The USAID Demographic Health Survey Fellowship for University Faculty in USA

The United States of America International Development (USAID) now accepts applications for the 2024 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) Fellows Program (fully funded).

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 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 universities.

The 2024 DHS Fellows Program will be a hybrid delivery with virtual elements and two in-person workshops.

Applications are welcome from faculty members at universities in Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Jordan, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

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: sexual and reproductive health, family planning, fertility, maternal, child, and newborn health, malaria, gender, or other cross-cutting health issues.


  • Each fellow will be awarded a $3,000 honorarium to cover research expenses, travel expenses, and other incidentals, which will be paid in instalments based upon satisfactory completion of the deliverables.
  • The DHS Program will cover economy airfare from the home institution and lodging with breakfast and lunch only for each fellow to attend both workshops.
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To be eligible for the USAID Demographic Health Survey Fellowship for University Faculty in USA:

  • All team members must be based full-time at the home university.
  • Applications must be from teams comprised of two members from the same university who teach and/or conduct research in demography, public health, economics, sociology, or other social sciences.

Application Process

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)
  • A brief plan for internal capacity strengthening (1–2 pages) that describes realistic activities the applicants will undertake at home universities during the fellowship
  • In addition, the joint application should include the following from each team member:

a) A curriculum vitae with complete contact information, a list of publications, and names and contact information for three references

b) Proof of status as a current faculty member at home university and duration of employment

To apply for The USAID Demographic Health Survey Fellowship for University Faculty in USA, click here

Deadline: November 12, 2023.

For more information on the USAID Demographic Health Survey Fellowship for University Faculty in the USA, visit the official site.

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