The Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR) at Columbia University is now accepting applications to for its residence Fellowship for Historical Dialogue and Accountability. Practitioners of historical dialogue and accountability from conflict, post-conflict and post- dictatorial societies will have the opportunity to engage in training, networking, project work, academic and applied study. The comprehensive program provides Fellows with the opportunity to hone practical skills in fundraising, advocacy and leadership, to develop a deeper understanding of dealing with the past, and to foster mutually beneficial relationships with their peers and with international and non-profit organizations in New York City and Washington, DC. The Program is designed for NGO practitioners, journalists, lawyers, teachers, social workers, community organizers, and others working on issues including (but not limited to) transitional justice, truth and reconciliation, historical conflict, indigenous and minority rights, social accountability, memory studies, oral history, sites of memory and related areas where historical dialogue is a central component. Preference will be given to those who can demonstrate an established work record of several years relating to historical dialogue and accountability.
Applications are being accepted for the fall semester of 2014 fellowship program. The program is part of the Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability (AHDA). AHDA offers fully funded fellowships which will cover travel, visa, and accommodation costs as well as a modest stipend to cover day to day living expenses during the program. In exceptional cases, self-funded candidates will be considered. We encourage interested parties from around the world and from a wide range of professional sectors—including, but not limited to, human rights practitioners, journalists, academics, educators, filmmakers, artists—to apply. Special funding is available for fellow(s) who address religious conflict. For fellowship guidelines and application form, please go to hrcolumbia.org/ahda/fellowship.
Deadline: March 7, 2014
If you have any questions with regard to the program, selection criteria and your application please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.