The Center and Student Fellowship.
The Petrie-Flom Center is an interdisciplinary research program at Harvard Law School dedicated to the scholarly research of important issues at the intersection of law and health policy, including issues of health care financing and market regulation, biomedical research, and bioethics. The Student Fellowship Program is designed to support student research in those areas.
The student fellowship program is open to Harvard Law School students and students in other Harvard graduate programs who are interested in pursuing careers related to the Center’s subject areas and who are committed to undertaking a significant research project during the year of their fellowship.
Student fellows will conduct research projects designed to lead to publishable articles. Fellows are expected to produce at least on such paper by the end of the academic year. Papers written in connection with the fellowship can be used to satisfy the third-year written work requirement or other optional writing credit by prior arrangement with and final approval of a faculty advisor who has agreed to supervise a fellow’s work for this purpose.
Student fellows are required to enroll in the Health Law Policy Workshop. The workshop is intended to provide student fellows with opportunities to interact with leading scholars and academic fellows in the fields of health law and policy, with the expectation that these interactions will further enhance and inform their research and academic development. The Health Law Policy Workshop for 2012-13 is scheduled to take place on selected Mondays across the fall and spring semester from 5-7pm. Fellowship awardees will have priority enrollment.
Presentations and Events.
Student fellows will be expected to present their research to Center affiliates and faculty during two or three lunch sessions in the Spring semester. Student fellows may be asked to assist with panels and conferences presented by the Center during the academic year of their fellowship including organizing and reporting on events in the Center’s bi-annual newsletter.
The Center will award each fellow with a $1,500 stipend. The stipend paid at the end of the academic year, once all fellowship requirements (including submission of an acceptable paper) are completed. Additionally, fellows may be eligible to request additional funding to cover reasonable costs associated with their research projects (e.g., copying, publications, conference fees, travel).
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until June 10, 2012. Notifications of awards will be made by mid-summer.
To apply, email the following to kburroughs at law.harvard.edu:
1. Your curriculum vitae;
2. A proposal summarizing the research and writing you intend to accomplish (1500 word maximum); and
3. A digital copy of your most current transcript (which need not be official, but should include grades through the fall 2011 semester.)
For further questions, please contact:
Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics
Harvard Law School
23 Everett Street, Room 303
Cambridge, MA 02138
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