The Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program is pleased to have a funded partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to support one or more VA fellows beginning 2013-14. The “VA track” is a non-residential fellowship track that allows Fellows to remain based at their local VA institution while working on policy projects that may involve brief placement(s) throughout the year at relevant sites.
VA Fellows must be nominated by the VA Office of Academic Affiliations. The final selection is made by the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program based on the applicant’s commitment to health and aging issues, leadership potential, and interest in impacting policy.
A paid VA appointment is required prior to starting The Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program as a VA Fellow, but it is not required at the time of application. Part-time VA appointments are acceptable to meet eligibility criteria. Applicants may be VA staff or trainees (e.g. Advanced Fellows).
VA trainees/employees who are interested in applying to The Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program should contact Deborah Ludke, MHA at 562.826.5492, or [email protected] to review eligibility and initiate the nomination process.