SUBMISSION DEADLINE JANUARY 15, 2017
Planetary health is an interdisciplinary field focused on understanding and quantifying the human health impacts of the accelerating transformation of most of Earth’s natural systems including the climate system, land use and land cover, marine systems, biogeochemical cycles, changes in the community composition of plant and animal communities and others (for more details, see The Rockefeller Foundation-Lancet Commission Report on Planetary Health). With support from The Rockefeller Foundation, the Planetary Health Alliance (PHA) at Harvard University has created The Rockefeller Foundation Planetary Health Fellows program to enable recent doctorate recipients to use and expand Harvard’s extraordinary resources to tackle complex planetary health issues. The RFPH Fellows will work for two years with Harvard faculty members in any school or department to create new knowledge while also strengthening connections across the University’s academic disciplines. Examples of ongoing work in this field can be found on the websites of the PHA Director, Sam Myers, or the Associate Director, Chris Golden.
The fellowship includes a salary of $60,000 per year and employee health insurance eligibility. Additional funding is available for professional development and other related expenses. The PHA expects to award two fellowships for the 2017 cohort (its second year). The PHA will organize a co-curricular program to ensure that the fellows get to know each other and each other’s work, though both formal and informal gatherings. We will require that 15% of each fellow’s effort will be allocated to activities that support the development of the PHA (online journal club, electronic digest of literature, annual convening, etc.). The fellowship is a residential fellowship and the fellow is expected to be present in Cambridge for the entire period of the fellowship with the possible exception of brief field visits. Each fellow must identify a faculty sponsor from any of Harvard’s schools or departments that is willing to host the fellow. We anticipate that the mentors will be active participants in the research activities.
1. Please complete and combine the below-listed documents as one PDF file labeled as “LastName_FirstName_PHA”:
a) cover letter including the following information (see Appendix I)
b) curriculum vitae including list of publications.
c) detailed research proposal, maximum of five pages, references counted separately. Within the proposal, applicants should explain reasons for applying to a residential fellowship at Harvard.
d) up to three publications/writing samples.
2. Three letters of reference, including one from the applicant’s dissertation adviser.
3. Sponsorship letter from Harvard faculty host.
Referees should send their letters directly as PDFs to firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions: DEADLINE JANUARY 15th, 2017
We will notify applicants to confirm receipt of a complete application.
If you have questions about the fellowship or application process, please contact:
Amalia Almada, email@example.com
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