Research Centers & Affiliations

Institute on Urban Health Research Graduate Fellowship

Call for Applications:

Graduate Fellows needed for research assistance starting in May 2013 or August 15, 2013.

PhD level students with previous research and statistical analysis skills are preferred, although we encourage master's level students with a high level of research experience to apply.

Please apply by April 15, 2013. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so please apply early.

Please note that unfortunately we cannot give awards to students in the College of Professional Studies.

The Institute on Urban Health Research at Northeastern University is seeking applications from doctoral and masters graduate students for fellowships in urban health research. For more information about the Institute, visit the IUHR home page.

The Graduate Fellowship will provide graduate students opportunities to gain hands-on experience working in ongoing research, learn about preparation of manuscripts for publication and grant applications, attend research seminars, receive mentoring from experienced researchers, and meet local and national experts in the field.

Graduate Fellows will receive tuition remission for up to 12 credit hours per term and a stipend. Students are expected to work a regular and dedicated schedule of 20 hours per week devoted to fellowship activities.  Fellowships may be offered as a 2-term (academic year) or 3-term (calendar year) commitment depending on project specifics. Multi-year Graduate Fellowships are dependent on performance and availability of funding.


The Graduate Fellow will work on research related to a project on addiction treatment among Latina women as part of a team of researchers and community agency partners at the Boston Public Health Commission.

The Graduate Fellow will partcipate in the following activities: preparation of research instruments and protocols; data collection, entry and quality assurance, and data analysis; preparation of data reports; and writing manuscripts for publication and grant proposals.


Candidate must be working towards a Masters or PhD degree, preferably in a field related to the mission of the Institute on Urban Health Research. Availability to work during the week on Mondays - Fridays from 9am to 6pm and past experience working on research projects are required. Ideal candidates will have taken coursework in statistics and be able to conduct basic analysis.  Proof of previous training in SPSS and experience in data analysis are REQUIRED (NEU offers free training through IS, x5858). Spanish-speaking skills are a bonus. Excellent writing and communication skills necessary.

Interested students should submit the following:

  1. Contact information, including phone and email
  2. Curriculum vita (CV)
  3. Academic transcript from all colleges/universites attended (myNEU printout or equivalent is acceptable)
  4. A letter of interest, discussing the following:
    • Nature of your interest in urban health research and how these relate to your field of study and to the mission of the IUHR. Please also disclose if you are a recepient of another scholarship award from Northeastern; the university will only allow a student to have one award.
    • Academic training in research
    • Experience in conducting research including specific role and skills gained in previous research projects
    • Specific research skills you would like to gain through your Fellowship experience
    • Available start date, availability for the 2013-2014 academic year and anticipated availability over Summer 2014.
    • Degree you are pursuing at Northeastern
  5. Two papers (published or unpublished) you have written or co-authored
  6. Three letters of recommendation from faculty and/or researchers. Preferred references are from researchers whose projects you worked on.
  7. GRE scores if you're a first year graduate student (copy/unofficial transcript is acceptable)

Please submit complete applications both in hard copy and by email to

Complete application packets should be mailed to:

Attn: Patricia Farrell
Institute on Urban Health Research
360 Huntington Ave,
310 International Village
Boston, MA 02115

Please do not send partial applications. Thank you!

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