Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Virtual Fellows Program 2022

The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program is now accepting applications for the 2022 DHS virtual Fellows Program.

The DHS Fellows Program is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), to increase the capacity of countries to conduct further analysis of DHS Program data. The primary objectives of the program are to: 

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

The 2022 DHS Fellows Program is a virtual fellowship program therefore Participants must guarantee access to reliable internet for effective participation.


Each Fellow will receive a total of $2,000 honorarium to cover research expenses which will be paid in installments based upon satisfactory completion of the deliverables. HoweverDHS Program will cover:

  • economy airfare from the home university,
  • lodging, and
  • per diem expenses for each Fellow to attend both workshops.


  1. All team members must be based full-time at the home university.
  2. Applications must be from teams comprised of three members from the same university who teach and/or conduct research in demography, public health, economics, sociology, geography, or other social sciences. 
  3. Applications are accepted from faculty members at universities in:

  • Angola, Benin, Burundi, Gambia, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, and South Africa
  • Maldives, Papua New Guinea, and Timor-Leste
  • Latin America and the Caribbean: Guatemala and Haiti
  • Other regions: Armenia and Tajikistan

Selection Process

The selection of Fellows will be primarily based on the merits of their research proposal and on the applicants’ potential for strengthening the capacity of their home university to use DHS Program data. Additional factors considered will be gender balance and previous experience in data use and statistical analysis. 

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Application Process

the application should include the following from each team member:

  • A curriculum vitae with complete contact information, a list of publications, and names and contact information for three references
  • Proof of status as a current faculty member at home university and duration of employment

In addition, each team should submit a single application that contains the following items in PDF format:

  • A completed team application form.
  • A brief, original research proposal (3 to 4 pages) clearly describing the introduction and rationale, short literature review on the topic, research question(s),) scope of analysis and potential policy implications. 
  • A briefplan for internal capacity strengthening.

Deadline: November 21, 2021.

For more information, visit the official site.

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