A select number of academics and professionals in their mid-career are chosen by the program each year to spend an academic year at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. The Takemi Program gives participants the room, time, and flexibility they need to develop their leadership and research skills. Fellows have access to two crucial tools to help them with this: knowledgeable instructors and the weekly Takemi Seminar Series. Additionally, Fellows have the chance to work together throughout the Harvard community and might choose to take appropriate coursework to expand their theoretical or practical understanding. Fellows use these tools to create at least one article that is publishable.
- Applicants should be mid-career researchers who have completed graduate degrees, published in internationally recognized journals, and demonstrated potential leadership capacity in their home countries.
- They are expected to show strong promise and appropriate preparation (including facility in English) to enable them to fully benefit from the experience.
- Further, they are expected to have made, or intend to make, a commitment to a career in health for which participation in the Program will be of significant value.
- Applications may come from any relevant discipline or profession (e.g., medicine, law, public health, economics, management, and social sciences).
Over the course of the Program, Fellows are expected to:
- Meet regularly with their faculty advisor to receive feedback on their project and assistance with their progress.
- Attend and participate in the Takemi Program weekly seminar
- Present research progress throughout the year via scheduled Preliminary, Mid-year, and Final presentations
- Submit a final paper of publishable quality before departing
In addition to this, Takemi Fellows are encouraged to:
- Audit classes at Harvard Chan School
- Attend Harvard Chan School seminars
- Attend Office of Faculty Affairs sponsored Postdoctoral Fellows courses