European Roma Rights Centre Seeks Gender Equality Fellows

Deadline: 16 March 2012
Open to: researchers with at least on year experience in working with Romani communities
Fellowship:  a basic monthly stipend, some provision for field research expenses for the duration of the fellowship (in Budapest and in the research location) and travel and accommodation costs related to the stay in Budapest

Description

The European Roma Rights Centre is looking for two new research fellows in 2012.

The Gender Equality Research Fellowship provides an opportunity for interested activists working at the grassroots level to conduct research on gender equality issues.

The ERRC seeks applications from all European countries but priority will be given to proposals coming from Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, the Czech Republic, France, Italy, Macedonia, Moldova, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Russia, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine.

Fellowship

The ERRC will provide support which includes a basic monthly stipend, some provision for field research expenses for the duration of the fellowship (in Budapest and in the research location) and travel and accommodation costs related to the stay in Budapest.

Eligibility

The ERRC seeks Fellows who have significant experience living and working in Romani communities and who have been engaged in work with Romani communities at a local level for extended periods. The researcher should have a minimum of one year’s experience in the location in which the research is to take place. The Fellow should have working knowledge of English and must be fluent in the language of the target group for the research. Knowledge of Romani language preferred.

Fellows will largely be selected on the basis of their research proposal. The proposal should target an issue related to gender equality in Roma communities. Research projects should be action-oriented, i.e. they should aim to inform or benefit the Romani community in some way (advocacy, direct action, litigation, etc.). The ERRC will give preference to community-based research proposals.

Application

To apply for this fellowship, candidates should send the following application materials:

  • A maximum two-page research proposal including a description of the project and basic context, objective, research plan and possible outcomes;
  • A maximum one-page letter of interest describing the candidate and including details of prior work or engagement on the issue to be researched;
  • CV;
  • The contact details of two referees, familiar with the applicant’s educational or work background.

Candidates should submit their documents by 16 March 2012 via email to Dora Eke at [email protected]. The message should be entitled:Research Fellowship.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted in the course of the selection process. Incomplete or late application packages will not be considered for the position.

The selected fellows will be contacted by April 10.

The ERRC is committed to equal opportunity for all. Romani candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

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