данных о населении (Population Reference Bureau, PRB, США) объявляет
о приеме заявлений на участие в программе годичных стипендий на
2005-2006 гг. в области распространения информации
о демографической политике для граждан развивающихся стран, обучающихся
в аспирантуре в США и Канаде и проявляющих
интерес к проблемам народонаселения, планирования
семьи или репродуктивного здоровья.
Call for Applications - Please Circulate:
Deadline for applications:
31 January 2005.
The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) is now accepting
applications for its 2005-2006 Fellows Program in Population Policy
Communications. The Program is funded by the U.S. Agency for International
Development (USAID) and is open to citizens of developing countries*
who are doctoral-level students in the United States and Canada.
They may be in any field of study but must have a demonstrated interest
in population, family planning, or reproductive health.
The Program was developed 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.
The goals of the Population Policy Communications Program are:
- to understand the process by which research informs the policy
- to learn various ways to communicate findings to policy audiences.
The year-long program has three parts:
Washington Workshop: Participants will attend a two-week
workshop at PRB in Washington, D.C., June 20 to July 1, 2005 during
which they will interact with PRB staff and outside experts active
in policy research and communications. This workshop focuses on
the role of research in the policy process and on techniques for
effective communication of research findings to decision makers.
Guest speakers address topics related to the Fellows' policy research
interests. During the workshop, participants are asked to consider
their own research in terms of its relevance to policy audiences.
Research Project: During the 2005-2006 academic year,
participants apply the lessons learned at the Washington Workshop
to prepare written and oral presentations for policy audiences,
based on their dissertations or related research topics. On the
basis of their own research (usually but not exclusively dissertation
research), the Fellows prepare a ten-page policy paper, and a ten-minute
policy presentation for the PAA workshop.
PAA Workshop: The Fellows formally present their research
findings at a workshop held prior to the 2006 Population Association
of America (PAA) Annual Meeting. During the workshop, Fellows make
ten-minute policy presentations to the other Fellows and to PRB
and guest discussants. The workshop offers an opportunity to use
skills learned at the seminar, as well as to obtain feedback on
the papers, memos, and presentations.
PRB covers travel, lodging, and per diem expenses for
each Fellow to attend the Washington Workshop and the PAA. PRB pays
for the PAA registration for each Fellow and awards stipends of
$2,000 to cover Fellows' research expenses.
The deadline for applying is January 31, 2005. The fellowship awards
will be announced in March 2005.
Applicants should send PRB a cover letter, an application
form, an updated resume, a two- or three-page research proposal,
and two letters of reference. Completed applications should be addressed
to the Fellows Program Manager and may be sent via e-mail or by
mail. PRB will also accept references by e-mail if they are sent
directly from the e-mail account of the person writing the reference.
Application forms can be downloaded from the PRB website (www.prb.org)
or can be requested from the Fellows Program Manager:
Fellows Program Manager
Population Reference Bureau
1875 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 520
Washington, DC 20009
*Please note that due to funding restrictions, PRB cannot
accept applicants from countries not supported by USAID's Global
Health Bureau. To find out if your country is eligible for USAID
funds, please check the following Internet page: www.usaid.gov/our_work/global_health/home/Countries/index.html.
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