Truth Initiative Travel Scholarship

2020 Truth Initiative Travel Scholarship to Increase Diversity in the Annual Tobacco Documents Workshop

Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, we are rescheduling the Workshop to Fall 2020. We will reopen the Scholarship Application when we have definitive date.

In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact [email protected] or (415) 502-6341 if you need any additional information.

Thank you for your understanding.


The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is home to the Truth Tobacco Industry Documents Library and British American Tobacco Documents Archive. These online archives contain over 14 million documents related to advertising, manufacturing, marketing, sales, and scientific research on tobacco products.


The UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research & Education (CTCRE) has established as one of its goals to offer diverse educational and research opportunities, including advocacy training and personalized documents training. Therefore, the CTCRE is committed to increasing the diversity of community advocates and researchers who help to stimulate and generate new knowledge and use of tobacco documents to advance tobacco control advocacy. The purpose of the American Truth Initiative Travel Scholarship program is to increase the diversity of participants attending the annual tobacco documents workshop by:

  • Providing travel support to attend the 2020 University of California, San Francisco Center for Tobacco Control Research & Education Annual Tobacco Documents Workshop
  • Promoting collaboration and intergenerational and interdisciplinary networking

The scholarship program is a partnership between the Truth Initiative and the UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research & Education.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this travel scholarship you must:

  • Have an interest in tobacco documents and be committed to the use of tobacco documents to promote tobacco control advocacy.
  • Live outside a 50 mile radius of San Francisco, CA.

Preference will be given to applicants from minority racial/ethnic groups; the LGBTQ population; the disabled, and candidates from a disadvantaged group. Minority racial/ethnic groups are defined as American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Black/African American, and Latino/Hispanic.
Persons who are not United States citizens but are employed by a U.S. community-based or other nonprofit organization working to reduce tobacco use or are enrolled in a U.S.-based university are eligible to apply.

To apply, go to

Personal Statement

Please prepare a brief 300 word statement which describes:

  1. Your interest in tobacco documents
  2. What you would like to explore or how you would use tobacco documents to further your current tobacco control or other advocacy work.

Please put your name on your statement. 


Please upload your resume or biosketch to the application form.


Please provide the name and contact information for one reference.

Important Dates

  • Applications must be received by: TBA
  • Scholarship recipients will be notified no later than: TBA
  • Recipients must make flight and hotel arrangements by:  TBA

Please upload resume/biosketch and 300-word statement to the application, or email them to [email protected].



Documents Workshop Coordinator:

Jonathan Leff, CTCRE Administrative Director: