Countdown to 2030 Fellowship Program

October 17, 2023

The Countdown to 2030 Fellowship Program is a multilateral collaboration to strengthen analytical capacities for monitoring and tracking the progress of life-saving interventions for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health and nutrition (RMNCAH+N) in Africa. Every year beginning in 2023, Countdown to 2030 selects 10 fellows from countries with an ongoing Countdown collaboration. During the 12-month fellowship, the selected researchers worked on a specific research project related to RMNCAH+N with mentorship from other Countdown researchers.

Fellowship activities include:

  • Contributing to country collaboration activities by leading the drafting of reports or other technical and communication products
  • Attending two training workshops at the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC)
  • Attending virtual and face-to-face meetings with mentors and technical facilitators
  • Drafting and submitting at least one article to an international peer-reviewed journal
  • Submitting a progress report every three months.

In 2023, the applications were due on April 30. The selection criteria were:

  • Be based at a Countdown collaboration institution in a country with an ongoing Countdown collaboration
  • Have at least a master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, global health, demography, biostatistics, or any related field with a specialization in reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health
  • Be less than 45 years old at the time of application
  • Have research experience.

Learn more about the 2023 selection process here.

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