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President Néstor Kirchner Fellowship call for young professionals from Latin America and the Caribbean

By on March 15, 2017

The President Néstor Kirchner Fellowship seeks young leaders with an academic trajectory and a strong commitment to public service who are interested in furthering their research/work during a two week stay at the New School in New York. Applications are accepted from March 1st through May 21st, 2017.

This Fellowship is inspired by the legacy and achievements of former President Néstor Kirchner during his term as President of Argentina (2003-2007), as well as his work as first Secretary General of UNASUR (2010). The PNK Fellowship has a unique and innovative profile in the region, focusing on training and supporting future political leaders in Latin America and the Caribbean who have demonstrated a commitment to academia and public service. The Fellowship, currently in its seventh edition, is organized by The New School University through its Observatory on Latin America (OLA) in New York, together with the Universidad Nacional de San Martí­n (UNSAM) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Four fellows – one from Argentina and three from all Latin American and Caribbean countries – will visit The New School University in New York City. While at The New School the fellows will discuss their research and work with students and faculty; interview experts in their field, including professors, politicians and social leaders; visit relevant organizations/sites; and present their research at a public lecture.

“This Fellowship represented to me the opportunity of sharing knowledge and experiences in other social, academic and political context, as well as getting feed back to obtain more clarity about what remains to be done”.
(Isabella Esquivel Ventura, PNK Fellowship, 2016-2017 Edition)

PNK Fellowship applicants must be citizens of Latin America and the Caribbean; must be either enrolled in graduate studies (Masters or PhD level) or have recently graduated; must have experience in the public sector (governmental organizations, NGOs, or international and regional organizations); and must have a high TOEFL English level or the equivalent. Their research/work must be contextualized in Latin America or the Caribbean, and cover one of the following topics: territories, regions, cities and environment for inclusive development; media and democracy for inclusive development; and public policies for inclusive development and social justice.

Applications will be received from March 1st until May 21st, 2017. The submissions are on-line, and accessed via this link: http://www.becanestorkirchner.org/sitio/solicitud.asp
Questions may be sent to: info@becanestorkirchner.org

For more information regarding the Fellowship and its previous editions:

The Guidelines for Submissions and Rules can be downloaded, and the Application Form can be filled out in the Fellowship website.