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AFAN Peer-to-Peer Fellowship Program: Online Application

Application Instructions

To apply to the Peer-to-Peer Fellowship program, please read the instructions below and then complete the online application.

Selection Criteria

Applications will be evaluated based on the following factors:

  • Compliance with eligibility requirements and application procedures;
  • Past or present experience in civil society law as a lawyer, academic, government official, or NGO leader;
  • Demonstrated interest in NGO law reform;
  • Quality of the proposed activity, including the significance of the issue to be studied;
  • Likelihood that the Fellowship will help advance the legal framework for civil society in the applicant’s country; and
  • Commitment to continue working on civil society legal issues for a minimum of 12 months upon the applicant’s return home, and ability to effect change based upon leadership potential.

Applicable Countries

This initiative is only open to applicants from Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, Yemen..

Fellows’ Obligations

Grantees will be required to enter into a contract with ICNL and provide a commitment to (1) complete the Fellowship and submit a final report by August 30, 2013; (2) post at least two blog entries per week discussing the experiences and lessons learned during the Fellowship; and (3) agree to allow blogs and Fellowship outputs to be posted online and made available through ICNL’s Middle East/North Africa portal.

Online Application


1. Applicant Information


2. Language Proficiency

Please indicate your level of reading and speaking proficiency in each language. Note: English or French language proficiency is not required.

Speaking Proficiency

Reading Proficiency


3. Availability

The Fellowship will take place over a minimum of three weeks and must be completed by August 30, 2013.


4. Proposal

In five pages or less, please describe in detail the following elements of your proposal::

  • Your past or present experience on issues relating to the legal framework for civil society;
  • The issue(s) on which you would like to focus during the Fellowship;
  • (If known) The country and city where you’d like to conduct your fellowship and the reason for selecting this location;
  • (If known) The organization who you would like to act as your host and the reasons for selecting this country or organization.  Please also note whether the organization has been consulted about serving as a host and provide contact information for the proposed organization.
  • How your Fellowship will contribute to the development of the legal environment for civil society in your country;
  • Your interest and commitment to remaining engaged on the legal framework for civil society upon your return home; and
  • Any conflicts you have that would prevent you from being able to travel.


5. Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae

In five pages or less, provide a resume or CV. Include the applicant’s name, mailing address, email address, and phone number.


6. Certification

Type your full name in the box above. By typing out your name, you certify that you have carefully read the “Peer-to-Peer Fellowship Application Instructions” and will comply with all program requirements should you receive the small grant. In addition, you agree that:

  • You will be expected to obtain your own visa in a timely manner, and will incur fees while applying for a visa for which you may be reimbursed.
  • You will be required to help advance the legal framework for civil society in your home country for at least twelve months.
  • You will be required to post two blog entries per week during the course of the fellowship on the ICNL website discussing your experiences and lessons learned during the fellowship.