Policy Communication Fellowship at PRB

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By: Marissa Yeakey, Population Reference Bureau

The Policy Communication Fellows program at the Population Reference Bureau 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 2012-2013 academic year, participants will prepare several policy-oriented research briefs, one of which they will present at a workshop prior to the 2013 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. 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 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 to apply to PRB’s Policy Communication Fellows program is Thursday, February 2, 2012. The fellowship information and application details in the attachments can also be found on our website. This program is an excellent opportunity for PhD students in demography, family planning, reproductive health, and related fields to learn more about translating their research into policy.

Please contact me at policyfellows2012@prb.org with any questions you may have about the program.