Applications are about to open for the Migration and Asylum Project’s (MAP’s) Catalyst for Change (CFC) Fellowship 2022-23 from October 1, 2021. Read on for the details of the fellowship.
About the MAP
M.A.P or Migration and Asylum Project is India’s only dedicated law center for refugee law and migration studies. They work closely with displaced communities in India, providing legal assistance and other activities towards expanding the legal protection space for this group.
It was established on February 20, 2013, under its parent Organisation, The Ara Trust. It is registered under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA), 2010, and under Sections 12A and 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961. M.A.P is a women-led organization with all-woman management.
About the Fellowship
MAP is launching a new Fellowship Programme entitled the Catalyst for Change (CFC) Fellowship. This Fellowship is aimed at early-career lawyers who are interested in human rights issues, especially in the context of forced migration and displacement.
The Fellowship aims to provide recent law graduates with a unique opportunity to leverage their legal training for better protection of rights of marginalized communities and to contribute towards broader advocacy and policymaking in the field.
About the Programme
- Opportunity to spend 12-18 months gaining both academic and field experience in the niche area of refugee law and forced migration
- Opportunity to work directly with migrant and refugee communities across India and to have the rare chance of using core human rights and international law principles to directly impact the lives of their clients.
- The Fellows will be trained to effectively leverage the law as a tool to protect the rights of displacement populations, contribute to ongoing advocacy and policymaking efforts, and undertake pathbreaking research and work in the field.
- Have exposure to the workings of MAP’s key partners and collaborators, which includes UN agencies, CSOs, state legal aid authorities, etc.,
Who Should Apply?
Applicants who are:
- Qualified lawyers, with 0-2 years of experience
- With good academic qualifications
- With a demonstrated commitment towards human rights and development issues
Terms of the Programme
- Location: New Delhi
- Duration: 12 months, extendable by a maximum of 6 months
- Monthly Stipend: INR 45,000 (subject to applicable TDS)
Applications for the 2022-23 Programme are now open.
Interested candidates should submit the following:
- An updated curriculum vitae
- Letter of Motivation: Please ensure that your cover letter is one page only. It should highlight any achievements or skills or experience that you think make you a good candidate for the Fellowship and explain why you are interested in MAP and in being a CFC Fellow and what you expect to gain out of the experience.
- Contact details of two referees: Referees may be contacted by phone or email in the final stages of the application process.
Send in an updated curriculum vitae, and a Letter of Motivation, along with contact details of two referees to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Last date to apply: October 22, 2021
- Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a writrten test: Between November 1 and 3, 2021
- Interviews: Between November 8 and 12, 2021
- Conditional Offers will be issued:On or befoew November 17
- Final offers will be issued: November 30, 2021
Any extensions to these dates will be notified through our website and social media handles.
Note: Candidates are requested to check the FAQs on the website, before applying. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
Address: Centre for Refugee Law & Forced Migration Studies B-41, First Floor, Soami Nagar, Main Road, New Delhi-110017, India
Contact Numbers: +91 11 41325408/+91 9711128603