Early Warning Project Fellowship Programme 2023 on Uganda

Deadline: April 16, 2023.

Early Warning Project Fellowship Programme 2023 on Uganda

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide (SCPG) seeks applicants for a fellowship to assess risks of mass atrocities in Uganda.

The Early Warning Fellow will work with the SCPG research director, staff, and collaborators to define priority research questions, plan associated research activities focused on analyzing plausible mass atrocity scenarios, conduct original research, and present results to policy makers and other interested audiences.

The Fellowship is intended to provide Early Warning Project audiences with a deep-dive into dynamics in a country by describing scenarios that could lead to mass atrocities in the next 1–2 years.

The Early Warning Fellow will work with members of the SCPG Research Team to facilitate and co-lead research, co-draft a public report on risks of mass atrocities and potential preventive actions, and participate in policy outreach on the results of the research. The Fellow should draw on data and analysis from the Early Warning Project to inform and guide their work and use the US State Department Atrocity Risk Assessment Framework, as well as other materials suggested by SCPG staff.

On a case-by-case basis, Fellows might be asked to advise or assist SCPG staff on follow-on projects that would benefit from their input. This would be done by mutual agreement between the staff and the Partner.

Terms of Fellowship:

  • Timeline: The fellowship will run for approximately 6-12 months in total. A full timeline will be agreed upon before the project begins.The Fellow will be expected to keep in frequent contact with the SCPG Research Team during the term of the Fellowship.
  • Deliverable: The Fellow will work with SCPG staff to draft a paper based on the research that is ~7,500 words in length.
  • Budget: The Fellow will be paid a total amount of $20,000, which is intended to offset the Fellow’s expenses (excluding international travel, if required), research, and administrative costs associated with the Fellowship.

Selection Criteria:

  • PhD or at least seven years of experience;
  • Demonstrated expertise related to politics, conflict, and/or human rights in Uganda;
  • Knowledge of and prior research in atrocity prevention, conflict and/or human rights;
  • The applicant’s professional achievements and promise;
  • The applicant’s ability to conduct the proposed research and complete the project, and to present information in a clear manner to a variety of audiences.

To apply, please submit the following:

  • A cover letter, 1-2 pages long, presenting your qualifications to conduct the necessary research, outlining the research you propose to conduct, the strategies you will employ to overcome research challenges, and how you anticipate that research will benefit decision-makers focused on preventing mass atrocities in that country;
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV);
  • Contact information for three references.

Please email materials to [email protected].

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