Truth Initiative Travel Scholarship

2017 Truth Initiative Travel Scholarship to Increase Diversity in the Annual Tobacco Documents Workshop
Center for Tobacco Control Research & Education
University of California, San Francisco
 
May 11-12, 2017
 
UCSF Kalmanovitz Library
530 Parnassus Avenue
Lange Room, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA

http://tobacco.ucsf.edu
 
To apply, go to http://bit.ly/TruthScholarship2017.
 
Background
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.
 
Purpose
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 2016 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.
  • Be willing to attend and actively participate in the pre-workshop event, “How to Make Changes in Public Policy,” with attorney/policy expert Richard Barnes on May 11, 2017 from 3pm - 5pm.
  • 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.
 
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. 
 
Resume/Biosketch
Please upload your resume or biosketch to the application form or email it to [email protected].
 
Reference
Please provide the name and contact information for one reference.
 
Important Dates

  • Applications must be received by April 3, 2017 5pm PST.
  • Scholarship recipients will be notified no later than April 4, 2016
  • Recipients must make flight and hotel arrangements by April 11, 2017.

 
Please submit your application online at http://bit.ly/TruthScholarship2017.
Please upload resume/biosketch and 300-word statement to the application, or email them to [email protected].
 
Questions? Please contact us
Documents Workshop Coordinator:

Naphtali Offen, Documents Workshop Director:

 
To return to the website for the Annual Tobacco Documents Workshop, please go to https://tobacco.ucsf.edu/annual-tobacco-documents-workshop