Open Society Disability Rights Scholarships for African Students

Open Society Disability Rights Scholarships for African Students


The Open Society Disability Rights Scholarship Program offers awards to individuals from China and selected other countries in Africa and Latin America for a one-year Master of Laws (LLM) degree.

Eligible Countries: Mozambique, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania; Mexico, Czech Republic, Georgia, or Ukraine

About the Award: The Open Society Disability Rights Scholarship Program provides awards for master’s degree study to disability rights advocates, lawyers, and educators to develop new legislation, jurisprudence, policy, research, and scholarship to harness the innovations and opportunities offered by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

With the knowledge and networks gained through the program, we expect that fellows will deepen their understanding of international law and education, with a focus on disability rights, and gain the tools necessary to engage in a range of CRPD implementation strategies, such as:

challenging rights violations in their home countries by drafting enforceable legislation consistent with the CRPD; utilizing enforcement mechanisms set forth in the convention; taking forward disability rights litigation requesting CRPD-compliant remedies; engaging in disability rights advocacy; and developing law, education, or other academic curricula informed by the CRPD.

Eligible Fields of Study: Bachelor of laws (LLB; in exceptional circumstances, those without a LLB but with substantial relevant experience may be considered); for inclusive education, a degree in teaching, public administration/policy, anthropology, social work, psychology, or related field.

Type:

  • Masters, Fellowship

    Eligibility:

    The Open Society Disability Rights Scholarship is merit based and open to those meeting the following criteria:

  • be a citizen and legal resident Mozambique, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania; Mexico, Czech Republic, Georgia, or Ukraine at the time of application
  • have work experience in the legal profession or advocacy focusing on human/disability rights
  • have an excellent academic record with a bachelor of laws (LLB; in exceptional circumstances, those without a LLB but with substantial relevant experience may be considered)—a degree must be awarded by the application deadline
  • have demonstrated leadership in the field of disability rights
  • be proficient in spoken and written English or French and able to meet university-designated minimum scores on standardized
    language tests
  • be able to participate in an intensive academic writing program in August or September 2019
  • be able to begin the graduate program in August or September 2019
  • be able to receive and maintain visa or study permit required by host country
    demonstrate a clear commitment to return to home country to contribute to advancing the inclusion and full participation of persons with disabilities in their communities
  • The Open Society Disability Rights Scholarship does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.
  • Candidates with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.

    Selection:

  • Competition is merit based, and selection is made on the basis of academic excellence, professional aptitude, leadership potential, and proven commitment to work in the field of disability rights in the home country.

    Selection proceeds as follows:

  • Preliminary Selection and Testing
    Interviews and Final Selection
    Value of Scholarship:

    The fellowship provides:

  • tuition and mandatory university fees;
    monthly stipend for room, board, and other living expenses;
  • program-related travel;
  • accident and health insurance during the program;
  • funds for educational materials and professional development;
  • all costs associated with pre-academic summer program and annual conference;
  • support for students with disabilities to obtain reasonable accommodations necessary for participating in the program of study.
  • The fellowship does NOT provide funding for dependent family members.

    Duration of Scholarship: 1 year

    How to Apply:

  • It is important to see the complete guidelines and submit an application online, or contact the appropriate regional coordinator in the Program Webpage (See Link below)
  • Award Provider: Open Society Foundation
  • For more information and scholarships ,fellowships or Internships application details, see; Open Society Disability Rights Scholarships for African Students - Apply by 3rd December 2018


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