April 1, 2024 – May 17, 2024 all-day

The deadline to submit applications for the 2024/25 academic year is May 17, 2024. With the E.K. Shriver Center / UMass Chan Medical School in Worcester. This Fellowship program is designed for clinicians, self-advocates, individuals with disabilities, family members, and other professionals working in disability-related fields who wish to develop or further sharpen their leadership skills.
* Fellows are taught to rethink the ways in which healthcare, education, and social services are delivered, and the goals and quality of these services.
* They are taught how to analyze policy, the way in which policy affects and influences services and practice, and how to devise new policies to address service and systems gaps and inequities.
* The program equips Fellows with the knowledge and skills to bring about change within institutions, organizations, and communities.
Program Components

  • LEND Core Curriculum
  • Masters in Public Administration (MPA) in Disability & Health Policy option through Suffolk University
  • Stipends

Applicant Qualifications – please visit the link below for the most up-to-date informaton. 

* Fellows receive a stipend of $12,000 for participation in the LEND Program Core Curriculum on Fridays.
*For Fellows participating in the Suffolk University Masters in Public Administration (MPA) program, the stipend will be applied towards tuition. Suffolk also provides a scholarship toward tuition costs, as well as four tuition-waivered courses.

For questions or more information, visit https://shriver.umassmed.edu/programs/lend/advanced-leadership-fellowship-program  or contact (774) 455-6556, Carol.Curtin@umassmed.edu or Donna.Caira@umassmed.edu

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