Sandi Smith Research Fellowship

To honor the exceptional scholarship and mentorship of former Director Sandi Smith, the Health & Risk Communication Center (HRCC) has founded an annual student research fellowship of $1,000 in her name. The Sandi Smith Research Fellowship will assist ComArtSci graduate students with expenses related to health, environment, science, or risk communication research projects. These funds are unrestricted.

Dr. Smith directed the HRCC from 2005 to 2017, and her work with students earned her the 2008 B. Audrey Fisher Mentorship Award from the International Communication Association as well as numerous other awards, most recently the MSU University Distinguished Professor award. A prolific scholar and ICA Fellow, Dr. Smith’s passion for communication research, teaching, and health communication have been an inspiration for students over the years.

Eligibility and Application Materials

Past Recipients