# of Recipients:
Up to 15
To make a positive contribution to the development and implementation of health policies that affect the older Americans.
Applicants must be engaged in all career stages (i.e. early, mid, and late); must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. territories who have career plans that anticipate continued work in the U.S. after the fellowship period; can be physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, dieticians, healthcare administrators, epidemiologists, economists, and lawyers from academic and practice settings, spanning career stages from newly minted PhDs to senior professors and community leaders.
Recipients are selected based on the commitment to health and aging issues and improving the health and well-being of older Americans; potential for leadership in health policy; professional qualifications and achievements; impact of the fellowship experience on the applicant’s career; and interpersonal and communication skills.