2017 DHS Fellows Program for University Faculty

The DHS Program is now accepting applications for the 2017 DHS Fellows Program. The DHS Fellows Program is designed to increase the capacity of countries to conduct further analysis of DHS data. The primary objectives of the program are:

  • To teach Fellows to analyze and conduct research with DHS data;
  • To strengthen skills that Fellows will use to integrate DHS data into their teaching;
  • To increase the ability of Fellows to build the capacity of others to use DHS data at their home universities

    2017 DHS Fellows Program for University Faculty

    2017 DHS Fellows Program for University Faculty

Eligibility and Requirements

Applications are only being accepted from faculty members at universities in Armenia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Nepal, Pakistan, and the Philippines. All team members must be based full-time at the home university. Applications must be from teams comprised of three faculty members from the same university who teach in departments of demography, public health, economics, sociology, geography, or other social sciences. Individuals who have already participated in a DHS data analysis workshop conducted by The DHS Program are not eligible, although individuals who have only participated in a Service Provision Assessment (SPA) or Geographic Information Systems (GIS) workshop facilitated by The DHS Program are still eligible to apply.

Teams must include one senior [1] faculty member. All three team members must be available to attend two workshops organized by The DHS Program (see anticipated timeline below). Each fellow must bring a laptop that will be used for the duration of each workshop. The statistical software package Stata 14 will be provided for use during the workshop.

The language for the program is English. Each team will be expected to jointly complete a publishable-quality manuscript in English on policy-relevant questions that are primarily related to one or more of the following topic areas: reproductive health, family planning, fertility, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, sexual behavior, or gender issues. Papers must primarily use data from DHS surveys. Completed manuscripts that meet the required standards will be published by The DHS Program in the Working Paper series [2]. Fellows will be encouraged to submit their completed papers to peer-reviewed journals for publication. In addition, each team will be expected to design a plan for building capacity in the use of DHS data for teaching and research to be implemented at their home universities. Teams are required to report back on the implementation of capacity-building activities prior to completion of the program.

Anticipated Timeline

December 2, 2016  Applications are due

Early January, 2017  Selected candidates are notified

March 6-17, 2017  First workshop to be held in an Asian country (TBD) to prepare Fellows to use DHS datasets, refine research questions, and begin data analysis

April 11, 2017 Fellows submit interim drafts of their papers

April 20, 2017  Fellows submit first report on capacity-building activities implemented at home universities

April 25-May 4, 2017  Second workshop to be held in an Asian country (TBD) for Fellows to finalize their papers

June 5, 2017  Fellows submit final papers and respond to reviews and edits throughout the publication process

August 14, 2017  Fellows submit second report on capacity‐building activities implemented at home universities

Please send applications and inquiries to The DHS Program, ICF, 530 Gaither Road, Suite 500, Rockville, MD USA 20850. Email: DHSFellows@dhsprogram.com.

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