Pyle Fellowship

Call for Applications


The Department of Population Medicine is accepting applications for the Thomas O. Pyle Fellowship for the academic year beginning July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021. The Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation and Harvard University created the Fellowship in honor of Thomas Pyle, who was Chief Executive Officer of Harvard Community Health Plan for many years and a leader in the Harvard and Boston communities. The Fellowship is intended to support scholarly work that contributes to the development of health care policy at any of several levels --- public, organizational, or clinical.  The level of funding is based on the applicant’s experience and financial needs.

The Fellowship provides one year of salary support in accordance with the DPM Fellowship stipend scale; up to $5,000 for research-related expenses; and a professional allowance of $1500
. If there are additional salary requirements, please include this information in the application for consideration by the Committee.

We are dedicated to the goal of fostering a culturally diverse department committed to working in a multicultural environment. Candidates from underrepresented minority backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Eligibility
Physicians, post-doctorates, and Ph.D. candidates are eligible if they are committed to health services research, will perform the proposed fellowship work under the mentorship of a faculty member appointed in the Department of Population Medicine, and require funding to support an additional year of study or their first year as a faculty member. Candidates must have the support of DPM faculty mentor who has agreed to serve as their fellowship mentor before submitting an application. 

Application Requirements
Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a letter of no more than two pages describing plans for the fellowship year.  Two letters of recommendation should be sent under separate cover. All interested applicants currently based outside the Department of Population Medicine should contact Sheila_Fireman@harvardpilgrim.org prior to preparing an application. 

Deadline
Applications must be received by December 16, 2019 and should be sent to the Thomas Pyle Fellowship, c/o Jamie Kotch, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Landmark Center, 401 Park Drive, Suite 401 East, Boston, MA 02215 or via email at Jamie_Kotch@harvardpilgrim.org. Awards will be announced in January 2020.