AHW Announces NAM Fellowship to Advance State Health Policy
March 1, 2022 Posted by AHW Endowment
The two-year fellowship requires a time commitment of 10 percent to 20 percent to engage in the National Academies’ health and science policy work, while the fellows continue in their primary academic posts. The fellows will work with an expert study committee or roundtable related to their professional interests, including contributing to reports or other products. A flexible research grant of $25,000 will be awarded to each fellow. In addition, each fellow will be assigned to an NAM member who will serve as a senior mentor during the fellowship.
The call for nominations will open in March 2022, with the inaugural fellow to begin the program in September 2022. Candidates must be nominated by an NAM member or a senior leader from a Wisconsin school or university, hold a doctoral degree, and be a non-tenured member of an academic faculty with residence in the state of Wisconsin. The program especially welcomes nominations of historically underrepresented candidates. More information on nominations and evaluation criteria is available here.
“The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment is thrilled to partner with the National Academy of Medicine to provide opportunities for talented scholars from Wisconsin to advance their capacity to improve the health of our communities,” said AHW Director, Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld. “Our support of this endeavor is a demonstration of our ongoing commitment to ensuring we have the health workforce our state needs to make Wisconsin the healthiest state in the nation.”