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Fellowships for Afghans at risk

Status: Closed

Organisation: Academy in Exile

Deadline: 10/11/2021

  • Eligibility:
    – Afghans working in the humanities, social sciences, law, journalism, and the arts, who are at risk because of their professional work and/or civic engagement in human rights, democracy, and the pursuit of free speech.
    – Precluded from applying is anyone (either themselves or via marriage) who has dual citizenship or permanent residency in a safe country.
    – Restricted to citizens of the eligible country at acute risk or who have been out of the country for a maximum of two years.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target country: Afghanistan
  • Application language: English

The eight new fellows, funded by a grant from the Volkswagen Foundation, will be affiliated with the Universität Duisburg-Essen, KWI in Essen, Forum Transregionale Studien in Berlin or Freie Universität Berlin. Applications will be assessed by the AiE Council and Advisory Board in consultation with a pool of country experts, and evaluated according to academic merit, risk assessment, and suitability for the research and artistic programs at the Forum, FU Berlin, UDE, and KWI, as well as Academy in Exile.
Academy in Exile fellowships provide recipients with the opportunity to reestablish themselves in Germany and to work on their own project in a multidisciplinary environment. Fellows contribute to the research agenda and intellectual profile of Academy in Exile and participate in affiliated research projects.

See here to learn more and apply.

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