The Commonwealth Fund Announces the 2010-11 Harkness Fellowships

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<strong>The 2010-11 Harkness Fellowships are open to applicants from Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. </strong>
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<strong>The deadline for receipt of applications is <br />September 15, 2009. </strong>
<p align="left">The <strong>Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice </strong>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. </p>
<p align="left">Applicants 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: <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></p>
<p align="left">Each fellowship provides up to $107,000 (U.S.) in support. A supplemental allowance is provided to fellows accompanied by families.</p>
<p align="left">For details and the application form, please visit <a title="…; href="/Fellowships/Harkness-Fellowships.aspx"></…;. For further questions, contact Robin Osborn, vice president and director of the International Program in Health Policy and Practice (Email: <a title="mailto:[email protected]&quot; href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a&gt;).</p>