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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: YOUNG SCHOLAR AWARDS 2014
Following two highly successful joint Afro-Asian CPR conferences – hosted by CPRafrica in Port Louis, Mauritius in 2012, and CPRsouth in Mysore, India in 2013 – the conferences will formally merge in 2014 under the banner of CPRsouth.
CPRsouth 2014 (10-12 September 2014) will be hosted at Maropeng, in the Cradle of Humankind, South Africa.
15 Young Scholars from Africa and 15 from the Asia-Pacific region will be selected to participate in a tutorial programme taught by recognised scholars and practitioners. Tutorials are scheduled to be held prior to CPRsouth 2014 on 7,8 & 9 September 2014.
Who will qualify?
• Entry level officers of government/regulatory agencies
• Entry/mid-level officers of private companies in the communication industries
• Masters/PhD students in Economics, Public policy, Communications and Journalism
• Entry/mid-level officers in NGOs/INGOs.
• Researchers from think tanks
• Journalists interested in regulation and public policy, with an emphasis on communication
The tutorials cover topics such as
• policy analysis using supply-side or demand-side data
• ICT impact analysis
• sector and competition regulation
• research to policy interventions
• introductory topics to systematic review
Previous tutorial presentations can be accessed at http://www.cprsouth.org/
Application deadline: 02 May 2014
Applications should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 02 May 2014 and must contain the following:
a. curriculum vitae (one page)
b. a one-page write-up outlining why you wish to become an African or Asia-Pacific based expert capable of contributing to ICT related policy and regulatory reform in the region
The document should be named CPRsouth2014_YoungScholar_YourLastName. Please note that your write up and bio should be in a single document.
Applications will be reviewed according to the following criteria:
1. Content of application
2. Evidence of interest in, and commitment to, policy-relevant research for Africa or the Asia-Pacific region
3. Quality of writing
4. Gender and country representation
The selection committee may contact your supervisor or mentor before making the final selections.
Candidates selected to participate in the tutorial programme must:
• Provide a one-page research proposal
• Participate in all tutorial sessions
• Participate in the entire CPRsouth 2014 conference
Selected young scholars who are passport holders and travelling from low, lower-middle and upper-middle income countries within Africa (as classified by the World Bank http://data.worldbank.org/about/country-classifications/country-and-lending-groups#Low_income) will be provided with:
• Lowest-cost economy airfare to conference destination (less USD150 registration fee)
• Twin sharing accommodation on bed and breakfast basis, 6 lunches and 1 dinner for the duration of the tutorials and conference (7-12 September 2014).
The airfare will be reimbursed less USD150, the registration fee for the conference.
All other incidental costs including, but not limited to, transportation to and from airports in home countries, visa fees (if any), and meals not provided for, must be borne by the participants.
SPECIAL NOTE: Candidates who would be prevented from participating in the tutorial programme due to their inability to raise the required registration fee may apply for a waiver. Waiver of registration fees will only be considered where a participant provides the secretariat with a factual letter detailing the difficulties in bearing this cost, and where the request is submitted immediately upon notification of your successful application.
Letters will be provided for this purpose after participant selections have been made. Participants are strongly advised to initiate visa approval procedures immediately thereafter.
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