WHAT IS THE IFP?
The IBRAF FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM ON SOUTH-SOUTH AND TRIANGULAR COOPERATION (IFP) aims to overcomes the gap between studying and engaging in international cooperation, taking scholars and professionals to hands on experiences in Brazil in order to explore, understand and disclose good practices and projects in socieconomic development.
The IFP will offer Professors, Ph.D. candidates, Masters students, specialists and professionals an opportunity to have a concrete experience in an international and non-governmental organization that is actively engaged in international cooperation. With the exchange of know-how between the fellows and IBRAF – as well as its partner institutions - the program aims at empowering the next generation of decision-makers in Brazil and Africa.
The program seeks to develop the participants’ capacities in terms of critical thinking, problem-solving and crisis management. Visiting Fellows will produce some specific deliverables during their stay, in the form of briefing notes (to map best practices) research papers, situation analysis, op-eds (to create academic products) and seminars (to display sustainable solutions).
Trade and Investments across the South Atlantic
Technical Cooperation and Capacity-Building
Economic and Sustainable Development
Demography, Urbanization, Housing and Public Health
Agriculture, Agri-business and Rural Development
HOW IT WORKS
IBRAF will offer institutional support for all the aforementioned activities, at its headquarters in Fortaleza and through partner organizations’ offices all over Brazil and the African continent.
The IFP has the capacity to receive multiple fellows at the same time, with adequate space for working and living. They will each be engaged in one of the three cycles for a determined period, rotating after the completion of each activity.
Professionals and Researchers will receive, after the completion of the program, an academic certificate issued by the Brazil Africa Institute with due accreditation, plus the title of fellowship alumni.
At the end of every year, IBRAF will produce a publication, in the form of a book or an e-book, to review, compile and systematize all the knowledge produced by the fellows of the determined period.
IBRAF, seeking to foster academic production, will promote an amicable competition, and the Fellowship Program’s best and most notable research project will receive a space at the Brazil Africa Forum to showcase its findings.
CYCLES OF ACTIVITIES
- Strategic Insights and Exercises in Foresight
- Applied Research and Analysis
- Thought Leaderships
- Challenges and Opportunities in South-South and Triangular Cooperation
- Strategic Dialogues and Multistakeholder Consultation
- Tackling Concrete Problems on Field Missions
- Critical Thinking in South-South and Triangular Cooperation
- Project Incubation: From Ideas to Solutions
- Capacity and Capacity-Building
Participation in a world-class program that is the first of its kind
Promotion of life-long learning and supporting of local fellow chapters
Serve as a private expert and consultant in future studies that require a theoretical and practical understanding of South-South and Triangular Cooperation
Join a network of like-minded professionals who strive to implement South-South and Triangular Cooperation solutions
- Candidates must either have a Bachelor’s Degree plus a minimum of 5 years of field experience or hold an advanced degree (PhD, MPhil., MSc., MA or equivalents) in a relevant field
- Candidates from all nationalities are eligible
- Candidates must be proficient in English
- Female professionals and researchers are encouraged to apply to meet gender parity in the program
- Disabled Individuals are encouraged to apply
For the application process, candidates must send the following documents:
- Official Application Form
- Curriculum Vitae in English
- Cover Letter in English (max. 1 page)
- Personal Writing Sample of a relevant theme in English (max.3 pages)
- Research Proposal indicating the key-area of preference for the activities, draft title, background, justification and expected outcomes (max. 3 pages)
- Passport pages with personal information and photo