Date posted: January 1, 2016
Rumi Forum is inviting eligible individuals on a study fellowship that incorporates trips to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Thailand and Cambodia with the mission of exploring social, economic, cultural, security and political issues in these countries and their wider regions in 2016.
You have the option of choosing:
1-Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan
2-Thailand and Cambodia
The dates are:
*May 13-23, 2016
*May 20-30, 2016
*May 27- June 6, 2016
As part of this study fellowship all participants will have to write a 4000 word article. During trips, fellows will have an opportunity to meet with civil society organizations, government officials, journalists, academicians and think-tank scholars, among others, and gain an insight into some of the following:
Fellowship Eligibility and Conditions:
Applicant’s work or field of study should be in the following issues and/or regions:
Regional focus: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Thailand, Cambodia, Central Asia, South Asia, South East Asia, Russia, China and Asia-Pacific
Issues: Interfaith and social harmony, peace building and peace making, sociology and social movements, NGOs and civil society, religion and culture, international security, geostrategy, global strategy, conflict management/resolution/prevention, international affairs, international development, security studies, defense, terrorism/counter-terrorism, democracy and human rights, national security, women’s and minority issues, journalism, energy, politics and political economy.
3 categories of applicants will be considered:
A) Current PhD students in a field of study as mentioned above
B) PhD graduates with up to 10 years academic experience as it relates to above regions or issues. (Academics with more experience will also be considered)
C) Masters graduates with a minimum of 7 years professional experience as it relates to above regions or issues. Individuals with writing experience will be given preference in this third category, though all interested persons should still applyAll applicants need to be based in the following areas: Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, North Carolina, West Virginia or Kentucky.Conditions:Fellows will need to submit a post-trip publishable review article of 4000 words where they s
How to Apply
To apply, please complete by March 1, 2016 the application form at this link: http://bit.ly/
Once your application is approved:
You may apply for one of the following trips. The Application form will allow you to select the desired trip and desired dates. Click on below links to see the detailed itineraries:
Rumi Forum was founded in 1999 with the mission to foster intercultural dialogue, stimulate thinking and exchange of opinions on supporting and fostering democracy and peace and to provide a common platform for education and information exchange. The Forum wants to contribute to this ultimate aim by means of conferences, panel discussions, projects, scholarships, publications and many other activities. In particular the forum has an interest in issues regarding pluralism, peace building and conflict resolution, intercultural and interfaith dialogue, social harmony and justice, civil rights and community cohesion.
Source: Rumi Forum