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Now accepting applications for the 2021 SUHI Research Fellows program!

SUHI Research Fellows

The Sinai Urban Health Institute (SUHI) Research Fellows program was designed to strengthen research and collaboration among scientists and universities who share a focus on improving health equity in Chicago. SUHI benefits from the diverse expertise of new partners, while Fellows get the chance to experience our unique, community-focused research center and to work on specific research projects related to advancing health equity.

Fellowship Activities
Fellows generally spend one day a week with SUHI, collaborating on manuscripts, proposals, and other projects. Specific deliverables for the year are jointly developed during the first month. They are based on current SUHI needs, as well as the Fellow’s interests and career goals. Fellows are considered part of the SUHI team and are invited to participate in all SUHI research meetings and events.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria
Candidates must have a PhD and be on the faculty at a local college or university. Current priorities include, but are not limited to, the following areas of expertise:
• Health policy evaluation
• Maternal and child health programming and evaluation
• Critical race theory
• Gun violence
• Mental health


Details and Key Dates
The Fellowship runs from January 1 – December 30, 2021. Fellows will receive a stipend of $15,000. Applications are due by October 30, 2020. Notifications will be sent by November 20. As of now, all work will be done remotely in accordance with state, local, and hospital policies.


How to Apply
To be considered, please submit a CV or biosketch (5 pages or less) and cover letter to In the cover letter, please address why you would be a good candidate and how your work aligns with SUHI’s.