To be eligible for a grant, students must develop a proposal for a project that improves health equity—either locally or globally. The following eligibility criteria will also apply:
- Current Berkeley Student: All undergraduate, Master’s, and PhD students who are currently enrolled in a UC Berkeley degree program and will graduate in Spring 2024 or later are eligible to submit a proposal.
- Social Impact Focus: Projects must catalyze positive health-related social change through a) direct community partnership and b) direct action that improves people’s lives and promotes health equity within or across communities.
- Student-driven Project: Students are encouraged to reach out to faculty and staff to informally solicit feedback or advice on project goals and approach, but projects must be student-driven and cannot be formally overseen (i.e. managed) by faculty or staff.
- Collaboration: In the second phase of the application process (the Comprehensive Proposal due in January), students will be required to form teams of 2–4 people.
*Analytical and theory-based research (e.g. methodology development, pure data collection and data analysis, literature reviews, etc.), while important for advancing the public health mission, are not eligible for this program.