Applications are requested for the 2022 Roger Casement Fellowship. The process formally begins on August 1, 2021.
Qualified applicants can now apply for the 2022 Roger Casement Fellowship in Human Rights. Applicants that are qualified for post-graduate studies can apply from Nigeria to get a chance to study Human Rights related courses in Ireland on a full scholarship.
This is part of the government of Irelands plan to support human rights development in Nigeria. It will help many passionate Nigerian youths to get acquainted with global trends in Human Rights through professional development and post-graduate masters.
The Master’s degree program covered by this Fellowship will last for 1 year in which selected applicants will be trained and earn professional qualifications in Human Rights.
Origin of the Roger Casement Fellowship
The Roger Casement Fellowship got its name from a man named Roger Casement, a human Rights Activist that worked in Nigeria, precisely in Calabar fighting for Human Rights. His works spread to many parts of the country and the government of Ireland is remembering his legacies through the Roger Casement Fellowship in Human Rights.
Fondly called Sir Roger Casement, he lived between 1864 and 1916 and worked as a diplomat. He was an Irish citizen working with the British foreign office as a journalist. He had many competencies including poet, human rights activist, and humanitarian worker.
In academia, he is regarded as the father of 20th-century human rights activism because of his investigative journalism.
His works drew commendations and awards from relevant authorities. Especially his investigations of the human rights violations in the Rubber industry in present-day Peru. Practically, he investigated the crimes and violations by colonial masters against indigenous people whose lands were colonized to support Irish independence during World War 1. Furthermore, he sought aid from the German military during the war He paid the ultimate rice for this and his honors were withdrawn before his conviction and execution. There was controversy over efforts to pardon him but many still think that he was innocent of the charges brought against him
He has remained in the good books of the Irish people and have inspired positive programs like the 2022 Roger Casement Fellowship Program.
What the 2022 Roger Casement Fellowship Program Covers
If you are selected for the Rogers Casement Fellowship Program, you will get many benefits to support your intellectual pursuit. They include; return airfares, tuition fee, health, accommodation, visa among others. This is to enable them have a comfortable stay in Ireland during the period of study. Inspired by the life of Rogers Casement, beneficiaries are expected to champion different aspect of human right advocacy after their studies.
Who can Apply for This Fellowship?
To apply for the 2022 Roger Casement fellowship program, all applicants must have the following qualifications.
- Master degree Academic qualification and their academic requirements for Masters in Human Rights
- You are applying for a post graduate fellowship so you must already have a Masters degree in a related field.
- You must be a Nigerian citizen living in the country
- You must have all requirements to work or study in Nigeria to qualify for this scholarship. Nigerians living in other countries should not apply.
- Applicants must possess at least 2 years work experience in relevant fields
- Readiness to commence the program in the stated academic year if considered. There will be no room for the fellowship to be held for a period other than the academic period. Applicants must be ready to start within the scheduled time.
- IELTS 6.5 Test and English proficiency examination.
- Meet all requirements as stipulated by the Nigerian Federal Government and must be working or have worked at the Irish Embassy for no less than 1 year.
Special preference will be provided for applicants that have made 2 or more previous applications for the 2022 Roger Casement Fellowship.
How to Apply for the 2022 Roger Casement Fellowship
The application will pass through three stages before an eligible candidate is selected. These stages are the preliminary stage, the more detailed application stage, and the Interview. Candidates’ success in each stage will determine how his or her performance will be rated.
Application requirements vary from country to country so ensure that you stick to details of Applications that are relevant to your country. The process commences on the 1st of August 2021.
Click here for more details and to apply for the 2022 Roger Casement Fellowship. https://www.irishaidfellowships.ie/casement-fellowship