Paid Research for EOP Students

SURE-EH: Supporting Undergraduate Research Experiences in Environmental Health

You read about environmental health problems every day: diseases spread through unsafe drinking water, cancer-causing toxins, poor air quality leading to respiratory disease, deadly foodborne illness outbreaks. Have you ever thought about being part of the solution to these problems? In environmental health science, you can, by studying the link between the environment and human health.

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), one of the largest research agencies dedicated to improving human health, has a funded opportunity for underrepresented students at UW to conduct environmental health science-related research alongside faculty in the School of Public Health. This program, Supporting Undergraduate Research Experiences in Environmental Health (SURE-EH) is now accepting applications from underrepresented UW students.

SURE-EH provides a meaningful opportunity to work with experienced faculty on a research project addressing the relationship between environmental exposures and human health. Work alongside faculty as a paid student researcher for up to 2 years, full-time during summer and part-time during the academic year.

Examples of possible projects include:
· Developing resources for local communities at high risk of air pollution exposure
· Developing new methods to detect polio-virus, which is reemerging in Africa
· Analyzing genetic and environmental factors that may influence health outcomes
Read about current and past projects on the website:

SURE-EH will provide academic opportunities to complement the research experience, including course recommendations, seminars, workshops, and research symposia. These educational opportunities will enhance your breadth and depth of the SURE-EH’s environmental health science training, and help you become a leader in the field of environmental health sciences.

The 2017 application period is now open and participants will be selected on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. Please note: Students who submit their application by Friday, May 5th, 2017 at 5:00pm (the Priority Application deadline) will be considered first.

The application (including instructions and eligibility information) is online: (

Questions? Please contact:
SURE-EH Announcement2_2017.pdf


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