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Fellowship encourages research on security, democracy, and drug policies in Latin America


Through the Drugs, Security and Democracy (DSD) Fellowship Program in Latin America and the Caribbean, IDRC is helping to build capacity for policy-relevant research to tackle issues of violence and insecurity caused by transnational and trans-regional issues such as organized crime, weak or insufficient governance and the drug trade. Co-funded by IDRC’s Governance, Security and Justice (GSJ) Program and the Open Society Foundations, and in collaboration with the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), the Universidad de los Andes, and the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, the program seeks to strengthen the knowledge base on drugs, security and democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean.
DSD offers an annual fellowship allowing scholars to research topics such as the impact of drug trafficking on communities, public safety and the role of law enforcement, and youth delinquency. Its goal: to create a network of scholars and increase knowledge on alternative approaches to drug policy, organized crime, and governance in Latin America.
Deadline for Drugs, Security and Democracy Fellowship: January 20, 2013

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