2015 Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice, USA

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2015 Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice, USA

Applications are invited for Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice for the academic year 2015-2016. Fellowships are open for mid-career health services researchers and practitioners from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom to spend up to 12 months in the United States, conducting original research and working with leading U.S. health policy experts.

  • Fellowships are awarded in Health Care Policy and Practice discipline. Fellows work with leading U.S. experts to study a critical issue on the health policy agenda in both the US and their home country.

  • Fellowships are available to mid-career professionals—academic researchers, clinicians, managers, government policymakers and journalists to apply for a unique opportunity to spend up to 12 months in the United States as a Harkness Fellow.

  • Commonwealth Fund, USA is providing these Fellowships.

Eligibility: All applicants must: Be citizens of Australia, Canada, France, Germany, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, or the United Kingdom. Applicants who are not citizens of the country in which they are applying must have permanent residency and have lived in that country for at least the last three years. Such applicants must also be committed to pursuing careers in the country from which they are selected.
-Show significant promise as a policy-oriented health services researcher or practitioner (clinician, health services manager, government official, or journalist);
-Have a demonstrated expertise in health policy issues and a track record of informing health policy through research, policy analysis, health services, or clinical leadership;
-Have a master’s degree or doctorate (or the equivalent thereof) in health care services, health policy research, or a related discipline, such as economics or political science (consideration may be given to candidates with a bachelor’s degree only, depending on work experience); and
-If academically based, be at a mid-career level (e.g., research fellow to senior lecturer).

  • This fellowship open to candidates from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

  • The Commonwealth Fund, among the first private foundations started by a woman philanthropist—Anna M. Harkness—was established in 1918 with the broad charge to enhance the common good. The mission of The Commonwealth Fund is to promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society’s most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, minority Americans, young children, and elderly adults. The International Program in Health Policy and Practice Innovations is dedicated to building an international network of policy-oriented health care researchers, sparking innovative health policy thinking and highlevel exchanges, and encouraging comparative research and collaboration.

  • Up to 14 Fellows are selected annually, typically one from Australia, one from Canada, one from France, two from Germany, two from the Netherlands, one from New Zealand, one from Norway, one from Sweden, and four from the United Kingdom.

  • Fellows are strongly encouraged to spend 12 months in the United States in order to have enough time to complete their projects and take full advantage of all the opportunities that are available. A minimum of 10 months’ tenure in the United States would be required.

  • The Harkness Fellowship awards up to US$119,000, which covers roundtrip airfare to the United States, a living allowance, funds for project-related travel, research, and conferences, travel to attend The Commonwealth Fund program of fellowship seminars, health insurance, and U.S. federal and state taxes. A family supplement (e.g. approximately $55,000 for a partner and two children up to age 18) is also provided to cover airfare, living allowance, and health insurance.

  • Candidates are selected based on their qualifications and leadership potential; their commitment to improving health care through research and practice; the quality of their research proposal; the relevance of their proposed research to the Fund’s areas of interest and to policy development in their home country; and the strength of their supporting letters.

  • Selection of new Harkness Fellows will be conducted on December 2015–January 2016.

How to Apply: All candidates must complete a formal application, including:
-Statement of professional objectives;
-Curriculum vitae;
-Preliminary proposal (up to five pages) for a policy-oriented research project that fits within the Fund’s national program areas;
-Letter of reference from the applicant’s department chair or from the director of his or her institution (more than one applicant may apply from the same institution. To see a copy of the letter that we will send as instructions for the institutional/organizational letter of reference,
-Three professional references from senior health policy researchers, policymakers, or senior level managers, who can comment on the applicant’s past work and the potential contribution of his or her proposed project. To see a copy of the letter that we will send as instructions for the professional letter of reference.
– Three published articles or reports.

The application deadlines are September 8, 2015 Deadline for receipt of applications from Australia and New Zealand November 16, 2015 Deadline for receipt of applications from Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

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