Apply Now! Exciting Fellowships for Maternal Health Professionals

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Two fellowship opportunities are now available. Please review the information below.

Takemi Fellowship

The Harvard School of Public Health is pleased to announce that two Takemi Fellows will be supported annually by a grant from the Ford Foundation to contribute to leadership development and build capacity for sexual and reproductive health policy in Africa. The focal countries include Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and the Gambia. Strong candidates from French-speaking West African countries can apply if they have strong English language skills.

Applicants should propose a project that relates to youth development, sexuality, reproductive health and rights, and includes a broad approach that places these issues within the overall developmental aspirations of youth. The proposal should include an analysis of a critical policy problem related to youth sexuality, with the goal of developing a policy brief to identify specific actions that could be implemented upon return home.

Applications and proposals for the 2015-16 Academic Year (August 2015 – June 2016) must be received by March 1, 2015.

Required Application Materials

  • Application information sheet (pdf) (word)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Publications list
  • Short sample of something you have published in English
  • Proposal of research and writing to be undertaken during the Fellowship
  • Three letters of reference

Please contact Amy Levin with any questions


New Voices Fellowship

The New Voices Fellowship—hosted by the Aspen Institute, an educational and policy organization — is now seeking nominations for its next round of fellows. The fellowship provides an opportunity for current health and development professionals to harness their media, communications, and leadership skills in order to share their work and messages with a large international audience. The fellowship is not full-time, but does require a significant amount of dedication in order to write articles, participate in interviews for local and international media, and speak at international conferences.

Former fellows have come from countries throughout Africa and South East Asia and must be from a developing country. The work of these fellows has been featured in a variety of news and media publications: such as, NPR, TEDx conferences, BBC, Think Africa Press, Reuters, The New York Times, Forbes, The Atlantic, and others. There is an incredible amount of pioneering work happening around the world, but it is not always communicated. Amplifying the voices of maternal health leaders raises awareness of critical issues and shares successes that others can learn from and implement.

Click here to nominate someone for the New Voices Fellowship and to review information on the nomination process and frequently asked questions.