March 1st, 2014 · Buenos Aires

Reception of applications for the PNK Fellowship, Call 2014-2015, will be open until May 31st, 2014.

This Fellowship is focused on training and supporting young leaders in South America with academic interest and vocation to public service, who are in the initial stages of their professional development. The Fellowship has been inspired by the recognition of the legacy and achievements of the late President of Argentina Néstor Kirchner (2003-2007), and his work as the first Secretary General of UNASUR (2010).

In this fourth edition, organized by UNSAM and The New School University, three fellowships will be awarded: one for an Argentine citizen; another one for citizens from another country of South America, excluding Argentina; and a last one for citizens from any country of South America, including Argentina.

The Fellowship consists of a two-week stay at The New School University in New York, during which the Fellow will present his/her work to students, academics and political and civil society leaders.

Applicants’ profile
Applicants must be in the early stages of their careers which must include activities in both of the following fields:
1. In the academic field they must have either completed a postgraduate degree (master or doctorate) within the past fifteen years or are currently working towards a postgraduate degree;
2. In the political/civil society field, they must be either currently working or have previously worked in public service organizations of the state at the national, provincial, or municipal levels, or in a registered non-governmental association or organizations (NGOs). In this field, applicants must have verifiable experience of a minimum of 4 years and maximum of 15 years.
Applicants are required to have English proficiency.

Substantive research areas related to South America
Eligible applicants should be working in one or more of the following fields:
1. Territories, regions, cities and environment for inclusive development: design, sustainable development, transportation and communications infrastructure, housing, urban services -utilities-, social economy, urban economy, urban policy, citizen participation.
2. Media and democracy for inclusive development: innovative IT, social media networks, support for education and knowledge, culture and political participation, media democratization, rights to information -quality and access.
3. Public policies for inclusive development and social justice: critique of neoliberal economic model, and promotion of new models for development and growth, definition of the role of the State in income distribution and equity promotion, inclusive public policies -social security, health, employment, infrastructure, economic development, education, science and technology-, human rights, regional cooperation and integration.

The deadline to submit the application is May 31, 2014, 5:00pm New York time or 17:00hs Buenos Aires time.

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Read more about the President Néstor Kirchner Fellowship Program 

This program is supported by the JULIEN J. STUDLEY FOUNDATION