Reminder: 2010-2011 Harkness Fellowships Open to Applicants
The 2010-11 Harkness Fellowships
are open to applicants from Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand,
Norway, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
The deadline for
receipt of applications is
September 15, 2009.
The Harkness Fellowships in Health
Care Policy and Practice provide a unique opportunity for
mid-career professionals—academic researchers, government policymakers,
clinicians, managers, and journalists—to spend up to 12 months in the United
States conducting a policy-oriented research study, working with leading U.S.
health policy experts, and gaining in-depth knowledge of not only the U.S.
health care system, but also the health care systems in the fellows' home
countries. Fellows also participate in a Fund-organized series of policy and
leadership seminars held throughout the year with U.S. health care leaders in
government, politics, health care organizations, and academia.
must demonstrate a strong interest in health policy issues and propose a study
that falls within the scope of the Fund's mission to support a
high-performing health care system, which includes improving health insurance
coverage and access, and the quality and efficiency of health care services.
A peer-reviewed journal article or policy report for health ministers and
other high-level policy audiences is the anticipated product of the
fellowship. Harkness Fellows have published their findings in leading
journals, including: BMJ,
Health Affairs, Health Policy, International Journal for Quality in Health
Care, New England Journal of Medicine, and Quality and Safety in Health Care.
fellowship provides up to $107,000 (U.S.) in support. A supplemental
allowance is provided to fellows accompanied by families.
details and the application form, please visit http://www.commonwealthfund.org/Fellowships/Harkness-Fellowships.aspx.
For further questions, contact Robin Osborn, vice president and director of
the International Program in Health Policy and Practice (Email: ro@...).