Prestigious fellowships provide financial aid to researchers and community leaders in conducting their research projects and social work.
Research and development work in science, humanities, and community development requires a lot of dedication and knowledge. However, the knowledge and effort often fail to meet the required finances. In simpler terms, a researcher or social worker lacks financial resources and a global platform that recognizes their work. Therefore, in this week’s Youth Time’s opportunities digest, we bring handpicked monetary fellowships for researchers in fields of science, humanities, and technologies.
1. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Research Scholarship In Global History
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, one of the leading research universities in Europe, with a more than 500-year-long tradition, is advertising up to five research fellowships for scholars active in global history. The applications are open for the same.
The university is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. While the program is open to all topics in global history or its neighboring fields, we are particularly interested in proposals that engage with a new research focus on “global disconnections.”
Fellows have no teaching obligation. They are expected to work on their research projects and actively engage with the scholarly community at the university and particularly at the center.
The fellowship entails economy travel to and from Munich, a monthly living allowance, free housing in a furnished studio apartment in Munich, as well as office space at the Munich Centre for Global History. Health insurance or other social benefits are not part of the fellowship and the responsibility of the fellow.
The fellowships are open to postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines. Scholars who are already advanced in their academic careers and have a strong international track record are explicitly encouraged to apply. Fellowships have a maximum duration of two months and need to be consumed during term time. For the academic year 2023/24, this encompasses the time from mid-October 2023 to early February 2024 and from mid-April to late July 2024.
The last day to apply for the fellowship is November 30, 2022.
Find more information about the fellowship here.
2. IREX Community Solutions Program
The Community Solutions Program (CSP) is a year-long professional leadership development program for people who are working to improve their communities by addressing issues related to the environment, peace and conflict resolution, transparency and accountability, and women and gender. Applications are open for the term 2023-2024.
IREX works with partners in more than 100 countries in four areas essential to progress: empowering youth, cultivating leaders, strengthening institutions, and extending access to quality education and information. The work includes reducing corruption, stopping disinformation, and building social trust.
The program covers the cost of most expenses associated with:
- J-1 visa support
- Round-trip travel from participants’ home city to the U.S.
- Monthly allowance to cover housing, meals, and other living expenses while in the U.S. and
- Accident and sickness health coverage
To be eligible for the Community Solutions Program, applicants must meet the requirements listed below. Applications that do not meet these eligibility requirements will be disqualified and will not be reviewed by the selection committee.
- You are between the ages of 25 and 38 as of January 1, 2023
- You are a citizen of one of the eligible countries listed below
- You are living and working in your home country
- Individuals with refugee status working on behalf of their home community may be given special consideration.
- You have at least two years of experience working in community development, either as a full-time or part-time employee or volunteer.
- You are not currently participating in an academic, training, or research program in the U.S.
- You have a high level of proficiency in spoken and written English at the time of application.
- Semifinalists will be required to take or submit recent scores for a TOEFL or IELTS English language test
- You are available to travel to the U.S. for four months from August to December 2023
- You are not a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. and have not applied for U.S. permanent residency within the past three years
- You are eligible to receive a U.S. J-1 visa
- Applicants who have participated in an exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Government must have fulfilled their two-year home residency requirement
- You are committed to returning to your home country for a minimum of two years after completing the program and
- You are not a current IREX employee or consultant, or their immediate family member
Eligible Countries by Region
- Africa: Botswana, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
- East Asia and the Pacific: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vanuatu, and Vietnam
- Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey, and Ukraine
- The Middle East and North Africa: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and West Bank/Palestinian Territories
- South and Central Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan
- Western Hemisphere: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, and Venezuela
The last to apply is November 2, 2022.
You can read more about the fellowship here.
3. Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity
Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity are activists, policymakers, researchers, and practitioners who believe inequality can be defeated. The program aims to bring changemakers together at LSE’s International Inequalities Institute to share knowledge, insights, and hope as part of our program’s 20-year mission to support hundreds of thinkers, doers, and change-makers.
The Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity program is a transformative experience that emphasizes learning, connection, and reflection. The Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity program, based at the International Inequalities Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science, is building a catalytic, values-led global community of people who are committed to using collective leadership to work towards social and economic justice for all.
- Residential Fellows
Residential Fellows receive support from a dedicated LSE academic mentor, from the AFSEE Academic Lead through monthly meetings and regular check-ins, and via further opportunities for engagement offered throughout the year. The Residential track of the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity program is a funded fellowship. The fellowship includes full tuition fees, a euro 19,000 stipend to cover living costs while in London, any necessary travel expenses to in-person modules, and travel to and from London at the beginning and end of the active fellowship, including reimbursement of visa fees. Modest financial support is available for Fellows who have family care responsibilities. The program also has a Resilience Fund to which Fellows can apply in the event of emergencies. Further information is available upon request.
- Non-Residential Fellows
Nine Non-Residential Fellowships are offered annually. Non-Residential Fellows are offered a unique opportunity to investigate inequalities over a period of 12 months via a set of distinct, comprehensive AFSEE Modules and practice-based project work. Non-Residential Fellows remain based in their home and professional environments and travel to attend in-person Modules. Because of the reduced time and location commitment, this fellowship track is ideal for applicants who are unable to take a full year off from their work. However, they will be expected to commit time, at least three hours per week, in addition to their Module commitments, for reading, coursework, and project work.
FOR RESIDENTIAL FELLOWS ONLY
- Ability to make a compelling case for how undertaking and successfully completing the MSc in Inequalities and Social Science will make a contribution to the applicant’s social change agenda.
- A focused agenda and plan to use the knowledge and skills gained from the MSc in Inequalities and Social Science.
FOR NON-RESIDENTIAL FELLOWS ONLY
- A plan for a clear and achievable project, to be undertaken during the course of the fellowship, that challenges structural inequality. The project will seek to advance understanding of challenges to inequalities.
- Both categories of fellows are also entitled to a deep commitment to social change, backed by seven to ten years of substantive real-world experience in challenging inequalities in policy-making, research, movement-building, activism, or related settings. The Fellowship has no lower or upper age limits but rather focuses on experience.
You can apply for the fellowship till January 12, 2023.
Find the detailed information here.
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