POSITION TITLE: Cornely Postdoctoral Fellowship, Residential Training Program

LOCATION: Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture, and Health (CRECH) University of Michigan, School of Public Health


The Cornely Postdoctoral Program, which is in its 28th year, is one of the longest-running diversity postdoctoral programs housed in a School of Public Health in the United States.  The Cornely Program seeks to increase the number of scholars from underrepresented groups in academic public health.  This program is designed to facilitate acquisition or enhancement of research skills directed to addressing racial and ethnic health disparities. The Cornely Fellow spends the majority of time preparing manuscripts for publication and works closely with a University of Michigan School of Public Health faculty member working in a similar research area. The Paul B. Cornely Postdoctoral Program is designed for early career doctoral scholars conducting research on the clarification, reduction, and elimination of racial and ethnic health disparities. The Cornely Fellowship Selection Committee is particularly interested in receiving applications from students who come from educational, cultural or geographic backgrounds that are underrepresented in the area of public health either at the University of Michigan or in the United States. The program is also interested in applicants who have demonstrated commitment to diversity in public health through their research experience and community engagement. By diversity, we mean efforts to reduce social, educational or economic disparities based on race, ethnicity or gender, or to improve race relations in the United States. Applications are welcome from all candidates who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents dedicated to research on racial and ethnic disparities. The Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture, and Health (CRECH) is accepting applications for the two-year Paul B. Cornely Postdoctoral Fellowship sponsored by the University of Michigan School of Public Health. 


The fellowship package includes an annual stipend of $47,500, health benefits, travel support to attend one domestic professional meeting per year, and research-related expenses.


We strongly encourage applications from recent PhDs or outstanding applicants who are within three months of receiving the PhD degree. Applications should include: 1) an application form; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) official transcripts; 4) a three-page statement of research interests; 5) a one-page personal statement of career goals in public health; and 6) three letters of recommendation; and 7) the date you will defend your PhD degree.


Applications for the 2019-2020 academic year should be received no later than February 15, 2019.  E-mail submission and inquiries, contact Lynda Fuerstnau: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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Center for Research, Ethnicity, Culture, and Health
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