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> >
> > > Subject: CfA: Network of East-West Women, 2002
> > > Economic & Social Policy
> > > Fellowship Program
> > >
> > > CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
> > > NETWORK OF EAST-WEST WOMEN
> > > 2002 ECONOMIC & SOCIAL POLICY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
> > > The Network of East-West Women (NEWW) is pleased to
> > > announce a call for
> > > applications for the 2002 Economic and Social Policy
> > > Fellowship
> > > Program.
> > > This program provides intensive training and regional
> > > networking
> > > opportunities to young women from Central and Eastern
> > > Europe, the New
> > > Independent States and the Russian Federation working
> > > to achieve
> > > economic
> > > and social justice for women. Fellows will sharpen
> > > their skills in
> > > feminist
> > > economic analysis and advocacy; they will learn
> > > strategies to influence
> > > economic and social policy formulation in ways that
> > > benefit women; and
> > > they
> > > will develop working partnerships with each other and
> > > with seasoned
> > > professionals in the field of economic justice.
> > > DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 1 February 2002
> > > PROGRAM DATES: U.S. Placement 19 August ­ 15 December
> > > 2002
> > > In-Country Follow-On Projects 1 January ­ 31 December
> > > 2003
> > > DURATION: 16 Months
> > > ELIGIBILITY:
> > > Applications are encouraged from women economists, NGO
> > > activists, trade
> > > unionists or others from CEE/NIS/Russian Federation
> > > working on issues
> > > of
> > > economic and social justice for women. Candidates
> > > must: 1) have
> > > experience
> > > and a demonstrated commitment to women's rights
> > > advocacy; 2) be
> > > affiliated
> > > with an established women's organization/institute
> > > that will support
> > > the
> > > candidate's follow-on project if selected for the
> > > Program; and 3) be
> > > fluent
> > > in written and spoken English.
> > > PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
> > > The goal of the NEWW Economic and Social Policy
> > > Fellowship Program is
> > > to
> > > build the capacity of women and women's organizations
> > > to effectively
> > > counter gender-based economic and social
> > > discrimination, and to advance
> > > women's integration in public policy decision-making.
> > > Supported by a
> > > grant
> > > from the Ford Foundation and by private donors, the
> > > Economic and Social
> > > Policy Fellowship Program provides an intensive
> > > training experience in
> > > feminist economics, public policy and grassroots
> > > women's activism.
> > > During the U.S. placement period, Fellows participate
> > > in a 2-week
> > > training
> > > program in Washington DC, and complete a four-month
> > > internship at a
> > > U.S.-based policy institution. Every effort is made to
> > > match each
> > > Fellow
> > > with an organization that is conducting work related
> > > the Fellow's
> > > specific
> > > interest area. In December 2002, Fellows return to
> > > their home countries
> > > to
> > > complete a one-year follow-on project. Each Fellow
> > > designs and raises
> > > funds
> > > for her project while in the U.S., with support from
> > > NEWW and her host
> > > organization.
> > > STIPEND:
> > > Fellowships includes travel to and from the placement
> > > site in the
> > > United
> > > States, short-term medical insurance, and a monthly
> > > stipend to cover
> > > room
> > > and board expenses during the U.S. portion of the
> > > program. Housing is
> > > arranged in an international student house or similar
> > > student
> > > accommodation. In some cases Fellows are placed with
> > > families in their
> > > host
> > > city. Upon successful completion of the U.S. portion
> > > of the Program,
> > > NEWW
> > > provides each Fellow with a small seed grant to begin
> > > implementation of
> > > her
> > > follow-on project.
> > > APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
> > > There is no application form for this Program.
> > > Applicants should submit
> > > the
> > > following materials in English:
> > > ·       a cover letter summarizing: 1) the applicant's
> > > involvement in the
> > > field
> > > of women's rights; 2) her training and experience in
> > > economics and/or
> > > public policy; and 3) her work with local women's
> > > organizations.
> > > ·       a curriculum vitae;
> > > ·       two letters of recommendation in English, or
> > > accompanied by English
> > > translations, including all current contact
> > > information for the
> > > letter's
> > > author. All written recommendations will be verified
> > > by local NEWW
> > > contacts
> > > or via telephone by NEWW staff;
> > > ·       a personal statement describing the applicant's
> > > future career plans,
> > > and
> > > her reasons for applying to the Economic and Social
> > > Policy Fellowship
> > > Program.
> > > ·       a 3-5 page country briefing paper about women's
> > > economic status in
> > > her
> > > country, including recommendations for advocacy and
> > > reform. The paper
> > > may
> > > focus on one or more issues of current relevance in
> > > the applicant's
> > > country, and should demonstrate the applicant's
> > > ability to write and
> > > formulate arguments in English.
> > > ·       a signed declaration that, if selected for the
> > > Program, the applicant
> > > will return to her home country to complete a 12-month
> > > follow-on
> > > project
> > > immediately following the U.S. placement period.
> > > Completed application packets should be sent by email
> > > to NEWW at
> > > [EMAIL PROTECTED] If email is not possible, please
> > > send the complete
> > > application packet by regular mail to the address
> > > below. Following
> > > review
> > > by an International Selection Committee, a maximum of
> > > 5 finalists will
> > > be
> > > selected for personal interviews, which will take
> > > place in Vilnius,
> > > Lithuania, 18-20 March 2002. Selected finalists will
> > > be notified of
> > > their
> > > interview by 20 February, 2002. Notification of
> > > Fellowship awards will
> > > be
> > > made April 15, 2002.
> > > CONTACT PERSON:
> > > Laurie MacDonald Brumberg
> > > Membership & Fellowship Program Director
> > > Network of East-West Women
> > > Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > > 1761 S Street NW, Suite LL-12
> > > Washington, DC 20009
> > > Tel (202) 299-9001
> > > Fax (202) 299-9003
> > > Website: www.neww.org
> > > The Network of East-West Women (NEWW) is an
> > > international membership
> > > and
> > > advocacy organization linking women in more than 30
> > > countries in
> > > Central
> > > and Southeastern Europe, the New Independent States
> > > and the Russian
> > > Federation. Through the Legal Fellowship Program and
> > > other projects,
> > > NEWW
> > > supports independent women's movements that foster
> > > women's
> > > participation in
> > > all aspects of public decision-making. NEWW's primary
> > > objective is to
> > > increase the capacity of women and women's NGOs to
> > > shape policies that
> > > affect women's lives.
> > >
>
> Dr. Uta Hoffmann-Altmann
> Humboldt-Universität
> Landwirtschaftlich-Gärtnerische Fakultät
> AG Frauen in der Ländlichen Entwicklung
> Tel. 0049 (0)30 20939044
> Fax 0040 (0)30 20939087
> www.agrar.hu-berlin.de/fle/
>

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