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CFA- Research Partnership Programme, Danish Institute for Human Rights 2009-2010

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CFA- Research Partnership Programme, Danish Institute for Human Rights 2009-10

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Research Partnership Programme
Danish Institute for Human Rights 2009-2010

Research Partnership Programme

Every year, from August to December, the Research Partnership
Programme (RPP) provides five researchers from developing and
transitional countries the opportunity to be research partners at the
Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR). The programme is funded by
Danish International Development Assistance (Danida) and organised by
the DIHR. It appeals to both junior (Master's degree/equivalent) and
senior researchers (PhD/equivalent).

The aim of the RPP is to:
Strengthen research capacities in academic institutions in developing
or transitional countries
Upgrade and expand human rights expertise and documentation
Consolidate DIHRs contacts with human rights research institutions and
networks in partner countries
Attract strong human rights research projects

Regional Focus 2009-10: Asia

In 2009-2010 we specifically invite scholars from the following
transitional countries in Asia: Cambodia, China, Kyrgyzstan,
Tajikistan, and Vietnam. The topics of the research projects should
preferably fall into the following two categories:
Migration and labour rights; or
Access to Justice and Rule of Law issues, specifically including
topics like criminal procedure and criminal justice reform,
administrative justice, including accountability, oversight and
complaints mechanisms, National Human Rights/ombudsman Institutions
and legal aid.

Please take note that applications from other regions may still be considered.

Programme Structure:

The Research Partnership Programme is located in the DIHR's Research
Department. Research partners are provided with office facilities
within this department, giving them the opportunity to interact with
our human rights researchers. We appoint a supervisor/sparring partner
for each research partner and together the research partner and the
supervisor agree on a plan for the research activities.

We provide a number of courses and seminars designed specifically for
the research partners (seminars on access to human rights
documentation and literature, research methodology and relevant human
rights issues). Research partners are expected to participate in
seminars, conferences, group discussions and the daily life of the
Institute. At the end of the research period, a discussion of research
findings will be held at the DIHR. Research partners can publish the
results of their work on the DIHR website and in the printed RPP
series, or through other media.

Please note that the DIHR does not award academic degrees. However,
the research programme can be a part of e.g. PhD or other doctoral
studies with another institution.

Research Grants

An RPP grant covers expenses in relation to accommodation, insurance
and international flights. Moreover, research partners will receive a
monthly stipend to cover living expenses in Denmark. Research partners
will be provided accommodation by the Danida Fellowship Centre (DFC)
in central Copenhagen. DFC handles the administration of the grants
and organises numerous social-cultural events. As the cost of living
in Denmark is high, research partners should not expect to be able to
save money. These grants do not allow research partners to invite
family members to Denmark.

Research partners shall be able to communicate freely and conduct
their academic work in English. Candidates will be selected through a
screening process including an interview.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying for the autumn semester (from August
to December 2009), please submit your application no later than
January 15th 2009. We will communicate our decision to you by April
1st at the latest. Only applications in English will be considered.

Applications must include:
Name, postal address, email address, telephone number
Curriculum Vitae.
Research proposal (5-10 pages) stating: A) Field of research, B)
Research objective, C) Methodology, D) Expected output and E) Timeline
An academic article or paper produced by the applicant.
Certifiable academic degree.
Proof of proficiency in English.
Proof of institutional affiliation.
A letter of recommendation from the institution of affiliation.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Nina Svaneberg,
programme coordinator, by e-mail (nsv@humanrights.dk) or by phone.
Please send your application by e-mail to Nina Svaneberg or to:

The Danisthe Danish Institute for Human Rights
The Research Partnership Programme
Attn.: Nina Svaneberg
Strandgade 56
Copenhagen K
Phone. +45 32 69 88 88
Fax No. +45 32 69 88 00

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