[URBANTH-L] FUNDING: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Abortion and Reproductive Health

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Wed Feb 22 13:26:23 EST 2006

Fellowship Announcement

Charlotte Ellertson Social Science Postdoctoral Fellowship
in Abortion and Reproductive Health

Ibis Reproductive Health invites public health and social 
science researchers to apply for a two-year 
postdoctoral research and leadership fellowship in 
abortion and reproductive health.  The fellowship's 
objectives are to cultivate a cohort of promising new 
social science researchers who can work from within 
their disciplines to study abortion and reproductive 
health, and to produce and publicize research that 
informs policy and program design in abortion and 
reproductive health.  We seek applicants who are 
committed to working on abortion and to developing 
careers that include a focus on abortion research and 

Fellowship Description

The fellowship includes independent and collaborative 
research, as well as work with advocacy organizations.  
Each fellow works intensively with a mentor on her/his 
specific research projects and has ties to a fellowship 
site director who provides general guidance and orientation 
to the fellowship site.  Fellows work with their mentors to:
design research protocols, conduct a significant research 
project, submit manuscripts or book proposals for publication,
give presentations and/or seminars, submit funding proposals,
participate in skill-building seminars (e.g., media and 
communications, fundraising, the policy process), visit clinics 
and hospitals to observe abortion and reproductive health 
services collaborate with and lend expertise to reproductive 
health and rights advocacy organizations, and participate in 
the annual fellowship meeting.

Each fellow receives an annual salary between $50,000 and 
$55,000 depending on the site, fringe benefits, a travel 
allowance, and generous loan repayment.  Fellows may also 
apply for up to $15,000 per year to support individual 
research projects.

Fellowship Sites
Five fellows will be chosen, one based at each of the following 

*Ibis Reproductive Health (http://www.ibisreproductivehealth.org/)  
in Cambridge, MA, 
*University of California, San Francisco's Bixby Center for 
Reproductive Health Research & Policy (http://crhrp.ucsf.edu/), at 
the School of Medicine, in the Dept of Obstetrics, Gynecology and 
Reproductive Sciences in San Francisco, CA, 
*Johns Hopkins University's Gates Institute for Population and 
Reproductive Health (http://www.jhsph.edu/GatesInstitute/)  and 
Population and Family Health Sciences Department 
(http://www.jhsph.edu/Dept/PFHS) at the Bloomberg School of 
Public Health in Baltimore, MD,
*Guttmacher Institute (http://www.agi-usa.org/)  in NYC, 
*and Columbia University's Heilbrunn Dept of Population 
and Family Health (http://www.mailman.hs.columbia.edu/popfam/)  
at the Mailman School of Public Health in New York, NY.


The fellowship is open to U.S. and international researchers 
who have received their doctorate within the past five years 
(or by September 2006) in the following disciplines: 
demography, public health (health policy, epidemiology, 
and allied fields), public policy, sociology, anthropology, 
psychology, economics, political science, and area studies.

Selection will be based on: research experience and interests, 
commitment to rigorous and policy relevant abortion research, 
match between the research interests of the fellow, fellowship 
site and potential mentors, and demonstrated interest in public 

Applications from minority candidates are particularly 
encouraged. Ibis Reproductive Health, UCSF, Johns Hopkins 
University, the Guttmacher Institute, and Columbia University 
are equal opportunity employers.

Application & Timeline:

Applicants must submit their application on-line by 5 p.m. 
PST, Friday, March 31st, 2006 at 
www.ibisreproductivehealth.org  with the following 
attachments: cover letter including description of research 
interests and proposed project(s) (one to three pages),
curriculum vitae, writing sample (published or unpublished), 
and contact information for three references.

Applicants must also arrange to have three reference letters 
received by the fellowship by March 31st

by email on letterhead with electronic signature to Sarah 
Gilbert sgilbert at ibisreproductivehealth.org,

by fax (415) 502-8479, or

by mail to:
Charlotte Ellertson Postdoctoral Fellowship
c/o Bixby Center, UCSF
3333 California Street, Suite 335, Box 0744
San Francisco, CA  94143-0744
(use 94118 for FedEx or UPS)

Applicants should indicate the fellowship site(s) to 
which they are applying on the online application and 
should be prepared to relocate to the site's 
geographic area if selected. The fellowship sites 
will interview finalists in April and the fellows will 
be notified by May 10th.  Fellowships begin no 
later than September 2006 and are awarded for 
two years.

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