Tobacco Studies Program

Scholarship Opportunities


The purpose of the Tobacco Scholars Program is to support master’s and doctoral students at the University of Washington in their studies of tobacco and public health in order to develop the tobacco prevention, research, control and treatment workforce.

Tobacco Studies Career Development Award
Award: Maximum of $500 (up to five awarded per year)

Provides an opportunity for students to broaden their knowledge of the impact of tobacco on public health through coursework and seminars and supports other activities such as tobacco-related research projects and/or a presentation at a national tobacco control or public health meeting.

Award Requirements:

  • Intend to complete or have completed HSERV 558 or HSERV 556
  • Attend remaining journal club meetings during the year
  • Conduct a thesis, capstone or other tobacco related project

Application Overview

If you are interested in the Career Development Award, please visit this link for details on how to apply. Please email us at with any additional questions or to submit an application.


Tobacco Studies Fellowship (full concentration)
$1,500 (up to five awarded per year)

Provides an opportunity for students to gain experience with a tobacco control agency or research project, pursue a tobacco-related topic in depth and gain a broader understanding of tobacco control through coursework and seminars.

Fellowship Requirements:
  • All requirements of the Tobacco Studies Career Development Award
  • Complete or have completed HSERV 556 for 2 credits or HSERV 558 for 3 credits (please contact us if you have already taken HSERV 558 for 2 credits)
  • Complete or have completed a 120-hour tobacco-related practicum or internship (satisfies the MPH practicum requirement; assistance will be provided to identify a suitable opportunity)
  • Complete a masters thesis or capstone project on a tobacco-related topic

Application Overview

If you are interested in the Tobacco Studies Fellowship, please visit this link for details on how to apply. After reading eligibility criteria and requirements, please submit all application components in PDF format by Friday, November 3, 2017 to tobacco@uw.eduAwards will be announced and fellowship recipients notified in late November.