PAE Grant Application Process 2012-2013
The Carr Center seeks to encourage students to pursue PAE's that will assist clients in achieving human rights policy goals. We would like to help ensure that students are not discouraged from selecting not-for-profit PAE clients because such clients may be unable to reimburse their expenses. To meet these goals, our grant program provides funding to reimburse selected students for costs incurred completing PAEs that have a clear relevance to human rights policy. Only PAE exercises for not-for-profit clients are eligible for grant funding.
Strong preference will be given to applications from students who have actively engaged with Carr Center programs and activities in the past. All applications should include a brief description of the applicant's prior engagement with the Center's programs and activities (limit: 100 words per student) or how their PAE engages one of the Carr Center’s programs.
The deadline for winter 2012-2013 funding applications is October 31, 2012 at 12:00 noon.
For your official application submission, you must use the school's common application. Access to that application can be found via the link below:
Additional Information about the PAE and SYPA can be found at the following sources:
Past Grant Recipients:
1012-2013 PAE Grant Recipients
Ahmed Moor - "Power-Sharing in Palestine/Israel: A Preliminary Inquiry into Models for a Shared State"
Litcy Kurisinkal - "Access to Protection Services for Street Children in India"
2007-2008 PAE Grant Recipients
Ann Gurucharri and Jessica Reitz - "Achieving Comprehensive Peace: Creating a Space for Civil Society in the Darfur Peace Process"
Tomo Hamakawa and Katherine Randall - "Measuring the Unmeasurable: Community Reintegration of Former Child Soldiers in Cote d'Ivoire"
Nik Steinberg - “CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE: Undocumented Immigrants Between Federal Enforcement and Local Integration”
2006-2007 PAE Grant Recipients
Mark Richards - "The design and implementation of an optimal reparation program: How should limited resources for material reparation be distributed across victims of the Colombian conflict?" View the report here.
2005-2006 PAE Grant Recipients
Negar Azimi investigated the ways that the United States can best support democratic change in Egypt.
Katharine Conn and Cecilia Mo performed case study research in Rwanda, assessing the success of the government’s decentralized education policies and the resulting impact on communities.
Elizabeth Radin examined how NGOs assess human rights issues in order to properly scale their projects to the size of the problem.
Sean McFate developed a framework for vetting new security forces in post-conflict settings.
Chad Hazlett prepared a strategy for the Genocide Intervention Network to recruit and leverage a dues-paying membership base to effectively influence U.S. policy in Darfur, Sudan.
Deborah Murphy worked with the Global Equity initiative to identify and plan responses to threats to the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Sudan.
Anjali Alimchandani and Solome Lemma worked with Project Hope International to produce a toolkit for the development of transitional housing units in support of survivors of human trafficking.
2004-2005 PAE Grant Recipients
Shashank Bengali, MPP'05 conducted research on press freedom and political communication in Uganda for Human Rights Watch.
Inga-britt Hunter MPP'05 explored human rights activism in Turkish academia for the Human Rights Law Research Centre at Bilgi University.
Nona Zicherman, MPP'05 created human rights diagnostic tools to incorporate human rights concerns into political transition planning for the Office of Transition Initiatives (USAID) in Kampala, Uganda.
Victoria Inez Salinas, MPP'05 measured the success of development projects in reducing potential for violent conflict in Guatemala for the World Bank and UNDP.
Pamela Dale, MPP'05 and Owen Robinson, MPP'05 traveled to Sudan, the DRC, and Kenya to explore ways of improving the interventions of USAID's Office of Transition Initiatives.
Sreemati Mitter, MPP'05 worked for The Palestinian Iniative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy (MIFTAH) in Jordan, where she conducted research on the Palestinian refugee problem and the right of return.
Douglas Kogan Schlemmer, MPP'05 explored the reintegration of refugees in Kosovo for Mercy Corps.
Nnenna Ngozi Ofobike, MPP'05 traveled to Guinea with the International Rescue Committee to address the integration of Liberian refugees in Guinea.
2003-2004 PAE Grant Recipients
Scott Bailey, MPP'04 conducted research for Aymaras Without Borders, a transnational non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the human rights and development agenda of the Aymara people of Chile, Bolivia and Peru. His research focused on methods of increasing trans-border cooperation within multinational organizations and will result in a set of recommendations.
Dan Barasch, MPP'04 and Lala Qadir, MPP'04 engaged in field research in the West Bank region with the International Crisis Group's Middle East Program. Through interviews with Israeli government officials, bipartisan NGO leaders and Palestinian negotiators, Barasch and Qadir studied the construction of the West Bank security wall and the possible effects on the security, freedoms, and rights of all within the West Bank region. View the report here.
Lucia DeMaio, MPP'04 and Rachel Sanders, MPP'04 conducted research to assess the efficacy of a Population Services International pilot project in Zambia. Population Services International is a global nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote healthy behavior and health products using social marketing techniques.
Sarah Ezzy, MPP'04 traveled to Lebanon to complete research for the National Democratic Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening democratic transitions throughout the world. Ezzy organized focus groups and interviewed civic and political leaders in order to assess the political participation and inclusion of young women in Beirut.
Dawn Fraser, MPP'04 traveled to Brazil as part of her work with the International Human Rights Law Group's Affirmative Action Initiative. Fraser's research was focused on affirmative action policy in education and its possible impacts in Latin and South America.
Hope Lozano, MPP'04 and Naomi Walcott, MPP'04 conducted research evaluating UNICEF's Strategic Plan for Early Childhood Development. Lozano and Walcott traveled to Nicaragua to research the implementation of the strategic plan and research the possible challenges associated with the implementation of international initiatives in local contexts.
Naina Patel, MPP'04 worked to strengthen local democracy and government in Afghanistan through the Solidarity Program of the Islamic Transitional State of Afghanistan.
2002-2003 PAE Grant Recipients
Kendra Blackett, MPP'03 and Carmen Coles, MPP'03 - "The Oueme Child Survival Program: Sustaining Livelihoods." Kendra and Carmen conducted research to assess the sustainability of the Oueme Child Survival Program (OCSP), a four-year pilot program funded by USAID and administered by Africare, Egypt.View the report here.
Qiana Bradford MPP'03 - "Case Study on the Role and Relevance of Human Rights Language in Combating Female Genital Mutilation in Egypt". She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Spelman College. A Woodrow Wilson Foreign Affairs Fellow, Qiana will enter the US Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer in 2003.
Kimberly McClure MPP'03 is a candidate for a master’s degree in public policy (MPP) at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, where she focuses on issues of international security and human rights.Kimberly previously attended Stanford University and holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations. Upon finishing her degree, Kimberly will work as a diplomat with the US Department of State.
Qiana and Kimberly engaged in an in-depth exploration of the practice of female genital mutilation in Cairo, Egypt.
Jonathan Sheff MPP'03 - Jonathan furthered his research on food rights by attending a conference on world hunger in Rome.
Trent Thompson MPP'03 Trent interviewed staff members at the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva and New York in order to write an action plan for promoting human rights standards in the struggle against terrorism. View the report here.