Apply for the Center for Inclusive Policy (CIP) Fellowship Program 2024-2025 for Persons with Disabilities from the Global South (fellows receive a $1000 monthly grant)

Our fellowship program provides financial support, exposure to global discourse and developments in the policy landscape, and mentoring to people with disabilities from low- and middle-income countries who are actively working on issues of inclusive policy or policy research in support of the rights of people with disabilities as put forth in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

We believe that successful advocacy and policy change hinge on the ability to gather and analyze all types of data – quantitative, qualitative, legislative, financial – to provide a strong evidence base for policy change and that it is of fundamental importance that people of disabilities from low and middle income countries be at the center of these efforts.


  • Mentorship to develop the fellow’s work plan and achieve their deliverables
  • Sponsorship for a week-long training on social protection policies or a similar training program
  • A fellowship grant of US$ 1000 / month  to help cover the time they spend on their projects.
  • Involvement of fellows in the projects of CIP as per their interests and expertise. This will enrich the fellows experience and will offer exposure to a global perspective.
    • Additional time can be compensated based on the terms of the contract or grant under which it is carried out.
  • Involvement of fellows in CIP meetings where fellows will have the opportunity to learn from other members of the organization and different country contexts.


We are looking for persons with disabilities in the early or mid-stages of their careers, from the Global South, who have already begun undertaking research and policy analysis in disability inclusion, or who have worked as advocates or organizers but want to transition to more analytical work. It is highly preferred if these people already have connections with the disability rights movements in their countries.

This year, our particular focus is in two areas: inclusive social protection policies, and policies and programs aiming to create community support systems for independent living.

Please note that rather than looking for people who are engaged in training programs or service delivery, we are looking for people with a desire to engage in:

  • legal research
  • quantitative or qualitative research
  • policy analysis
  • budget analysis


The call for applications closed at 5pm US Eastern time (GMT-5) on July 31, 2024. The fellowship will begin in October 2024 and end in September 2025. Applicants may submit ONE (1) application.

Short listed candidates will have to pass through an online interview. Reasonable accommodations based on the request from the candidate will be provided during the interview and through the fellowship period. Please submit all required materials to
[email protected] with “2024 CIP Fellowship Application” in the subject line.

NOTE: Applications that do not contain all required elements will not be considered.

NOTE: Applications received after 5pm US Eastern time on July 31, 2024 will not be considered.

NOTE: Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to confirm receipt of each application.

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