American Academy of Pediatrics – CATCH Program
Up to $12,000 will be awarded on a competitive basis to individual pediatricians and fellowship trainees to plan innovative community-based child health initiatives that will ensure all children have medical homes and access to health care services not otherwise available in their community. Priority is given to projects that will be serving communities with the greatest health disparities.
American College of Preventive Medicine/Pfizer Practicum Rotation in Health Policy and Preventive Medicine
This program is intended to give preventive medicine residents an opportunity to take part in preventive medicine policy activities during a 3-month rotation in the nation's capital. Award recipients also spend one day at Pfizer's Washington, DC, office, learning about pharmaceutical industry policy issues.
American Federation for Aging (AFAR) Research Grants
AFAR provides up to $100,000 for a one- to two-year award to junior faculty (M.D.s and Ph.D.s) to conduct research that will serve as the basis for longer term research efforts. AFAR-supported investigators study a broad range of biomedical and clinical topics including the causes of cellular senescence, the role of estrogen in the development of osteoporosis, the genetic factors associated with Alzheimer's disease, the effects of nutrition and exercise on the aging process, and much more. Since 1981, over 680 AFAR Research Grants have been awarded.
American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation Minority Scholars Award
The program offers Minority Scholars Awards up to $10,000 each year. Applicants must be current first- or second-year medical students and citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Eligible backgrounds include African American/Black, American Indian, Native Hawaiian, Alaska Native, and Hispanic/Latino.
American Public Health Association (APHA) Public Health Fellowship in Government
Provides a unique public policy learning experience for candidates with strong public health credentials who wish to spend one year in Washington, D.C. working in a congressional office on legislative and policy issues related to health, the environment or other critical public health issues. Award recipients also spend one day at Pfizer’s Washington, DC office learning about pharmaceutical industry policy issues and present a summary of their sponsored work during the previous year.
CDC-Hubert Global Health Fellowship
This fellowship provides third and fourth year medical and veterinary students with valuable public health experience in an international setting. The main focus of the fellowship is a 6 to 12 week field assignment. Fellows are mentored by experienced CDC staff and learn through hands-on experience while working on a public health project in a developing country.
NIH Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP)
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Medical Research Scholars Program is a comprehensive, year-long research enrichment program designed to attract the most creative, research-oriented medical, osteopathic, dental, and veterinary students to the intramural campus of the NIH in Bethesda, MD. Scholars engage in a mentored basic, clinical, or translational research project in an area that matches their personal interests and goals. This program blends the elements of two former, highly successful programs—the Howard Hughes Medical Institute-NIH Research Scholars Program and the NIH Clinical Research Training Program. The new program will be co-sponsored by the NIH and other partners via contributions to the Foundation for the NIH and agreements with the NIH.
The CDC Experience Applied Epidemiology Fellowship
The CDC Experience Applied Epidemiology Fellowship at CDC provides medical students with an applied hands-on training experience in epidemiology and public health. Eight competitively selected medical students from around the country who are completing their second or third year of medical school will spend up to one full year at the CDC in Atlanta, Georgia. While at CDC, with the guidance of experienced CDC epidemiologists, they carry out epidemiologic analyses in areas such as birth defects, injury, chronic disease, infectious disease, environmental health, reproductive health and minority health.