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

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 2, 2023