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Call for Research Proposals




Family Planning, Fertility and Urban Development


Deadline for submission: 3 September 2018



The International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) is pleased to announce a call for policy-relevant research proposals from early career researchers to:


  • contribute to the evidence base needed to better meet the family planning (FP) and related reproductive health (RH) needs of the most vulnerable in urban areas of countries of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, and


  • increase the attention paid to FP, fertility and population growth in urban development policy initiatives at local, national and international levels.


Eligibility will be limited to citizens of countries in sub-Saharan Africa or South Asia, who have received a Ph.D. within the past ten years and who are currently affiliated with established institutions in either region. Applications to study settings with high fertility, high unmet need for FP and high rates of urbanization are particularly encouraged. Most fellowships will last for two years, with a minority lasting one or three years.


For more information please read the full call for proposals.




Submission Portal
(Open from 1 August to 3 September)


Time line:

  • Call launched

2 July 2018

  • Application portal opens

1 August 2018

  • Last day to submit questions

15 August 2018

  • Deadline to submit proposals

3 September 2018

  • Announcement of shortlisted candidates

1 October 2018

  • Presentation of shortlisted proposals in Kigali

9-12 November (followed by ICFP 12-15 November 2018)

  • Deadline to submit revised proposal

3 January 2019

  • Final selection announced

15 January 2019


Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.


Enquiries:  Any enquiries should be directed to by 15 August 2018, in order to receive a response prior to the deadline date.