Applicants at all career stages are eligible to apply, but candidates must have completed professional training or work experience. Applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents in the United States or its territories.
Stipends for residential fellows vary and are commensurate with each individual’s current base salary (up to $100,000 annually). Non-residential fellows receive up to $10,000 to cover approved expenses and costs.
With an aging population, one of the greatest challenges for the U.S. is ensuring that policies provide the best possible quality of life for all across all dimensions of society – from the communities where we live, the transportation we depend on, the food we eat, and the health care we receive. Success will require the translation of cutting-edge science and practical clinical experience into sound health policy. The goal of the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University is to provide professionals in health and aging with the experience and skills necessary to help lead this effort, and in so doing, shape a healthy and productive future for older Americans.
Two tracks are available: (1) a residential track that includes a 9-12 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.