Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program

Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program

Posted on March 13, 2017

Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program Accepting Applications

The Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program is inviting applications for its 2017-18 fellowships. The year-long program is designed to provide healthcare professionals with the experience and skills needed to make a positive contribution to the development and implementation of health policies affecting older Americans.

To that end, the program offers fellows the opportunity to participate in a residential track or a non-residential track. The residential track allows fellows to participate in the policymaking process on either the federal or state level as legislative assistants in Congress, professional staff members in executive branch agencies, or policy organizations. The non-residential track allows fellows to remain at their home institution but to work on a policy project that involves brief placement(s) during the year at relevant sites. Core program components focused on career development and professional enrichment are provided for fellows in both tracks.

Fellows also have the opportunity to apply for second-year funding to pursue a component(s) of their fellowship experience/project at their placement site, at the state/local levels, or with a nongovernmental organization.

Stipends for residential fellows vary and are commensurate with each individual’s current base salary (up to $100,000 annually). In addition to a stipend, financial support will be provided for relocation (up to $4,500), and health insurance (up to $400/month), if not covered by the institution.

Non-residential fellows may receive up to $10,000 to cover approved project related expenses and travel costs. It is expected that applicants will secure institutional in-kind support that will allow them to commit 20 percent of their time to their project. Non-residential applicants who are early in their career and cannot secure full institutional in-kind support for their fellowship participation may apply for partial salary support from the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program, up to a maximum of $15,000.

Travel costs to fellowship-related meetings for all fellows will be reimbursed and are in addition to fellows’ stipends and non-residential fellows’ budgets.

Applicants at all career stages are eligible to apply, and candidates from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. The program has a broad interdisciplinary focus and past fellows have included physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, dieticians, healthcare administrators, epidemiologists, economists, and lawyers from academic and practice settings.

Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or one of its territories who have career plans that anticipate continued work in the U.S. after the fellowship period has ended.

See the Health and Aging Policy website for complete fellowship guidelines and application instructions.


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