The National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship is: a one-year residency program for early and second career librarians within five years of graduation interested in advancing equitable and innovative futures for biomedical libraries; a program combining curriculum and project work; and a virtual fellowship hosted by the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Eligible applicants must have a Master's degree in an ALA-accredited library/information science program, earned by August of the year of appointment or within 2 years, and must be Canadian or American citizens.
The Associate Fellowship’s benefits are: an annual stipend; a health insurance supplement (The program offers a supplemental health insurance stipend for participants to purchase health insurance through a group health insurance plan via Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). Alternatively, participants may choose to hold outside insurance.); and full support for attendance at a national conference, and a one-week practicum at a health sciences library.