CRY announces fellowship for research on child rights

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New Delhi, Oct 17 (UNI) CRY - Child Rights and You, a leading child rights organisation, has invited applications for the third CRY- National Child Rights Research Fellowships.

Upto ten fellowships will be awarded. Grant sizes may range from Rs 50,000 to Rs one lakh and the duration of the research project can be from a month to a year, said a CRY statement here.

Proposals are invited in any Indian language, apart from English.

Selection of awardees will be by an independent panel and their names will be announced on the CRY website latest by April 2009.

Open to all Indian nationals living in India who are over 18 years old, potential Research Fellows are encouraged to explore the principle of the 'best interest of the child' within the broad framework of justice for children.

It also seeks to encourage research from the non-traditional 'researchers' communities. Details of possible themes are available on the CRY website;

Elaborating on the initiative, Ila D Hukku, Director, Development Support, said, ''Despite the recent popularity of terms like ''inclusive growth'' and "social justice", the views of children, especially girls and those from marginalised communities, remain absent from decision-making. The CRY Child Rights Research Fellowships aim to illuminate those children's issues that are currently most invisible.'' UNI MMG PD HS1534

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