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Policy Communication Trainings for PhD Students U.S. Policy Communication Training 2017-18


The U.S Policy Communication Training Program builds on the Population Reference Bureau's 40-year legacy of training researchers to communicate their findings for policy change. The program is designed to develop skills that U.S. researchers need to communicate with U.S. policy audiences, including decision makers and the media.

Applications will be accepted from U.S. citizens and permanent residents pursuing doctoral programs at reputable U.S. academic instutitions and who are between their third and fifth year of studies. Priority will be given to applicants who are current or previous trainees of NICHD-supported population centers in the United States. Applicants may be in any field of study, but their research focus must be related to demography, reproductive health, or population health. The deadline for applications is January 27, 2017.

Policy Communication Fellows Program

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. The program will begin with a weeklong summer institute, held in a sub-Saharan African country, during which participants learn about how research influences the policy process and how to communicate research effectively. During the 2017-2018 academic year, participants will prepare several policy-oriented written products, receive mentorship from policy communication experts, and engage in online communities of practice.

Applications will be accepted from citizens of developing countries who are researching family planning and related topics for their dissertation. The program gives priority to applicants who are between the third and fifth year of their doctoral program. The deadline for applications is Febraury 12, 2017.

deadline for applications: 
Friday, January 27, 2017