Friday, June 24, 2011

2012-13 Harkness Fellowship

This is a great opportunity for health care professionals in the countries mentioned:

2012-13 Harkness Fellowships Open to Applicants

The 2012–13 Harkness Fellowships are open to applicants from Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
The deadline for receipt of applications is September 12, 2011.

The Commonwealth Fund's 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 Commonwealth Fund-organized series of policy and leadership seminars.

Applicants must demonstrate a strong interest in health policy issues and propose a study that falls within the scope of The Commonwealth Fund's mission to support a high-performing health care system, which includes improving health insurance coverage and access as well as 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. Each fellowship provides up to $107,000 (U.S.) in support, with a supplemental allowance provided to fellows accompanied by families.

For details and the application form, please visit For further questions, please contact Robin Osborn, vice president and director of the International Program in Health Policy and Innovation (ro [at] cmwf [dot] org).

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