ASPPH Public Health Philanthropy Fellowship Program

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The ASPPH Public Health Philanthropy Fellowship Program is supported through a grant to the ASPPH from the de Beaumont Foundation.

The de Beaumont Foundation (“the Foundation”), established by Pierre S. de Beaumont in 1998 as an independent, private foundation, believes that a strong public health system is essential. The Foundation works to transform the practice of public health through strategic and engaged grantmaking. Programs funded by the Foundation build the capacity and stature of the public health workforce, encourage collaboration between health departments, and improve communication with the public.  The fellowship will place a fellow within the Foundation for a period of one year, with a possible one-year extension.  During that time, the fellow will learn about the field of public health philanthropy through active participation and deep practical application in the areas that include, but are not limited to, program development, strategic planning, grants review and monitoring, and data analysis and scientific inquiry.  While the program will provide rigorous training for its participant, it is also designed with flexibility in order to meet the particular learning interests of the fellow.

When and where are the Fellowships offered?

The fellowship position is a full-time opportunity for duration of one year (July 2016 – July 2017, estimated).  The fellowship may be extended for an additional year, pending available funding, and mutual agreement by the fellow, the Foundation, and ASPPH.  The selected fellow will be based at the Foundation’s headquarters in Bethesda, MD.

Eligibility

To qualify for this fellowship, candidates must have received their masters or doctorate degrees from an ASPPH-member school or program of public health within the last five years and be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident (Green Card).  Preference will be given to candidates with a Certified in Public Health (CPH) and with a background in epidemiology and/or health policy.

View the full list of CEPH-accredited, ASPPH-member schools and programs.

Fellowship Stipend

Fellows will receive a stipend payment for the duration of the fellowship based on the education level/degree requirement of the fellowship position. The fellowship stipend is intended to cover all living expenses including housing and project related travel.

In addition to the fellowship stipend, the selected fellow will have access to a health insurance allowance that is intended to help offset the costs of health/dental/vision insurance premiums during the one year fellowship period.  The fellow will also receive a metro allowance that is intended to encourage use of local public transportation, as well as a relocation allowance, if the fellow does not already reside in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area.

How do I apply to the program?

The ASPPH Fellowships Online Application System is the centralized application service for applicants from an ASPPH member-accredited school of public health. ASPPH offers this Web-based application to make the application process easy and convenient.  You may begin your search and application immediately by clicking the link below:

https://fellowships-internships.aspph.org

The system is a secure website. To begin an online application, please create an account by clicking the “Sign up” link directly underneath the Login section. Signing up is free and easy. A password will need to be created to protect and save the account for future access. All information is transmitted through a secured server and is kept confidential until the application is submitted. An application is only reviewed by ASPPH staff after it has been submitted.

Please read carefully the instructions that appear throughout the online application system. After submission, applicants may edit applications by clicking on the pencil icon in the “My Status” section at any time prior to the application deadline. The application may be edited as necessary at any time prior to the application due-date. If this is done, applicants must then resubmit the application before the deadline passes in order to be received and reviewed by ASPPH.

The following information/documents will be needed to complete the online application:

Faculty Advisor name, phone number, and email address, if you have not yet graduated

When you submit your application, the system will generate an email to your Faculty Advisor asking them to verify your expected graduation date.

Resume/CV (PDF only)
Name, phone number, and email address for two References who will write your letters of recommendation

When you submit your application, the system will generate an email to your two References asking them to upload their letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation must be on official letterhead with an original signature and include the name, degree(s), title, institution, and contact information of the reference.

One essay per position applied to (1500 word max; PDF only)

Explaining your interests, strengths and qualifications for the fellowship and how it will benefit your long-term career plans in the field of public health. A separate essay must be submitted for each “Fellowship Training Area” to which you apply.

Unofficial Graduate Transcripts (ASPPH Member School or Program of Public Health only; PDF only)

If you are offered and accept a fellowship position, you will be required to provide an official graduate transcript.

Please note that the Online Application System will not generate the email to your Faculty Advisor or References until you click the “Submit” button in Step 5 of the application. Saving the application for later submission will not generate these emails. The deadline for your Faculty Advisor and References to submit their portions is the same as the application deadline below. Therefore, you should not wait until the last day to submit your application, because your Faculty Advisor and References will not have time to complete their sections. Any applications not submitted or not completed by the deadline will not be reviewed, and the applicant will not be eligible.

Applications must be submitted electronically, through the Online Application System, by 11:59 PM on Friday, March 24, 2017.