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Fully Funded Open Hands Initiative Salaam Fellowship 2019, USA

Fully Funded Open Hands Initiative Salaam Fellowship 2019, USA

Fully Funded
Country: USA
City: New York
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Applications are open for Open Hands Initiative Salaam Fellowship 2019. The “Salaam Fellowship for Conflict Resolution” is intense, week-long training and cultural exchange program. Further,  that aims to provide fellows with a deeper understanding of conflict in its many forms. Fellowship participants will be equipped with critical competencies in conflict management. Also, negotiation at both the interpersonal and intergroup level, taking care to examine the cultural implications involved.

Moreover, As with all of the Open Hands Initiative’s programs, this workshop is primarily aimed at breaking down stereotypes and increasing interdependence between the program participants. Through open dialogue, interactive workshops, and also,  real-world application of the material, participants will develop a solid foundation in conflict resolution through a cross-cultural and international lens. It will also include discussions on today’s most pressing issues related to the conflict in both the United States and Morocco, such as rising levels of inequality, migration, and climate change.


  • All training, speaker fees, and materials, as well as cultural activities
  • Travel costs: For Americans, round-trip economy class flight from New York JFK, Washington, DC, Boston, or Miami to Casablanca, Morocco, and back. For Moroccans, regional transportation to the program start location and transportation back home at the end of the program
  • Further, Local ground transportation throughout Morocco
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and most dinners. Two evenings have no scheduled activities and dinners those evenings will be at the participants’ individual expense
  • Further,  Double occupancy lodging at 4-star hotel. Also,  Please note that each room will house one Moroccan and one American of the same sex

Fellows will be responsible for all other costs, such as transportation to and from their home airport, international calling plans, entertainment outside of the program, laundry services, passport fees, (if required), and souvenirs.


  • Open to citizens of Morocco or the United States (dual nationals will be considered)
  • Be between 18-30 years old. College students encouraged to apply
  • Proficiency in English
  • Availability from October 24-November 3, 2019
  • Expressed interest in cross-cultural exchange and learning in fellowship with others
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in your community, school, or workplace
  • Professional or volunteer work that reflects an interest in and/or experiences in peacebuilding, conflict resolution, mediation, negotiation or related field


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline14 July,2019
CityNew York
Open toAll
Organizer Open Hands Initiative
Contact the organizer+1-917-544-7260



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