Application Deadline: December 31st 2021

The Takemi Program in International Health seeks to improve health and health systems around the world by welcoming mid-career health professionals and scholars to the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health to conduct path breaking research and develop their leadership skills.

Takemi Fellows examine problems of mobilizing, allocating, and managing scarce resources to improve health, and of designing effective strategies for disease control and prevention and health promotion, with a focus on low and middle-income countries.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants should be mid-career researchers who have completed graduate degrees, published in internationally recognized journals, and demonstrated potential leadership capacity in their home countries.
  • They are expected to show strong promise and appropriate preparation (including facility in English) to enable them to fully benefit from the experience. Further, they are expected to have made, or intend to make, a commitment to a career in health for which participation in the Program will be of significant value.
  • Applications may come from any relevant discipline or profession (e.g., medicine, law, public health, economics, management, and social sciences).

Application Process:

Please note that the Takemi Program does not provide funding. Should you be accepted into the Program, Fellows are expected to begin their appointments on August 1 for 11 months. We encourage applicants to review the list of funding sources past fellows have found useful here . Below are estimated costs for the 2021–2022 Fellowship year.

The application contains the following components:

  1. Eligibility Questionnaire
  2. Proof of English Language Proficiency (PDF Upload) We accept TOEFL/IELTS. If you have attended an University in which English is the language of instruction, you can include a copy of your transcript.
  3. Statement of Interest (PDF Upload) We would like to know why you interested in the Takemi Program. We would like to learn more about your motivation for pursuing this opportunity. How will the program contribute to your professional life? What do you think you can contribute to the Program? Why do you think you would be successful in the Program? What do you hope to get from the Program? What are your plans after completing the Program?
  4. Basic Information
  5. Education and Professional Experiences
  6. CV (PDF Upload)
  7. Research Proposal (PDF Upload) Please note that data should be collected and ready for analysis before arriving to the Program. Please list the title of your research proposal and upload a PDF version. The full proposal should be no more than 5 pages (excluding the title page and references), single spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font. The Proposal must include the following (page length is only a suggestion):
    • Title page
    • Summary of the proposed project including a brief statement of specific aims and objectives and potential significance of the research (1/2 page)
    • Specific aims (1/2 to 1 page)
    • Background and significance (1/2 to 1 page)
    • Data sources (1/2 to 1 page)
    • Research design and methods (2 pages)
    • References
  8.  Publication List (PDF Upload)
  9. Document Published in English (PDF Upload)
  10. References You must provide three references who are willing to submit letters of recommendation on your behalf. Once you complete the form as part of the application, an email will be generated and sent to your references.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Takemi Fellowship 2022/2023

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