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Arnold School of Public Health

Research Fellowship in Aging

The Office for the Study of Aging (OSA) in the Arnold School of Public Health (ASPH) is committed to advancing research and education on aging-related issues. The Research Fellowship (RF), inaugurated in 2020, is designed to support faculty and professional staff in the ASPH to conduct research in the multidisciplinary field of aging. Topics might include healthy aging, caregiving, social gerontology, the built environment, or Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Annually, one award in the amount of $5,000 will be made. This award may be used for research expenses, such as travel, participant honoraria, software, books, supplies, and/or equipment, or for summer salary. Funds must be spent by the end of the academic year following receipt of award and must follow university policy. Award recipients are expected to attend monthly OSA meetings post award to provide an update on their progress related to the work funded by the award.  Any publications or presentations that result from this work should contain an acknowledgment, such as "This work is partially supported by the Office for the Study of Aging Research Fellowship at the University of South Carolina."

Eligibility Criteria:

This fellowship is open to any full-time, permanent faculty (tenured, tenure-track, or non-tenure-track) or professional staff member with an appointment in the ASPH. Selections will be made by a committee comprised of members of the OSA Core Team.

Application Deadline & Questions: 

Detailed information regarding the application process, checklist, and deadline, can be found on the RF flyer. Address all questions to Dr. Katherine Leith in the Office for the Study of Aging, ASPH at

Fellowship Recipients 

2021 –Jingkai Wei, Ph.D., M.S.P.H.
2020 – Chih-Hsiang "Jason" Yang, Ph.D.

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