The VHA Innovation Ecosystem (VHA IE) Innovation Fellowship Program is a unique learning
opportunity for emerging leaders with a dynamic presence, passion for innovation, and vision
for the future.
Our Fellowship Opportunities
The Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR)
fellowship provides an opportunity for emerging leaders who are prepared to
implement innovation projects that leverage internal stakeholders and leaders at
their local institutions and beyond.
The Senior Innovation Fellowship (SIF)
provides an opportunity for accomplished leaders who are prepared to implement a
national scale project that leverages internal and external stakeholders throughout
the organization, government, academia, and industry with mature, large-scale
innovation projects that are ready to further deploy.
The MIT Catalyst Fellowship Program aims to spark innovative
and impactful solutions to address unmet medical and health care needs in VA.
Catalyst Fellows work to generate solutions using a needs-driven approach alongside
a collaborative, multidisciplinary, nationally networked community. Projects with
demonstrated potential for impact will establish longer-term efforts to realize
The VHA IE Fellowship program focuses on developing the thought leaders of tomorrow to enable
innovations that transform VA health care. During the year, Fellows are able to uncover
insights, collaborate to build networks, and foster change through idea sharing. By offering
emerging innovation leaders the opportunity to gain hands-on experience building solutions at
scale, this program is an incredible opportunity for VA innovators to develop professionally and
have a lasting impact on Veterans’ lives.
A call for applications will be offered annually for all Fellowship opportunities.
"The Fellowship Program has given VHA employees opportunities to implement wide-spread change across VHA by developing a thriving community of cross-sector leaders and fostering growth. Their actions inspire others to strive to innovate, collaborate, and accomplish more together for our Veterans."