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Institute for Health and Social Policy

International Fellows Program

The International Urban Fellows Program focuses on urban problems and policy. The program brings six to eight individuals who are involved in studying or addressing urban issues outside the United States to IHSP for a semester or full academic year of advanced study. Those individuals selected as Fellows are scholars or practitioners who have previously demonstrated a high degree of experience and professional competence in urban studies research.

The focus of the Urban Fellows Program is the growth, decline, and revitalization of cities, and the welfare of urban residents, with Baltimore as a reference point. Each Fellow is linked to appropriate agencies in Baltimore to permit introduction to U.S. urban problems and policies in a direct way.

Junior Fellows are graduate students or young professionals who spend four to eight months at the Institute, typically register for one or two courses each semester from the course offering at Johns Hopkins, and conduct the research project described in the proposal they submit with their application for admission to the program. Senior Fellows spend four or eight months at the Institute. In addition to conducting their research projects, Senior Fellows also typically prepare technical assistance materials for use by policymakers or urban specialists in their home countries. Senior and Junior Fellows may also present lectures and seminars to the University community. Fellows meet periodically with Institute faculty and other staff to discuss their fellowship research projects, and become integrated into the educational and social life of the Institute for Policy Studies.

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