Fred H. Bixby Fellowship Program

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The program is offered by the Population Council and seeks to expand training opportunities for population specialists and biomedical researchers.

This fellowship is geared toward those in the early stages of their careers, and to those with a demonstrated commitment to remaining in their home countries to build capacity in local institutions, or returning home after working/studying abroad.

The program is highly competitive and will offer a limited number of fellowships each year.

The program will allow citizens of developing countries to work with experienced mentors in the Council's network of offices.

Fellows will work on projects in the following program areas:

  • HIV and AIDS
  • Poverty, Gender, and Youth
  • Reproductive Health

    Terms:

    The fellowship consists of a monthly stipend, health insurance, attendance at one international professional meeting (including travel) per annum, and a notebook computer to be used for the duration of the fellowship.

    Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be legal citizens of a developing country and be proficient in English.
  • Candidates must have recently completed (within the last five years) a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in the social sciences, public health, or biomedical sciences
  • All applicants should have previous direct experience with either biomedical research, program research, or policy-relevant social science research (preferably with one or more peer-reviewed publications)
  • Candidates with master's-level degrees in public health or a related field may be eligible if they have considerable skills, background, experience, and publications, including 2–3 years of relevant job experience post-master's.

    Duration:

    The initial term of appointment is one year, with an option for a second year's renewal with the mutual agreement of the Population Council and the fellow.

    The fellowship is a full-time commitment, meaning no additional research, studies, or work may be pursued for the duration of the fellowship.

    How to Apply:

    Candidates interested in applying for the fellowship must first e-mail the fellowship coordinator with a letter indicating professional objectives and goals for the fellowship, as well as the name(s) of the mentor(s) (up to three) with whom they would like to work, and must include a copy of their curriculum vitae.

    The fellowship coordinator will then instruct each candidate on how to initiate contact with the appropriate mentor(s).

    Each candidate must secure an agreement of support from a Population Council mentor before proceeding with a full application.

    All correspondence between potential candidates and possible mentors must be copied to the fellowship coordinator at: bixbyfellowship[at]popcouncil.org.

    Deadline for applications: 15 January.

    For more information and application, visit: Fred H. Bixby Fellowship Program

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