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Connell Postdoctoral Fellowship
in Nursing Research

Training program overview:
This is a unique opportunity for early-career nurse researchers within two years of completing a PhD degree (graduation year 2018 or 2019) to receive postdoctoral training at Massachusetts General Hospital, the leading independent hospital in NIH funding.

 The fellowship provides developmental support and resources to advance nursing research in:

  • Symptom Science, including the identification of symptoms and symptom management in the context of acute and chronic illnesses among diverse populations.
  • Nursing Workforce Evaluation, including studies that focus on nursing workload assessment, clinical decision making, organizational culture, evaluation of the professional practice environment, and quality and safety.

The training program includes a dedicated mentor and a didactic curriculum that is sponsored by the Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research and the MGH Division of Clinical Research Education. The program’s overall objective is to cultivate expertise among nurses in the conduct of clinical studies that will improve patient care delivery.

Highlights of the Connell Postdoctoral Fellowship:

  • Salary support with benefits for up to 3 years.
  • Expert mentorship from accomplished nurse scientists within the Munn Center and across MGH and associated institutions.
  • Diverse training and research development opportunities within and outside of MGH, including Harvard Medical School and local nursing schools.
  • Participation in opportunities offered through the MGH Research Institute: https://www.massgeneral.org/research/ including extensive support for professional development, research education and training, networking and communication.

For detailed information about the fellowship, including applicant requirements:

Fellowship Guidelines


Key dates:
February 15, 2019 - Application due
April 2019 - Notifications
July 1, 2019 - Fellowship start date
Specific questions may be directed to:
Phone: (617) 643-0431


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