PRB’s 2014-2015 Policy Communication Fellows program for PhD students from developing countries
December 9, 2013
I am writing to share the announcement for PRB’s annual
Policy Communication Fellows program. As you will see from the attached announcement and the information below, this program is a valuable opportunity for doctoral students from developing countries who plan to work in population and related fields. I
hope that you will share this announcement with your networks to help us recruit candidates.
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. 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 2014-2015 academic
year, participants will prepare several policy-oriented written products, one of which they will present at a workshop prior to the 2015 Population Association of America (PAA) Annual Meeting.
We are accepting applications from citizens of developing countries that plan to return to their home countries upon completion of their doctoral studies. 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 associated with the Washington and PAA workshops, PAA registration
costs, as well as a $2,000 research stipend. 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 (visit our recruitment page online for a
complete list of eligible countries). The deadline for applications is February 6, 2014.
Please bring the attached announcement to the attention of prospective candidates and other departments where there might be additional candidates. The same information is
also available on PRB’s website under “Events & Training” and at this link:
http://bit.ly/1e14UXn. PRB looks forward to working with a skilled, diverse, and enthusiastic group of participants again this year.
Answers to frequently asked questions about the program can be found online. Additional questions about the program can be directed to my attention at:
Thank you for your help.
MARISSA PINE YEAKEY
Senior Policy Analyst
Inform. Empower. Advance.