[URBANTH-L]Funding: Front Line Fellowships

Angela Jancius jancius3022 at comcast.net
Wed Apr 15 11:55:02 EDT 2009

Front Line Fellowships

The purpose of the Fellowship program is to offer a possibility for  
human rights defenders at risk to take some time out from their normal  
work to undertake a project which will further develop their  
capacities and contribute to the protection of human rights defenders  

Front Line Fellowships will now be offered on a more flexible basis  
for periods of one to six months. The locations will also be flexible  
and could include Dublin, Brussels or another venue to be discussed.

Applicants should submit a letter addressing the following topics:

- the candidate's experience as a human rights defender and details of  
their current role;
- details of any threats, harassment, detention, ill-treatment or  
other negative consequences faced as a result of the candidate's human  
rights work;
- a proposal of a project or skills to work on
- topics the candidate would particularly like to study as part of the  
- requested location and why
- period of time required and why
- how the candidate's participation in the fellowship would contribute  
to their human rights work
- how participation will contribute to the strengthened protection of  
human rights defenders nationally/internationally.

For more information see http://frontlinedefenders.org/en/front-line-fellowship
Applications will be assessed on an ongoing basis and should be sent  
to Tara(at)frontlinedefenders.org

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