Applications are now open for IHME Post-Bachelor Fellowship 2020 in the USA. The Post-Bachelor Fellowship (PBF) is a structured health research program where individuals can apply their knowledge and passion to help advance the field of health metrics and accelerate global health progress. This fellowship provides a unique opportunity for recent college graduates with strong quantitative skills to train with faculty and senior researchers on a variety of public health projects.
The PBF program combines academic research, education, and professional work with progressive on-the-job training and mentoring from a renowned group of professors and researchers. Through research, training workshops, coursework, and field experience in developing countries, the program aims to produce the next generation of scholars and leaders in global health measurement and evaluation.
IHME Post-Bachelor Fellowship 2020 in the USA
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 get the maximum impact in improving population health in the future?
The PBF program requires a minimum two-year commitment, commencing with training and orientation in early September.
We welcome all majors and backgrounds to the Post-Bachelor Fellowship. Current PBFs hold degrees in a range of subjects including math, English, anthropology, psychology, and statistics.
Benefits of IHME Post-Bachelor Fellowship 2020 in the USA
- Post-Bachelor Fellows are eligible to pursue a fully-funded health metrics master’s degree through the University of Washington.
- Post-Bachelor Fellows apply to the master’s program in their first year at IHME and matriculate as graduate students in their second year.
- Fellows who wish to pursue the degree must meet departmental and UW Graduate School requirements. If fellows pursue the master’s degree, the PBF program can be extended through the third year.
- Fellows receive the following salary:
- First-year fellow: $47,484
- Second-year fellow: $51,276
- Third-year fellow: $52,812
- Fellows are eligible to apply for a fully-funded Health Metrics graduate program during the first year of the fellowship.
Eligibility for IHME Post-Bachelor Fellowship 2020 in the USA
- Bachelor’s degree (and no previous graduate-level training)
- Proven quantitative and analytical skills
- A strong interest in pursuing academic or professional careers related to population and global health
- These positions are open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents; H1B visa sponsorship is not available
- No background in global health or a related field is necessary
How to apply for the IHME Post-Bachelor Fellowship 2020 in the USA?
All applicants must complete the online application form. Additionally, applicants need to submit the following documents:
- Resume (two-page limit)
- Academic transcript
- One letter of reference from a professor/professional familiar with your coursework or research
- Analytical-thinking exercise (1 hour long)
- Brief goal statement (500-word maximum) on how your skills, experience, and long-term career goals contribute to your candidacy
- Brief personal statement (300-word maximum) in response to one of the three prompts below:
- To be successful, Post-Bachelor Fellows must be resilient and resourceful. Discuss a challenge or failure you have faced and how you have sought to embrace or overcome it. (300-word maximum)
- The IHME team is passionate and diverse. Describe your background, interest, hobby, or talent that is an important part of who you are. (300-word maximum)
- Post-Bachelor Fellows are constantly learning. Share an experience that led you to question one of your beliefs or ideas. What came of this experience? (300-word maximum)