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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Concordia University School of Law

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Harvard Center Announces Fellowship Openings

We've received the following fellowship announcement from Alex Boni-Saenz, a law student at Harvard:

The Petrie-Flom Center - Fellowship Program
The Petrie-Flom Center Announces its 2006-2007 Fellowship Program for post-graduate and mid-career fellows.

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, from law and graduate students to scholars and practitioners who are experts in their fields.

Post-Graduate and Mid-Career Fellows
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. The first group of up to five post-graduate fellows will start in September 2006, followed by a second group in September 2007.

Program: The Petrie-Flom Post-Graduate 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 similar 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. Fellows will be provided with office space, library privileges, appointment fees, health benefits, a research budget, and a salary of up to $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 and 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: If you plan to apply for a fellowship starting in September 2006, please submit an Application Cover Sheet and download a copy of the Call for Applications (PDF) that contains additional information about the application process.

The website for the Center is: and the website for the fellowship program is[tm]

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