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 NC Albert Schweitzer Fellowship is a one-year interdisciplinary, mentored fellowship program focused on health-related community service and leadership development. The mission of the US Schweitzer Fellows program is to prepare the next generation of professionals to serve and empower vulnerable people to live healthier lives and create healthier communities. To accomplish this, the Fellows learn how to:

  • Use their skills and knowledge in real-life situations;
  • Practice culturally sensitive and compassionate care;
  • Address the impact of social and environmental determinants of health;
  • Build capacity for and commitment to improving the health and well-being of individuals and communities as well as contribute to social change;
  • Understand the importance of interdisciplinary team approaches to care;
  • Exercise leadership skills to work with and influence community-based organizations, community leaders, and academic institutions to embrace holistic, service-oriented approaches to health.

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2024

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Eligibility Requirements

Graduate students enrolled in a NC degree-grant program in a health professional field may apply. In certain cases, students can apply on their own or with another graduate health professional student. Applicants must be enrolled at the time of application through the close of the Fellowship year the following May. Contact the Fellowship for specific eligibility details before applying.

Amount

$3,000

Funding Type

Fellowship

Eligibility

Grad/Prof Students

Category

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

External Deadline

February 1, 2024