Fred H Bixby Fellowship Program


To expand training opportunities by allowing population specialists and biomedical researchers from developing countries to work with experienced mentors in the population Council's international network of offices. Fellowships are awarded to professionals in the early stages of their careers who have demonstrated commitment to return to or stay in a developing country upon completion of their training programs to build capacity in local institutions.

Selection will be based on the recommendation of the Fellowship Committee which consists of distinguished scholars in the field of population. Selection criterias will stress academic excellence, professional experience and prospective contribution to the population field. Prior to submitting a formal application to the Fellowship Office for consideration, Bixby applicants are required to seek sponsorship from at least one Population Council staff mentor, in consultation with the Fellowship coordinator.


Candidates must have recently completed (within the last 5 years) or anticipate completing a PhD or equivalent degree in the social sciences, public health or biomedical sciences. All applicants should have previous direct experience with either biomedical research, program research or policy-relevant social science research (preferably including one or more peer-reviewed publications). Applications must be legal citizens of a developing country and be proficient in english.

Quantity Available



  • Annual

Study Length

1-2 years

Award Value

A monthly stipend based on Fellowship location and years of experience and attendance at one professional meeting per year (including travel). An allowance for relocation and health insurance are also included

Application procedure

Applicants must submit an application form, research proposal and supporting documents in English. The application details and procedures can be found on the Bixby Fellowship website external linkRequests for information from the Fellowship Coordinator, which can be obtained by emailing to should include a brief description of the candidate's academic and professional qualifications, a short statement about their research interests for the proposed Fellowship period and their curriculum vitae.

Closing date

January 31st


Fred H Bixby Foundation

Study Level

  • Professional development

Population Council

The Population Council is an international non-profit, non-governmental institution that seeks to improve the well being and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world and to help achieve a humane, equitable and sustainable balance between people and resources. The Council conducts biomedical, social science and public health research and helps build research capacities in developing countries.

Contact Details

  • 212 339 0500
  • 212 755 6052
  • Policy Research Division
    One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
    9th floor
    New York
    United States of America

More information

For more information regarding this award, please contact the Population Council by using the links below.


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