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Scholarships open for 2020 UN Commission on the Status of Women

8 July 2019
Applications close 4 August 2019
Addressing gender equality and the empowerment of women across the globe.

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is sponsoring a student to participate in the Global Voices Scholarship Program and join leaders from around the world at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) conference in New York City, in March 2020.

The Scholarship will allow students to influence the conversation and outcomes at the Commission, and provide them with an unparalleled professional experience in diplomacy and policy making. While in New York, they will attend a number of events alongside the official plenary sessions, including high-level side-events, parallel civil-society coordinated sessions, meetings and cocktail receptions.

The Global Voices Scholarship Program is a fantastic opportunity for the Scholars to travel and share their voice with the world, whilst developing practical professional skills that will help them stand out from the graduate crowd.

Eligibility requirements:

  • An Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Aged 18 to 30 years
  • Available to travel to Canberra and New York City for the specified dates
  • Able to commit 5 hours a week to completing the Policy Fellowship

Important dates

Applications Close: Midnight Sunday 4 August 2019
Canberra Pre-Departure Briefing: 10-12 September 2019
UN Commission on the Status of Women: 7-14 March 2020

For more information on how to apply visit the application portal.

Past winner

Read about Master of Digital Communication and Culture student, Anna-Grace Millward's experience at the 2019 UN Commission on the Status of Women here