Interested in expanding the reach of your work, building your professional network, and engaging with policymakers, media, and other external audiences? Check out the following health policy and communications engagement opportunities with upcoming application deadlines.
If you have any questions about these opportunities, contact Trevor Leatzow, IHPI Policy Engagement Specialist.
IHPI Impact Accelerator Policy and Communications Training Program
Application Deadline: November 17, 2023 (applications open October 16)
This three-day program is designed to prepare IHPI members to navigate today’s policy and communications landscape; to develop key messages and effectively engage with media and policy audiences; and to frame, translate, and disseminate their research findings for greater impact. Participants will develop skills to bridge the gap between research and policy through interactive skill-building sessions, practical policy and communications learnings and tools, and an interactive faculty expert panel to learn how other members have engaged firsthand with policymakers and the media. Sessions will be led by IHPI communications and policy & government relations professionals, IHPI faculty members, and external experts.
CHRT Health Policy Fellowship
Application Deadline: November 27, 2023
The CHRT Policy Fellowship brings mid-career health services researchers together with Michigan state policymakers and nonprofit leaders to learn from experts in health and healthcare as well as from one another. During eleven in-person sessions from February to May, fellows focus on health policy issues including health system reform, engaging the media, effective advocacy, Medicaid, social determinants of health and health equity, health systems and public health, and more. Fellows take trips to Lansing, Detroit and Washington D.C., write op-eds and one-pagers, and learn to effectively translate research into policy. Contact Holly Quivera Teague for questions.
Public Engagement Faculty Fellowship
Application Deadline: December 1, 2023 (applications open October 2)
The Public Engagement Faculty Fellowship (PEFF) is designed for University of Michigan faculty interested in integrating public engagement more fully into their scholarly identity and work. Faculty who are interested in significant learning or experimentation can apply to participate as a program fellow. Fellows receive $1500 as discretionary research funds following the successful completion of the Studio Experience and are eligible for up to $10,000 and in-kind support during Phase 2 of the program. Faculty with deep experience in public engagement can apply to participate as Mentor Fellows. University of Michigan faculty from all three campuses are eligible to apply.
NAM Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Scholars Program
Application Deadline: October 28, 2023
The NAM ELHM Scholars program offers an opportunity for exceptional early- to mid-career professionals working in biomedical science, population health, health care and related fields to engage with NAM members, leaders, and initiatives. Scholars receive mentorship, participate in NAM activities, and exchange ideas with each other and leaders across sectors and disciplines. NAM also hosts an annual invitation-only Emerging Leaders Forum in Washington, D.C. for early- and mid-career professionals with exceptional professional promise and achievement. Visit the NAM website for details and this FAQ compiled by previous IHPI members who were NAM ELHM Scholars.
RWJF Health Policy Fellowship
Application Deadline: November 1, 2023
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Policy Fellowship provides the nation’s most comprehensive learning experience at the intersection of health, science, and policy in Washington, D.C. It is an outstanding opportunity for exceptional mid-career health professionals and behavioral/social scientists with an interest in health and healthcare policy. Fellows participate in the policy process at the federal level and use that leadership experience to improve health equity, healthcare, and health policy. The fellowship requires a full-time commitment with a minimum 12-month residence in Washington, D.C., which prepares individuals to influence the future of health and healthcare in the nation.
Hartford Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program
Application Deadline: April 15, 2024
The John A. Hartford Foundation Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program provides a unique opportunity for professionals in health and aging to gain the experience and skills necessary to make a positive contribution to the development and implementation of health policies that affect older Americans. The program offers two different tracks for individual placement: (1) a residential track that includes a nine-to-12-month placement in Washington, D.C. or at a state agency; and (2) a non-residential track that includes a health policy project and brief placement(s) throughout the year at relevant sites. Fellows are selected each year through a national competition based on their commitment to health and aging issues, leadership potential, and interest in impacting policy. The program has a broad interdisciplinary focus.