Grants and Fellowships
Human Rights Essay Award
The Human Rights Essay Award is an annual competition sponsored by the Academy and seeks to stimulate the production of scholarly work in international human rights law. Participants have the flexibility to choose any subject related to the assigned topic. The essay has to be a legal article.
The Academy will grant two Awards, one for the best article in English and one for the best article in Spanish. The Award in each case will consist of:
- a scholarship to the Program of Advanced Studies in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law for either the Diploma or Certificate of Attendance options
- travel expenses to Washington D.C.
- housing at the university dorms
- a per diem for living expenses
The best articles may be published in the American University International Law Review.
Eligibility and Requirements:
- Candidates must hold a law degree and have demonstrated experience or interest in international human rights law.
- Articles must not exceed 35 pages in length, including footnotes, and must be double spaced using 12-point Times New Roman font, in letter size paper (8.5 x11) with 1 inch (2.54 cm) margins all around. Any essay that does not follow the guidelines will be reformatted and 5 points will be taken off. If the essay is longer than 35 pages, it will be automatically disqualified.
- Each participant must also include a curriculum vitae of no more than three pages in length explaining the experience or interest of the author in human rights issues. Please submit the CV as a separate file from your paper.
- The essay has to be a legal article; therefore, it will include foot pages and citations. The absence of those will cause that the essay will be disqualified.
- Articles can only be submitted via email to email@example.com in Microsoft Word format.
- The deadline to submit articles is February 1, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. E.S.T.
- Winners will be announced on April 1, 2014 through our Web site.
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Global Health Corps Fellowship
Applications for the 2014-2015 fellowship are NOW OPEN! To apply click here.
Applications close January 26, 2014. Positions for the 2014-2015 fellowship and Part 2 of the application will be posted on December 6, 2013.
To be selected as a Global Health Corps fellow, you must:
- Be 30 or under at the start of the fellowship
- Have an undergraduate university degree by July 2014
- Be proficient in English
There is no single experience, background, quality or skill that makes someone the “right” candidate for the fellowship. Rather, we are looking for outstanding individuals who are seeking to apply their skills and their passion for health equity to a lifelong community of global changemakers. We do not expect that fellows will have a background in public health or that they have been involved in international development work before. We believe that global health organizations can greatly benefit from individuals who have worked in or studied a wide variety of fields.
We strongly encourage applicants from all sectors to apply, including but by no means limited to engineering, finance, consulting, government, architecture, research, technology, and education. We are seeking a new brand of leaders — motivated individuals with both the concrete skills and the passion to help build the movement for health equity.The strength of our movement stems from the diversity of our fellows, each of whom brings a unique personal and professional background.
Through your application, we want to understand your personal background, your professional skills and experiences and how these factors inform your desire to be a GHC fellow.A primary way that we identify GHC fellows is their approach to leadership. We have found that transformational leaders in global health, and successful GHC fellows, are committed to the following leadership practices.In selection of GHC fellows, we are not looking for evidence of leadership experience, but rather an alignment with the leadership practices listed below.
J. William Fulbright - Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellowships
Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to serve in professional placements in a foreign government ministry or institution in partner governments. Fulbright-Clinton Fellows build mutual understanding and contribute to strengthening the public sector while gaining hands-on public sector experience. The Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship also includes an independent academic study/research component.
Fulbright-Clinton Fellows function in a “special assistant” role for a senior level official. The goal of the professional placements is to build the Fellows’ knowledge and skills, provide support to partner country institutions, and promote long-term ties between the U.S. and the partner country. The U.S. Embassy, with the Fulbright Commission (where applicable), will identify host ministries and provide administrative support and oversight during the Fellow’s program.
Deadline: January 10, 2014, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
For more Information about the program, please click here.
Global Health Fellows Program
The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP-II) is a five year cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the Public Health Institute in partnership with CDC Development Solutions and Management Systems International. GHFP-II is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
GHFP-II's goal is to improve the effectiveness of USAID health programs by addressing the Agency's immediate and emerging human capacity needs. The program seeks to accomplish this goal first through the recruitment, placement and support of diverse health professionals at the junior, mid and senior levels. These program participants include fellows, interns, corporate volunteers and Foreign Service National professionals. The program then provides substantial performance management and career development support to participants, including annual working planning assistance, and ensures that professional development opportunities are available.
Looking to the future, GHFP-II also seeks to establish a pool of highly-qualified global health professionals that will ensure the Agency's ongoing technical leadership and effectiveness. This objective is supported by an extensive outreach program that brings global health opportunities and specialized career advice to a diverse range of interested individuals, with a particular focus on those underrepresented in the field of global health.
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Fellowship with the Institute for Democratic Governance
The Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG) was founded in 2000 as an independent, not-for-profit organization to undertake policy research and advocacy activities. IDEG’s vision is to become a leading think tank in Africa, accumulate and share knowledge for sustainable development, and to promote a free, just and prosperous society in Ghana and the rest of Africa. IDEG’s mission is to enhance the capacity of citizens to influence public policy choices for accelerated growth and equitable development, and advance democracy and good governance in Ghana and the rest of Africa.
Applications are invited from qualified candidates to spend a year at the Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG) as Visiting Fellows. Fellowship duration is 12 calendar months or one academic year. Candidates should be on Sabbatical Leave and should be of the rank of at least Associate Professor in a social science discipline, preferably Political Science, Economics, and Sociology.
Applications are accepted all year round provided that a minimum of 3 month is allowed for processing an application before the applicant assumes duty. Interested scholars should submit a written application together with current CV and a brief statement of the intended research. Applications should be submitted electronically to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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