Ellertson Social Science Fellowship in Abortion and Reproductive Health: Training of New Social Science Researchers on Policy-Relevant Research on Reproductive Health
Location(s): United States
The Bixby Center is a fellowship site of the Charlotte Ellertson Postdoctoral Fellowship program for social scientists. The fellowship's objectives are to:
- support a multidisciplinary cohort of promising new social science researchers who study abortion and reproductive health, and
- produce and share research that informs policy and program design in abortion and reproductive health.
The fellowship seeks applicants who are committed to abortion scholarship and careers that include a focus on abortion research and advocacy.
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. A fellowship site director 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 skills-building seminars (e.g., media and communications, fundraising, the policy process) and annual meetings
- visit clinics and hospitals to observe abortion and reproductive health care services
- collaborate with and lend expertise to reproductive health and rights advocacy organizations
- develop professional networks of researchers, advocates and clinicians