31 January, 2019


New York,USA

(Partially Funded)


The Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability (AHDA) brings together scholars, students, civil society organizations, journalists, educators, artists, policy makers, and others who work on historical dialogue issues in conflict, post-conflict and post-dictatorial societies.These individuals address the political ramifications of the historical legacy of conflicts, as well as the role and impact of the memory of past violence on contemporary politics, society and culture.

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The variety of activities and work that the AHDA program supports and develops reflects the fact that historical dialogue takes place in a variety of fields ranging from journalism and education to history and new media. These disciplines all contribute to the goals of historical dialogue, namely, enhancing public discussion about the past; understanding the uses and misuses of history; and creating a framework in which communities can reflect, share and debate their past in the quest for reconciliation and a more democratic future.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • The Program is designed for:
    2. Journalists.
    3. Teachers.
    4.Social workers.
    5. Community organizers.
    6. Artists.
    7. Scholars.
    8. Human rights activists.
  • working on issues dealing with the past such as:
    1. transitional justice.
    2. historical dialogue.
    3. memory studies.
    4. historical justice.
    5. oral history.
    6. history education.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

4 Months

The program lasts a full academic semester, from late August to mid-December.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Participants are selected on the basis of their previous work experience in work that deals with the past, their commitment to the human rights field, and demonstrated ability to pursue graduate-level studies.
  • Full-time students will not be considered.
  • Applicants who are mid-career and hold full or part-time jobs pursuing their advocacy efforts are preferred.
  • Fellows must work in the country and/or region where they live.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Fellows must provide proof of institutional endorsement in English from their organizations for their participation in the Program and must commit to returning to that organization upon completion of the Program.
  • The program lasts a full academic semester, from late August to mid-December.
  • Fellows are required to be in residence in New York City for this period.

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

  • After the ISHR selection committee conducts its selection process, it makes every effort to secure funding for shortlisted Fellows to attend the program.
  • In certain cases where ISHR cannot secure funding, shortlisted Fellows may be asked to secure the funds needed for them to be admitted to the program.

How to Apply

First Step: 

  • In order to access the application,

1. applicants must register an account on the ISHR website and log in

2. Once logged in,applicants can begin a new application by Start/Resume An Application from the menu.

Second Step: 

  • After beginning an application,

1. the applicant can either choose to save the form as a draft, or submit a completed application.

2. If you choose to save the form as a draft, you can return to this page to complete it.
3. Upon submission of a completed application, a confirmation will be sent to the applicant.
4. Applicants may login to the online application to view or edit their submitted applications until the deadline by choosing      Manage My Submission from the menu.

Third Step: 

  • Two signed letters of recommendation are required.

1. Unsigned letters will not be accepted and your entire application will be removed from consideration.
2. The recommenders must provide their contact information (phone number and email address).
3. You cannot submit the proof of institutional endorsement as one of the letters.
4. The letters must be in English.
5. They must be from those who can attest to your work in human rights and dealing with the memory of historical violence.
6. Your letters of recommendation weigh heavily in our consideration.
7. Please reach out to potential recommenders in a timely fashion.
8. Most recommenders require at least one month’s notice.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Sara Idris/ Egypt 

Reviewed by” Hend Younis / Egypt 
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team