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:
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.
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