Deadline: 1 November 2016
Individuals who are seeking to address humanitarian issues around the world through education can receive support through the Humanitarian Education Accelerator. This program is sponsored through a collaborative partnership between the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and is intended to help dedicated activists with the funds needed to further their efforts to protect basic human rights around the world.
Individuals who receive the Humanitarian Education Accelerator will receive a grant of £300,000 that can be used for educational purposes, such as pursuing a master’s or doctorate degree that will position the recipients to take greater leadership positions in their organizations. Their projects will also receive a fully funded external evaluation, and they will benefit from an on-going mentoring program to help them achieve the goals of their programs. In addition, the recipients will be invited to an annual boot camp where they can meet with other innovators in humanitarian aid, collaborate with other like-minded individuals and build a supportive network of peers.
To qualify for the Humanitarian Education Accelerator, individuals must already have a project plan and an existing organization to bring the plan into action. The application for the program requires those who wish to seek the award to summarize their project, explain how it will benefit the community they are focusing on, describe its objectives, give a proof of concept and discuss how the project can be scaled. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through the program’s official website.