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CLF-Lerner Fellowships


Established in 2003, the goal of the Center for a Livable Future-Lerner Fellowship Program is to support doctoral students at the 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 the creation of a healthy, just, equitable, and sustainable food systems.

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 four years 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. Prospective Johns Hopkins PhD students from all divisions within the university are eligible to apply and receive support.

Center for a Livable Future-Lerner Fellowship Request for Applications 2024-25

The request for applications (RFA) for the 2024-2025 academic year is available here. Application materials are due by 5 p.m. EST on Monday, January 22, 2024. Recommendation letters must be submitted by 5 p.m. on February 5, 2024.

As part of the RFA, CLF is seeking excellent candidates for a new fellowship track named in honor of the pioneering environmental justice researcher and public health advocate Steve Wing. Fellows in this track will work in partnership with community organizations to address the community environmental justice and health impacts of industrial food animal production. 

Current Fellows

The Center awarded fellowships to 3 Johns Hopkins University students for the 2023-2024 academic year from the Bloomberg School’s Department of Environmental Health and Engineering.

For more information, please contact Philip McNab.

Department of Environmental Health and Engineering

Meet our Past CLF-Lerner Fellows