Margaret E. Mahoney Health Policy Fellowship Program



The New York Academy of Medicine is pleased  to invite applications for  the Margaret E. Mahoney Fellowship in Health Policy program. Students who are pursuing their masters level program, currently enrolled in Medical, dental, public health, public policy or graduate nursing schools in the United States, are eligible to apply.Through the program, fellows areexpected to take part in a variety of leadership improvement  activities and will have the privilege  to meet local and national health policy leaders.Fellows will receive a stipend of $6,000 intended to cover living expenses. On Application, all the candidates are to meet up with the eligibility criteria or stand the chances of being disqualified.


The New York Academy of Medicine was founded in 1847, at the time of its founding the New York City had been facing turmoil in medicine and public health on many fronts. The New York Academy of Medicine continues to address the health challenges facing New York City and the world’s rapidly growing urban populations.


Eligible applicants must be:

  • Masters-level students currently enrolled in medical, dental, public health, public policy or graduate nursing schools in the United States.
  • Outstanding medical, dental, public health, public policy, and graduate nursing students who are graduating in May 2017 are eligible to apply
  • Undergraduates and Doctoral students are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident or authorized to work in the U.S. throughout the award period.

How to Apply:

  1. The project should focus on a health policy issue (government policy at national/state/local level, institutional, or health facility policy) with clear objectives and a plan for making progress on this issue that can be completed during a 10 week period.
  2. Projects must be conducted under the supervision of a senior professional mentor in an academic, government, or non-profit institution in the Greater New York/New Jersey area.

Supporting Documents:

Applicants must complete an online application that requires uploading certain materials and forms:

  • A personal statement (maximum 1000 words) about the applicant’s interest in the Fellowship that connects her/his education, leadership experience and career goals to the Mahoney program, and explains the proposed project. Applicants should describe the project’s policy relevance and what will be accomplished during the Fellowship time period.
  • A letter of support from a project mentor
  • A letter of recommendation from a senior faculty member at the applicant’s school affirming that applicant is a student in good standing and assessing her/his suitability for this kind of Fellowship experience and how it will contribute to her/his career development.
  • Resume

Submitting Details:

Applicants should instruct the senior faculty member to e-mail letter of recommendation directly to according to the instructions provided in the online application.

Financial Aid and Award Money:

  • Fellows will receive a stipend of $6,000 intended to cover living expenses.
  • This stipend is payable in two installments: 2/3 at the beginning of the program and 1/3 upon review of their final reports. No support for indirect costs or laboratory expenses is provided.
  • During the summer of their Mahoney Fellowships, Fellows are expected to work on their projects full-time during regular business hours for the entire 10-week period between June 6 and August 12, except for when participating in the programs’ required enrichment activities.

Application deadline:

The 2017 fellowship program is available through June 5, 2017, to August 11, 2017.

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Contact Information:

If you have any question, contact to The New York Academy of Medicine at 1216 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029-5202 or e-mail:


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