ABOUT CENTER FOR INCLUSIVE POLICY FELLOWSHIP
Center for Inclusive Policy fellowship program provides financial support, exposure to global discourse and developments in the policy landscape, and mentoring to people with disabilities from low- and middle-income countries who are actively working on issues of inclusive policy or policy research in support of the rights of people with disabilities as put forth in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
We believe that successful advocacy and policy change hinge on the ability to gather and analyze all types of data – quantitative, qualitative, legislative, financial – to provide a strong evidence base for policy change and that it is of fundamental importance that people of disabilities from low and middle income countries be at the center of these efforts.
The official language of the program is English.
- Mentorship to develop the fellow’s work plan and achieve their deliverables
- Sponsorship for a week-long training on social protection policies or a similar training program
- A fellowship grant of US$ 900 / month to help cover the time they spend on their projects.
- Involvement of fellows in the projects of CIP as per their interests and expertise. This will enrich the fellows experience and will offer exposure to a global perspective.
- Additional time can be compensated based on the terms of the contract or grant under which it is carried out.
- Involvement of fellows in CIP meetings where fellows will have the opportunity to learn from other members of the organization and different country contexts.
- Check out the kind of projects our past and current fellows have been involved with below.
We are looking for persons with disabilities in the early or mid-stages of their careers, from the Global South, who have already begun undertaking research and policy analysis in disability inclusion, or who have worked as advocates or organizers but want to transition to more analytical work. It is highly preferred if these people already have connections with the disability rights movements in their countries.
This year, our particular focus is in two areas: inclusive social protection policies, and policies and programs aiming to create community support systems for independent living.
Please note that rather than looking for people who are engaged in training programs or service delivery, we are looking for people with a desire to engage in:
- legal research
- quantitative or qualitative research
- policy analysis
- budget analysis
Fellowship Applications for 2023-2024
HOW TO APPLY
The call for applications is now open and will close at 5pm US Eastern time (GMT-5) on July 31, 2023. The fellowship will begin in September 2023 and end in August 2024.
Please download the application form and submit it along with a copy of your CV, a cover letter that provides additional information you feel is pertinent, and the contact information for two references to email@example.com with “2023 Fellowship Application” in the subject line.
Please note that currently this fellowship is open for only people with disabilities from low- and middle-income countries (as categorized by the World Bank).
Short listed candidates will have to pass through an online interview. Reasonable accommodations based on the request from the candidate will be provided during the interview and through the fellowship period.
NOTE: Applications that do not contain all required elements will not be considered.
Submit CV, cover letter and the application form
Verification and selection
- Online interview of short listed candidates
- Start of fellowship
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