Applications open for 2020-21 Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice

The Commonwealth Fund and New Zealand's Ministry of Health, as co-sponsors, are calling for applications for the 2020-21 Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice.

Recipients of these prestigious Fellowships are placed with leading experts at organisations such as Harvard University, Stanford University, Kaiser Permanente and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement to study things that support a high performing health care system. The aim is to produce the next generation of health policy leaders in participating countries.

Promising mid-career professionals - government policymakers, academic researchers, clinical leaders, health care system managers and journalists - are invited to apply for this unique opportunity to spend 10 months in the United States as a Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice.

Each New Zealand Harkness Fellowship provides up to US$113,000 in support, which covers the airfares, living allowance, project-related travel and travel to fellowship seminars, health insurance and US federal and state taxes. For families, US health insurance and a US$15,000 travel supplement will be provided.

October 7, 2019 is the deadline for receipt of applications from New Zealand.

For more information visit the Harkness Fellowship website.

On July 18 at 11.00am (NZST) there will be informal webinar featuring Fellowship Director Robin Orsborn and New Zealand Harkness Fellow Juliet Rumball-Smith.

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