Friday, 18 December 2009

[creative-radio] Summer development fellowships in the U.S. seeks journalist + other applicants

 

Application Deadline - January 8, 2010

Summer development fellowships in the U.S. seeks applicants
Posted on: 18/12/2009 Fellowships and Awards Deadline: 08/01/2010 Region:
Worldwide

RT @IJNet: US Summer #Journalism fellowships seeks applicants from
developing countries encouraged http://bit.ly/8NaRji

Journalists from developing countries are encouraged to apply for a
three-week summer fellowship at Stanford University, called the Draper
Hills Summer Fellowship on Democracy and Development Program. Deadline for
application submission: January 8, 2010.

During the fellowship, from July 25 to August 13, 2010, Stanford
professors and research teams will lead daily seminars and host speeches
by prominent members of American political and civil society. Fellows will
also be given the opportunity to lead discussion sessions and exchange
ideas for positive reform, drawing from their experiences at home.

Successful applicants will be mid-career professionals, fluent in English,
and have a dedication to democracy and development.

From more information and to download the application form visit
http://cddrl.stanford.edu/fellowships/summerfellows/.

Program Curriculum

For three weeks, fellows participate in morning seminars with a team of
leading Stanford professors and professional research staff from Stanford
Law School, the Graduate School of Business, the Economics and Political
Science departments as well as the Hoover Institution. The program's
all-volunteer faculty include Larry Diamond, Kathryn Stoner-Weiss, Chip
Blacker, Stanford President Emeritus Gerhard Casper, Avner Greif, Tom
Heller, Peter Henry, Erik Jensen, Terry Karl, Helen Stacy, and Allen
Weiner.

In the afternoons, prominent American business and political leaders,
academics, and journalists talk about their experiences and professions,
and fellows lead sessions themselves, sharing insight into how reform
progressed (or failed to progress) in their home countries and exchanging
ideas for positive change. Program speakers have included Carl Gershman,
president of the National Endowment for Democracy; Joan Blades, co-founder
of MoveOn.org; Marc Pomar, president of the International Research and
Exchanges Board (IREX); Maria Rendon Labadan, Deputy Director, USAID;
Judge Pamela Rymer, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit;
and Tod Lindberg and Peter Berkowitz, Hoover Institution fellows.

In addition, Draper Hills Summer Fellows also visit leading companies in
Silicon Valley, such as Google and eBay, as well as media organizations
such as the San Francisco Chronicle, KQED Radio, and nonprofit
organizations and foundations in the Bay Area.

Participants: Eligibility Criteria

This program is aimed at early to mid-career policymakers, academics, and
leaders of civil society organizations (such as representatives of trade
unions, nongovernmental organizations, the media, business and
professional associations) who will play important roles in their
country's political, economic, and social development. We anticipate
recruiting a group of 25-30 individuals dedicated to democracy,
development and rule of law promotion within their home countries
(particularly in, but not limited to, the regions of the Middle East,
Northern and Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and former Soviet Union).

Successful applicants will be proficient in spoken and written English and
will have academic and practical credentials necessary to benefit fully
from the course and actively contribute to the discussions. The ideal
participant will have extraordinary motivation, at least five years of
experience with some demonstrated achievements in a relevant sector of
development, and a keen interest in learning as well as sharing knowledge
and experiences about his or her country.

Funding

Stanford will pay travel, accommodation, living expenses, and visa costs
for the duration of the three-week program for a certain portion of
applicants. Where possible, applicants are encouraged to supply some or
all of their own funding from their current employers or international
nongovernmental organizations.

Fellowship Coordinator
Audrey McGowan
CDDRL
Encina Hall
616 Serra Street
Stanford, CA 94305
(650) 736-4277 (voice)
(650) 724-2996 (fax)
audrey.mcgowan@stanford.edu

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