The Elizabeth Bear Education Leadership Fellowship is awarded to a certified nurse-midwife (CNM) or certified midwife (CM) pursuing a scientifically oriented doctoral or post-doctoral education program (i.e., PhD., ScD, DNSc, DrPH, etc.).
The purpose of this fellowship is to support midwives pursuing doctoral education that will prepare them for future faculty and academic leadership roles; with a preference for those pursuing careers in schools of nursing, midwifery, or public health, as well as those with career goals related to academic equity and diversification of the midwifery and nursing academic workforce.
Applicants are judged on professional and academic excellence; academic and leadership career plans; quality of a scholarly work sample; intended use of funds; plans for future contributions to ACNM, midwifery education, academia, and academic recommendations. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
This new fellowship is made possible through a generous gift from ACNM Past-President, Elizabeth "Betty" Bear, CNM, PhD, FACNM.
1946 ~ La Casita in Santa Fe, founded in a small house, and run by Catholic Maternity Institute medical mission Sisters and nurse-midwives, Theophane Shoemaker and Helen Herb.