Emerging Scholars Exchange Program

Emerging Scholars Exchange Program

2018-2019 Call for Applications: Emerging Scholars Exchange Program

Applications are due by 5:00 pm on Friday, October 5, 2018

“A wonderful opportunity to network with potential collaborators and other scholars doing related work at another institution, practice giving a talk on my body of research work, and start to discuss ideas for collaboration across institutions/states.”
 - Renu Tipirneni, MD, 2017-2018 IHPI Emerging Scholar

“(The Emerging Scholars Exchange Program) exceeded my expectations. The conversations I had helped me to think about my research program in more enhanced ways, and it resulted in both research collaborations and increased mentorship opportunities.”
 - Minal Patel, PhD, MPH, 2017-2018 IHPI Emerging Scholar




Application Requirements

Completed application* includes:

  1. Academic Title
  2. School/College
  3. Academic Department
  4. Year of faculty appointment
  5. Affirmation that applicant’s Department Chair supports this application
  6. Statement of interest (no more than 500 words) from the applicant describing why he/she wants to be an Emerging Scholar, and why this opportunity is important for his/her professional development.
  7. 2-3 proposed presentation titles including a brief description of each.
  8. List of no more than 10 faculty from each peer institution (Penn and UCSF) that the applicant would like to meet with during his/her visit if selected.
  9. CV

*When submitting your application, please enter "2018 Emerging Scholars Application" in the "Proposal Title" field.

Applicants will undergo a two-stage selection/matching process. First, an IHPI selection committee will review all applications and select 4 potential speakers. This list of potential speakers will then be sent to the partner institutions, which will rank the scholars in their order of preference for an invited lecture. From these rankings, IHPI will match two scholars with either the University of Pennsylvania or UCSF.



The University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation’s Emerging Scholars Exchange Program is designed to provide career development opportunities for IHPI early career faculty via invited presentations at prestigious peer universities. Through the Exchange Program, early career faculty will have the opportunity to develop relationships with potential research collaborators, mentors, and sponsors; hone their oral presentation skills; and bolster their CVs as they prepare for promotion.


Program Components

Two Emerging Scholars from IHPI will be selected to give a presentation at one of our partner institutions: the University of Pennsylvania Leonard Davis Institute and the University of California San Francisco Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies. In exchange, scholars from these universities will be selected to present at IHPI.

Presentations will take place between February – May, 2019.


Eligible Faculty

  • IHPI early career faculty** who have been faculty members for at least three years
  • Have a robust health services research portfolio to discuss, but have not yet submitted a promotion packet
  • Have at least 5 first-authored research papers
  • In the final years of building their CV for promotion and/or have acquired, but not completed, career development award.

**Assistant Professor; Assistant Research Scientist; Clinical Assistant Professor; Clinical Instructor; Clinical Lecturer; Research Assistant Professor; Research Investigator. 

Preference will be given to applicants who have not already had multiple invited speaking opportunities at other universities.

Criteria for selection:

  • Quality/robustness of health services research portfolio
  • Novelty of proposed presentation ideas
  • Fit between proposed work and hosting institutions
  • Balance of disciplines across scholars
  • Case for why this opportunity is important for their professional development

Selected speakers will be notified by November 16, 2018. All travel expenses will be covered by the hosting institutions; there will be NO honoraria provided for speakers.

Presentations will take place between February – May, 2019.

Questions? Contact Jodie Moore: jodierze@umich.edu or 764-2800.