|5/11/2009: 2009 Crapa Fellowship Program Announced|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 11, 2009
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is proud to announce the establishment of the Joseph R. Crapa Fellowship Program in memory of Joe Crapa, who served as Executive Director of USCIRF from 2002-2007. Applications are due by June 15, 2009.
The funded fellowships are available to select individuals with exceptional records of accomplishment and/or outstanding records of academic achievement in relevant fields to the work of the Commission, including but not limited to, human rights, foreign policy, international law, and security. Applicants from the Hill, government agencies (including the military and intelligence agencies), academia, the NGO community, think tanks, and other relevant backgrounds are welcome.
The term of each fellowship will be determined by the nature of the fellow’s project, but will not exceed 12 months. It is expected that fellows will spend a substantial portion of their fellowship in residence at the USCIRF offices in Washington, DC, though alternate arrangements may be made as necessary.
The following list provides examples of the areas the Commission is interested in further study on, but is not intended to be exhaustive: