The Chicago Schweitzer Fellows Program

The Chicago Schweitzer Fellows Program is a one-year interdisciplinary, mentored fellowship program focused on health-related community service and leadership development. Prospective fellows should be prepared to partner with a local community agency and design a community service project that seeks to provide direct service to an under served population. Winning fellows will receive a stipend of $2,500 that can be used for project related costs and personal expenses.

Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) is preparing the next generation of professionals who will serve and empower vulnerable people to live healthier lives and create healthier communities.


  • Students enrolled in graduate or professional degree-granting programs from any accredited academic institution in the geographic area may apply.
  • While the applicant’s field of study does not have to be traditionally health-related, his/her proposed service project must focus on health and/or the social determinants of health.
  • Past Fellows have addressed health from a wide variety of perspectives and disciplines including, but not limited to, dentistry, education, engineering, law, medicine, music, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, public health, and social work.
  • Applicants must be enrolled throughout the Fellowship year (May 2017-May 2018).
  • Applicants scheduled for a December graduation should contact the Program Director to determine if they are eligible for a waiver to this requirement.

How to Apply:

Submitting Details:

Please submit your application, preferably by e-mail attachment (in Microsoft Word or PDF), to Ray Wang, Chicago Program Director, at


Submit completed application packet to:

The Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellows Program
Health & Medicine Policy Research Group
29 E. Madison Street, Suite 602
Chicago, IL  60602
P: (312) 372-4292
F: 312-372-2753

Financial Aid and Award Money:

  • Fellows will receive a stipend of $2,500, distributed in four payments throughout the Fellowship year as specific program objectives are completed.  The stipend may be used in any way the Fellow wishes, including project related costs and personal expenses.
  • Upon successful completion of the initial Fellowship year, Fellows have the opportunity to participate in an alumni network of Fellows for Life

Application Deadline:

Applications will be accepted through February 1, 2017.

Link for More Information:

Contact Information:

For more information, you can contact to Ray Wang, Program Director


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