Summer Scholarship Program


Each year, IPRCE accepts applications for a summer-long (June – August) student scholarship to assist and train students in injury prevention and control. The scholarship is designed to recognize, assist and train students working on research or practice-based projects in either unintentional injury prevention or violence prevention. Projects may be related to: surveillance, risk factor identification, intervention development, evaluation or dissemination. Projects related to the development or use of theory in injury prevention also are acceptable. Specific criteria include the following:

  • Research Proposals should include: problem identification and/or rationale for the project; theoretical or conceptual basis; population of interest; research design and methodology; plans for data collection and analysis; contribution to knowledge in injury prevention.
  • Practice-based Proposals should include: problem identification and/or rationale for the project; theoretical or conceptual basis or related findings from a needs assessment; population served; practice design; cultural competency of materials; plans for implementation, evaluation and dissemination; intended contribution to the field of injury prevention.

2017 Application

Applications for this summer are due on Friday, April 28th at 5:00pm. Please click here for more instructions and the application form.

*Please note that research projects must take place within the state of Georgia.*

Scholarship Presentation

Each year scholarship recipients are required to present their completed study at an IPRCE quarterly meeting.  This provides the scholars experience presenting to a professional and scientific audience and also provides opportunities for IPRCE stakeholders to connect with students for future opportunities.

Summer 2015 Recipients

  • Laure T. Coleman, MPH, CHES, University of Georgia
    Identification and Reporting of Domestic Sex Trafficking of Minors: The Role of Health Care Workers 
  • Casey D. Hall, MPH, Emory University
    Perceptions of Intimate Partner Violence Among Bisexual Men and Women, Biphobia and Social Isolation:  A Qualitative Examination
  • Rebecca Hollenbach, Emory University
    A Process Evaluation of the Northwest Network's Relationships Skills Class
  • Mary Spencer-Cain, M.S., Georgia State University
    The Effects of a 4-week Rehabilitation Program in Those Suffering From Chronic Ankle Instability:  A Randomized Control Trial

Summer 2016 Recipients:

  • Monica Garcia, Emory University
    Barriers to Effective Intimate Partner Violence Homicide Prevention in Georgia
  • Natalia Truszczynski, MPH, University of Georgia
    Victimized by an Unintentional Hurt:  Micro-Aggressions in the LGBT Community