, including prescription drug overdose
    • sports or recreational injuries
    • other types of injury or violence

Eligibility:

Any student enrolled in an accredited undergraduate, graduate, or professional school degree-granting program in the Rocky Mountain Region* is eligible to apply. (Residents, fellows, or postdoctoral students are not eligible, unless also enrolled in a degree-granting program.) Students who received a prior award from the IVPC are not eligible. 

  *The Rocky Mountain region includes Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming
  • CV/Resume
  • Project proposal should include the following (2 page limit, single-spaced): 
    • Project Title
    • Research Question
    • Description of project aims 
    • Rationale/background of your project 
    • Explain the feasibility of your project. What are potential challenges and how will you address them?
    • How will this project contribute to the field? 
    • Provide a project timeline. Detail the steps you will take during the project period, and the estimated timing for completion.
    • Describe your plan for Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval if appropriate. If this project will not require IRB approval, explain why. If IRB approval is necessary, funds will not be distributed until clearance is documented. 
  • Letter of support from a faculty mentor that describes: (1) how the student is appropriately prepared to carry out the project; (2) commitment to IRB oversight as applicable, (3) commitment to meet regularly with the student, (4) and expertise of the faculty member relative to the project.

 

Deadlines
SpringMay 31st
FallNovember 30th

 

Review procedures:

Projects will be reviewed by a multi-disciplinary committee of members from the Injury and Violence Prevention Center based on the following criteria:

  • Quality of the project, including: 
    • strength of research or evaluation question(s), 
    • appropriateness of methods to the question(s), 
    • likely contribution to injury and violence prevention, 
    • likelihood of successful completion in one year.  
  • Consideration for health equity

Awarding:

  • Awards will be announced two weeks after the deadline  
  • Funds will be released after IRB approval (if applicable)
  • Awardees are expected to provide a copy of the final product (e.g., publication, presentation, or final report) and present their project at a student seminar showcase. 

Professional development


Injury & Violence Prevention Center (IVPC)

Colorado School of Public Health

CU Anschutz

Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place

3rd Floor West , Mail Stop B119

Aurora, CO 80045


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