No, it does not. The fellowship is awarded to health care professionals who are interested in local or state community health research or other community clinical care that addresses society’s critical and emerging health care needs and as such, excludes global health initiatives.
Yes, applicants must be a BWH employee.
You do not need to have a mentor in place at the time of your submission. However, if your application is successful, you are required to be mentored by a senior BWH administrator or physician.
Projects have varied over the years, but all included a community component. Some examples of past projects are:
On average, awardees have been junior faculty members.
Finalists will be asked to meet with members of the fellowship selection committee, which is composed of senior BWH leadership.
We do not require a budget justification for salary and fringe support as part of the application process. If awarded, we will work with your department administrator to determine salary allocation based on your earnings distribution.
While we expect that the award will be used to cover salary and fringe of the recipient, we recognize that there may be other support/administrative cost that individuals may need to cover during the course of this fellowship. Individuals who wish to apply a portion of the fellowship award to expenses beyond their own salary and fringe are required to submit a budget narrative briefly describing the use of the funds.