Deadline: 20 April 2019
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is seeking proposals for its Minorities Fellowship Programme 2019 to human rights and minority rights defenders belonging to national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities.
At the end of the MFP, the fellows should have a general knowledge of the United Nations system, international human rights instruments and mechanisms in general and those relevant to minorities in particular and be capable of further training their communities/organizations. The Programme furthermore serves as an opportunity for human rights activists working towards the protection and promotion of minority rights to expand their partners’ base by building a strategic dialogue with fellow activists from across the globe, the United Nations, relevant Geneva-based NGOs, amongst other partners.
Now offered in three linguistic components: English/Russian/Arabic; this year, the MFP will take place from 4 – 29 November 2019, in Geneva, Switzerland, and fellows will be able to participate as well in the 12th Session of the Forum on Minority Issues.
(Ad) Stop getting irritated with excessing advertisements. View the information you want quickly on a clean, ad-free and exclusive Member Dashboard that offers tools to search for grants, view latest grant opportunities, upcoming deadlines, sample proposals, downloadable ebooks and also organize your favourites! Learn more.
Fellows are entitled to the following: a return ticket (economy class) from the country of residence to Geneva, basic health insurance for the duration of the Programme, a stipend to cover modest accommodation and other living expenses for the duration of the Programme.
(Ad) Are you still finding it difficult to search for donors online? Join Premium and use our powerful Donor Search mechanism to find relevant donors based on your country and location or keyword. Our specially developed algorithm will search across the internet for the most relevant and useful donors of your interest willing to fund your work. Learn more.
- The candidate must belong to a national, ethnic, linguistic or religious minority group (persons who do not belong to a minority group will not be taken into consideration, even if they have close links with minority communities and/or organizations).
- Note:If applicants community identifies as indigenous, please do not apply to this programme but to their Indigenous Fellowship Programme. Please note that the Indigenous Fellowship is a separate programme and has different application forms and deadlines.
- Formal education should not be a limitation to participation in the Minorities Fellowship Programme, if relevant experience can be demonstrated.
- Candidates should have ability, willingness and possibility to train other persons belonging to minorities upon return to their respective communities/organizations and should agree to do so.
- The candidates must have a good working knowledge of the language in which the programme is imparted.
- The candidate should be proposed and his/her candidacy supported by his/her organization and/or community. It is desirable that the sponsoring organization has a firm constituency or membership, is representative, undertakes work on minority issues and is composed of persons belonging to minorities.
- The overall goal of the Minorities Fellowship Programme is to offer persons belonging to minorities the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in the field of international human rights in order to assist their organizations and communities in protecting and promoting human and minority rights. Therefore, it is important that the candidate proposed and nominated by a minority organization or community be someone who will return to his or her NGO to work in this field.
(Ad) Not able to keep track of so may different grant opportunities and their deadlines? No problem! fundsforNGOs Premium has a handy tool called "Deadline Calendar." This tool will help you keep track of all upcoming grant opportunities and their deadlines and view them in a beautiful calendar format. Learn more.
- The selection of fellows reflects a gender and regional balance. The general human rights situation in the respective regions/countries is also taken into consideration, as is the situation of the minority community to which the applicant belongs.
- An advisory group composed of OHCHR staff undertakes the selection of successful candidates.
How to Apply
Applicants must be downloaded the application form via given website.
(Ad) Are you looking for readymade proposals? fundsforNGOs Premium has a vast collection of Sample Proposals from successful grantees around the world. These proposals are available for viewing so that you can quickly get new ideas, best practices, lessons learned and develop your proposal in the perfect manner. Learn more.
For more information, please visit https://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Minorities/Pages/Fellowship.aspx