Sunday, December 19, 2010
FELLOWSHIP: Population Reference Bureau Policy Communication Fellows
The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) is now accepting applications for its 2011-2012 Policy Communication Fellows program. The program is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). It is 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. Developing-country applicants may be in any field of study but their research focus should be related to one or more of the following:
- 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.
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 Policy Fellows Program, initiated in the 1980s, has close to 400 alumni. The program aims to bridge the gap between research findings and the policy development process. While research often has profound policy implications, it must be communicated effectively to a variety of nontechnical audiences in order to have an impact.
Deadline: January 27, 2011