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The word Fellowship is used to describe different types of professional training and scholarship opportunities. Many fellowships are professional training programs designed to launch the careers of new professionals. Some fellowships have rotations through various departments, and many include professional development opportunities. Many fellowships are for recent Master’s level graduates and the salary and benefits are competitive with entry level jobs. Fellowships are competitive, and applications deadlines may be early.

Fellowships for MPH Students and Recent Graduates

ACHE (American College of Healthcare Executives) Directory of Postgraduate Administrative Fellowships

  • Provides students and early careerists with a list of available postgraduate administrative fellowships

amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research The Allan Rosenfield, M.D., HIV/AIDS Public Policy Fellowship Program

  • Paid fellowship up to 6 months in Washington, DC

Applied Public Health Informatics Fellowship (affiliated with CDC, CSTE, ASTHO, and PHII)

  • Created to meet the nation’s increasing and urgent need for applied public health informatics workforce capacity in state and local health departments
  • Application opens in November, closes in March
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency required

APTR-CDC Preventive Medicine and Public Health Fellowship Program

  • One Year Fellowship where fellows gain leadership experience in public health practice and policy, access to state-of-the-art technology and national databases, and train with leading experts in the field of preventive medicine and public health

ASPPH Fellowships

Brigham and Women’s Hospital Deland Fellowship in Health Care and Society

  • One-year administrative experience which prepares professionals to be leaders of health care institutions
  • Application deadline is typically in September or October and the fellowship is the following July – June

Catholic Relief Services’ International Development Fellows Program (IDFP)

  • Professional proficiency in French, Spanish, Arabic, or Portuguese. French preferred
  • One year international program
  • Application available in October, Apply by December to start early September
  • For those interested in a career in international relief and development, the fellowship is an opportunity to increase their overseas experience

CDC Career Training Fellowships

  • 1-2 year programs for various interests
  • Require U.S. Citizenship or permanent residency

CDC/PRC (Prevention Research Centers) Minority Fellowship

  • Doctoral level students from under-represented minority students

Department of Homeland Security, Secretary’s Honors Program (SHP)

  • Various fellowships including Emergency Management Fellows

Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) Fellowship Program

  • One year program for master’s level and two years for doctoral level
  • Designed to prepare scientists for careers in public health laboratories
  • Application deadline is typically in February and the fellowship begins the following August

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

  • The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide
  • UM student Fulbright applicants must apply by the campus deadline, August 18, 2014
  • University of Miami students should read the guidelines on the Prestigious Awards & Fellowships website

Fulbright-Fogarty Awards in Public Health

  • See above: UM student Fulbright applicants must apply by the campus deadline, August 18, 2014

Health Communications Internship Program (HCIP) with National Cancer Institute (NCI)

  • 6 months to a year in Bethesda or Rockville, Maryland

Leland International Hunger Fellows Program

  • Two year program that combines field and policy work, one of the issues relating to food security fellows focus on is maternal and child nutrition
  • Apply to a specific placement position, Application deadline in early January, Fellowship is from September – August

Louis Stokes Urban Health Public Policy Fellows Program

  • A 20-month policy training and leadership development program that targets early to mid-level policy professionals who are committed to eliminating health disparities nationally and globally
  • Fellowship runs from September – May and fellows receive an annual salary of $40,000 with benefits

Mayo Clinic Administrative Fellowship

  • Post-graduate fellowship beginning in July and consisting of 6-8 rotations throughout Mayo Clinic, position is posted in August and applications are due mid-September

Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, WI Administrative Fellowship Program

  • Applications are due on September 20, 2013 and fellowship begins in July

National Biosafety and Biocontainment Fellowship Program (NBBTP)

  • 2 Year Fellowship Program in Bethesda, MD
  • Partnership between the Division of Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health
  • Rare opportunity for individuals seeking work in high containment facilities to receive professional training in biosafety and biocontainment at one of the foremost biomedical research centers in the world
  • Applications due in July, fellowship begins in January at NIH Bethesda campus
  • U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or a national of the United States

NCHS/AcademyHealth Health Policy Fellowship

  • 13 months with National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) in Hyattsville, MD, apply by early January

NIMH Interdisciplinary HIV Prevention Training Program

  • Pre and postdoctoral fellows, affiliated with Yale University

ORAU (Oak Ridge Associated Universities) Graduate Student Research Opportunities

  • As a consortium of major Ph.D.–granting academic institutions, ORAU cultivates collaborative partnerships that enhance the scientific research and education enterprise of our nation.

ORISE Fellowships with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • The ORISE Research Participation Programs at the CDC accept applications from students, recent graduates, and faculty researchers year round.

PMF (Presidential Management Fellows) Program

  • The PMF Program is the flagship leadership development program with the United States federal government, and it is very competitive
  • Application information is available beginning in the summer, and the application opens in the beginning of November and closes 3 weeks later

Public Health Prevention Service (PHPS), a CDC Fellowship

  • 3 year program of training and service in public health management, the first year is spent at the CDC followed by a two-year field assignment with a public health organization

State Policy Fellowship Program

  • Two year program affiliated with State Fiscal Analysis Initiative (SFAI) where State Policy Fellows tackle domestic policy challenges in areas like health care, taxes, anti-poverty policy, education and public safety

USAID Global Health Fellows II Fellowships abroad

  • Various fellowships posted as they become available

Wisconsin Population Health Service Fellowship Program

  • Two year fellowship beginning in July 2014 and ending in July 2016
  • Fellows receive competitive salary, health insurance, and excellent salary-related benefits

Schools of Public Health at other universities also list fellowships. Here are some pages to check:

Fellowships for Mid-Career and/or Experienced Professionals

APHA Public Health Fellowship

Australian-American Health Policy Fellowship

FDA Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellowship

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

  • Provides teaching and/or research grants from 2-12 months to U.S. faculty and experienced professionals in a wide vareity of academic and professional fields in over 125 countries
  • Application deadline is August 1, 2014

Fulbright-Fogarty Grants, Postdoctoral Research Grants in Public Health

Ian Axford Fellowships in Public Policy

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows

The Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism