Postgraduate Fellowship for US and International Applicants at IHME in USA, 2014

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Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is funding postgraduate fellowship in USA. This fellowship combines academic research, education and training and professional work with progressive on-the-job training and mentoring from group of professors and researchers. US and international applicants that have received their PhD or MD/ equivalent degree are eligible to apply for this fellowship. English language proficiency is required. Online application must be submitted by November 1.. 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 prepare fellows for future positions in academia, national health agencies, international organizations, and foundations: 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, prepare scientific manuscripts for publication in international journals, and mentor junior researchers. Build skills in federal and foundation grant proposal development and submission..  Post-Graduate Fellowship (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 research areas of this scholarship are: 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.
Who can apply to this scholarship? 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.
· 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, specifically:
· The Princeton Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): For the paper
· based test, minimum overall score of 600, including a minimum score of 5.0 in the test of written English; for the computer
· based test, minimum overall score of 250, including a minimum score of 5.0 in the test of written English; for the Internet
· based test, a minimum overall score of 100, including a minimum score of 24 in the test of written English.
· The British Council International English Language Testing System (IELTS): A minimum score of 7.0 overall, including a minimum score of 7.0 in the written component.
Benefits of the scholarship: 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.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: Post-Graduate Fellows are appointed at IHME for one year beginning in September, with the possibility of renewal for a second year upon mutual agreement.
Number of scholarships:  The number of Fellows hired for each cohort varies depending on funding as well as the research and project needs of IHME.

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