Applications are now open for the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Houston-Galveston (ASFHG), which offers graduate students the opportunity to design and implement a health-related, 200-hour, yearlong community project that provides direct service to an underserved population.

Students are paired with mentors, field experts, and community sites to meet vital local health needs, with an immediate and lasting impact in the Houston-Galveston area.

Since 2008 nearly 100 Albert Schweitzer Fellows in Houston-Galveston have completed projects in areas such as HIV/AIDS care, homeless support, oral health, nutrition, refugee health, mental health awareness, mobile health clinics, smartphone health apps, family and teen support groups, healthcare education and more. We are expanding the Albert Schweitzer philosophy, training, and mentorship to include pharmacy, environmental studies, veterinary science, urban planning, psychology, and many other disciplines. The ASFHG is dedicated to preparing the next generation of professionals who will serve and empower vulnerable people to live healthier lives and create healthier communities.

Eligibility requirements: 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.  Applicants scheduled for a December graduation should contact the program director to determine if they are eligible for a waiver to this requirement. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. CST on Feb. 15, 2018.

To submit your application, please visit the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship website here. For additional information, please contact Gabrielle Hansen, Ph.D. at Gabrielle.Hansen@bcm.edu.