Dreilinden scholarship for LGBTI Activists, Netherlands

Applications for the Dreilinden scholarship are now being accepted. The scholarship is purposed to support master students from developing countries who have experience is supporting human or labour rights of LGBTI person. They must be undertaking MA program in Social Policy for Development (SPD) major. The Dreilinden scholarship is fully-funded award. The closing date of application is April 30, 2017.

Scholarship Description
The German NGO Dreilinden gGmbH has granted ISS a scholarship for capacity building in the area of decent work, social inclusion and sexuality discourses for lesbian, gay, trans- and intersexual (LGBTI) persons. Dreilinden provides a scholarship for MA students from the Global South and East. The selected applicants will participate in the 2017/2018 ISS MA Programme in Development Studies, major Social Policy for Development (SPD).

Value and Tenure
The scholarship covers all study-related expenditures, including the fee, travel, lodging, and meals, for the whole 15.5 month study period (1 September 2017 – 15 December 2018).

Level and Area of Studies
MA program in Social Policy for Development (SPD) major.

Place of Study
The study will be taken in the Netherlands.

Eligibility and Criteria
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:

  • 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?
  • How do ‘western’ identity categories (LGBT) relate to the actual experiences and identities of people in different parts of the world 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).

  • 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?

Applicants’ Nationality
This scholarship open to students from a developing or transition country.

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Application Instruction
To apply, you should fulfill the admission criteria of the ISS MA programme, and send a motivation letter, engaging with one of more of the three topics mentioned above, and CV to Professor Irene van Staveren.

Submission Deadline
April 30, 2017.

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