[Svrilist] The Protection Project International Human Rights Fellowship Program Spring 2006

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Announcement
The Protection Project International Human Rights Fellowship Program
Spring 2006

This Fellowship is made possible through a generous grant from Aria
Mehrabi, SAIS PhD'99, alumni of The Johns Hopkins University School of
Advanced International Studies.

The Protection Project Background: The Protection Project is a human
rights research institute based at The Johns Hopkins University School of
Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C. The Protection
Project focuses on promoting human rights values throughout the world by
engaging in academic research and conducting training, exchange, and
fellowship programs focusing on issues of trafficking in persons and child
labor, human rights education, women’s empowerment, state compliance with
internationally recognized human rights and capacity building for civil
society in developing and transition countries.

Purpose of the Fellowship: The Protection Project International Human
Rights Fellowship is designed to provide for a rigorous academic and
professional experience in the field of human rights for the purpose of
fostering both grassroots and government level leadership and support for
the promotion of human rights values in targeted countries throughout the
world. The fellowship will be awarded to outstanding non-U.S. citizens
currently working either for a non-governmental organization or a
government agency outside the United States and who exhibit a concerned
interest in and commitment to furthering a respect for human rights values
in their home countries.

The fellowship recipient will be responsible for a number of projects
related to the promotion of human rights values. The fellow would have the
task of conducting some events such as brown bag lunches or seminars. Such
events would be focused on their area of research interest. The fellow
would also have the responsibility of writing a policy paper. This paper
should reflect a concrete outcome that the fellow has attained during
his/her time in Washington, D.C.

The fellow will have the opportunity to establish professional contacts in
the field of human rights and to develop collaborative research and
professional relationships by participating in the daily activities of The
Protection Project and by taking advantage of access to a wide variety of
activities taking place in Washington D.C. at various academic
institutions, governmental, non-governmental, and international
organizations. The research fellow will be able to participate in
conferences, seminars and workshops held by leading institutions in the
field of human rights.

By conducting research and pursuing interests in a completely new and
different environment, the fellow will return to her/his home country
professionally invigorated and with a broadened perspective on issues of
the research fellows’ interests within the broader international human
rights agenda, and having acquired the knowledge and professional skills
to engage in effective human rights promotion within their organizations
and beyond.

Terms of the Fellowship: The Protection Project at the Johns Hopkins
University-School of Advance International Studies will award the
Fellowship for a three-month term from September to December 2006.

The fellowship will cover housing, round trip airfare and provide a
minimal monthly stipend for the research fellow. The fellowship will not
cover travel beyond the initial airfare; personal expenditures, or other
costs incurred during the fellowship.

Candidates who are interested in bringing family members to the United
States are urged to investigate the cost of living, housing and
transportation for their dependents. All costs for dependents’ travel,
housing and transportation are the responsibility of the fellow.

Modest supplemental health insurance coverage will be provided only to the
fellow. Insurance will not be provided to the candidate’s dependents.
Passport and visa fees are also the responsibility of the candidate.

Fellowship participants will be required to submit a final report and an
evaluation of the fellowship program.

Eligibility Requirements: In order to be considered for The Protection
Project International Human Rights Fellowship, a candidate must:

Be a citizen of a country other than the United States.
Be fluent in English (both oral and written)
Hold at least a Bachelor’s degree, or the equivalent thereof. Candidates
holding a Masters degree or doctorate, or the equivalent thereof, are
preferred.
Fulfill all of the United States visa requirements.
Application Instructions and Deadline: a candidate must


Enclose a CV
Copies of academic degrees
Enclose one passport photo.
Enclose two letters of reference, translated into English, from
supervisors or professors or others as appropriate.
Submit a detailed statement of purpose outlining interest in The
Protection Project’s International Fellowship Program and the goals the
candidate hopes to achieve by participating in the program.
Provide contact information, including an accurate email address and fax
number.

Candidate applications for the 2005-2006 academic year must be received by
July 30th. Applicants not recommended for participation in the program
will be notified of their status by August 30th, 2006.
All items should be sent by regular mail to the following address:

George Sadek
Program Coordinator
The Protection Project International Human Rights Fellowship
The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Suite 505
Washington, DC 20036

For more information visit: http://www.protectionproject.org/








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