Fellow - NAM-HKU Fellowship in Global Health Leadership

  • Scholarships / Fellowships
  • Posted on 1 September 2020
  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong | Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
  • Closing on 30 November 2020

Job Description

NAM-HKU​ Fellowship in Global Health Leadership

Nurturing Future Global Health Leaders

Calling for applications from early to mid-career scholars

Application deadline: 30 November 2020 (Mon) (Hong Kong time)


This fellowship scheme aims to provide a two-year training for early to mid-career scholars to learn and work at HKU School of Public Health and the U.S. National Academy of Medicine in areas under the umbrella of global health leadership. The fellowship programme will initially run for three years, with one Fellow to be selected each year from 2019 onwards.

About the Programme

The two-year Fellowship shall include:

- scholarship to undertake the Master of Public Health programme, on either part-time or full-time basis, at The University of Hong Kong, Asia’s Global University and the oldest university in Hong Kong

- a three-month stay at the U.S. National Academy of Medicine (NAM), Washington, D.C, each year for two consecutive years, during which time the Fellow will learn and collaborate with an appropriate Board/Expert Committee/Roundtable, and be supported by a faculty mentor who is a member of NAM

- roundtrip airfare and accommodation for the two three-month stays at NAM

- attachment at HKU School of Public Health, which has an internationally recognized track record of innovative and ground breaking research in public health, and a leader in postgraduate and professional education and training in public health in Asia

Eligibility Criteria

The Fellowship welcomes applications from early to mid-career scholars from all over the world, with particular attention to scholars from Asia-Pacific region. Candidates must:

- be fluent in English

- have a graduate degree (i.e. either a master or a doctoral degree) and completed their post-degree work 2-10 years ago

- have a demonstrated interest and commitment in fields such as global health policy; governance; diplomacy; sustainable development; healthy cities; health equity; health systems and economics; or related areas

Key Dates

Application deadline: 30 November 2020 (Mon) (Hong Kong time)

Announcement of results: Late March 2021*

First visit to Washington: To be determined

Commencement of HKU MPH studies: Fall 2021*

* Tentative

Application Procedures

Candidates are required to submit a completed application form available at https://sph.hku.hk/en/nam-hkufellows/, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, three letters of reference together with any other relevant supporting documents by email to namhku@hku.hk, or by post to “School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, G/F, Patrick Manson Building (North Wing), 7 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong” by 30 November 2020 (Hong Kong time).

More information of the Fellowship scheme is available at https://sph.hku.hk/en/nam-hkufellows, or you may contact Ms Yanki Wong at namhku@hku.hk or (852) 3917 9044​ for further inquiries.

About the Organization

The School of Public Health, LKS Faculty of Medicine of The University of Hong Kong has a long and distinguished history in public health education and high impact research. With world leading research in infectious diseases as well as on non-communicable diseases of both local and global importance, the School has made significant contributions through its research and advocacy to improve the health of populations and individuals, both locally and globally. The School is a leading research and teaching hub in public health on influenza and other emerging viruses, control of non-communicable and infectious diseases, tobacco control, air pollution, psycho-oncology, behavioural sciences, exercise science, life-course epidemiology, and health economics, health services planning and management. This work has informed international (e.g. the US Food and Drug Administration, Health Canada, the World Health Organization), national and local public health policies.

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