Professional Fellowships

Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Interprofessional Advanced Fellowship in Addiction Treatment

The Office of Academic Affiliations, Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking applicants for two year post-doctoral addiction treatment fellowships. The fellowship is open to physicians and PhD-prepared nurses, social workers, psychologists, and associated health professionals. Fellows spend approximately 75 percent of their time in research and education and 25 percent in clinical care at selected VA sites. Mentors of national stature provide guidance to fellows in rich learning environments. Graduates are expected to be role models in leading, developing, conducting, and evaluating innovative research, education, and clinical care in health issues pertaining to Addiction Treatment. Click here for more information.

The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Policy Fellowship

Deadline: December 15, 2014

The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) is seeking applicants for SRCD Policy Fellowships for 2015-2016. There are two types of fellowships: Congressional and Executive Branch. Both types of fellowships provide researchers with exciting opportunities to come to Washington, D.C. and use their research skills in child development to inform public policy. Fellows work as resident scholars within congressional or federal agency offices. Click here for more information.

W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship for Research in Race, Gender, Culture, and Crime

Deadline: December 24, 2014

With this solicitation, NIJ seeks applications for the W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship for Research on Race, Gender, Culture, and Crime FY 2015. The Fellowship program seeks to advance knowledge regarding the confluence of crime, justice, and culture in various societal contexts. The Fellowship places particular emphasis on crime, violence, and the administration of criminal justice in diverse cultural contexts within the United States. Click here for more information.

William T. Grant Foundation Distinguished Fellows Grant

Deadline: January 6, 2015

The William T. Grant Foundation’s Distinguished Fellows Program creates bridges between the research, practice, and policy communities. The program is designed to increase the supply of, demand for, and use of high-quality research to improve the lives of youth.Mid-career policymakers, practitioners, and researchers who are influential within their role and significantly able to affect attitudes and practices of others working in similar roles and settings are eligible. Support is restricted to researchers seeking to work in policy or practice settings, or policymakers and practitioners seeking to work in research settings. Click here for more information.

SAMHSA/CSAP 2014-2016 Prevention Fellowship Program

Deadline: August 11, 2014

The SAMHSA/CSAP Prevention Fellowship Program was launched in 2006 in an effort to build a workforce of substance abuse professionals. During the 2-year fellowship program, which combines Web-based and in-person trainings, fellows improve their skills and their knowledge of prevention practices. During their Prevention Fellowship Program experience, fellows focus on acquiring the necessary skills for success in the fields of substance abuse prevention and behavioral health. The Prevention Fellowship Program seeks qualified individuals who are looking for professional growth in the field of substance abuse prevention. Click here for more information.

Mentored Career Development Award to Build Research Capacity in Global Mental Health (NIH)
Deadline: October 29, 2014

The purpose of the NIMH Mentored Career Development Award to Build Research Capacity in Global Mental Health is to provide support and “protected time” (three to five years) for an intensive, supervised career development experience that will facilitate the entry of early career investigators into the field of global mental health research and lead to research independence. The NIMH invites applications from advanced postdoctoral and/or recently appointed early research scientists (usually with a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree and no more than six years of postdoctoral research experience at the time of application) in biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences who are pursuing global mental health research careers in areas supported by the NIMH. Click here for more information.

Child Development Research Fellowship Program (ACF)
Deadline: July 16, 2014

ACF is funding a cooperative agreement to sponsor the Child Development Research Fellowship that will allow child development professionals from the academic community the opportunity to actively participate in policy-relevant research activities associated with Administration for Children and Families (ACF) programs. The goal of the fellowship program is to expose researchers to a policy environment and thereby to expand and enrich the field’s capacity for policy-relevant research. The program is intended to stimulate the active exchange of child development research and evaluation information directly relevant to ACF programs and to inform the process of developing long-term research and evaluation agendas across the various ACF programs and in the research community at large. Click here for more information.

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Faculty Loan Repayment Program

Deadline: June 26, 2014

Health professions faculty from disadvantaged backgrounds can receive up to a maximum of $40,000 towards repayment of their student loans in exchange for educating tomorrow’s clinicians. Click here for more information.

Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

Deadline: August 1, 2014

The core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program provides approximately 800 teaching and/or research grants to U.S. faculty and experienced professionals in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Grants are available in over 125 countries worldwide. Click here for more information.

Columbia University Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program
Deadline: April 16, 2014

The Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program aims to create a cadre of leaders who will serve as change agents in health and aging policy to ultimately improve the health of older adults. The year-long fellowship offers a rich and unique training and enrichment program that is focused on current policy issues, communication skills development, and professional networking opportunities to provide fellows with the experience and skills necessary to affect change through policy at a local, state or federal level. Click here for more information.  

MS. Foundation for Women Fellowship

Deadline: January 31, 2014

The Ms. Foundation for Women is accepting proposals for its third annual fellowship, which will fund a talented leader pursuing change in support of the Ms. Foundation’s advocacy and policy work in the areas of economic justice, reproductive justice and safety. Click here for more information.  

The National Academies Research Associateship Programs

Deadline: Project Specific

The mission of the NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) is to promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U. S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. In these programs, prospective applicants select a research project or projects from among the large group of opportunities listed on this website. Click herefor more information.

CDC National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Health Disparities Service Fellowship

Deadline: January 15, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH), is seeking a Survey Statistician, Social Scientist, or Health Scientist for a Health Disparities Service Fellowship in NCHS’ Office of the Center Director. The Fellow will develop a research program to examine health disparities using data from across the Center and may be involved in developing data collection materials and protocols, monitoring survey data collection progress and quality, performing statistical analyses, and preparing publications on issues in racial and ethnic health disparities. Applicants must have successfully completed a Ph.D. degree in social science, health science, statistics, or a related field (e.g., gerontology, epidemiology, demography, or public policy). Click here for more information.

HIV Prevention Trials Network Professional Scholarship Opportunity

Deadline: January 15, 2014

The HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN), a global network of HIV researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health, is proud to offer an 18 month scholarship program for early-career US minority investigators. This scholarship provides funding to cover a portion of scholars’ time (typically ~25%), travel to two scientific meetings, and other expenses. Applicants should be U.S. investigators who have received their terminal degree (MD, PhD, etc.) and are eager for the opportunity to work with a mentor scientist to complete a research project based upon an existing HIV research study in the HPTN. Click here for more information.

American College Health Foundation Student Resources Initiatives in College Mental and Behavioral Health Grants

Deadline: January 31, 2014

The UnitedHealthcare Student Resources Initiatives in College Mental and Behavioral Health Grant will support the development of creative solutions and programs to address issues specifically related to mental and behavioral health issues affecting college students. American College Health Association Institutional or Individual Members are eligible to apply for this grant. Click here for more information.

Morehouse School of Medicine Satcher Health Leadership Institute Health Policy Leadership Fellowship Program

Deadline: January 17, 2014

The Health Policy Leadership Fellowship Program (est. 2009) is a multi-disciplinary training program designed to provide postdoctoral professionals with the specific knowledge, experiences, and skills needed to prepare them for leadership roles promoting and implementing policies and practices that reduce health disparities and advance health equity. Click here for more information.

Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program

Deadline: April 16, 2014

The Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program aims to create a cadre of leaders who will serve as change agents in health and aging policy to ultimately improve the health of older adults. The year-long fellowship offers a rich and unique training and enrichment program that is focused on current policy issues, communication skills development, and professional networking opportunities to provide fellows with the experience and skills necessary to affect change through policy at a local, state or federal level. Click here for more information.

William T. Grant Foundation Distinguished Fellows Program

Deadline: January 8, 2014

The William T. Grant Distinguished Fellows Program is designed to increase the supply of, demand for, and use of high-quality research in the service of improved youth outcomes. To accomplish this goal, the program gives influential mid-career researchers the opportunity to immerse themselves in practice or policy settings and conversely gives influential practitioners and policymakers the opportunity to work in research settings. Click here for more information.

NCHS/AcademyHealth Health Policy Fellowship

Deadline: January 6, 2014

The fellowship program brings visiting scholars in health services research-related disciplines to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) in Hyattsville, Md. 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. Click here for more information.

Public Health Tribal Support Fellowship (CDC)

A research opportunity is available at the Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorials Support (OSTLTS) in the Tribal Support Unit of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).The chosen applicant will be involved with Tribal Support’s research and program integration and evaluation projects. Tribal support is the primary link between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry (ATSDR), and tribal governments. Tribal Support activities focus on fulfilling CDC’s supportive role in ensuring that American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities receive public health services that keep them safe and healthy. Click herefor more information.

Soros Justice Advocacy Fellowship

Deadline: October 23, 2013

The Soros Justice Fellowships Program’s Advocacy Fellowships fund lawyers, advocates, grassroots organizers, researchers, and others with unique perspectives to undertake full-time criminal justice reform projects at the local, state, and national levels. Projects may range from litigation to public education to coalition-building to grassroots mobilization to policy-driven research. Click here for more information.

Open Society Fellowship

Deadline: February 1, 2014

The Open Society Fellowship was founded in 2008 to support individuals pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. The fellowship funds work that will enrich public understanding of those challenges and stimulate far-reaching and probing conversations within the Open Society Foundations and in the world. A fellowship project might identify a problem that has not previously been recognized, develop new policy ideas to address familiar problems, or offer a new advocacy strategy. Click here for more information.