HSPH Yerby Program Now Accepting Applications

The Harvard School of Public Health is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Yerby Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. This program is designed to increase diversity among individuals who wish to pursue academic careers in public health. Working closely with accomplished faculty mentors, Yerby fellows gain experience and skills in areas critical to success in an academic environment, with an emphasis on research, publication, and grant writing.

Applicants should be members of a minority group that is underrepresented in academic public health; individuals from other backgrounds that would contribute to academic diversity, including those with disabilities, will also be considered. Candidates must have received (or be about to receive) a doctoral degree in a relevant field. Online applications are now being accepted at https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/4917The application deadline is November 1, 2013.

This is an excellent opportunity for promising young scholars. We are requesting your help in forwarding this information about the fellowships to appropriate departments and offices within your school or organization, as well as to individual students whom you feel would be strong applicants to the program. More information can be found on our website at http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/faculty-affairs/yerby-postdoctoral-fellowship-program/. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Christina Burkot at 617-432-1018 or cburkot@hsph.harvard.edu.