Human Right Watch Fellowships in International Human Rights
Applications invited from International fellows who wants to apply for Fellowships in International Human Rights.
Fellowships are as follows-
Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg Fellowship - Established in memory of Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg, early supporters of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”), this fellowship is open to recent graduates (at the Master’s level) in the fields of law, journalism, international relations, or other relevant studies. Graduates with LL.B. degrees or advanced degrees in other relevant disciplines may also be considered.
Arthur Koenig Fellowship - Established in 2010, the Arthur Koenig Fellowship is a two-year fellowship designed to help bring talented people from disadvantaged economic backgrounds or from communities deeply affected by human rights abuse into the human rights movement. The Arthur Koenig fellowship is open to recent graduates (at the Master’s level or above) in the fields of law, journalism, international relations, or other relevant studies. Graduates with LL.B. degrees or advanced degrees in other relevant disciplines may also be considered.
Complete application packets which must include the following-
two letters of recommendation
an unedited, unpublished writing sample (no legal briefs, please)
an official law or graduate school transcript
Arthur Koenig Fellowship applicants only: In addition to the cover letter, resume, letters of recommendation, transcript, and writing sample, applicants must also submit an essay describing the aspects of their background that have been economically disadvantaged and/or how human rights abuse shaped their lives and continues to affect them.
Applicants may wish to consider the following when writing this essay-
The economic circumstances of their family, including during childhood.
Their history of need-based financial assistance used to complete their education to date and their experience working to make a substantial financial contribution to their own education.
The highest education level attained by one or both parents, or whether the candidate is a first generation university graduate in his or her family.
How human rights abuse has affected their lives and how they are working to overcome its effects.
limit the essay to no more than 1,000 words.
Applicants must demonstrate a strong background in international human rights and be committed to building a career in human rights. Research experience, including experience conducting interviews, ideally in the context of human rights research, is required. Field experience in human rights work is strongly desirable. Applicants must have exceptional analytic skills and excellent oral and written communications skills in English. Proficiency in one language in addition to English is strongly desired as is familiarity with countries or regions where serious human rights violations occur.
Applicants should be highly motivated and well-organized; able to work quickly and well under pressure, both independently and as a member of a team; able to juggle multiple tasks; and able to meet tight deadlines. The fellowship year will require creativity, initiative, perseverance, and flexibility while maintaining HRW’s high methodological standards.
fellows must be recent graduates of law, journalism, international relations, or other relevant studies, or must provide evidence of significant, comparable, relevant work experience.
Deadline: 11 October 2012
For more information, visit this link: http://www.hrw.org/about/fellowships
WHO’s TDR Clinical Research & Development Fellowship
Researchers from low and middle income countries (LMICs) are invited to apply for the fourth round of the WHO/TDR Career Development Fellowship (CDF) on clinical research & development (clinical R&D).
Successful candidates will be placed with leading product development institutions, including pharmaceutical companies that are participating in the fellowship programme (“host institutions”). The goal is to develop human resources to promote high quality clinical R&D in LMICs. It is expected that qualified professionals will enhance LMICs’ product development capacity on diagnostics, drugs and vaccines for infectious diseases that disproportionately affect poor and marginalized populations.
The host institutions will train individuals in situ in order to develop specialized skills not readily taught in academic centres, including R&D project management, regulatory requirements and good health research practices. On returning to their home institutions, the fellows are expected to become an important resource for institutional capacity development to undertake and manage clinical research in accordance with international regulatory requirements and standards.
All applications must be received by 24th September 2012 at the latest. For more information, visit this link: http://www.who.int/tdr/grants/CDFcall_round4.pdf
Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program
The National Endowment for Democracy Invites Fellowship Applications for 2013–2014 Program. The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program is an international exchange program that offers practitioners, scholars, and journalists the opportunity to spend five months at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), in Washington DC, in order to undertake independent research on democratic challenges throughout the world.
While in residence, fellows reflect on their experiences; conduct research and writing; consider best practices and lessons learned; and develop professional relationships within a global network of democracy advocates.
Located within NED’s International Forum for Democratic Studies, the program provides a rich intellectual setting for educational exchange and professional development. The Forum also publishes the Journal of Democracy, holds conferences, and provides access to NED’s Democracy Resource Center and Library. The program offers research support and facilitates fellows’ outreach to Washington’s advocacy, media, academic, and policy communities. All fellowships include a monthly payment, health insurance, and roundtrip travel reimbursement. The program does not provide financial assistance for accompanying family or other dependents.
The program runs two five-month fellowship sessions per year, during which fellows are expected to work full time on their projects. Practitioners focus on strategies and best practices for strengthening democracy in their country of interest; scholars conduct original research for publication. Projects may address the economic, political, social, legal, or cultural aspects of democratic development and include a range of methodologies and approaches. The program hosts an active calendar of events, including an introduction to NED and its partner institutions. Fellows are expected to present their work and prepare a written product during their stay.
The fellowship is intended primarily for individuals from developing and aspiring democracies. Distinguished scholars from the United States and other established democracies are eligible to apply. Practitioners and journalists should have substantial work experience in their fields, while scholars are expected to have a Ph.D., or academic equivalent, at the time of application. The program does not support professional training, fieldwork, or students working toward a degree, nor does it provide funding to implement projects in the field. A working knowledge of English is required for participation in the program.
Fall Session: October 2013–February 2014; Spring Session: March–July 2014.
Deadline is October 15, 2012.
For further information, visit the link: http://fellowships.ned.org/applications/
BNET Commonwealth Fellowship
The BNET Commonwealth Fellowship will enable the successful candidate to undertake a programme of teaching and research at the University of Ibadan for a period of around three months. The Fellowship will be tenable at any time between November 2012 and July 2013.
BNET Commonwealth Fellowship is available at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria for a specific donation from the Britain-Nigeria Educational Trust to the CSFP endowment fund.
Applicants should be:
Suitably qualified academics with an established record in their chosen discipline from any ACU member university citizens of any Commonwealth country (except Nigeria)
There is no age restriction for applicants
Any subject areas in which the University of Ibadan is engaged are eligible for the fellowship – further information on the academic interests of the university is available on the University of Ibadan website
The selected Fellow will conduct an agreed work programme in conjunction with a named department at the university – applicants should have the endorsement of their proposed host department at the time of their application
The BNET Commonwealth Fellowship will provide:
One return (economy) airfare a living allowance travel costs within Nigeria agreed research and teaching costs (which can include library and other research materials) for the university
The total maximum value of the fellowship is GBP 8,000. It is expected that living accommodation will be provided by the university. Should this not be possible on the dates selected, however, an additional allowance of up to GBP 2,000 will be made to cover accommodation costs.
How to apply:
Applications should be made by the potential Fellow, but should have the endorsement of an existing department or research centre at the University of Ibadan.
The closing date for applications is 30th September, 2012
Selection will be undertaken by a committee of the university, and it is expected that the successful candidate will be notified by 31st October, 2012
For further information, visit the link. http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/scholarships-uk-citizens/nigeria/
International Peace Fellowship for Journalists
Journalists whose work addresses international peace and security challenges can apply for this fellowship.
The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) Jennings Randolph (JR) Senior Fellowship provides scholars, policy analysts, policy makers, journalists and other experts with opportunities to spend time at the Institute in D.C., reflecting and writing on proposed projects.
Priority is given to proposals deemed likely to make timely and significant contributions to the understanding and resolution of ongoing and emerging conflicts and other challenges to international peace and security. Projects will also be chosen based on the quality of project design and its ability to be implemented, as well as the candidate's project track record and potential as a fellow.
Senior Fellowships usually last for 10 months, starting in October, but shorter-term fellowships are also available. Fellowships are open to citizens of any country. The Institute awards between 10 and 12 fellowships per year.
The program attempts to match the recipient's earned income during the year preceding the fellowships, up to a maximum of US$100,000 for 10 months. In certain cases and budget permitting, the Institute will provide coverage of 80 percent of health premiums for the fellow and eligible dependents, with a cap of $500 per month. Fellowship housing will not be provided. Each Fellow is given part-time research assistance during the fellowship.
The application deadline is September 10.
For more information, click here. http://www.usip.org/grants-fellowships/jennings-randolph-senior-fellowship-program/senior-fellowship-application-informa#Fellowship_Activities
Biodiversity International’s Vavilov-Frankel Fellowship
Biodiversity International has announced the availability of two fellowships, fo up to US $20,000 each, to carry out research, from 3 to 12 months, on a wide range of biophysical, economic and social themes related to the conservation and use of plant genetic resources in developing countries.
This year’s Vavilov-Frankel Fellowships call focuses on the following themes:
Use of agrobiodiversity as an instrument for climate change adaptation
Research to enhance the conservation of genetic resources of a tree species important to the livelihoods of the rural poor
Sustainable diets for improved nutrition and health
Policy research in support of implementation of the International Treaty for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
Gene discovery in crop wild relatives
Facilitating better use of genebank materials
Researching neglected and underutilized species for food and nutrition security
Applying economics to agrobiodiversity conservation, sustainable use and policy analysis
Management of Musa diseases through a better understanding of specific host-pathogen interactions and co-evolution
The deadline to submit applications is 11 November 2012. For more information, visit this link: http://www.bioversityinternational.org/training/research_fellowships/vavilov_frankel_fellowship_2013.html
Fung Global Fellows Program 2013-2014
The Princeton University’s Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies is accepting applications for the Fung Global Fellows Program.
The brings exceptional international early-career faculty members working in the social sciences and the humanities to Princeton for a year of research, writing, and collaboration
The Program will select six scholars from around the world to be in residence at Princeton for one academic year and to engage in research, writing, and collaboration around a common theme. The program includes a public seminar series where the fellows will present their work to the University community. Fellowships will be awarded through a competitive application process to scholars employed outside the United States who have demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement, exhibit unusual intellectual promise, and are still early in their careers.
This program is supported by a gift from William Fung, group chairman of Li & Fung, a Hong Kong-based multinational group of export and retailing companies.
The Fung Global Fellows Program welcomes applications from scholars who have received their Ph.D. (or the equivalent of an Anglo-American Ph.D.) within 10 years of the proposed start date of the fellowship.
The application deadline for the 2013–14 Fung Global Fellows Program is November 1, 2012. For more information, visit this link: http://www.princeton.edu/funggfp/about-the-program/
List of media fellowships offered in India
Journalism Education Trust Fellowships
Centre for Development Studies (Affiliated to JNU, New Delhi), Thiruvananthapuram, offers Journalism Education Trust Fellowships for Journalists and Postgraduates.
K K Birla Foundation Fellowships
K K Birla Foundation offers fellowships for journalists. For details contact:
K K Birla Foundation
Hindustan Times House
10th Floor, 18-20 KG Marg
New Delhi 110001
Prabha Dutt Fellowship
Sanskritipratishthan (C-ll, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi 110016) offers Prabha Dutt Fellowship for Excellence in Journalism. (Sanskriti Foundation in Collaboration with Prabha Dutt Memorial Foundation invites applications from Indian Women Journalists). The purpose of the fellowships is to encourage dedicated women journalists to pursue meaningful projects including a research on a book in English, Hindi or any regional language. It is exclusively for print journalists . Age: Between 25 and 40 years. Duration: 10 months. Grant: Rs 1,00,000/- including travel expenses.
All candidates must mail their CV and short synopsis of their project proposal to the address given below. Tentative month for submitting applications July-August. E-mailed applications should be followed by a hard copy.
For any further clarifications, contact:
Sanskriti Pratishthan C-11 Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi-110016
Tel : 011- 2696-3226, 2652- 7077
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Prem Bhatia Research Scholarship
(Convenor at the Press Institute of India )
Sapru House Annexe Barakhamba Road
New Delhi 110001
These scholarships are offered to young journalists who needs financial assistance for research on any aspect of current print journalist and its impact on society.
Age: below 35 years. Value: Rs 40,000, in installments for one calendar year, from the Prem Bhatia Memorial Trust.
The Times Fellowships Council
7, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg New Delhi 110002
One fellowship (of up to Rs 1.5 lakh) is awarded each year to a person of any field. The fellows may conduct their work and write their reports in English, Hindi, or any of the modern Indian languages.
Eligibility: An independent professional, or working in the middle levels of government, industry, institutions etc.; have proven professional credentials in their field; wish to take time off to enrich their intellectual capital and pursue a project of national importance. Age: Below 50 years.
Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards
The awards acknowledge the best in Indian journalism in various categories. A panel of distinguished jury members selects the awards winners every year. Entries are invited from both electronic & print media. For details, contact:
Ramnath Goenka Memorial Foundation
Express Building, 9&10 Bhadurshah Zafar Marg
BD Goenka Award for excellence in Journalism
Express Building, Bangalore 560001
The awards, one for English and one for an Indian language, are intended to recognise distinguished service and general excellence. They are open to any Indian journalist, photographer or cartoonist working for a publication in India.
Selection Procedure: The selection is made by an independent board. For details contact above address.
Indian Newslink Journalism Scholarship 2011
The scholarship is open to full-time students of communication studies who are accepted into one-year postgraduate programmes, such as postgraduate diploma in Journalism and bachelor of communication studies (Honours). The application form can be downloaded from the AUT University website www.aut.ac.nz (Scholarships). For more information, email: email@example.com
SAARC Media Fellowship
The SAARC Information Centre, Kathmandu offers five SAARC Media Fellowships of the value of US$ 4000 each to the media persons of SAARC region. The fellowships, with duration of 4 to 6 months, are meant for research and publication of articles/photos, essays on issues related to regional cooperation. The fellowships are open to journalists working in any of the regional and national dailies and associated media.
For further details contact Under Secretary (XP), External Publicity Division, Ministry of External Affairs, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi – 110 00. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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