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ERRC Seeks Gender Equality Research Fellows

2 March 2011

The Gender Equality Research Fellowship will provide the opportunity for interested individual activists working at a local 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 the Czech Republic, France, Italy, Macedonia, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Russia, Serbia and Ukraine.

Deadline for applications: 31 March 2011

Information about the fellowship

The fellowship is expected to start in April/May and will last for approximately 6 months. Fellows are expected to come to Budapest, Hungary, for a period of 2 to 4 weeks for orientation and preparation of the research project (which will include aspects of media and communication, research methodology design, basic financial orientation and human rights training as relevant) and then travel back to the research location to conduct the research with the ongoing assistance of the ERRC. The Fellow will work closely with the ERRC’s Research and Advocacy staff. 

Research proposal

Fellows will largely be selected on the basis of their research proposal. The proposal should target an issue related to gender equality. Research projects should be action-oriented, i.e. they should aim to inform or benefit the Romani community in some way. The ERRC will give preference to community-based research proposals. Profile of the applicants 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 of time. The researcher should have a minimum of one year 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.

Fellowship support 

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 housing costs related to the stay in Budapest. 

Application Procedure

To apply for this fellowship, candidates should send the following application materials; persons submitting incomplete application packages will not be considered for the position:

  • 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 yourself including details of your prior work or engagement on the issue to be researched; 
  • CV; and 
  • The contact details of two referees.

Candidates should submit their documents by 31 March 2011 via email to Dora Eke at dora.eke@errc.org. The message should be entitled: Research Fellowship.

Applicants will receive an acknowledgment of receipt but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted in the course of the selection process. The selected fellows will be contacted by April 22.  

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

 

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