The Stolwijk Fellowship is annually awarded to first year MPH students from all YSPH departments to support a summer research project or internship related to environmental health sciences.
The fellowship was established to honor the life and work of Dr. Jan A.J. Stolwijk Ph.D., Professor Emeritus and former Chair of Epidemiology and Public Health. Dr. Stolwijk is known for his contributions to environmental policy and risk management and particularly for his work on thermophysiology and indoor air quality.
Since 2000, this fellowship has funded 88 students (with representation from each YSPH department).
The Stolwijk Fellowship provides support for projects that explore innovative and creative approaches to environmental public health issues, in particular:
- Hypothesis-driven research
- Field experience or experiential learning project
- Environmental health policy or applied intervention project