PGDA Fellowship

**PGDA is not currently accepting post doctoral fellowship applications.**

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Economics and Demography of Aging

Qualified applicants are sought for one year post-doctoral fellowships in the Economics and Demography of Aging to begin September 2013. The successful post-doctoral fellows will continue his/her training through a one-year fellowship (with the possibility of a second year) at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies and the Department of Global Health and Population. They will work directly on projects with faculty members and will also be expected to develop their own research agenda. Research should fit into one of the program’s themes:

  • Measurement of the global pattern of disease, mortality, and morbidity in aging populations
  • Social determinants of population health and aging
  • Economics of Medicare
  • Demographic and economic consequences of global aging
  • Migration and aging

Fellows usually undertake some field work in developing countries. Fellows may be permitted to undertake a small amount of teaching.

Eligibility: Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. in a related discipline (or expect to receive a Ph.D. by September 2013). Experience of field work is desirable. Fellows will be selected on the basis of their academic achievement and promise, regardless of nationality. Qualified women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Salary: $60,000. In addition to the annual salary, fellows will have access to a small research fund and a full range of university resources including benefits.

Applications: Interested applicants should submit complete applications:

  • a cover letter applying for the position and setting out:
    – the PGDA research theme the applicant would like to pursue
    – which Harvard faculty member they might work with
    – a statement of their personal research plans

  • a curriculum vita
  • graduate transcripts (with course work grades)
  • a sample of published or unpublished work (journal length article)

Applicants should ask three referees to write or email independently to:
Donna DiBartolomeo
PGDA Program Coordinator
Harvard School of Public Health
Department of Global Health and Population
665 Huntington Avenue
Building 1, Room 1104
Boston, MA 02115, USA

Please send complete documents via email to and include “Post-Doctoral Fellowship” in the subject line of your email. Incomplete applications will be disregarded. If you are unable to send us your materials via email, you may send them by mail the address above. The deadline for applications is TBD.

**PGDA is not currently accepting post doctoral fellowship applications.**

Qualified minority, or first generation, college graduates are encouraged to apply simultaneously for a Yerby Fellowship from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Further Information: Applicants seeking further information should contact Maria Joy with questions at