The Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS) Education and Research Center is funded by NIOSH to provide traineeships for eligible students enrolled in our academic programs. Support may be in the form of fees and/or stipend. This financial support is determined annually based on federal budget appropriations.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Who is eligible for a traineeship?
United States citizens currently enrolled full-time in an MCOHS program are potentially eligible. International students are not eligible unless they have been admitted for permanent residency.
How much financial support does a student receive from a traineeship?
Traineeship amounts may vary each year according to the availability of federal funding and the number of trainees enrolled in the program. Support may include tuition reimbursement only, or tuition and stipend.
Is There a Maximum Number of Years Allowed for Receiving Federal Support?
Yes. The maximum number of years an individual can receive support is: five years pre-doctoral and three years post-doctoral, unless a waiver is granted.