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FYI. NAAFA: Dr Paul Ernsberger Research Scholarship


Dr Paul Ernsberger Research Scholarship Application Information

The mission of the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA) is tochange perceptions of fat and end size discrimination through advocacy, education,and support.The goal of the scholarship is to provide financial support to graduate studentscurrently enrolled in a grad program with an accredited U.S. college or university.Dr. Ernsberger’s decades of research on metabolic syndrome, diabetes, weightcycling, and the medical harm caused by diet obsession and weight bias has had animmeasurable impact on debunking myths and misunderstandings about fat andhealth. It is an honor for NAAFA to support graduate students who hope to carryon and advance Dr. Ernsberger’s legacy.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2023/24 academic year. Filing deadline is 6/1/23. Up to 3 scholarships in the
amount of $2,500 will be awarded.

Areas of concentration in scientific laboratory research:

  • Nutrition and higher weight people
  • Metabolic syndrome
    • Insulin resistance/diabetes
    • Hypertension
    • Hyperlipidemia
  • Weight cycling
  • Medical harm from being obsessed with weight loss
  • Medical harm from the bias of physicians

Priority will be given to applicants of marginalized identity (POC, LGBTQIA+, disabled, fat/superfat).
For info and to find the application link, go to naafa.org/scholarship2023

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