The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is a leading independent advisory group on health policy in the United States and around the world. Established in 2017, its first-ever International Health Policy Fellowship Programme aims to train and nurture global health policy scholars to put forth informed solutions to some of the most critical health challenges facing the world today and in the future. It provides opportunity for early to mid-career scholars in the fields of bioethics, medical ethics and law, economics and health policy, and healthcare to experience and participate in healthcare or public health studies that improve the care and access to care of patients in domestic and global health care systems.

Number and Value of the Fellowship

Grant worth US$200,000 is designated to support the two-year fellowship programme and one fellow will be selected each year. The Grant does not include fellow’s stipend, travel, living expenses nor visa fees.

Programme Structure

The fellowship will be awarded for a two-year period with a 25% time residency in Washington D.C. over a two-year period. Fellows are expected to maintain his/her current faculty position and responsibilities while being assigned to the fellowship. Initially, the fellow will spend a concentrated three-month period at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to learn about the National Academies activities. Details of the programme arrangement is outlined in the Information Sheet on NAM International Health Policy Fellowship Programme (see below).


Each candidate must:

  •           be fluent in speaking, reading and writing English
  •           be full-time CUHK staff in early to mid-career with approximately 2-10 years of post-graduate work experience OR
  •           be senior professionals in other institutions (e.g. the Hospital Authority, Department of Health) with current affiliation with CUHK (e.g. honorary appointment)
  •           submit an application form available from the CUHK Centre for Bioethics website (see below)  
  •           submit a copy of current resume
  •           submit 3 letters of reference and a supporting letter from department chair or dean

Selection Criteria

Candidates will be evaluated by an NAM-appointed committee based on the candidates’ professional qualifications, scholarship, references and the quality of professional accomplishments as evidenced through publications and research grants, and relevance of current field expertise to the work of the NAM. Preference will be given to candidates drawn from the fields of bioethics, medical ethics and law, engineering, economics and health policy, and healthcare; those who completed their post-graduate work 2-10 years ago and who have demonstrated interest and scholarship in one or more of the fields mentioned above. Candidates with an M.D., D.O., J.D., or Ph.D. will be given preference.

Application Procedures

Completed application form together with all required documents should be submitted BY MAIL to the CUHK Centre for Bioethics, Room 602, Wong Foo Yuan Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, on or before 28 May 2021 (Friday). Late or incomplete application will not be considered. Selection results will be announced by September 2021.

Please read the flyer, Information Sheet on the Programme and Notes for Applicants carefully before starting the application!

Flyer: Please click here

Information Sheet: Please click here

Notes for Applicants: Please click here

Application Form: Please click here

Enquiries: Ms. Joey So / Tel: 3943-3508 / Email: