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EPA Alaska Tribal Public and Environmental Health Impacts Fellowship

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Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Apr 30, 2021

The Alaska Tribal Public and Environmental Health Impacts Fellowship is a research opportunity with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to assess health risks and inform rural Alaskan Tribes about contaminant movement and potential human exposure related to disposal sites.

Under the guidance of a mentor, activities may include:

  • Developing scoping and problem formulation documents
  • Conducting stakeholder engagement processes
  • Developing conceptual models
  • Conducting literature, data, and other information searches and screening, including applying systematic review approaches and methods
  • Developing evidence tables using weight of evidence approaches
  • Applying human-centered design and other social science principles to design stakeholder engagements, gather feedback, and conduct prioritization exercises
  • Preparing presentations, peer-reviewed manuscripts, and reports
  • Assisting with outreach and reviewing draft educational materials

The appointment will be served in either Washington, D.C.; Cincinnati, OH; Seattle, WA; or Anchorage, AK.


Applicants should have received a master's degree in one of the relevant fields listed on the program website, or be currently pursuing the degree with completion by the appointment start date. Degree must have been received within 5 years of the appointment start date.

Preferred skills include:

  • Knowledge in risk assessment processes, causal analysis, conceptual model development, weight of evidence approaches, human-centered design, community engagement, environmental science, and human health
  • Previous experience with and/or possessing knowledge of and cultural sensitivity to the needs of Alaska Tribes, indigenous communities, and underserved communities
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse individuals, groups, and communities
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

The appointment will initially be full-time for one year, and may be renewed up to 4 additional years upon EPA recommendation and subject to availability of funding.

Average monthly stipend amounts vary based on opportunity, location, education, and experience. General stipend ranges are:

  • Graduate student (MS and PhD): $3,500 - $6,500
  • Post MS: $4,000 - $6,000
  • Postdoc: $5,000 - $7,500
Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the online application are available on the program website.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Environmental health · Health workforce education and training · Public health · Research methods and resources

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