Scholarship and Funding

The core mission of FAES is to provide affordable continuing education courses that remain accessible to working professionals and researchers who are interested in furthering their education and career goals and meet the applicable prerequisites for the course.

FAES Academic Scholarships

The FAES Academic Programs Student Scholarship provides tuition-remission scholarships, offering up to 50% tuition discount on one credit-bearing course per academic term, to self-funded researchers and scientists at all levels at the NIH who cannot obtain training funds to take an FAES Academic Programs course, as well as non-NIH government employees, non-profit employees and members of the general public who work in a health-sciences-related field (research, practice or education). Eligible students in need of financial assistance shall make a short but compelling justification discussing how the respective FAES course would help them in their career or professional development.
FAES will only consider applications for one course per academic term. Parts of a two-part course are considered separate courses. Expenses for textbooks are not covered.

Application Period by Term

FALL 2021, Session A | July 6 - August 16, 2021

FALL 2021, Session B | September 20 - October 11, 2021

SPRING 2022, Session A | November 29, 2021 - January 10, 2022

SPRING 2022, Session B | November 29, 2021 - March 7, 2022

SUMMER 2022 | April 18 - May 23, 2022

How to Apply

To apply, students should complete the Scholarship Application Form and upload the required attachments.

Deadlines for Scholarship Application

FALL 2021, Session A | August 16, 2021

FALL 2021, Session B | October 11, 2021

SPRING 2022, Session A | January 10, 2022

SPRING 2022, Session B | March 7, 2022

SUMMER 2022 | May 23, 2022

Terms and Conditions

FAES will only consider applications for one course per semester. Expenses for textbooks are not covered. Preference will be given to those applicants who apply for scientific courses and have not been awarded an FAES Academic Programs Scholarship before.

Scholarship recipients are required to take the course for Credit and complete the course satisfactorily, which is determined as “C”, or above, or “Pass,” when the course is graded on a Pass/Fail basis.

Only complete applications will be considered. All applicants, please be sure to first register for the class. You can select the invoice option at checkout to reserve your seat in the class without payment. If you do not register and the class fills up by the time the scholarships are determined, you will not be granted a seat in that class.

Successful applicants will be notified during the last week of registration. Please wait with payment until FAES has been able to determine whether you will be awarded a scholarship.

Review Criteria

  • Compelling justification for how the FAES graduate course fits in with the career stage and overall career plan of applicant
  • Evidence and commitment to continued professional development
  • Explanation of how this learning experience builds on applicant’s current professional knowledge and/or skills
  • Evidence and need for financial aid
  • Professional and academic achievements and standing to date

Applications for scholarships are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, handicap, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran status.

Dropping a Course and Refunds

For information on dropping courses, obtaining refunds, and withdrawal policies, please visit the Policies page.