Agents of Change (AoC) Merck Fellows Program Renewals

Updates [Fall 2023]:
* Deadlines for renewals
* Competitive Renewals
* Limited awards per term

What is it? 

  • New for the 2023-2024 program year:  As we have a limited budget for the program year and increased interest in this fellowship program, applications for each term is a competitive process.  No priority will be given for renewal or new applications. Fellows who maintain eligibility can be funded for up to a total of 1 year, or 3 terms, if successfully awarded after each new/renewal application.  As with previous terms, we are not able to guarantee funding of renewal applications each term. *Please note that award amounts each term can change developing on the budget availability.* 


  • To be eligible for renewal you must complete the requirements of the previous term. 

  • Participate in one AoC Workshop (Async and zoom options available)  

  • Complete 4 reflections through iLearn  

  • Complete a final reflection 

How to Renew

  • You will need to complete all the requirements and expectations from your previous term 

  • Please have your mentor complete this renewal form 

  • In your culminating reflection, you will be asked to complete some additional questions as part of the renewal application

    • Renewal awards are dependent on funding availability.


  • All requirements and faculty renewal forms must be received by the following dates to be considered for renewal:  

    • Fall 2023: Oct 16th