NAM Fellowship Program

Program Overview

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is a leading independent advisory group on health policy in the United States and around the world. Its first-ever International Health Policy Fellowship Program, in collaboration with the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Centre for Bioethics, 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.


The fellowship will be awarded for a two-year period with a 25%-time residency in Washington, D.C. Fellows are expected to maintain their 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 program arrangement are outlined in the Information Sheet on the NAM International Health Policy Fellowship Program.

Call for Application

One fellow will be selected each year. Grant will be provided to support his/her two-year fellowship program. The Grant does not include the fellow’s stipend, local travel, nor visa fees. Other types of support will be on a discretionary basis.



Each candidate must:

  • be fluent in speaking, reading and writing English
  • be a full-time CUHK staff in early to mid-career with approximately 2-10 years of post-graduate work experience OR be a 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 the applicant’s department chair or faculty dean

Our Fellows

Professor CHUNG Yat-nork Roger

“Through the fellowship, I was not only able to become acquainted and work with world leading experts in the fields, I was also able to further develop my capacity as an academic researcher during my mid-career.”

Professor CHUNG Chi Ho Vincent

“As an epidemiologist and health service researcher, I have a keen interest in the work of Evidence Mobilization Action Collaborative (EMAC), which aims to promote the translation of health-related real-world data into pragmatic knowledge for informing decision making. I am looking forward to participating in the forthcoming work of EMAC as my Fellowship experience.”

Professor CHOW Hei Man Kim

“As a basic scientist, I have had the privilege to the pursuit of scientific knowledge and understanding the intricacies of biological systems. At the same time, I also recognize the importance of bridging the gap between scientific discoveries and their application in real-world settings, which is where health policy could come into play. Through this fellowship, my goal is to contribute to the betterment of society, and to create a healthier and more equitable world for all.”