Delivery System Science Fellowship

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The AcademyHealth Delivery System Science Fellowship (DSSF) provides a paid post-doctoral learning experience to help researchers gain more applied experience conducting research in delivery system settings. Students and researchers with an interest in conducting research in delivery system settings are encouraged to apply.

The need to develop experiential-learning opportunities in delivery system settings was expressed as a specific recommendation emerging from the HSR Summit on data and methods convened by AcademyHealth in 2009. The concept of a fellowship focused on delivery system science was also defined as a priority by the AcademyHealth HSR Learning Consortium (a forum for employers, educators, and student leaders interested in advancing training in HSR) in the Consortium’s 2011 strategic plan. AcademyHealth's strategic plan further emphasizes a commitment to advancing delivery system science.

The goal of the fellowship is to provide hands-on training and professional opportunities for highly qualified researchers with a background in health services research (HSR) or related fields to enhance analytic skills and ultimately increase the capacity of the HSR workforce. AcademyHealth, in collaboration with our delivery system partners, plans on identifying additional host sites in future years and securing support to grow and enrich this important new program. The fellowship is guided by an advisory committee, which provides strategic direction for the fellowship and plays a key role in selecting Fellows.

While level of support and benefits will be determined by individual host sites, the minimum level of support will reflect NRSA stipend guidelines. 

Deadline: Jan. 1, 2020

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Eligibility Requirements

Researchers with a doctoral degree in HSR or a related field are encouraged to apply. (Note: You may apply for the fellowship if you will receive your doctoral degree before the fellowship start date. We anticipate most applicants will have finished their training in the last three years, but a more experienced candidate considering a career shift will also be considered.)

Funding Type



Post Doctoral Fellows


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

January 1, 2020