Job Description: The Commonwealth Fund’s Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice provide a unique opportunity for mid-career health services researchers and practitioners from Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, 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.
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);
* 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.
Candidates are encouraged to structure projects around topics presented in the Fund’s List of Suggested Projects for Harkness Fellows in Health Care Policy and Practice, or to propose original ideas on other topics relevant to the Fund’s work.
Application Deadline September 13, 2010