Deadline: August 1, 2016

Colleen Flood

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The University of Ottawa Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics is excited to announce that we are currently accepting applications for a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair for the upcoming academic year.  The Centre, which is the largest of its kind in Canada, is comprised of scholars from across the University of Ottawa.  As such, the Chairholder will have the opportunity to collaborate with researchers from such disciplines as social science, medicine, management, and health science.  The research of the Centre's members spans the continuum of health-related issues, including health governance, global health law, mental health law, health system financing and organization, reproductive health, and aging.  Due to the University of Ottawa's location in Canada's capital, the Chairholder will have access to leading jurists, health policy-makers, health organizations, and other stakeholders.

Start date: September 2017 or January 2018

Duration: 4 months

Eligibility: Outstanding scholar with a Ph.D. or equivalent, U.S. citizenship, not having lived outside the U.S. for five or more consecutive years in the past six years.

Remuneration: $25,000 (USD) + benefits

Application Deadline: August 1, 2016

Breakthroughs in health sciences offer tremendous hope to patients and the public, but with progress emerge new legal and ethical challenges. This position allows a scholar to join the vibrant and growing Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics at the University of Ottawa for four months. Housed in the Faculty of Law, the Centre is a hub for research across disciplines on cutting edge problems. It is the largest of its kind in Canada and is ideally located in the nation’s capital to allow the mobilization of new ideas and evidence to affect national and international policy.

The Chairholder will benefit from exchanges with Centre members from Law, Social Sciences, Sciences, Arts, Health Sciences, Management, and Medicine. Members work on a broad range of issues, including but not limited to mental health law and policy; medical aid in dying as recently legalized by the Supreme Court of Canada; the impact and regulation of new technologies; innovative approaches to health governance; and issues stemming from an aging population such as funding and regulation of long-term care, advance directives, and capacity and consent. The Chairholder will also have the opportunity to network with leading policy makers, jurists, and stakeholders.


To apply: Go to
Set Item 2 (Award Number) = 7473 ("All Disciplines").
Set Item 3 (Type of Activity) = “Research”.
In Item 22 (Abstract) mention the Chair title.

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