Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellowship

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Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellowship

Developing a global community of experts on health and health policy in the Asia-Pacific region

Call for Applications

We invite applications for the 2022-23 Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellowship. The 2022-23 fellow will be eligible for a two-year fellowship if the applicant presents a compelling proposal for hosting AHPP events in the first year. The application deadline is Monday, January 3, 2022. Scroll down for details about the application process.

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.
The postdoctoral fellowship at APARC allowed me to connect with other researchers working on similar issues. It was a very productive year: I received excellent feedback on my work and started two projects jointly with other fellows.
Margaret Triyana
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Notre Dame and Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellow, 2013-14

Application Process

Applications for the 2022-23 Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellowship are open from September 14, 2021 through January 3, 2022.
 

Required Application Materials, in PDF Format:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A 2-page AHPP 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..

Required Letters of Recommendation:

Applicants should arrange for TWO (2) letters of recommendation to be emailed directly to Shorenstein APARC.
 
Submit all your application materials and arrange for two letters of recommendation to be emailed directly to Lisa Lee at llee888@stanford.edu The deadline to apply is Monday, January 3, 2022.
 
Note: Please be advised that Stanford University will close for winter break from December 20, 2021 to January 2, 2022, and response time to inquiries during this period 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 llee888@stanford.edu.
 
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.

 

Meet Our Postdoctoral Fellow

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Radhika Jain

Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellow, 2019-22
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Radhika Jain

Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellow, 2019-22

Fellow Spotlight

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Meet Our Alumni


2018-19
Sarita Panday
Current Institution: University of Sheffield | Read our Q&A

2017-18
Natt Hongdilokkul 
Current Institution: British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

2016-17
Kim Ngan Do
Current Institution: SPHERE (Social Policy and Health Economics Research and Evaluation) Institute/ Acumen, LLC

2015-16
Darika Saingam
Current Institution: Prince of Songkla University, Thailand

2014-15
Pham Ngoc Minh
Current Institution: Curtin University, Australia
Phyu Phyu Thin Zaw
Current Institution: Oxford Policy Management, Yangon

2013-14
Margaret Triyana
Current Institution: University of Notre Dame

2012-13
Marjorie Pajaron
Current Institution: University of the Philippines

2011-12
Ang Sun
Current Institution: Renmin University of China
Siyan Yi
Current Institution: National University of Singapore

2010-11
Qiulin Chen
Current Institution: Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

2009-10
Brian Chen
Current Institution: University of South Carolina

2008-9
Young Kyung Do
Current Institution: Seoul National University College of Medicine