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Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellowship

Posted: 11/19/2018 (Employment)

Deadline January 07, 2019
Date Posted November 8, 2018
Type Post-doc
Salary 52000-54000
Employment Type Full-time

The Asia Health Policy Program at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) promotes comparative understanding of health and health policy in the Asia-Pacific region. From its inception, the program has been committed to fostering the next generation of Asia health policy researchers. Each year the program offers a postdoctoral fellowship position to a recent doctoral graduate.   The postdoctoral fellow participates in the program while undertaking original research on contemporary health or healthcare policy of high relevance to low- and middle-income countries in the Asia-Pacific region. We welcome fellowship applications by candidates from a variety of disciplines, such as public policy, public health, economics, demography, sociology, political science, anthropology, law, health services research, and related fields. Applicants from low-income or lower-middle-income countries in the Asia-Pacific receive priority, all else equal.   Appointments begin in the fall quarter of the academic year. The fellowships are limited to recent PhDs: applicants cannot be more than three years past the awarding of their doctoral degree when the fellowship starts. They must have degree conferral and approval no later than July 31 prior to the fellowship start date (that is, no later than July 31, 2019 for 2019-20 fellowships starting in fall 2019).   Postdoctoral fellows are required to be in residence for the duration of the appointment and to take part in program activities throughout the academic year. Fellows are also required to present their research findings in Center seminars and to participate in the Center’s publication program. The postdoctoral fellowship is a 10-month appointment with a salary rate of $52,000, or commensurate with Stanford policy, plus $2,000 for research expenses.   Application Process The deadline to apply to the 2019-20 Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellowship is Monday, January 7, 2019, at 11:59am Pacific Time. All application materials must be submitted by that time.   Required Application Materials, in PDF Format:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A short research statement (not to exceed six double-spaced pages) that describes the research and writing to be undertaken during the fellowship period—including the topic, methodology, contribution to the literature, and policy relevance—as well as the proposed publishable product.

Required Letters of Recommendation: Applicants should arrange for TWO (2) letters of recommendation to be emailed directly to Shorenstein APARC.   Address All Materials and Inquiries to: Lisa Lee Shorenstein APARC Stanford University Encina Hall, Room E301 Stanford, CA 94305-6055 650.725.2429  Note: Please be advised that Stanford University will close for winter break from December 24, 2018 to January 7, 2019, and response time to inquiries may be delayed.   Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its scholarly community. We welcome applications from women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research and teaching missions. Contact For questions about the Asia health policy postdoctoral fellowship and the fellowship application process, please contact Fellowship Coordinator Lisa Lee at   For information about being a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford, such as housing, cost of living, and other resources, please visit the website of Stanford’s Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.   For questions and information related to international scholars, please visit the website of Stanford’s Bechtel International Center.

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Deadline: 01/07/2019

Location: The Asia Health Policy Program, Stanford University