Fellows will shift the faith and health narrative by elevating both academic and public awareness of the positive potential of our nation’s religious diversity in health settings.
This fellowship is designed for faculty from a range of disciplines who are well-positioned to share the story of the positive potential of our nation’s religious diversity as an asset in health care. Our Faith & Health Faculty Fellows will design and implement academic and/or narrative projects that engage key partners to advance broader public understanding of the vital promise of engaging religious identities and communities in health settings.
The Fellowship spans January 2024-May 2025, and selected participants will receive a $4,000 stipend designed to support time devoted to this initiative.
This fellowship opportunity is offered to any educator with a demonstrated commitment to equipping pre-health students to engage religious identities or communities, including faculty (tenured, contingent, adjunct, contract, and part-time) and staff or administrators who teach courses for academic credit.
This fellowship carries a stipend of $4,000, intended to compensate selected fellows for their time.
The application is open until November 30th, 2023. Applicants will be informed of their status by December 15th, 2023. The fellowship begins January 1st, 2024 and ends June 30th, 2025.
As a part of our commitment to racial equity, Interfaith America, and the staff who steward our grants look to integrate thought partners with diverse racial backgrounds throughout the process of the grant- from creation to outreach, applications, implementation, and feedback. We are intentional about reaching out to new communities and partners and thinking critically about racial diversity in the applicant and acceptance pools.
Please reach out with questions about the grant or eligibility.
Research shows that engaging religious identity in health care settings improves health outcomes and decreases the margins of health inequities.
“Leveraging the Power of Religious Diversity in Health Fields” in The Journal of College and Character by Carolyn Roncolato [https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/2194587X.2022.2087685].