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IUSSP Population, Ethics, and Human Rights Fellowship 2022 [Stipend Rs. 21.5 L + Allowances]: Apply by August 31

Applications are invited from eligible candidates for the IUSSP Population, Ethics, and Human Rights Fellowship 2022.

About the Fellowship

The IUSSP Scientific Panel on Population Perspectives and Demographic Methods to Strengthen Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems, jointly with the Institute on Inequalities in Global Health (USC IIGH), University of Southern California (United States), Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER), University of Witwatersrand (South Africa) and Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER) (Uganda), is issuing a global call for applications to host 3 early career research/practitioner professionals for a 12-month period. 

The Fellowship requires a full-time commitment during a 12-month residence period — Fellows will be hosted for 6 months at WiSER, Johannesburg, and 6 months at ISER, Uganda (fellowship extension beyond 12 months is subject to available funding).

The Fellowship Program will include support for individual and group research projects, interactive dialogues, seminars, and research/practitioner workshops that seek to unpack interdisciplinary perspectives with a particular focus on emerging challenges in low- and middle-income countries.

Fellows will be supported by the IUSSP Scientific Panel and the partner institutions WiSER (South Africa), ISER (Uganda), and IIGH (United States). 


  • Johannesburg, South Africa (February – July 2023)
  • Kampala, Uganda (August 2023 – January 2024)


  • Applications will be accepted from low- and middle-income countries from different geographic regions and disciplinary expertise and supported to become a cohort of thought leaders in this emerging field, including support for multidisciplinary collaboration. 
  • Fellows will be hosted at WiSER and ISER, so their residential fellowship will include direct study of and engagement with contemporary issues in South Africa and Uganda, as a complement to their own studies or areas of work (even if not specifically focused on South Africa or Uganda). 

Educational Requirements

Either a completed Ph.D. or at least 3-years of professional experience in the field of legal identity, global health, human rights, population studies, or related fields such as social sciences, law, and public policy.

Fellowship Stipends and Allowances

  • Stipend: US$27,500 over 12 months to cover all living expenses.
  • Travel Costs: Economy airfares from current residence to Johannesburg, between Johannesburg and Kampala, and between Kampala and Johannesburg, and home again.
  • Administrative Costs: Health insurance and visa costs.

How to Apply?

Interested individuals are encouraged to apply, by completing the online application form by 31 August at the very latest.

The form requires:

  • filling out the basic information in the form.
  • listing the names and contact details of at least 2 professional/academic references. 
  • uploading of a short cover letter (2 pages, in pdf), briefly describing your professional achievements in relation with the fellowship as well what inspired you to apply. [Kindly use the following file naming convention: “LASTNAME-firstname-CoverLetter” e.g. SMITH-Lynda-CoverLetter.pdf]
  • uploading of a curriculum vitae (in pdf) [Naming the file:”LASTNAME-firstname-CV” e.g. SMITH-Michael-CV.pdf]
  • uploading a short description of the research project you wish to undertake (Project Title, Abstract, Background, Objectives, Methods, Funding…) “LASTNAME-firstname-ResearchProject”  e.g. SMITH-Fatima-ResearchProject.doc ]

Please read the instructions provided in the full PDF Call for Applications (above) and prepare your application materials beforehand to be able to copy-paste them into the online application form. The information must be submitted in English. 

The application form can be edited after completion until the 31 August deadline (logging into the form using the same email).

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Application Deadline

August 31, 2022



Click here to view the official notification for the IUSSP Population, Ethics, and Human Rights Fellowship 2022.


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