As a Minor Field Studies institution the Institute prioritizes essay topics in the field of human rights and related areas of international law, related to the conditions in developing countries.
Information about requirements for the applicant can be found here.
Information on what should be included in the application can be found here.
The application deadline: May 1, 2013
What is required from the applicant?
• The applicant must be a Swedish citizen or must have permanent residence permit in Sweden. If the applicant has permanent residence permit in Sweden or has dual citizenship (Sweden and another country), it is not allowed to perform the study in the student’s other home country, even if the latter country is on the OECD DAC-list. Applicants who are from other Nordic countries, who are not Swedish citizens, must be permanent residents (folkbokförda) in Sweden for at least a year to be granted MFS scholarship.
• The applicant must have a minimum of 150 credits upon departure.
• The applicant must use the MFS grant to write an essay on Bachelor/Master level or degree. The student should not have begun a doctoral study.
• The applicant must not previously have been granted an MFS scholarship or other Sida funded scholarship for the same type of study applied for here. Other relevant experience, such as study or stay in a developing country is no hindrance to apply.
• The applicant must be proficient in English. In cases where the host country’s official languages are French, Spanish or Portuguese, the applicant must have documented knowledge of the language.
• The applicant may not write his/her essay in Swedish. The essay shall be written in English.
• The applicant shall have documented knowledge in the relevant subject.
For more information see: www.mfs.nu
What should be included in the application?
No special application form is required but the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law requires only a brief project description in English, along with a budget and a certificate.
Project description should contain:
1) Selection of country and brief description of the study (abstract) and the study’s title
6) Implementation on site
7) Expected results
8) Disposition of the program abroad
9) Critical phases of the field study and how they will be solved
10) Date of field work for 8-10 weeks
11) Principal residence
12) Budget (see below)
13) Name, title, full address and telephone / fax of supervisor in Sweden
14) Name, title, full address and telephone / fax contact abroad
15) The name, address, e-mail address and telephone number of the applicant
16) Certificates (see below)
17) A brief personal motivation why applicant should be awarded a MFS
The project description should be no longer than 2500 words.
The budget must account for:
1) The cheapest mode of travel to and from the country
2) Part of living (rule of thumb, about 50% of overseas subsistence allowance, see www.skatteverket.se)
5) The cheapest travel and accommodation in connection with the preparation course
• Information if the application also has been submitted to other MFS granting institutions
• Extracts from LADOK
• A statement from the supervisor of the study’s purpose, suitability and feasibility.
• A document (it could be an e-mail conversation, fax or formal invitation) to show that there is a contact person who can assist with practical arrangements, contacts with resource persons, support, etc..
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