The NCPEDP- Javed Abidi Fellowship on Disability: Register by Aug 11

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About The National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People

The National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP), India’s leading cross-disability advocacy organization, in collaboration with Azim Premji Foundation (The Philanthropy), is proud to announce ‘The NCPEDP- Javed Abidi Fellowship on Disability’, a three-year immersive grassroots fellowship programme for youth with disabilities having a keen interest in disability issues, and looking to build a career in the development sector particularly Disability Rights and Inclusion.

Through this initiative, NCPEDP envisions developing a second line of leadership for the Indian disability movement with in-depth grassroots knowledge and hands-on experience of urban and rural realities in matters of data-driven and evidence-based policy analysis. The fellowship programme will give 25 youth with disabilities the opportunity to delve into and voice issues faced by persons with disabilities at the grassroots with the support of NCPEDP’s National Disability Network across India.

NCPEDP will provide essential knowledge-based support in the form of training and capacity building workshops on rights-based mechanisms and disability rights, guidance and exposure to policy advocacy strategies at both Centre and State levels, mentorship under field experts and a competitive stipend of up to Rs. 25,000 to meet necessary needs and provisional expenses during the fellowship programme.

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Important Dates

The call for applications runs from 11th June through 11th August 2021, with the fellowship starting on 1 September 2021.

Fellowship Requirements

In order to meet Fellowship requirements, an applicant must be:

  • Citizen of India between 18 to 28 years
  • Completed minimum secondary level of education
  • Knowledge of disability issues and other cross-cutting development issues
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English or Hindi or any one of the regional languages
  • Basic research and analysis skills, and experience in writing
  • Prior experience of working/volunteering in the development sector particularly in the disability sector

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Application Procedure

For the application form, click here.

Applicant are requested to email their duly filled application forms to ncpedp.fellowship@gmail.com with the subject line – Fellowship Application_Full Name of Applicant. Young women with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.

Please visit www.ncpedp.org to learn more and apply to be a Fellow.

To know more about the fellowship programme, join our live session on 02nd July 2021 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. To register, click here.

Contact

Queries regarding the fellowship can be directed at ncpedp.fellowship@gmail.com and 7303944839. For regular updates on fellowship please follow Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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