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Funding Priorities

JPHCOPH has identified three key areas of support that will shape future instructional, research, and service opportunities:

Recruitment of high-caliber graduate students will require a competitive financial aid portfolio that will provide ample support for students as they complete their advanced degrees.

Graduate Assistantships: A competitive aid portfolio will enable students to participate in relevant professional and research experiences while completing their graduate education.

Graduate Student Scholarships: Both need-based and merit-based scholarships will enhance the College’s efforts to attract a more diverse and dynamic student population and will provide greater access to graduate programs for students with financial need or outstanding academic credentials.

Distinguished Doctoral Fellowship Programs: These opportunities will enable the College to attract highly qualified doctoral students whose contributions will further enhance the College’s reputation as a leader in the areas of curriculum studies and educational administration and leadership.

Graduate Student Travel Fund: Students will have access to increased opportunities to attend and participate in professional workshops and conferences, seek advanced certifications and engage in lifetime learning experiences.

Our strategic goals are to (a) demonstrate an increase in the number of external grant proposals submitted by faculty and students; (b) increase our total annual funding volume to a level that is comparable to CEPH accredited schools/colleges of public health; and (c) establish an Endowed Chair in each of the core public health disciplines. Your gifts will enable the College to increase efforts to engage a research program that will enhance the research culture and the research productivity of the faculty.

Endowed Chairs: Salary, travel, and research support for distinguished faculty in their work to find answers and solutions public health problems.

Grant Cultivation Program: Studies have shown that the possibility of receiving funding from grant agencies and foundations increases dramatically when grantees can meet face-to-face with the organizations’ representatives. Your contribution can help faculty to make these vital contacts through visits to state, federal, and private funding agencies.

Proposal Development Program: Faculty participation in grant writing, proposal development, and related workshops provides essential knowledge and expertise necessary to develop winning grant proposals. The establishment of a graduate faculty proposal development program will increase the opportunities for faculty to engage in such activity.

Equipment Support Program: Start-up funds are needed to develop laboratories to enhance research programs that will attract talented faculty. Your gifts will make it possible to establish a program that will meet this need.

Technology Maturation Fund: As we seek to develop the intellectual property of our faculty into marketable products, funding is needed for proof of concept data collection, patent disclosures, and development of prototypes to market to potential vendors. Your contribution will assist the JPHCOPH in helping faculty move their ideas into the market place, benefiting the College in royalty recoveries.

Centers provide the opportunity to expand the educational and research mission of the JPHCOPH to our many publics. Through our Centers, partnerships with private and public organizations can be established to promote health and present disease. Your contribution will enhance the services that our centers can offer to our various partners.

Center for Public Health Practice and Research: The CPHPR functions as a focal point for the improvement of health status and quality of life of individuals in rural Georgia by creating successful partnerships with community organizations, faculty and students.

Karl E. Peace Center of Biostatistics: The KEPCB functions as a focal point for biostatistical consulting, education, and grantsmanship for the College and University.

Center for Addiction Recovery: The Center for Addiction Recovery provides a mechanism for research and offers educational programs on addiction and long-term recovery. The Center provides a nurturing, affirming environment in which students recovering from addictive disorders can successfully pursue academic, personal, and professional goals for the purpose of enhancing their quality of life and becoming productive members of society.

Last updated: 11/11/2018