Women’s International Fellowships in Austria

  •  Fellowship
  •  Not Specified
  •   Austria
  • $$  £12,000

The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime is pleased to announce the Women’s Fellowship for Strengthening Women’s Resilience to Organized Environmental Crime. This fellowship aims to empower women leaders working on projects addressing the gendered impacts of environmental crime.

The Women’s Fellowship aims to support five women leaders working locally to protect the environment and address community needs arising from illicit natural resource economies, particularly by developing women’s resilience. Each Fellow will be awarded a total of £12 000, payable in three instalments of £4 000 each.The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime is an international organization dedicated to combating the impacts of criminal governance and violence worldwide. It provides support to civil society individuals and organizations through grants, research, and capacity-building initiatives. The Initiative fosters collaboration and knowledge-sharing among stakeholders to develop effective strategies against organized crime.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible Countries: All countries
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: The fellowship will support projects in any subject related to environmental crime and gender issues, including journalism and media, activism, advocacy and community mobilization, creative arts, community leadership, academia, and community-based human rights.
  • Admissible Criteria:
    To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Women actively working on environmental projects linked to environmental organized crime or illicit trade in natural resources.
  • Background in fields such as journalism, activism, creative arts, community leadership, academia, or human rights.
  • Full or professional working proficiency in English.
  • Ability to demonstrate how their work addresses the gendered dimensions of environmental crime and contributes to building women’s resilience in affected communities.

Offered Benefits

  • Grants: £12,000 per grantee, disbursed in three instalments.
  • Capacity Building: Tailored sessions with mentors to navigate challenges and enhance project visibility.
  • Networking and Collaboration: Invitation to Vienna in October 2024 to participate in global policy-making forums and the 12th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. Access to the Resilience Fund Community Platform for continued engagement and funding opportunities.

Application Process

Candidates should submit their application through the online form. For technical difficulties or questions, contact: . Applications received by email will be redirected to the online form.

Key Dates:

  • 3 June 2024: Call for applications opens.
  • 14 June 2024: Call for applications closes.
  • 27 June 2024: Shortlisted candidates invited to online interviews.
  • 2 July 2024: Final application reviews and status notifications.
  • 8 July 2024: Selected candidates informed of next steps.
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