Monday, April 16, 2018

ISS Dreilinden Master Scholarship for LGBTI Activists, Netherlands 2018-19

Deadline: 15/04/2018 Degree: Masters Scholarship Description: The German NGO Dreilinden gGmbHOpens external has granted the Interna... thumbnail 1 summary
Deadline: 15/04/2018


Degree: Masters


Scholarship Description: The German NGO Dreilinden gGmbHOpens external has granted the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University (ISS) a scholarship for capacity building in the area of decent work, social inclusion and sexuality discourses for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans- and intersexual (LGBTI) persons.


Eligibility: Eligible applicants are nationals of a developing or transition country and have a documented background in work for human/labour rights for LGBTI persons and/or social movements for sexual diversity. We invite applications on the following three topics:


1. How are inequalities based on sexuality (re)produced in school, the labour market, and the institutions (laws, social norms) that govern these spheres of life?
2. How do ‘western’ identity categories (LGBT) relate to the actual experiences and identities of people in different parts of the world, including migrants, in relation to sexuality, and what (problematic) effects do they have in terms of who is included and excluded, what are the conditions of inclusion (and who has the power to define those).
3. How is sexual diversity understood (or not) in development policy and how does that change local discourses on sexuality or does it influence social movements around sexual diversity?


Benefits: The scholarship covers all study-related expenditures, including the fee, travel, lodging, and meals, for the whole 15.5 month study period (1 September 2018 – 20 December 2019).


Application: To apply, you should first apply to the ISS MA programme. Only when you are admitted to the ISS, in the major Social Policy for Development, you are eligible for the Dreilinden Fellowship. You can send in your application for the Dreilinden Fellowship to Dr Wendy Harcourt, via e-mail at harcourt@iss.nl. Your application should consist of the following three elements:


motivation letter, engaging with one or more of the three topics mentioned above
your CV
the admission letter for the 2018-2019 MA programme (SPD) from the ISS


Scholarship Website: https://www.iss.nl/en/prospective-students/funding-and-scholarships/dreilinden-scholarship-lgbti-activists