NAM Fellowship

National Academy of Medicine Fellowship Program 

2022 Applications are Currently Closed

The American Academy of Nursing (AAN) is pleased to announce the launch of a new Fellowship with the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). NAM is one of three Congressionally chartered academies that make up the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, “that works to provide objective advice on matters of science, technology, and health.” The purpose of the AAN NAM Fellowship program is to provide talented scholars in nursing with the opportunity to experience and participate in evidence-based public health studies that improve the care and access to care of patients in domestic and global health care systems.

About the NAM AAN Fellowship
This two-year Fellowship program exclusively designed for AAN Fellows to maintain their current position, while serving on a designated board at NAM will further facilitate the dissemination of nursing knowledge and expertise in key discussions that will impact health policy at the national level. NAM boards include; Child, Youth, and Families; Food and Nutrition; Global Health; Health Care Services; Health Sciences Policy; and Population Health and Public Health Practice.

The AAN NAM Fellow will be immersed in a unique learning environment offered at NAM, paired with an elected NAM member for mentorship, and will be awarded a flexible research grant of $25,000 for the two-year period, which will be paid to their home institution to help advance the individual’s professional development. AAN NAM Fellows will be actively involved in producing reports and relevant study products while engaging with legislators, government officials, industry leaders, executives, scientists, and other health profession experts.

AAN’s mission to improve health and achieve health equity by impacting policy through nursing, leadership, innovation, and science is a cornerstone to launching this Fellowship. It builds and adds to the impact of NAM Distinguished Nurse Scholar-in-Residence program supported by AAN, the American Nurses Association, and the American Nurses Foundation, which was established in 1992. Having two distinct programs available to Academy Fellows to engage at the National Academy of Medicine further amplifies nursing expertise at this esteemed policy making body.


March 1 - Call for nominations open
April 18 - Self-Nomination forms are due to AAN
June 1 - Nomination packets are due to NAM
September 7 - 9 - Fellow orientation week at the NAM is held
October 17 - Fellow is introduced to the Membership at the NAM Annual Meeting

Nominees will be evaluated by a NAM-appointed committee based on their professional qualifications, scholarship, and quality of professional accomplishments as evidenced through publications and research grants, and relevance of current field of expertise to the work of the NAM. Nominees must:
  • Be a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing;
  • Hold a doctoral degree;
  • Be four-to-ten years out from completion of post-graduate work;
  • Be able to dedicate 10 to 20 percent of time to the fellowship for two years;
  • Have endorsement by their department chair, institute director, or equivalent; and
  • Hold U.S. citizen or permanent resident status at the time of the nomination.

Program Administration

Inquiries about the AAN Fellowship should be directed to:
Yumi Phillips
Program Officer, Health Policy Fellowships and Leadership Programs
National Academy of Medicine
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 334-1506 │ Email: