Sponsored by OSA, the Public Health in Action Fund provides mini-grant opportunities to high-impact, student-led initiatives at the Mailman School that support public health awareness through
Leadership and/or professional development
Civic participation, community engagement, or outreach
High-impact programming should help students build relationships with faculty and peers, enhance co-curricular learning, and offer fresh perspectives and critical reflection on public health education through real world application.
Must be either a student collective* (at least 3 Mailman Students spearheading the initiative) or a recognized student organization through the Office of Students Affairs, an academic department, or at a university-wide level with demonstrated Mailman student membership.
*A student collective must have a formal advisor or sponsor via an academic and/or administrative department with a financial account (“chartstring”).
Quality: The proposed programming must demonstrate extensive planning to provide high-impact, co-curricular learning, or developmental activities for participants.
Reach: The event or activity must be created, planned, and implemented by at least 3 students and intended to serve 20+ students.
Financial Planning/Expenditures: Applicants must contribute funds from their existing budget or advisor's budget (or performed self-generated fundraising efforts) and have solicited financial sponsorship from multiple sources.
Operational Planning: Clear explanation of planning process, delegated roles/responsibilities of each e-board member/collaborating group based on relevant program delivery experience.
Implementation Timeline: Programming must be completed by the last day of classes of either the spring or fall semester.
NOTE: Applications providing cost-effective, quality, high impact event proposals intending to engage students and faculty will have a competitive advantage.
Application and Award Process
Applications must be submitted online by one group representative by the following deadlines:
Spring 2017: March 3rd, 2017
Fall 2017: October 6th, 2017
Proposals will be reviewed and approved by a committee comprised of OSA staff and Student Group leaders.
Funding allotments will be approved within 5-7 business days following the application deadline and administered by OSA.
Awarded groups must keep OSA informed with periodic updates regarding event planning.
Post event-assessments must be completed within 2 business days following the event by one representative of each collaborating group.
OSA's Public Health in Action Fund must be listed as an official co-sponsor on all advertisements (official logo will be provided).