December 7, 2023

Scholarships and Fellowships

2016 ACU-KP Scholarships

Open to ACU Members only. Kaiser Permanente has committed funding in 2016 for ACU members to participate in professional development programs, conferences and seminars sponsored by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). There are two ways to participate:

  • Attend IHI Open School online courses or
  • Various IHI trainings, seminars or conferences.

Funding covers registration fees but not travel expense. Visit the IHI Web site for a list of upcoming programs. To apply for funding, please use this online scholarship application form.

Fellowship in e-Health Policy

Fellowship in E-Health Policy in Washington, DC, offered by the eHealth Initiative (eHI), an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare through information technology. If you know someone interested in being immersed in the Washington health policy environment, please pass along this information.

Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation sponsors the Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program. This intensive summer program provides college students with an opportunity to work on policy issues in a congressional office and to engage in original health policy research and analysis under the guidance of Foundation research staff. Application materials and more information are available online.

Center for Dental Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh

The Center is seeking applicants at the certificate, MS, PhD and postdoctoral levels for this highly multidisciplinary program. Open to individuals with a variety of backgrounds, such as information science/computer science, dentistry, medicine, information technology or related fields. Financial support, in the form of a full scholarship, a stipend, health insurance and more from the National Institutes of Health is available to eligible individuals. Program starts in August. More information is available online.

The CDC Experience Applied Epidemiology Fellowship

This is a one-year fellowship tailored for rising 3rd- and 4th-year medical students, designed to increase the pool of physicians with a population health perspective. Eight competitively selected fellows spend 10-12 months at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offices in Atlanta, GA, where they carry out epidemiologic analyses in various areas of public health. Examples of previous and current areas of concentration include viral and bacterial diseases, cardiovascular health, obesity prevention, birth defects, STDs, injury prevention, and air pollution and respiratory health. More information is available online.

Georgetown University Family Medicine Fellowships

Primary Care Health Policy Fellows collaborate with mentors at the Robert Graham Center to develop timely research projects. Fellows network with national leaders and organizations in public policy research, planning and implementation. All fellows have published and presented their work at national or international conferences.

Community Health Center Director Development Fellows gain administrative and executive experience working with the CEO of Unity Health Care – DC’s largest consortium of CHC’s. Fellows develop skills in CHC advocacy and public health policy through collaboration with the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved and National Association of Community Health Centers.

Medical Humanities Faculty Development Fellows explore and pursue projects related to arts-in-medicine. Fellows develop a curricular project using the arts in medicine, and will have numerous opportunities to incorporate medical humanities/arts into teaching at pre- and post-doctoral levels.

These fellowships are for Board-Certified or Board-Eligible Physicians who have completed family medicine residency and are committed to advocating and caring for the underserved. Fellows benefit from comprehensive mentoring and significant growth opportunities in faculty development, patient care, administration, leadership, research and networking. Fellows also do regular clinical work in community health centers, 4-6 weeks of inpatient attending, and precept residents. Competitive salary and benefits.

To apply, submit a CV, personal statement, and two letters of support with references by March 31 the year of application. Additional details are online at: or contact Kathleen McNamara, Coordinator: (202) 687-0925 or

HIVMA Minority Clinical Fellowship Program

Sponsored by the HIV Medicine Association, the HIVMA Minority Clinical Fellowship Program aims to increase the number of African American and Latino physicians with the expertise to provide clinical care to patients with HIV in the communities most affected by HIV disease. Two one-year fellowships are awarded annually with one going to an African American physician and one to a Latino physician interested in pursuing careers in HIV medicine in the U.S. The award includes a $60,000 stipend plus funding to support benefits for one year. Learn more or apply online.

HRSA Public Health Internship Program

This program enables graduate and undergraduate students to get a taste of Federal service through a one semester rotation at HRSA. Participants have frequent contact with HRSA’s public health experts in one of a wide-range of disciplines including, to name just a few: rural health policy, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, health care systems, and program analysis and evaluation.The application deadline is rolling. Learn more

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Fellowship Program

IHI offers a one-year fellowship program for mid-career health professionals. The goals of the program are to develop health care leaders with the drive, skills, and experience to spread improvement in the United States and globally; and to build capability within health care organizations to reach dramatically higher levels of performance. Fellows spend one year at IHI’s office in Cambridge, Massachusetts and return to their home organization to lead transformative change. Fellowships include travel and tuition, and support expenses associated with individual learning plans. Please visit for more information and to download an application.

The Public Health Informatics Training Program

Sponsored by The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and Nursing and the Public Health Data Standards Consortium. Courses for this program are available completely online. Applicants currently working in the public health field who wish to re-tool to specialize in public health informatics are encouraged to apply. More information is available online.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research

This program develops and supports a new generation of creative health policy thinkers and researchers within the disciplines of economics, political science and sociology. Each year the program selects up to nine highly qualified individuals for two-year fellowships at one of three nationally prominent universities with the expectation that they will make important research contributions to future U.S. health policy. More details and how to apply available here.