African Population Studies Research and Training Program

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).