The Post-Graduate Fellowship (PGF) is an intensive training program that provides opportunities for self-directed research and interdisciplinary collaboration in health metrics. Strong candidates for this 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.
The purpose of the fellowship is to:
- Enhance skills in conducting in-depth, methodological research on a variety of global health topics with mentoring from faculty and researchers who are the leading minds in their fields.
- Advance knowledge of quantitative analytical methodologies and their applications to global health.
- Develop understanding of the current global health landscape and its challenges.
- Strengthen the ability to design and implement research projects and mentor junior researchers.
- Prepare fellows for future positions in academia, national health agencies, international organizations, and foundations.
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.
Eligibility and application information
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.
Applications are due on November 1. Candidate selection includes phone interviews and in-person interviews held at IHME. Admissions decisions are made by the end of February for fellows that will join IHME the following fall.
Applications for the IHME Post-Graduate Fellowship include:
- A cover letter that includes your full contact information (address, phone number, and email); the name, affiliation, and full contact information of three references; and which of IHME’s research areas you are most interested in; how you learned about the program.
- Your curriculum vitae or resume.
- 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.
- Three letters of recommendation.
- 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.
- An English reprint of your most significant publication or research paper.
- Proof of proficiency in English for candidates whose native language is not English.
How to submit your application
Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application online starting August 1, 2011. If you are in a resource-poor setting or do not have internet access, applications can be mailed to:
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
University of Washington
Attention: PGF Program
2301 Fifth Ave., Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98121 USA