Fellowship Opportunity for Master’s in Comparative and International Disability Policy
The Nippon Foundation provides full fellowships, including tuition, books, assistive technologies, and other support services, to fifteen (15) students each year to pursue the Master's in Comparative and International Disability Policy (CIDP) at American University's School of International Service through the Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP) for the ASEAN region. The CIDP Master's program is offered entirely online with the exception of a two-week, face-to-face residency before the start of each Fall semester.
Please note that from the pool of qualified applicants for The Nippon Foundation fellowship, preference will be given to applicants who are residents of an ASEAN country and are blind or visually impaired; deaf or hard of hearing; and/or mobility impaired.
- Full tuition
- Books and course materials
- Technology equipment (e.g. computer, headset, and internet)
- Assistive technologies (e.g. screenreader software)
- Costs to participate in Two-Week Residency
The IDPP works to develop a cadre of disability policy leaders who will foster public policies consistent with the overall vision of the ASEAN Socio-cultural Community: an inclusive, barrier-free and rights-based region where people who are disabled are leaders in the determination of their own destinies.
Preference for the fellowships is given to applicants who meet the criteria below:
- A talented and motivated individual from one of the ten ASEAN countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) with demonstrated leadership experience and commitment to working with organizations of/for disabled persons or other marginalized individuals in their own country.
- A commitment to achieving positive change for disabled persons through the development of proactive public policies within the ASEAN region.
- Information and communication technology skills to communicate through distance education and schooling.
- A commitment to cooperate with the IDPP to grow an alumni network after completing the CIDP Master’s degree.
- A person with the academic requirements and experiential background to meet the entrance requirements of the CIDP Master’s degree program. More information about the requirements for this program can be found on the Admissions page.
For further information and inquiries about the fellowship program and application process, please contact IDPP.