Policy Communication Fellows, USAID

Deadline: 27 January 2011
Open to: doctoral students from developing countries enrolled in the United States, Canada (from the 3rd to the 5th year of studies)
Fellowship: accommodation, per diem allowance, travels costs

The goals of the Policy Fellows program are:
* To understand the process by which research informs the policy environment.
* To learn various ways to communicate findings to policy audiences.

The program is divided in 3 parts:
1. Washington Workshop (Aug. 1-12, 2011, Washington D.C.)
2. Practicum
3. PAA Workshops


Open to individuals from developing countries currently enrolled in academic institutions in the United States, Canada, and other selected countries, pursuing doctoral programs, and who are between their 3rd and 5th year of studies.

Research focus:
* Family planning and/or reproductive health (FP/RH), including family planning/HIV integration.
* Maternal and child health (MCH), including family planning/MCH integration.
* Contraceptive use/behavior.
* Population growth.
* Adolescent reproductive health.
* Poverty and health equity.
* Gender issues, including gender-based violence (GBV), early marriage, and male engagement.
* Population, health, and environment interrelations.


Applicants must submit the following documents:
* Cover letter.
* Application form.
* Updated resume with a full list of educational and other professional activities.
* Two- or three-page summary of their proposed dissertation research.
* Two letters of reference sent directly from the person writing the reference

Policy Fellows Recruitment
Population Reference Bureau
1875 Connecticut Ave, NW, Suite 520
Washington, DC 20009 USA

Official Website

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