How to apply for Betty Irene Moore Fellowship
Applications now open for the 2024 cohort of Betty Irene Moore Fellows. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. PST Dec. 1. Please note the national program office is closed Nov. 23-24.
The two-part application process includes an online Qualtrics application and a single PDF of several required materials emailed to the national program office.
Applications received after the deadline are not considered due to the volume of applications received. Invited finalists participate in a mandatory, online Zoom interview in the spring.
Submitting an application
Step 2 — Use your personalized link to access your online application. Please note that your entries automatically save each time you exit the online application system. Always use your personal application link to return to the saved application at any time prior to submission.
Step 3 — Complete all required sections of the online application, provide an electronic signature at the end of the application and submit. Look for an email confirmation of your submission. If you do not receive an email confirmation, please contact the national program office at hs-NurseLeaderFellows@ucdavis.edu.
Step 4 — Prepare a single PDF of the additional required documents and send to hs-NurseLeaderFellows@ucdavis.edu. Include your last name in the subject line. Required documents for the single PDF (in this order) include*:
- Applicant curriculum vitae (C.V.) in National Institutes of Health (NIH) biosketch format — Use the NIH Biographical Sketch Format Page (non-fellowship) template. The final biosketch must be no longer than five pages.
- Nomination statement from dean, chief nurse executive or chief nursing officer — A nomination statement or letter of support from the nursing school dean, chief nurse executive or chief nursing officer of a health system or organization. The letter must attest to applicant’s demonstrated promise as a nurse leader and innovator, characteristics of the applicant that align with the program, strength of applicant’s proposed idea and the quality and impact of the project. Includes a commitment to institutional support and a statement of commitment to at least 30% release time throughout the three-year fellowship – including a plan to backfill applicant’s responsibilities. Also includes a brief narrative regarding the intended use of the one-time payment of $50,000 to the institution. The letter must include the nominator's email contact information. Please note: Representatives from the national program office reserve the right to contact the dean, chief nurse executive or chief nursing officer and mentor.
- Letter of support from self-selected mentor — Letter from applicant's self-selected mentor that references the quality and impact of the project; evaluates the promise of the applicant’s aptitude for leadership based on expertise, training, education and personal characteristics; attests to the strength of the proposed idea; identifies areas for growth and development and includes a commitment to serve as a mentor.
- C.V. in NIH biosketch format for self-selected mentor — Use the NIH Biographical Sketch Format Page (non-fellowship) template. The final biosketch must be no longer than five pages.
- (SOME APPLICATIONS ONLY**) Letter of support from research mentor — Letter from applicant's research mentor that references the quality and impact of the project; evaluates the promise of the applicant’s aptitude for leadership based on expertise, training, education and personal characteristics; attests to the strength of the proposed idea; identifies areas for growth and development and includes a commitment to serve as a mentor. A research mentor is ONLY required if the self-selected mentor is not providing research expertise related to the fellowship project. Please contact hs-NurseLeaderFellows@ucdavis.edu with questions about whether a research mentor is needed.
- (SOME APPLICATIONS ONLY**) C.V. in NIH biosketch format for research mentor — Use the NIH Biographical Sketch Format Page (non-fellowship) template. The final biosketch must be no longer than five pages. Only needed if a research mentor is required.
- Project timeline (by quarter for three years) — Use the project timeline template (Word)
- Budget — Use budget template (Excel). Refer to the budget instructions for important details on preparing the budget. Please note: The budget template has been updated for the 2024 cohort recruitment period.
- Budget justification — Submit a narrative budget justification that explains the line items outlined in the budget. See the budget instructions for detailed information about what to include.
*Do not include additional materials outside these required elements. To ensure a fair and efficient review process, additional materials are not considered.
**Please contact hs-NurseLeaderFellows@ucdavis.edu if you have any questions about whether you need to provide information about a research mentor.
Step 5 — Look for an email confirming receipt of your PDF. If you do not receive an email confirmation, please contact the national program office at hs-NurseLeaderFellows@ucdavis.edu.
Sept. 22, 2023 — Applications open for the 2024 cohort
Nov. 23-24, 2023 — National program office is closed
Dec. 1, 2023 — Applications due by 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) (applications received after the deadline are not considered)
Week of Feb. 12, 2024 — Applicants are notified with their invitation to interview
Feb. 27-29, 2024 — Zoom interviews take place for 2024 cohort
Mid-May 2024 — Announce 2024 cohort
June 21, 2024 — Mandatory online orientation for 2024 cohort
July 1, 2024 — Program for 2024 cohort begins
Mid-July 2024 — Accepted fellows attend the mandatory, in-person convocation in Sacramento, California
Here are some tips and strategies for you to consider as you prepare an application:
- Reflect, share and request feedback about your leadership aspirations and potential to bring innovation to your leadership journey with trusted peers, mentors and multiple others in your professional and social networks. This trusted feedback can be helpful as you consider ways to refine and more clearly articulate your aspirations and innovation.
- Practice communicating your big-picture vision for an important health or health care issue, verbally and in writing, including a compelling description of how you plan to address this issue through your proposed fellowship project.
- Think globally about how the fellowship will advance your leadership and innovation.
- Share drafts and schedule time to discuss your application with your mentor and dean or chief nursing officer, along with a discussion of your strengths, successes and specific support needs.
- Ask for feedback from diverse stakeholders and viewpoints in your professional and social networks.