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Monday, May 16, 2016

ASK Justice Fellowship Opportunity

The ASK Justice initiative contributes to positive policy change to increase access to medicine (A2M) and access to knowledge (A2K). This is done, primarily, by building a strong network of people at Southern and East African universities. We invite applications for a one-month Fellowship, to be spent at our Southern hub, the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa, working on the project’s research activities.

Primary responsibilities will include developing a good understanding of the ASK Justice research and contributing to the work, while helping solidify and grow the ASK Justice network via the Open A.I.R. Project’s pan-African network.
The project comprises three interactive themes: Policy Research, Teaching and Public Voice, all of which could be of interest to a Fellow. The Fellow will interact closely with the UCT project leader and affiliated researchers at the Intellectual Property Law and Policy Research Unit at the UCT Faculty of Law.
ASK Justice will provide the Fellow with a subsistence and research stipend of up to ZAR20,500 for the period of the Fellowship, as well as coverage of the cost of return travel between the Fellow’s place of residence and Cape Town, up to a limit of ZAR15,000.
The applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of an African country. Qualified candidates for the Fellowship will hold a postgraduate degree (master’s or doctorate) in law or another discipline closely connected to IP law and policy. Fluency in English and excellent writing, analytic and communication skills are essential. Proven experience in research, outreach and training activities will be an asset.
If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please provide a curriculum vitae and copies of your qualification certificates via email to ASK Justice Project Manager Nan Warner at askjusticenan@gmail.com. Also provide a covering letter outlining your qualifications and experience, and how these would support your proposed contributions to the ASK Justice project activities during the Fellowship.
Consideration of applications will begin on 30 April 2016 and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected.
For more information on the ASK Justice project, its team members, its case studies and its implementing and funding partner, please visit and familiarise yourself with the information on the project website, http://ip-unit.org/research-projects/.

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