American University of Beirut

K2P Policy Fellowship Program

​​​The K2P​ Policy Fellowship Program is established at two levels:

In-house K2P Policy Fellowship Program:

The K2P Fellowship Program is dedicated to policymakers, researchers, practitioners, and other stakeholders who can serve as change agents and champions of evidence-informed decision-making and action in their home organizations. Individuals from Lebanon, the Eastern Mediterranean Region, or the international community can apply to the K2P Fellowship Program. 

The program also serves as a 'train the trainer' program, targeting 1-2 senior profiles and leaders nominated by each peer mentee institution enrolled into the broader K2P mentorship program

A key starting point is the identification of a policy-relevant topic or issue that the Fellow would like to address as part of the Policy Fellowship program. ​


Program duration

The program begins with an intensive 5-day on-site training at K2P Center followed by three months of offsite coaching and mentoring to develop and implement a policy-relevant project of the Fellow's choice.

Check the K2P Policy Fellowship Program: Call for Application​

Fellows will bring new insights, new approaches, transferable skills, and strategic connections to their home organization, to draw upon as they engage with and inform policymaking. 

Benefits of Policy Fellowship Program for Policymakers
Benefits of Policy Fellowship Program  for Researchers
Cultivates a culture of evidence-informed inquiry and decision making

Improves policy knowledge and awareness through exposure to government systems and policy processes
Increases understanding of the scientific ​process and research environment
Fosters the ability to assess needs, synthesize and communicate information from a policy lens
Enhances awareness of the suite of knowledge translation products and tools available  to support evidence-informed decisions and actions
Enhances awareness and application of knowledge translation products and tools to package evidence and promote their uptake and use in policy decisions and actions
Builds networks and trust with experts who can provide evidence-based inputs on a policy priority
Builds networks with government and other stakeholders engaged in policy-making processes

Mentee Institution Fellowship Program:

This level supports the mentee institutions in establishing policy fellowship programs in their respective countries. Each mentee institution will receive technical support in developing the fellowship program (prototype, training materials, and calls for Fellow) as well as in launching the fellowship program (recruitment of Fellows, administration of training materials, follow up activities) 

The mentee fellowship program:

  • Targets capacity development at both the demand and supply side of evidence. 
  • Helps scale-up capacity development activities by requiring mentee institutions to target researchers and policymakers from other institutions within their country and region
  • Serves as a platform to promote interactions between researchers and decision-makers 

How to get involved?​

Are you a policymaker, practitioner, researcher, policy influencer, or champion of evidence-informed decision-making and want to take part in the K2P Policy Fellowship Program?​

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