Brandeis University MA Sustainable International
Development Fellowship

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  • 31 March 2013


  • The Master of Arts in Sustainable International Development (SID) degree program is pleased to announce the Feldman Fellowship, which will be awarded to an early– to mid-career development professional with a demonstrated commitment to integrated conservation and development.
  • The fellowship begins in late August 2013. The Feldman Fellow will join SID graduate students from over 40 countries at Brandeis University in an interdisciplinary study of development and project management emphasizing poverty reduction, gender, human rights and biodiversity conservation.
  • The Fellow will complete a year-in- residence at SID, then work at a field conservation site during the second year of the program.
  • The Feldman Fellowship includes full tuition, fees, airfare and living expenses for the year-in-residence at Brandeis, and airfare and all university fees for the second year fieldwork.
  • Nominations are encouraged from international and governmental development institutions and NGOs. Self- nominations are accepted, and women are especially encouraged to apply.

Eligibility and Restrictions:

  • Must be early- to mid-career professional and with committment to integrated conservation and development

Application Procedure:

  • Apply by mail, fax (781-736-2774), or email a letter of nomination to the Admissions Office. Your organisation can nominate you, or you can nominate yourself.

Required Attachments:

  • Letter of Interest in the Feldman Fellowship
  • Completed Application Form Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume
  • Detailed Statement of Purpose describing career objectives and work experience
  • Three original letters of recommendation (at least one professional and one academic) on official letterhead sen directly to the Admissions Office from the recommenders (These letters must be accompanied by a Brandeis University Recommendation Form)
  • Original or certified true copies of transcripts from all university-level studies, sent directly to the Admissions office from each university (Transcripts in languages other than English must be accompanied by an official English translation)
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS score report is required for all international applicants.