IHI Fellowship Program Scholarships

Scholarship applications are due by August 1, 2024. Scholarship applications are reviewed as a separate process from Fellowship program applications and are not taken into consideration during the program application review phase. Scholarship applications are formally reviewed if an applicant is recommended to be accepted.
We are pleased to offer several scholarship opportunities. Please be sure to read the criteria and instructions before applying.

Scholarship Overviews

The Berwick & Bisognano IHI Scholarship Fund for Emerging Leaders

The IHI Fellowship Program has long sought provocateurs, emerging health care leaders anxious to pursue better health care with a vision, passion, and commitment that is determined and unwavering, those who understand that if you want to change the world, the need is compelling, and the time is now.

To further our resolute commitment to equity and opportunity in health care, IHI has established the Berwick & Bisognano IHI Scholarship Fund for Emerging Leaders.

​​This scholarship fund is designed to support the mentoring, coaching, and development of health care leaders in quality and safety worldwide, with an intentional and singular focus on providing Fellowship access to leaders of color and those representing populations that have been historically overlooked and undervalued.

Donald Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP

Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP, KBE, is President Emeritus and Senior Fellow at IHI, which he co-founded and led as President and CEO for 19 years. He is one of the nation’s leading authorities on health care quality and improvement and served under President Obama as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Maureen Bisognano

Maureen Bisognano is President Emerita and Senior Fellow at IHI. She served as IHI’s President and CEO for five years following her role as Executive Vice President and COO for 15 years. Maureen is a prominent authority on improving health care systems, whose expertise has been recognized by her elected membership to the National Academy of Medicine (IOM), among other distinctions.

IHI gratefully acknowledges these organizations and individuals for their generous support of the Berwick & Bisognano Scholarship Fund for Emerging Leaders:

Founding Donors

  • Stephen and Lynn Swensen Charitable Fund
  • ​IHI Board-Directed Investment Fund

​Organizations and Individuals

  • The Commonwealth Fund
  • ​Northwell Health
  • ​NARBHA Institute
  • ​John A. Hartford Foundation
  • ​Rx Foundation
  • ​CRICO
  • ​Healthcare Financial Management Association
  • ​Maureen Bisognano and Chuck Neumann
  • ​Well Being Trust
  • ​National League for Nursing
  • Cambridge Health Alliance
  • ​Harry Hayman Foundation
  • ​Ann and Bob Blouin Charitable Fund
  • And many other generous individual contributors

Berwick & Bisognano IHI Scholarship Fund for Emerging Leaders Application

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Scholarship

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation will award two scholarships to IHI Fellowship Program applicants.

These scholarships are intended for applicants from a range of disciplines who have a demonstrated commitment to diagnostic excellence and, through the application process, also demonstrate that they will meaningfully benefit from this intensive quality, safety, and improvement experience. Individual applicants pursuing a Strategic Impact Project in Diagnostic Excellence are eligible to apply. As you are preparing your proposal, these resources may be helpful: https://www.improvediagnosis.org/foundational-readings/

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation scholarship criteria:

  • Successful candidates will have advanced training (MD, DO, advanced practice degree), doctoral/terminal degree in relevant discipline, or other significant qualifying experience) and possess a commitment to a career in improving diagnosis and addressing diagnostic error. Selection will be based on the candidate's qualifications and the quality of their proposed project.
  • Applicants should be a health care professional committed to a project to improve diagnostic excellence. Preference is generally given to US-based work; if otherwise, proposed projects should be relevant to the US health care system.
  • Candidate will have strong foundation knowledge and experience in quality, safety, and quality improvement capability.
  • Specific focus in pursuing a Strategic Impact Project in diagnostic excellence.

Visit the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation website to learn more about the Foundation and their Fellowship opportunities.

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Scholarship Application

IHI Need-Based Scholarship

There are a limited number of partial, need-based scholarships available annually. Need-based scholarships provide funds for applicants based on level of financial need.

IHI Need-Based Scholarship Application