|Provides students with structured, short-term programs to gain experience and apply classroom concepts in their chosen fields of study.||15-20 hrs. per week
|Co-op||Provides students with structured, work-related programs on a long-term basis to gain experience, supplementing classroom studies.||20-40 hrs. per week
(one or more
|Job Shadowing||Provides students with opportunities to observe professionals in the work environment and learn about their chosen field.||
2 hrs. -1 day
|Mentoring||Allows students to develop relationships with professionals in their chosen career fields through one-on-one interactions.||Fall & -Spring semesters or Academic Year (6-8 meetings)|
|Volunteering||Provides one of the best ways for students to gain entry into an organization. There are countless opportunities for you to make worthwhile contributions while at the same time gaining professional experience.||2 hrs. -1 day (short term)|
|Study Away||Provides students the chance to live and study in new environments to prepare them to be active and responsible global citizens through academically sound international and domestic educational exchange opportunities.||2 weeks, 1 month, 1 semester or 1 year. Varies according to the program you choose|
|Service Learning||Offers students an opportunity to gain meaningful experience with a non-profit organization by integrating community service with academic learning.||Varies widely according to the course or experience and community partner|
|Undergraduate Research||Involves research or creative activity conducted by an undergraduate student collaborating with a mentor that makes an original, intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline. The experience may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery, application and/or performance.||Varies according to course or mentor requirements|
Grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 are available from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Community Health Innovation Awards, part of the One Great Community program. The awards will be given to local individuals and organizations that have good ideas for solving community health issues.
The Community Health Innovation Awards’ annual grant competition is a way for participants to think boldly and creatively about solutions to health challenges communities face. The awards are a way for UAB, local leaders and area communities to share resources and expertise.
One Great Communityis the community engagement component ofUAB’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science. Its goal is to connect basic science and clinical researchers with the multiple communities in the state and region. This collaboration will ensure that research efforts respond to and reflect the needs of the community through an active process of community involvement, dialogue and mutual understanding.
All applicants for a 2015 CHIA grant must attend an innovation workshop Saturday, Sept. 19. Click here for registration information for the workshop.
Draft proposals will be due Monday, Oct. 19, by 5 p.m., and final proposals will be due Monday, Nov. 16 by 5 p.m.
For more information, please contact the CHIA Project Team at: email@example.com.