The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs hosts several research programs and centers which house postdoctoral training fellowships supported by the VA Health Services Research and Development program (HSR&D) and the VA Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI).

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact specific host sites available through the HSR&D Centers of Innovation, as well as the VA QUERI Center for Evaluation and Implementation Resources.  Fellowships are housed within VA medical centers throughout the United States and fellowship training includes opportunities to conduct a rich portfolio of clinical, health services, and quality improvement/implementation research studies. Specific Fellowship opportunities are available through these Centers, many of which also host QUERI Programs.  Each fellowship site has formal links to national clinical offices based at VA Central Office as well as selected regional offices.

Early and mid-career Fellows will have an opportunity to join and link to ongoing research programs and design new studies based on their interests as well as VA national priorities for health services and quality improvement/implementation research. VA’s research resources include a large collection of clinical and administrative databases, drawing from our comprehensive electronic medical record system, as well as large regional and national provider networks, technical assistance, and educational resources in areas ranging from health economics to epidemiology to implementation science, and many other resources.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is a 2022 AcademyHealth Delivery System Science Fellowship host site. Find out more about the fellowship here.