The International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) is now accepting applications for its 2024 KAICIID Fellows Programme.
The KAICIID Fellows Programme is an ongoing capacity development and networking programme that starts with one year of hybrid training. The one-year fellowship is designed to provide religious leaders, educators for future religious leaders, and interreligious dialogue (IRD) practitioners with training in dialogue facilitation and intercultural communication.
Who Are The Fellows?
- The Fellows are a global community of diverse religious leaders, educators and dialogue practitioners from Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh and other religious backgrounds.
- The international cohort includes Fellows from different parts of the world, while regional cohorts draw Fellows from their respective regions and use the regional languages.
- The content and the format of the training, resources, and the opportunities offered are the same in all cohorts.
What Do The Fellows Study?
- The Fellows Programme includes three intensive residential trainings which cover interreligious dialogue theory, dialogue facilitation and project sustainability and evaluation.
- Throughout the trainings, Fellows visit diverse houses of worship and learn to facilitate their own site-visits.
- KAICIID also provides Fellows with small grants to implement dialogue projects tailored to the needs of their institutions and communities.
- Past initiatives have included interfaith youth projects, trainings in interreligious/intercultural dialogue for future religious leaders, hate speech awareness campaigns, and initiatives designed to empower women at the global policymaking table.
- Each year, the KAICIID Fellows Programme selects a new group of extraordinary leaders and educators, with a proven ability of advancing interreligious dialogue in their institutions and communities.
- Teaching at an institution that trains future religious leaders (i.e. Seminaries, Temples and similar institutions); and/or dialogue practitioners with access to train at such institutions.
- Coming from (and/or have the support of) his/her institution.
- Preference for applicants who are below 40 years of age.
- Willingness to learn and cooperate with religious leaders from different religious backgrounds.
- Have working knowledge of English for the international cohort (the working language of the training is English).
- Ability to participate and commit to the whole duration of the Programme (12 months, including monthly online sessions; online courses and 3 one-week trainings in-person).
- Preference for applicants with policy level engagements.
For more information, visit International Dialogue Centre.