Central Appalachian Regional Education and Resource Center (CARERC)

Funding Opportunities

CARERC scholarships are available for master’s and doctoral students in

  • Mining Safety & Health (MS, PhD)
  • Occupational/Environmental Health Nursing (PhD)
  • Occupational Safety (MS)
  • Agricultural Safety & Health(MPH)

Full-time students are eligible for tuition, stipends, and support for research-related travel and professional and scientific conferences.

Part-time students can receive tuition and research-travel support.

CARERC courses are offered on the campuses of both the University of Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky University (EKU). Students at UK and EKU may enroll through their respective institutions.

Continuing education opportunities are available to practitioners in the field and may be available in person and/or online. For information about CARERC’s Annual Regional Work Safety and Health Symposium, contact Amber Kidd at 859-323-5912, amber.kidd@uky.edu.

For information about NIOSH traineeships, contact
Wayne T. Sanderson, CIH, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology
Director, Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center
University of Kentucky
College of Public Health
111 Washington Ave., Suite 213
Lexington, KY 40536
Phone: 859-218-2227