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Applications are open for PRB 2018-2019 Policy Communication Fellows Program

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2017-12-22
Population Reference Bureau

The Population Reference Bureau is announcing their annual Policy Communication Fellows program.  This program is a valuable opportunity for doctoral students from developing countries who plan to work in population and related fields.

The Policy Communication Fellows program provides participants with an understanding of how research can inform social policy, and a detailed knowledge of different approaches to communicating research findings to non-specialists. The program will begin with a weeklong summer institute, held in a sub-Saharan African country, during which participants learn about how research influences the policy process and how to communicate research effectively. During the 2018-2019 academic year, participants will prepare several policy-oriented written products and receive mentorship from policy communication experts.

We are accepting applications from citizens of developing countries who are researching family planning and related topics for their dissertation. The program gives priority to applicants who are between the third and fifth year of their doctoral program. Candidates accepted into the Policy Fellows program will be provided with travel, lodging, and per diem for the summer institute. The program is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and for this reason we can only accept candidates that come from developing countries where USAID provides population and family planning funding. The deadline for applications is February 12, 2018.

More information about the program and application process can be found on our recruitment page. Additional questions about the program can be directed to my attention at:policyfellows2018@prb.org.