The Post-Bachelor Fellowship

The Post-Bachelor Fellowship

The Post-Bachelor Fellowship (PBF) combines academic research, education and training, and professional work with progressive on-the-job training and mentoring from an illustrious group of professors and researchers.  

IHME fellows work in one or two of six IHME focus areas:

  • Generating systematic estimates of health outcomes, including mortality, causes of death, and the overall burden of disease.
  • Measuring the coverage of specific health interventions and estimating the quality of care.
  • Tracking, measuring, and analyzing donated funding for health and how it affects national government health spending.
  • Estimating the costs and effectiveness of health service delivery platforms and interventions.
  • Conducting impact evaluations of policies, interventions, and programs and assessing health system performance.
  • Developing survey instruments and creating analytical tools to harness the value of data from national and international health information systems and from locally available sources.

The Post-Bachelor Fellowship requires a minimum two-year commitment, commencing with training and orientation in early September. Fellows are eligible to apply for a fully funded Master of Public Health (MPH) in Global Health during the first year of the fellowship. Fellows receive a salary of $35,004 and are eligible for an insurance benefits package that includes a choice among several medical and dental insurance plans, life insurance, and long-term disability. There is no retirement package included with this appointment.

Basic Requirements

Bachelor’s degree and proven quantitative and analytical skills. High academic potential and a strong interest in pursuing academic or professional careers related to global health. No background in global health or a related field is required.

Application Review and Selection Process

All submitted application materials for the Fall 2010 cohort will be reviewed by a team of faculty, senior researchers, and members of the Education and Training Office at IHME. Notification will be made in February to those selected to interview for the program. These candidates will interview, either in person or via telephone, in March. Fellowships will be awarded by March 31st.

Application Requirements

The following nonreturnable materials must be submitted by Jan. 15, 2010:

  • Resume (two-page limit)
  • Official copy of academic transcript
  • One letter of reference from a professor or professional familiar with your coursework or research
  • Brief personal statement (500-word max.) on how your skills, experience, and long-term career goals contribute to your candidacy.

How to submit your application

Applications can be mailed to:

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

University of Washington

Attn: PBF program

2301 Fifth Ave., Suite 600

Seattle, WA 98121 USA


Resumes and personal statements may be emailed to:


More information about the PBF program and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation can be found at:


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