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Prague Civil Society Center Fellowship 2022/2023 (Fully Funded)


Deadline: August 12, 2022

Applications are open for the Prague Civil Society Center Fellowships 2022/2023. The fellowship is a fully-funded three-month research residency for staff, activists, researchers, and journalists working on civic activism and social issues in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Fellows can use this feature to:

  • Explore issues, opportunities and trends affecting civil society and human rights in your country or region.
  • Write a book or training manual, policy or analytical document that will benefit the people and/or civil sector in your country.
  • Develop a concept and initiate a new project.

Advantages

  • The Prague Civic Center will cover transportation costs and modest living expenses, as well as visa assistance.
  • You will also have a common office area with internet connection and meeting rooms.

Eligibility

Open to activists in civil society, journalism or solving social problems in their country through work, research or activism from any of these countries – Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Russia. They expect applicants to have sufficient experience in the civilian sector or journalism to complete a three-month project.

This scholarship is for you if:

  • You are working on a research paper or book and need a few months to complete it without being distracted by routine or problems caused by a repressive political environment.
  • You are an experienced trainer or someone leading educational programs for members of civil society who would like to develop a new program or reconsider your current approach.
  • You have in-depth knowledge and experience in a certain type of activism and want to document or share your experience with others.
  • You are aware of successful and unsuccessful reform processes in your country and are prepared to document these experiences that could be used in future reform attempts in your country or in other countries.
  • You wish to write a comparative analysis of the experience of reforms in your country and in another.
  • You have a new idea on how to activate civic activism, but you need time to conceptualize your concept and develop an approach.
  • You have a lot of experience in social entrepreneurship or you have somehow combined for-profit and non-profit work, and you want to fix your knowledge and share it.
  • You have extensive experience in using technologies and smart communication tools to implement social change and activism, and you are ready to share your experience and approach.
  • You work in a repressive environment and need a safe place for a productive respite.

Selection criteria

  • Your project should reflect and develop your current work or experience in your home country or region.
  • You must demonstrate how this scholarship will help you in your work back home, how you will share the knowledge and experience gained, or how you plan to develop collaborative projects and transnational or regional communities.
  • You can submit a project on any topic, but they prioritize certain topics.

Application

  • Step 1: Complete the scholarship application form.
    Make sure you complete the questionnaire carefully, without errors or inconsistencies. The scholarship program is extremely competitive and only the best candidates with the best profiles and applications will be selected.
  • 2ND STEP: Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an online interview. We will discuss your project idea and your commitment.
  • STEP 3: A final selection will take place and all applicants will be notified of the results.

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For more information, visit Prague Civil Society Center.