Award Details and Eligibility

Application Deadline: The application cycle for the 2010 class is now closed. *Please note: Application materials for the 2010 award will be available on this website in January 2011.
Start of Award: September 1, 2010
Eligibility: Nurses (BSN, APN/NP, RN), Physicians (DO, MD), and Social Workers (BSW, LCSW, MSW, DSW) are eligible to apply. Applicants must hold a leadership role in a health care delivery organization, health-related institution, or community-based organization with direct responsibility for geriatric services or aging-related programs. Within this context, the Practice Change Fellows program welcomes applications from professionals working in the broadly defined field of geriatric services and aging-related programs. For example, the applicant's home institution may be a health plan, hospital, ambulatory clinic, home health agency, assisted living facility, nursing home, or community-based agency providing health-related services to older adults. Irrespective of practice setting, applicants must be senior enough in their organization to have decision-making authority and be able to effectuate change. Applicants must live and practice in the United States.
Amount of Award: Practice Change Fellows receive $45,000 per year for two years. The applicant's home institution is expected to provide additional support as described in the "Conditions of the Award" section of this website.
Number of Awards: Up to 10 awards will be made in 2010.
Program Sponsors: The Atlantic Philanthropies and The John A. Hartford Foundation.
Program Administration: The Practice Change Fellows program is administered through a National Program Office, led by the Division of Health Care Policy and Research at the University of Colorado Denver, in partnership with the National Council on Aging.
To Request an Application: The application cycle for the 2010 class is now closed. *Please note: Application materials for the 2010 award will be available on this website in January 2011.
To Learn More About the Program: We anticipate applicants will have questions and wish to discuss their proposals with us. Please contact us with questions. Applicants are also invited to attend one or more monthly informational teleconferences. During these calls, the National Program Office will address applicants' questions and concerns. Applicants are encouraged but not required to participate. A summary of relevant questions that arose during each conference call and the responses provided will be posted in the FAQ's on this website. Additional prior questions and accompanying responses are also available there for review. Applicants may participate in the teleconferences by calling 1-866-456-0016 and then entering the "room number": *6353176* (Note: the star key must be pressed before and after the room number). The dates/times for the 2010 teleconferences are as follows: (All times Eastern)
  • Monday, February 8: 2-3 PM
  • Monday, March 1: 2-3 PM
  • Monday, March 8: 11-12 PM
    This call will be led by current Fellows and will focus on the PCF experience from their perspective
  • Wednesday, March 24: 2-3 PM
Informational teleconferences targeted specifically to applicants in social work and nursing are also offered. The call in information for these calls is the same as listed above; the dates/times for the 2010 teleconferences are as follows: (All times Eastern)
    Social Work
  • Tuesday, February 16: 4-5 PM
  • Thursday, March 11: 11-12 PM
    Nursing
  • Friday, February 5, 11AM-12PM
  • Wednesday, March 10, 2-3PM
The National Program Office, Advisory Board members, and current Fellows will also hold an in-person information session at the NCOA/ASA conference on March 17, 2010 from 9AM-12PM ET. This session will be held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in the Skyway 269 room (blue level of the east tower).