IPRCE Scholarships


Scott Lilienfeld Injury Prevention Scholarship

Each summer, we award scholarships 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 (1) violence prevention (dating violence, sexual violence, intimate partner violence; child maltreatment (including abuse, neglect, or sexual abuse), suicide; or youth violence prevention, including media influence and bullying; (2) motor-vehicle crash or crash-injury prevention, (3) preventing traumatic brain injury,  (4) falls prevention (both adult and pediatric), or (5) drug safety (prevention of drug misuse/abuse, or prevention of recidivism). 

All projects must be applicable to an injury problem in Georgia. 

Recipients of the award will receive the following:

  • $1,000 stipend to be distributed at the start of the summer
  • Scholarship certificate
  • Opportunity to interact with local injury control experts 
  • Recognition on the IPRCE website

Applications are made available during the Spring semester each year. Please revisit this page frequently for deadline and application updates. 

Deadline: February 28, 2022 at 5pm

Applicant Eligibility and Review Criteria 

Eligibility and Requirements

  • Applicants must be enrolled as a full time student in an undergraduate, masters, or doctoral degree program.
  • Students who are currently receiving another injury prevention fellowship or scholarship are ineligible to apply. Funds supporting the project from other, non-injury specific sources are acceptable.
  • Students must submit (1) a completed application form; (2) a current resume or curriculum vitae; and (3) a project proposal describing the rationale, intended purpose, process/methodology, and potential contribution or impact of the project in 500 words or less.
  • In addition, applications should include one letter of recommendation regarding the applicant’s abilities and qualifications (from an internship coordinator, preceptor, faculty member or other professional); and one letter of support from a designated faculty member who plans to work with the applicant on the proposed project (or agency representative if the project involves work with a non academic organization) and can verify that the student is a full-time student in a degree program. Letters may be signed pdfs sent electronically.
  • Proposed projects must address one or more of the following topics: (1) violence prevention (dating violence, sexual violence, intimate partner violence; child maltreatment (including abuse, neglect, or sexual abuse), suicide; or youth violence prevention, including media influence and bullying; (2) motor-vehicle crash or crash-injury prevention, (3) preventing traumatic brain injury, (4) falls prevention (both adult and pediatric), or (5) drug safety (prevention of drug misuse/abuse, or prevention of recidivism)
  • Proposed projects may be new or on going, and the applicant must have the primary role in conducting the project.
  • Recipients will be required to submit a brief, 1-page, progress/completion report in early September 2022 detailing the status of the project and the contribution of IPRCE funds to the project.
  • For their final project, recipients must present their work at an IPRCE meeting during the 2022-2023 year.

Review Criteria

Proposals will be reviewed by the IPRCE Steering Committee for their scientific and/or theoretical basis, originality, and potential contribution to injury prevention and control.  Projects may be related to surveillance, risk factor identification, or 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 competence of materials; plans for implementation, evaluation and dissemination; intended contribution to the field of injury prevention.

2022 Scott Lilienfeld Scholars

Gretchen Baas

Characterizing the Effects of CDC Guidelines, EMR Default Pill Quantity, and Georgia HB 249 on Opioid Pain Reliever (OPR) Prescribing Habits in the Emergency Department

Caroline Simpkins

Neurobiomechanical Effects of Ballet Training on Preventing Falls in Older Adults

Rachael Thompson Panik

CycleGuard: A Smartphone-based Assistive Tool for Cyclist Safety Using Acoustic Ranging

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