Call for Proposals: Second Round of Fellowships on Family Planning, Fertility and Urban Development
The International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) is seeking early career researchers in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia to produce policy-relevant evidence on family planning and fertility in cities and towns and their links to urban welfare.
To qualify for the second round of fellowships, you must have obtained your PhD within the past ten years, you are interested in studying the links between urban development, reproductive health and fertility.
This project aims to link the fields of family planning, fertility and population change with the field of urban development, to create a cadre of fellows with expertise in those areas, and to produce high-quality evidence relevant to policy issues in urban development.
Interested applicants should submit a 2-page concept on their proposed research project by April 15, 2019. (The online portal is expected to open around March 15). These will be reviewed, and promising innovative proposals will be invited to submit a full proposal by July 1, 2019. The research may last between 12 and 24 months.
Promising applicants will be invited to present their research proposal at a workshop in Kampala, Uganda in November 15-17, 2019.
In addition to funds for research, the project will include mentoring and training in policy outreach, writing for scientific publication and the communication of results to policy makers as well as training to hone specific research skills and techniques or acquire new skills. Annual workshops will be held to bring fellows together to stimulate networking. More information available here.