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Gender Equality Studies and Training Programme – University of Iceland

Gender Equality Studies and Training Programme – University of Iceland

Fully funded scholarship in International Gender Studies hosted by GEST at the University of Iceland: Extended Deadline for Arctic Candidates

Nomination deadline: August 15, 2019.

When and what?

The Gender Equality Studies and Training Programme (GEST) promotes gender equality and women’s empowerment through education, training and research on issues of relevance to fragile, post-conflict and/or precolonized societies and countries.

GEST conducts an annual 20-week post-graduate diploma programme (30 ECTS) in Iceland. The programme focuses on the structures and mechanisms necessary to promote gender equality and advance women’s empowerment. The next student cohort will commence their studies in January 2020 and graduate with a final project/assignment in May 2020.

For the year 2020, GEST is accepting students, researchers and/or junior professionals from the Arctic region for the first time and are looking for nominations of strong candidates.

What will candidates learn?

Candidates come from an array of different countries, societies and sectors each year, which contributes to the diversity of the group and to the possibility of transnational knowledge-sharing. The focus is practical and candidates acquire diverse skills applicable in different settings, such as project management, public speaking, academic writing, monitoring and evaluation, project proposal writing, innovation, leadership and analytical skills. They learn methods and practical tools to address gender inequality in different contexts. They will understand gender dynamics in different settings and have more in-depth knowledge of issues such as gender-based violence, education, sustainable development, gender-responsive budgeting, security and health.

Who can I nominate?

Before a candidate can apply, they must be nominated by a director, teacher or elder within their organization, government ministry, learning center, university, or NGO.

The candidate must:

·         Be from the Arctic region.

·         Have at least one university degree.

·         Have at least 2 years of professional experience relevant to the programme´s mission, OR

·         Be in a position to lead changes towards gender equality in their community.

·         Be a junior professional, student or researcher.

·         Be fluent in both spoken and written English.

How is it funded/what is included in the scholarship?

GEST is primarily funded by the Government of Iceland as a part of its commitments to gender equality and international development cooperation. The scholarships are all-inclusive and cover all travel costs for fellows, housing on campus, and per-diem during the five-month period, in addition to educational facilities and lessons.

How do I nominate a prospective candidate?

Via this link: https://gest.unu.edu/en/education/diploma-programme/admission/form-for-nomination-of-fellowships

Where do I find more information?

Also via our website: https://gest.unu.edu Attached to this email you will also find the original open call for nominations, but note that there is a new extended deadline for Arctic candidates (August 15, 2020).