The Network

for LGBT Tobacco Control

Accepting Student Scholarship Applications for SRNT Conference!

Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Not many of us don’t end up going to one of the conferences that has a lot of valuable information about tobacco, Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT), because some of it is pretty dry science — but there’s a lot of good information there.  So to help make sure we get the latest news without having to sit thru all the presentations…. the National LGBT Tobacco Control Network would like to announce its 2nd annual Blogging Scholarship to SRNT!  If you think you’d be a good person to go to SRNT, and blog about all the latest and greatest you hear about so we can all feel the burn, then — come on down. 

The Network will pay your way, guarantee you as much caffeine as you need, and even set you up with some experienced researchers to kinda give you the inside track while you’re there.  All you have to do is keep a daily blog of the happenings, amuse us, inform us, just don’t bore us!  Check out what last year’s recipient did!

 If you think you have what it takes you must apply…

This opportunity is open to STUDENTS ONLY… and of course people from traditionally underrepresented populations are triply encouraged to apply. All scholarship applications will be reviewed by a tiny panel of judges to determine this years recipient. 

Applications are being accepted for only a couple days! You have until January 27th, 5 pm EST.  So hurry up already!

SRNT will be held in Baltimore MD, Feb 25-27.

How to apply?  Send an email  telling us in a BRIEF Paragraph or so, why you are the best person to blog your heart out from SRNT, and the best person to give anyone interested in LGBT tobacco all the inside dope. Excessively long application emails will be read last. Please put BLOGGING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION in your subject line.

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January 25, 2010 Posted by | Scholarship Opportunity | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Network to Give Out Scholarships for Creating Change 2010!

SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT- CREATING CHANGE CONFERENCE 2010
February 4-7, 2010
Dallas, TX

APPLICATION DUE: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 by 5pm EST

Once again, the National LGBT Tobacco Control Network is looking to send a few fellow advocates to participate in another great training, networking, and skill building opportunity. We are currently offering approximately 5 Scholarships to the Creating Change Conference.

What is Creating Change you might ask?

Creating Change is the one and only time each year that more than 2,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates from every corner of the country converge to strategize, socialize and mobilize for LGBT equality. It features top-level trainings, workshops, networking sessions and action-planning with our movement’s best thinkers and brightest innovators — oh yeah, there’s also tons of opportunities for socializing, meeting up with old friends and making lots of new ones.  For more conference details you can go to http://www.creatingchange.org/.

So, if you are working on, or advocating for LGBT tobacco issues, we want you to apply for a scholarship and join us this year at Creating Change!

Scholarships will cover: airfare, ground transport, conference registration and double occupancy hotel for three nights, & per diem reimbursement.

Please Note: If you are selected by our Scholarship Committee to attend the conference you will be asked to represent the Network. We will be asking scholarship recipients to create blogs, tweets, videos etc. that can be uploaded to our social networking sites to document the conference. In addition, you will be asked to sign-up in shifts to assist in manning the Network booth.

Application details:

Once again, applications are due Tuesday, December 29, 2009 by 5pm EST

Applications will only be accepted by email at lgbttobacco@gmail.com

Please ensure the subject line reads: CREATING CHANGE SCHOLARSHIP

To apply, please email BRIEF responses to the following questions:

1) Briefly describe what your involvement has been in the tobacco control community over the past year?

2) Briefly describe why you would be good at promoting, the on the spot, conference happenings through the Networks social media sites such as creating blogs, tweets, video blogs etc.

3) Briefly describe why would you be valuable to the network (besides already being in the network, because that is a huge value already) to help promote our activities and create more awareness of the Network at the booth and overall at the conference?

4) Briefly describe if you are from of an underserved population?

5) Do you need a Full or Partial scholarship?
(Please mark with an X if you are applying for Full Scholarship or Partial Scholarship)
If you choose partial scholarship, please mark with an X what funding categories you will be applying for.

___ Full Scholarship (Airfare, Hotel, Registration, Ground Transportation, Per Diem $1095)

OR
___ Partial Scholarship
___ Airfare (approx $350)
___ Conference Registration ($300)
___ Food/Per Diem ($160)
___ Ground Transportation ($60.00)
___ Hotel (3 nights/shared $225)

Applications will be reviewed by our review team and decisions will be made no later than December 30, 2009.

If you already plan on attending the conference we want to know! Shoot us an email so we can meet up with you in dallas!See you there!

December 17, 2009 Posted by | Creating Change 2010, Scholarship Opportunity | , , , | Leave a comment

   

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