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Fully Funded Commonwealth Harkness Fellowships

Fully Funded Commonwealth Harkness Fellowships

Fully Funded
Country: USA
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The fully funded Commonwealth Fund’s Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice provide a unique opportunity for mid-career health services researchers and practitioners to spend up to 12 months in the United States, conducting original research and working with leading U.S. health policy experts.

Fellows work with leading U.S. experts to study health care delivery reforms and critical issues on the health policy agenda in both the U.S. and their home countries. A rich program of seminars organized by the Fund throughout the year further enhances the fellowship experience.

What does the Fully Funded Commonwealth Harkness Fellowships cover?

The Harkness Fellowship Award provides up to the U.S. $130,000 in support. In general, the fellowship provides:

  • round-trip airfare to the United States
  • a fixed monthly stipend for the fellows’ living expenses in the United States
  • funds to attend The Commonwealth Fund program of fellowship seminars
  • funds for project-related travel and other research expenses, health insurance coverage while in the United States, and payment of U.S. federal and state withholding taxes.

Additionally, family supplement is available to fellows accompanied by a partner and/or children (approximately $60,000 for a partner and two children up to the age of 18).

Who are eligible for the Commonwealth Harkness Fellowships?

  • Be citizens of Australia, Canada, France, Germany, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Norway, or the United Kingdom. Moreover, non-citizens of the country may also apply for the fellowship. However, the applicants must have permanent residency and have lived in that country for at least the last three years. Such applicants must also demonstrate a commitment to pursue careers in their country of selection.
  • Show significant promise as a policy-oriented health services researcher or practitioner (clinician, health services manager, government official, or journalist);
  • Have a demonstrated expertise in health policy issues; also a track record of informing health policy through research, policy analysis, health services, or clinical leadership;
  • Have a master’s degree or doctorate in health care services, health policy research, or a related discipline; such as economics or political science
  • If academically based, be at a mid-career level (e.g., research fellow to senior lecturer).

How to apply the Commonwealth Harkness Fellowships?

To apply for the fully funded Commonwealth Harkness Fellowships, the candidates must complete a formal application. It should include a statement of personal objectives and a preliminary research proposal. Applicants must also submit three published articles or reports, as well as their CV. Finally, the applicants must also submit letters of recommendation, including an institutional letter of reference and organizational support and three professional letters of reference.


The deadline for the Australian and New Zealand citizens to apply for the Harkness Fellowship is September 6, 2019. While the candidates from Canada, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Norway, and the UK may apply for the fully funded Commonwealth Harkness Fellowship by Monday, November 11, 2019.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline11 November,2019
Open toAll Nationalities
OrganizerThe Commonwealth Fund
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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