University of Washington Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation Post-Graduate Fellowships (PGF) for International Applicants

Call for Applications:
Post-Graduate Fellowships

Course(s) Offered: Health & related fields
Course Level: Research fellowships
Provider: IHME
Country to Study in: USA

Scholarship Description
The Post-Graduate Fellowship (PGF) at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an intensive training program that provides opportunities for self-directed research and interdisciplinary collaboration in health metrics.

Strong candidates for the PGF program have graduate-level training in quantitative methodology from one of the following areas: health policy, economics, mathematics, computer science, statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology, health services, demography, engineering, physics, medical sciences, or other related fields.

The PGF program combines academic research, education and training, and professional work with progressive, on-the-job training and mentoring from an accomplished group of professors and researchers. It is open to national and international candidates that have received their PhD or MD/ equivalent degree.

In order to be considered for a Post-Graduate Fellowship, candidates must have the following:
  • PhD or MD.
  • Strong quantitative background.
  • Advanced research experience, especially with data analysis and statistical methods.
Selection criteria:
Candidate selection includes phone interviews and in-person interviews held at IHME.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries

Participating Institutions
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; USA

Fields of study
IHME fellows work to support the Institute’s core research to answer these three critical questions: What are the major health problems? How well is society addressing these problems? How do we best dedicate resources to maximize health improvement? To achieve that end, fellows will work in one or two of the following research areas:
  • Measuring Health
  • Tracking Performance
  • Maximizing Impact
  • Innovative Measurement Systems
Number of awards
The number of Fellows hired for each cohort varies depending on funding as well as the research and project needs of IHME

Sponsorship duration
Fellows are appointed for one year beginning in September, with the possibility of renewal for a second year upon mutual agreement.

Scholarship benefits
The salary is $50,000 USD. As University of Washington employees, fellows are eligible for an insurance benefits package that includes a choice of several medical and dental insurance plans, life insurance, long-term disability, and retirement benefits.

Fellows receive training through on-the-job research, methods workshops, access to University of Washington courses, and on-site lectures and seminars. Fellows contribute directly to IHME’s research agenda through their involvement in research teams, development of new methods, and managing and driving research projects to meet deliverables.

Method of Application
Applications for the IHME Post-Graduate Fellowship include:
  1. A cover letter that includes:
    Your full contact information (address, phone number, and email).
    The name, affiliation, and full contact information of three references.
    Which of IHME’s research areas you are most interested in.
    How you learned about the program.
  2. Your curriculum vitae or resume.
  3. A personal statement describing your interest in IHME and your professional and academic interests and objectives. Personal statements should be between 750 and 1,000 words.
  4. Three letters of recommendation.
  5. The educational transcript from your highest degree attained. If your transcripts are not in English, please also provide a listing of all coursework with grade and credit hour information.
  6. An English reprint of your most significant publication or research paper.
  7. Proof of proficiency in English for candidates whose native language is not English. Candidates who have completed a degree wholly in English can provide a copy of their degree. All other candidates should send a copy of their scores on an approved English language test like the Princeton Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the British Council International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
Applicants are encouraged to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, please mail your application to the address below:

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
University of Washington
Attention: PGF Program
2301 Fifth Ave., Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98121 USA

All applications are due on November 1 2013.

Admissions decisions are made by the end of February for fellows that will join IHME the following fall. The purpose of the fellowship is to prepare fellows for future positions in academia, national health agencies, international organizations, and foundations.

Application Deadline: 1 November 2013
Open to International students: Yes

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