Scholarships and Fellowships

The core mission of FAES is to provide affordable continuing education options that are accessible to working professionals and researchers interested in furthering their education and career goals.

FAES Academic Scholarship

The FAES Academic Scholarship provides up to 50% tuition discount on one credit-bearing course per academic term to self-funded students (NIH researchers and scientists who cannot obtain training funds for FAES courses and non-NIH members of the public). Eligible students in need of financial assistance shall make a short but compelling justification for how the respective FAES course will support their career or professional development. FAES will only consider scholarship applications for one course per academic term. Parts of a two-part course are considered separate courses. Expenses for textbooks, course materials and technology fees are not covered.

Application Periods 

  • SUMMER 2022 | April 18 – June 3, 2022
  • FALL 2022, Session A | July 6 - August 19, 2022
  • FALL 2022, Session B | July 6 - October 14, 2022
  • SPRING 2023, Session A | November 30, 2022 - January 20, 2023
  • SPRING 2023, Session B | November 30, 2022 - March 17, 2023

Scholarship Overview and Application Process

CARD/FAES/UMBC Masters of Professional Studies (MPS) in Data Science Fellowship

The CARD/FAES/UMBC Masters of Professional Studies in Data Science Fellowship is an opportunity to pursue a 30-credit master's degree with a focus on application to the biomedical and healthcare fields while working at the NIH. The program is a nonthesis graduate degree awarded by University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) that allows qualified students who take specified FAES Data Science and Bioinformatics courses to transfer up to 15 credits toward completion of the MPS in Data Science.  

The Center for Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias (CARD) is a collaborative initiative of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) that supports basic, translational, and clinical research on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. CARD partnered with FAES and UMBC to offer this unique fellowship program whereby fellows gain foundational knowledge in data analysis and data management through instruction and consultation with experts in the field of Alzheimer's and related dementia research. Beyond their coursework, fellows use and refine new skills working with real data curated at CARD.

Fellowship Overview, Eligibility and Admission Requirements


NLM  Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine

FAES administers the application portal for the NLM Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine, which provides up to $10,000 to support onsite research in the historical collections of the National Library of Medicine. The NLM collections span ten centuries, encompass a variety of digital and physical formats, and originate from nearly every part of the globe. The collections include the Michael E. DeBakey papers—representing the diverse areas in which DeBakey made a lasting impact, such as surgery, medical education, and health care policy—along with the papers of many other luminaries in science and medicine. The Fellowship is awarded annually to individual applicants, not to institutions, to help offset costs associated with visiting and using the NLM historical collections during the calendar year that follows the application and selection.

Fellowship Overview and Application Process

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