Waffarn Family Maternal Child Health Endowment (I)

Fellowship details

Application Status
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$1,000 stipend
Period of Funding
Spring quarter
Citizenship Requirements
No requirement


The Waffarn Family Maternal Child Health Endowment recognizes Ph.D. students who demonstrate outstanding past academic achievement and provides financial support for their educational and academic advancement in the area of maternal/child health.

Award Information

$1,000 award to be used as a stipend for Spring quarter.

Important Dates

Call for Nominations: February 2, 2024
Submission Deadline:
Friday, March 1, 2024 by 5:00pm

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Have a minimum graduate-level UCI GPA of 3.7 (at least 3 quarters of graduate coursework completed at UCI)
  2. Be a current, full-time doctoral student
  3. Engaged in current research in the area of maternal/child health
  4. Demonstrate a history of past academic achievement

Application Process

Be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Applicant Biographic Statement (300 word maximum)
    • Include, where applicable, undergraduate university and previous degrees, research interests, current projects, honors, work experience, outside interests, and any special characteristics or activities.
  • Applicant Research Statement (500 word maximum)
    • Description of your research as it relates to maternal/child health
  • Future Plans & Impact Statement (300 word maximum)
    • Statement that speaks to your plans for the future and the potential impact of this award
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of recommendation from your faculty advisor/mentor
    • Letters may be confidentially submitted using the Letter of Recommendation Upload Form
    • Letters should not address personal circumstances or financial need
    • Letters should address the applicant’s role in their research, academic qualifications and any noteworthy characteristics or qualities they exhibit


Questions should be directed to Turner Dahl at tdahl@uci.edu.

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