Healthy Food Policy Fellowship - PhDs - Vital Strategies - Bloomberg Philanthropies

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Post Falls, IDAHO
Deadline: 31 Mar 2021


The purpose of the fellowship is to combat an important barrier to addressing global obesity—a dearth of research expertise to guide national policies. The Fellowship provides financial support to future leaders whose research will help guide public policy to curb the worldwide rise in obesity rates. 

Successful applicants are awarded a multiple-year Fellowship for the duration of their Ph.D. (up to five years) program to support their studies at top universities in their home country or abroad. The Fellowship covers tuition, accommodation, health-insurance and study-related travel, if appropriate.

Additional Details:


The Fellowship, funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, will support candidates who are:

  • residents of Barbados, Brazil, Colombia, Jamaica, Mexico and South Africa;
  • are committed to pursuing a field of study and research that will enable them to contribute to healthier food environments through the use of public policy. This includes disciplines such as health economics, nutrition epidemiology, or health behavior; and
  • going to begin theirD. program by February 2022.
How to Apply:

Interested candidates must submit the following documents by midnight (New York time) of March 31, 2021:

  • Filled application form  with an electronic signature
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation (in English) from people who are very familiar with the candidate’s work and professional experience, and/or who might be their potential mentor. The two referees must submit the letter of recommendation directly to Vital Strategies via email to before the deadline
  • Once the applications are reviewed, short-listed candidates will receive an invitation by mid-April for a virtual interview.

    In case of any questions, please write to us at . The bios of our current fellows can be found here.

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