1 July 2019

Offer children and youths a solid foundation

Youth, Education and Society Fellowship

Will you accept the challenge?

Have you recently graduated? If so, the Youth, Education and Society Fellowship gives you the opportunity to contribute to a solid foundation for children and youths. Keep reading and sign up!

Together, how can we give children and young adults a solid foundation?

Educator Micha de Winter propagates the 'pedagogical civil society' concept, which means that parenting is a shared task between all adults in a child's life. Together, how do we give children and youths a solid foundation, helping them grow up in safety and with abundant opportunities in their own environment? To this end, how do we make use of the social network and the individual strength of families?

The Youth, Education and Society Fellowship seeks practical answers to these questions from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. We need you!

What will you be doing?

You will come up with a socially relevant, interdisciplinary challenge that relates to the core questions of this fellowship: the foundation for essays, tools, classes, lectures and workshops in which students, scholars, professionals and policymakers can get to work.

You will share the results of your work through academic media and with a wider audience through an annual symposium as well as through the channels of the Netherlands Youth Institute and Utrecht University.

What will you get in return?

You will establish a network and gain experience in teaching. Moreover, you will launch your career; for example, by writing a proposal for long-term research on the same theme.

You will receive supervision from the Netherlands Youth Institute and Utrecht University. Prof. Micha de Winter is part of the supervisory committee.

Submit your proposal

Do you have the power of thought and imagination, an analytical view and a quick pen? Do you speak the Dutch language? Then we look forward to receiving your application! You can submit your motivation letter, curriculum vitae and master's thesis up to and including 23 August 2019 via the Secretariat of Pedagogy (secretariaatpedagogiek@uu.nl).

See the full text of the vacancy and how to apply (in Dutch).

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