Population Reference Bureau (PRB) is inviting applications for Policy Communication Fellowship Program of the academic year 2013/2014. Full details:
School(Institutions / Country) : Reputable Academic Institutions
Level: Doctoral(PhD) Degree.
Field(s): Developing-country applicants may be in any field of study but their research focus should be related to one or more of the following:
Deadline: 6 February 2013
Funded by: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Beneficiaries(Target Group): Scholarship is open to individuals from developing countries(Afghanistan, Albanian, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh,Benin, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, DR Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, India, Jordan, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Uganda, Ukraine, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe).
Benefit(s): The scholarship covers: PRB covers travel, lodging, and per diem expenses for each Fellow to attend the Washington workshop and the PAA Annual Meeting. PRB pays for the PAA registration for each Fellow and awards stipends of $2,000 to cover Fellows’ research expenses.
‣ The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) is now accepting applications for its 2013-2014 Policy Communication Fellows Program. The program is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
‣ 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.
‣ The program has three parts: -Washington Workshop: Participants will attend a two-week workshop at PRB in Washington, D.C., scheduled for Aug. 5-16, 2013.
‣ During the workshop the participants interact with PRB staff and outside experts active in policy research and communications.
To qualify for Population Reference Bureau Policy Communication Fellowship Program, candidates need to meet the following criteria:
‣ Applicants need be from developing countries that are supported by USAID.
‣ In addition, participants must be currently enrolled in reputable academic institutions, pursuing a Ph.D. or enrolled in doctoral programs, and between their 3rd and 5th year of studies.
‣ Population Reference Bureau gives priority to applicants who are in an early stage of their research career.
Scholarship Application Method
‣ Completed applications should be sent via e-mail.
‣ Scholarship applications are due by February 6, 2013.
‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
‣ Application forms and guidelines can be downloaded from the official website
‣ The fellowship awards will be announced in March 2013.
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