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in a Program Addressing Community Health Needs

New Orleans Schweitzer Fellows Program

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The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship - New Orleans Chapter

Conf. Date:

10/19/21

Deadline Date:

02/01/22

Description:

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Fellowships to Louisiana graduate students for projects addressing community health needs in eligible locations. The fellowship is focused on leadership development as well as on improving the health status of underserved populations. Projects must address the health or social needs of an underserved population in the Greater New Orleans area.

The mission of the U.S. Schweitzer Fellows Program is to prepare the next generation of professionals to serve and empower vulnerable people to live healthier lives and create healthier communities. To accomplish this, Schweitzer Fellows:

  • Use their skills and knowledge to develop entrepreneurial solutions to real-life problems;
  • Engage with communities using cultural humility;
  • Increase their understanding of the impact of social and environmental determinants of health;
  • Build capacity for and commitment to improving the health status of individuals and communities and contribute to social change;
  • Work collaboratively and across disciplines in pursuit of a common goal;
  • Develop resiliency by learning how to care for yourself while serving others.

Working in collaboration with a local non-profit, health, or social service agency, each Fellow will design and carry out a community project of at least 200 hours that addresses an unmet community health need.

Project Focus: 

  • Projects must address the health or social needs of an underserved population in the Greater New Orleans area.
  • Projects should provide a direct service that addresses local and/or national health priorities that are relevant to the community members and organization being served. 
  • Be of enduring value to the community/agency served.  
  • Projects should be focused on direct service.
  • Applicants should be creative in developing their proposal in keeping with Dr. Schweitzer’s directive that everyone should find their own Lambaréné — their own special place to serve and way of serving. 

For more information on project guidelines, see the URL for Full text.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177433

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for the New Orleans Schweitzer Fellowship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate or professional degree-granting program from an accredited academic institution in the Greater New Orleans area. (Applicants who reside in New Orleans and are enrolled in a graduate program elsewhere may contact the Program Director to determine if they are eligible for a waiver to this requirement.)

Applicants must be enrolled in a qualified academic program of study throughout the Fellowship year which is April to April. (Applicants scheduled for a winter graduation should contact the Program Director to determine if they are eligible for a waiver to this requirement. Typically, the Applicant must demonstrate that they will continue to reside in the Greater New Orleans area for the remainder of the Fellowship year in order to complete their project and participate in other Fellowship activities.)

While the applicant’s field of study does not have to be traditionally health-related, his/her proposed service project must focus on health and/or the social determinants of health. Past Fellows have addressed health from a wide variety of perspectives and disciplines including, but not limited to, dentistry, education, engineering, law, medicine, music, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, public health, and social work.

Please contact the Program Director with any questions or to confirm your eligibility for the Fellowship.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Info Sessions:

- Sunday, October 10, 2021 from 6-7pm with Tulane School of Medicine
- Thursday, October 14, 2021 from 5-6pm with LSU Health Sciences Center
- Tuesday, October 19, 2021 from 6-7pm Application Tips with Program Director

Register for an info session: https://bit.ly/asfnola_recruits

Pre-Application Information:

Applications for the 2022-23 cohort will be due February 1, 2022.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Program Director, Chelsey Leruth, for feedback while drafting your application.

How to apply: https://www.asfnola.org/apply/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLRtHC0xjuqrptN4taS0XaNodgyQJBaw7-vfpt0JihfQNQ8g/viewform

Program Director:
Chelsey Leruth, MPH
Mailing Address: 2701 Airline Dr., Ste. K #140, Metairie, LA
T: (617) 406-9262
director@asfnola.org

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USA: Louisiana: Greater New Orleans area

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