Online applications for the 2024-2025 Fellowship are now available.
Fellowship Application Deadline: December 1, 2023
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Application Deadline: December 1, 2023
Harvard Kennedy School Application Deadline: December 1, 2023
Purpose of the Fellowship
The Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy at Harvard University is designed to prepare physician-leaders who will, over time, improve the capacity of the health care system to promote policies and practices that improve historically marginalized populations’ access to high quality care.
We seek applications from highly motivated individuals with great potential for leadership and for becoming change agents in health care delivery systems for historically marginalized populations.
- Physicians who have completed residency in the U.S., either BE/BC. Additional experience beyond residency, such as chief residency, is preferred.
- Experience or interest in advancing systems change to improve the health of all populations as well as the health of historically marginalized populations in particular.
- Strong evidence of leadership experience or potential, especially as related to community efforts, quality improvement, transformation of health care delivery systems, and/or health policy.
- Intention to pursue a career in policy, public service, and/or academia.
- U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency.
Application Process Overview
Step 1: LEARN
Step 2: GATHER APPLICATION MATERIALS
To apply for the Fellowship, you will need to gather the following for entry into the application form:
- Essay questions (see sample application from 2024-2025)
- Contact information for three recommenders who can attest to your leadership potential. References will include:
- Individual from your current employer who has supervised your work
- A minimum of one academic reference is desirable
- Individuals who can provide your leadership potential and abilities
- Sample Fellowship Application (sample from 2024-2025)
- Recommendation Form (sample from 2024-2025)
- Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health MPH Instructions on SOPHAS on-line Application https://sophas.org/
- Harvard Kennedy School MPA Instructions on-line at https://www.hks.harvard.edu/admissions-aid/masters-program-admissions/how-apply
Step 3: REGISTER TO APPLY
- Click “Click Here to Apply” button below
- Complete Personal Information
- Review instructions for CFF online application
Step 4: GET IN TOUCH