Population Health

March 11, 2021

Applications for summer Population Health Social Entrepreneurship Fellows due April 7

Image of student engaged with a virtual reality headsetThe University of Washington Population Health Initiative – in partnership with the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, CoMotion and the Evans School – is accepting applications for its summer 2021 Social Entrepreneurship Fellows Program until Wednesday, April 7, 2021.

The Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship program offers $10,000 summer salary each to five graduate or professional students from different academic disciplines as they explore social enterprise models that could support innovations developed by UW researchers. These innovations are specifically seeking novel ideas for how they can be financially sustainable while at the same time ensuring that the social impact of the work remains as important as any potential revenue generation.

The five summer projects for 2021 are:

  • Entrepreneurial Law Clinic, which seeks to improve legal services for entrepreneurs
  • COCO, an artificial intelligence technology to support caregivers
  • OpenSidewalks, a pedestrian-centric data application to measure inclusively measure walkability and accessibility
  • Positive Social Change Challenge, which seeks to create positive change for marginalized communities
  • Creating Restorative Opportunities and Programs, which seeks to train and place paroled and released individuals in the tech industry

Fellows will each have primary responsibility for one project but will be also expected to work as a team, with each fellow contributing their disciplinary expertise to all projects. Additional expertise will be drawn from the ITHS/WRF Commercialization Fellows, who will be part of the education and training components of this program.

Eligible graduate and professional students from all UW schools or colleges are encouraged to apply by the April 7 deadline.

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