Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions

GENERAL

What is the Physical Activity Community Mobilization Award?


The Physical Activity Community Mobilization Award honors individuals making exemplary contributions to fighting obesity-related health disparities and increasing physical activity in their community, organization, or faith-based organization.




Is the award renewable?


No, the award is not renewable.




Who is eligible to receive the Physical Activity Community Mobilization Award?


To be eligible for this award, the awardee must be: At least 18 years old A U.S. Citizen Nominated Nominees must be actively working to increase physical activity of a community, organization, and/or faith-based instituition.




Do I have to be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to be eligible for the Dr. Antronette (Toni) Yancey and Darlene Edgley Doctoral Fellowship Award?


Yes, applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to be eligible for this award.




What community organizations are eligible for the Physical Activity Community Mobilization Award?


Community organizations that are eligible for the award include: community centers, churches, schools, hospitals, senior centers, non-profit organizations, public health departments, etc.




What about answers not listed or technical support?


For answers to questions not addressed here or for questions pertaining to technical support, please contact us at info@yanceyfellowship.org.




Does the nominee need to be employed by the organization in which the intervention takes place?


No, the nominee does not have to be employed by the organization in which the intervention takes place





ONLINE FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS

What is the deadline to submit application materials for The Dr. Antronette (Toni) Yancey and Darlene Edgley Physical Activity Community Mobilization Award?


The deadline to submit completed application materials for this award is 11:59 pm, Pacific Standard Time, TBD.




What are the application materials for the Dr. Antronette (Toni) Yancey and Darlene Edgley Physical Activity Mobilization Award?


The application materials include the completed application and any supporting documents, if applicable.




How long does it take to fill out the application materials?


This will vary depending on the applicant’s ability to concisely illustrate the nominee’s motivation and accomplishments, and efforts to increase the physical activity of the targeted population. Filling in the application form may take approximately 30 mins to 1 hour.




May I add new information after I have submitted my application materials?


Once the application is submitted, no additional materials will be accepted. Please upload any supplemental documents via the link provided on the application form.




Can a nominator make changes to the application materials after the deadline?


No. Edits, alterations, and/or additions will not be accepted.




Can I email or mail my application materials?


Application materials (if applicable) will be submitted via link provided within the application form.




What racial and/or ethnic groups qualify as historically underrepresented for the Dr. Antronette (Toni) Yancey and Darlene Edgley Physical Activity Community Mobilization Award?


Black, Latina/o, American Indian, Southeast Asian, Alaska Natives who maintain tribal affiliation or community attachment, and Pacific Islanders.




Will I receive confirmation that my application materials have been submitted?


Yes, applicants will receive an email confirmation once all completed application materials have been received.





REVIEW PROCESS

Who is reading my application materials?


Application materials are reviewed by public health scholars from a variety of fields who have expertise in public health research on minority health disparities, prevention, physical activity, obesity-related chronic diseases among underserved and minority populations.




What type of projects or interventions will be considered for this award?


There are a wide range of interventions and projects that can be considered for this award. Some examples may include: -Physical fitness classes given to church members -Implementing physical activity programs at senior centers -After school fitness classes for the local elementary school Try your best to describe the intervention so that reviewers get a sense of the nominee's work.




What is the selection process and timeline?


The application deadline is TBD. After all applications are reviewed, finalists will be invited for a phone interview. The final selection of the Dr. Antronette (Toni) Yancey and Darlene Edgley Physical Activity Community Mobilization Awardee will be made approximately 7-9 weeks after the application deadline. Selected fellows will be notified approximately 9 weeks from application submission.





AWARDS

How much is the Dr. Antronette (Toni) Yancey and Darlene Edgley Physical Activity Community Mobilization Award?


The financial portion of the award is $750.




If I receive the Physical Activity Community Mobilization Award, how is the financial award issued?


The award will be made payable to the nominee in the form of a check.




What can the financial award be used for?


The award may be used as the nominee see fit. There are no limitations on the financial award.




If selected, what are the outcomes and expectations of the awardee?


If selected, awardees are expected to:





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