Jeffrey D. Fisher Health Behavior Change Research Fellowship

Fisher Fellowship


InCHIP’s Founding Director Jeffrey D. Fisher

Jeffrey D. Fisher, PhD, the founding Director of the Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) dedicated his career to the development of health behavior change interventions with a focus on HIV. During Dr. Fisher’s tenure as Director, InCHIP grew from a small group of HIV researchers in the Department of Psychological Sciences to a university-wide, interdisciplinary institute of faculty and graduate students focused on a broad array of health and health behavior research.

Celebrating Dr. Fisher’s legacy at the University of Connecticut, the Jeffrey D. Fisher Health Behavior Change Research Fellowship (Fisher Fellowship) will award $4,000 in funds to one outstanding UConn graduate student working on her/his dissertation in the area of health behavior.

Award Criteria:

The Fisher Fellowship will be awarded to a continuing graduate student working on a dissertation consistent with the mission of InCHIP (note: students graduating in spring or summer 2019 are not eligible for the award). To be considered a competitive applicant, the student must have a record of outstanding achievement in health behavior research. Outstanding achievements can include peer reviewed publications, presentations at national conferences, or other notable accomplishments.

Applications will be reviewed by a panel convened by the InCHIP Director.

Application Instructions:

Application Deadline: CLOSED for 2019
Applicants should upload the following documents via the form below:

  1. Curriculum vitae (CV).
  2. One-page summary of the applicant’s health behavior research, including a brief description of the applicant’s dissertation.
  3. Letter of Recommendation from Advisor / Dissertation Mentor (submitted separately by Advisor): Applicants should request a letter of recommendation from their academic advisor, dissertation mentor, or professor supervising their research. The letter must state that the applicant is currently working on their dissertation and does not plan to graduate during spring or summer 2019. Please send this link to your advisor/mentor so that they can submit their letter directly.
Applications are closed for the FY19 Competition. Please check back in Spring 2020.

Applications are closed for the FY19 Competition. Please check back in Spring 2020.

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