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IDPP Fellowships

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The IDPP expects to offer fellowships, supported by The Nippon Foundation, to qualified students who will contribute to fostering public policies at the global, regional, and national levels that promote an inclusive, barrier-free, and rights-based ASEAN region. We anticipate awarding fellowships to pursue one of the following master's degree programs at IDPP partner universities:

  • Master of Public Policy
    Learning Modality: Residential Program
    Institution: University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Master of Arts in Political Science, Major in Global Politics
    Learning Modality: Virtual Program with Limited Residential Components
    Institution: Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
  • Master of Multimedia (E-Learning Technologies)
    Learning Modality: Virtual Program
    Institution: Multimedia University, Malaysia

Please note that from the pool of qualified applicants for IDPP Fellowships, preference is given to applicants who are from an ASEAN country and are blind or visually impaired; deaf or hard-of-hearing; and/or mobility impaired.

Fellowships are anticipated to include:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Housing costs for residential component of master's degree program
  • Living stipend
  • Books and course materials
  • Technology equipment (e.g. computer, headset, Internet access, software)
  • Support services (e.g. personal assistant, sign language interpreters, assistive technologies)
  • Costs to participate in the IDPP Annual Meeting and two-week residency (August 2015 in Malaysia)
  • Reimbursement of master's degree program application fees

Preference for IDPP Fellowships is given to applicants who meet the criteria below:

  • A talented and motivated individual who is blind or visually impaired; deaf or hard-of-hearing; and/or mobility impaired from one of the ten ASEAN countries with demonstrated leadership experience and commitment to working with organizations of/for persons with disabilities at the global, regional, national or local levels.
  • A commitment to achieving positive change for persons with disabilities through the development of public policies within the ASEAN region. 
  • A commitment to collaborate with the IDPP in some capacity and contribute to the IDPP's mission of developing a cadre of disability policy leaders.
  • A person who meets the academic requirements and experiential background to enroll in one of the projected master's degree programs listed above.

More information about fellowship application requirements available on the application page.

Please contact the IDPP Fellowships Team with any inquiries.

IDPP Fellowships will be awarded to successful applicants contingent upon renewal of grant funding.