APS is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett foundation. The goals of the APS Program are to build in collaboration with African institutions:
- * an international pool of talented social science researchers in the U.S. and sub-Saharan Africa with the skills needed to address population issues;
- * advanced international-level graduate training capacity in select African institutions that can serve the needs of the region on a sustained basis;
- * strong collaborative research linkages with select African institutions that involve senior and junior researchers and students, with research focused on the crucial areas of health (emphasizing reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, and adult health), migration, population and environment, and their interrelationships.
The activities of the APS include a postdoctoral fellow program, an intensive training program, a small grant program and a yearly colloquium with our partner institutions: Brown University, The University of the Witwatersrand, and the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC).