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The Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHP) offers funding to support a competitive summer Health Services Research (HSR) Fellowship and Internship opportunity for master-level and doctoral-level students interested in studying the performance, quality, effectiveness and efficiency of health care services and health systems. This program pairs students and faculty from different academic departments for an interdisciplinary research experience.
IHPI is also offering a new focused on racial health disparities for the summer of 2019. Information on this award can be found .
Faculty Eligibility and Expectations:
- All faculty members of IHPI who seek a graduate student to work on a summer research or policy project are eligible to submit a proposal for consideration.
- Faculty projects will be posted for review by students between February 11 – March 15.
- Interested students are responsible for contacting faculty to discuss their interest.
- Once faculty have determined a fit and notified the student, the student submits a formal application and award notifications will be made by the end of March.
Student Eligibility, Expectations and Application Process:
- Master or doctoral-level students currently enrolled at the University of Michigan
- Dual degree Medical students currently enrolled at the University of Michigan
- Undergraduate and non-dual degree Medical students are NOT eligible to apply, as these students have access to similar programs including UROP.
- 10-week project time period between May-August
- 25-40 hours per week as negotiated with faculty mentor
- Accepted students receive $4,500 summer stipend
- Students have the option of:
- developing a project with an IHPI member from a different academic unit than their own;
- reviewing a list of project proposals submitted by an IHPI faculty mentor from a different academic unit than their own and contacting the faculty member to express interest
- Students apply based on their current program of study:
- Fellowship: Doctoral-level and dual-degree Medical students apply for a 10-week summer fellowship
- Internship: Master-level students apply for a 10-week summer internship
- Students interested in receiving internship credit must work with their home academic unit to ensure that all internship requirements will be met.
- Over the course of the summer students will have the opportunity to engage with U-M leaders, participate in a variety of educational activities, network with the other internship/fellowship students, and create a research poster for display at the annual IHPI Member Forum.
“I really enjoyed the structure of the program – a balance between working with an expert, attending seminars, and lunch-and-learns.” - Student participant
“This is a great program to help introduce students to work being conducted by our health professions units on campus. The interprofessional component of the program is valuable.” - Faculty participant