The Bowles Center Fellows Program provides one-year fellowships focused on community outreach activities that address alcohol-related problems and the associated needs of at-risk communities. Students enrolled in UNC’s degree-granting graduate program in any health professional field may apply. This includes the fields of medicine, public health, social work, law, and dentistry.
Fellows will design and carry out a service project of at least 100 hours under the leadership of an academic mentor of the student's choice. The service project time is separate from any school course requirement. Fellows will receive a stipend of $2,000 per project. Those fellows who elect to share a project will share the stipend and the service hour requirements proportionally.
Each fellowship application should include a description of project goals, principle activities, measures of success and the population to be served. Applications will be due in April of each year, and within one month, fellows will be selected by a committee comprised of four Alcohol Center members. Selection will be based on promise of the project to meet the following goals: 1) address an unmet alcohol-related health need, 2) be of enduring value to those served, and 3) develop the overall capabilities of the fellow for leadership in service.
Fellows will be required to submit a mid-year one-page report about their activities and a written final report that includes an evaluation of the Fellowship experience. Additionally, they will be expected to present their work at the Annual Bowles Center Carolina’s Conference. All former fellows will be invited to attend the symposium each year.