Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions
What kind of projects does the Doctoral program fund?
Is the award renewable?
No, the award is not renewable.
May I apply for the Dr. Antronette (Toni) Yancey and Darlene Edgley Doctoral Fellowship if I was not selected as a fellow in a previous year?
What makes me eligible to apply for the doctoral fellowship program?
Applicants who are attending an accredited U.S. doctoral program, and who have successfully passed their comprehensive examinations are eligible to apply to this fellowship.
Am I eligible to apply for the Dr. Antronette (Toni) Yancey and Darlene Edgley Doctoral Fellowship if I have secured or (may secure) other funding?
Yes, applying for other funding will not hinder a candidate’s eligibility for a Doctoral Fellowship. Applicants must notify the Dr. Antronette (Toni) Yancey and Darlene Edgley Fellowship, in writing, if they are offered another fellowship (or provide award estimates of pending awards) and discuss the nature and terms of the award. A section is provided on the application form to list other secured funding sources by the applicant.
Do I have to be a US 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 universities are eligible for the Dr. Antronette (Toni) Yancey and Darlene Edgley Doctoral Fellowship?
This year's Doctoral Fellowship is limited to universities that are accredited in the United States.
If accepted, may I defer the start date of the Doctoral Fellowship?
No, applicants must start fellowship in the current fellowship calendar year.
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ONLINE FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS
What is the deadline to submit application materials for The Dr. Antronette (Toni) Yancey and Darlene Edgley Doctoral Fellowship?
The deadline to submit completed application materials for this fellowship is 11:59 pm, Pacific Standard Time, TBD. The Dr. Antronette (Toni) Yancey and Darlene Edgley Fellowship encourages applicants to request letters from references and request transcripts as early as possible, since late materials will not be accepted.
What are the application materials for the Dr. Antronette (Toni) Yancey and Darlene Edgley Doctoral Fellowship?
Doctoral Fellowship Application Form
Official sealed transcripts
3 letters of recommendation submitted on official letterhead by a primary research mentor/dissertation chair, faculty advisor/or program director, and a community health professional (with whom the applicant as worked closely for)
Completed reference forms
How long does it take to fill out the application materials?
Do I have to upload the application materials all at once?
May I add new information after I have submitted my application materials?
Can a candidate 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?
Are unofficial transcripts acceptable?
What racial and/or ethnic groups qualify as historically underrepresented for the Dr. Antronette (Toni) Yancey and Darlene Edgley Doctoral Fellowship?
Black, Latina/o, American Indian, Southeast Asian, Alaska Natives who maintain tribal affiliation or community attachment, Native Hawaiians, and natives of the U.S. Pacific Islands.
Can I receive reviewer comments on my application materials?
No, comments are not available to applicants; however, for questions or comments about application material contact email@example.com.
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.
Whom should I ask to write my letters of recommendations?
Ideally, at least one recommender should be able to judge the technical aspects of your proposed project and someone else who can speak specifically to the community-engagement aspect of your project.
Do all recommendation letters have to be in the system before I submit my application materials?
No, recommendation letters can be submitted after the applicant has submitted their application.
How can I determine if my letters of recommendation have been received?
Who is reading my application materials?
How much of my proposal should be devoted to explaining my methodology, the project's significance, theoretical framework, work plan, etc.?
What kinds of projects are usually successful in the Doctoral Fellowship competition?
What is the Selection Process and Timeline
The application deadline is January 11th, 2021. 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 Doctoral fellow will be made approximately 7-9 weeks after the application deadline. Selected fellows will be notified approximately 9 weeks from application submission.
How much is the Dr. Antronette (Toni) Yancey and Darlene Edgley DrPH Dissertation Fellowship Award?
The financial portion of the Doctoral Fellowship award is $10,000.
If I receive a Doctoral Fellowship award, how is the financial award issued?
The Doctoral Fellowship award will be paid directly to the fellow in 2 installments: 1st installment is paid when applicant has successfully passed their comprehensive examinations as determined and officially verified by the applicant school. The 2nd installment payment will be paid once the applicant has completed the doctoral program as determined and officially verified by the applicant university.
What can the financial portion of the Doctoral Fellowship award be used for?
Travel to presentation of research findings as long as it does not exceed 10% of the Doctoral Fellowship
Graduate student fees (cannot be tuition for coursework)
Professional fees related to completing doctoral program
Collection or purchase of data relevant to the research project
Estimated taxes (not to exceed $500.00)
Living expenses such as food and housing
Healthcare (not to exceed $1,000.00)
If selected, what are the outcomes and expectations of the awardee?
Participate in periodic regular updates and contribute to assessment activities designed to record the impact of the Doctoral Fellowship
Complete their doctoral program requirements and earn their doctoral degree within (1) one year
Must present at a minimum of (1) one Public Health Conference that is related to at least one of the following:
Addressing issues of obesity with related chronic disease prevention through physical activity
Any other health promotion strategies using community-engaged research
Working to improve health prospects in underserved and minority populations within the U.S.