IHME Post-Bachelor Fellowship 2020 in USA
  • Washington

The Post-Bachelor Fellowship (PBF) is a structured health research program where individuals can apply their knowledge and passion to help advance the field of health metrics and accelerate global health progress. This fellowship provides a unique opportunity for recent college graduates with strong quantitative skills to train with faculty and senior researchers on a variety of public health projects.

The PBF program combines academic research, education, and professional work with progressive on-the-job training and mentoring from a renowned group of professors and researchers. Through research, training workshops, coursework, and field experience in developing countries, the program aims to produce the next generation of scholars and leaders in global health measurement and evaluation.

IHME fellows work to support the Institute’s core research to answer these three critical questions: What are the major health problems? How well is society addressing these problems? How do we best dedicate resources to get the maximum impact in improving population health in the future?

The PBF program requires a minimum two-year commitment, commencing with training and orientation in early September.

We welcome all majors and backgrounds to the Post-Bachelor Fellowship. Current PBFs hold degrees in a range of subjects including math, English, anthropology, psychology, and statistics.


United States


Post-Bachelor Fellows are eligible to pursue a fully-funded health metrics master’s degree through the University of Washington. Post-Bachelor Fellows apply to the master’s program in their first year at IHME and matriculate as graduate students in their second year. Fellows who wish to pursue the degree must meet departmental and UW Graduate School requirements. If fellows pursue the master’s degree, the PBF program can be extended through a third year.

Fellows receive the following salary:

  • First-year fellow: $47,484
  • Second-year fellow: $51,276
  • Third-year fellow: $52,812

Fellows are eligible to apply for a fully-funded Health Metrics graduate program during the first year of the fellowship.


  • Bachelor’s degree (and no previous graduate-level training)
  • Proven quantitative and analytical skills
  • A strong interest in pursuing academic or professional careers related to population and global health
  • These positions are open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents; H1B visa sponsorship is not available
  • No background in global health or a related field is required


Eligible Regions: U.S.A

Application Process

Complete the online application form

  • Resume (two-page limit)
  • Academic transcript
  • One letter of reference from a professor/professional familiar with your coursework or research
  • Analytical-thinking exercise (1 hour long)
  • Brief goal statement (500-word maximum) on how your skills, experience, and long-term career goals contribute to your candidacy
  • Brief personal statement (300-word maximum) in response to one of the three prompts below:
    1. To be successful, Post-Bachelor Fellows must be resilient and resourceful. Discuss a challenge or failure you have faced and how you have sought to embrace or overcome it. (300 word maximum)
    2. The IHME team is passionate and diverse. Describe your background, an interest, hobby, or talent that is an important part of who you are. (300 word maximum)
    3. Post-Bachelor Fellows are constantly learning. Share an experience that led you to question one of your beliefs or ideas. What came of this experience? (300 word maximum)


Application Deadline: January 6, 2020

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