Fellowship Opportunity for Master’s Degree in Comparative and International Disability Policy
The Nippon Foundation will provide full fellowships including tuitions, books, required assistive technology and other support services, to a small group
of individuals with disabilities to pursue graduate studies (Master’s level) in Comparative and International Disability Policy (CIPD), beginning in August 2011 at the recently establishment Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP) for the ASEAN region. This program will be offered entirely online, with the exception of a two-week residency held at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand July 18th-29th. The applications deadline for the scholarship and degree program is June 10, 2011.
The aim of the IDPP is to serve as a regional resource to both public and private sectors. The institute will develop a cadre of leaders who will work to foster public policies consistent with the overall vision of the ASEAN Socio-cultural Community. That is an inclusive, barrier-free and rights-based region where people who are disabled are leaders in the determination of their own destinies.
The IDPP fellowship committee is currently recruiting a small number of candidates who have
1) Hearing Impairments, 2) Vision Impairments, or 3) Mobility Impairments, to serve as a human resource cadre to the IDPP and conduct research on disability and public policy in the ASEAN region. The committee seeks for persons with disabilities meeting the five criteria below:
- A talented and motivated individual from one of the ten ASEAN countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) with demonstrated leadership experience and commitment to working with organizations of/for disabled persons or other marginalized individuals in their own country.
- A commitment to achieving positive change for disabled persons through the development of proactive public policies within the ASEAN region.
- Information and communication technology (ICT) skills to communicate through distant education and schooling.
- Commitment to cooperate with the IDPP to grow an alumni network after completing a Master’s degree in Comparative and International Disability Policy (CIDP).
- A person with the academic requirements and experiential background to meet the entrance requirement of a Master’s degree program in CIDP. More information about the requirements for this program can be found on the Admissions page.
For further information and inquiries about the fellowship program and application process, please contact us.