Applications are now open for the ISHR AHDA Fellowship 2020 at Columbia University. The ISHR Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability (AHDA) fellowship brings together scholars, students, civil society organizations, journalists, educators, artists, policymakers, and others who work on historical dialogue issues for a semester of comprehensive learning and networking at Columbia University in New York City.
Moreover, the ISHR AHDAfellowship program begins in late August and ends in mid-December. It is an in-residence program, and you must be able to live in New York for the full length of the program in order to participate.
Program Components and Benefits
- Seminars: Over the course of the semester when the fellows are in residence at Columbia. Further, they attend a series of 2-hour sessions with scholars and other experts in historical dialogue. Also, exploring major theoretical issues and on-the-ground case studies.
- Workshops: Seminars are by capacity building training in skills important to the work of historical dialogue. Also, important to implementing a successful project. These workshops include sessions on fundraising, advocacy tools, new media, and project development.
- Networking and collaboration: Fellows have the opportunity to meet with a range of international institutions, human rights organizations, foundations, and practitioners in the field who are based in New York City, to observe their practices, learn more about their strategies, and to meet their leadership and staff.
- Travel to Washington D.C.: Fellows travel to Washington, D.C. to take advantage of the networking. Also, advocacy opportunities available there. Fellows meet in groups and individually with relevant organizations, foundations, museums, universities and government agencies.
- Columbia University Coursework: Fellows audit 1 to 2 courses at the university during the fall semester. These courses are based on their relevance to the particular context or approach to historical dialogue of each fellow.
- Student Life in New York City: AHDA integrates Fellows into various aspects of student life at Columbia and beyond. Fellows reside at the International House with international and US students and participate in a range of social learning and cultural activities organized by International House and Columbia University.
- ABD and Post-doctoral students are eligible to apply
- Likewise, participants are on the basis of their previous work experience in work that deals with the past, their commitment to the human rights field, and demonstrated ability to pursue graduate-level studies. Full-time students will not be considered.
- Applicants who are mid-career and hold full or part-time jobs pursuing their advocacy efforts
- Fellows must work in the country and/or region where they live.
- Further, fluency in English is required. Fellows must provide proof of institutional endorsement in English from their organizations for their participation in the Program and must commit to returning to that organization upon completion of the Program.
- The program lasts a full academic semester, from late August to mid-December, and fellows are to be in residence in New York City for this period.