Fellowship

Sidney Topol Fellowship in Nonviolence Practice

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University offers the Sidney Topol Fellowship in Nonviolence Practice. The fellowship is for Master’s Degree in Coexistence and Conflict and trains students to recognize, understand and begin to heal the ethnic, religious and cultural fault lines that endanger our world.

Practice honors the work of peace advocate, philanthropist, and entrepreneur, Sidney Topol, through the establishment of a full tuition scholarship to the Master’s Degree program in the aforementioned course.

Course Level: Masters Degree program in Coexistence and Conflict (COEX).

Targeted Group: This scholarship is for applicants who able to prove that their community benefitted from their personal commitment to nonviolent principles through prior volunteer or work projects.

Also see >>> Wellcome International Training Fellowships

Scholarship Value

It is a full tuition scholarship. However, the fellowship does not cover airfare, fees, health insurance, or housing.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants for the Sidney Topol Fellowship in Nonviolence Practice must prove that their community benefitted from their personal commitment to nonviolent principles through prior volunteer or work projects.
  • Applicants must also commit to return to their community within the next two years to establish projects in nonviolence.
  • Following their academic year in residence, Topol Fellows will secure required practicum placements in organizations that use nonviolence methods to achieve sustainable peace, or in organizations committed to developing such methods.
  • Recipients of the Sidney Topol Fellowships in Nonviolence Practice will be required to produce a report detailing their experiences at Heller and in the field, and to share their expectations for furthering a career focused on the use of nonviolent methods in conflict ridden areas.

How to Apply

In addition to submitting a complete application to the Coexistence and Conflict program, fellowship applicants must submit the following materials:

• A personal essay which outlines their prior work in nonviolence, and their proposed work, and how completing the MA in Coexistence and Conflict will help them be successful in these endeavors.

• An interview either by phone or in person may be required.

Deadline: 5th April, 2020.

For more information visit >>> Sidney Topol Fellowship in Nonviolence Practice 2020.

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