The Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR), Columbia University, is currently inviting the human rights activists from different professional backgrounds across the world for the Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability (AHDA) Fellowship, providing them the opportunity to engage in training, networking, project work, and academic study in historical dialogue and related fields at Columbia University in New York City.
The secure funding will be made by the ISHR for shortlisted Fellows to attend the program. In certain cases where ISHR cannot secure funding, shortlisted fellows may be asked to secure the funds needed for them to be admitted to the program.
The AHDA program consists of several different initiatives:
The AHDA Fellowship Program
The Historical Dialogue Mapping Project
The Historical Dialogues, Justice and Memory Network
The Annual Conference
The Center for Human Rights Documentation and Research
The Program is designed for lawyers, journalists, teachers, social workers, community organizers, artists, scholars and other human rights activists working on issues related to dealing with the past such as: transitional justice, historical dialogue, memory studies, historical justice, oral history, history education.
Participants are selected on the basis of their previous work experience in work that deals with the past, their commitment to the human rights field, and demonstrated ability to pursue graduate-level studies. Full-time students will not be considered. Applicants who are mid-career and hold full or part-time jobs pursuing their advocacy efforts are preferred.
Fellows must work in the country and/or region where they live. Fluency in English is required. Fellows must provide proof of institutional endorsement in English from their organizations for their participation in the Program and must commit to returning to that organization upon completion of the Program.