Drugs Security and Democracy Fellowship Program in Latin America and Caribbean, 2015


Drugs Security and Democracy Fellowship Program  in Latin America and Caribbean, and applications are submitted till 2nd March, 2015. Open Society Foundations is awarding DSD research fellowship to applicants conducting research in Latin America or the Caribbean who are fully embedded in and committed to the region. Fellowships are awarded for research that contributes to the literature on drugs in Latin America and the Caribbean on topics and countries that are central to drug policy discussions in the region and beyond. Fellowship award amounts will vary depending on the research plan and length of research. The average award in 2015 will vary between approximately $6,000 and $12,000. The DSD award will cover fellows’ travel, research, and living expenses for up to six months of research, including the write up period. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | Latin America and the Caribbean

Level: short-term research.

Field(s): Fellowships are awarded for research that contributes to the literature on drugs in Latin America and the Caribbean on topics and countries that are central to drug policy discussions in the region and beyond. For the 2015 fellowship competition, applications must address one of the following topics:

  • Drug policy/legal reform, including different depenalization, decriminalization, legalization, and regulation approaches as well as country-specific obstacles to reform• Marijuana, including legalization for medical use
  • Impact of drug laws on prison systems, including costs associated with pretrial detention for drugs
  • The dynamics and relationships between legal pharmaceutical drug markets and illicit drug production, including barriers to access and incentives/disincentives for producers
  • Drug policy and the peace process in Colombia
  • Analysis of institutional resource distribution between criminal and public health approaches to drug use
  • Drug economy and its dynamics

Deadline: 2nd March, 2015.

Funded By: The Open Society Foundation

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Drugs Security and Democracy Fellowship Program is targeted for Citizens from all over the world (they need to demonstrate your embeddedness in and commitment to the region) are eligible.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: Approximately five awards will be made in 2015.

Scholarship Duration: The DSD Program provides support for a minimum of three and a maximum of six months of research in Latin America and the Caribbean, including write-up of the research deliverable. DSD-funded research may begin as early as July 1, 2015 (research conducted prior to July 2015 will not be supported by the program). However, please note that fellows will be required to attend a workshop in either July or August 2015. Candidates must spend at least half of their fellowship tenure researching their relevant topic, with the remaining time devoted to writing their research results in one of the deliverable formats to be agreed upon by the program and the candidate.

Scholarship covers: Drugs Security and Democracy Fellowship Program award amounts will vary depending on the research plan and length of research. The average award in 2015 will vary between approximately $6,000 and $12,000. The DSD award will cover fellows’ travel, research, and living expenses for up to six months of research, including the write up period.

Description

The Drugs Security and Democracy Fellowship Program is designed to support short-term research that contributes to the literature on drugs in Latin America and the Caribbean on topics and countries that are central to drug policy discussions in the region and beyond.

The competition is open to applicants conducting research in Latin America or the Caribbean who are fully embedded in and committed to the region, and whose research focus has a clear and central connection to the field of drugs and to formulating sound drug policy.

Successful applicants will be those whose work and interests best match, and who demonstrate a long-term commitment to, these program goals.

In addition to conducting individual research, DSD fellows should contribute to the development of a global interdisciplinary network of researchers engaged with drug policy and communicate their findings to relevant audiences over the course of their careers.

Eligibility





‣ Applications for Drugs Security and Democracy Fellowship Program are welcome from midcareer and senior researchers/scholars conducting research in Latin America and the Caribbean that addresses issues with a clear and central connection to the field of drugs and to formulating sound drug policy. 

‣ Eligible applicants must

  • be fully embedded in and committed to the Latin American and Caribbean region;
  • hold a terminal degree in their field of study or clearly demonstrate equivalent research experience related to the field of drugs, with at least a bachelor’s degree in any discipline;
  • focus on one of the topics indicated in the section above; and
  • if proposing to conduct research in a nonnative language, provide evidence of sufficient language proficiency to carry out the project.

Selection Criteria for Drugs Security and Democracy Fellowship Program

‣ Fellows are selected by the members of the DSD Selection Committee, who use established peer review procedures. 

‣ The committee includes distinguished members of the academic, policy, and research communities of Latin America, the Caribbean, the United States, and Europe. 

‣ Preference in the selection process will be given to candidates:

  • who are citizens of a Latin American or Caribbean country and are living and working in the region; and
  • whose research projects focus on one of the countries listed in the section above.

Notification:

‣ All applicants will be contacted about their status via e-mail or post by the end of May 2015.

Scholarship Application Method

‣ The online application contains the following sections (all to be submitted online):

  • Completed Application Form
  • Completed Research Proposal (no more than 10 pages) in double-spaced Times New
  • Roman 11-point font with one-inch margin
  • Completed Bibliography (no more than 2 pages single spaced)
  • CV (no more than 4 pages)
  • Professional work sample(s) (between 5 and 20 pages in total)
  • Two Reference Letters
  • Language evaluation(s) (if necessary)

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on 2nd March 2015.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

For more Information about Drugs Security and Democracy Fellowship Program



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