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ASPPH Public Health Philanthropy Fellowship Program

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 2020 – July 2021, 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.


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?

To complete the online application, you will need to provide the following information and documentation:

Your faculty advisor will be asked to confirm your expected graduation date.

The transcript may be official or unofficial. If you are selected for a fellowship position, you will be required to provide an official transcript.

Your recommenders will be asked to provide letters of recommendation for you. The recommenders will be emailed directly from the application system, but only after you submit your application for the first time. Do not submit your application for the first time on the due date; your recommenders will not have time to submit their letters. If you plan to submit your final application on the due date, you should enter your recommenders’ information before then, submit the application in order to prompt the emails to your recommenders to be sent, and then click the edit button to continue working on your application. Remember to resubmit by the deadline.

You must submit a separate essay for each position to which you are applying explaining your interests, strengths, and qualifications for that particular position, as well as how it will benefit your long-term career plans in the field of public health.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Unsubmitted applications will not be reviewed.