US Policy Communication Training Program 2016 (FUNDED)

Deadlines: February 28, 2016


The organizers will pay participant expenses including: travel to and from washington, D.C., Hotel; food and related expenses during the week-long, in-person training period.


US Policy Communication Training Program 2016 funded by the U.S. Department of Health is opened to U.S. citizens pursuing doctoral programs. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - National Institutes of Health (NIH) Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).

The goals of the U.S. Policy Communication Training Program are:

  • To understand the process by which research informs the policy environment.
  • To learn various ways to communicate findings to U.S. policy audiences.
  • To improve participants’ ability to communicate in written and verbal formats


All participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents (green card holders) currently enrolled in doctoral programs at reputable U.S. academic institutions, between their 3rd and 5th year of studies at the time of application, and affiliated with a population center ( PRB gives priority to applicants whose research is focused on the topic areas noted above, who are in an early stage of their research career, and who are current or previous trainees of NICHD-supported population centers in the United States.


Applicants must submit the following to PRB:

  • A completed application form.
  • A recent resume with a full list of educational and other professional activities.
  • Short essay responses to prompts.
  • Two letters of reference sent directly from the person writing the reference.  Letters of reference must be emailed directly to

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