Thank you for your interest in the UNC Faculty Development Fellowship. We are accepting applications for the 2019-2020 fellowship class.

Interested applicants should apply online. One letter of recommendation must be from your chair or program director for the year of your fellowship. The personal statement should be a one-to-two page document describing your career goals. In it, include the type of career you plan to pursue, teaching and scholarly interest, and how the Fellowship will contribute to achieving these goals.

Important Dates

  • Early-bird deadline is November 1, 2018
  • Early-bird admission decisions will be made by November 15, 2018
  • The deadline for final admission is February 1, 2019
  • Final decisions will be made by February 15, 2019

Session Dates

On-Site Sessions in Chapel Hill
Wednesday June 5, 2019- Friday June 14, 2019
Tuesday, September 24, 2019-Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Monday, March 2, 2020 – Friday, March 6, 2020
Monday, June 1, 2020 – Thursday, June 4, 2020


The UNC Faculty Development Fellowship seeks faculty from family medicine residency programs (including community and hospital-based residencies, university departments of family medicine, and military programs) who:

  • are residency-trained family physicians in their early years of full-time faculty work. Third-year residents who will be serving in a faculty role after graduation may apply, but preference is given to family physicians already serving in a faculty role at the time of application.
  • plan a career in academic family medicine
  • have demonstrated interest and willingness to complete scholarly projects that require a substantial time commitment in addition to the time spent in Chapel Hill.

While the fellowship experience is most valuable for those faculty who have completed at least a year in the faculty role prior to the start of the fellowship, any family physician in a faculty position involving teaching residents or medical students is welcome to apply. We also generally limit a residency program to one fellow per year.

Required resources

Fellows and/or their home programs are asked to contribute the following resources:

  • Tuition for the year-long program: Tuition is $12,500 provided all application materials are completed by February 1, 2019. For any applications completed after February 1, the tuition is $13,000. This tuition includes all program/curriculum materials, access to online resources, individual consultations with faculty, mentoring sessions, UNC library privileges, some meals, attendance at visiting professor workshops, and networking opportunities with past fellows. Please note: The UNC Department of Family Medicine strives to provide opportunities to individuals and programs regardless of their financial situation. A limited number of scholarships are available to cover a portion of the tuition. Please contact for more information.

  • Travel Costs: Travel, food, transportation and lodging for four sessions in Chapel Hill. A special price has been negotiated for fellows who choose to stay at the Residence Inn-Chapel Hill.

  • Release Time: For on-site sessions in Chapel Hill and time between sessions to complete assignments and participate in conference calls and online collaborative work is encouraged.