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Funding for EDI-related Events

The HSPop EDI Committee provides funding for EDI-related events intended to break down silos and to promote diversity, equity and inclusion among the broader Department of Health Systems and Population Health community. Funds are available for expenses related to EDI events, classes, conferences, meetings, and workshops on- or off-campus. Funds may be used for refreshments, venue reservation, speaker per diem, registration, travel, materials, etc. For more information and to apply for funds, student groups should complete the application form. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with preference given to applications that are submitted by the posted deadlines in the application. For questions, please contact Barbara Baquero (, EDI Committee Chair.

The Department of Health Systems and Population Health aims to provide financial support to meritorious students from diverse backgrounds, in order to lessen barriers to higher education and increase the number of health professionals from diverse communities working in the field of public health.

The Health Services Excellence, Equity and Distinction (HSEED) Award is a cornerstone of this mission. Established in 2016, the HSEED Award is presented annually to a student in each of our eight degree programs (bachelor's, master's and doctoral). Recipients are honored for their outstanding academic merit, diversity of experiences and backgrounds, and potential for leadership in public health. Gifts to the HSEED Award help us to attract and support a diverse student body, one that will meet the health needs of our region and our world.

Please contact individual program staff for further information about the HSEED Award and other funding opportunities, including additional eligibility criteria (as applicable) and application instructions.

(See also, opportunities listed under "Funding" on our Resources page.)