About the Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellowship
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 from candidates studying evidence-based health policy using a variety of disciplinary perspectives, such as public policy, public health, economics, demography, sociology, political science, anthropology, law, medicine, health services research, and related fields. Applicants from low-income or lower-middle-income countries in the Asia-Pacific receive priority, all else equal. We are seeking a recent PhD with experience working in policy and/or undertaking policy-related fieldwork before or during their doctoral studies and who is eager to help curate a series of interesting seminars or webinars about health policy across the region.
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 (or no more than six years past the awarding of their M.D.) when the fellowship starts. They must have degree conferral and approval no later than June 30 prior to the fellowship start date (that is, no later than June 30, 2022 for 2022-23 fellowships starting in fall 2022).
The 2022-23 AHPP postdoctoral fellow is required to be in residence for the duration of the appointment and to organize and host 4-6 webinars or hybrid colloquia with invited speakers or panelists discussing topics on Asia health policy during the 2022-23 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 at minimum a 10-month appointment with a salary rate of $60,000, or commensurate with Stanford policy, plus $2,000 for research expenses.
The 2022-23 AHPP postdoctoral fellow will be eligible for a two-year fellowship if the applicant presents a compelling proposal for hosting AHPP events in the first year. Please see our 2020-21 webinar series
for examples. Applicants must submit a 2-page proposal for organizing a series of AHPP hybrid events in 2022-23, with examples of topics and speakers you plan to invite, and a discussion of how a two-year appointment would support your research and career goals.