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December 2010 Newsletter

WiderNet News


In the December 2010 issue:

  • GDRL Deployment Site Applications Available
  • McNulty International Research Fellowships
  • WiderNet Trains at Home Base
  • Progress Report on the Global Disability Rights Library

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GDRL Deployment Site Application Available

The Global Disability Rights Library (GDRL) is now accepting applications from organizations wishing to be considered for one of 60 deployment sites. The GDRL includes plans to select the first 20 deployment sites by June 2011. Interested parties can apply online.

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 McNulty International Research FellowshipsMcNulty


Open to Master's and Ph.D. students at The University of Iowa, the McNulty International Research Fellowship Fund will award a $1,000.00 Research Fellowship annually to one student planning to engage in research or training in Sub-Saharan Africa. Applications are due February 28, 2011. 


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WiderNet Trains at Home Base


Responding to popular requests for advanced training in library IT and content creation, WiderNet is expanding the number of programs offered at the University of Iowa. This allows WiderNet to serve a wider audience, giving interested parties the option to train at their home institutions or travel to Iowa for specialized, hands-on training. 

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Progress Report on the Global Disability Rights Library


October marked the end of the first year of the Global Disabilities Rights Library (GDRL) grant from the US Agency for International Development. The GDRL seeks to provide information to disabled people’s organizations and advocacy organizations so they can expand their organizational capacity, better serve their communities and make a positive impact for disability rights. Read up on our progress.

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