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Fellowships and Scholarships

Listed in alphabetical order

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellowships
The fellowships help to establish and nurture critical links between federal decision-making and scientific professionals to support public policy that benefit the wellbeing of the nation and the planet.

American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowships
This award is to support the training of researchers who have just received their doctorate to enable them to qualify for an independent career in cancer research (including basic, preclinical, clinical, psychosocial, behavioral, and epidemiologic research). Awards are made for one to three years with progressive stipends of $40,000, $42,000, and $44,000 per year, plus a $4,000 per year institutional allowance.

American College of Legal Medicine Hirsch Award
A $1000 award for an original paper on legal medicine written by a dentistry, podiatry, nursing, pharmacy, health science, health care administration or public health student. All papers submitted will be considered for publication in the Journal of Legal Medicine and other ACLM or medical legal publications. Papers usually due in January. Check website for submission details and deadlines.

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
The institute looks to support top-noch graduate students who would benefit from spending an academic year in residence at AEI, pursuing research under the direction of an AEI scholar. We are looking for students whose areas of study include economics, political and social science, and public policy.

American Heart Association Student Scholars in Cardiovascular or Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke
The AHA provides a stipend to health professions students wishing to conduct research on Cardiovascular or Cerebrovascular disease/stroke. The minimum commitment of time for the study is two months.

American Statistical Association/National Center for Health Statistics Research Fellowship Program
The ASA & NCHS Research Fellowship Program was created to bridge the gap between academic scholars and government health research programs. Fellows work to solve methodological problems and study analytic issues relevant to NCHS programs, data and facilities. Applicants should have a recognized research record and considerable expertise in the area of proposed research.

Association of Schools of Public Health Fellowships
ASPH offers several internship and fellowship programs. Programs in bold are currently accepting applications.

Behavioral Sciences Training Fellowship Program
The National Research and Development Institues in New York City, sponsored by the National Insitute on Drug Abuse, provides pre- and post-doctoral fellowships in behavioral sciences for a variety of disciplines, including public health and medicine.

Bell Labs Graduate Research Fellowship Program
The Bell Labs Graduate Research Fellowship Program is designed to increase the number of minorities and women in the fields of science, math, engineering and technology. Areas of interest include statistics (biostatistics). Bell Labs Graduate Research Fellowship is a wonderful opportunity to help outstanding minorities and women enhance their knowledge and to pursue a Ph.D.

Benjamin H. Kean Traveling Fellowship in Tropical Medicine
Benjamin H. Kean, MD, an internationally acclaimed  expert in tropical medicine, discovered the causes of several disease, including turista, also known as travelers' diarrhea. Moreover, he was a renowned teacher, research and practitioner of tropical medicine whose mentorship and support enabled many medical students and physicians-in-training to begin and sustain their careers in tropical medicine. The Fellowship honors his significant contributions to the field and, more importantly, enables his passion for teaching and mentoring to continue. Administered by the Society's American Committee on Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers' Health, the Fellowship provides travel expenses for medical students who arrange clinical tropical medicine or tropical medicine research electives in areas afflicted by tropical diseases.

Berkeley Community Forestry & Environmental Research Partnership Fellowship
We accept applications from students at any U.S. college or university. You need to be enrolled in a degree-granting program at your home institution. You need to be engaged in graduate research that deals directly or is explicitly relevant to U.S. urban and/or rural communities engaged in the sustainable management of natural resources. You must also be planning to conduct participatory research that engages community members.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health
Supported projects are intended to provide Johns Hopkins University faculty and their developing country colleagues with the opportunity to conduct leading-edge science, mentor and train junior professionals, enable the translation of results into improved programs and policies, and impact the reproductive health status of women and men in developing countries.

Biobehavioral Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program
Doctoral fellowships in the social sciences, epidemiology, health services, pharmaceutical outcomes, public health genetics, public health nutrition, social work, or biobehvioral nursing will receive PhD training (3-4 years). Tuition support, monthly stipend, research support, benefits and travel support available.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Award Program in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease
These awards will provide over $500,000 over five years in order to provide new opportunities for accomplished investigators still early in their careers to study problems at the intersection of human and pathogen biology. BWF is particularly interested in work focused on the host, as well as host-pathogen studies originating in viral, bacterial, fungal or parasite systems. Studies in this area may have their root in the pathogen, but the focus of the work should be on the effects on the host at the cellular and/or systemic levels.

California Epidemiologic Investigation Service (Cal EIS)Program
The mission of Cal EIS is to prepare epidemiologists for public health leadership positions in California.

Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program
The National Cancer Institute's Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program offers postdoctoral research training opportunities in four broad areas: cancer prevention and control, clinical cancer prevention, ethics of prevention and public health, NCI-Food and Drug Administration joint training in prevention.

CARE USA Fellowship Program
CARE welcomes and encourages graduate students with leadership potential to become CARE fellows.  Fellows work either within a CARE country office in the regions where CARE operates, in a U.S. field office or at the Atlanta headquarters. Fellows participate in significant projects and initiatives designed to gain and deepen leadership competencies while adding value to CARE. The fellowship will include a stipend or salary plus benefits, as well as travel, housing and other local expenses. Fellowship applicants participate in a highly competitive, rigorous selection process. For more information visit the CARE website.

Career Development Program in Cancer Prevention and Control Research
The Career Development Program is offered through the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research (DCPCR), of the School of Public Health and UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. The setting provides an excellent environment in which multi-disciplinary research is a long-standing, well-established priority. This post-doctoral training program brings together outstanding nationally and internationally-recognized faculty that reflect the diverse disciplines involved in cancer control research. Candidates entering our program hold advanced degrees (such as a Ph.D., M.D., or Ed.D.) from a variety of fields and disciplines. They bring diverse levels of prior experience and research interests. Each trainee's program of study is tailored to his or her prior training, needs, and interests, and includes a curriculum of coursework, in-depth hands-on research opportunities, and active participation in workshops and symposia.

Catholic Relief Services International Development Fellows Program
The International Development Fellows Program is intended to give people who are interested in a career in international relief and development an opportunity to increase their overseas experience. Approximately 20 fellows each year are placed in overseas assignments, and these can lead to further positions with the organization after the 1 year fellowship is completed. Masters degree and proficiency in French, Spanish or Portugese required.

CCEP Predoctoral Fellowships in Cancer Prevention and Control
Applicants must be graduate students with an MS, MPH, MSPH, or an equivalent level of training, who are currently enrolled in doctoral programs at UNC-Chapel Hill, primarily in the School of Public Health and other Health Affairs Schools.

CDC Fellowship Programs:

CDC Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute (EPHLI)
A 1-year program of seminars and workshops, special projects, and individual study. Each year, up to 30 practicing environmental public health professionals are admitted to the program. CDC will pay all allowable and approved costs associated with participation in the institute.This program is designed to strengthen local, state, and federal environmental surveillance. Applicants can either apply for the 2–6 week traineeship or the 1–2 year fellowship.

CDC Pierre Decoufle Fellowship Program
This fellowship is awarded to an individual seeking a career in the health research field who will benefit from applied epidemiologic and developmental disabilities research with CDC. The fellowship will also help to build CDC's long-term capacity to conduct applied studies in developmental disabilities. Fellows will receive a monthly stipend.

CDC/SOPHE Student Fellowship in Injury Prevention
A one-year fellowship designed to assist and train three students in either unintentional injury or violence prevention. Fellows will work at their own institutions on research or practice-based projects from the perspectives of health education or behavioral science.

CDC Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program
The program develops leaders skilled in the integration of public health information systems and development of data standards, policy and quality control measures to advance the practice of public health informatics.

CDC Grants for Public Health Research Dissertation
The CDC Office of Public Health Research is pleased to announce the availability of CDC Public Health Research Dissertation Award grants to support public health doctoral dissertation research.

CDC Steven M. Teusch Post-doctoral Fellowship in Prevention Effectiveness
The PE Fellowships were begun in 1995 to establish capability within CDC to conduct prevention-effectiveness studies. The Fellowships are for post-doctoral candidates with expertise in quantitative policy analysis who wish to gain experience and training in assessing the effectiveness of prevention strategies.

Center for Global Development (CGD) Visiting Fellowship
The program offers one-year sabbatical support for a senior researcher from a developing country on leave from his or her host institution. The ideal candidate will be engaged in policy research in at least one of the areas of CGD focus: aid effectiveness, trade, private sector development, financial markets, global health, or migration.

The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society's International Fellows
A unique fellowship opportunity for senior-level practitioners over the age of 35 who are citizens of countries other than the US. Fellows are based at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York for one month, where they attend weekly seminars, explore the work of key agencies and organizations, meet with nonprofit representatives, and study US and international community foundation models. This year's program will run from October 15, 2006 through November 11, 2006. The topic for the year 2006 will be community foundations, as well as corporate and diaspora philanthropy. Travel expenses and a stipend for living expenses are provided.

Center for Tobacco Control Research & Education (UCSF)
The purpose of the fellowship is to attract individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds in medical, biological, social, behavioral, and policy sciences to develop a new generation of academic leaders in tobacco control. Postdoctural fellows will have exposure to diverse training including tobacco-specific topics, health policy, interdisciplinary research and biostatistics.

Charles G. Koch Summer Fellows Program
The Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program is a 10-week program that combines a paid public policy internship ($1,500 stipend) with two career and policy seminars. Fellows gain real-world experience, take a crash course in market-based policy analysis, and acquire the professional skills necessary to effect change. Participating internship hosts include more than 80 think tanks and policy organizations across the United States. Undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students from all countries and studying in all majors are eligible.

Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program
This fellowship is an early career educational and training opportunity. It is designed to engage its Fellows in the analytical process that informs U.S. science and technology policy. Fellows develop basic skills essential to working or participating in science policy at the federal, state, or local levels. Graduate and professional school students and those who have completed graduate studies (degree awarded) within the last five years may apply. Areas of study may include any social/behavioral science, medical/health discipline, physical or biological science, any field of engineering, law/business/public administration, or any relevant interdisciplinary fields.

City Hall Fellows
This fellowship is a one year training program designed to give recent graduates a hand at running their city by spending a year inside the highest levels of city government to see how it works from the inside out.  This fellowship allows for opportunities to be a part of policy decisions from the creation to design to evaluation and integrates hands-on, full-time work experience inside local government with intensive training in how cities work and the people, issues, and organizations that influence local policy. 

Congressional Black Caucus Spouses Cheerios Brand Health Initiative Scholarship
This scholarship program focusing on health was established in 1998 as the CBC Spouses partnered with the naming sponsor, General Mills, to increase the number of minority students pursuing degrees in the fields of medicine, engineering, technology, nutrition and other health-related professions. Applications usually due May 1. See website for application and details.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Public Policy Fellowship
The CHCI Public Policy Fellowship seeks to enhance participants' leadership abilities, strengthen  professional skills and ultimately produce more competent and competitive Latino professionals in public policy areas. This Fellowship Program offers talented Latinos, who have earned a bachelor's degree within two years of the program start date a paid, nine-month fellowship. This fellowship offers the opportunity to gain hands-on experience at the national level in the public policy area of their choice.

The Connecticut Health Foundation (CHF) Leadership Fellows Program
The CHF is the state's largest independent, nonprofit grantmaking foundation dedicated to improving the health status of the people of Connecticut, especially the underserved. The Health Leadership Fellows Program is designed to foster, support, and promote the next generation of health leaders in Connecticut. This program will accept up to 20 Connecticut residents to participate for one year.

Dan David Prize
Awards twenty scholarships in the amount of $15,000 to doctoral and post doctoral students (10 at Tel Aviv University and 10 around the world). Awards are granted based on merit, and in three dimensions (past, present and future) and based on field. The 2009 award for future will focus on global public health. Nomination and application information is available on the website.

Deland Fellowship Program in Health Care and Society
The Deland Fellowship Program in Health Care and Society prepares professionals to be leaders of tomorrow’s health care institutions. During this one-year fellowship, appointees develop the skills and sensitivities fundamental to the operations of an academic and community-based medical center.

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowships for Graduate Study
Fellowship candidates must have an outstanding undergraduate record, demonstrate financial need and be attending a designated college or university. The program of study need not be limited to Armenian studies, and candidates can be of any national descent. Applications must be submitted through the dean of the university where the student is pursuing graduate studies. In the case of undergraduate liberal arts colleges, students in their senior year are eligible to apply for a fellowship to fund their future graduate work. Please contact your school's financial aid or fellowship office for more information and to obtain an application. Applications are generally due in early January.

Duke University Center for Clinical and Genetic Economics Fellowship Programs
The Center for Clinical and Genetic Economics (CCGE), established in 1999 in the Duke Clinical Research Institute, evaluates costs, outcomes, and quality of life in clinical trials; studies physician and patient decision making; and conducts health services research in such areas as access to care, geographic variation, and managed care. The group also explores important issues in research accountability, bioethics, and the implications of new technologies for drug development and health services delivery. The Center offers two fellowships related to health outcomes research.

East-West Center Scholarships and Fellowships
The East-West Center offers various scholarships and fellowships to pursue research and graduate study programs (in conjunction with the University of Hawai‘i) in different research areas including population and health studies. The programs are designed to foster a sense of community and develop the leadership skills and knowledge required in the 21st century and provide students the opportunity to develop lifelong relationships and a powerful sense of community with others who share an interest in the Asia Pacific region.

EPA Federal Career Intern Program
The Federal Career Intern Program at the EPA Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is a comprehensive, entry-level employment and career development program designed to recruit and nurture the next generation of OIG leaders. The program offers permanent, full-time positions. The program includes rotational assignments and classroom training.

EPA Internships, Fellowships, and Student Programs
This page contains information and links to various EPA programs. The internship program is designed for professionals, not students, but there are student programs as well. The fellowship offered is part of the Presidential Management Fellows program, and a link is provided to the PMF page.

EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships for Graduate Environmental Study
The EPA offers fellowships to master’s and doctoral level students in environmentally related fields of study. Master's level students may receive support for a maximum of two years. Doctoral students may be supported for a maximum of three years (under certain circumstances, subject to funding availability, four years). The fellowship program provides up to $37,000 per year of support.

EPA National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) Fellowship Program
The NNEMS program is a comprehensive fellowship program that provides undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to participate in a fellowship project that is directly related to their field of study.

Explore Health Careers Funding Database
A searchable database of non-school specific funding sources.
This website is a general scholarship site for all students. You must register to use it. After registering, you are free to search through the site. Many scholarships may be public health appropriate.

FDA Commissioner's Fellowship Program
This is a two-year Fellowship Program that provides an opportunity for health professionals and scientists to receive training and experience at the FDA. Fellows will train at FDA's White Oak campus in Silver Spring, Maryland or at other FDA facilities. Salaries are competitive, and travel funds are available to attend scientific meetings.

Fulbright Fellowship Program
The Fulbright Fellowship program provides opportunities for graduating seniors and students pursuing a Master's of PhD to live abroad while pursuing a research project designed by the student. Students can apply for placement in over 140 countries worldwide and grants are available in all fields of study. Fulbright also has a separate program sponsoring non-U.S. citizens to study in the U.S. for graduate school.

Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship
The Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship, a component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, allows fellows to serve in professional placements in foreign government ministries or institutions and gain hands-on public sector experience in participating foreign countries while simultaneously carrying out an academic research/study project.

German Chancellor Fellowship
The German Chancellor Fellowship provides for a stay of one year in Germany for professional development, study, or research. Applicants design individual projects and decide at which institutes or organizations to pursue them.

Global Health Fellows Program
Global Health Fellows is a two-year fellowship (with possible extension to four years) with USAID.  Fellowships are in the Global Health Bureau at USAID or in one of the oversea missions.  They are at various levels and are announced at an as needed basis. 

Global Health Teaching Fellowship - Mount Sinai School of Medicine
The Mount Sinai Global Health Teaching Fellowship is a one or two-year program designed to provide post-graduate physicians with the knowledge and skills to become professionals in the fields of public health and healthcare for under-served populations. This fellowship has a unique focus on developing teaching strategies and techniques, so that the fellow can effectively build healthcare capacity and effect positive behavior change in settings with human resource shortages.

Global Service Corps Fellowship Programs
GSC offers two kinds of fellowship programs: The Seeds of Sustenance (SOS) Fellowship Program and The Teaching Fellowship Program in Thailand.

Graduate Alliance for Education in Louisiana (GAELA)
The GAELA project sponsors activities at Tulane, LSU, and Southern University in Baton Rouge designed to increase diversity in the sciences, including supplementing the first year stipend of doctoral students, retention and professional development activities, professional travel opportunities for students, and graduate mentoring training for faculty.

Group Health Research Institute
A postdoctoral fellowship, The Group Health Research Institute has a T32 Training Award funded by the National Institute on Aging of NIH entitled "Improving Health Care for Aging Women." The purpose of this training program is to prepare health scientists, primarily epidemiologists, health services reserachers, behavioral sceinctists, and academic clinicians, to produce evidence that will guide optimum, efficient, and cost-effective health care practices for aging women.

Harvard School of Public Health Yerby Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Specifically designed to expand the diversity of individuals pursuing academic careers in public health, fellows develop their research agendas, gain experience in publishing papers in peer-reviewed journals and obtaining grant support, participate in a variety of professional development workshops, and increase their teaching expertise.

Harvard University Takemi Program in International Health
Takemi Fellows undertake research to investigate how resources are allocated and used for health purposes and to develop methods for making policy choices more rational and equitable. Fellows carry out research at Harvard. The Takemi program assists in identifying appropriate funding sources but has limited core funds available for support.

Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for the Aged
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged provides care to the elderly and places a top priority on the training of professionals to care for the increasing number of elderly in our society. The Center is a multi-service geriatric care organization affiliated with Harvard Medical School and is internationally recognized for leadership in caring for the elderly. The Center offers a one year Management Fellowship position.

Heinz Company Foundation Fellowships
The Heinz Company Foundation, acting through the University of Pittsburgh’s University Center for International Studies, offers two one-year fellowships annually to individuals from developing countries who demonstrate potential as future leaders in the government, non-profit, or private sectors. The goal is to improve, early in a career, the Fellows' capacity to contribute to the development of their country and to enhance their understanding of the United States.

Hispanic Dental Assoication Foundation Scholarship Program
The intent of the HDA Foundation Scholarship Program is to support promising Hispanic students in their public health academic training. Scholarships under this program will help Hispanic students complete their training in a Masters of Public Health Program.

Institute for Diversity in Health Management Scholarships
As a part of its mission, The Institute is committed to increasing the number of people of color in health services administration to better reflect the increasingly diverse communities they serve, and to improve opportunities for professionals already in the health care field. Institute scholarships are available to first and second year graduate students enrolled in an accredited healthcare administration and services program as defined by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration. All applicants must provide proof of US citizenship (e.g., birth certificate or passport).

IIE William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Dissertation Fellowships in Population, Reproductive Health and Economic Development
The two-year fellowships of $20,000 per year will be awarded by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and IIE. The fellowships are open to students currently enrolled in Ph.D. programs in the United States and Canada. Students in economics, economic demography, geography, and epidemiology are especially encouraged to apply.These fellowships will support dissertation research on topics that examine how population dynamics and family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) influence economic development, including economic growth, poverty reduction, and equity. Dissertations that address population and development issues pertinent to the African continent are especially encouraged. The research must include a strong quantitative component, with an emphasis on rigorous data analysis. We encourage the development or use of new statistical methods. Finally, the research must have a strong policy-relevant component, demonstrating an interest in communicating research results with program managers, planners, and policymakers.

International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Graduate Research Awards on Evaluation
Awards will be given to Canadian citizens for research conducted on evaluation and the master's and doctoral level within a range of themes. Preference will be given to themes that focus on IDRC's research priorities. Awards will not be given for research that judges the effectiveness of particular development interventions. The research proposal must be for a master's or doctoral level thesis.

Johns Hopkins University Health and Child Survival Fellows Program
The Health and Child Survival Fellows Program identifies and places junior and mid-level experts in the field of international health. Minimum qualifications include a master's degree in a health-related field, and a commitment to a career in international health and child survival. HCS fellows are employed as permanent staff of Johns Hopkins University and assigned to either USAID/Washington or USAID field missions for a two-year period.

Joseph L. Fisher Dissertation Fellowships from Resources for the Future (RFF)
RFF will award fellowships for the coming academic year in support of doctoral dissertation research on issues related to the environment, natural resources, or energy. This fellowship is intended to be the principal source of support for graduate students in the final year of their dissertation research.

Kaiser Permanente Postgraduate Fellowship in Health Care Administration
The Kaiser Permanente Fellowship Program in Health Care Administration is structured to maximize the learning opportunities that prepare the fellows for careers in health care as well as support the operational needs of the organization. Northern California offers a 12-month fellowship focused on health care operations with two six-month rotations at the medical center and service area. In addition, there is an option for an additional corporate rotation in the regional offices at the end of the 12-month period. Southern California offers a 24-month fellowship that includes three rotations: two at a medical center and/or service area, and one at the regional offices. During the regional rotation, fellows have the opportunity to gain exposure to the various departments that support the operations of the Kaiser Foundation Hospitals/Health Plan and Permanente Medical Group.

Katie Evans Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is available to public health graduate students to help fund and pursue a project in the field of international health.

Kellogg Health Scholars Program
The Kellogg Health Scholars Program offers two-year post-doctoral fellowships in two tracks: community disparities and multidisciplinary disparities. The program seeks to develop new leadership in the effort to reduce and eliminate health disparities and secure equal access to the conditions and services needed to have healthy communities. Annual stipend of $55,000 plus fringe benefits and $10,000 research fund.

Kellogg Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Health
The Kellogg Fellowship is designed to identify and train public health leaders who are racial and ethnic minorities. The nine-month fellowship involved a combination of workshops, personal coaching, and action learning teams. Fellows split their time between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Washington, DC. The costs of this fellowship are covered by the Kellogg Foundation.

Loan Repayment Opportunities
See this link for loan repayment opportunities in the health field, especially for health practitioners, though some apply to public health workers.

Louisiana Public Health Association (LPHA) Scholarships
The Louisiana Public Health Association will annually award at least one scholarship. The Scholarship Recipient will be presented with the award at the Annual Awards Banquet held during the LPHA Annual Conference in the Spring of each year.

Lisa Kernan Social Justice Fellows Program
The Lisa Kernan Social Justice Fellows Program will provide learning opportunities and support for  undergraduate and graduate level students who are dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities in the United States and globally. Fellows will have the opportunity to learn first-hand how health, economic and/or trade policies affect the health of individuals in our communities, for example, access to affordable life-saving medicines for people living with HIV-AIDS. Through their work, Fellows will also gain new understanding about how their research can directly inform key-decision makers in the U.S. to create safeguards and change policy to protect our health and promote social justice.

Medical College of Wisconsin Center for AIDS Intervention Research NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
CAIR's postdoctoral research fellowship training program is a National Research Service Award (NRSA) training program that is supported by the National Institute of Mental Health. Two postdoctoral fellows are accepted annually for a two-year period of training. Candidates for CAIR's postdoctoral fellowship program must receive their doctorate prior to beginning training, and individuals with postgraduate experience who now wish to focus their research in HIV prevention areas are encouraged to apply. It is anticipated that postdoctoral fellows will hold doctorates in the behavioral or social science, public health, nursing, or medical fields.

Ms. Foundation Fellowship Program
The Ms. Foundation has a proud history of assisting women activists -- particularly women of color, those living in marginalized communities and those from the grassroots -- in developing nascent movements into forces for action. Through leadership development work tied to our grantmaking, we have nurtured talented and dynamic leaders as they created and led movements for change, equality and justice. The Fellowship provides a dynamic, pragmatic, early- to mid-career social change activist from within the U.S. the opportunity to spend a year developing their work to elevate the status of women in the U.S. Please see the website for more information, requirements, and qualifications.

Murphy Center Graduate Fellowships in Ethics and Public Affairs
The Murphy Center's Graduate Fellowships support Tulane PhD students who are writing dissertations or engaged in major research on ethical issues, especially ethical concerns in philosophy, government, architecture, business, engineering, urban design and planning, and medicine. Graduate fellows are expected to devote their time to an approved course of research and study, and to take part in a bi-weekly Center Faculty Seminar, in which Tulane faculty and invited scholars present papers on moral philosophy, political theory, public policy and applied ethics.

National Cancer Institute Cancer Research Training Award
The Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) program is the universal, umbrella fellowship program for domestic fellows (non-US citizens must have a permanent resident card to be eligible for this program). The program is intended to provide high quality training for high school, university, graduate, law, and medical school students and graduates. Training opportunities also provide continuing education and experience within the National Cancer Institute's various organizational components under the guidance of a sponsor. Participants in this program do not perform a service for the Public Health Service. Rather, the Fellows are accepted for training in scientific disciplines that will enhance public health efforts to prevent, diagnose, or treat cancer. Fellows receive a stipend and are considered to be in training status. They are not considered employees of the Federal government.

National Cancer Institute Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) Fellowships
Fellows design, carry out, analyze, and publish research studies related to the etiology of cancer in human populations. Fellows gain experience with interdisciplinary, interagency and multi-center collaborations. Epidemiologic research opportunities encompass the full range of cancer risk factors. Fellows also may receive training in emerging biostatistical areas, including epidemiologic methods, statistical genetics, clinical trials, and risk assessment. Other features of the fellowship include courses and workshops in molecular and genetic epidemiology, grant writing, science management, mentoring, and career development. DCEG offers fellowships for predoctoral and postdoctoral students and also has established partnerships with Yale, Johns Hopkins and George Washington Universities through which fellowships are offered. Applications are accepted on an on-going basis.

National Environmental Health Association/American Academy of Sanitarians Scholarship Awards
The purpose of the NEHA/AAS Scholarship program is to encourage early commitment by students to a career in environmental health and to stimulate past and present graduates to pursue post graduate studies in environmental health sciences and/or public health. The program offers financial assistance to individuals with a demonstrable need, and serves to introduce adequately trained professionals into the environmental health workforce. The scholarship is to be awarded for one calendar year. Renewal applications will be reviewed as new.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
NIDDK supports a variety of programs for high school, undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty that provide a continuum of research and research training support for individuals interested in careers in biomedical science.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment for promising research scientists.

National Institutes of Health Research and Training Opportunities
The NIH is a part of the US Department of Health and Human Services and is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. They supports numerous research and training opportunities for students and post-doctoral's interested in pursuing medical research careers.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Disparities in Mental Health Training Program
Funded by a training grant from NIMH, these positions are for research focusing on the mental health of racial/ethnic minorities in the United States, with a particular emphasis on African Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans.

National Research Center for Women & Families / Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund
Fellowships are available for college graduates, graduate students, and professionals on sabbatical or making a career change who can work at least half-time for at least six months. Most Fellows have at minimum a master’s degree. Fellowship positions require at least a 6-month and 20 hrs/wk commitment, excellent writing skills, and relevant experience. Fellowship stipends are modest ($10-$14/hour), with subsidized health insurance and other benefits.Fellowships offered are the Lenora Moody Fellowship and the Senior Fellow.

National Research Council Fellowships
The Fellowships Office (FO) of the National Academies administers predoctoral, postdoctoral, and senior fellowship awards on behalf of government and private/foundation sponsors; these fellowship awards play an important role in the career development of doctoral and postdoctoral researchers and scholars for the academic, federal, industrial and international workforce.

National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Fellowship Program
NSEP's David L. Boren Fellowships enable U.S. Graduate students to add an international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in an area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. NSEP supports studying languages, cultures and world regions other than Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Boren Fellowships are intended to support U.S. graduate students who will pursue the study of language and culture critical to U.S. security, and who are highly motivated to work in the federal government.

National Water Research Institute (NWRI) Fellowship
NWRI awards Fellowships of up to $15,000 a year per student to support master's or doctoral graduate research related to  water resources.

New Jersey Department of Health and Human Services Cook/Rutledge Summer Fellowship
The Leigh Cook Fellowship and the John H. Rutledge Fellowship are open to graduate students currently enrolled in medical sciences, law and Public Health programs. Graduate students who have completed their programs before summer cannot apply. Minority students are encouraged to apply. Each fellowship provides a stipend of $6,000 and requires a full-time commitment of ten to twelve weeks. Fellows will be required to undertake supervised projects at the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services in Trenton. The fellowships are available only to New Jersey residents or students attending a New Jersey university.

Nutrition Degree Scholarships
A directory of nutrition scholarships to find tuition assistance opportunities for nutrition programs.

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
ORISE offers information on a number of fellowship and grant opportunities for graduate students, postdocs, and recent graduates. Follow the various links to listings of Fellowships offered around the country.

Ortho-McNeill Janssen Scientific Affairs, L.L.C. Outcomes Research Fellowship
This two-year fellowship program, coordinated with Thomas Jefferson University, provides training and exposure to the various aspects of outcomes research in both the academic and industry settings, while learning and working in a challenging post-graduate environment. The goal of the Ortho-McNeil Janssen Scientific Affairs, L.L.C. Outcomes Research Fellowship is to prepare the individual for a career as an analyst, educator and consultant in healthcare outcomes research.

Palestinian American Research Center Research Fellowship Competition
Research fellowship program for doctoral and post-doctoral researchers which may provide stipends, food and lodging, and other research expenses. The field of study and historical time period are open, but must contribute to Palestinian studies.

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
These fellowships support up to two years of graduate study in the US for New Americans. New Americans are either resident aliens, naturalized US citizens, or children of two parents who are both US citizens. Fellows receive tuition and maintenance grants.

The Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is a competitive, two-year, paid training program with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. PHAP associates are assigned to a state, tribal, local, or territorial public health agency and work on prevention alongside other professionals across a variety of public health settings. After completing the program, PHAP graduates will be qualified to apply for jobs with government public health agencies.

PhRMA Foundation
The PhRMA Foundation supports young scientists in disciplines important to the pharmaceutical industry by awarding them competitive research fellowships and grants. A number of fellowships are offered in the areas of health outcomes, informatics, pharmacology/toxicology, pharmacology/morphology, clinical pharmacology, and pharmaceutics.

Population Reference Bureau Fellows Program in Population Policy Communications
The Program is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). It is open to individuals from developing countries that are doctoral-level students between their 3rd and 5th year of studies, currently enrolled in academic institutions in the United States or Canada. Developing-country applicants may be in any field of study but their area of interest must be in family planning and/or reproductive health (FP/RH), including contraceptive use/behavior, population growth, adolescent reproductive health, poverty and health equity, and gender issues.The Fellows Program, initiated in the 1980s, has over 260 alumni. The Program aims to bridge the gap between research findings and the policy development process. While research often has profound policy implications, it must be communicated effectively to a variety of non-technical audiences in order to have an impact.

Presidential Management Fellowships
The Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF, formerly PMI) program is a two-year fellowship program that gives students who have completed their graduate degree requirements appointments to federal government positions. Fellows are paid at GS-9 during their first year and after completion of the two-year program are eligible for conversion to a federal Civil Service position.

Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship
The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program is a distinguished transatlantic initiative that each year offers twenty accomplished young Americans the opportunity to complete a high-level professional development program in Germany. Over the course of a nine-month program, Bosch Fellows complete two work phases at leading German institutions, both customized to each fellow's professional expertise, and attend three seminars with key decision-makers from the public and private sectors, taking place across Europe.

The Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program: 2009-2010
The Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program provides support to young researchers from developing countries who are preparing a doctoral thesis in a subject related to development. Research grants cover residence costs for a 5 to 10 month period in a renowned university or research center.

Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowship Program
The Health Policy Fellowship program puts mid-career health professionals side-by-side with leaders in federal health policy. Fellows will participate in the health policy processes at the federal level and use that experience to provide leadership to improve health, health care and health policy at the national, state or local levels. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents, and must obtain sponsorship from an eligible institution.
This website is a general scholarship site for all students. You must register to use it. After registering, you are free to search through the site. Many scholarships may be public health appropriate.

Scott S. Cowen Graduate Fellowship Initiative
This fellowship seeks to provide educational services to partner agencies and schools by supplying needed human capital as well as tangible projects or applicable research focused on improving educational opportunities in the New Orleans public schools. In return for their work, Cowen Fellows will receive a $5500 stipend paid in three disbursements.

Seeds of Sustenance Fellowship (Global Service Corps)
The Seeds of Sustenance (SOS) Fellowship is based in East Africa through the Global Service Corps. Its goal is AIDS alleviation through education, food production and income generation. Fellows receive one month of training, and then work together with local fellows in participating NGOs/PVOs for five months or more.

Social Science Research Council Fellowships
SSRC Fellowships provide support and professional recognition to younger researchers whose work and ideas will have a longer-term impact on society and scholarship. The Council mainly supports predissertation, dissertation, and post-doctoral fellowships, although other opportunities are available.

Sociologists Without Borders Nairobi Fellowship
University students from Spain and the U.S. are eligible for the Nairobi Fellowship, a summer residency in Nairobi, Kenya. Students work with the residents of Kibera, the largest slum in Africa, and are affiliated with an NGO, Carolina for Kibera (CFK). Students will learn from residents how people from many ethnic groups cooperatively govern themselves in a densely populated community, care for their children and the elderly, and cope with such problems as water shortages.

STAR Fellowship Program
The STAR Fellowship Program will provide a unique approach that will combine on-site faculty development and education with distant learning techniques that include video conferencing, on-line digital meetings, and "store and forward" technology in order to provide the skills necessary to STARS Fellows to enter into new health disparities research initiatives.

Susan G. Komen Foundation Breast Cancer Fellowships
The Komen Foundation supports two fellowships related to Breast Cancer, one for minority and underrepresented students in the field of breast cancer, and the other for an interdisciplinaryt program in enhancing the quality of care for breast cancer patients. Additionally, the Foundation provides research and dissertation grants.

Trans-Act Fellowship is now accepting curriculum vitae / résumés from trans•act fellow candidates who are interested in learning how community economic development, public health and community building can merge together in a mutually reinforcing way. This is a three month summer fellowship position. There will be two fellows positions, one in New Orleans post-Katrina zone (New Orleans Fellow), and the other fellow sponsored by Farmers Market Coalition (FMC Fellow), in southern California.

Tulane National Primate Research Center (TNPRC) Programs
The TNPRC offers training and educational opportunities ranging from summer undergraduate fellowships through postdoctoral training as well as research opportunities for visiting scientists.

US Department of Health and Human Services Emerging Leaders Program
This two-year program is intended to provide graduates with career training and familiarity with DHHS. During the first year, participants will do rotations within the DHHS Operating Divisions, and during the second they devote their time to their chosen field. Participants in this program start off with a salary at GS-9.

US Navy Health Service Collegiate Program
Navy's Health Services Collegiate Program (HSCP) offers an E-6 active pay and military benefits (including medical). Under this program you pay for the school from your salary. Pay during school is around $42,000 per year. Depending of the area you are stationed, pay as Lieutenant with four plus years of service is around $80,000.

US Public Health SRCOSTEP Program
The SRCOSTEP program is designed to assist students financially during their final academic year of their qualifying degree. In exchange, students agree to work for the PHS Commissioned Corps following graduation. The commitment to PHS is twice the time sponsored (i.e., an 18-month employment commitment for 9 months of financial support). Upon graduation, assignments are made to the sponsoring Agency, Operating Division, or Program that provided the support.

West African Research Association - WARA Pre-Doctoral Fellowship
Funded through the bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. State Department, this competition is open to U.S. citizens who are currently enrolled in graduate programs in order to conduct research in a West African country for a 2 to 3 month period in order to 1) prepare a doctoral research proposal; or 2) carry out research related to the completion of another terminal degree program (e.g. MFA or MPH). Priority will be given to applicants who are at the pre-dissertation stage, who will be returning to their institution to complete course work, exams, etc. before beginning their fieldwork.

Woodrow Wilson Doctoral Dissertaion Fellowship in Women's Studies
The WW Women’s Studies Fellowships support the final year of dissertation writing for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences whose work addresses topics of women and gender in interdisciplinary and original ways. The most competitive applications include not only a clear, thorough, and compelling description of the candidate’s work, but also evidence of an enduring interest in and commitment to women’s issues and scholarship on women.

World Health Organization Health Leadership Service
Through the Health Leadership Service, the World Health Organization (WHO) recruits young health professionals to a two-year work and training program aimed at strengthening the knowledge and skills essential for leadership roles in public health at all levels


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