The ASAP Fellowship is a unique opportunity for emerging scholars and activists to work alongside leading experts in the fight against global poverty and strengthening democracy. Through a combination of mentorship, research collaboration, and networking opportunities, the ASAP Fellowship is designed to equip you with the expertise and insights needed to effect tangible positive change in the world.
What You’ll Gain:
- One-to-one mentorship from renowned scholars and practitioners in the field of global justice.
- The chance to collaborate on cutting-edge research and development or civic projects that address pressing poverty or democracy issues.
- Participation in the annual Yale Global Justice Conference, where you can connect with leading thinkers and policymakers from around the world.
- Publication opportunities in Journal ASAP, a leading academic journal focused on poverty studies.
- Access to the ASAP network of alumni and partners.
- Applicants must be emerging scholars or activists with a strong commitment to social justice and making democracy work.
- Master’s degree or equivalent is required / Outstanding ideas and projects are to be considered outside the requirements of academic degrees, from candidates from low income countries.
- Fluency in English is required.
How to Apply:
- Submit your CV and a concept paper (no more than two pages) to Mihai at email@example.com , outlining your research and/or development interests (ongoing work or any novel program/research are welcomed).
- Applications will be reviewed by a committee of ASAP experts.
- Shortlisted candidates will be invited to submit a 2 minute elevator pitch type of video clip, with the idea / project of focus for this fellowship and why they should be selected in the ASAP fellowship program.
- The ultimate roster of fellows will be shared with the international board of trustees that confirmed the participation as mentors, and each member will express their interest in engaging in individual discussions with the fellows.
Deadline: January 26th, 2024
Frequently Asked Questions:
What are the research themes of the ASAP Fellowship?
The ASAP Fellowship welcomes applications related to research as well as civic and development programs addressing diverse facets of global poverty. It places special emphasis on themes such as social protection, economic inequality, climate change, human rights, and efforts aimed at fortifying democracy. Aspiring fellows are encouraged to explore innovative projects and initiatives within these overarching areas, fostering a comprehensive approach to combating poverty on a global scale.
What is the time commitment for the ASAP Fellowship?
The ASAP Fellowship, spanning one year, necessitates occasional online engagement. It functions as a supportive ecosystem, aiding selected fellows in honing and expanding their ideas/programs. Active individual participation is crucial in the fellowship program. Fellows are anticipated to engage in frequent meetings with mentors, collaborate on research endeavors, and partake in the ASAP Conference, Yale Global Justice Program seminars, or contribute to the Journal ASAP.
What are the financial benefits of the ASAP Fellowship?
The ASAP Fellowship does not provide a stipend and does not require physical presence.
What are the career benefits of the ASAP Fellowship?
Structured as an inventive and interdisciplinary initiative, the ASAP Fellowship engages distinguished academics as mentors, providing participants with a distinct advantage in both the academic and professional realms. Fellows will acquire valuable research and professional skills, establish robust connections, and enjoy the prospect of showcasing their work through publication in ASAP’s academic journal, and also refining and growing their ideas for a more significant impact. This program is designed to enhance your overall competitiveness and open doors to opportunities in academia and the job market.
Terms and Conditions:
- Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
- Fellows are required to complete all program requirements, including attending meetings, participating in research projects, and presenting their work at the annual ASAP Conference.
- Fellows are expected to uphold the highest standards of academic integrity and professional conduct.
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