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Grant Opportunities: Call for Applications: Population, Ethics, and Human Rights Fellowship

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Deadline: 31-Aug-22

The International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) Scientific Panel on Population Perspectives and Demographic Methods to Strengthen Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems, jointly with the Institute on Inequalities in Global Health (USC IIGH), University of Southern California (United States), Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER), University of Witwatersrand (South Africa) and Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER) (Uganda), is issuing a global call for applications for the Population, Ethics, and Human Rights Fellowship to host 3 early career research/practitioner professionals for a 12-month period.

The Fellowship requires a full-time commitment during a 12-month residence period – Fellows will be hosted for 6-months at WiSER, Johannesburg and 6-months at ISER, Uganda (fellowship extension beyond 12-months is subject to available funding).

The Fellowship Program will include support for individual and group research projects, interactive dialogues, seminars and research/practitioner workshops that seek to unpack interdisciplinary perspectives with a particular focus on emerging challenges in low- and middle-income countries.

Fellows will be supported by the IUSSP Scientific Panel and the partner institutions WiSER (South Africa), ISER (Uganda), and IIGH (United States).

  • Stipend: US$27,500 over 12 months to cover all living expenses
  • Travel Costs: Economy airfares from current residence to Johannesburg, between Johannesburg and Kampala, and between Kampala and Johannesburg, and home again
  • Administrative Costs: Health insurance and visa costs

Duration: 12 months, February 2023 – January 2024

  • Johannesburg, South Africa (February – July 2023)
  • Kampala, Uganda (August 2023 – January 2024)
Eligibility Criteria
  • Applications will be accepted from low- and middle-income countries from different geographic regions and disciplinary expertise and supported to become a cohort of thought leaders in this emerging field, including support for multidisciplinary collaboration.
  • Fellows will be hosted at WiSER and ISER, so their residential fellowship will include direct study of and engagement with contemporary issues in South Africa and Uganda, as a complement to their own studies or areas of work (even if not specifically focused on South Africa or Uganda).
  • The fellowship program is designed to be immersive.
  • Fellows will be in full-time residence at WiSER and ISER for 6-months, respectively, and will include three workshops with experts from the collaborating institutions and in the field more broadly.
  • All sponsoring organizations will play key roles in supporting Fellows in their research.
  • The residential component of the fellowship will immerse fellows in WiSER’s weekly and monthly research seminars and colloquia and engage them with the Bhalisa Network and, while at ISER, will integrate them into ISER’s policy advocacy work in Uganda around ethics, rights and legal identity.
  • Fellows will be mentored by faculty and staff from the collaborating institutions and be connected to new areas of research and practice as well as supported in expanding their interdisciplinary professional network.

For more information, visit https://iussp.org/en/call-applications-population-ethics-and-human-rights-fellowship

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