Jerome H. Grossman M.D. Graduate Fellowships

Tackling the complex and critical challenges facing the United States health care system requires visionary leaders who combine knowledge and experience in the practice of medicine with the public leadership and policy analysis skills needed to drive change at the system level.

The Jerome H. Grossman M.D. Graduate Fellowship, made possible by a generous gift from the Grossman Family, honors the life and legacy of Dr. Grossman, who dedicated his career to strengthening health care delivery in the United States. The Fellowship supports talented physicians who share Dr. Grossman’s commitment and sense of urgency to bring meaningful change to the health care system by enabling them to pursue a two-year master’s degree in public policy or public administration (MPP or MPA2) at Harvard Kennedy School. Fellows are awarded full tuition, fees, and a living stipend for two years, as well as support to carry out summer internships. They are invited to participate in symposia, workshops, and other activities at Harvard that explore health care policy.

Grossman fellows are selected through a competitive process on the basis of commitment to shaping health care delivery policy in the United States. First preference is given to licensed physicians, although talented candidates who are concurrently pursing an M.D. may also be considered. 

Steps to Apply

  1. Apply to Harvard Kennedy School's MPP or MPA2 program. The deadline is December 4, 2017. Click here to start an application.
  2. After submitting an admission application, apply for financial aid on this website, indicating your interest in the Grossman Fellowship. The deadline is January 24, 2018.

Admission and financial aid decisions will be released in March 2018. 

More information about HKS fellowships can be found here. Student Financial Services can also be contacted with questions by email at or phone at (617) 495-1155.