Applicants at all career stages are eligible to apply. The program has a broad interdisciplinary focus and past fellows have included physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, dieticians, healthcare administrators, epidemiologists, economists, and lawyers from academic and practice settings. Applicants must have a strong commitment to health and aging issues and should specify how the program would meet their particular career goals. Candidates from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its territories who have career plans that anticipate continued work in the U.S. after the fellowship period.
The Selection Committee will assess each applicant from the national pool based on the following criteria:
- Commitment to health and aging issues and improving the health and well-being of older Americans
- Potential for leadership in health policy
- Professional qualifications and achievements
- Impact of the fellowship experience on the applicant’s career
- Interpersonal and communication skills
The NPO and Selection Committee will review all applications. Finalists will be scheduled for in-person interviews in Washington DC.