Scholarships and Fellowships

FAES does not discriminate based on race, sex, disability, age, or any other protected class in the application, award, or administration of its scholarships. 

FAES seeks to provide affordable continuing education options that are accessible to researchers and working professionals interested in furthering their education and career goals. 

FAES Academic Scholarship

The FAES Academic Scholarship provides a $350 tuition credit (2 credit course) or a $175 tuition credit (1 credit course) on one credit-bearing course or a $350 credit toward one workshop per academic term to self-funded students (NIH researchers and scientists who cannot obtain training funds for FAES courses and non-NIH members of the public). The FAES Academic Scholarship cannot be combined with other program scholarships or discounts. Eligible students seeking scholarship support shall make a short but compelling justification for how the respective FAES course or workshop will support their career or professional development. FAES will only consider scholarship applications for one course or workshop in a term. Parts of a two-part course are considered separate courses. Expenses for textbooks, course materials, and technology fees are not covered.

Scholarship for Courses: Application Periods by Term  

  • Fall A 2024: July 3, 2024 – August 16, 2024
  • Fall B 2024: July 3, 2024 – October 11, 2024

Scholarship application - FAES Academic Course

Scholarship for Workshops: Application Deadline

  • A minimum of two weeks before the workshop start date. 

Scholarship application - FAES Workshop

FAES-Center on Compulsive Behaviors (CCB) Scholarship

The Center on Compulsive Behaviors (CCB) is a trans-NIH IRP initiative founded in 2017 as a platform to promote inter- and intra-institutional collaborations between intramural laboratories in the neuroscience community with the goal of advancing scientific discovery and developing expertise within the field of compulsive behaviors. FAES has partnered with the NIH Center on Compulsive Behaviors (CCB) to provide eligible CCB fellows scholarship funds toward tuition and fees for FAES Academic Programs in the 2023-2024 Academic Year. The FAES-Center on Compulsive Behaviors Scholarship is only available to current CCB fellows. FAES-CCB Scholarship awards will cover $300 toward tuition and fees for an FAES Course or Workshop. CCB fellows may receive two FAES-CCB Scholarships during the 2023-2024 Academic Year to apply toward two separate FAES academic programs until the scholarship fund is depleted.  

FAES-CCB Scholarship application

CARD/FAES/UMBC Masters of Professional Studies (MPS) in Data Science Fellowship

The CARD/FAES/UMBC Masters of Professional Studies in Data Science Fellowship is an opportunity to pursue a 30-credit master's degree with a focus on application to the biomedical and healthcare fields while working at the NIH. The program is a nonthesis graduate degree awarded by University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) that allows qualified students who take specified FAES Data Science and Bioinformatics courses to transfer up to 15 credits toward completion of the MPS in Data Science.  

The Center for Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias (CARD) is a collaborative initiative of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) that supports basic, translational, and clinical research on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. CARD partnered with FAES and UMBC to offer this unique fellowship program whereby fellows gain foundational knowledge in data analysis and data management through instruction and consultation with experts in the field of Alzheimer's and related dementia research. Beyond their coursework, fellows use and refine new skills working with real data curated at CARD.

Fellowship Overview, Eligibility and Admission Requirements

NLM  Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine

FAES administers the application portal for the NLM Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine, which provides up to $10,000 to support onsite research in the historical collections of the National Library of Medicine. The NLM collections span ten centuries, encompass a variety of digital and physical formats, and originate from nearly every part of the globe. The collections include the Michael E. DeBakey papers—representing the diverse areas in which DeBakey made a lasting impact, such as surgery, medical education, and health care policy—along with the papers of many other luminaries in science and medicine. The Fellowship is awarded annually to individual applicants, not to institutions, to help offset costs associated with visiting and using the NLM historical collections during the calendar year that follows the application and selection.

Fellowship Overview and Application Process

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