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Fellowships

 

FellowshipThe Academies offer several fellowships in science, engineering, and medicine. Information on eligibility guidelines and application deadlines is available on specific programs' websites. | 

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Early Career Opportunities


This fellowship provides early career health science scholars with the opportunity to experience and participate in evidence-based health care or public health studies that improve the care and access to care of patients in domestic and global health care systems.


The purpose of this fellowship is to enable talented, early career scholars in biomedical science and population health to participate actively in the  study process, promoting the linkage of public health and medicine -- both scientifically and through practice and policy.


The Greenwall Fellowship in Bioethics enables young investigators to participate actively in our work and to further their careers as future leaders addressing bioethics issues in clinical care, biomedical research, and public policy.


The Gulf Research Program offers a variety of fellowship and grant opportunities to support the program’s 30-year mission to enhance oil system safety and the protection of human health and the environment in the Gulf of Mexico and U.S. outer continental shelf regions.


This fellowship offers a unique opportunity for talented, early career health science scholars to participate actively in the work of the IOM and to further their careers as future leaders in the field of pharmacy.


This fellowship enables talented, early career health policy and science scholars in family medicine to participate actively in our work and to further their careers as future leaders in the field. Preference will be given to candidates who have a demonstrated interest in and focus on health care quality or health services.


This fellowship provides early career faculty and future leaders in osteopathic medicine with the opportunity to participate actively in our work.


A program designed to engage graduate science, engineering, medical, veterinary, business, and law students in the analysis and creation of science and technology policy and to familiarize them with the interactions of science, technology, and government.


Postdoctoral and senior research awards are sponsored by 20 federal laboratories at over 100 locations in the United States and overseas. These nationally competitive awards allow highly qualified scientists and engineers to apply their special knowledge and talents to research areas that are of interest to them and to the host laboratories and centers.


Predoctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral fellowships are awarded to individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level. Fellowships are open to U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents, as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, political asylees, and refugees.


The goal of the Ford Foundation Senior Fellowship award is to provide funding for selected Ford Fellows to conduct innovative research that addresses the overall goals and mission of “moving the Ford Foundation forward.”


For postdoctoral scientists and engineers who wish to receive specialized training in engineering education under the mentorship of a senior fellow or campus-based engineering educator.


This fellowship is designed to provide an exceptional learning and career development opportunity for early career faculty and future leaders in obstetrics and gynecology.


The IANAS (InterAmerican Network of Academies of Science) Fellowship provides scientists and engineers from Latin America and the Caribbean an opportunity to conduct short-term research and collaborate with researchers in the U.S.


A nationally competitive fellowship program for postdoctoral and senior scientists to perform collaborative research with scientists and engineers at the Air Force Research Laboratory, the Air Force Institute of Technology, or the U.S. Air Force Academy.


These postdoctoral fellowships for outstanding young researchers provide the opportunity for recipients to pursue independent research of their own choosing that supports the mission of the Army Research Laboratory.


These fellowships support the development of Methane Hydrate science and enable highly qualified graduate and postgraduate students to pursue advanced degrees and training in an area of increasing national interest.

Middle-to-Late Career Opportunities


The Gulf Research Program offers a variety of fellowship and grant opportunities to support the program’s 30-year mission to enhance oil system safety and the protection of human health and the environment in the Gulf of Mexico and U.S. outer continental shelf regions.

Fellowship 3
Postdoctoral and senior research awards are sponsored by 20 federal laboratories at over 100 locations in the United States and overseas. These nationally competitive awards allow highly qualified scientists and engineers to apply their special knowledge and talents to research areas that are of interest to them and to the host laboratories and centers.


This fellowship provides the nation’s most comprehensive fellowship experience at the nexus of health, science, policy, and politics in Washington, D.C. It is an outstanding opportunity for exceptional mid-career health, behavioral, and social science professionals with an interest in health, health care policy, and promoting the health of the nation. Fellows participate in the policy process at the federal level and use that leadership experience to improve health, health care, and health policy.

Fellowship 2
Fellowship opportunities are open to tenured academic scientists, engineers, and physicians from U.S. institutions of higher education. Fellows spend a year at the U.S. Department of State or the U.S. Agency for International Development as science advisors on foreign policy/international development issues.


This 12-month, multidisciplinary residential program is designed for mid-career professionals to gain experience and expertise to further define and develop the field of regulatory science as it relates to the regulation of tobacco products and FDA's new authorities under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.


Each year, one outstanding senior nurse scholar is selected to come to Washington, D.C., to participate in a one-year program of orientation and work at the IOM to play a more prominent role in health policy development at the national level. The program seeks individuals who have the capacity and skills to bring issues of special interest in nursing to greater public understanding and policy attention.