2018/2019 US Policy Communication Training Application Form – Apply Here

The 2018/2019 US Policy Communication Training Application Form is out for Suitable and Qualified Applicants who wants to participate in the training program. Here is the application Guide and the Basic Requirements needed to participate in the Training Program.

The U.S Policy Communication Training Program builds on PRB’s 40-year legacy of training researchers to bridge the gap between research findings and the policy development process.

The Program will prepare researchers to influence policy and practice through effective communication. The training will expose Participants to;

  • Understand the process by which research informs the policy environment.
  • Learn various ways to communicate findings to U.S. and international policy audiences.
  • Improve their ability to communicate in written and verbal formats.

2018/2019 US Policy Communication Training Application Form

The program has two main components:

  • Workshop: A week-long workshop in Washington, D.C., in June 2018 focuses on the role of research in the policy process, and on techniques for effective communication of research findings to decisionmakers, media, and nontechnical audiences.
  • Practicum: During the 2018-2019 academic year, participants will apply the lessons learned at the Washington, D.C., workshop in their preparation of two policy communication materials (for example, policy briefs, blogs, or op-eds) based on their dissertations or related research topics.

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Eligibility/Requirements

  • The training is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents (Green Card holders) pursuing doctoral programs at reputable U.S. academic institutions and who are between their 3rd and 5th year of studies.
  • Applicants who are current or previous trainees of NICHD-supported population centers in the United States are given Priority

Applicants may be in any field of study, but their research focus must be related to demography, reproductive health, or population health.

  • Demographic topics include population dynamics, distribution, growth, and decline; migration; fertility, nuptiality, and family demography; mortality and morbidity; or the causes and consequences of demographic change.
  • Reproductive health studies of interest are limited to behavioral and social science research.
  • Population health areas include human health, productivity, and development at the population level. The populations of concern may be U.S. or non-U.S. populations.

Interested Applicants should access online application here to apply.

Applicants must submit the following to PRB:

  • A completed application form.
  • An up-to-date resume with a full list of educational and other professional activities.
  • Two letters of reference sent directly from the person writing the reference.  Letters of reference must be emailed directly to USPolicyTraining@prb.org.

Application Deadline

This Application Closes on the 16th of February, 2018

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