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NAM Fellowship

The NAM Fellowship program allows early-career health science scholars to participate in evidence-based health care or public health studies that affect the health of the American people. Through direct involvement in health- and medicine-related work of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies), the program prepares young investigators to contribute to the future direction of health care throughout their careers while also accelerating their career development.

This fellowship program is designed for health science scholars who are 1-to-10 years out from completion of a residency or receipt of a doctoral degree to participate in the process by which the National Academies provide health advice to the nation. This experience will enable the fellows to build a network of mentors who can be called on throughout their careers and will provide them with the perspective of studying health care challenges from a range of disciplines and viewpoints to develop sound health care strategies and policies.

The NAM is interested in applicants with a diverse range of disciplines, specialties, and backgrounds, and is particularly interested in introducing women and underrepresented minorities to health care policy issues. Over time, the NAM Fellowship program will create a cadre of health science scholars who will expand the nation's capacity for research, leadership and policy development to more effectively advance the public's health.

The call for nominations for the following fellowships will be available in 2019:

The call for nominations for the following fellowships will be available in 2020:

Program Description

Each fellowship is awarded for a two-year period. During this time, the fellows are expected to continue to work at their principal academic positions, while they are assigned to a health- and medicine-related board of the National Academies. The fellowship requires a 10 to 20 percent commitment of time and includes attendance at a one-week orientation to health policy, the Fall NAM Annual Meeting and the meetings of their assigned board. A flexible research stipend of $25,000 is awarded to the fellow and is administered through the appropriate department in the fellow's home institution.

In addition, fellows participate actively in the work of an appropriate expert study committee or roundtable, including contributing to its reports or other products. This experience introduces fellows to a variety of experts and perspectives, including legislators, government officials, industry leaders, executives of voluntary health organizations, scientists, and other health professionals. Each fellow is assigned an NAM member, who will serve as a senior mentor.

The NAM Fellowship program is administered by the NAM Office of Health Policy Fellowships and Leadership Programs (HPFLP). For additional information about HPFLP, please visit the NAM website.

NAM Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine

The National Academy of Medicine’s Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine (ELHM) Program began in 2016 to increase the NAM’s engagement with exceptional, interdisciplinary early- and mid-career professionals working in biomedical science, health care delivery, health policy, and related fields. The program facilitates opportunities for mentorship, collaboration, and innovation between the emerging leaders, NAM members, experts across sectors, and enables selected individuals to participate actively in health- and medicine-related work of the National Academies. Participants also provide valuable input and feedback to help shape the priorities of the NAM and sustain the NAM’s impact and reputation as a national leader in advancing knowledge and accelerating progress in science, medicine, policy, and health equity.

Up to 10 NAM Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine are selected each year to serve a 3-year term while continuing to work at his/her primary position. Selection is based on the candidates’ track record of professional accomplishments, demonstrated creativity and leadership to improve health and medicine, quality of letters of recommendation, expertise in an area of relevance to health and medicine. Also considered are the need for diverse representation in personal background, field of training, professional experiences, and other demographic areas.

Program Administration

Inquiries about the NAM Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine should be directed to:

Meg McCoy, JD, MPH
Director of Membership and Governance
Phone: 202.334.2466
Email: mmccoy@nas.edu

or

Gregg S. Margolis, PhD
Director
Health Policy Fellowships and Leadership Programs
Phone: (202) 334-1506
Email: gmargolis@nas.edu

NAM Fellowship in Osteopathic Medicine

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies) bring together the most eminent researchers, policy experts, and clinicians from across the country to work together to provide nonpartisan, scientific, and evidence-based advice to national, state, and local policymakers; academic leaders; health care administrators; and the public. The National Academies are uniquely qualified to offer an exceptional learning environment to selected early-career faculty and future leaders in medicine and public health. Through the support of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM), and the American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF), the NAM Fellowship in Osteopathic Medicine was established under the National Academy of Medicine Fellowship program.

Purpose

The overall purpose of the NAM Fellowship in Osteopathic Medicine Program is to enable talented, early-career health science scholars to participate actively in health- and medicine-related work of the National Academies and to further their careers as future leaders in the field. The program especially welcomes nominations of under-represented minority candidates.

Program Description

The NAM Fellowship in Osteopathic Medicine will be awarded for a two-year period. During this time, the fellow is expected to continue to work at his/her main academic post, while being assigned to a board of the National Academies. The boards are:

  • Children, Youth, and Families
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Global Health
  • Health Care Services
  • Health Sciences Policy
  • Population Health and Public Health Practice

The fellowship requires a 10 to 20 percent commitment of time for two years, and includes attendance at a one-week orientation to health policy, the Fall NAM Annual Meeting and the meetings of the assigned board. Additionally, the fellow will participate actively in the work of an appropriate expert study committee or roundtable, including contributing to its reports or other products.

This experience will introduce the NAM Fellow in Osteopathic Medicine to a variety of experts and perspectives, including legislators, government officials, industry leaders, executives of voluntary health organizations, scientists, and other health professionals. Each fellow will be assigned to an NAM member who will serve as a senior mentor during the two years of the fellowship.

A flexible research stipend of $25,000 will be awarded to each NAM Fellow in Osteopathic Medicine. The stipend will be administered through the appropriate department in the fellow’s home institution. Stipends are not intended for use as salary offset.

Eligibility Criteria

Nominees for the NAM Fellowship in Osteopathic Medicine must meet the following requirements:

  • Nomination by a member of the NAM, the Trustees of the AOA, the Board of Deans of the AACOM, or the Board of Directors of the AOF
  • Must hold a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Able to dedicate 10 percent to 20 percent of time to the fellowship for two years
  • Within the first two-to-seven years after completion of postgraduate work
  • Supporting letter from the candidate's department chair
  • U.S. citizen or permanent residency status at the time of the nomination

Selection Criteria

Preference will be given to nominees who have a demonstrated interest in and focus on Osteopathic Medicine. In addition, the committee will consider:

  • Professional qualifications
  • Professional accomplishments as evidenced through publications and research grants
  • Quality of letters of recommendation
  • Expertise in an area of relevance to the NAM

Nomination Packet

A complete nomination packet must be submitted electronically through the online nomination system and will include the following documents:

  • Nomination letter from a member of the NAM, the Trustees of the AOA, the Board of Deans of the AACOM, or the Board of Directors of the AOF
  • Three (3) letters of reference
  • Supporting letter from department chair
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • A brief one-page bio

Timeline

March 1, 2018 Call for nominations
June 1, 2018 Nomination packets due
July 16, 2018 Awardee notified
October 15, 2018 Awardee introduced to the NAM membership at the NAM Annual Meeting
October 22-26, 2018 Fellow Orientation Week at the NAM

Program Administrator

Nomination packets and inquiries about the NAM Fellowship in Osteopathic Medicine should be directed to:

Gregg S. Margolis, PhD
Director
Health Policy Fellowships and Leadership Programs
National Academy of Medicine
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 334-1506
Email: gmargolis@nas.edu

NAM Fellowship in Pharmacy

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies) bring together the most eminent researchers, policy experts, and clinicians from across the country to work together to provide nonpartisan, scientific, and evidence-based advice to national, state, and local policymakers; academic leaders; health care administrators; and the public. The National Academies are uniquely qualified to offer an exceptional learning environment to selected early-career faculty and future leaders in medicine, pharmacy, and public health. Through an endowment from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), the NAM Fellowship in Pharmacy was established under the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Fellowships program.

Purpose

The overall purpose of the NAM Fellowship in Pharmacy is to enable talented, early-career health science scholars to participate actively in health- and medicine-related work of the National Academies and to further their careers as future leaders in the field. The program especially welcomes nominations of under-represented minority candidates.

Program Description

The NAM Fellowship in Pharmacy will be awarded for a two-year period. During this time, the fellow is expected to continue to work at his/her primary practice or academic post, while being assigned to a health- and medicine-related board of the National Academies. The boards are:

  • Children, Youth, and Families
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Global Health
  • Health Care Services
  • Health Sciences Policy
  • Population Health and Public Health Practice

The fellowship requires a 10 to 20 percent commitment of time for two years, and includes attendance at a one-week orientation to health policy, the Fall NAM Annual Meeting and the meetings of the assigned board. Additionally, the fellow will participate actively in the work of an appropriate expert study committee or roundtable, including contributing to its reports or other products.

This experience will introduce the NAM Fellow in Pharmacy to a variety of experts and perspectives, including legislators, government officials, industry leaders, executives of voluntary health organizations, scientists, and other health professionals. Each fellow will be assigned to an NAM member who will serve as a senior mentor during the two years of the fellowship.

A flexible research stipend of $25,000 will be awarded to each NAM Fellow in Pharmacy. The stipend will be administered through the appropriate department in the fellow’s home institution. Stipends are not intended for use as salary offset.

Eligibility Criteria

Nominees for the NAM Fellowship in Pharmacy must meet the following requirements:

  • Nomination by one of the following:
    • A member of the NAM,
    • The board of directors of AACP, or
    • The board of regents of ACCP
  • Completion of a Pharm.D. and/or Ph.D. from a relevant field of study in the pharmaceutical and clinical sciences
  • Non-tenured member of an academic faculty
  • Able to dedicate 10 percent to 20 percent of time to the fellowship for two years
  • Within the first five-to-ten years after completion of postgraduate work
  • Sponsorship by academic department head
  • Endorsement by the dean
  • U.S. citizen or permanent residency status at the time of the nomination

Selection Criteria

Preference will be given to those with a demonstrated interest in and focus on advancing pharmacy practice and scholarship. In addition, the committee will consider:

  • Professional accomplishments including research and publications
  • Potential for leadership in health policy
  • Quality of letters of recommendation
  • Expertise in an area of relevance to the NAM

Nomination Packet

A complete nomination packet must be submitted electronically through the online nomination system at https://fellowship.nam.edu and will include the following documents:

  • Nomination letter from a member of the NAM, the board of directors of AACP, or the board of regents of ACCP
  • Letters of recommendation and endorsement from:
    • Department chair
    • Academic dean
    • Letter from other individual(s) familiar with the nominee's work
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • A brief one-page bio

Timeline

March 5, 2018 Call for nominations
June 1, 2018 Nomination packets due to NAM, AACP or ACCP
July 16, 2018 Awardee notified
October 15, 2018 Awardee introduced to the NAM Membership at the NAM Annual Meeting
October 22-26, 2018 Fellow Orientation Week at the NAM

Program Administrator

Nomination packets and inquiries about the NAM Fellowship in Pharmacy should be directed to:

Gregg S. Margolis, PhD
Director, Health Policy Fellowships and Leadership Programs
National Academy of Medicine
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 334-1506 | Fax. (202) 334-3862 | Email: gmargolis@nas.edu

Nomination Process

Only authorized nominators may submit nominations. For further information on who may submit nominations, refer to each fellowship's webpage.

  • Register: To create a user account, click on the "Register" link in the right column and complete and submit the registration form.
  • Log in: Once you have created an account, log in with your email address and password.
  • Create: Create your online nomination.
  • Save: During the call for nominations period, your nomination can be saved as DRAFT multiple times, until all the required information is completed. As you complete each section, you will see a appear on the section tab when the nomination is saved. Please ensure that all attachments are in PDF format. At any time, you can download and print your nomination by clicking on the icon in the Nomination Summary section. You will not have access to your nomination after the deadline. Note: If changes are required before the nomination deadline, you can still make updates and resubmit the updated nomination as FINAL.
  • Submit: Upon completion, submit your nomination as FINAL by the nomination deadline. You may wish to download and print a copy of your nomination for your records by clicking on the icon in the Nomination Summary section. Note: If changes are required before the nomination deadline, you can still make updates and resubmit the updated nomination as FINAL.

The NAM Fellowship program is administered by the NAM Office of Health Policy Fellowships and Leadership Programs (HPFLP). Nomination packets and inquiries about the NAM Fellowship should be directed to:

Gregg S. Margolis, PhD
Director, Health Policy Fellowships and Leadership Programs
National Academy of Medicine
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 334-1506 | Fax: (202) 334-3862 | Email: gmargolis@nas.edu

March 1: Call for nominations (CFN) opens
June 1: CFN closes
July 16: Awardee notification
Oct. 15: NAM Annual Meeting
Oct. 22-26: Fellow orientation week in DC

Marie E. Michnich, DrPH
Senior Director
Phone: 202-580-5844
Email: mmichnich@nas.edu

Yumi Phillips
Associate Program Officer
Phone: 202-334-2636
Email: yphillips@nas.edu

April 16: Nominations to the NAM from CUHK due
Oct. 15: NAM Annual Meeting

March 5: Call for nominations (CFN) opens
June 1: CFN closes
July 16: Awardee notification
Oct. 15: NAM Annual Meeting
Oct. 22-26: Fellow orientation week in DC

Meg McCoy, JD, MPH
Director of Membership and Governance
Phone: 202-334-2466
Email: mmccoy@nas.edu

Gregg S. Margolis, PhD
Director, Health Policy Fellowships and Leadership Programs
Phone: 202-334-1506
Email: gmargolis@nas.edu

Call for Applications:
Dec 1, 2018
Applications Due:
Feb 1, 2019
Awardees Notified:
May 1, 2019
Orientation at NAM:
July, 2019