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  • Subject: AFRO-NETS> H. J. Heinz Company Foundation Fellowship
  • From: A Odutola <chpss_abo@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2003 05:09:43 -0500 (EST)




H. J. Heinz Company Foundation Fellowship
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Dear All,

Please note the information below and share as deemed necessary.
Heads of government departments and professional associations, NGO
and other civil society leaders, editors of major public and private
media houses, etc., in African countries, are particularly encouraged
to share the information with early career candidates with leadership
potentials.

Note that deadline for submission of application is March 15, 2003.

A. Odutola
CHPSS, Lagos, Nigeria
mailto:chpss_abo@yahoo.com



H. J. Heinz Company Foundation Fellowship
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The University Center for International Studies at the University of
Pittsburgh requests applications for the 2003 round of the H. J.
Heinz Company Foundation Fellowship Program. The program begins Au-
gust 1, 2003 and ends July 31, 2004.

The Heinz Fellowship was established in 1982 by an endowment from the
H. J. Heinz Company Foundation to the University of Pittsburgh's Uni-
versity Center for International Studies. The Fellowship provides for
one year of practical, professional, and non-degree educational ex-
periences through the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Penn-
sylvania, USA. For this round, Heinz Fellowships will be granted to
two individuals from developing countries who demonstrate potential
as future leaders in the government, non-profit, or private sectors.

The goal is to improve, early in a career, the Fellows' capacity to
contribute to the development of their country and to enhance their
understanding of the United States. This is accomplished through a
year of auditing selected courses and participating in practical pro-
fessional activities while based in Pittsburgh. Courses taken as part
of the Heinz Fellowship do not earn credit towards an academic de-
gree.

The competition for a Heinz Fellowship is open to men and women from
developing countries whose record of accomplishment early in their
career indicates strong potential for leadership and achievement in
the non-profit, government, or private sector.

* Applicants must have completed a university degree.
* Applicants must be suitably proficient in speaking, reading and
writing English.
* Preference will be given to those applicants at the earlier stages
of their career.
* The fellowship is intended for individuals in the practitioner/
policy domains. It is not awarded for basic academic research, aca-
demic sabbaticals, nor for medical research or updating.
* Applicants should be working in some subsection of one of the fol-
lowing themes:

* Sustainable Development: For example, issues of population growth,
economic development, education, environmental change.
* Governance: Including the development of the legal system, the ex-
tension and institutionalization of fundamental rights, the devel-
opment of civil society, or the development of the voluntary sec-
tor.
* Public Health: Local and national approaches towards infectious
diseases, development of health services, family planning.
* Conflict Resolution: Arms control and conflict resolution efforts
at the local and regional level.

Applicants for this non-degree program should complete a Heinz Fel-
lowship Program Application Form, available from:
http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/main/heinzfellowship.html

or by writing, faxing or e-mailing to:
Heinz Fellowship Program
University Center for International Studies (UCIS)
University of Pittsburgh
4G29 Posvar Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
Fax: +1-412-624-4672
mailto:heinz@ucis.pitt.edu

Complete applications must be received by March 15, 2003.

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