Health Policy Fellowship guidelines now available; competition launches week of Sep. 12

15 August 2016

Post-doctoral researchers planning to apply to MSFHR’s 2017 Health Policy Fellowship Program are now able to review the competition guidelines.

Applications to the Health Policy Fellowship Program are scheduled to open the week of September 12. As part of MSFHR’s commitment to providing advance notice of program details and timelines, the following documents are also available at this time:

The MSFHR Health Policy Fellowship is a salary award for post-doctoral fellows engaged in health research who are interested in preparing for careers in a variety of health research and research user roles. Fellows will undertake short-term six to 12 month policy assignments in the BC Ministry of Health or one of the province’s health authorities. These placements may be separate from or complementary to a fellow’s current academic research program.

Please note that specific policy assignments are currently under development and will be posted the week of September 12.

The 2017 Health Policy Fellowship competition is the first of MSFHR’s new suite of funding programs to launch. The purpose of this program is to foster positive and constructive exchanges between health researchers and health system decision-makers in order to bridge the gap between the worlds of academic research and health policy.

MSFHR is also preparing to open competitions this fall for the inaugural Convening and Collaborating Awards, 2017 Scholar Program, and 2017 Health Professional Program. A summary of provisional launch dates is available here.