Funding Opportunities

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

  • Mining Safety & Health (MS, PhD)
  • Occupational Epidemiology (MPH, DrPH)
  • 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 Continuing Education program, contact

Lynda Charles
Program Coordinator
242 Bowman Hall
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40536


For information about NIOSH traineeships, contact

Wayne T. Sanderson, PhD, CIH
Director, Central Appalachian Regional
Education and Research Center
Professor, Department of Epidemiology &
Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health
University of Kentucky
College of Public Health
151 Washington Ave
355 Bowman Hall
Lexington, Kentucky 40536
Phone: (859) 218-2227