North Carolina Albert Schweitzer Fellows Program

Funding Agency:
Schweitzer Fellowship, Albert
The Schweitzer Fellows Program® is a one-year interdisciplinary, mentored fellowship program focused on health-related community service and leadership development.

The U.S. Schweitzer Fellows Program® strengthens Fellows’ resolve to provide health service to underserved populations by facilitating opportunities for students to:

  • Use their skills and knowledge in real-life situations
  • Become culturally sensitive and compassionate caregivers
  • Understand the impact of social and environmental determinants of health
  • Build capacity for and commitment to improving the health status of individuals and communities as well as contributing to social change
  • Work collaboratively and across disciplines in pursuit of a common goal
  • Learn how to exercise leadership skills to work with and influence community based organizations , community leaders, and academic institutions to embrace holistic, service-oriented approaches to health

Upon successful completion of the initial Fellowship year, Fellows have the opportunity to participate in an alumni network of Fellows for Life – an interdisciplinary pipeline of emerging professionals who are dedicated and skilled in meeting the health needs of underserved communities.

Deadline: Feb. 2, 2023

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Students enrolled in a NC degree-granting graduate program in a health professional field may apply. Past Fellows have been students in medicine, dentistry, education, social work, public health and physical therapy. Fellows may lead a project on their own or pair with another graduate health professional student. Pairings may be within a discipline, interdisciplinary, within an institution or interinstiutional. Applicants must be enrolled at the time of application in February through the close of the Fellowship year the following May.

Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students


Community Outreach and Engagement
Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

February 2, 2023