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Apply! Global Health Corps Fellowship 2015-2016

Calling all change makers! The Global Health Corps fellowship applications is NOW OPEN

 Deadline: February 5th 2015

Global Health Corps provides a yearlong paid fellowship for young professionals from diverse backgrounds to work on the frontlines of the fight for global health equity at existing health organizations and government agencies. Fellows are currently working in Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia and the United States.
GHC recruits placement organizations that are doing excellent work in improving healthcare access and health outcomes in impoverished communities. Placement organizations range from small grassroots organizations to large global institutions. Global Health Corps recruits and selects highly qualified applicants with diverse skill sets for specific fellowship positions at these organizations. Fellows have built financial management systems for grassroots HIV organizations in Uganda, counseled homeless teenagers in New Jersey, supported district pharmacies in Rwanda in rolling our new supply chain management tools and conducted policy research in Washington DC.

Application Requirements:

    • Be 30 or under at the start of the fellowship
    • Have an undergraduate university degree by July 2015
    • Be proficient in English

Application Timeline for the 2015-2016 Fellowship:

    • November 5, 2014: Part 1 of the application opens
    • December 9, 2014: Position descriptions posted online. Part 2 of the application opens
    • February 3, 2015: Applications close at 11:59pm EST. Two recommendation forms and Proof of Identity and Proof of Education documents due
    • February – March 2015: Each application is reviewed by at least two readers
    • March 2015: up to 10 semi-finalists are selected for each fellowship position. All candidates are notified of their application status by email
    • March 2015: All semi-finalists are interviewed by Global Health Corps and 3-5 finalists per position are selected
    • March – April 2015: All finalists are interviewed by the placement organizations
    • April – May 2015: Fellowship offers extended

Fellows come from a wide range of educational and professional backgrounds, as each individual fellowship position requires different specific skills.

For more information,visit their fellowship FAQs page or click Global Health Corps

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Call for Applications: 2015 AVAC’s Advocacy Fellowship

AVACThe goal of AVAC’s Advocacy Fellowship is to expand the capacity of advocates and organizations to monitor, support and help shape biomedical HIV prevention research and implementation of proven interventions worldwide. The Advocacy Fellowship is guided by AVAC’s conviction that effective and sustainable advocacy grows out of work that reflects organizational and individual interests, priorities and partnerships.
The Advocacy Fellowship provides support to emerging and mid-career advocates to design and implement advocacy projects focused on biomedical HIV prevention research and implementation activities in their countries and communities. These projects are designed to addresses locally identified gaps and priorities. Fellows receive training, full-time financial support and technical assistance to plan and implement a targeted one-year project within host organizations working in HIV/AIDS and/or advocacy. Host organizations are critical partners in the Fellowship and hosting Fellowship projects can be an opportunity for an organization to further develop its own work in this field.

The Fellowship program focuses on low- and middle-income countries where clinical research on HIV vaccines, microbicides, multi-purpose prevention technologies and PrEP is planned or ongoing and/or where there are plans for or current work on implementation of voluntary medical male circumcision, PrEP, treatment as prevention, “combination prevention” packages that combine biomedical strategies for population impact, and where the links between reproductive health and HIV risk for women are being studied.

HIV Prevention Research Advocacy Fellows are:

  • Emerging or mid-career community leaders and advocates involved or interested in advocacy around biomedical HIV prevention research and implementation.
  • Individuals with some experience or education in the areas of HIV and AIDS, public health, medicine, international development, women’s rights, communications, and/or advocacy with key populations, such as sex workers, gay men, other men who have sex with men and transgender women and people who inject drugs.
  • Based in low- and middle-income countries where biomedical HIV prevention clinical research is planned and/or where implementation of “combination prevention” is planned, ongoing or emerging.
  • Able to collaborate with English-speaking mentors.

Please visit to identify countries where research and implementation is ongoing or planned and to learn more about the research.

Learn More

Prospective applicants or host organizations who want to learn more about this program or have questions about the application process are encouraged to:

If you have any questions about the Fellowship program or the application process, please email

Applications are due by MONDAY, 4 AUGUST 2014.

Download application materials at

Call for applications:The Open Society Fellowships 2014

The Open Society Fellowship was founded in 2008 to support individuals pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. The fellowship funds work that will enrich public understanding of those challenges and stimulate far-reaching and probing conversations within the Open Society Foundations and in the world.

A fellowship project might identify a problem that has not previously been recognized, develop new policy ideas to address familiar problems, or offer a new advocacy strategy. Project themes should cut across at least two areas of interest to the Open Society Foundations. Among these are human rights, government transparency, access to information and to justice, and the promotion of civil society and social inclusion.


Full-time fellows will receive a stipend of $80,000 or $100,000, depending on work experience, seniority, and current income. Stipends will be prorated for part-time fellows. The stipend does not necessarily equal the applicant’s current salary. In certain cases, fellows will receive additional financial support to enable them to meet the residency expectation. In addition to the stipend, fellows will receive a project budget. That budget may include expenses such as travel (including airfare and hotel), visa costs, part-time research assistance, conference fees and health insurance.

Fellows are expected to take full advantage of the foundations’ expansive reach and work to bring new people and fresh ideas into the organization’s ambit. Successful projects should push the boundaries of current thinking and carry lessons that can be applied to a variety of settings. Fellows may produce a variety of work products, including publications such as books, reports, or blogs; innovative public-education projects; or the launch of new campaigns or organizations. They may also engage in activities such as hosting panel discussions, traveling to conferences, participating in policy debates, and aggressively promoting their ideas in public venues.

Interested applicants should first download and carefully review the fellowship guidelines HERE and program Frequently Asked Questions HERE


The Open Society Fellowship accepts proposals from anywhere in the world. Applicants should possess a deep understanding of their chosen subject and a track record of professional accomplishment.

Past and current fellows have included journalists, activists, academics, and practitioners in a variety of fields. Successful applicants will be eager to exploit the many resources offered by the Open Society Foundations and be prepared to engage constructively with our global network. Ideal fellows are specialists who can see beyond the parochialisms of their field and possess the tenacity to complete a project of exceptional merit. Proficiency in spoken English is required.

The fellowship DOES NOT fund enrollment for degree or non-degree study at academic institutions, including dissertation research. This is a fellowship for individuals only; proposals from two or more applicants will not be accepted.

Applicants who are uncertain whether their topic fits within the foundations’ focus areas are invited to submit a brief letter of inquiry, accompanied by a CV, before proceeding with the online application process. That letter of inquiry should be addressed to


Proposals received by February 3, 2014, will be evaluated by June 1, 2014. The following deadline will be August 4, 2014, for evaluation later that year.


Applicants may submit a project proposal or other materials in a language other than English, as long as they also submit an English translation. Certified translations are strongly recommended. Once the initial information has been entered, applicants receive login details and an ID number that allows them to  make additions and revisions to the form until materials are submitted. The ID number should be quoted in any correspondence.

All interested applicants should complete the online application form HERE at and submit supporting materials for consideration. Please read the Tips for a Robust Proposal before applying. Applicants without Internet access may use the form HERE.

For more information: Open Society Fellowship

Call for applications: Britain-Nigeria Education Trust Commonwealth Fellowship for 2014

University of Ibadan

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and the University of Ibadan are pleased to announce the availability of a BNET Commonwealth Fellowship for 2014.

The Fellowship is supported by the Britain-Nigeria Education Trust, as part of the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) Endowment Fund; set up to mark the 50th anniversary of Commonwealth Scholarships in 2009 and managed by the ACU.

The BNET Commonwealth Fellowship will enable an experienced academic, working in areas of strategic importance to the University of Ibadan, to undertake a programme of teaching and research at the University for a period of up to three months during the 2014 calendar year.

The Fellowship is available to citizens of any Commonwealth country, other than Nigeria. It is expected that the recipient will be at a senior level, and will contribute extensively to teaching, supervision and/or research at the University. Applications are welcome from all subject areas, but particular priority will be given to work in the field of Agriculture and Food security, Health and renewable Energy and Health.

The Fellow will receive an appropriate monthly stipend, accommodation at the University, return fare from her/his home country to Ibadan, and an agreed allowance for research or other costs during the award. The maximum value of the Fellowship will not exceed £10,000. The Fellowship will last for a maximum period of three months, and must be completed by the end of the 2014 calendar year.

Applications should be submitted, on the application form provided, to Professor Idowu Olayinka, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Ibadan no later than 28 February 2014. Further information on the Fellowship can be obtained from Tubosun Afolabi, Senior Assistant Registrar at the University.

Successful candidate will be notified by mid-April 2014.

For more information: Visit:

Apply! Vital Voices Lead Fellowship Programme


vv logoThe program will support a global network of emerging and established women leaders who provide unusual and sustainable solutions to pressing problems that have impeded women and girls’ progress to participate fully in society and the economy.

Recognizing that in order to advance the causes of women, women themselves must connect with, empower, equip and inspire one another at all levels of society, Vital Voices — with funding support provided by the UK government’s Department for International Development — is committed to helping create a unified response, not just from women’s rights activists and sectoral experts, but also from a wide range of professionals and practitioners across fields and methodologies.

The VVLead Fellowship Program is a critical step in this response, offering participantsunique opportunities to exchange information, obtain resources and tools, mentor and be mentored and receive vital training over the course of three years through offerings tailored to meet their needs, goals and objectives. Download the PDF.


Vital Voices is seeking applications for the VVLead Fellowship Program from women leaders who are committed to tackling issues related to economic disparities, violence against women and harmful cultural practices — with particular focus on forced/early marriage — in order to create a more prosperous and secure world. Knowing that this work will take many forms, leaders may be engaged in this change through work in a variety of fields including business, non-profit/non-governmental organization, public office/government (elected or appointed), advocacy initiative or community-based organization.



To apply for the VVLead Fellowship Program, please fill out the online application. The application process should take between 45-60 minutes to complete. All applications must be submitted electronically by Monday, January 14, 2013.


Please contact Emma Hersh (, Program Manager for the Global Leadership Network, with any questions or comments about the program.

Call for Applications: 2012 Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent

The Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent provides participants with an intensive learning opportunity to deepen their understanding of the United Nations human rights system, instruments and mechanisms, with a focus on issues of particular relevance to people of African descent. The Programme will allow the participants to better contribute to the protection and promotion of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of Afro-descendants in their respective countries.

The first Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent was launched by the Anti-Discrimination Section of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in 2011 in the context of the International Year for People of African Descent. This year the Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent will be held from 12 to 30 March 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland. The programme will coincide with the 11th session of the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent enabling the fellows to attend and observe the Working Group’s session and gain a better understanding of its mandate and work.

Who can apply?

The candidate must be an African descendant living in the Diaspora. The candidate must have a minimum of 4 years of experience related to the human rights of People of African Descent. The candidate must be fluent in the English language to be able to participate fully in the programme. The candidate is nominated by an organization working on issues related to People of African Descent or minority rights.

How to Apply?

Applicants are requested to submit the following documents in a single e-mail to africandescent[at] or by fax to +41 22 928 90 50: A Curriculum Vita. A completed Application Form baring original signature of both the candidate and nomination organization. A Personal Statement (maximum 500) in which the candidate will explain his/her motivation for applying, and how he/she will use what they learn to advocate for the protection and promotion of the human rights of people of African descent. An Official Letter of Support from the nominating organization or community A copy of the applicant’s passport. Important: For applications via email kindly place in the subject header of the e-mail: “Application for the 2012 Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent.” Name any attached document as follows: LAST NAME First name – Type of document Example: SMITH Jacqueline – Application form.doc SMITH Jacqueline – A Personal Statement.doc SMITH Jacqueline – Letter of Support.pdf SMITH Jacqueline – Passport.pdf Deadline for Applications: 15 January 2012 Participant’s entitlement Each fellow is entitled to a return ticket (economy class) from the country of residence to Geneva, basic health insurance, and a stipend to cover modest accommodation and other living expenses for the duration of the Programme.

Selection Process

The selection of the fellows will reflect gender and regional balance. The human rights situation of People of African Descent in the respective countries will also be taken into consideration. Please note, that due to the volume, applications will not be acknowledged. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Any questions pertaining to the Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent can be directed to: africandescent[at]

Deadline for Applications:  15 January 2012



Senior Research Fellow Opportunity with IFPRI – Nigeria

Position Title:   Research/Senior Research Fellow, Nigeria Strategy Support Program

Client:  International Food Policy Research Institute (                       

Position Location:  Abuja, Nigeria

Job Summary:

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow and Leader of its country strategy support program in Nigeria for a two year, fixed-term, renewable appointment.  The position will be based in Abuja, Nigeria and reports to the Director of the Development Strategy and Governance Division. Grade level will be determined by demonstrated expertise and experience.

The Nigeria country strategy support program aims to enhance Nigerian capacity for evidence-based policymaking in the areas of agriculture and rural development and poverty reduction.  It supports research and capacity strengthening for the implementation of Nigeria’s national and state development strategies. It addresses policy effectiveness and coherence within the agricultural sector as well as between the agricultural sector and other sectors key to economic growth and poverty reduction in that country.  Key research and capacity strengthening activities will be carried out with a broad array of agricultural sector stakeholders, including Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, other concerned federal and state government departments, key Nigerian research institutes and universities, the National Assembly, and selected private sector and nongovernmental organizations.

Essential Duties:

The Fellow will be responsible for a) conducting research, policy advice, capacity strengthening and policy communications in Nigeria and b) leading IFPRI’s country strategy support program in that country. It is anticipated that the Fellow will allocate about 50% time to program management and 50% of time to research and capacity-building activities related to the country program.  The Fellow will be responsible for the timely completion of research projects, actively publishing papers/books, and participating in various conferences, policy advisory forums, and capacity strengthening training programs. The leadership role includes the following responsibilities:

Program management:  The Fellow recruits and manages local office staff, manage program resources, oversees the updating of annual work programs, reports against annual performance target, and maintains regular communication with IFPRI-Washington.  In addition, s/he will recruit national collaborators and manage and monitor national collaborator and IFPRI researcher activities.

Research/Capacity Building:  Based on identified program of work, the Fellow leads or participates in specific empirical research, supports targeted training programs, and oversees Washington-based and in-country staff on specific research and training activities that fall within the country program.

Policy Communication and Liaison: The Fellow maintains active policy communication with national counterparts through a face-to-face meetings,  regular research seminar series, policy briefs and working paper series; establishing active links with various national research institutions, universities, and government agencies; reports program outputs and results; and liaises with donors on a regular basis.

Fundraising/Resource Mobilization:  Through an active in-country presence, the Fellow identifies additional research funding opportunities, responds to in-country needs, channels donor resources to available skills and expertise in IFPRI, and liaises between non-country program IFPRI activities and local donors, if needed (and requested).

Required Qualifications:

·         PhD in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Public Policy, Public Finance or closely related field.

·         Five or more years of post-PhD research and outreach experience in agricultural policy issues,with internationally recognized publications.

·         Experience in policymaking or advisory position, and strong team-building and networking skills.

·         Knowledge and experience working on gender issues.

·         Knowledge and experience working in Africa, preferably Nigeria.

·         Ability to work across disciplines and cultures.

·         Excellent written and spoken English.

To Apply: 

Applicants should email a detailed letter of interest and resume to