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11 March 2022, Geneva, Switzerland - The Fischer Family Scholarship is an award of €5,000 granted to one student who has been admitted in the selection procedure pertaining to the Master in Electoral Policy and Administration (MEPA) program at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. This scholarship is attributed to covering half of the tuition costs of the Master for the 2022 April Intake.


The student should be professionally engaged /or intend to be engaged in some aspect of electoral conflict prevention and electoral security. The candidates could thus be staff working in electoral security departments at Electoral Management Bodies, or individuals working for organizations or as consultants with a conflict prevention and mediation focus.

In applying for the scholarship, the student will be asked to provide a cover letter addressed to Jeff Fischer. In the latter, they should explain how they are engaged in electoral security and where they see their career path taking them in this field.

Furthermore, the NEW CALL for the Spring Edition has been launched and the Master Program is available in English, French, Portuguese, and Arabic. 

New modules currently include:

  • Managing Elections in Public Emergency Situations,
  • Elections in Fragile / Post Conflict contexts,
  • Leadership in Electoral Administration,
  • Gender and Elections,
  • and Electoral Logistics.

The deadline to apply is the 22nd of March 2022.

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