What: A fully funded three-month research residency with the Prague Civil Society Centre for civil society workers, activists, researchers and journalists working with civic and social issues in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
When: There are three fellowship periods:
1) Early February – end April 2020
2) Early May – late July 2020
3) Mid September – early December 2020
Where: Prague, Czech Republic
Language: English, Russian
Who should apply: Anyone from Eastern Europe or Central Asia (see map below) with proven experience and commitment to civil society in their country or region. This includes experts, researchers, human rights defenders, environmental or urban activists, journalists and members of NGOs and civic-minded groups.
Who is the PCSC Fellowship for?
Fellows must be from one of the Eastern European or Central Asian countries highlighted in yellow in the map below and be involved with civil society, journalism, or social issues in their country through their work, research or activism. We expect applicants to have a proven track record of accomplishments in the civil sector or journalism, with enough experience to conduct and complete a three-month project.
Fellows are often:
• in the advanced stage of working on a research paper or book, and need a few months to finish it without the distractions of everyday life or challenges of a repressive political environment
• experienced trainers or someone who provides educational programmes for civil society and are looking to develop a new curriculum or re-think their current approach
• people with extensive knowledge and experience of a certain type of activism and are on the lookout to document or share their experience with others
• people with knowledge of either successful or failed reform processes in their country who want to document this experience to guide future reforms in their country or elsewhere
• looking to write a comparative analysis of reform experiences between their country and another
• those with fresh ideas on how to reinvigorate civil society activism who need time to develop their ideas and work out their approach
• people with extensive experience in social entrepreneurship or other ways of combining profit making and pro-bono work who want to record and share their knowledge
• individuals with extensive experience using technology and smart communication tools for social change and activism who feel ready to share their experience and approach
• people living and working in repressive environments who need a safe place for a productive respite
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