The Betty Irene Moore Fellowships for Nurse Leaders and Innovators

Applications are open for the 2021 cohort of 10 nurse leader fellows from eligible institutions and health systems. The deadline to submit applications is 5 p.m. PST Dec. 1.

Top applicants are invited to an online Zoom interview between Feb. 22-24. Selected fellows are announced in April. The 2021 cohort of the fellowship program officially begins July 1.

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About the Fellowship

Funded by a $37.5 million award from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the three-year fellowship engages promising nurse scholars in a journey of leadership development and mentorship as they complete an innovative project or study. Each year, approximately 10 fellows are selected to receive $450,000 over three years to support their engagement, while their home institution receives $50,000 to offset costs. The fellowship is currently funded for five full cohorts from 2020 through 2025. 

Advancing nurse careers

During the program, nurse leader fellows build skill and confidence in:

  • Leading change
  • Influencing others for system changes that improve health and quality
  • Building professional networks
  • Communicating effectively to diverse audiences
  • Designing and executing high value programs
  • Bringing new innovations to practice and policy

Curriculum and project 

The fellowship curriculum is designed to develop leadership and innovation capacity, strengthen strategic thinking and collaborative skills and propels innovative ideas to fruition. Fellows gather annually at UC Davis for a week-long convocation and participate in an online learning community throughout the three-year period.

Fellows complete individual projects that address important questions or develop and test innovative ideas. The projects generate new knowledge and insights and have the potential for widespread impact. Fellows present their projects in the third year.

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