The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) is currently accepting applications for its Policy Fellows program. The 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. It begins with a two-week workshop held at PRB, during which participants learn about how research influences the policy process and how to communicate research effectively. During the 2011-2012 academic year, participants will prepare several policy-oriented research briefs, one of which they will present at a workshop prior to the 2012 Population Association of America (PAA) Annual Meeting.
The PRB is accepting applications from citizens of developing countries that plan to return to their home countries upon completion of their doctoral studies. Candidates accepted into the Policy Fellows program will be provided with travel, lodging, and per diem associated with the Washington and PAA workshops, PAA registration costs, as well as a $2,000 research stipend. The program is currently funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and for this reason it can only accept candidates that come from developing countries where USAID provides population and family planning funding (see the attached announcement for more details). The deadline for applications is January 27, 2011. The same information is also available on PRB’s website, www.prb.org (under “Events & Training”). PRB looks forward to working with a skilled, diverse, and enthusiastic group of participants again this year.
Program brochure: PRB Policy Fellows Brochure
Application: PRB Policy Fellows Application