Winter 2023 Health-Focused Community-Engaged Projects

Nov. 11, 2022

Are you interested in an immersive, health-focused, community-engaged learning project this winter? If so, apply for funding from the Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship (ProCES) and the New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science (NJ ACTS)!

ProCES and NJ ACTS will be able to support up to 4 undergraduate student placements with regional organizations engaged in population health. Brief applications submitted in SAFE are due November 30, 2022.

What opportunities are available?

Four projects are available which include both in-person and remote opportunities.

  1. "Diversity in Clinical Trials" -- Clinical Research Center, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  2. "Ecological Health in Trenton" -- UrbanPromise Trenton
  3. "Healthcare Roadmap for Transgender Youth" -- Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice
  4. "Expanding Parents’ Understanding of Early Childhood Development and Health" -- Instituto Nueva Escuela

Detailed project descriptions can be found on the ProCES website under "Students" "Find a Winter 2023 Opportunity."

Given the short timeframe to conduct the research, projects requiring Institutional Review Board review are NOT eligible for funding. Partner organizations may provide de-identified data on human subjects which would not require IRB review. 

What can the funding cover?

  • The funding is intended to offset expenses incurred during the internship and may cover project or research-related expenses such as transportation, educational material development or translation, and food.

What is the amount of the funding?

  • Participants can receive an award of between $1,200-$2,400 for two to four weeks of participation ($600 per week). A minimum of two weeks and 70 hours of work on the project is required. If selected, students can determine a schedule that works for them in conversation with the community partner.
  • Please note that half of the funds will be paid in early January 2023, and half will be paid upon submission and staff review of the final report in late February 2023. 

Note: Stipends may be subject to tax and may be reported by the University to the Internal Revenue Service. Learn about University funding guidelines.

What is the timeline?

  • Monday, November 7, 2022 – application period starts.
  • Apply between November 7, 2022 and November 30, 2022. The deadline to submit applications is midnight on November 30.
  • Receive a decision in early December 2022.
  • Projects should be conducted between mid-December 2022 and mid-February 2023.
  • Final reports (1-2 page description of the project goals, activities and outcomes) are due in SAFE by February 17, 2023.
  • Final deliverables are also due to partners, ProCES and NJACTS by February 17, 2023.

What do I need to know about applying and reporting?

  • Review the four opportunity descriptions.
  • Submit your application proposals via the Student Activity Funding Engine (SAFE). To apply, use the following search criteria: 
    • “Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship (ProCES) Health-Related Project Funding”
    • Activity: Undergraduate Internship
    • Time Period: Winter Break or Intersession Break
    • Project Duration: Less than 4 weeks
  • In your application, please identify: 
    • (1) which partner organization you hope to work with;
    • (2) your learning goals; 
    • (3) a statement of why this particular organization and the project interest you; 
    • (4) any relevant experience, knowledge or skills that would help you perform the project activities.
    • (5) In the "Supervisor of Internship" field, list Tania Boster, Director, ProCES, [email protected]
  • Some sponsors require that funding recipients be US citizens or permanent residents; other sponsors can fund non-US citizens. All are encouraged to apply.
  • You must submit a 1-2 page report at the conclusion of the project.


Read more and apply by Nov 30