The Global Initiative invites applications for the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC) for the third edition of the Resilience Fellowship in 2023.
The Fellowship builds a platform for cross-sectoral, global, and interdisciplinary collaboration between civil society actors, human rights activists, journalists, artists, scholars, policymakers, grassroots community leaders, and others working to counter the effects of organized crime.
Worth of Award
The Resilience Fellowship is based on a three-pronged approach:
Sponsorship: Providing financial support so that Fellows will have the time and resources to carry out their individual work and a collaborative project. Grants of US$15, 000 per Fellow will be awarded for one year.
Networking: Offering mentorship opportunities with experts from the GI-TOC, as well as bringing Fellows together to begin a collaborative project to be undertaken during their Fellowship year.
Dissemination: Creating opportunities for Fellows to publicly share their work and ideas – through platforms such as conferences, civil society forums, and national and international publications, which will expand public discourse, deepen engagement with society and invite the support and participation from the general public and, ultimately, policymakers.
- Applicants should have a background in any of the following fields: journalism and media; activism; advocacy and community mobilization; the creative arts (artists, writers, filmmakers, and others); community leaders (religious, cultural, youth leaders); academia (researchers and scholars), and the public sector (policymakers). Individuals from other disciplines will be considered if their work is relevant to the Fellowship’s objectives and the annual theme.
- The Fellowship welcomes applications from people of any gender, ethnicity, age, religion, or any other defining factor, who work in communities affected by organized crime.
- Participants should be from countries disproportionately affected by organized crime and/or from least developed countries.
- Participants must be fluent in at least one of these three languages: Spanish, English, or French.
How to Apply
All applications for the GI-TOC Resilience Fellowship should be made online via the official website.
Deadline: The application deadline is November 15, 2022.