The SCI Fellowship Programme

The SCI fellowship programme is aimed at nurturing the talents of activists and enhancing their ability to challenge inequality, expand democracy, and promote reconciliation and human rights.

The SCI fellowship programme is not open for general applications. SCI seeks nominations from key informants in a range of relevant areas and geographies.

• Building Peace
• Managing Forced Migration with Dignity & Fairness
• Tackling Inequality & Advancing Human Rights
• Improving Strategy and Tactics for Social Change

The fellowships provide opportunities for activists to reflect on and document practice, to share and exchange ideas, skills and strategies, to broaden their skills and effectiveness through, for example, a period of study, reflection or exchange with other organisations.

SCI has a strong interest in exploring, testing and documenting new or better ways of achieving progressive social change. Tactics to be explored include, but are not limited to:
• Exploring the role of faith-based activism in divided societies
• Creating/protecting spaces for activism
• Exploring new forms of activism
• Seeking to improve the effectiveness of activism
• Documenting/sharing knowledge and successful approaches to activism

For more information on each of the fellows, please click here.

Fellowship News

  • Craig Dwyer Blog Pic

Let’s Get It Done – Volunteering on the Australian Marriage Equality Campaign

October 10th, 2017|0 Comments

By Craig Dwyer

It was 3am Irish time when I got a phonecall from Tiernan Brady, Executive Director of the Equality Campaign in Australia, and Donegal native, asking me to volunteer on the Yes campaign […]

  • Alice Mogwe

Watch SCI Fellow Alice Mogwe speak at TEDxGaborone

August 14th, 2017|0 Comments

SCI Fellow Alice Mogwe is an experienced activist from Botswana who has led that country’s Centre for Human Rights (Ditshwanelo) for over 20 years.  Alice’s activism has seen her campaign on issues such as violations of […]

  • Palika Makam

SCI Fellow Palika Makam shares her year in media advocacy

July 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Over the course of one year as an SCI Fellow, I partnered with activists and organisers in London, Ferguson and Cape Town to exchange media advocacy skills, and deepen my understanding of how media can […]

  • Campaigning Forum

SCI Fellow Craig Dwyer at the Campaigning Forum 2017

July 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Craig Dwyer of the Irish ‘Yes Equality’ referendum campaign, and a Social Change Initiative Fellow, shares how the campaign used social media to engage a wider audience.

Craig was presenting at the 2-day 2017 Campaigning Forum, […]