Call for Applications: Gender Equality Research Fellowship

The European Roma Rights Centre is looking for applications for the Gender Equality Research Fellowship.
The fellowship will provide the opportunity for interested individual activists working at a local level to conduct research on gender equality issues.
Applications are welcome from all European countries but priority will be given to proposals coming from the Czech Republic, France, Italy, Macedonia, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Russia, Serbia and Ukraine.

The fellowship should start in April/May and lasts for approximately 6 months. Fellows are expected to come to Budapest, Hungary, for a period of 2 to 4 weeks for orientation and preparation of the research project (which will include aspects of media and communication, research methodology design, basic financial orientation and human rights training as relevant) and then travel back to the research location to conduct the research with the ongoing assistance of the ERRC. The Fellow will work closely with the ERRC’s Research and Advocacy staff.

Applicants should have:
– a significant experience living and working in Romani communities and who have been engaged in work with Romani communities at a local level for extended periods of time
– a minimum of one year experience in the location in which the research is to take place
– working knowledge of English and be fluent in the language of the target group for the research. Knowledge of Romani language preferred.

The ERRC will provide support which includes a basic monthly stipend, some provision for field research expenses for the duration of the fellowship (in Budapest and in the research location) and travel and housing costs related to the stay in Budapest.

Applications should be submitted by 31 March 2011 via email to Dora Eke at dora.eke@errc.org .

All details are available [ http://www.romadecade.org/gender_equality_fellowship_2011 ]here.