GI-TOC Resilience Fellowship 2024 (Up to US$15 000 Award)

Applications are now open for the GI-TOC Resilience Fellowship 2024! The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC) are looking for civil society actors who support communities in contexts of fragility, particularly communities facing conflict.

GI-TOC Resilience Fellowship 2024
GI-TOC Resilience Fellowship 2024

The 2024 theme is Fragility and Resilience. The Fund was founded in March 2019 by the GI-TOC with the support of the Norwegian government.

Overview of the GI-TOC Resilience Fellowship

The fifth edition of the Resilience Fellowship, which offers a forum for cross-sectoral, international, and interdisciplinary collaboration between human rights activists, journalists, artists, academics, policymakers, grassroots community leaders, and others working to combat the effects of organized crime, is officially launched.

Conflict areas are especially susceptible to organized crime, according to the 2023 Global Organized Crime Index findings. High levels of conflict not only make a nation less resilient to organized crime, but they also foster the growth of black markets and provide opportunities for both local and foreign criminal actors to operate there. States with a high crime index rating are those that have experienced conflict and instability.

Benefits of GI-TOC Resilience Fellowship Program

  • A total of $ 15,000 will be given to each Fellow; this will be paid out in three installments of $5,000 each.
  • These funds must be used under the Fellowship agreement’s terms and conditions, the application form’s suggested plan, the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and transparency, and for cooperative activities with other Fellows.
  • Up to Ten (10) civil society actors working on community responses to organized crime that fortify resilience in vulnerable areas impacted by conflict, violence, and criminal governance are the target audience for the 2024 Fellowship.

Eligibility Criteria for GI-TOC Resilience Fellowship Program

  1. Applicants for the GI-TOC Resilience Fellowship Program must have a background/experience in any of the fields below:
  • Creative artists including Artists, writers, filmmakers, and others;
  • Leaders in the Community both religious, cultural, and youth leaders.
  • Academia (researchers, consultants, scholars, and policymakers);
  • Human rights practitioners working directly with affected communities
  1. Consideration will be given to any candidate’s work that relates to the annual subject and the goals of the Fellowship
  2. The Fellowship is open to applicants who are involved in communities impacted by organized crime and who identify as members of any gender, ethnicity, age, religion, or other distinguishing feature.
  3. Candidates must speak at least one of the following three languages fluently and professionally: Spanish, English, or French.

How to Apply

  • Go to GI-TOC at to complete the application form
  • Provide information about your background and experience in addressing fragility contexts, especially in communities facing conflict.
  • The responses provided must be clear, and not exceed the maximum number of words established.
  • Please note that once applications are submitted, Editing will not be possible.

For more details, visit the GI-TOC website at

Selection Process

Shortlisting of applicants for interviews will be based on the following four criteria.

  1. Contextual relevance
  2. Problem identification
  3. Solution feasibility
  4. Capacity to build community resilience

Application Deadline

May 25, 2024.



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