2011-12 Harkness Fellowships Open to Applicants

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<strong>The 2011-12 Harkness Fellowships are open to applicants from Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. <br />The deadline for receipt of applications is September 13, 2010 </strong>
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<br />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 held throughout the year with U.S. health care leaders in government, politics, health care organizations, and academia. <br /><br />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. Harkness Fellows have published their findings in leading journals, including: <em>BMJ, Health Affairs, Health Policy, International Journal for Quality in Health Care, New England Journal of Medicine,</em> and<em> Quality and Safety in Health Care</em>. <br /><br />Each fellowship provides up to $107,000 (U.S.) in support. A supplemental allowance is provided to fellows accompanied by families. <br /><br />For details and the application form, please visit <a href="/Fellowships/Harkness-Fellowships.aspx">http://www.commonwealthfund.org/Fellowships/Harkness-Fellowships.aspx</…;. For further questions, please contact Robin Osborn, vice president and director of the International Program in Health Policy and Practice (E-mail: <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a&gt;). <br /><br /></p>