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Gender Equity/GBV Evidence Accelerator Fellowship

About the Program

This year-long inaugural cohort program offers sponsored mentorship and select coursework through the Center for Global Women’s Health and Gender Equity (CGWHE) at the Johns Hopkins University to practitioners, professionals, and scholars engaged in gender equity work, including those focused on gender-based violence (GBV), particularly in low- and middle-income settings.

The part-time fellowship builds skills in evidence generation, synthesis/analysis, and translation for gender equity and GBV. Fellows complete select coursework offered through  Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (BSPH), and receive ongoing mentorship from CGWHE faculty, within a cohort experience designed for networking and professional development, including 1-2 in-person cohort gatherings throughout the year. Ongoing activities are virtual, with select in-person convenings to enable connectivity. Fellowship scholars will complete a mini-project focused on gender equity/GBV, such as secondary analysis of survey data, or evidence synthesis, with mentorship and data analysis support from CGWHE faculty. Estimated time commitment: 10 hours weekly on average, up to 20 hours/ week during course weeks, plus travel for convenings.

Ideal candidates include but are not limited to those working in the field of gender equity and/or GBV in roles including program monitoring and evaluation; community researcher; practitioners; and PhD students outside the US. Applicants should have some experience in this area and should demonstrate a need for additional skills in evidence-based gender equity/GBV research, programs and/or policy to accelerate the impact of their work and further their career goals.  

The scholarship will cover the participant’s travel costs, course registration, and faculty mentoring.  No compensation will be offered for participant’s time.  We encourage those who are employed to discuss their potential participation with their employer, including whether you can engage in course work and/or meetings that fall within normal working hours.

Supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

Applications period has closed


Feb 28 2024                            Applications close

early April 2024                      Notification of selection

May 6 2024                             Kick off meeting

June 3-6 2024                        Course: Applications to Gender Analysis ++

June 10-28 2024                   Course: Epidemiologic Inference in Public Health I++

June 10-13 2024                    Course: Gender-Based Violence Research, Practice and Policy

June 24-27 2024                    Course: Women's Health: Disparities and Equity Implications*

July  1 2024                              Course: Complete LinkedIn STATA

July 15-18 2024                      Course: International Perspectives on Women, Gender, and Health*

July- August 2024                  Weekly seminar

July – December 2024          Mentored development and completion of mini-project; monthly seminar

October 2024                           Program convening to coincide with SVRI conference

January – May 2025               Written and oral dissemination of mentored mini-project


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Scholar Spotlights

"I find this fellowship program intellectually stimulating and personally fulfilling, as I engage with teams that seek to challenge social inequalities and existing gender norms."

- Judy Ngina, PhD Student at University of Nairobi

“I feel more prepared than ever to contribute to the field of gender research and make a significant difference by disseminating research findings for evidence-based policies and initiatives.”

- Mercy Kamau, PhD Student at Kenyatta University