Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Clinical Trial Experience Fellowship


Graduate students in health-related fields


This fellowship will provide a graduate student, who is in a health-related program, including public health, biostatistics, and epidemiology, the opportunity to gain experience with physical activity and healthy eating trials, including trials that are funded by the National Institutes of Health and foundation funding. The responsibilities in this fellowship will include assisting with preparation for studies, recruitment activities, data collection, intervention delivery, data entry and analysis, and preparation and dissemination of the study findings.

The graduate student will be supervised by two principal investigators. This fellowship involves a commitment of engaging in research activities for 20 hours/week with the principal investigators and their study teams.


  1. MSU graduate student in good standing, who will be enrolled the Fall of 2022 and Spring of 2023.
  2. Graduate student in a health-related program, including public health, biostatistics, and epidemiology.

Application and Selection Process

Please submit via email your:

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Statement (300 to 500 words) of why you are interested in this fellowship

To: Susan Buchholz, PhD, RN, FAANP, FAAN, Associate Dean for Research, College of Nursing,   


The deadline for submission is July 15, 2022.

Your submitted information will be reviewed by the Principal Investigators on the clinical trials, as well as potentially other faculty and team members.

Funding of the Award

The award amount for the Academic Year August 15, 2022 to May 15, 2023 is $25,000.

Note: If you have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, then you should be aware that receipt of a fellowship, scholarship or assistantship may reduce your eligibility for federal student loans.  Please contact the Office of Financial Aid at if you have questions. Unlike graduate assistantships, this fellowship does not provide student health insurance or tuition/fee waivers.