Monday, August 15, 2016

Women Scholarship for Peace: Global South





The Women Scholarship for Peace: Global South is an initiative coordinated by the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) at Vienna in partnership with 26 organisations whose work contribute to disarmament, non-proliferation and development-related issues. A total of 140 scholarships are made available to facilitate participation of women from the Global South at the training courses.


What is the Women Scholarship for Peace?
  • A Women Scholarship for Peace entails financial support for an early career woman from the Global South to take training courses about peace and development-related areas.
  • A total of 140 scholarships are available, covering all costs of registration and participation at the training courses.
  • Applications now open for: Asia/Pacific, Africa and Middle East (105 scholarships)
  • Applications to be announced in 2017: Latin America and the Caribbean (35 scholarships)

Criteria for Scholarship Applicants
The Women Scholarship for Peace: Global South is an initiative coordinated by the UN Office for Disarmament Affaires at Vienna in partnership with 26 organisations whose work contribute to disarmament and non-proliferation and development-related issues.

A total of 140 scholarships are made available to facilitate participation of women from the Global South at the training courses. A scholarship includes:
  1. Registration fee for the 2 months online and 1 week in person training course.
  2. Travel costs from the country of residence to the in-person training course location in economy class fare.
  3. Daily subsistence allowance for 1 week.

Age: 22-32 at the time of application
Gender: Female

Nationality
Nationals of the following countries and territories are eligible
·         Africa
·         Asia/Pacific
·         Middle East
·         Latin America & Caribbean

Residency
Only candidates residing in their country of eligible nationality at the time of application will be considered.

Language
The training courses will be conducted in English only.

Qualifications
A university degree or equivalent qualifications (which could for example be constituted of a degree obtained with minimum 2 years of higher education, combined with relevant professional experience).

Selection process
All applicants are required to fill in the online application form. Further information will be required at a later stage by the Selection Committee. Priority will be given to nationals from Official Development Assistance recipient countries and territories, as defined by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. Selected participants will be informed at the end of September 2016 and will be requested to confirm their participation within 2 working days.

Application deadline
Wednesday 31 August 2016, 12pm (CET)
Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will not be considered.





For further details and application visit Women Scholarship for Peace: Global South page.

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