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Scholarship for LGBT rights activists for MA in development studies

The German NGO Dreilinden is offering the scholarship for an MA from the International Institute of Social Studies in the Netherlands
BY Braingain Staff Writer |   31-03-2016

Are you an LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex) activist interested in a master’s degree? Would you like to study how society and its institutions perpetuate inequalities based on sexuality? Or how ‘western’ identity categories such (LGBT) relate to the experiences and identities of people in different parts of the world? Or perhaps who is included or excluded as a result, and who gets to decide that? Or perhaps to study how sexual diversity is understood (or not) in development policy? If so, this scholarship is for you.

The scholarship is for an MA in development studies from the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam. It covers all study-related expenditures, including fees, travel, lodging, and meals for the whole study period (September 2016 to December 2017).

Selected applicants will participate in the 2016/2017 ISS MA program in Development Studies, and major in social policy for development. You are eligible to apply if you are a national 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.

To apply, you should fulfil the admission criteria of the ISS MA program. Additionally, you will need to submit a motivation letter on one of three specified themes, and provide evidence of your LGBTI activism. The application deadline for the Dreilinden-ISS Scholarship is on April 30, 2016.

Click here for more information on the Dreilinden scholarship, and here for information about the ISS program.

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