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Columbia University Hosts First Fellows Program Information Session

New York, March 24, 2014

Fellows Program representatives will travel to Columbia University on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm to promote the Fellows Program to Masters and PhD candidate students at the School for International and Public Affairs (SIPA).  Though the program has hosted two researchers from different schools at Columbia University (see Meet Our Fellows), this marks the first occasion that the program will be formally hosted on campus.

Event: Fellows Program Presentation
Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Location: Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Room 402 IAB, 420 W 118th St #1, New York, NY 10027

Fellows representatives are working closely with SIPA Master’s candidate Gerald McElroy to coordinate the event on campus. McElroy has a long-standing relationship with GFDD’s InteRDom program through his work with the Yspaniola Foundation, with whom InteRDom closely collaborates on events and programs in the Dominican Republic.

The Fellows Program, an initiative of GFDD and FUNGLODE, is currently receiving proposals from candidates to perform fellowships in the Dominican Republic for the summer and fall of 2014.

The Fellows Program provides opportunities for M.S., M.A. and Ph.D. candidates interested in conducting high-level research in the Dominican Republic on issues related to sustainable development. The final output of the investigation is a comprehensive report which includes empirical data. Fellows realize research in coordination with GFDD and FUNGLODE staff, National Advisor and their university professors. Fellows that carry-out exemplary work have the opportunity to present their findings before the United Nations community on behalf of GFDD and FUNGLODE.