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Application Deadline: 15 September 2019.

The Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany is the patron of this fellowship programme. The Foundation grants up to 50 German Chancellor Fellowships annually – up to ten for each country.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is searching for the leaders of tomorrow – from Brazil, China, India, Russia, and the USA. The German Chancellor Fellowship offers you an opportunity to take the next career step in Germany – irrespective of your field of work. In order to apply, develop your own project idea and find the host of your choice to mentor you. Once your host has confirmed, you can apply for a fellowship.

Requirements:

Send an application, if you

  • are a university graduate with an international bias from Brazil, China, India, Russia or the USA and have already acquired initial leadership experience
  • completed your first degree less than 12 years ago
  • would like to spend a year working on a project you have developed yourself with a host of your choice in Germany
  • can demonstrate that your project will be of social significance and that you have the potential to build future bridges between Germany and your own country
  • work in a sector such as politics, economics, the media, administration and culture

Benefits:

  • a monthly fellowship of €2,150, €2,450 or €2,750, depending on your qualifications
  • individual mentoring during your stay in Germany
  • additional financial support for items such as family members accompanying you, travel expenses or a German language course
  • a study tour of Germany and a number of events during which you can make contact with other fellows and representatives of German companies and institutions
  • extensive alumni sponsorship, particularly to help you sustain contact with collaborative partners in Germany during your entire professional career

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the German Chancellor Fellowship 2019

Application Deadline: 28 March 2019 at 23:59 CET.

The European Young Heritage Professionals Forum will take place from 20 to 24 May 2019 in Zadar, Croatia to explore potential synergies and challenges of working on tangible and intangible cultural heritage in the European context.

The Forum will enable participants to enhance project management and communication skills by working on their own heritage projects with experts and peers from across Europe. In addition to building a community, the young professionals will be encouraged to become active ‘cultural heritage messengers’ by spreading the message on the importance of cultural heritage protection and safeguarding in their own communities and beyond.

The European Young Heritage Professionals Forum is organized by UNESCO in partnership with the European Union within the joint project ‘2018 – European Year of Cultural Heritage: Engaging Youth for an Inclusive and Sustainable Europe’. It will be hosted by the Croatian Commission for UNESCO and the Croatian Ministry of Culture. The Forum is developed in close cooperation with the non-governmental organization Diadrasis.

ORGANIZATION AND PRACTICAL INFORMATION


The Forum will take place from 20 to 24 May 2019 in Zadar, Croatia. The participants are expected to arrive on Sunday 19 May, remain available for the entire duration of the Forum, and not leave before Saturday 25 May.
All expenses related to the participation in the Forum will be covered for the selected participants (including transportation – economy class, meals and accommodation for the duration of the Forum).

All interested candidates are invited to consult the Call for Applications and Preliminary Programme.

Application Procedure:


Candidates should submit the online application form together with the requested documents by 28 March 2019 at 23:59 CET. Successful applicants will be informed by the beginning of April 2019.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the European Young Heritage Professionals Forum 2019

Application Deadline: April 15th 2019

The Economist is seeking an intern to write about foreign affairs for The Economist. The internship will be London-based and will pay £2,000 per month. Anyone is welcome to apply. Applicants should send an original unpublished article of up to 600 words suitable for publication in The Economist’s foreign pages, a CV and a cover letter to foreignintern@economist.com. The deadline for applications is April 15th 2019.

The aim of the internship scheme is to find and train future Economist journalists. Previous experience is not necessary. Rather, we are looking for raw talent. Candidates should have a boundless curiosity about the world and the ability to write about it concisely, wittily and with analytical rigour.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Economist Foreign affairs internship 2019

Application Deadline: 5 p.m. PST on Friday, March 15, 2019.

Action Canada is about today’s leaders nurturing the next generation of leadership in Canada.

Each year we select up to 20 emerging leaders to become Action Canada Fellows. They are the top candidates from a nationwide call for applications, hailing from major cities and smaller communities such as Carcross, Yukon; Witless Bay, NL and Fermont, QC.

Many have university degrees, others have demonstrated leadership pursuing alternatives to post-secondary education. They represent all sectors, including business, NGOs, science, government, academia and the professions.

The application process for the Action Canada Fellowship will help identify the next cohort of Action Canada Fellows for 2019/2020. The process is designed to highlight the strengths and areas of improvement of the applicants as the newest cohort is selected.

Selection Criteria

The four goals of the Action Canada Fellowship are to:

  • Enhance the participant’s understanding of Canada through the study tours
  • Provide concrete tools to support the participant’s leadership skills and their ability to make a difference in Canada
  • Strengthen the participant’s understanding of how policy is developed through a project related to the selected policy theme
  • Create a network of enduring relationships among the participants and the alumni

Selection Criteria

  • Record of leadership and/or achievement.
  • Moral character, open-mindedness, energy, courage to learn new things and acquire new experiences.
  • Demonstrated teamwork ability and interest in working with others.
  • A passion for Canada; the potential to become a leader in Canada and the commitment to make a positive contribution to Canada.
  • A noted interest in public policy and its importance as a tool for positive change.

The study tours for 2019/2020 will take place:

  • Thursday, June 13 to Sunday, June 16, 2019
  • Monday, August 19 to Sunday, August 25, 2019
  • Wednesday, October 23 to Saturday, October 26, 2019
  • Saturday, January 4 to Wednesday, January 8, 2020
  • Tuesday, March 3 to Friday, March 6, 2020

For an application to be considered, all of the elements must be included and completed by the deadline of March 15, 2019 at 5 p.m. PST. These include:

  • Basic information about yourself
  • A CV of up to three pages
  • A letter of motivation detailing:
    • The importance of the program for the current stage of your life;
    • Your aspirations and plans for your future career and life;
    • Your areas of need for development and improvement;
    • The importance of civic engagement to you, and desire to make a contribution to Canada;
    • Your ability to transform ideas into action;
    • Your ability to respect and understand new and different perspectives in addressing public policy issues.
  • The names and contact information of two individuals who will submit reference letters on your behalf. The webportal will automatically contact them to request the letters and it will be possible for you to see whether they have submitted them or not.

There are three steps to this process. All candidates will be informed of whether they have passed to the next round of the process or not.

1. Once the application window closes, the Action Canada team will sort through all of the completed applications and perform an initial evaluation based on the selection criteria.

The Action Canada team will invite selected candidates to submit a two-page essay on a public policy question by April 10, to be completed by April 24.

2. The Action Canada team will then evaluate the essay based on the selection criteria.

It will then invite selected candidates to a 30-minute online interview to take place on either May 10 or 11.

3. The selected candidates will interview with the National Selection Committee on May 10 and 11. The Committee will then recommend a final list of names to the presidents of the Public Policy Forum and Action Canada for selection as the cohort.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Action Canada Fellowship 2019/2020

Application Deadline: unspecified

THIS YEAR will see the five-yearly elections to the European Parliament in May. They will be followed by a wholesale shake-up in the leadership of the European Commission, the European Council and the European Central Bank. A mood of angry discontent among many voters, fears of another slowdown in the euro-zone economy and continuing success for populist parties in many countries are combining to create deep concerns about the likely outcomes.

Support for the European Union is in most countries higher than it has been for many years, yet the popularity of political leaders such as France’s Emmanuel Macron and Germany’s Angela Merkel has slipped, while Britain’s Theresa May is preoccupied with delivering Brexit. There are also continuing doubts about the state of democracy in several countries in central and eastern Europe. All this would certainly have given Nico Colchester, one of the finest reporters on European affairs of his generation, plenty to write about in his original and inimitable way, which included such ideas as a Mars Bar index and the division of countries and their leaders into the “crunchy” and the “soggy”.

In yet another momentous year for the European Union, here is your chance to emulate Nico’s successful career by launching yourself into the world of journalism at two of the world’s most global and well-respected news organisations.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Economist Nico Colchester Journalismnico-colchester-fellowship-for-young-european-journalists Fellowships 2019

Application Deadline: 31st Mar 2019

Launched in the summer of 2018, Young Women in Investmentis an initiative to create awareness about, instill interest in and enable women to view the investment management industry as a viable long-term career option.

The rapid growth of the investment industry in emerging markets like India, provides a good opportunity for women to pursue an invigorating and productive career in the industry. The initiative is also an attempt to empower young women, looking to start a career, better understand the current flexibility within the industry and to address traditional concerns such as that the finance industry disproportionately rewards those that work long and inflexible hours.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Women only.
  • Minimum final year undergraduate students.
  • Open to candidates pursuing ANY educational discipline (arts, sciences, commerce, engineering, etc.).
  • Indian citizens ONLY.

Commitment:

CFA Institute ask that you, if selected, commit to the full program – 4 weeks of boot camp, and 3 to 6 months of internship – for you to derive the full benefits and for us to achieve the objectives of this initiative.

Please ONLY apply if you can commit to the entirety of the program – starting from the boot camp from mid-May 2019 to the end of the internships (internship end date would vary between end-September 2019 to end-January 2020).

The 2019 program, for 100 selected eligible women, includes:

1. Boot camp

  • A four weeks intensive boot camp starting in May 2019 (Final dates to be announced).
  • 2 batches of 50 women each.
  • Includes free food and lodging for the duration of the boot camp.
  • Boot camp location will be assigned, candidates will not get to choose the cities.
  • Mix of core finance and business skills related topics to be covered.
  • Venue: In-residence program in Bengaluru and Mumbai.

2. Internship

  • Each participant in the boot camp will be offered a paid internship (for a period of 3 to 6 months) at a reputed financial institution. Subject to background verification.
  • Internship will pay a monthly stipend of Rs. 20,000; all other expenses such as food, stay, travel, etc. during the internship period would be the candidate’s responsibility.
  • Financial institutions offering internships include Edelweiss, Morningstar, SBI Mutual Fund, State Street, and many more.
  • Internship across various cities in India.
  • Internships are assigned, and candidates will not get to choose the firm or location.

3. Community

  • All participants who complete the boot camp and the internship will build lifelong relationships.

Boot Camp:

NOTE: Schedule for 2019 will be shared shortly. Day-wise schedule of 2018 batch for reference here.

Ground rules:

  • Sharp 9:30AM start every day.
  • Tea breaks (15 minutes) in both the morning and afternoon sessions.
  • While Saturdays and Sundays have generally been kept free, Saturdays will be reserve days and some Saturdays will be utilized for sessions, activities, etc.
  • Participants will be divided into “learning teams”, with each learning team consisting of 5 participants – these learning teams will remain for the duration of the boot camp.

Interested applicants can submit their applications starting 30th January 2019. Applicants will be offered a place on the program on a rolling basis. Application window remains open until 100 applicants have been offered a place on the program OR 31st March 2019, whichever is earlier.

The application process is two-fold:

  • Application submission 
  • Video / phone interviews (for shortlisted candidates).

Please spend ample time to carefully read the instructions, spend time on the essays, and submit a complete application. Shortlisting of candidates will be based on the application and profile. Submit your application by emailing apac.ipart@cfainstitute.org with the following:

  • Fully filled up application using the template provided (DOWNLOAD TEMPLATE HERE AND INPUT YOUR ANSWERS DIRECTLY IN THE BOXES IN THE EDITABLE PDF TEMPLATE)
  • One page resume.

Please note the following to complete the application template:

  • Personal details.
  • Essay on “My life story and my definition of success” (250-300 words).
  • Essay on “Why am I an ideal candidate for this program” (250-300 words).
  • Two academic and/or professional references. NOTE: references are people who have worked with you in a professional or academic environment, and should not be friends or family members.

Timeline:

Applications open 30th Jan 2019

Applications close* 31st Mar 2019

Last date for all offers** 20th April 2019

Boot camp start date mid-May 2019

Internship start date On or after 1st July 2019

* Offers will be made on a rolling basis.

** Date of acceptance of offers will be within 2 weeks of receipt.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the CFA Institute 2019 Young Women in Investment

Application Deadline: 25 March 2019.

If you are a student keen to promote EU careers on your university campus then why not apply to become an EU Career Student Ambassador?

As part of the experience, you will be able to:

  • Find out more about EU Career opportunities and promote them to your fellow students
  • Build a fantastic student network across Europe
  • Gain work experience during your studies that will give your CV extra weight
  • Develop your skills in public speaking, marketing and HR
  • Receive a full induction training and coaching throughout the role
  • Access to high-ranking EU officials
  • A reference letter based on your performance

We are looking for motivated, outgoing people with enthusiasm to promote EU Careers in your university.
As a highly regarded employer of top graduates, EU Careers is looking for brand ambassadors at some of Europe’s finest universities.

The EU Careers Ambassadors scheme involves finding innovative ways of promoting the great opportunities the EU institutions have to offer, including through:

  • attending careers fairs, or giving presentations to your fellow students
  • developing university networks and providing information
  • maintaining an active online and social media presence

Requirements

  • Commit at least two hours per week to your Ambassador role
  • Arrange or participate in a minimum of one EU Careers event or presentation
  • Communicate on a regular basis with your EU Careers coordinator
  • Participate in all training offered (online)
  • Keep a log of your activities and report back regularly

​Outside of these minimum requirements it is really up to you to decide how much promotion you can fit in alongside your academic studies and how you promote EU Careers to your fellow students. We are looking for Ambassadors who are creative and can come up with innovative ways of promoting EU Careers!

Role

  • Act as a point of contact for students interested in EU Careers
  • Research target groups and contact university media
  • Set up mailing lists and distribute information on EU Careers through the appropriate channels
  • Give presentations, attend university careers events and find interesting speakers
  • Complete monthly tasks and regularly report back on your activities
  • Manage and regularly monitor a dedicated Facebook page / online presence

How to Apply:

If you are: 

  • Available to take part in our compulsory one day training course in September/October 2019
  • Enrolled and present at the university for the duration of the Ambassador’s post (September 2019 – September 2020)
  • An EU citizen
  • Fluent in English and in one of the languages of the country in which you are studying

You can make an online application between 22 February to 25 March 2019. Please fill in the following form to submit your application.

If you successfully pass the first round, you will be asked to complete an online interview in April 2019. More information on this second phase will be sent to applicants via e-mail.

Please note that the list of participating universities has been established in collaboration with national governments. Currently we are unable to support Ambassadors at other universities and generally we do not change this list. If your university is not on this list, please visit us next year to check the updated list.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the EU Career Student Ambassador

Application Deadline: unspecified

As an intern in Human Resources, you will be responsible for leading organizations through assessment, design, transition, work process improvements or working directly with a function. This is not your typical HR internship – you will have truly meaningful projects to work on.

All our HR roles provide the chance to define your skills, apply them in a professional setting, and have a direct impact on business results. At this internship, your projects will deliver leading edge deep understanding in areas such as employee engagement, benefits, compensation, employee and labor relations, recruiting, training and development.

Benefits:

  • Responsibilities as of Day 1 – you will feel the ownership of your project from the beginning, and you will be given specific projects and responsibilities
  • Continuous coaching – you will work with passionate people and receive both formal training as well as day-to-day mentoring from your manager
  • Dynamic and respectful work environment – employees are at the core, we value every individual and support initiatives, promoting agility and work/life balance

Qualifications

We are looking for Bachelor’s/Master’s students:

  • Who are 1 year away from Graduation (Business/Engineering school/ Universities)
  • Love solving and analyzing problems to build creative solutions.
  • know how to set priorities and deliver what you commit to.
  • Love working in a multicultural and diverse environment.
  • Have the ability to learn on the job in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Good interpersonal skills to persuade, influence and adapt communication style to different situations and individuals.

Just so you know:

  • The duration of our internships is 10 to 12 weeks starting June 2019. As an intern, you’ll receive an internship allowance.
  • We do provide relocation support if your residence is based outside Karachi.
  • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Our mission of Diversity and Inclusion is: “Everyone valued. Everyone included. Everyone performing at their peak”.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the P & G Human Resource Internship

Application Deadline: 27th March, 2019

Do you have an entrepreneurial mind-set with a prototype or minimum viable product (MVP) in the healthcare field? Would you like to validate your prototype or MVP in the market in the form of a competition?

Take part in the InnoStars Awards programme to receive valuable training and mentoring a chance to win cash prizes and exposure to potential investors and partners. The InnoStars Awards programme is intended to support healthcare innovators in realising next steps towards the market, verify the need for the product or service they are developing, and increase the possibility to attract private investment.

Participants in the programme receive mentoring, training at two physical bootcamps, and validation interviews with potential customers, investors and/or partners. The top 15 InnoStars Awards applicants – evaluated by an international expert body – win €20 000 in “smart money” to spend on travel and accommodation, individual mentoring and training.

Those who complete the training are invited to the November pitch contest, where the prizes will be:

  • First place: €25 000
  • Second place: €15 000
  • Third place: €10 000

Requirements:

InnoStars Awards programme is suitable for micro and small enterprises (according to EU SME definition), spin-offs and start-ups that already have a prototype or a MVP, but product/service is not on the market yet (no income). The company must be incorporated/registered before the sub-granting agreement initiation.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the InnoStars Awards programme

Application Deadline: March 29, 2019 (11:59 noon CET).

Every year, 700 students from about 90 nationalities participate as scholarship holders in the European Forum Alpbach. Join smart minds from around the world in a charming Alpine village, immersing yourself in an environment bursting with novel ideas, new ways of thinking and opportunities for making great contacts.

With the Alpbach scholarship programme, young people under 30 can attend this leading interdisciplinary conference and a variety of academic seminars. A basic scholarship covers the participation fee to all events at the European Forum Alpbach. Additional subsidies are available for accommodation and daily allowances.

Requirements:

The grant to participate in the Seminar Week and the Alpbach Symposia is available to international applicants up to the age of 30. We welcome applications from all countries and academic disciplines. Artists and non-graduates are strongly encouraged to apply.

There are special application procedures for Austrian, Chinese and Taiwanese nationals. If you hold one of these passports, you cannot apply through the European Forum Alpbach Foundation. See “Where to apply” for more information.

Former Alpbach scholarship holders are invited to return to the European Forum Alpbach as Seminar Assistants or Alpbach Buddies.

Benefits

A basic scholarship covers the participation fee (EUR 1.400) for the whole duration of the event (14.08.-30.08.2019).

Should you not have sufficient funds to cover the costs of your stay, you can additionally apply for a residence scholarship which covers the accommodation (EUR 30 per day) or a full scholarship providing accommodation (EUR 30 per day) and daily allowances for food (EUR 17 per day). Please indicate in your online application under the point “subsidy” if you would like to apply for a full scholarship or a residence scholarship. In order to do so, you need to explain your financial situation in writing and upload a supporting document, e.g. a student grant. If you do not have such proof, a written statement is sufficient.

Please note that due to the high number of applications full scholarships are provided upon availability and upon needs assessment by the selection committee.

The types of scholarships – basic (participation fee), residence scholarships (participation fee and accommodation), and full (participation fee, accommodation, daily allowances) – that are assigned to finalists cannot be contested.

How to Apply:

You need to apply for a scholarship awarded by the European Forum Alpbach Foundation via our scholarship application platform. Everything that needs to be included in your application is listed in the section “Required documents”. Please read these requirements carefully in order to make sure to submit a complete application. Incomplete applications or applications that reach us via email will not be accepted. Late submission of missing documents will also not be considered.

Please note there are special application procedures for Austrian, Chinese and Taiwanese nationals. If you hold one of these passports, you cannot apply through the European Forum Alpbach online platform.

The European Forum Alpbach scholarship application platform will be open between February 20 and March 29, 2019 (11:59 noon CET).

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the European Forum Alpbach scholarship 2019

WEASA (short for the Warsaw Euro-Atlantic Summer Academy) is a now-annual summer school for mid-career professionals from the Eastern Partnership, the Western Balkans, and Poland. A wide range of policy analysts, experts, advisers, civil servants, NGO professionals, journalists, and journalists have taken part in the academy so far.

WEASA was founded to present the political, social and economic foundations of modern democracies in the European Union and the transatlantic community and further promote the values of freedom, pluralism and peace.

WEASA goes in line with the Eastern Partnership initiative that aims at accelerating political association, deepening economic integration, enhancing mobility of citizens and strengthening sector cooperation between the European Union and the Eastern Europe.

In past years, WEASA looked at a variety of topics – from energy security to regional development. WEASA 2017 looked at how digital technology has transformed our thinking on social, political, economic, and security issues. Consequently, we have decided to focus specifically on digital affairs for the foreseeable future.

Eligibility:

WEASA  is addressed to participants coming from a cross-section of society and specifically from public administration, academia, think-tanks, media and civil society organizations.

WEASA welcome applicants who are citizens and residents of the Eastern Partnership countries and the Western Balkan countries.

We typically look for mid-career professionals (usually those with at least five years of professional experience), who work as policy analysts, experts, advisers, civil servants, journalists, private sector specialists and in NGOs and are interested in WEASA related topics.

Dates and location:

WEASA  is held annually in July . It is hosted by the Natolin Campus of the College of Europe (Warsaw, Poland).

 Language:

All WEASA sessions are held in English.

Expenses:

The Founders cover all reasonable travel expenses and provide board and lodging for all WEASA participants.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Warsaw Euro-Atlantic Summer Academy 2019

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is one of the fastest growing sectors today, it’s no surprise that the global market is in dire need of qualified programmers, software, and web developers. As well as other digital and technology experts.

To address this challenge and ensure the development of the local business and economy, we have initiated Orange Jordan Coding Academy program.

  • The courses in our academy are fully free of charge, designed to help job seekers and those who are interested in digital technology, but are unable to pursue a higher education.
  • Our academy, certified by Simplon.co, offers various 6-months intensive courses, plus 1-month of internship.
  • Our academy is open to anyone who is eager to learn and pursue their dream.

Academy Objectives

You will:

  • Improve your communication skills.
  • Enhance your skills in web development and mobile applications and creating new ideas.
  • Sharpen your soft skills, and enhance your self-confidence and business.
  • Fortify your programming knowledge and increase your knowledge in everything new in the world of technology .
  • Jump-start your career and shape your future in the best way possible.
  • Develop your overall capabilities and open doors to new opportunities in your life.

Terms of Application:

– Age must be between 18-30 years.
– The applicant is not committed to any job and is not a student in any educational institution.
– The applicant should commit full-time for 7 months. (the training is expected to start from April 2019)

For any inquiry, send Coding Academy an email codingacademy@orange.com

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Orange Jordan Coding Academy Program 2019

Application Deadline: March 11, 2019

HUAWEI CLOUD provides a one-stop AI development platform Model Arts to support Huawei’s full-stack, all-scenario AI strategy. We also set up an AI Developer Enablement Program to foster collaboration with developers, partners, universities, and research institutions, with the ultimate goal of making AI more inclusive.

The HUAWEI CLOUD AI Developer Contest for Hong Kong University Students 2019 is the first such program launched in Hong Kong to help improve university students’ skills applying AI to realize their ideas through development. Winners will receive HUAWEI Mate 20 mobile phones and will be eligible to apply for internships at the HUAWEI CLOUD AI lab.

AWARD

HUAWEI CLOUD provides a one-stop AI development platform Model Arts to support Huawei’s full-stack, all-scenario AI strategy.

We also set up an AI Developer Enablement Program to foster collaboration with developers, partners, universities, and research institutions, with the ultimate goal of making AI more inclusive.

The HUAWEI CLOUD AI Developer Contest for Hong Kong University Students 2019 is the first such program launched in Hong Kong to help improve university students’ skills applying AI to realize their ideas through development.

Winners will receive HUAWEI Mate 20 mobile phones and will be eligible to apply for internships at the HUAWEI CLOUD AI lab.

timeline

Schedule

11 A.M., February 15, 2019

Registration deadline

March 11, 2019

Project submission deadline

March 19, 2019 at the HUAWEI CLOUD Summit 2019 Hong Kong

Results announcement and awards ceremony

February 15, 2019

Challenge start date

March 14, 2019

Presentation

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2019 HUAWEI CLOUD AI Developer Contest for University Students

Application Deadline: April 1st 2019

The Google News Initiative Fellowship connects students who want to explore the intersection between journalism and technology with news organisations.

The successful candidates will kick off their careers in the news industry by spending their summer working with experts in newsrooms and creating a professional network.

In 2019 the European Journalism Centre offers 40 fellowship placements in 11 European countries. The GNI Fellowship is funded by the Google News Initiative and is also available worldwide.

Requirements:

The GNI Fellowship is for students who are enrolled in or accepted for an accredited higher education institution in the same country as their newsroom of choice; or if they are from the country where the newsroom is based. This includes undergraduate, master, and PhD students.

We accept both full-time and part-time students, as long as the candidate is enrolled in an accredited higher education institution as of 1 January 2019. It is the individual student’s responsibility to ensure that he or she is legally permitted to work in the country where he or she applies.

You may only apply to one organisation.

Benefits:

The Google News Initiative Fellowship offers paid summer placements to journalism, technology or design students who want to gain valuable work experience and build lifelong contacts. This is a unique opportunity that can allow you to kick-start a career in the news industry.

Fellows will be able to learn from experts and connect with other students from across Europe. Depending on the needs of each newsroom, our fellows will research and write stories, contribute to open source data projects, create visuals and interactives, and look into data to accurately frame public debate.

The European Journalism Centre is delivering the GNI Fellowship in the EU and Google News Initiative is funding the programme.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Google News Initiative Fellowship 2019

Application Deadline: 25 February 2019 5 pm GMT.

Applications to attend a youth conference in Malaysia are now open.

The Commonwealth Secretariat and the Royal Commonwealth Society will host a four-day Commonwealth Youth Dialogue Conference: Youth Workshop on International Peace and Security and Building Community Resilience from the Ground Up, in Kuala Lumpur from 2-5 April 2019. The conference aims to build the capacity of emerging young leaders to bridge communities, lead action and prevent violent extremism through dialogue.

Young people at the conference will take part in interactive workshops on community cohesion, active citizenship, leadership, digital literacy and preventing violent extremism. The event also includes a day-long simulation of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) where debates will focus on international peace and security.

The programme will enable young people to better understand social change through democratic institutions and appreciate the views of others locally and globally.

Participants will gain a better understanding of their role as actors to prevent and counter violent extremism through informal and creative means. Following the summit, they will be expected to deliver future youth-led activities for their peers to help counter violent radicalisation.

For applicants:

  • you must be 18-22 years old;
  • you must a citizen and resident of Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka or Singapore;
  • you must have an interest in peacebuilding and have some prior experience of participating in social action projects;
  • all expenses will be paid including travel and accommodation.

This programme is to build the capacity of would-be young advocates and is not suitable for experts in the field.

If you would like to be considered as an applicant, please download the application form below and submit it before 25 February 2019 5 pm GMT.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Commonwealth Youth Dialogue Conference:Youth Workshop on International Peace and Security

Application Deadline: 14 March 2019.

The Representative Office of Ireland in Palestine is now accepting applications for the newly-created Ireland-Palestine Scholarship Programme (IPSP), which offers full scholarships for postgraduate study in Ireland for the 2019-2020 academic year.  

The IPSP is part of Ireland’s programme of assistance for Palestine, which supports the search for a lasting and just political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This programme reflects Ireland’s longstanding commitment to the development of a viable, sovereign Palestinian state, as part of a two-state solution. Development of the education sector in Palestine has been a long-standing focus area for Ireland in Palestine. The IPSP aims to further broaden Ireland’s support for educational opportunities available to Palestinians. 

The IPSP supports students from Palestine to undertake one-year Master’s-level studies in Ireland. Application forms and the course directory for the IPSP can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. The deadline for applications is 14 March 2019. Shortlisted candidates can be expected to be called for interviews and language testing exams in the first week of April 2019.

Application forms must be completed electronically in full, printed and signed and delivered by hand to either of the below addresses: 

In order to be eligible for the IPSP, candidates must be: 

  • a Palestinian resident of the occupied Palestinian territory;
  • have identified and selected two relevant courses from the Ireland-Palestine Scholarship Programme Directory of Eligible Postgraduate Courses (see below); 
  • hold a Bachelor’s level qualification from an accredited institution with a minimum grade point average of 75% or 2.67 (or equivalent standard);
  • have achieved the necessary academic standard to be accepted onto their chosen Master’s degree course in a higher education institution in Ireland (refer to the rough table of equivalency in the Ireland-Palestine Directory of Postgraduate Courses);
  • be applying to commence a new qualification and not be seeking funding for a course they have already commenced or which will begin before scholarship awards have been notified;
  • not already hold a qualification at Master’s degree level or higher;
  • be able to take up the scholarship in the academic year 2019/2020;
  • submit with their application a valid English language proficiency score report with a minimum score of 6.5 on IELTS, or 550 on Institutional Testing Program (ITP), or 80 on Internet-based TOEFL (iBT).

*Please note that prior professional working experience is not a requirement.

  • Application form can be downloaded by clicking HERE
  • IPSP Directory of Eligible Postgraduate Courses can be downloaded by clicking HERE.

Application forms must be completed electronically in full, printed and signed and delivered by hand to either of the below addresses:

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Ireland-Palestine Scholarship Programme 2019

Application Deadline: 11 Mar 2019

The UK’s relationship with the rest of the world has rarely been so complex – or so interesting. Across the globe, the UK faces both challenges and opportunities. The FCO has teams working on everything from crisis in Syria, to helping British nationals in distress overseas, to creating new opportunities for British business, particularly in the fast growing economies, as well as managing a global network of posts overseas.

This is a unique opportunity to be right at the heart of the FCO’s work and to understand what it takes to run an effective global organisation. You will participate fully in the work of the FCO department into which you are placed and have an opportunity to influence how policy is made and delivered.

All the placements offer an in-depth insight into the work of the host FCO department and plenty of opportunity to learn more about, and experience, the wider FCO. No two placements are the same, and could be in any of the following departments:

• Geographical – Polar Regions, Western Balkans, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, East and West Africa
• Policy Themed – Economics, Defence Strategy, Cyber Engagement, EU Strategy, Climate Change and Environment, Human Rights, Counter Terrorism
• Customer Services – Consular, Parliamentary, Protocol, Crisis and Disaster Management
• Corporate – Internal and External Communications, Security, Human Resources, Press, Procurement

Please see the two ‘Day in the life of a Graduate Intern’ within the attached candidate pack for examples of the type of work you can expect to be involved in.

You will be part of a friendly and supportive team, where everyone is committed to diversity and encouraged to seek out development opportunities. Roles will allow successful candidates to develop their skills in relation to the Civil Service Success Profiles framework. You will be given a wide range of support, along with plenty of opportunities to learn about FCO work outside of your specific role. This may be through participating in Learning and Development (L&D) events and using FCO and Civil Service L&D tools. You may also have the opportunity to complete parts of the Diplomatic Academy Syllabus.

The type of placements we offer are suitable for those looking for general FCO work experience and NOT specific career related experience or experience relevant to ongoing academic studies. We carefully select suitable Internship placements from across the organisation in a range of roles offered by all our Directorates. Individuals are assigned to a Department for the duration of their Internship and we do not offer the option for Interns to select a placement or request a preference for a particular area of work for their Internship.

• These Internships offer an insight into working in the FCO and valuable experience for future job applications.
• All Internships are expected to end in May/June 2020, depending on an Intern’s start date in 2019. Successful candidate’s indicative start date is August/September as an exact start date is dependent on candidates completing their pre-appointment checks and security clearance.

Please read the attached Candidate Pack in full for further information on the roles and responsibilities, minimum criteria required and details of the internship. The Candidate Pack also explains the selection process and notes what applicants will be assessed on at the first sift and at interview.

We want to encourage applications from the most talented people from all backgrounds.

Please note that the FCO carries out name-blind (anonymised) recruitment to help build a more diverse and inclusive workplace.

Qualifications

A Graduate with at least a 2:2 degree (first degree). For those graduating in 2019, we will need evidence of your predicted grade. If your degree was awarded by a non British university you must provide satisfactory evidence that it equates to a British degree, i.e. via NARIC. It is also essential that you provide evidence of your qualifications if called to interview.

Behaviours

We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Delivering at Pace
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Working Together
  • Managing a Quality Service

Technical skills

We’ll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Motivation & personal development

Benefits

Pensions

Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the FCO Graduate Internship Scheme 2019

Application Deadline: 15th March 2019

Climate Tracker in Cooperation with the OeAD-Housing Office will be training young people on journalism and communication in a workshop in Vienna the 17th and 18th of April. The best two participants coming out of the workshop will get a scholarship for the prestigious Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems Summer University or the Green Building Solutions Summer University, both to be held in Vienna this summer.

In a world where people doubt if climate change is real and fake news is the new normal, scientists and experts are more and more taking a step further and wanting to learn how to communicate their work.

Doing research, coming up with new innovative ideas, or being an expert in your area is as important as being able to communicate it effectively to a general audience. For example, the IPCC, the biggest scientific body on climate change, has ramped up its efforts in the last years to communicate climate science more clearly and has given tips to scientists who do so.

If you feel that this is something you would like to learn – then you are in the right place!

To participate in the Climate Tracker workshop that will be held in Vienna the 17th and 18th of April, you have to write and publish an article before the 15th March about alternative economic systems or green building solutions.

Up to 20 people will be selected to participate in the workshop and develop their skills as communicators. The 2 best participants will receive a scholarship to the two summer schools in Vienna.

Requirements

To participate in our competition and win a place in the Climate Tracker workshop, you have to write an article  about one of these 2 topics::

Alternative Economic Systems: for example, you could write about a working example of an alternative currency, a degrowth practise, cooperatives, or how to incorporate nature in economics.

Green Building Solutions: for example, on good initiatives of urban planning or passive housing, benefits of green roofs and walls, or renewable energy in buildings.

Then you have to publish the article before the 15th March in media in your country or region. It can be a newspaper, a magazine, an online news site, a blog etc. Once your article is published, you have to submit the link to us through our app.

Climate Tracker will revise the articles submitted through the app, give you feedback and tips, and select the best writers.

Prize

If you are amongst the selected for the Climate Tracker workshop, you will be invited to participate in the 2-day training. You will have to pay a fee of 50 EUR which includes light refreshments. Transportation to Vienna or accommodation in Vienna are not provided, although we will help facilitate it.

After the workshop, you will be asked to write a second article, which will be also rated. If you are one of the 2 winners of the final scholarships, here what the AEMS scholarship covers and here what the GBS scholarship covers.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Climate Tracker journalism workshop 2019

Application Deadline: April 30th 2019

The CEI Fellowship for Writers in Residence is an award aimed at encouraging cross-border cooperation and promotion in the field of literature for young writers from non-EU CEI countries (Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and Ukraine). The winner will receive a cash award of 5,000 EUR for a three-month residence permit in any CEI Member State of the candidate’s choice. During this period, the selected author will work on the literary project he/she proposed in the application.
Since 2006, the CEI Executive Secretariat has presented the CEI Fellowship for Writers in Residence – in cooperation with the Slovene’s Writers Association  – as part of the Vilenica International Festival.

Eligible applicants: writers under 35 years of age.

Requirements:

Applicants eligible for the fellowship are writers from all genres under 35 (born after 1984 -from 1 January 1985onwards )from CEI Member States, which are not part of the European Union (Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and Ukraine).
Application guidelines

The deadline for applications is 30 April 2019.

Applications must be received in a pdf file bye-mail.

The committee will consider entries sent on or before30 April 2019.Applications must be sent to the following e-mail address:info@vilenica.si

The application must include the following obligatory enclosures:

1.A filled in registration form (find attached).
2.A biography of the applicant in English (max. 1800 characters without spaces).
3.Copy of a valid ID or passport with the visible date and place of birth, and the citizenship of the applicant.
4.A bibliography of the applicant in English (max. 3600 characters without spaces).
5.A description in English of the project to be undertaken during the three-month residence (2000 –4500 characters without spaces). The project must be a literary work(all genres and themes), not a research project.
6.Scan of original signed letter of recommendation in English (max. 1800 characters without spaces, letters without the original signature will not be considered)

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2019 CEI Fellowship for Writers in Residence

Application Deadline:  27 February 2019, 11:59 pm CET.

In the context of the European Media Literacy Week, the European Commission is opening a call for applications from inspiring and/or impactful projects in the field of media literacy. The seven best applicants will be invited to Brussels to compete for three Awards at the high-level conference of the European Media Literacy Week, which will be hosted by Commissioner Mariya Gabriel on 19 March 2019.

Selection process

The application form for the Media Literacy Awards is downloadable. Please submit your application to the e-mail address indicated on the form by 27 February 2019, 11:59 pm CET. Please read the privacy statement on how we process your data.

The eligibility criteria for media literacy projects to be able to compete for the Awards are the following:

  • The main focus of the project is promotion of media literacy (as defined by Recital 59 of the revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive) in one or more European countries.
  • Applicants must be established (in the case of organisations) or be citizens or residents (in the case of individuals) of at least one EU Member State, EEA/EFTA Member State or EU Candidate Country.
  • Projects in any of the EU’s official languages will be eligible. However, the application form must be completed in the English language only.
  • There are no specific requirements for the format or length of resources, programmes or campaigns, but the project is required to have been undertaken in the last two years (after 1 January 2017).

Eligible projects will be evaluated against the following selection criteria:

  • Originality and innovation: how innovative is the media literacy project compared to other initiatives in the field?
  • Impact and scalability: the (potential) impact on the intended target groups and the potential of the project to be scaled up to address a wider audience.
  • Clarity of presentation: the description is clear and easy to understand.

The Awards

The top seven selected applicants will be invited to pitch their projects in front of a jury consisting of experts and Commission representatives on 19 March 2019 in Brussels at the high-level conference of the European Media Literacy Week. Transportation and accommodation costs linked to the participation in the conference on 19 March 2019 will be covered by the organisers for one representative per selected finalist.

At the end of the conference the Commission will honour the most interesting projects by handing out three Media Literacy Awards, one in each of the following categories:

  • Award for the most innovative media literacy project
  • Award for the most educative media literacy project
  • Award for the media literacy project with the greatest European potential

Timeline

Applications can be submitted from now until 27 February 2019, 11:59 pm CET.

The seven selected projects will be contacted via e-mail by 5 March 2019. Please note that only projects selected as finalists will be contacted.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Media Literacy Awards 2019

Application Deadline: Friday February 22nd 2019 at 23h59

The EU Youth Dialogue is a European Process that enables young Europeans to discuss actual themes with policy makers and to take an influential role on European Youth Policy. The overarching themes and objectives for the EU Youth Dialogue are defined by the EU Youth Ministers while National Working Groups (NWGs) advocate the youth dialogue, organize national consultations and activities in order to involve young people actively in the process.

The theme for the ongoing 7th cycle is “Creating opportunities for youth”, based on the Youth Goals ( youthgoals.eu) that is the priority theme of the Trio Presidency consisting of Romania, Finland and Croatia. During the whole cycle (2019 – 2020) the Youth Delegates together with the National Youth Council (CGJL) are the link between the NWGs and the European Youth Forum (YFJ). Therefore the Luxembourg National Working Group is looking for 2 Youth Delegates for the EU Youth Dialogue that will take place between January 2019 and July 2020.

PROFILE

Aged between 16 and 26, resident in Luxembourg
Very good English skills (written and spoken)
Enough free time to attend National Working Group meetings, every 4-6 weeks

Interest in taking an active role in promoting the Youth Goals, shaping (European)Youth Policy and their implementation in Luxembourg

Attend EU Youth Conference (EUYC) and briefings:March 16th 10h00-15h00: Briefing EU Youth Dialogue and EUYC Romania
March 25th-28th: EUYC Romania

July 1st- 3rd: EUYC Finland
March 2020: EUYC Croatia

HOW TO APPLY

Send us a short CV and Motivation Letter stating why you would like to become a Youth Delegate and what your experiences have been representing other Young People’s voice.Make a short introduction video (2-5 minutes) of yourself in ENGLISH explaining who you are, what motivates you to take part in EU Youth Dialogue and what causes you want to defend at a EU-Policy-Making-Level.

Please use the following link to our official form: bit.ly/EUYD1920
Deadline: February 22nd 2019 Selection will take place on February 25th 2019

CONTACT

For further questions about EU Youth Dialogue please feel free to contact the National Youth Council: mike.dewaha@cgjl.lu | +352406090-331

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the European Youth Delegate Luxembourg 2019-2020

Application Deadline: March 15th 2019

My country, our world in 2030

Assuming that Europe’s future will involve both an increasing need for integration and increasing levels of importance being ascribed to national, regional, confessional, and various other social identities, dialogue and exchange will be just as crucial for inner-European relations as they are for relationships between Europeans and non-Europeans. The ‘My country, our world in 2030’ essay competition, organised in the context of the May 2019 European elections, is an opportunity for students and young people to provide insights on how they see the future of both their country and Europe more broadly. Some of the leading questions are:

  1. How do you think your country will be governed and how will it be positioned in the European and global economic and political scene in 2030?
  2. What are the main developments that will characterise your country and Europe in the future?
  3. What do you think the words ‘world’, ‘Europe’, and ‘country’ will mean to you more than a decade from now?

Requirements:

  • The essay competition is open to all young people, from Council of Europe and CIS countries, up to the age of 27.
  • Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant and by submitting you are confirming that the work is your own and does not make any copyright infringements. Any evidence to the contrary will result in immediate disqualification. Please take a look at the anti-plagiarism guidelines on the website.
  • Only one entry per applicant is allowed.
  • Entries should be submitted via email, in MS Word format, and in the English language, with a length up to a maximum of 5,000 words (including footnotes).
  • The essays should not contain more than two graphs, charts, or photos, with copyright secured and stated.
  • Authors should use 12pt font (any font), black, double-line spaced (i.e., a blank line space between each line), with pages numbered at the centre of the bottom of each page.
  • Authors should use either the MLA or the Chicago citation style.

Awards:

The presentation of the award will take place in Berlin in June 2019

  • ‘Best essay’ prize – full scholarship for a summer school of your choice!
  • ‘Best essays’ under 18, under 23 and under 27 – laptops and iPhones!
  • Attendance at the 2019 Rhodes Forum in Greece, October 11-12, 2019 – a unique opportunity to speak at an international event!
  • The Guerrand-Hermes Foundation for Peace Prize – your chance to participate at the International Spirit of Humanity Forum!
  • Attend and present your work at the Rising Peace Forum 2019 in Coventry, United Kingdom!
  • ‘The Russian-Armenian University Prize for the Best Essay from Armenia’ – a mystery prize!

“Best essay” prize –  full scholarship for a Summer School of your CHOICE!
This prize is offered to the winner of the best essay from overall entries, at the end of the two selection rounds. The award is represented by funding the participation at a summer school of participant’s choice. The summer school should take place in a European/Council of Europe country and should be no longer than 3 weeks and up to a 3000EUR value. Should the recipient not be able to attend, the prize will be reported for the following year. There will be no monetary equivalent paid instead.
DOC will cover the fee adjacent to the summer school, the accommodation and the travel.

“Best essays” under 18, under 23 and under 27 – competition among the best! First prize winners in these categories will each receive a laptop.
The runner up in each category will receive an iPhone.
The ceremony is planned for June 2019 in Berlin, subject to logistic changes. The prizes will be awarded no later than 14 days after the Ceremony.

Attendance at the 2019 Rhodes Forum in Greece, October 11-12, 2019 – a unique opportunity to speak at an international event!
DOC will host the winners of the Essay competition and they will be invited to speak in front of a high-level, international audience. DOC will cover the fee, accommodation and travel.

The Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace Prize – Your chance to be the speaker at an international Forum!
The Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace Prize will be inviting the author of the best essay to speak at the Spirit of Humanity Forum to be held on 30th May – 1st June 2019

Attend and present your work at the Rising Peace Forum 2019 in Coventry, United Kingdom!
The winners will be invited to attend and present their work at the Rising Global Peace Forum, 13-14 November 2019, which will take place in Coventry, the City of Peace and Reconciliation and the 2021 UK City of Culture. The award includes coverage of transportation and accommodation.

The Russian-Armenian University Prize for the Best Essay from Armenia!
The Russian-Armenian University will sponsor a special prize for the best essay written by an Armenian national.

  • The authors of the best five selected essays will be invited to present their papers at a public event hosted by the DOC in Berlin, as well as at the 2019 DOC Rhodes Forum in the presence of heads of state and government and other high-level guests.
  • The winners will be invited to attend and present their work at the Rising Peace Forum in Coventry, United Kingdom.
  • They can participate in a summer school program of their choice in any European country. The award includes flights and
    accommodation.
  • Our partners prepare many other surprise awards for the winners of the competition!

How to Participate

  • Please send your essay by Midnight 15 March 2019, your local time, which will be the official closing date. All applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered.
  • Entries submitted must include a cover page indicating (1) your essay title; (2) your name; (3) address; (4) phone number; (5) email; (6) nationality; (7) age; (8) gender; (9) school/university name (if applicable); (10) word count.
  • The email for submissions is: essay2019@doc-research.org

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the My country, our world in 2030’ Essay Contest 2019

Application Deadline: 7 March 2019, 23:59 CET.

The Social Innovation Tournament recognises and supports the best European social entrepreneurs. It is organised in a different country every year to reward and sponsor European entrepreneurs whose primary purpose is to generate a social, ethical or environmental impact.

All projects compete for the General Category and Special Category 1st and 2nd Prizes of EUR 50 000 and EUR 20 000 respectively. In 2019, the Special Category Prizes will go to projects focusing on sustainable consumption and sustainable production (including circular economy).  Projects also compete for a residency at IRIS (Incubadora Regional de Inovação Social). Two projects will be selected to attend INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship programme in Fontainebleau, France.

The prizes are awarded by a jury of specialists from the academic and business worlds.

Projects are typically related to combating unemployment, marginalisation of disadvantaged communities and promoting access to education in a wide range of fields, from education and health care to the natural or urban environment, using new technologies, new systems, and new processes.

The tournament runs in two rounds. A selection committee, comprised mainly of EIB Group experts in innovation, the environment, and other relevant disciplines, selects 15 finalists. The finalists are invited to a mentoring bootcamp to provide them with the necessary guidance to finalise their proposals. At the final event, all the finalists have to present and defend their project to a jury of social innovation specialists.

This year’s Social Innovation Tournament will take place in Dublin, Ireland.

Finalists from all SIT editions become members of the SIT Alumni Network and benefit from numerous training opportunities such as applying to attend an SIT Impact Bootcamp, a full-time executive training course focused on scaling, pitching and engagement with investors, join innovation grants programme, participate in conferences around Europe and network with investors, venture philanthropists and foundations who can help their project to scale. Furthermore, to explore synergies and complementarities with the growing community of social entrepreneurs supported by the Institute through the SIT, the Institute is supporting the first social incubator in the North of Portugal (Amarante).

If you have any questions, please email institute@eib.org.

Rules for applicants

Key dates & deadlines

Frequently Asked Questions

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the European Investment Bank Institute Social Innovation Tournament 2019

Application Deadline: February 28th 2019

Take part in the European Solidarity Corps Contest and have a chance to win a European Solidarity Corps promotion kit. The central question of our contest in the third round is:

What is your magic European Solidarity Corps moment, when working with elderly?

How can you share your photo?

  1. You are registered on the European Solidarity Corps Portal on the European Youth Portal
  2. Login with your credentials
  3. Upload up to 5 pictures and give a brief explanation of the picture, why it represents your magic moment with elderly
  4. Make sure that you have the consent of all the people in the photo
  5. Please note that we are looking for photos to represent ideals, values and the true spirit of the European Solidarity Corps.

The contest is only open to young people between 18 and 31 registered on the European Solidarity Corps Portal who have already experienced a volunteering activity.

Up to five monthly winners will receive a European Solidarity Corps promotion kit. In addition, a single picture of the month will be selected as the winner of the month. The person, who submits the winning photo of the month, will be invited to European Youth Week in Brussels (29th – 30th April 2019). Join around 800 young people for an amazing time at the European Youth Week in Brussels. The programme will soon be displayed on the European Youth Portal.

Show us what you have explored and experienced during your European Solidarity Corps activity and you could be one of the lucky winners!

The third round of the #EUSolidarityCorps Photo Contest opens on 1st February 2019!

Round 3 – February 2019 – “working with the elderly” 

Round 4 – March 2019 – “working with children / young people”

Round 5 – April 2019 – “working with disabled people”

Round 6 – May 2019 – “disaster prevention and recovery”

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the EUSolidarityCorps Photo Contest 2019

Application Deadline: March 27th 2019

In the 2019 EIT Health Start-ups Meet Pharma programme, teams of graduate students, post-docs and professionals are challenged to develop innovative chronic care solutions that go “beyond the pill”, with support from key pharma partners in Europe.

In the 2019 EIT Health Start-ups Meet Pharma programme, teams of graduate students, post-docs and professionals are challenged to develop innovative chronic care solutions that go “beyond the pill”, with support from key pharma partners in Europe.

The programme

Start-ups that are developing digital solutions with an impact on both the pharmaceutical industry and patients are invited to tackle challenges set by top pharma partners. In 2019, five challenges, described in detail in this document, have been released in collaboration with Amgen, Bayer, Ferrer, Johnson & Johnson, and UCB Biosciences:

1. Providing the right diagnosis at the right point in time – Rheumatoid Arthritis:

Partners: Amgen Tech Hub; Amgen Amgevita Brand.

Areas: Chronic Inflammatory disease; Rheumatoid Arthritis

2.  Telemedicine based patient support program:

Partner: Bayer AG.

Areas: Women’s Health, Cardiology, Oncology, Hematology, Ophthalmology, Pulmonology.

3. Parkinson’s Disease – How to improve the management of “wearing-off” motor episodes (dyskinesias, dystonias); including freezing episodes:

Partner: Ferrer.

Area: Parkinson’s Disease.

4. Creating a Biomarker Measurement Platform:

Partner: Johnson & Johnson World Without Disease.

Areas: Disease agnostic but focusing on Disease Prevention and Interception with positive and negative prediction models.

5. The measurement of skin health in the assessment of treatment efficacy and ability to predict flares for conditions such as atopic dermatitis and chronic spontaneous urticaria currently relies on direct clinical observation which can be subject to variability and subjectivity:

Partners: UCB, Immunology Patient Value Units and Translational Medicine Departments.

Areas: Atopic Dermatitis and Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria.

See this document for more detail on the challenges.

teams of graduate students, post-docs and professionals are challenged to develop innovative chronic care solutions that go “beyond the pill”, with support from key pharma partners in Europe.

The programme

Start-ups that are developing digital solutions with an impact on both the pharmaceutical industry and patients are invited to tackle challenges set by top pharma partners. In 2019, five challenges, described in detail in this document, have been released in collaboration with Amgen, Bayer, Ferrer, Johnson & Johnson, and UCB Biosciences:

1. Providing the right diagnosis at the right point in time – Rheumatoid Arthritis:

Partners: Amgen Tech Hub; Amgen Amgevita Brand.

Areas: Chronic Inflammatory disease; Rheumatoid Arthritis

2.  Telemedicine based patient support program:

Partner: Bayer AG.

Areas: Women’s Health, Cardiology, Oncology, Hematology, Ophthalmology, Pulmonology.

3. Parkinson’s Disease – How to improve the management of “wearing-off” motor episodes (dyskinesias, dystonias); including freezing episodes:

Partner: Ferrer.

Area: Parkinson’s Disease.

4. Creating a Biomarker Measurement Platform:

Partner: Johnson & Johnson World Without Disease.

Areas: Disease agnostic but focusing on Disease Prevention and Interception with positive and negative prediction models.

5. The measurement of skin health in the assessment of treatment efficacy and ability to predict flares for conditions such as atopic dermatitis and chronic spontaneous urticaria currently relies on direct clinical observation which can be subject to variability and subjectivity:

Partners: UCB, Immunology Patient Value Units and Translational Medicine Departments.

Areas: Atopic Dermatitis and Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria.

See this document for more detail on the challenges.

Requirements:

The ideal team profile features a combination of skills, such as business-lead and product-development-lead. Selection of teams is based on the quality of the business idea, their fit for the selected challenge and the team’s motivation and level of commitment.

Requirements:

  • Ambition, drive and commitment to fulfil a dream and build a leading company around an innovative idea with a potentially scalable business model.
  • Attendance of at least two team members at all sessions and workshops for the duration of the programme.
  • Willingness to interview at least 100 stakeholders about a business idea.

Benefits

If chosen for the 2019 EIT Health Start-ups Meet Pharma, you will receive training with a commercial value equivalent to approximately €15 000. Additionally, you will receive a financial grant to help support you in travel and other associated costs incurred during the programme of max €10 000. The funding is allocated by the programme and is intended to support two-to-three team members. Generally, Start-ups Meet Pharma accepts 10-to-15 teams within one programme.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2019 EIT Health Start-ups Meet Pharma programme

Application Deadline: 19 April 2019

Yunus Centre is currently accepting applications for candidates to participate in the One Young World 2019 Summit in London, the United Kingdom from 22 – 25 October.

10 selected candidates from Bangladesh will have the golden opportunity to accompany Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus as a member of his delegation.

Requirements:

They are looking for young Bangladeshi leaders with a passion for global issues and a track record of making a significant impact. The candidates should be engaged in social entrepreneurship and demonstrate an understanding of local/global issues and a commitment to affecting positive change. The applicant should be proficient in the use of the English language, both written and oral.

Most delegates are between the age of 18 and 30. The One Young World team will consider applications from those who are older than 30, pending demonstration of appropriate personal impact, initiative, and willingness to engage. We are not able to accept applications from those who will be aged under 18 at the time of the Summit.

How to apply:

Submit a CV and motivation letter here.

Selected candidates will need to take part in a written test and interview.

More information available here. For any queries, please contact Urmee Hossain at urmee@yunuscentre.org.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Yunus Centre Professor Muhammad Yunus Scholarship

Application Deadline: Varying

Mercatus Center Academic & Student Programs is now accepting applications for the 2019 – 2020 academic year. We offer five graduate programs and one undergraduate program for students interested in political economy and public policy. Apply to one of our programs today for an opportunity to enhance your studies and get practical experience applying the economic way of thinking to current academic and policy questions!

The PhD Fellowship is a full-time, competitive fellowship program for students pursuing a doctoral degree in economics at George Mason University. It includes full tuition support, a stipend, and experience as a research assistant working closely with Mercatus-affiliated Mason faculty. It is a total award of up to $200,000(over five years). 

The MA Fellowship is a two-year, competitive, full-time fellowship program for students pursuing a master’s degree in economics at George Mason University who are interested in pursuing careers in public policy. It includes full tuition support, a stipend, and practical experience as a research assistant working with Mercatus policy scholars. It is a total award of up to $80,000 over two years. The application deadline is February 15, 2019.

The Adam Smith Fellowship is a one-year, competitive fellowship for graduate students attending PhD programs at any university and in any discipline. Smith Fellows receive a stipend and attend colloquia on the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy. It is a total award of up to $10,000 for the year. The application deadline is March 1, 2019.

The Frédéric Bastiat Fellowship is awarded to graduate students attending master’s, juris doctoral, and doctoral programs at any university and in a variety of fields including economics, law, political science, and public policy. Bastiat Fellows receive a stipend and attend colloquia on public policy. It is a total award of up to $5,000 for the year. The application deadline is March 15, 2019.

The Oskar Morgenstern Fellowship is a one-year, competitive fellowship program awarded to graduate students with training in quantitative methods who are attending PhD programs from any university in a variety of fields including economics, political science and sociology. It is a total award of up to $7,000 for the year. The application deadline is March 15, 2019.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Mercatus Center Academic & Student Programs 2019

Application Deadline: February 15, 2019

From conflicts to natural disasters, humanitarian agencies are at the forefront of providing life-saving aid to populations in need. Negotiating access to these populations and ensuring that aid is delivered in a manner that respects humanitarian norms and international law is no easy task. This work requires strong leadership and strategic vision. Yet, few humanitarian professionals have access to leadership training programs.

That’s why Concern Worldwide, in consortium with International Medical Corps (IMC) and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) and with technical support from Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health developed the National NGO Program on Humanitarian Leadership (NNPHL), formerly called the Program on Humanitarian Leadership (PHL). The program, funded by the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) and launched in 2016, utilizes innovative pedagogies to combine a rigorous academic curriculum with practical experiential learning including mentorship and individual assignments.

Eligibility Requirements

NNPHL is designed for exemplary, mid-level career humanitarian professionals working for non-governmental or community-based organizations in humanitarian settings. All participants of NNPHL will meet a standard set of minimum requirements:

  • Must have a demonstrated interest in pursuing leadership roles in the humanitarian sector
  • Must be able to speak, read, and write English with proficiency
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree or a comparable academic or professional qualification
  • Must be available to participate in the course which begins April 2019 and will conclude in October 2019. (including the in-person training, distance learning and experiential learning)
  • Must have the permission of your employer to participate in all aspects of the program
  • Must have reached a mid-level position in a non-governmental or community-based organization
  • Experience in at least one or more humanitarian emergency situations
  • Must aspire to take on leadership roles in and have a commitment to the humanitarian sector
  • Must have a passport that is valid for at least six months after the date of the in-person training course
  • Must not be enrolled or actively participating in a Master’s Degree program of PhD program during the time of the training course

Since the program began, NNPHL has received more than 3,000 applications and trained 99 humanitarian professionals from more than 40 countries.  With additional funding from OFDA, NNPHL will expand the program and host four regionally-based training courses over the next two years, as well as launch an online e-learning leadership training course in February 2019.

NNPHL is designed for exceptional humanitarian professionals working for non-governmental or community-based organizations in humanitarian settings. The ideal participant will aspire to take on decision-making and management responsibilities in the humanitarian sector.

By the end of this learning process, NNPHL participants will have the skills, knowledge, and confidence to take on leadership responsibilities within a variety of humanitarian organizations, ultimately improving the delivery of services to those in need of humanitarian assistance.

NNPHL’s five-month leadership training programs combine in-person training, distance learning, coaching, and field-based assignments.

The in-person leadership trainings are regionally based:

  • NNPHL.3: Prioritizing participants from South and Southeast Asia, the in-person intensive leadership training took place in Manila, Philippines, June 3—9, 2018. This course concluded in October 2018.
  • NNPHL.4: The in-person training took place in County Dublin, Ireland, September 5—11, 2018; this is global cohort with priority given to participants from Latin America and the Caribbean. This course will conclude in January 2019.
  • NNPHL.5: Prioritizing participants from the Middle East, this in-person intensive leadership training will take place near Amman, Jordan, March 17—21, 2019. This course will conclude in June 2019.
  • NNPHL.6: Prioritizing participants from Africa, the in-person intensive training will take place in East Africa (location TBD), July 7—12, 2019. Applications have been extended and will close February 15, 2019.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Concern Worldwide 2019 National NGO Program

Application Deadline:  March 15, 2019

Women are agents of change when they work in leadership positions. They implement policies that create better lives for families, communities and nations, research shows. They find ways to support and lift up women and children, who continue to experience a disproportionate burden of disease and death worldwide. Still, women remain underrepresented in leadership in public health, medicine and in health and life sciences.

In an effort to equip and empower more women leaders, the Harvard Global Health Institute and the Women and Health Initiative at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health are offering a new fellowship specifically designed for rising female leaders from low- and middle-income countries.

This unique opportunity combines a 4-month residence at Harvard with the development and execution of an 18-month professional development plan. Selected fellows will take classes in any of Harvard’s schools based on their field of work; they will receive general leadership training and be invited to share their experiences and to lead, both while at Harvard and upon their return to their places of work. They will also be part of a mentoring program focusing on their specific needs, industry and career path, utilizing mentors at Harvard, in their industry and in their home countries long past their time at the university. Women from all continents, regions, disciplines and sectors are eligible to apply.

A Harvard LEAD fellowship is a transformative experience designed to empower emerging female leaders in global health. Successful applicants will articulate a clear vision for personal growth, leadership and change. Based on their specific needs and goals, fellows will spend a semester at Harvard University engaging in tailored leadership training, mentoring, speaking and networking opportunities, and independent project work. While at Harvard, they will have access to world-class faculty, classes, and executive education programs. They will be both encouraged and challenged in new, inspiring ways.

Application Requirements

Applicants for this mid-career fellowship must work full-time in the field of global health. They need to have at least 15 years of professional experience, including proven leadership experience. Global-health related work completed as a university student does not count as professional experience.

Candidates need to be able to reside in the Boston/Cambridge area during their semester at Harvard. While at the university, they must be free of work-related commitments. They must have the full support of their employers, and they must have a champion in their organization who signs on as an internal mentor. If chosen, they also must agree in writing to honor the leave-stipulations made with their employers.

Candidates nominate themselves by applying for the fellowship. There are no age limits or academic prerequisites. During at least two years prior to arrival, the fellows should not have participated in a full-time fellowship that lasted 4 months or longer.

Terms and Conditions

Fellows are in residence at Harvard University for a period of four months, or one academic semester, between August 26, 2019 and December 20, 2019. They are expected to reside in the Boston/Cambridge area for the duration of their time as LEAD fellows. Fellows have to be free of their regular commitments so they can devote themselves full-time to the work outlined in their proposal. The program will provide: housing in the Boston/Cambridge area; 1 roundtrip, economy class ticket to/from Harvard University; office space; a monthly stipend; and access to libraries and other resources at Harvard University during the fellowship period. Fellows are responsible for arranging health insurance for themselves and dependents in advance of the start of the program and are required to setup a US bank account while in residence.

Upon returning to their home institutions, fellows will be required to submit regular progress reports, execute all elements of their 18 month development plan, and will be expected to mentor trainees at their home institutions as well as future Women in Global Health LEAD Fellowship awardees.

Selection Process

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis by the Harvard fellowship application review committee. The last day to submit an application will be March 15, 2019.  The Women in Global Health LEAD Fellowship steering committee will review the top 20 applications and make the final decision on awardees, based on the criteria below, by April 30, 2019.  All candidates will be notified of their application status the week of May 1, 2019.

Application Procedure:

Application opens:                    January 15, 2019
Application deadline:                 March 15, 2019
Decision deadline:                     April 30, 2019
Notification of candidates:   Week of May 1, 2019
Public announcement date:       June 1, 2019
Fellowship start date:                August 26, 2019

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Women in Global Health LEAD Fellowship 2019

Application Deadline: Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

The National Press Foundation is offering a four-day workshop on all aspects of sustainable international trade, including economic growth, social and environmental impacts, foreign direct investment, China’s unique role, research and data, and more.

The training will be held June 17-20 in Hong Kong.

The all-expenses-paid fellowship covers airfare, ground transportation, hotel costs and meals. NPF offers this professional development opportunity for journalists to enhance skills, increase knowledge and recharge their reporting on one of today’s most critical issues. This Journalist to Journalist fellowship is for Asian-based journalists only.

J2J International Trade Training

Hong Kong | June 17 – 20, 2019

The Journalist to Journalist International Trade Training is open to Asian-based journalists.

You can NOT save an incomplete application and return to it later, so please have everything you need before starting this form! We will not consider late or incomplete applications.

Here’s what you’ll need (all submissions must be in English):
* Two samples of your work (from within the last year)
* A letter of support from an editor or supervisor (if you’re a freelancer, a letter from someone who has edited or published your work)

You also should be prepared to tell us:
Why are you interested in this program?
How will you use this program to benefit your audience?
Who are you? A brief, narrative autobiography.

Journalists chosen to attend the training will be required to share the knowledge they have gained during the program with their colleagues at home. This is supported through our Train-the-Trainer program and a small stipend.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the National Press Foundation 2019 International Trade Training