Petrie-Flom Fellowships – Information




The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics seeks distinguished candidates for its 2006-2007 post-graduate and mid-career fellowship program. PURPOSE: The Petrie-Flom Center is a new interdisciplinary research program at Harvard Law School dedicated to the scholarly research of important issues about the intersection of law and health policy, including issues of health care financing and market regulation, biomedical research, and bioethics. To ensure rich intellectual exchange and encourage the movement of top current and future scholars into issues of health care law and policy, the Center will sponsor research fellows at all stages of their academic and professional careers. Petrie-Flom Post-Graduate Fellows will be selected from among recent graduates and mid-career academics and practitioners who are committed to spending up to two years at the Center pursuing publishable research that is likely to make a significant contribution to the field of health law policy.

PROGRAM: Petrie-Flom fellowships are full-time, residential fellowships for two full years starting in September 2006. Fellows will devote their full time to research activities in furtherance of their own research proposals. No teaching obligations are associated with this fellowship, although teaching opportunities might be available to interested fellows with the Center’s permission. Fellows will be expected to attend and participate in research workshops on health law policy and other events designated by the Center, and to present their research at least once per year in one of a variety of forums, including academic seminars, speakers panels or conferences. They also will be expected to provide opportunities for interested students to consult with them about their areas of research.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Fellows will enjoy access to the full range of resources offered by Harvard University. Each fellow will be provided with office space, library privileges, appointment fees, health benefits, a research budget, and a salary of $60,000 per full year.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must hold a degree in law or some other graduate discipline that they intend to apply to issues of health law policy or bioethics. The Center particularly encourages applications by those who intend to pursue careers as law professors, but will consider any applicant who demonstrates an interest and ability to produce outstanding scholarship in the areas of health policy, biotechnology or bioethics during the term of the fellowship. Applicants will be evaluated by the quality and probable significance of their research proposals, and by their record of academic and professional achievement.

APPLICATION: Interested applicants should send the following materials to the Executive Director of the Petrie-Flom Center by January 16, 2006: 1. Application Cover Sheet (available at 2. Curriculum Vitae 3. Transcripts from college and any graduate schools attended. 4. Statement of Interest (no more than 500 words explaining your reasons for applying, your background and interest in health law policy, and your career goals) 5. Research Proposal (no more than 2,000 words describing your area of research and the writing you plan to accomplish) 6. A paper or other writing sample that demonstrates your writing and analytical abilities. 7. Letters of reference or contact information for three people who have agreed to serve as references.

Submit complete applications by January 16, 2006 to:

Barbara Fain, JD, MPPExecutive DirectorPetrie-Flom Center Health Law Policy, Bioethics and Biotechnology Harvard Law SchoolPound Hall, Room 410Cambridge, MA 02138

E-mail: petrie-flom@law.harvard.eduPhone: 617-496-3268

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