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Urban FP Fellowships – Second Round

Entebbe, Uganda


The call for the second round of Fellows for the IUSSP Fellowship Programme on Family Planning, Fertility, and Urban Development received 91 concept notes from prospective candidates of which 30 were invited to submit a full proposal on 1 July. Of those full proposals, the Panel members have selected 15 candidates to present their research projects at a workshop to be held in Entebbe, Uganda from 15 to 17 November – just prior to the 8th African Population Conference. The candidates, all of whom are from countries in Africa, have also been invited to stay on to attend the African Population Conference which will take place in Entebbe at the Imperial Resort Hotel, the week of 18-22 November.

In Entebbe, candidates will receive suggestions and feedback to improve their research proposals from a jury of Panel members and other experts working on fertility, family planning and urban development. After the workshop, finalists are expected to submit revised proposals based on comments received in Uganda by 31 December. 

The Panel plans to select the second round of fellows in early January.  The second cohort of fellows will join the four first-round fellows in the programme. All will have the opportunity to meet and participate in a training workshop to hone their policy engagement skills in spring of 2020. We congratulate the selected 15 candidates and look forward to reporting the outcomes in early 2020.

The IUSSP Panel and Fellowships on Family Planning, Fertility and Urban Development are funded by a grant (OPP1179495) from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to IUSSP to support a 4-year project to produce policy-relevant evidence on the effects of family planning and fertility change on urban welfare.