Inviting applications for Child Rights Fellowships- 2009
- From: Anandhi Viswanathan
Interested in Child Rights Research ? Apply for a CRY Fellowship
Mumbai, 28TH July : CRY - Child Rights and You, invites applications from researchers in exploring child rights. 10 applicants will be selected from all over India , for grants between Rs. 50,000 Rs. 100,000.
The National Child Rights Research Fellowships were started to encourage new findings on why children are deprived of their rights and ways in which rights may be guaranteed. We find that on the one hand, the Constitution of India redefines the state-citizen relationship in terms of rights and duties. But on the other hand, how these rights and duties are interpreted is not always in terms of the best interest of the child, says Dipankar Majumder- Director, CRY .
In the last six decades, children have been part of nation building and have also faced the brunt of the development path taken. This gives scope for in-depth studies on how children form their identities? How are their childhoods experienced in a society where the role of family, community, economy and the state is ever-changing? The CRY research fellowships encourage original ideas, non conventional approaches and seek creative methodologies to explore this area. >From the insights and information that researchers will share, we hope to learn more about the interplay of culture, tradition, law, ethics and policy in defining the best interest principle, he explains.
- Eligibility: Potential fellows will be Indians residing in India , above the age of 18 years. There is no upper age limit. Preference will be given to applicants who have studied in government schools, where no fees are charged (Studies conducted and CRY 's experience of working with over 2000 deprived communities in villages and urban slums shows that students attending government schools are primarily Dalits, tribals, girls and children from female headed and/or landless households.) Applicants are invited from Indians residing in India .
- Language: Proposals may be submitted in any Indian language.
- Time Frame for Completion of Research Project: From one month to one year.
Please send the proposal through email to research@.... All regional language proposals (with an English translation) may also be sent by post to CRY Documentation Centre, CRY -Child Rights and You, 189 A, Anand Estate, Sane Guruji Marg, Mumbai 400011.
Last Date for receipt of application: September 12, 2009 . The names of researchers who are awarded the Fellowship 2009 will be announced on the CRY website latest by April 2010.
AboutCRY - Child Rights and You:
CRY Child Rights and You is India s leading advocate for child rights. Over 30 years CRY has partnered with NGOs, communities, government, the media to help create a movement that addresses the root causes that deprive children of their rights
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Recipients of the CRY Research Fellowship in 2008
Arpita Mitra is currently pursuing an M.Phil at the Department of History, Jawaharlal Nehru University , New Delhi . She is proposing to explore the present scenario of children's (approximately 3 to 10 years of age) story books in English and Hindi in the metropolis of Delhi .
Debolina Dutta and Oishnik Sircar are lawyer-researchers. Their study is titled "We are foot soldiers: the children of Sonagachi and their experience of resisting discrimination and stigma."
Digambar Narzary is presently in Nedan Foundation at Kokhrajar , Assam . He is proposing to understand the Child's development impact and coping strategies of children living in the 25 existing relief camps due to the ethnic conflict at Kokrajhar and Chirang districts of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC), Assam .
Jaideep Hardikar is a Journalist with Daily News and Analysis ( DNA ) in Nagpur . His study is on "The inheritors of debt, burden and distress: what's happening with children in suicide-ravaged households in rural Vidarbha?"
V Pavan is a teacher in Manganoor village, Mahboobnagar, Andhra Pradesh. His study is on "the problems of Lambada tribe children- Challenges faced in granting the rights to these boys and girls - required solutions and role of the society."
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