University of California

Financial Support

The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health is designated as one of the 16 Education and Research Centers (ERCs) funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Currently, graduate students enrolled in the industrial hygiene and ergonomics specialty areas at Berkeley and the occupational and environmental health nursing program and the occupational medicine residency at San Francisco are eligible for NIOSH traineeships which pay tuition, fees, and a modest stipend that varies each year according to availability of funding and the number of occupational health trainees enrolled in the funded programs.

COEH faculty also direct around $31 million in research contracts and grants on which students are employed as research assistants. Prospective students interested in working on a research project can see the list of COEH faculty and staff participants and contact individual faculty members whose interests coincide with their own.

Other financial support for COEH students and residents include graduate fellowships, a variety of assistance programs offered by the individual campuses' offices of financial aid, non-resident tuition scholarships, public  health traineeships, and a variety of outside sources supporting study in occupational and environmental health. Outside examples include Department of Energy traineeships and the national Occupational Medicine Physician Scholarship program.

To inquire further about financial support opportunities, contact a faculty member or the administrative office for the program in which you are interested.