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The 2018 Call for Applications (CFA) is now closed. The next CFA will become available on January 3, 2019. For questions, please call the NAM fellowship office at (202) 334-1506 or send an email.


Listen to Mitch Zeller, Director of CTP, and the Fellows speak about the Program

Launched in 2012, this regulatory science fellowship is a collaborative program between the FDA Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) and the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). It is designed for mid-career professionals to gain experience and expertise to further define and develop the field of regulatory science as it relates to the regulation of tobacco products and FDA's authorities under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.

The fellowship is a 12-month, multidisciplinary residential program at CTP in Maryland. Fellows will be placed in one of six areas within the CTP: Compliance and Enforcement; Health Communication and Education; Management; Policy; Regulations; or Science.

Fellows are expected to complete the full 12-month residential fellowship. Each fellow will be awarded a stipend based on salary history (up to $95,000). Fellows may choose to enroll in a health insurance plan through the NAM or get reimbursed for a Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act plan (COBRA). Fellows with a sponsoring institution may be compensated for fringe benefits. In addition, each fellow may be eligible to receive a relocation fund (not to exceed $10,000).

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This program is administered by the NAM and sponsored by FDA/CTP. For any questions, please call the NAM fellowship office at (202) 334-1506 or send an email.

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About the Program

The 2018 Call for Applications (CFA) is now closed. The next CFA will become available on January 3, 2019. For questions, please call the NAM fellowship office at (202) 334-1506 or send an email.


Listen to Mitch Zeller, Director of CTP

This fellowship is an excellent opportunity for exceptional professionals to actively participate in the development of science-based public health strategies, serve as the lead for defined projects, meet with policy leaders, and acquire new knowledge related to tobacco products and their use, which is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States.

Fellowship Core Curriculum

Beginning in September, fellows participate in structured orientation and professional development activities, including opportunities to meet with FDA, CTP, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services leadership. Each fellow will be given project assignments to work on over the course of the fellowship year. The fellowship culminates with formal presentations by each fellow to the CTP leadership and others describing the outcome of that project and lessons learned while participating in the fellowship program.

The orientation and professional development program will provide the fellows with an initial introduction to CTP and FDA, and with ongoing programs and activities that provide engagement with key Federal policy makers and training in the following areas:

  • The history of the federal government’s role in reducing the toll of disease, disability, and death caused by tobacco use in the United States;
  • The provisions, mandates, and expectations of H.R. 1256 (Public Law 111-31), the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act;
  • The vision, mission, and core values of CTP and the roles and responsibilities of each CTP Office in fulfilling CTP’s strategic vision and statutory mandates;
  • The role of Congress and the relevant FDA/CTP Oversight, Authorizing, and Appropriations Committees;
  • Writing for policy makers—talking points, briefings, and decision memos;
  • Translating research and analysis into meaningful and effective policy and regulatory proposals;
  • Media training and public speaking;
  • Collaboration and consensus building; and;
  • Project management and leadership training.

Finally, every effort will be made to identify opportunities for the fellows to participate in DC-based fellowship activities and gatherings sponsored by other fellowship programs, such as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Policy Fellows, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellows, White House Fellows, and others.

Placements

Stipend and Benefits

About the FDA

About the FDA Center for Tobacco Products (CTP)

About the National Academy of Medicine (NAM)

This program is administered by the NAM and sponsored by FDA/CTP. For any questions, please call the NAM fellowship office at (202) 334-1506 or send an email.

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How to Apply

The 2018 Call for Applications (CFA) is now closed. The next CFA will become available on January 3, 2019. For questions, please call the NAM fellowship office at (202) 334-1506 or send an email.

Applications for this program must be submitted electronically via the program online system by 3:00pm (ET) on March 1. If you have not already done so, you will be required to register before you begin the application process by clicking on the “Register” button in the right column of this website to complete and submit the registration form. Once you have registered, log in with your email address and password by clicking on the “Log in” button in the right column of this website to begin creating your application.

Process

Eligibility Criteria

Selection Criteria

Application Materials

Applicant Webinars

FAQs

This program is administered by the NAM and sponsored by FDA/CTP. For any questions, please call the NAM fellowship office at (202) 334-1506 or send an email.

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Current and Past Fellows

The 2018 Call for Applications (CFA) is now closed. The next CFA will become available on January 3, 2019. For questions, please call the NAM fellowship office at (202) 334-1506 or send an email.

Meet our fellows, who were chosen through a highly selective national competition based on their exceptional, diverse professional qualifications to contribute to the work of CTP. If you wish to contact our fellows who are located in your geographic area and/or who share a similar professional background, please contact the NAM fellowship office at (202) 334-1506 or send an email.

➤ 2018-19 Fellows

2018-2019 Fellows

➤ 2017-18 Fellows

2017-2018 Fellows

➤ 2016-17 Fellows

2016-17 Fellows

➤ 2015-16 Fellows

2015-16 Fellows

➤ 2014-15 Fellows

2014-15 Fellows

➤ 2013-14 Fellows

2013-14 Fellows

➤ 2012-13 Fellows

2012-13 Fellows