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International Federation of University Women (IFUW) Human Rights Fellowships for women in Any Country 2012

Scholarship Name: Conchita Poncini Jimenez International Human Rights Fellowship for women

Brief description

The Conchita Poncini Jimenez Human Rights Fellowship for women 2012 by the International Federation of University Women (IFUW) will be awarded for advanced research, an internship or study related to the use of human rights instruments and agreements for the advancement of women.

Accepted Subject Areas?

Fields related to Human right and the advancement of women

About Scholarship

The International Federation of University Women (IFUW) is proud to announce the Conchita Poncini Jimenez Human Rights Fellowship promoting the use of human rights instruments and agreements for the advancement of women and girls. The award is named in honour of Conchita Poncini Jimenez, IFUW Representative to the United Nations from 1994-2011.

From her professional career with the International Labour Office from 1964-1994, to her active volunteer work with IFUW from 1994 until her death from cancer in 2011, Conchita spent her life fighting for gender equality and women’s empowerment. She was a leader in the campaign to have women’s rights recognized as human rights and lobbied continuously against violations and practices that threaten the rights and lives of women and girls throughout the world.

Scholarship Offered Since: 2011

Scholarship Type: Research Fellowships for women

Who is qualified to apply?

  • The Conchita Poncini Jimenez Human Rights Fellowship is open to women human rights activists, scholars, journalists, writers, or social scientists with a demonstrated commitment to the advancement of women and girls and the attainment of their human rights.
  • Both IFUW members and non-members may apply.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with at least five years of proven activist and/or research experience in the field.
  • All applicants must either have a degree from a higher education institution or an equivalent qualification or have substantial relevant work experience at a significant comparable level.
  • The award is open to women of all nationalities.
  • Proposals must relate to the use of human rights instruments and agreements for the advancement of women, for example the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) or the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
  • The award may be used for any of the following: a major research project at a university or institution of higher learning in any country; an internship or project to be carried out with an appropriate international or national human rights organization; or study for an appropriate academic qualification (e.g. Masters or PhD) for those with substantial experience of national or international human rights activity but no higher degree.

How Many Scholarship Positions are available? several

What are the benefits?

The CPJ Human Rights Fellow will receive CHF 20,000, payable in two instalments.  The first will be paid at the beginning of tenure, the second after submission of a mid-term report.

How long will sponsorship last?

The award is for 8 to 12 months of full-time work/study or up to 24 months of part-time work/study.

Eligible African Countries

The award is open to women of all nationalities.

To be taken at (country): Any Country

What time of year does Application Close?

Application Deadline is 30 June 2012

Offered annually? Yes

How can I Apply?

  • All applications must be submitted using the official application form.
  • Applications and all supporting documents must be sent to [email protected] no later than 30 June 2012.   Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • The period for which an IFUW award is requested may begin no earlier than 1 September 2012 and must be completed no later than 31 December 2014.
  • Applicants must complete the official application form, including a personal statement explaining their human rights experience and future plans. They will also be asked to provide a letter of confirmation from their host university/organization/institution, as well as three letters of reference from. Please read the instructions for full details.  Applicants who do not follow the steps outlined in this material will be disqualified.
  • Applications will be screened by a small panel of IFUW and external reviewers with human rights expertise.  A small number will be chosen as finalists.  Phone interviews will be conducted with finalists. Applicants will be notified of the competition results by the end of August 2012.

Visit the Scholarship Webpage

Sponsors: The International Federation of University Women (IFUW)

Important Notes: The Conchita Poncini Jimenez Human Rights Fellows will be expected to:

  • Complete the work or study for which the award is given;
  • Submit a one-page mid-term progress report;
  • Contribute a written report of 3,000 to 5,000 words by the end of the funding period;
  • Make an oral presentation at IFUW’s Triennial Conference in Istanbul in August 2013, for which airfare and accommodation will be provided.
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1 Comment
  1. Asunmo paul oladimeji says

    while those schoolarship are not included those of us that are in EDUCATION LINE bcos we’re d NATION BUILDER and dnt respect we educationist at all and it has bn given me alot of problem dat only ,ENGINEERIN, NURSIN ,LAW and medical stds are recognisd in NIGERIAL WHY?

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