Irish Aid Roger Casement Fellowship in Human Rights

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Irish Aid Roger Casement Fellowship in Human Rights

Applications are open for the Irish Aid Roger Casement Fellowship in Human Rights funded by the Irish Aid, the Government of Ireland’s official agency for international development. This fellowship is open to the applicants who must be a citizen of Nigeria and be residing in Nigeria.

The purpose of the Irish Aid Casement Fellowship Program is to provide talented candidates with the opportunity to pursue advanced education and professional development in Ireland in order to contribute to the future development of Nigeria.

The Irish Aid Casement Fellowship Program normally covers: return airfares, full tuition, stipends to cover accommodation and subsistence costs, health insurance and other allowances, in addition to the necessary entry arrangements such as medical examination and visa.

Who May Eligible:

  • Candidates will need to have achieved the necessary educational standard to be accepted onto a Masters course in a Higher Education Institute in Ireland.
  • In addition, there are a number of essential requirements to be eligible to apply for this scholarship. The candidates must:
    • Be a citizen of Nigeria and be residing in Nigeria
    • Have achieved the necessary academic standard to be accepted onto a master’s level course of study in Ireland in the area of Human Rights.
    • Have a minimum of three years’ relevant work experience.
    • Be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to the development of Nigeria.
    • Be able to take up the fellowship in the academic year for which it is offered.
    • Meet any relevant procedural requirements of the Government of Nigeria.

How to Apply & Competition Rules:

To apply, the applicants must download the application form and submitted to the following address:  Irish Aid Casement Fellowship Coordinator, Embassy of Ireland, 11 Negro Crescent, Maitama District, Abuja Nigeria

Rules:

  • In addition, all candidates for study at an Irish Higher Education Institute must demonstrate their skills in academic English via a recognized test (e.g. IELTS) and must either:
  • provide an original copy of a previous test result – IELTS (minimum 6.5) or equivalent took within two years of the application date or submit proof of a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 at the time of application (see www.ielts.org for IELTS details)
  • Eligible Courses: Masters programs at Irish higher education institutes in the areas of Law, Human Rights, and A directory listing all eligible courses is available to applicants.
  • To apply, fill in the attached application form, paying special attention to the following criteria:
    • Your commitment to returning to work in Nigeria following graduation.
    • Your proposed future contribution to the social and economic development of Nigeria
  • A completed application package should include the following documents listed by order:
    • A certified copy of your passport (identity page) and Nigeria identity card.
    • A certified copy of academic transcript and degree.
    • Two academic reference letters with original signatures (not e-signatures).
    • One professional reference.
    • A typed statement of intent which answers the questions below. You should ensure that your name appears on
    • Each page of your statement. note that the quality of your statement of intent will be a key factor in how
    • your application will be graded by the selection panel:
      • How will you contribute to the development of Nigeria? (approximately 200 words)
      • Why do you want to pursue your nominated course? (approximately 200 words)
      • How will you use the knowledge and skills acquired through your proposed course when you return to work? (approximately 200 words)
      • What are the two most significant achievements in both your professional and social activities to date? (Approximately 200-300 words for each achievement).
    • It is recommended that you obtain a minimum of three copies of all of your documents as you will need to provide certified copies for your course applications.

Benefits:

  • Under the Casement fellowship, full financial support is provided for one-year full-time post-graduate education for candidates from Nigeria to undertake a one year master’s level course of study in Human Rights in Ireland.
  • The Irish Aid Casement Fellowship Program normally covers: return airfares, full tuition, stipends to cover accommodation and subsistence costs, health insurance and other allowances.
  • In addition to the necessary entry arrangements such as medical examination and visa.

Application Deadline:

Applications will close on November 30, 2018.

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For queries regarding scholarships under the Casement Fellowship Program, email Joseph Kennedy atcasementfellowshipnigeria@dfa.ie

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