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  • Spring 2022 PHF Graduate Assistantship Applications Open


    by Debra Charlesworth, Graduate School

    Applications for Spring 2022 Portage Health Foundation (PHF) Graduate Assistantships are being accepted and are due to the Graduate School no later than 4 p.m. on Oct. 19. Instructions on the application and evaluation process are found online.

    Students are eligible if all of the following criteria are met:

    1. Must be a PhD student conducting a research or outreach project that will promote and/or improve the overall health of Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga, and Ontonagon communities.
    2. Must be a PhD candidate at the time of application.
    3. Must be two years after starting the graduate program at the time of application.
    4. Must not be a prior recipient of a PHF Graduate Assistantship.

    Preference will be given to applicants with longstanding local connections to Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga, or Ontonagon County.

    Priority will be given to students originally from Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga, or Ontonagon County. Nonresident students and international students are encouraged to apply if their health research is applicable to the health needs of and job shortages in our local community (obesity research, rural health, medical informatics, drug delivery and lab testing, physical therapy, etc.).

    These assistantships are available through the generosity of the Portage Health Foundation. They are intended to recognize outstanding PhD talent in health-oriented research areas. Applicants should be a catalyst for promoting and improving the overall health of Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga, and Ontonagon communities through one of the following:

    • health research and technology development
    • health education or preventive and wellness initiatives
    • rural health care access, informatics, and assessment of care

    Students who receive full support through a PHF Graduate Assistantship may not accept any other employment. For example, students cannot be fully supported by a PHF Graduate Assistantship and accept support as a GTA or GRA.


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