PRB requests applications from eligible research and/or academic institutions interested in developing a skills-building program within their institutional training programs/curricula that prepares researchers to influence policy change through the effective communication of data and evidence to decisionmakers.
PRB will offer intensive support that equips the partner(s) to independently administer a training program designed around PRB’s Policy Communication Toolkit. This partnership will take place under the Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced for Population and Reproductive Health (PACE) project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
PRB anticipates entering into a subaward with one to three institutions. The successful partner will designate a small team of faculty, teaching staff, and/or graduate students to participate in an intensive policy communication training of trainers (TOT) workshop administered by PRB in July or August 2021. Following the TOT, PRB will support participants and partner(s) to adapt and deliver an in-depth policy communication training within their home institutions no later than March 2022.
PRB seeks applications from organizations based in Anglophone sub-Saharan Africa, with presence in USAID priority countries preferred. Applicants should have experience in both research and policy advocacy, preferably in the areas of family planning, sexual and reproductive health, gender, or demography.
Additional details on the eligibility, application process and timeline, and the scope of work can be found here. Submit the questions and proposals to Cathryn Streifel at firstname.lastname@example.org. Responses to questions will be shared with all interested partners. Questions are due by 5:00pm EDT on March 31, 2021 and applications are due by 5:00pm EDT on April 12, 2021. PRB expects to make an award in late April.