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Disability & Policy Research Fellowship

The Disability & Policy Research Fellowship, funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research, is designed to develop and train a cadre of leaders who can advance opportunities for persons with disabilities through policy.

For 2022-2023, we have an opening for a two-year Fellowship position. The Fellowship will provide MDs and PhDs with:

  • Mentoring, annual stipend, and benefit
  • Professional development opportunities, including funds for conference travel
  • Participation in the Health and Aging Policy Fellowship in Washington, DC. Fellows will receive training on current policy issues, communication skills development, and professional networking. They will also work for 9-12 months in a congressional office, federal agency, or advocacy organization.

How to Apply

We welcome emails and phone calls from prospective applicants. We encourage applications from women, minorities and candidates with disabilities who require accommodations. For more information, please email Fellowship co-director Megan McHugh, PhD at megan-mchugh@northwestern.edu

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Physician-Scientist Training & Resources

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