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Apply for the 2024 Jane Warren Award

What is the Jane Warren Award?

Offered to 6 exemplary students in the environmental health field, the prestigious Jane Warren Award funds recipients to present their research as part of HEI’s Annual Conference. This award is named in remembrance of Dr. Jane Warren, who joined HEI in the 1980s and led HEI’s scientific activities as Director of Science from 1999 until her retirement in 2008. 

What does the award offer? 

As in previous years, the Jane Warren Award will be offered to 3 local researchers and 3 researchers from anywhere in the United States. HEI will cover conference registration and meals for all awardees plus travel and hotel costs for non-local applicants. Please note if you apply as a local candidate, travel expenses and accommodations will not be covered by HEI.

Winners will present their work in a lightning talk and poster session during the conference. Awardees will be selected on a competitive basis, upon review of the application and proposed abstract (see below).

The slides from the 2023 cohort can be found here. The short lighting talks can also be found on HEI’s YouTube here.



Who is eligible?

The Jane Warren Award is designed for early career student researchers who are in the process of completing a master’s or PhD or are a post-doc at any institution in the United States. We encourage researchers from all backgrounds and institutions to apply.

Other eligibility requirements include:

  • The applicant’s research cannot currently be funded by HEI. 
  • The applicant’s research must be aligned with HEI’s research interests in air pollution, exposure, and health as described in HEI's Strategic Plan. Submitted abstracts should fall into one or more of the following categories: 
    • Air Quality, Climate Change, and Health 
    • Health Effects of the Energy Transition 
    • Environmental Justice 
    • Transportation and Health in a Changing Landscape 
  • The applicant must be able to attend HEI’s Annual Conference in Philadelphia April 28th-30th 2024. Program details will be posted soon here.

How are the winners chosen? 

All applications will be reviewed by an interdisciplinary team of HEI staff who focus in the 4 focus areas of HEI’s 2024 annual conference: 

  • Air Quality, Climate Change, and Health 
  • Health Effects of the Energy Transition 
  • Environmental Justice
  • Transportation and Health in a Changing Landscape 

All applications will be anonymized and judged based on the scientific merit and quality of the written abstract and the relevance of the research to HEI’s interests in environmental health.

How to Apply

All applications for the Jane Warren Award will be processed through our general abstract submission google form located here. To ensure your application will be reviewed for the Jane Warren Award, please select that you would like to be considered in the survey.

This application is due February 19th, 2024. Winners will be notified in mid-March. For eligibility and other questions, please contact Ms. Ada Wright with the subject line “HEI 2024 Jane Warren Award”.

Apply for the Jane Warren Award

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