In the spirit of its namesakes who were tireless advocates for social justice and allies of figures such as Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, and Ahmed Kathadra, the Susser-Stein Awards seek to enthusiastically include and welcome individuals whose scholarship investigates issues of health and social justice and/or who come from backgrounds that are under-represented in the field of epidemiology and bring perspectives that reflect membership in groups historically excluded from the field of epidemiology. These awards support travel and membership costs for SER meeting attendees.
2023 Susser-Stein Inclusion Awards submissions open January 20, 2023. Submissions are due by March 10, 2023. In conjunction with the Columbia University Department of Epidemiology in the Mailman School of Public Health, SER will be offering three, $1000 awards to attend the Annual Meeting in Portland, OR, June 13-16, 2023.
Eligibility (one or more of the following):
- Individuals whose scholarship investigates issues of health and social justice
- Individuals who are come from backgrounds that are under-represented in the field of epidemiology and bring perspectives that reflect membership in groups historically excluded from epidemiology
- Individuals who are from Minority Serving Institutions as listed here: https://www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov/assets/PDF/2020_Minority_Serving_Institutions.pdf
Submit a short essay: What are you most looking to get out of attending this year’s meeting? (2500 characters or less)
Finalists will be contacted to provide one or two brief letters of support.
Award Winners will receive up to $1000 in expense reimbursement to attend the annual meeting and SER membership for the subsequent year. Meeting attendance is required to receive the award. Travel expense receipts must be submitted to SER in order to receive funds.