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CLF-Lerner Fellowships

The program was established in 2003 to support doctoral students at Johns Hopkins University who are committed to the discovery and/or application of knowledge about public health challenges associated with the current food system, and/or about the creation of a healthier, more equitable, and more resilient food system.

The CLF-Lerner Fellowship program is named to honor Sid and Helaine Lerner, whose generous support made it possible to establish the program. Each CLF-Lerner fellowship award provides up to one year of support to be used for tuition, stipend, and/or research expenses related to individual needs. The fellowship program also provides enrichment opportunities such as a journal club, trainings, meetings with leaders in the field, and a network of current and former fellows.

Johns Hopkins students from all divisions within the university are eligible to receive support during any stage of their doctoral programs (PhD, DrPH, etc.). Current or former CLF-Lerner fellows who apply will be considered in equal competition with other new applicants. While there is no official limit to the number of times an individual may be awarded a CLF-Lerner Fellowship, it is expected that students will seek other sources of funding as they progress through their academic programs.


Application Deadline: RFA for the FY18 awards will be released in January 2017
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For further information contact Meg Burke.

Meet our Fellows

The Center awarded fellowships to 19 Johns Hopkins University students for the 2016-2017 academic year from departments across the School, including Environmental Health and Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Health Behavior and Society, Health Policy and Management and International Health. Read More>>

where are they now?

lance price

Lance B. Price, PhD, MS
Department of Environmental Health Sciences

As one of the Center's first doctoral fellows, Lance Price says he is still grateful for the opportunities provided to him to do the research he was most interested in. Read More>>