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Carolina for Kibera Peacock Fellowship Deadline

February 1

Carolina for Kibera (CFK), soon to be CFK Africa, is currently accepting applications from undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. students for our 2022 Peacock Fellowship. We are honored and excited to have the UNC African Studies Center as a co-sponsor this year. The 2022 Peacock posting can be accessed using this link. Applications will be accepted until February 1, 2022.

The year-long fellowship is an immersive, global experience at CFK’s office in Nairobi, Kenya – COVID permitting. Fellows will work directly with Kenyan staff to execute projects, designed collaboratively, that seek to strengthen our programs and provide mutual benefit to the organization and fellow in the following areas:

• Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation Focus: The Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation Fellow will support our program staff to develop evaluation tools and data systems for monitoring and evaluating CFK progra​ms; develop and conduct research on a mutually beneficial research topic of interest; or we can work together to tailor this fellowship to the fellow’s skill sets.

 Education Focus: The Education Administration Fellow will work with our US and Kenyan staff to develop and execute a scholarship program designed to develop young leaders who are engaged in learning and giving back to their community. Education research projects or policy development can be explored based on the needs of the organization and interests of the fellow.

• Create Your Own Project: We also welcome applicants that wish to bring their unique skills and interests to CFK to conduct research or implement short-term projects in Kenyan informal settlements that relate to our focus areas of female empowerment, sexual and gender-based violence, nutrition, health, education, economic empowerment or livelihoods training, water sanitation and hygiene (WASH), or maternal and child health.

The fellowship provides a stipend of $7,000 for graduate-level students and $5,000 for undergraduate-level students to support the costs of international airfare, in-country transport, and housing.

Co-founded by a UNC student in 2001, CFK is a UNC Affiliate organization, registered 501(c)3 nonprofit in the US, and NGO in Kenya working to improve public health and economic prosperity in informal settlements. Based on a model of participatory development, CFK supports and empowers residents of informal settlements through integrated primary health, economic development, and youth empowerment programs. The organization also collaborates with UNC faculty members and organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct critical research in informal settlements that informs policies and evidence-based interventions.

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February 1