The Commonwealth Fund's Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice provide a unique opportunity for individuals who are committed to advancing health care policy and practice to spend a year in the United States conducting internationally comparative research with mentorship from leading U.S. experts. Alongside their research, Fellows engage in a series of leadership development activities, gain an in-depth understanding of the U.S. health care system and policy landscape, and build a network for cross-national exchange and collaboration. The program is open to eligible individuals from the following countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, and the United Kingdom.
2022–23 Program Update: The 2022–23 Harkness Fellowship application will be open June 30 through November 1, 2021, for qualified individuals from France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, and the United Kingdom.* The application can be accessed here beginning June 30, 2021.
* Due to the pandemic, for 2022–23 we are not accepting applications from Australia or Canada. We encourage interested individuals from these countries to join our email list to receive updates on the 2023–24 application cycle.