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Call for Applications – Women Researchers Fellowship, Cross-Border Conflict: Evidence, Policy, and Trends (XCEPT) Program

Location: Regional — Asia
Program area: Conflict and Fragile Conditions, X-Border Local Research Network
Deadline: January 15, 2024
Type: Fellowships

In 2024, The Asia Foundation, together with its partners in the Cross-Border Conflict: Evidence, Policy, and Trends (XCEPT) program, will support six women researchers from across Asia, the Middle East, and Africa to undertake independent research projects and grow their professional skills and networks.

Since 2018, XCEPT has worked with local partners to develop a better global understanding of political, economic, and social dynamics in conflict-affected borderlands from Myanmar to Syria and South Sudan. More than 50 researchers from the regions of study have collectively produced and published over 220 pieces of original work, linking with contemporary discussions on a range of development issues, from trade and migration to governance and climate change.

The yearlong Women Researchers Fellowship provides a research grant alongside professional support. Fellows will undertake original research with opportunities for publishing their work, a critical step in building a professional profile. A vital aspect of the initiative will be participation in joint skills-building and networking activities, peer learning and individual mentoring with experienced researchers working within the XCEPT program. This will also include opportunities to attend in-person workshops and conferences to present work to key policy audiences and development practitioners.

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