Takemi Fellowship 2018/2019 at the Harvard T.H. Chan School For International students. Fully Funded


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:

  • Have completed a graduate degree

  • Have significant work and research experience, including publications in internationally recognized journals

  • Have demonstrated potential leadership capacity in their home countries

  • Strong promise and appropriate preparation (including facility of English)

  • 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).

Program Structure

Takemi Fellows work independently, under the supervision of their advisor (a member of the Harvard faculty), and the Takemi Program Director, Michael Reich, and Executive Director, Jesse Bump.

Over the course of the Program, Fellows are expected to:

  • Meet regularly with their faculty advisor to receive feedback on their project and assistance with their progress.

  • Attend and participate in the Takemi Program weekly seminar

  • Present research progress throughout the year via scheduled Preliminary, Mid-year, and Final presentations

  • Submit a final paper of publishable quality before departing

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