The Policy Communication Fellows Program seeks to train the next generation of leaders shaping policy in their countries. 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 non-technical audiences in order to have an impact.
Worth of Award
- Fellows will learn, firsthand, local advocacy priorities and policy landscapes and how to tailor their research messages to relevant policy audiences.
- They will be mentored throughout the program on different strategies to effectively communicate their findings to non-technical audiences.
- The program is committed to providing an enriching, cutting-edge experience for participants that reflects the diverse and constantly evolving landscape of policy and communications.
- All participants must be citizens of developing countries that are supported by USAID population and health funding.
- In addition, participants must be currently enrolled in doctoral programs at reputable academic institutions, and between their 3rd and 5th year of studies.
- PRB gives priority to applicants whose dissertation research is focused on the topic areas noted above and who are in an early stage of their career.
- The program language of instruction is English, and applicants must demonstrate that they can effectively communicate their research in English through their application materials.
Eligible countries include
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Haiti, India, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, and Zambia.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit the following to PRB and AFIDEP:
- A cover letter stating why you wish to participate in this program.
- An application form. Application-Form-2021-22.pdf
- An updated resume with a full list of educational and other professional activities.
- A two- or three-page summary of the applicant’s dissertation research.
- Two letters of reference sent directly from the person writing the reference (via e-mail).
Deadline: The deadline for applying for the AFIDEP PRB Policy Communication Fellows Program is December 10th, 2021.