Call for applications has been announced for the Demographic and Health Surveys; DHS Fellows Program 2024! The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is pleased to announce the 2024 DHS Fellows Program.
This initiative, funded by USAID, is dedicated to enhancing the analytical skills of individuals in partner countries, focusing on the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program data.
The United States Agency for International Development commonly referred to as USAID, is an independent agency of the U.S. federal government, plays a pivotal role in administering civilian foreign aid and development assistance worldwide.
USAID is considered one of the world’s most significant official aid agencies with a budget exceeding $27 billion. The agency contributes to more than half of all U.S. foreign assistance.
Benefits of USAID DHS Fellows Program
Fellows will be selected primarily based on the merits of their research proposal and the potential to enhance their home university’s capacity in utilizing DHS Program data. Gender balance and prior experience in data use and statistical analysis are also taken into account.
Each fellow will receive a $3,000 honorarium, to cover for research and travel expenses.
The DHS Program will support economy airfare, lodging, breakfast, and lunch for the workshops, while visa costs are the responsibility of the fellow.
Eligibility Criteria for USAID DHS Fellows Program
Applications for the DHS Fellows Program are open to faculty members in select countries, including Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, and more. Teams of two from the same university are encouraged to apply, emphasizing demography, public health, economics, sociology, or other social sciences.
Key requirements include attending in-person workshops, completing the DHS Dataset User course, and using the latest statistical software package, Stata.
How to Apply for USAID DHS Fellows Program 2024
To apply for the USAID DHS Fellows Program, each team should submit a single application including:
- A research proposal
- A plan for internal capacity strengthening, and Individual details such as:
- Curriculum vitae and faculty status proof.
For more information, visit the USAID website at: http://dhsprogram.com/methodology/Workshops/workshop-fellows0224.cfm
- November 12, 2023: Applications are due
- Mid-end December 2023: Notification of Selected candidates
- February 1, 2024: Fellows complete the Dataset Users Course and submit their certificates
- Feb 28-March 7, 2024: The First workshop to prepare Fellows to use DHS Program datasets, refine research questions, and begin data analysis
- March 25, 2024: Submission of interim drafts of their papers
- April 8, 2024: Fellows submit the first report on capacity-strengthening activities
- May 8 – May 14, 2024: Second workshop for Fellows to finalize their papers
- June 3, 2024: Submission of final papers and response to reviews and edits throughout the publication process. Fellows also submit their policy-oriented presentation
- August 5, 2024: Fellows submit the second report on capacity-strengthening activities and revised policy-oriented presentation
- September 9, 2024: Submission of proof that the working paper was submitted to a peer-reviewed journal
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