The DHS Fellows Program, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is designed to increase the capacity of countries to conduct further analysis of DHS data. The primary objectives of the program are as follows:
- To teach fellows to analyze DHS datasets, produce result tables, and conduct research with DHS data;
- To strengthen skills that fellows will use to integrate DHS data in teaching;
- To increase the ability of fellows to build the capacity for using DHS data at their home universities
To qualify: 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. The universities they represent must be in Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, or Zimbabwe. Teams must include one senior faculty member. All three team members must be available to attend two workshops organized by ICF International, one at the beginning and one toward the end of the program. Each Fellow must bring a laptop loaded with Stata and/or SPSS for the duration of each workshop. The language for the program is English.
Applications are due on January 20, 2014.