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Emotional Well-Being and Physical Health Summer Short Course Tuition Fellowship

Call for Applications

The Network for Emotional Well-being: Science, Practice, and Measurement, a collaborative project between UCSF, UC Berkeley, and Harvard, announces 4 fellowship awards. The awards will support early career researchers – post-docs and junior faculty (Assistant Professors or equivalent) - interested in joining an intensive summer short course exploring the linkages between emotional well-being and physical health outcomes. The course is jointly hosted by the Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Research Department of Behavioural Science and Health at University College London (UCL). The 2023 summer short course: “Emotional Well-Being and Physical Health,” will take place July 10-14, 2023, in Cambridge, MA, at Harvard University.

The application form for 2023 is now open. Application deadline extended: applications now due on Saturday, April 15, 2023.

The intensive summer short course will expose scholars to the field of emotional wellbeing and health with an overview of the latest research, methods, and theories. More specifically, the course aims:

  • To provide up-to-date, state-of-the-art knowledge on the linkages between emotional well-being and physical health outcomes

  • To teach skills to critically evaluate research in this field

  • To develop participants’ research skills and their ability to identify appropriate methods that can be used to study emotional well-being and physical health outcomes

  • To build a network of scholars who will lead the next generation of research in this area

The Emotional Well-Being and Physical Health Summer Short Course Tuition Fellowship will cover the entirety of tuition fees ($2,500) for 4 scholars to attend the course in the summer of 2023. These tuition fellowships are specifically intended for underrepresented scholars, as defined by NIH, which includes racial/ethnic identity, disability, and under-resourced backgrounds (SES). Fellowship awardees will be responsible for all costs associated with travel, accommodation, and related incidental expenses.

NOTE: You do not need to apply for the summer short cours e and the tuition fellowship separately. You will opt-in for consideration for the fellowship as part of the summer short course application and submit any additional information at the same time. If you are not selected to receive a tuition fellowship, you can still be accepted into the course, and join at your own expense.


  • Applicants must have completed a doctoral degree in a relevant field

  • Applicants must show evidence of relevant policy, research, or academic experience.

Application Requirements:

  • Complete the course application

  • In addition to your contact information, applicants will be asked to submit an updated CV and a brief statement (300 words max) outlining how their work applies to this course and how they would benefit from the course material. We suggest preparing these ahead of time.

  • If applying for the Tuition Fellowship, please indicate this on the form, and submit any additional information requested.

Reporting Requirements:

A year after completing the course, you will be asked to provide the Network for Emotional

Well-being with a short essay that outlines how the course has influenced your work, and how you’re using what you learned. Guidelines for the essay will be distributed after fellows are selected.


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