The application deadline for 2023 has passed. Check back in the Spring 2024.
The RADM Michael Fellowship provides funding for continuing education of junior officers serving in the USPHS Commissioned Corps. This funding opportunity is currently limited to the programs listed by the University of Maryland School of Public Health. All courses are held virtually and no “on campus” attendance is required.
The PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation for the Advancement of Public Health pays for tuition and fees associated with the following programs:
Any O1-O4 member of the USPHS Commissioned Corps who is also a dues-paying member of the Commissioned Officers Association of the USPHS (COA). You must be O-4 or below at the time of application.
Before starting the program, each applicant must be accepted to the University of Maryland School of Public Health as a non-degree seeking student.
Our agreement with the University of Maryland provides tuition at the in-state rate, regardless of whether the Fellow is a Maryland resident.
The Fellow is responsible for covering incidental costs such as the application fee and required materials.
RADM Jerrold M. Michael
The Foundation established the RADM Michael Fellowship to honor the late Rear Admiral Jerrold M. Michael, an engineer officer who was a lifelong advocate for improved public health education.
The devotion RADM Michael had for both the USPHS Commissioned Corps and academia is legendary. Following his 20-year career in the United States Public Health Service as an engineer officer, where he retired as an Assistant Surgeon General, RADM Michael served as Dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Hawaii from 1972 to 1992 and continued as Professor of Public Health through 1995. He later served as Emeritus Professor at the University of Hawaii and as an Adjunct Professor of Global Health at the Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University.
Past recipients of the RADM Michael Fellowship: