The G. Richard Smith, MD, Fellowship in Health Services and Policy Research is a 12-month, full-time experience available to either post-doctoral graduates or PhD candidates at the dissertation stage of program completion. The ideal recipient will be an early career health services research professional (preferably with research design and statistical analytic skills), and the tenure of the fellowship will be pursued on-site, at ACHI, in Little Rock. The fellowship will consist of experiential learning, working on ACHI-specific projects, and pursuit of an independent year-long project that aligns with ACHI paths of research inquiry.
As a member of ACHI during the fellowship tenure, fellows will have access to years of seminal research and policy data and experienced analytic support to help effectively incorporate and link data to address proposed research questions. To disseminate project findings, fellows will commit to submitting at least one manuscript for peer-review during the tenure of the fellowship.
Submission must contain:
- A personal statement
- The applicant’s curriculum vitae
- A 1,000-word description of the proposed project
- Two letters of recommendation from instructors or supervisors with knowledge of the applicant’s background and training (please email letters only to email@example.com with a reference to applicant’s submission)
Applications for the inaugural fellowship are currently being accepted through May 15, 2022.