AUGP / Robert Graham Center - International Visiting Fellowship 2018

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11 September 2017

Applications are now open for the 2018 Academic Unit of General Practice (AUGP) – Robert Graham Center International Visiting Fellowship. A research Fellowship of 4-6 weeks duration is being offered for late 2018.

The Australian National University (ANU) Medical School through the Academic Unit of General Practice (AUGP) and in collaboration with the Robert Graham Center (RGC) in Washington DC, are proud to offer a research Fellowship of 4-6 weeks duration in November – December 2018. This timing enables the successful Fellow to attend the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) annual meeting in Chicago, 9-13 November.

The RGC exists to improve individual and population health by enhancing the delivery of primary care. The Center aims to achieve this mission through the generation or synthesis of evidence that brings a family medicine and primary care perspective to health policy deliberations from the local to international levels.

Applicants will need to frame their research proposal on the examination of a US policy of interest based on data interpretation and identify lessons to be learnt for the Australian primary health care environment in this time of health reform. The applicant’s project proposal will demonstrate synergy with and contribution to current work at the RGC which can be found on the website.

The AUGP will provide up to $10,000 AUD to support travel, accommodation costs and living expenses associated with the Fellowship. The Fellow’s research centre will provide in-kind support for the research. Preference will be given to General Practitioners with demonstrated research interest; however, applicants with a strong link to primary health care policy and practice from other disciplines will be given equal consideration.

This International Visiting Fellowship was endorsed prior to closure of the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI) which was hosted by the ANU and funded through the Australian Government Primary Health Care Research Evaluation and Development (PHCRED) strategy. APHCRI’s mandate was to provide national leadership in improving the quality and effectiveness of primary health care through the conduct of high quality, priority-driven research and the support and promotion of best practice among health services. The Fellowship honours APHCRI’s commitments to the Australian and international primary health care research community.

Information for Applicants and the Application Form are available upon request from . Applications are to be submitted using the Application Form. The closing date for receipt of applications to the 2018 AUGP – Robert Graham Center International Visiting Fellowship is strictly 5 pm, AEST, Friday 27th October, 2017, as per the instructions provided in the documentation.

For enquiries, please contact: Dr Dagmar Ceramidas on (02) 6244 4953 or via e-mail, Professor Kirsty Douglas, or Brigid Cassells on (02) 6244 4947,