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The following scholarships, funding opportunities, programmes and training are available:

Building Capacities for African Persons with disabilities

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) bring prosperity and revolutionise life in many aspects. Realising the significance of technology role in facilitating the daily life of citizens and valuing the principle of social justice, MCIT seeks to disseminate ICT tools and make them available to all segments of the society nationwide, serving poor and marginalized areas with special focus on youth and women and persons with disabilities (PwDs) to have an inclusive Egyptian Society.

The National Academy of Information Technology for persons with disabilities (NAID) was established in July 2018, as a presidential initiative from Mr Abdul Fattah al-Sisi - President of Egypt, to enable persons with disabilities to develop their skills and to take advantage of their inherent and exceptional abilities in achieving the goals of economic and social development in Egypt.

For more information, click here
Item added: 11/08/2019
Application deadline: 31 August 2019


Institute for the Study of Human Rights: Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP)

Founded in 1989, the Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) is a unique and successful model of human rights capacity building.

HRAP capitalizes on its affiliation with Columbia University and its location in New York City to provide grassroots leaders the tools, knowledge, access, and networks to strengthen their organizations and promote human rights.

HRAP’s comprehensive program of advocacy, networking, skills-building, and academic coursework provides advocates the opportunity to hone practical skills, develop a deeper understanding of human rights, and foster mutually beneficial relationships with organizations and individuals in their fields.

For more information, click here
Item added: 22/07/2019
Application deadline: 16 December 2019


Sustainable Development and Global Justice (SUSTJUSTICE) Postgraduate Programme

The University of Antwerp Law Faculty’s Law and Development Research Group will be running a post-graduate certificate programme on “Sustainable Development and Global Justice” (SUSTJUSTICE) from 10 February to 30 April 2020. SUSTJUSTICE offers a comprehensive teaching programme based on the research lines of the Law and Development Research Group. The programme runs in conjunction with the Faculty’s Master of Laws (LL.M). The application form is online.

For more information, click here
Item added: 16/07/2019
Application deadline: 30 September 2019


University of Pretoria: Opportunity for doctoral studies on aspects of ‘Freedom from violence in Africa’

The University of Pretoria, working with a global network of research partners (including in Cambridge, Geneva and well-established collaboration with more than a dozen other African universities), recently established a research programme that focuses on violence reduction and securing the right to life in Africa. This is a multi-disciplinary programme that engages in the African context with the aspiration of UN Sustainable Development Goal 16 to establish ‘peaceful societies’.

The programme begins from the assumption that violence is not an immutable constant—that it can be affected by social, economic, legal and policy interventions. Moreover, it explores to what extent, in addition to the commitment of the SDGs, States’ international human rights law obligations require them to implement interventions that can be demonstrated to have an impact on the protection of life.

The ‘Freedom from Violence in Africa’ programme is located in the Faculty of Law, and some of the core research will be about the legal dimensions of issues such as the use of force by law enforcement officials, and the State’s duty to protect and to investigate, including in the context of anti-terrorism measures and armed conflict. It will also explore some of the more practical dimensions of these fields, including the use of less lethal weapons, or the use of new technologies for training, monitoring and accountability.

At the same time, we are also very interested in the insights that are brought to the topic by other disciplines such as criminology, sociology, political science, public health, and history, especially with respect to better understanding the incidence of violence in Africa. Applicants from such backgrounds or looking to be based in such other Faculties can be supported as part of the programme, potentially across an emerging international network.

Students on the programme will have the opportunity to engage with each other and with international experts in this field, as well as to participate in research projects and collaborative interventions aimed at reducing levels of violence in particular contexts.

For more information, click here
Item added: 18/06/2019
Application deadline: 31 August 2019


Gill Jacot Guillarmod Scholarship

In loving memory of Gill Jacot Guillarmod, Senior Project Manager and Liaison Officer of the Centre for Human Rights from 1 May 2001 to 15 January 2010, in deep appreciation for her role to the academic and other programmes of the Centre, and in recognition of her humanity and humour, which left a profound impression on everyone whose lives touched hers, the Centre for Human Rights in 2010 established the Gill Jacot Guillarmod Scholarship.

For more information, click here
Item added: 01/02/2011
Application deadline: 30 October each year

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The following scholarships, funding opportunities, programmes and training are available:

Building Capacities for African Persons with disabilities

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) bring prosperity and revolutionise life in many aspects. Realising the significance of technology role in facilitating the daily life of citizens and valuing the principle of social justice, MCIT seeks to disseminate ICT tools and make them available to all segments of the society nationwide, serving poor and marginalized areas with special focus on youth and women and persons with disabilities (PwDs) to have an inclusive Egyptian Society.

The National Academy of Information Technology for persons with disabilities (NAID) was established in July 2018, as a presidential initiative from Mr Abdul Fattah al-Sisi - President of Egypt, to enable persons with disabilities to develop their skills and to take advantage of their inherent and exceptional abilities in achieving the goals of economic and social development in Egypt.

For more information, click here
Item added: 11/08/2019
Application deadline: 31 August 2019


Institute for the Study of Human Rights: Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP)

Founded in 1989, the Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) is a unique and successful model of human rights capacity building.

HRAP capitalizes on its affiliation with Columbia University and its location in New York City to provide grassroots leaders the tools, knowledge, access, and networks to strengthen their organizations and promote human rights.

HRAP’s comprehensive program of advocacy, networking, skills-building, and academic coursework provides advocates the opportunity to hone practical skills, develop a deeper understanding of human rights, and foster mutually beneficial relationships with organizations and individuals in their fields.

For more information, click here
Item added: 22/07/2019
Application deadline: 16 December 2019


Sustainable Development and Global Justice (SUSTJUSTICE) Postgraduate Programme

The University of Antwerp Law Faculty’s Law and Development Research Group will be running a post-graduate certificate programme on “Sustainable Development and Global Justice” (SUSTJUSTICE) from 10 February to 30 April 2020. SUSTJUSTICE offers a comprehensive teaching programme based on the research lines of the Law and Development Research Group. The programme runs in conjunction with the Faculty’s Master of Laws (LL.M). The application form is online.

For more information, click here
Item added: 16/07/2019
Application deadline: 30 September 2019


University of Pretoria: Opportunity for doctoral studies on aspects of ‘Freedom from violence in Africa’

The University of Pretoria, working with a global network of research partners (including in Cambridge, Geneva and well-established collaboration with more than a dozen other African universities), recently established a research programme that focuses on violence reduction and securing the right to life in Africa. This is a multi-disciplinary programme that engages in the African context with the aspiration of UN Sustainable Development Goal 16 to establish ‘peaceful societies’.

The programme begins from the assumption that violence is not an immutable constant—that it can be affected by social, economic, legal and policy interventions. Moreover, it explores to what extent, in addition to the commitment of the SDGs, States’ international human rights law obligations require them to implement interventions that can be demonstrated to have an impact on the protection of life.

The ‘Freedom from Violence in Africa’ programme is located in the Faculty of Law, and some of the core research will be about the legal dimensions of issues such as the use of force by law enforcement officials, and the State’s duty to protect and to investigate, including in the context of anti-terrorism measures and armed conflict. It will also explore some of the more practical dimensions of these fields, including the use of less lethal weapons, or the use of new technologies for training, monitoring and accountability.

At the same time, we are also very interested in the insights that are brought to the topic by other disciplines such as criminology, sociology, political science, public health, and history, especially with respect to better understanding the incidence of violence in Africa. Applicants from such backgrounds or looking to be based in such other Faculties can be supported as part of the programme, potentially across an emerging international network.

Students on the programme will have the opportunity to engage with each other and with international experts in this field, as well as to participate in research projects and collaborative interventions aimed at reducing levels of violence in particular contexts.

For more information, click here
Item added: 18/06/2019
Application deadline: 31 August 2019


Gill Jacot Guillarmod Scholarship

In loving memory of Gill Jacot Guillarmod, Senior Project Manager and Liaison Officer of the Centre for Human Rights from 1 May 2001 to 15 January 2010, in deep appreciation for her role to the academic and other programmes of the Centre, and in recognition of her humanity and humour, which left a profound impression on everyone whose lives touched hers, the Centre for Human Rights in 2010 established the Gill Jacot Guillarmod Scholarship.

For more information, click here
Item added: 01/02/2011
Application deadline: 30 October each year