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Roger Casement Fellowship in Human Rights

Roger Casement Fellowship in Human Rights 2022/2023

Country: Nigeria
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Applications are open for Roger Casement Fellowship in Human Rights 2022/2023. The Roger Casement fellowship has been established to honor the memory of the Irish human rights activist Roger Casement who spent some of his early working life in Calabar, Nigeria. He was an early advocate for human rights while in Nigeria, and, famously, during his later work in the Congo, the Amazon and in Ireland. With his humanitarian legacy in mind, it has been decided to support one Nigerian student to study a master’s degree in human rights in Ireland.

Under the Casement fellowship, full financial support is provided for one-year full-time post-graduate education for candidates from Nigeria to undertake a one year master’s level course of study in Human Rights in Ireland. The purpose of the Roger Casement Fellowship Programme is to provide talented candidates with the opportunity to pursue advanced education and professional development in Ireland in order to contribute to the future development of Nigeria.


  • Candidates will need to have achieved the necessary educational standard to be accepted onto a Masters’s course in a Higher Education Institute in Ireland.
  • In addition, there are a number of essential requirements to be eligible to apply for this scholarship.


Candidates must the following qualifications for Roger Casement Fellowship in Human Rights

  • A citizen of Nigeria and be residing in Nigeria
  • Necessary academic standard to be accepted onto a master’s level course of study in Human Rights.
  • A minimum of two years’ relevant work experience.
  • Able to demonstrate a strong commitment to the development of Nigeria.
  • Able to take up the fellowship in the academic year for which it is offered.
  • Meet any relevant procedural requirements of the Government of Nigeria.
  • Demonstrate skills in academic English by achieving an appropriate score on a recognised test (e.g. IELTS 6.5).

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Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline01 August,2021
OrganizerIreland Fellows Programme



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