Mabelle Arole Fellowship
Any undergraduate student that is interested in international communityhealth should know about the Mabelle Arole Fellowship, awarded annually since 2002 through JSI Research and Training, Inc. Candidates must be admitted to medical school to be eligible. If awarded the Fellowship,they defer entrance to medical school for one year. Applications are due in mid-January 2010 and finalists are interviewed in mid-March at the AMSA conference. Fellow departs US in late August and returns in earlysummer of 2011. The Fellow, who receives $8,000 to cover all expenses, spends 10 months at the Comprehensive Rural Health Project at Jamkhed (in Maharashtra), one of the best examples of how mobilized/empowered communities can significantly improve their health/nutrition status. All relevant information is available on the website which has link to Jamkhed site and contains reports by previous Fellows. Any questions can be directed to Dr. David Pyle (202-258-4474).
The Villiers Fellowship for Health Care Justice
The goals of the Villers fellowship program are three-fold:
To improve access to health care for all Americans, especially for low-income and other vulnerable constituencies; to develop a network of young leaders who share a passion for social and health care justice; and to inspire Villers fellows to continue to work for health care justice throughout their lives.
Deadline: All application materials must be postmarked or e-mailed by January 15, 2010. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice
The Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice is designed to foster the advancement of social justice through participation in health care advocacy work that focuses on the unique challenges facing many communities of color.
Through this fellowship, Families USA hopes to expand the pool of talented social justice advocates from underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups, particularly from the Black/African American, Latino, and American Indian communities. The goals of the Wellstone fellowship program are three-fold: to address disparities in access to health care; to inspire Wellstone fellows to continue to work for social justice throughout their lives; and to increase the number and racial and ethnic diversity of up-and-coming social justice advocates and leaders.
Deadline: All application materials must be postmarked or e-mailed by February 5, 2010. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Project Horseshoe Farm Health Care Fellowship
Project Horseshoe Farm is a non-profit organization dedicated to service, leadership development, education, community, citizenship and healthcare. Located in rural Alabama (Hale County), the project is focused on an innovative housing program for elderly and mentally disabled adults in the community.
The organization also manages an after-school tutoring program with the local elementary school. The Horseshoe Farm Fellowship is a unique one-year opportunity that is geared primarily to students with strong leadership potential and with an interest in community based medicine and healthcare, but it is open to applicants from the full spectrum of majors and backgrounds who have an interest in and the potential for community based service leadership and social entrepreneurship. Please contact them for more information.
Deadline: Rolling applications, begins accepting September 1 for following year
Schweitzer Fellows Program
The Boston Schweitzer Fellows Program is a year long fellowship program open to all Boston area students enrolled in a degree-granting health-related field. Any student enrolled through March 2001 in a Boston area degree-granting program in health-related field is welcomed to apply. Prior to applying interested students should reflect on a range of unmet health-related needs in the greater Boston area and on ways in which their own energies and talents might contribute, to ameliorating some of these needs. For more information and applications contact Kari Hannibal at 617-667-7028, or write to 330 Brookline Ave, LY-330, Boston, MA 02215.
Deadline: Winter, exact date varies by location
Lambaréné Schweitzer Fellows Program
The Lambaréné Schweitzer Fellows Program sends four medical students each year to work for three month rotations at the Schweitzer Hospital in Gabon in the fields of surgery, internal medicine, and pediatrics. Fellows work as junior physicians, supervised by hospital medical staff. Fellows are eligible for pediatrics, medicine, or surgery rotations. Third-year medical students are eligible to apply. You must speak French.
Stanford Biodesign Innovation Fellowships
Provides medical students, interns, residents, fellows and postdocs, plus graduate-level engineering and science students with an intensive, year-long, project-based experience in biomedical technology invention. Successful applicants will be awarded a named fellowship.
Deadline: Early December
Post-Bachelor Fellowship Program at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
Provides a unique opportunity for recent college graduates with strong quantitative skills to train with faculty and senior researchers on a variety of global heath projects. The PBF program combines advanced on-the-job training and mentoring, and provides the option of pursuing a fully-funded Masters of Public Health (MPH). Through research, training workshops, coursework and field experience in developing countries, the PBF program aims to produce the next generation of scholars and leaders in global health measurement and evaluation.
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health’s Semester Intensive
Designed for young adults ages 18–23, Kripalu’s Semester Intensive picks up where traditional education leaves off, through four months of rigorous self-study at a dedication to wellness and community. Curriculum topics include Self-Study and Contemplative Traditions, Meaningful Work, Effective Communication, Healthy Living, and Financial Awareness. Many Semester Intensive students elect to take coursework for up to 15 undergraduate transfer credits through an academic credit partnership with Lesley University.