Applications must be
postmarked by
December 1

The application is available at the
ASSE PhD Fellowship
Scholarships and Grants Page

Direct questions to
Anthony Veltri

American Society of Safety Engineers Fellowship for doctoral students in the Environmental and Occupational Health Program at Oregon State University.


The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is committed to creating a vibrant future for the field of occupational safety and health. Towards that end, ASSE has created a PhD fellowship opportunity in conjunction with Oregon State University to fund tuition costs for two PhD candidates admitted to Environmental & Occupational Health Program in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University.

The ASSE wants to ensure that there are enough qualified educators to teach the next generation of occupational safety and health professionals that have been schooled in formal academic research practices and pedagogy.
This fellowship program is also intended to support doctoral students who will conduct evidence-based research in the economic and financial analysis of occupational health and safety issues.


Eligibility Requirements

1. Basic Requirements
The ASSE doctoral fellowship program is only open to applicants that are natural or naturalized citizens of the United States. All candidates must have attended a higher education program in the United States. Proof of citizenship and a copy of the individual’s bachelor’s and master’s degree diploma will be required upon final offer.

2. Acceptance to Oregon State University
In order to apply for this fellowship, the applicant must initially apply to Oregon State University’s PhD program in Public Health with a concentration in Environmental & Occupational Health. For more information on the PhD program application requirements, please see the PhD graduate program page

3. Academic and Professional Background
Applicants for this PhD fellowship may have an academic and professional background in Public Health, Business, Engineering or other allied discipline.

4. Personal Statement and References
In addition to the OSU PhD program application materials, the applicant must submit a 2 page personal statement describing why they believe occupational health and safety is an important issue for the United States. In addition, the applicant must produce at least 2 references that can be contacted by OSU to validate the applicant’s intentions to teach and do research upon completion of their doctoral program.


Terms of Appointment

The fellowship recipient must enroll in the PhD program at Oregon State University as a full-time student for a period of three years.


Application Deadlines and Award Notification

Dec 1    Student Application Due
Jan 1-Mar 31    Committee Review
Apr 1    Award Announcement
May 1    Award Funds Distributed