Research Fellows Program

CHRS Research Fellows

The CHRS Research Fellows Program is a competitive program for American University faculty members working in the area of Health, Risk and Society, across all Schools, who are interested in securing external funding to support their research.

An externally funded research grant is the ultimate goal of the program. A secondary aim is the creation of faculty cohorts providing opportunities for collaboration, peer mentorship and support.

We are grateful to the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and to the Office of the Provost for their support of this program.

The fellows chosen for this two-year program include:

Fellows were selected based on their capacity to achieve external research funding in the area of Health, Risk and Society and to conduct impactful research in this domain. For the next two years (January 15, 2019- December 14, 2020) Fellows will have access to resources including pilot funds, student research assistance, external and internal mentorship, a strategically timed course buyout as well as CHRS leadership guidance to ensure that resources successfully translate into funded grants. 

The mission of CHRS is to promote and support transformative, multi-disciplinary research to understand and address the social context and structural drivers of health and risk across settings. The CHRS Research Fellows program was created in service to this mission and the larger strategic initiatives of American University. We are grateful to the  Office of the Provost and the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences for their support which has made this program possible.   

If you have questions about the Fellows Program or the Center, please email Wendy Davis (, CHRS Managing Director, or the Center’s Director, Deanna Kerrigan, (