NLM Associate Fellowship Program

Each year, the U.S. National Library of Medicine offers the NLM Associate Fellowship Program for U.S. and Canadian library and information science professionals, as well as graduate students completing their degrees. Up to five winning fellows will be selected to receive the awards.

Scholarship Description
The NLM Associate Fellowship Program is a one-year residency program (with an optional second year) for recent library science graduates interested in a career in health sciences librarianship. This program combining curriculum and project work and will be located at the National Library of Medicine on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

Award Value
The winner of this will receive benefit as follow:

  • Annual stipend of $56,233
  • Additional funding to support purchase of group health insurance
  • Up to $1,500 in relocation support
  • Full support for attendance at local and national conferences

Level and Area of Studies
Non-degree program in health-related sciences.

Place of Study
The study will be taken in the United States.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • Master’s degree in an ALA-accredited library/information science program, earned by August of the year of appointment or within 2 years. (Undergraduate degree can be in any major.)
  • United States or Canadian citizenship. Note: Canadians with ALA-accredited Master’s degrees should use the same application process as U.S. citizens. U.S. citizens will receive first preference.
  • Desirable, but not essential: Work experience in a library or health sciences environment and Demonstrated interest or experience in leadership.

Applicants’ Nationality
Only Canadian and U.S. citizens are welcome to apply this NLM Associate Fellowship.

Application Instruction
Please go to the link below to see further instruction.

Submission Deadline
Updated every year.

Website and Application Link