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Open call - Early Warning Project Genocide Prevention Fellowship Program

20 Oct 2015 13:32

The Simon-Skjodt Center at the United States Genocide Memorial Museum has announced The Early Warning Project Genocide Prevention Fellowship Program.

Through its Genocide Prevention Fellowship Program, the Simon-Skojdt Center seeks to produce new ideas and innovative tools for preventing genocide, to generate a deeper understanding of the causes of genocide and where it threatens to occur today, and to create an international cadre of leaders across professions who are actively engaged in genocide prevention.

The Fellowship Program aims to assess factors increasing or mitigating the risk of mass atrocities in countries assessed by the Early Warning Project’s statistical forecasts to be at “high” risk for new state-led mass killing and to foster continued engagement with policy makers, academics, and NGOs on early warning and prevention.

Terms of Fellowship:

The entirety of the Fellowships will run for a minimum of four weeks (no more than three months) including two to three weeks in the country being researched, and time spent drafting and completing a final paper. Fellows will draw on data and analysis from the Early Warning Project to inform and guide their work and spend the majority of their tenure conducting fieldwork in a country that is at a high risk for a potential onset of mass killing.

A salary of $15,000 will be provided to Fellows, and is intended to cover all travel, research, and administrative costs associated with the Fellowship.

To apply, please submit a 1-2 page cover letter, a CV, and three references. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

For selection criteria and more information, please visit: http://www.earlywarningproject.com/fellowship