Mar 17 Gen-I NOW Message: Apply by April 1 for NCAI’s Native Graduate Health Fellowship!

Kúhaʔahat! (Hello in the Caddo Nation Language)
Kou-hah-‘ah-hot (ʔ=Glottal Stop)

This NOW message shares information about the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Native Graduate Health Fellowship!

The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Native Graduate Health Fellowship aims to address the stark disparities in Native health by building a pipeline of Native health professionals who are prepared to lead in creating and supporting health policies and practices that meet the unique needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

All application materials must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on April 1, 2016.


  • Member of American Indian or Alaska Native tribal nation;
  • New or continuing full-time graduate or professional student as of Fall 2016;
  • Pursuing a degree in any health-related area, Including: Doctor of Medicine (MD), Master of Nursing (MSN), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Pharmacy (MPharm), etc.


The Fellowship will include two components:

  1. A monetary award towards graduate studies for one or more fellows and
  2. Professional development of fellows in tribal health policy.*

*Fellows will meet during the summer of 2016 at the Embassy of Tribal Nations in Washington D.C. for a workshop on tribal sovereignty and tribal public policy, with a particular emphasis on Native health policy and recent innovations in Native health. Throughout the week, fellows will met with NCAI staff, tribal leaders, representatives from other Native organizations, and key policymakers.


A complete application includes all of the following:

  1. Personal/education information form & Essay (Here)
  2. Resume or curriculum vitae (CV)
  3. Two (2) letters of recommendation (Here)

To submit your application, email all materials listed above to  Contact Gabriel Pimentel at with questions or click here for a complete list of application components and eligibility requirements.


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