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Scholarships from International Women's Institute on Leaderships and Disability

9.3.12 |

Application deadline: March 1, 2012

We expect to review a large number of applications for a limited number of openings. Limited scholarships may be available based on applicant’s demonstrated financial need. Apply Early!

Download the application here:

Application available in alternative formats upon request

English 2012 WILD Application (Word Document)

English 2012 WILD Application (PDF)

English 2012 WILD Application (RTF)

Arabic / العربية التطبيق WILD 2012 Application (Word Document)

Arabic / العربية التطبيق WILD 2012 Application (PDF)

Español WILD 2012 Application (Word Document)

Español WILD 2012 Application (RTF)

Program Details

When:

August 6 – 27, 2012 (Tentative)

Where:

Eugene, Oregon, USA

Who Can Apply

Women leaders with disabilities from around the world who are:

  • From Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Eurasia, Latin America, Middle East and South Pacific
  • Established leaders and/or professionals, or emerging young leaders, ages 21 and above
  • Members in an organization led by and for people with disabilities, or by and for women, with particular attention to issues of women and girls with disabilities; or civil society organization committed to the inclusion of women and girls with disabilities
  • Committed to and have the capacity for increasing leadership opportunities of women with disabilities in the community and/or country
  • Committed to and have the capacity for increasing the participation of women and girls with disabilities in international development programs

Program Activities

MIUSA’s Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD) will bring together approximately 30 women leaders with disabilities from approximately 30 different countries, to strengthen leadership skills, create new visions and build international networks of support for inclusive international development programming.

During the three-week program, participants will take part in workshops, seminars and discussions, conduct on-site visits, and participate in team-building activities, to explore challenges and exchange strategies for increasing leadership opportunities and participation of women and girls with disabilities in international development programs.

The WILD program will include interactive workshops, site visits and practical activities on priority issues for women with disabilities, including:

  • National and International Policies and Legislation, including the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Disability Policy
  • Educational rights and opportunities including specialized and inclusive schools, policy and legal rights, services and accommodations for accessibility
  • Leadership for economic empowerment, including higher education, training models, supported employment, microenterprise, private sector partnerships, career mentorship, skill-building, employment policy, and career development.
  • Health and family issues including parenting, health care, HIV/AIDS, reproductive health and violence prevention
  • Using the media
  • Coalition building
  • Organizational development and sustainability, including funding resources and strategies, and fostering partnerships with community organizations and businesses
  • Goals and action plans to promote collaborative relationships with other organizations for the inclusion of women and girls with disabilities in international development programs.
  • Inclusive international development, including exchanging strategies for inclusion with representatives from U.S-based international development organizations and/or human rights organizations
  • Cultural and team-building experiences
  • Mentorship and networking

Language

The official languages of WILD are English, Arabic, Spanish and American Sign Language (ASL). Participants must have at least conversational ability in English and/or be familiar with ASL.

  • MIUSA uses ASL sign language interpreters who are experienced and skilled at providing interpretation for individuals who use different sign languages.
  • Language and sign language interpretation will be provided during formal program activities, workshops, discussions and site visits only.

Program Cost

Accepted participants will be responsible for:

  1. $250 USD program fee. Limited scholarships may be available based on applicant’s demonstrated financial need. Applications for a scholarship will be provided upon acceptance to the WILD program.
  2. Obtaining a current, valid passport and U.S. visa, including all related costs such as travel to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in the home country

MIUSA will provide:

  1. Roundtrip airplane tickets for participants to travel from home countries to Eugene, Oregon, USA
  2. Travel health insurance during the WILD program
  3. Food, lodging, program activities and accessible public transportation during the WILD program
  4. Disability-related accommodations, including sign language interpreters, funding for personal assistants, etc.

Apply Early

We expect to review a large number of applications for a limited number of openings. Limited scholarships may be available based on applicant’s demonstrated financial need.

Download the application here!

English 2012 WILD Application (Word Document)

English 2012 WILD Application (PDF)

English 2012 WILD Application (RTF)

Arabic / العربية التطبيق WILD 2012 Application (Word Document)

Arabic / العربية التطبيق WILD 2012 Application (PDF)

Español WILD 2012 Application (Word Document)

Español WILD 2012 Application (RTF)

Application available in alternative formats upon request

Application deadline: March 1, 2012

Please send applications, attention “WILD 2012″ by:
• Email: womenleaders@miusa.org
• Fax: 1-541-343-6812

Source: http://www.miusa.org/exchange/currentprogs/wild/wild2012/index_html

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