Agents of Change (AoC) Merck Fellows Program Renewals

Update [March 14, 2024]: Second round now open
We are opening a second round of applications for the Spring 2024 semester. We are accepting applications until April 1st.

All materials due April 1st 11:59p

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 
  • Complete your culminating for renewals 
  • Complete renewal application and provide your mentor's contact information. This will automatically send them the link to the mentor renewal form when you submit your application. 
  • Renewal awards are competitive and dependent on funding availability.   


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

    • Spring 2024: April 1st 11:59p