Re-posted from: Philanthropy News Digest
The American Academy of Nursing, in partnership with the American Nurses Foundation, theAmerican Nurses Association, and the Institute of Medicine, is inviting applications for its Distinguished Institute of Medicine Nurse Scholar-in-Residence program, a year-long residential leadership opportunity in health policy in Washington, D.C.
The residency is designed as an immersion experience for nurse leaders interested in a prominent role in health policy development at the national level. The scholar-in-residence must complete a self-initiated study with policy consequences that builds on a current IOM initiative and includes direct interaction with academy, ANA, and ANF staff and volunteers.
The residency includes a grant of $90,000; $5,000 for related expenses; an office at IOM with appropriate technology support (e.g., computer, phone, access to a printer, access to software programs and library resources); and an intensive two-month orientation in federal health policy formation coordinated by IOM.
To be eligible, nurse scholars and nurse policy experts must be a current member of the academy, with preference given to those who are also members of IOM. In addition, applicants’ must have the personal potential to make future contributions to health policy; a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration; a notable record of professional achievement; and an understanding of the importance of networking within the health policy community, identifying opportunities for nurse-leader engagement, and communication of those interactions and opportunities to sponsors.
See the American Academy of Nursing website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.