12 Health Policy Fellowships for Every Career Stage

Feb 13, 2018 • Views 2,265

12 Health Policy Fellowships for Every Career Stage

The 12 fellowships below represent a diverse array of opportunities for anyone involved with health policy, from researchers to students to professionals. If you are working or studying in the medical, dental, or public policy fields – or even working as a lawyer or economist – there is a fellowship here for you! Be sure to bookmark any fellowships that stand out to you to your ProFellow account.

Australian-American Health Policy Fellowship

This program offers a unique opportunity for outstanding, mid-career U.S. professionals—academics, government officials, clinical leaders, decision makers in managed care and other private healthcare organizations, and journalists—to spend up to 10 months in Australia conducting research and working with Australian health policy experts on issues relevant to both countries. The Fellowship provides up to $87,000 (AUD) for the maximum term of ten months, with a minimum stay in Australia of six months required. There is also a family supplement available (e.g. approximately $50,000 for a spouse and two children).

David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship

The David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship is a 12-month postgraduate experience in Washington, DC. The first portion of the Fellowship is a planned rotation of at least three months during which the Fellows will visit various centers of current health policy development at the national and state level. During the final months, the Fellows will pursue a full-time placement with the guidance of the Winston Board of Directors, which is comprised of key policymakers from the private and public sectors. The fellowship provides a monthly stipend and related expenses and is open to recent masters or doctoral degree graduates of any school or program housed in a college or university that is a member of the AUPHA.

The David E. Rogers Student Fellowship Award

This fellowship is meant to enrich the educational experiences of medical and dental students through projects that bear on medicine and dentistry as they contribute to the health of communities, and to address the human needs of underserved or disadvantaged patients or populations.  The content of the Fellowship might include clinical investigation, public health/epidemiology, health policy analysis, activities linking biomedicine, the social infrastructure and human or community need. Funding of $4,000 is provided to sponsor a 10-12 week project in the summer between the student’s 1st and 2nd years of medical/dental school.

Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice

The Commonwealth Fund’s Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice provide a unique opportunity for mid-career health services researchers and practitioners from Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom to spend up to 12 months in the United States, conducting original research and working with leading U.S. health policy experts. Each Harkness Fellowship provides up to U.S. $119,000 plus a supplemental allowance for families. Check deadlines which vary by nationality.

Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program

The program is open to professionals from diverse disciplines (including physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, dieticians, healthcare administrators, epidemiologists, economists, and lawyers from academic and practice settings), at all career stages, with a demonstrated commitment to health and aging issues and a desire to be involved in health policy at the federal, state or local levels. The program offers two tracks: a residential program (up to $120K), which is a 9-12 month placement in Washington, D.C. or at a state agency as a legislative assistant in Congress or professional staff in an executive agency or in a policy organization; and a non-residential program (up to $30K), which includes a health policy project.

Health Policy Research Scholars

Health Policy Research Scholars is a national change leadership development opportunity for full-time doctoral students from underrepresented populations or historically disadvantaged backgrounds, entering the first or second year of their doctoral program, from any academic discipline who are training to be researchers and are interested in health policy research. The program is led by Johns Hopkins University, with participants completing their doctoral programs at their home institutions across the U.S. Participants will attend at least one annual gathering (travel funded by the program), participate in leadership development trainings, coursework and mentoring, and receive an annual stipend of up to $30,000 for up to four years. Participants are also eligible for a competitive dissertation grant of up to $10,000.

Indiana University-Purdue University Fully Funded Phd Program in Health Policy and Management

IUPUI offers a fully funded PhD program in Health Policy and Management. PhD students will focus on the creation of new knowledge that informs the advancement of health services delivery within and across the public, private, and non-profit sectors. With a PhD degree in Health Policy and Management, students will be well-prepared to take on independent research roles as academic faculty members. Collaboration with other schools at IUPUI is encouraged as students conduct their research and finish their thesis. Students are fully funded with packages including tuition remission, health insurance and a living stipend.

Margaret E. Mahoney Fellowship in Health Policy

The Margaret E. Mahoney Fellowship in Health Policy program provides stipends for outstanding Master’s-level medical, dental, public health, public policy, and graduate nursing students enrolled at schools in the United States to conduct summer research projects on some aspect of health care delivery transformation for vulnerable populations and/or early childhood health and development, with an emphasis on policy implications. Fellows are also required to participate in a variety of leadership development activities and will have the opportunity to meet local and national health policy leaders. Fellows will receive a stipend of $6,000 intended to cover living expenses.

NCHS/AcademyHealth Health Policy Fellowship

This fellowship program brings visiting scholars in health services research-related disciplines to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) in Hyattsville, Maryland, for a period of 13 months to conduct studies of interest to policymakers and the health services research community. Fellows have access to NCHS data resources for use in their proposed studies, and also work on collaborative projects with NCHS staff. Applicants may be at any stage in their career from doctoral students (must have completed coursework and be at the dissertation phase of their program) to senior investigators. Salaries range from $55,215 to $160,300.

Nick Littlefield Fellowship

The Nick Littlefield Health Policy Fellowship is a unique fellowship focused on developing innovative leaders in health policy. The 12-month program includes a 3-6 month core experience at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health as a Fellow in the Health Policy program to gain essential methodological skills; a 3-6 month applied research experience focused on health improvement issues; 3 months working with either a state or federal agency or department; and a 3 month final research project. Candidates are mid-career professionals with a passion for the development of evidence-based health policy at the state and federal levels. Fellows receive a stipend of $80,000 to spend one year as a full-time member of the NEHI team.

Randall Lewis Health Policy Fellowship

The Randall Lewis Health Policy Fellowship is a fellowship for master and doctoral level students interested in health policy and related disciplines. The purpose of the program is to ensure the development of health professionals who possess the necessary skills to influence positive change in public policy, systems, and the built environment in our local communities. Fellows are placed with a host organization that matches their interests and training for 8 months and cohorts begin in the fall and winter. A stipend is included and applications are accepted throughout the year from spring until fall.

RWJ Health Policy Fellows

The Health Policy Fellows program is a residential fellowship experience in Washington, DC for mid-career professionals, which prepares individuals to influence the future of healthcare and accelerate their own career development. Fellows actively participate in the formulation of national health policies in congressional offices and accelerate their careers as leaders in health policy. Up to six fellows will be selected for the program. Fellows are able to continue their health policy activities for up to 12 months after the Washington placement period.

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