Deadline for application: 1 April 2014
ChildPact, the Regional Coalition for Child Protection in the Wider Black Sea Area is a non-governmental coalition that represents more than 600 NGOs working with 500.000 vulnerable children across Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Bosnia Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Romania, the Republic of Moldova and Serbia.
ChildPact wants to support academic research that can inform policy makers and put into practice efforts to protect and care for vulnerable children. Therefore ChildPact offers scholarships for summer research initiatives that contribute to quantitative and qualitative data and analysis on one of the following issues: child labour, children left behind to migrating parents, children with disabilities and institutionalization. It supports highly motivated and qualified graduate students who want to understand, test and shape child protection reform today and in the future.
The ChildPact summer research scholarship programme provides a one-time scholarship of 1.000 EUROS to develop and implement a field-level research initiative in any ChildPact country (Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, Romania, or Serbia). Chosen ChildPact Scholars will be paired with a ChildPact-affiliated host NGO for field-level access and networking purposes to facilitate research implementation.