Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program

Posted by Atlantic Philanthropies on March 28, 2016

Atlantic Philanthropies Invites Applications for Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program

Atlantic Philanthropies is inviting applications for its 2016-17 class of Health and Aging Policy Fellowships, a year-long program designed to provide healthcare professionals with the experience and skills necessary to make a positive contribution to the development and implementation of health policies that affect older Americans.

The program provides fellows with the opportunity to participate in either a residential or non-residential track. The residential track allows fellows to participate in the policymaking process, on either the federal or state level, as a legislative assistant in Congress, a professional staff member in an Executive branch agency, or in a policy organization. The non-residential track allows fellows to remain at their home institution, where they work on a policy project that involves brief placement(s) throughout the year at relevant sites. Core program components focused on career development and professional enrichment are provided to fellows in both tracks.

This year, the program has launched two new non-residential fellowship tracks. The global track will allow one to three fellows to participate on global policy issues related to health and aging. The community track also will allow one to three fellows to participate on state and local policy issues related to health and aging. The ultimate goal of both tracks is for fellows to contribute to the building of global or local capacity in health and aging policy, respectively, and also to contribute to the forging of long-term partnerships between the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program and global or community foundations and other organizations.

Fellows will have the opportunity to apply for second-year funding to continue components of their fellowship experience/project either at their placement sites, at the state/local level, or with nongovernmental organizations.

Stipends for residential fellows vary and are commensurate with individual fellow’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, if not covered by the fellow’s institution (up to $400/month).

Non-residential fellows, including those in the global and community tracks, 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 enables them to commit 20 percent of their time to their policy project. Non-residential applicants who are just starting their career and cannot secure full institutional, in-kind support for their 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 by the NPO and are in addition to fellows’ stipends and non-residential fellows’ budgets.

Applicants at all career stages are eligible 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.

Candidates from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or its territories who have career plans that include continued work in the U.S. after the fellowship period ends.

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


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