NOAHE Health Economic Scholar (Fellowship) Award (University of Calgary)

Location: University of Calgary, IHE offices, and/or Alberta Health (to be determined)
Deadline for Application: November 9, 2020
Start Date: January 4, 2021
Salary: $55,000 for one year
Note: This award can be applied as a portion of a longer postdoctoral position, dependent on commitment of funding from other sources.

About the Fellowship

The NOAHE Fellowship provides opportunities for successful recipients to gain practice-based experience working on either their own project of interest, and/or on projects identified by program sponsors as Alberta Health priorities ( To gain experience working with policy-makers, for both types of projects, this opportunity will be complemented by the mentorship of an academic supervisor from the University of Calgary (UofC), a co-supervisor from the IHE, and a sponsor at Alberta Health.

The NOAHE Fellowship will

  • Develop highly skilled research analysts and health economists in Alberta
  • Support the Fellow in developing research skills
  • Engage the Fellow in broad practice-based experiences and professional development opportunities
  • Advance knowledge in health research and economic evaluation through publications and presentations

Eligibility and Requirements

Applicants are required to:

  • Have training and/or experience in the area of health economics
  • Use the Fellowship application form (Download Fellowship application form)
  • Fulfill the criteria of a UofC Postdoctoral Fellow (including those related to completion of degree requirements, and length of time since convocation)
  • Demonstrate the relevance of the Fellowship to their career goals
  • Demonstrate that their area of research addresses a significant and long-term policy issue of interest to Alberta Health/IHE
  • Identify the support of a supervisor who has an academic appointment at UofC and membership within the O’Brien Institute for Public Health
  • Provide 3 letters of support, including one from the UofC academic supervisor
  • Commence the Fellowship at a time agreed upon by the sponsors and awardee
  • Present Fellowship work to the IHE Board of Directors, Alberta Health, and other relevant stakeholders

Please note that if Alberta Health data are used in the trainee’s project, work in Edmonton may be required, and relevant Alberta Health restrictions (e.g., preapproval of publications) will apply.


Application Process

Please submit the fellowship application form (Download Fellowship application form) to by November 9, 2020.

Review Process:

All applications will undergo review by a committee of O’Brien Institute members with expertise in health economics, and be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Academic excellence of applicant
  • Academic excellence of academic supervisor
  • Quality of training environment
  • Quality and relevance of research proposal
  • Alignment of the applicants' skills and career aspirations to the objectives of the NOAHE Fellowship

Please contact with any questions regarding this competition.


Contact Information

Nicole Riley

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