Applicants at all career stages are eligible to apply. However, this fellowship is primarily designed for individuals who have completed professional training or who have a significant career track in the health and aging fields, so individuals who are completing their undergraduate degree are not eligible immediately upon graduation. We encourage all those interested in the fellowship to pursue a position that will provide on-the-job training and/or graduate training prior to applying for this program.
The HAPF 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:
The NPO and Selection Committee will review all applications. Finalists will be scheduled for in-person interviews in Washington DC.