Takemi Programme in International Health 2023–2024 at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

Deadline: December 31, 2022

Applications are open for the Takemi Programme in International Health 2023–2024 at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Each year the programme recruits a small group of mid-career researchers and professionals to spend an academic year at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.

The Takemi Programme provides participants with the space, time, and flexibility to enhance their capacity for research and leadership. To do this, Fellows are linked to two key resources: the weekly Takemi Seminar Series, and expert faculty. In addition, Fellows have the opportunity for collaboration throughout the Harvard community, and may elect to deepen their knowledge of theory or practice through relevant coursework. Fellows draw on these resources to produce at least one paper of publishable quality.

The programme was established in 1983 and is named after Dr. Taro Takemi, the distinguished physician-scientist who served for more than 25 years as the president of the Japan Medical Association.

Programme Structure

Over the course of the Programme, 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 Programme 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.


  • 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 programme 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).


The application contains the following components:

  • Eligibility Questionnaire
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency (PDF Upload)
  • Statement of Interest (PDF Upload)
  • Basic Information
  • Education and Professional Experiences
  • CV (PDF Upload)
  • Research Proposal (PDF Upload)
  • Publication List (PDF Upload)
  • Document Published in English (PDF Upload)
  • References

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For more information, visit Takemi Programme.

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