Deadline: 15 February 2018
Open to: scholars, students, civil society organizations, journalists, educators, artists, policy makers, and others who work on historical dialogue issues
Fellowship: funding provided
The Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability (AHDA) fellowship brings together scholars, students, civil society organizations, journalists, educators, artists, policymakers, and others who work on historical dialogue issues for a semester of comprehensive learning and networking at Columbia University in New York City.
The AHDA fellowship allows participants to come to spend the fall semester of the academic year at Columbia University in New York City. This comprehensive program provides fellows with the opportunity to hone practical skills in fundraising, advocacy, and leadership; to develop a deeper understanding of and engagement with the past and to foster mutually beneficial relationships with their peers and with international and non-profit organizations based in New York and Washington, D.C.
- The Program is designed for lawyers, journalists, teachers, social workers, community organizers, artists, scholars and other human rights activists working on issues related to dealing with the past such as: transitional justice, historical dialogue, memory studies, historical justice, oral history, history education;
- Participants are selected on the basis of their previous work experience in work that deals with the past, their commitment to the human rights field, and demonstrated the ability to pursue graduate-level studies;
- Full-time students will not be considered;
- Applicants who are mid-career and hold full or part-time jobs pursuing their advocacy efforts are preferred;
- Fellows must work in the country and/or region where they live;
- Fluency in English is required;
- Fellows must provide proof of institutional endorsement in English from their organizations for their participation in the Program and must commit to returning to that organization upon completion of the Program;
- The program lasts a full academic semester, from late August to mid-December, and fellows are required to be in residence in New York City for this period.
- After the ISHR selection committee conducts its selection process, it makes every effort to secure funding for shortlisted Fellows to attend the program;
- The funding ranges from full funding, which covers programmatic costs, living/travel expenses and includes a small monthly stipend to partial funding which covers some portion of these costs. In cases where fellows are unable to provide full funding, the Program works with fellows to try to identify additional financial support.
How to apply?
In order to apply, please fill the application.
For more information, please visit the official web page.