2012-2013 President Néstor Kirchner Fellowship
Observatory on Latin America OLA/The New School, New York, United States
Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina
This Fellowship is inspired by the legacy and achievements of former President Néstor Kirchner during his term as President of Argentina (2003-2007), coupled with his important work as the first Secretary General of UNASUR (2010).
This Fellowship is aimed at the training of political leaders in Argentina and South America. The Observatory on Latin America (OLA) of The New School, New York and the Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina, have joined together for this initiative.
2012-2013 COMPETITION AWARDING THREE FELLOWSHIPS
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS
The President Néstor Kirchner Fellowship is focused on supporting the training of leaders in South America, working in political/social and academic fields. The Fellowship consists of an exchange of ideas and experiences between the Fellow and academics, politicians, and civil society agents in the city of New York selected based on the academic work presented by the Fellow.
The Fellowship covers a two-week stay, during predetermined dates, and will take place at The New School in New York. The Fellow will present his/her work to students and academics of The New School, will meet with political and civil society leaders, and take part in various other activities such as visits to local government offices and multinational organizations, as well as tour museums, and public and university libraries, among other activities.
This call for applications will award three Fellowships. Fellowship 1 is a competition for Argentine citizens, and the selected Fellow will come to New York for the Fellowship during the period November 4-17, 2012. Fellowship 2 is a competition for citizens of countries in South America, excluding Argentina, and the selected Fellow will come to New York for the fellowship February 24-March 9, 2013. Fellowship 3 is a competition for citizens of countries in South America, including Argentina, and the selected Fellow will come to New York for the fellowship February 24-March 9, 2013.
About the Fellowship
The Fellowship consists of one two-week stay at The New School in New York. The Fellowship includes: roundtrip economy air ticket from the city of residence of the fellow to New York during the dates stipulated in the implementation schedule of the Fellowship; and one payment of U$S 1,000 (one thousand U.S. dollars) for honorarium and living expenses.
While in New York, the Fellow will take part in the following activities: 1. give a presentation and hold a discussion on their work in a seminar of 2 or 3 sessions which will be organized by The New School with students and professors from different disciplines (the Fellow's work will have been previously distributed in writing); 2. meet with representatives of other universities in New York, political and civil society leaders, as based on the Fellow's background and interests; 3. give a public lecture at The New School; and 4. visit civil society organizations and multilateral institutions (such as the United Nations or others), local government offices, cultural centers and museums, as well as public and university libraries.
After completion of the Fellowship, the Fellow must deliver an essay between 8,000 and 15,000 words which elaborates on the discussions held, and input and suggestions received throughout the duration of the Fellowship. The essay must be presented in two versions, English and Spanish (or Portuguese), and must be submitted to The New School no later than three months after the conclusion of the Fellowship. After approval from The New School and Universidad Nacional de San Martín, the essay will be published in print and digital versions as "Working Papers" of the President Néstor Kirchner Fellowship on the websites of the organizing institutions.
Selection of the Fellows
On behalf of the OLA/The New School and Universidad Nacional de San Martín, an Evaluation Committee to be appointed will select the three Fellows. The announcement of results for the Fellowships will be made publicly in Buenos Aires on August 16, 2012 and will be published on the websites of the OLA and Universidad Nacional de San Martín.