30 April 2020.


 Geneva, Switzerland

(Fully Funded)


Fellowship Programme for people of African descent

Applications are now open for The Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent that is provided by the United Nations.The Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent provides the participants with an intensive learning opportunity to deepen their understanding of the United Nations human rights system, instruments and mechanisms, with a focus on issues of particular relevance to people of African descent.

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The Fellowship Programme will allow the participants to better contribute to the protection and promotion of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of people of African descent in their respective countries.

Specializations for studying on this opportunity:

  • Human Rights

Required Languages

English and French.

Eligible Countries


Program Period

3 Weeks.

  • In 2020, the Fellowship will be held from 23 November to 11 December in Geneva, Switzerland.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • The candidate must be an individual of African descent living in the Diaspora.
  • The candidate must have a minimum of 4 years of work experience related to the rights of People of African Descent.
  • The candidate needs to have sufficient command of the English language to be able to participate fully in the programme.
  • The candidate has to submit a letter from an organization working on issues related to People of African Descent or minority rights certifying their status.
  • The candidates must be available to attend the full duration of the programme. The selected fellows will be expected to participate in different activities and to strictly follow the programme.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

Each fellow is entitled to a return ticket (economy class) from the country of residence to Geneva; basic health insurance; and a stipend to cover modest accommodation and other living expenses for the duration of the Programme.

How to Apply

First step: Download the submission document by clicking “Apply Now

Second step: Applicants are requested to submit the following documents in one single e-mail to

  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • A completed, signed and scanned Application Form in one single document.
  • A Personal Statement (maximum 500 words) in which the candidate will explain his/her motivation for applying, and how he/she will use the knowledge gained from the fellowship to promote the interests and rights of people of African descent.
  • An Official Letter from the nominating organization or community certifying the status
  • A copy of the applicant’s passport.

Please note that submissions with more than five attachments will not be accepted.

Important: Please mention in the subject header of your e-mail: “Application for the 2020 Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent.”

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This Scholarship Published by:
Lamis Ahmed / Egypt

Reviewed by” Ghada Raafat/ Egypt
MARJ3 Fellow
MARJ3 Scholarships Team