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Presenting the USAID/BHA-HFHI Humanitarian Shelter & Settlements Research Fellowship and the Steps to Apply

February 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Habitat for Humanity International and the United States Agency for International Development Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, or USAID/BHA, in partnership with HFHI and supported by InterAction, have come together to sponsor the next Humanitarian Shelter & Settlements (HS&S) Research Fellowship program for graduate students.

The deadline to apply is Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024, 5 p.m. EST. Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged. For more information on the fellowship opportunities, the application process and who qualifies, visit our website.

Please register by following the linked text below to join us for an informational webinar on Microsoft Teams on Thursday, 1st of February, at 11:00 AM EST:

Webinar: Presenting the USAID/BHA-HFHI Humanitarian Shelter & Settlements Research Fellowship and the Steps to Apply

The research fellowship offers graduate students the opportunity to receive professional mentorship, networking opportunities and financial support for research on a humanitarian shelter and settlements topic.


  • The candidates will have the chance to gain firsthand experience and visibility into the work as they complete their graduate studies, helping lay pivotal groundwork for their professional careers.


  • We provide our fellows with contacts and networking opportunities to develop direct relationships with leading experts from international and national humanitarian organizations.


  • Each fellow will receive a financial support of up to $19,000 each – made up of a $10,000 stipend and up to $9,000 for travel-related expenses when necessary – to support international graduate research for about 10 months.

Fellowship opportunities are open to U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents enrolled full-time in accredited graduate school programs in the U.S., or are U.S. citizens studying abroad in a discipline such as:

  • City, urban, environmental or regional planning
  • Architecture or architectural engineering
  • Civil or environmental engineering
  • International or development studies
  • Humanities or social studies
  • Or other similar disciplines


February 1
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


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