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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

Application Deadline: Friday March 1st 2019 at midnight NY time.

Job no: 519743
Work type: Internship
Location: United States
Categories: Internship

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children and youth entitled to an education in emergencies and protracted crisis, we would like to hear from you.

Education Cannot Wait (ECW) is the first global multilateral fund dedicated to supporting education for children and youth in countries affected by wars, disasters and crises. It was launched at the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016 by a broad coalition of international aid agencies and public and private donors to usher in faster and more sustainable education responses in crises settings. ECW inspires political commitment to financing education in humanitarian contexts, catalyzes financial resources, facilitates joint programming between humanitarian and development actors, empowers local partners and seeks to strengthen quality and accountability. 

ECW is hosted by UNICEF. The Fund is administered under UNICEF’s financial, human resources and administrative rules and regulations, while operations are run by the Funds own independent governance structure that provides strategic guidance and oversight to its investments. ECW’s day-to-day activities are carried out by a Secretariat under the direction of the ECW Director.

ECW is establishing a roster of interns. The ECW Internship Programme offers qualified and eligible students/graduates the opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in international development work in education under the direct supervision of experienced ECW staff.

Under the guidance of the Director of ECW and the direct supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist, the intern provides technical and operational assistance to various processes, through the application of theoretical and technical skills in researching, collecting, analyzing and presenting data and analysis while learning about organizational processes to support the implementation of the ECW workplan.

Main duties:

  • Conduct research, mapping and analysis of research, reports and impact evaluations in education in emergencies.
  • Assist in preparation of cost-effectiveness analyses to calculate value-for-money of ECW investments.
  • Assist in the preparation of monitoring and evaluation tools.
  • Collect, analyze, verify and synthesize information to support program development, design and preparation.
  • Support preparation of reports, talking points and communication material, ensuring accuracy, timeliness and relevance of information.
  • Perform data checks in reports and databases.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate, Masters or Ph.D. degree programme or have graduated within the past two years.
  • Have an academic background in any of the following:
    • Education, including early childhood development
    • Quantitative analysis: data analysis, impact evaluation, applied statistics
    • Child Protection
    • Human rights/humanitarian affairs or related fields
  • Be at least 18 years old at the time of application.
  • Be proficient in English.
  • Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by university records.
  • Have no immediate relatives working with UNICEF or in the ECW Secretariat.

ECW is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the UNICEF 2019 Internship, Education Cannot Wait

Application Deadline: March 10, 2019.

For more than 50 years, Amnesty International has been committed to mobilizing communities around the world for human rights. We are a global movement of over 7 million activists and supporters worldwide. Our vision for justice begins with the individual, empowering on-the-ground social justice advocates with a human rights framework of global solidarity.

This is why we’re excited to announce the launch of our very first Human Rights Fellowship, to support young people at the front lines of human rights issues across the United States. Whether you’re an organizer, scholar, activist, innovator, educator, or artist, we want to empower you to connect to a global vision for human rights with other young human rights defenders from across the USA.  If you’re at the front lines of change on behalf of your community, are age 18-27, and are committed to a global vision for human dignity and rights, then this is the opportunity for you.

Apply today to join our inaugural cohort of fellows! Selected fellows will become part of a lifelong network of human rights defenders, where everyone is committed to sustained, impactful human rights work. We encourage our fellows to own their new network as we partner with them to build a clear vision for human rights-based change that fits their respective communities.

Amnesty International USA Human Rights fellows enjoy:

  • An expenses-paid weekend of training and community-building for human rights work
  • Customized engagement opportunities to accelerate impact
  • Increased visibility for fellows’ work and story
  • Access to a global network of human rights activists

All applications must be submitted by or before March 10, 2019. Contact aimember@aiusa.org with any questions.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Amnesty’s Human Rights Fellowship 2019

Application Deadline: February 22nd 2019

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has been operating since 2012 under the auspices of the Secretary-General of the United Nations to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.  It is directed by Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, SDG Advocate, and has offices in New York, Paris, and New Delhi.

THE ROLE

Intern, SDG Index Team

6 months full time, April – September, in Paris, France

Job Posting Date: February 1, 2019

The Intern will work in the SDG Index team responsible for producing the flagship report “SDG Index and Dashboards” under the supervision of the project manager. His/her main tasks will be to support the production of the next SDG Index and Dashboards report to be published in July 2019 and to support the production of other SDG indices for Africa, Europe, and Latin America. The intern will contribute to various projects related to the implementation of the SDGs and sustainable consumption and production practices.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

1) Provide support for the launch of the 2019 SDG Index and Dashboards and other SDG indices for Africa, Europe and Latin America

  • Contribute to the production of tables and graphs
  • Help integrate comments from stakeholders’ consultations
  • Help drafting methodological sections and conduct sensitivity tests
  • Assist in reviewing draft sections submitted by the production company.
  • Contribute to producing communication materials (infographics, country fact sheets, other) and support the dissemination of the results.
  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders when needed

2) Carry out research and statistical analyses for various projects related to the implementation of the SDGs and sustainable consumption and production practices

  • Under the supervision of the project manager and in collaboration with the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy responsible for the Environmental Performance Index, provide support in finalizing the new Environmental Impact Index
  • Carry out research and liaise with experts in the field to identify new data sources
  • Conduct research and analysis for projects related to good governance for the SDGs and in particular good governance of land-use systems

QUALIFICATIONS

Academic background

Candidates should be pursuing an advanced degree in economics, statistics, international relations, environmental studies, political science, or any other related fields. S/he must be enrolled in a certified degree programme (or be able to obtain a Convention de stage from their university), and have the right to hold an internship in France.

Professional background

  • Experience working with data and in statistics would be a plus
  • Experience in the topic of environment and sustainable consumption would be a plus

Languages

  • This position requires fluency in English
  • Fluency in at least one other language would be a plus

Other skills required

  • Good knowledge of economics and statistics
  • Knowledge of Excel and other statistical tools for data handling
  • Knowledge of computer software for the design of graphs
  • Attention to details
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Good communication skills, diplomacy with country respondents

Core competencies

For this role, the following competencies would be particularly important: Achievement focus, Analytical thinking, Drafting skills, Teamwork and Team leadership, Diplomatic sensitivity.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

The internship will be compensated at the standard minimum hourly rate, plus 50% of transportation costs.

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply, please send a cover letter and a CV to Guillaume Lafortune: guillaume.lafortune@unsdsn.org. Deadline for applying: 25th February, 2019.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the SDSN SDG Index Team Internship 2019

Application Deadline: 4:00 pm EDT, April 5,2019

The Vector Institute’s RAISE AI initiative is a catalyst for workforce development comprising three primary activities:talent placement via internships,networking and AI community building,and master’s education inAI. The support of the Province of Ontario and the commitment of Ontario’s universities to recruit top talent and increase both enrolment and the number of graduates from AI-related master’s programs will contribute to growing the AI talent base needed fora robust AI eco-system.

The merit-based Vector Scholarships in Artificial Intelligence(VSAI) assist universities in attracting excellent students and deepening the pool of applicants in addition to supporting students in their pursuit of AI-related studies and building community among scholars.

Up to 115 VSAI will be awarded in 2019-20, each valued at $17,500 for one year(prorated for programs less than 12 months duration). AI-related master’s programs recognized by Vector as delivering a curriculum that equips its graduates with the skills and competencies identified by industry as essential are eligible to receive a VSAI allocation to enable early recruitment of excellent candidates(up to a total of 25VSAI system-wide).

Eligibility for Scholarships

For candidates to be consideredfor aVSAI, all the following conditions must be met:

1.Candidates must be accepted into either:

A) a recognized full-time AI-related master’s program; or B)a full-time master’s program not currently recognized, but in which candidates will pursue an individualized plan of study that is demonstrably AI-focused.

2.Candidates must register for full-time studyand begin their AI-related master’s program in 2019-20. 3.Candidates must hold first-class standing (minimum of A-or equivalent) in the last two-years of study(full time equivalent) in an honours undergraduate program from a recognized university.

Consideration will be given to candidates with upper second class standing(B+) and relevant work experienceor where extenuating circumstances apply(describe reason for consideration).

4.Two referee reports must be completed using the downloaded fillable PDF VSAI referee report form submitted to the program in which the candidate will register. At least one of the reports must be from an academicreferee. [Candidates should seek references at soon as possible and complete the top portion of the referee form before emailing the form to their refereesfor them to fill out].

*5.Candidates must supply a 250-word statement outlining their reason for pursuing a master’s in AI, relevant AI-related experience, and career aspirations.

*6.Candidates must be nominated by the program in which they intend to register.

The Vector Institute will award up to 115 scholarships to meritorious students who pursue a full-time AI-related master’s degree in the Province of Ontario in the 2019-20 academic year. Scholarships are valued at $17,500 CAD for one full year of study.

To be considered for a scholarship, students must take the following actions:

  1. Apply and be accepted for full-time study in an AI-related master’s program for the 2019-20 academic year in the province of Ontario that is: A) recognized by the Vector Institute; or B) in an AI-related discipline that offers individualized study paths that are demonstrably AI-focused; or C) Hold a GPA equivalent to a first class standing (A-)
  2. Submit a 250-word (maximum) statement outlining the reason for pursuing a master’s in AI, relevant AI-related experience, and career aspirations. Statements must be submitted directly to the program to which the student has applied and which has offered the student admission.
  3. Acquire references from two referees, one of whom must be an academic. Reference forms must be submitted directly by the referee to the administrator of the program to which the student has applied and which has offered the student admission. Students must complete the top part of the form BEFORE emailing it to their referees.

For each nominee, the following supporting documents must be provided in order:

1.A copy of the official transcript(s) including the grading system (undergraduate and,if applicable, graduate transcripts)

2.Two referees’ reports (VSAI referee report form)

3.A statement from the applicant (maximum 250 words).

4.A description of the candidate’s AI-related study plan(e.g. course numbers & titles; capstone/project description) signed by the nominee and the Graduate Curriculum Chair or faculty advisor.

Submission

The completed nomination form (A or B, as required) and supporting documents must be submitted electronically (submit button on the nomination web form)no later than 4:00 pm EDT, April 5,2019. Incomplete and ineligible nominations will not be considered. Competition results will be communicated by noon, April 26, 2019.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Vector Institute’s RAISE AI initiative Scholarships 2019

Application Deadline: February 28, 2019.

A quarter of a century after it began, the democratic transformation of Central and Eastern Europe has ground to a halt. From within, the region is challenged by ruthless power politics, political polarization, weak institutions, beleaguered civil society and media, reform fatigue, and a return of traditional nationalism and phobias. Europe and the West broadly, once the desired endpoint of the region’s transformation, have lost their attractiveness; their current weakness opens a vacuum that is filled with powerful counter-narratives. Fanning these is Russia, which has reinserted itself into the entire region, which it once ruled and seems determined to control once again. The combined effect of these internal and external developments is that the entire Eastern half of Europe is at risk of reversing democracy, forfeiting prosperity achieved, and returning to the instability and insecurity that has wrecked this region for centuries. What is at stake, in short, is the grand vision of a Europe whole, free and at peace.

Given these mounting challenges, the region and its Western partners urgently need fresh thinking and innovation in both policy-making and civic engagement. For this reason, The German Marshall Fund of the United States launched a new fellowship program last year that supports next-generation policy experts and civil society practitioners from Central and Eastern Europe.

Requirements:

  • Young policy experts and/or civic activists from Central Europe (Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia), the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia) and the Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine).
  • Maximum age: 35 years
  • Proven track record of policy analysis and/or civil society engagement at national, regional or international levels, in a think tank, university, business, a governmental institution, or nongovernmental organization.
  • Concrete projects for innovative policy research and/or effective civil society engagement that address the current and coming challenges for Central and Eastern Europe. Priority will be given to projects that have regional, rather than single country, reach and applicability.
  • Commitment to produce a quality policy publication as the main output of the fellowship.

Benefits:

  • A year-long non-resident fellowship
  • Affiliation with The German Marshall Fund of the United States, a premier transatlantic think tank
  • Access to the GMF network of policy and civil society professionals as well as individual support by GMF peers
  • Two workshops on policy research and writing at the early and mid stages of the fellowship
  • Possibility of short-term stays at GMF offices, subject to research theme and availability
  • Professional publication, presentation, and distribution of a research paper
  • Full coverage of travel, board, and lodging for the purposes of the fellowship
  • A stipend of $4,500 for the entire fellowship

How to Apply:

  • A letter of intent outlining your project
  • Your CV
  • A recent publication (policy paper, article, op-ed) in English authored by you

Applications should be submitted to ceedemocracy@gmfus.org. Please mention “Rethink.CEE Fellowship” as the subject. The deadline for applications is February 28, 2019. 

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Rethink.CEE Fellowship 2019

Application Deadline: Friday, February 8, 2019 at 11.59 PM UTC+7.

US ASEAN will host the fifth YSEALI Women’s Leadership Workshop in Jakarta 10 – 14 June 2019 (travelling day on June 10 to Jakarta and travel back to their respective countries on June 15).

The workshop will gather 33 women entrepreneurs from all 10 ASEAN countries as well as Timor-Leste. The workshop will focus on capacity-building with an emphasis on building economic capacity among ASEAN participants in line with international best practices. The program will include mentorship and will emphasize participants’ ties with the larger ASEAN Economic Community.

The program is fully funded, including travel to Jakarta, accommodations and transportation while in Jakarta, all program activities, and includes the potential for follow-on small grant funding.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Promising young women who identify themselves as aspiring leaders who will benefit from a five-day interactive, leadership training to advance their careers;
  • 3 to 5 years of professional working experience;
  • Age 25 – 35 years;
  • Fluent in English;
  • University graduates;
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  • We particularly encourage women leaders in the economic development sector to apply for this workshop

The workshop will include:

  • Leadership Skills Training and Individualized Assessment
  • Mentoring Sessions
  • Networking opportunities
  • Training Sessions led by Industry and Sector Leaders and Shapers
  • Training Sessions on economic project planning and team management
  • Discussion of key gender issues and economic development within the region

Click here to apply! Please find initial draft agenda here for your reference.

The application deadline is Friday, February 8, 2019 at 11.59 PM UTC+7. (Please note: due to the government shutdown, application processing and notification may be delayed).

For questions of queries please contact Bettina Stuffer at bettina@weduglobal.org.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2019 Women’s Leadership Academy

Application Deadline: February 5th 2019

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The Program usually selects participants (known as “Rangel Scholars”) each year from universities throughout the United States. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need. Students live at Howard University, attend classes, and participate in a variety of programs with foreign affairs professionals at Howard and at diverse locations around Washington, DC.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students, with at least sophomore status on the date of the application deadline (February 5, 2019).
  • Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizen.

The Program has two major components. First, in order to enhance participants’ academic preparation to work in international affairs, the Program provides two courses and a seminar that focus on enhancing knowledge and skills related to U.S. foreign policy, economics and writing. In addition, in order to provide greater insight into the foreign policy-making process and international affairs careers, the Rangel Program introduces the participants to a wide range of government and non-government professionals who work on global issues and also arranges visits to various institutions involved in international affairs. The Program also helps students explore graduate school, scholarship, fellowship, internship, and professional options in international affairs.

The Program covers the costs for tuition, travel, housing, and two meals per day. It also provides a stipend of $3,200.

The tentative dates for the 2019 Summer Enrichment Program are June 18 – July 28, 2019.

Summer Enrichment Program Elements

Academics – The International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program offers the following two courses at Howard University over the six-week period:

  • History of U.S. Foreign Relations – This course explores the major events and themes in U.S. foreign relations since the 19th century and identifies the widest possible causes, actors and effects of foreign relations.
  • Political Economy – This course reviews the U.S. economy, introduces terms and tools used in public policy analysis and discusses current international economic topics including trade, globalization and the role of international financial institutions.

Scholars also participate in an intensive, non-credit bearing writing seminar aimed at developing their ability to draft, in a clear, concise and persuasive manner, a variety of different types of documents needed to pursue professional and academic interests in international affairs.

Outside Activities – Scholars have the chance to meet with a wide range of professionals from government and non-governmental organizations who can talk about diverse international policy issues and career options. In recent years, the Scholars have met with former Secretary of State Rice, the Director General of the Foreign Service, Congressman Rangel and dozens of other foreign affairs professionals.

Organizations visited in recent years include:
– The U.S. Congress
– Department of State
– Central Intelligence Agency
– World Bank
– Foreign Embassies
– The Pentagon
– The National Security Council
– National Foreign Affairs Training Center
– The Organization of American States
– Numerous non-governmental organizations

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program 2019

Application Deadline: March 14th 2019

The Asia New Zealand Foundation and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade offers six-to-eight young Southeast Asian technology entrepreneurs and business leaders the chance to visit New Zealand. The week-long programme will give participants an understanding of New Zealand’s tech sector and allow them to attend Techweek 19 in Auckland.

Requirements:

  • aged under 40
  • able to demonstrate leadership in their field
  • be competent English language speakers
  • entrepreneurs or business leaders at CEO or senior management level involved in tech from one of the ten ASEAN nations.

Outstanding start-up entrepreneurs or emerging entrepreneurs will also be considered. No knowledge or experience of New Zealand is required. 

 Applicants must:

  • be based in and have citizenship of one of the ten ASEAN member countries
  • be interested in connecting with equivalents from other countries to explore international business opportunities
  • be confident public speakers willing to engage in dialogue with entrepreneurs from other countries
  • be willing to contribute to the relationship between New Zealand and ASEAN.

Successful applicants will meet New Zealand technology entrepreneurs and business leaders, develop greater knowledge of the tech sector within New Zealand, and explore ways to collaborate with entrepreneurs from New Zealand.

Successful applicants will attend New Zealand’s leading tech event, Techweek 19, as well as connect with past Kiwi YBLI’s and members of the Foundation’s Leadership Network.

During the trip you will:

  • learn about the New Zealand business environment, specifically with regards to tech
  • meet and network with entrepreneurs and business leaders in Auckland and possibly one other location
  • meet with government officials from New Zealand and ASEAN
  • connect with the Asia New Zealand Foundation’s Leadership Network, a network of New Zealand’s top young leaders
  • lean about New Zealand culture
  • attend Techweek 19.

 The Foundation will work with the New Zealand diplomatic posts in ASEAN to deliver the programme.

 Applications close 14 March.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the New Zealand Visit Program 2019

Application Deadline: February 25, 2019.

The Krakow UNESCO City of Literature Residency Program is dedicated to emerging writers from the Cities of Literature of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. The Program was created with the belief that the Network provides an excellent opportunity to develop interconnections, boost mobility, and offer professionalization services for writers. It aims to promote the Cities of Literature Network, provide writers with a platform to showcase their work and talent to a Central European audience, support greater diversity of voices and literatures on the Polish and Central European book market and offer local writers the chance to create links with international writers as well.

The Residency Program is a strategic project of the Krakow UNESCO City of Literature Program, operated by the Krakow Festival Office, which will fulfill the priority of strengthening international cooperation in the field of literature and the creative industries.

Benefits:

In 2019 the Residency Program in Krakow will offer writers a two-month stay at the Villa Decius, official partner of the project with years of experience running international residencies, including the Visegrad Literary Residency and the ICORN residency program.

Stipend of 2500 PLN gross and cover transportation costs to and from Krakow. The Krakow Festival Office will guarantee residents the opportunity to participate in the literary life of the city and help to develop opportunities for them to promote their works in Poland.

Required documents:
Online application form
• Extract from a published text (in Polish or English) or a fragment of a translation (in Polish). No more than 2 pages in length.
• Biography/CV
• Optional: Recommendation letter, letter of motivation

DeadlineTo submit an application, please fill out the application form by February 25, 2019.

In case of inquiries, please contact Elżbieta Foltyniak: efoltyniak@biurofestiwalowe.pl.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Krakow UNESCO City of Literature Residency Program 2019

Application Deadline: March 1st 2019

The Nikon Storytellers Scholarship is designed to celebrate the power of visual storytelling by supporting the education of young content creators. The Nikon Storytellers Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students at an accredited, non-profit college/university or vocational/technical school in the United States or Canada pursuing degrees in visual arts, fine arts, journalism, film, photography and multimedia/content creation who will have completed their freshman year of college or academic equivalent before the start of the 2019-2020 academic year.

Eligible students can apply to be one of ten individuals awarded with an academic scholarship of $10,000 USD, to help foster their growth and pursue careers in creative fields. Semi-finalists will be invited to submit a portfolio of images or brief video for consideration by a selection committee who will determine the ten winning applicants. Scholarships will be awarded for use in the 2019-2020 academic school year.

Eligibility Criteria:

You must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to receive The Nikon Storytellers Scholarship:

  • You must be an undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited, non-profit college/university or vocational/technical school in the United States or Canada.
  • You must complete your freshman year of college or academic equivalent prior to commencement of the 2019-2020 academic year.
  • You must be majoring in visual arts, fine arts, journalism, film, photography, or multimedia/content creation.
  • You must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 grade point average at time of application.
  • You will need to provide a recommendation from a professor, teacher or academic advisor.

If you are selected as a semi-finalist, you will be asked to provide a photo portfolio or video submission, description of photo/video submission and copy of academic transcript.

The Nikon Storytellers Scholarship Key Dates:

  • Application Opens: January 29, 2019
  • Application Deadline: March 1, 2019
  • Recommendation Deadline: March 1, 2019
  • Semi-Finalist Open: March 18, 2019
  • Semi-Finalist Deadline: April 15, 2019
  • Notification of Selection Results: June 2019
  • Funds Disbursed: August 2019

*Timeline is subject to change at discretion of program sponsor

Application Process:

  1. Click the “Apply Now” button (below) or go to https://aim.applyISTS.net/Nikon (program key Nikon) to create an AIM account using your e-mail address and chosen password.
  2. Log into your AIM account to be taken directly to The Nikon Storytellers Scholarship application.
  3. Complete all required fields in the online application and upload any required documents (e.g. recommendation letter).
  4. Click the Submit button on the Save/Submit page of the online application.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Nikon Storytellers Scholarship Program 2019

Application Deadline: March 15th 2019

Organized by the U.S. Embassy in Malaysia in collaboration with Me.reka and Biji-biji Initiative, the inaugural YSEALI Boot Camp is a nationwide impact initiative seeking to match innovative solutions to local challenges. This is your chance to bring your community’s issues to light and leverage available resources via our program to catalyze real change in the real world. Limited to only 50 participants per state, a total of 16 finalists throughout Malaysia will be selected to bring their ideas to life!

IMPACT ORGANIZATIONS

  • A registered organization serving in at least one of the areas of Education, Sustainable Development, Civic Engagement and Social Entrepreneurship            
  • Able to dedicate time and resources to participate in the boot camp to present a challenge as well as to mentor finalists for 3 months

Application Criteria

  • Current YSEALI member. Not yet? Join YSEALI here! 
  • 18 to 35 years old at the time of application
  • Demonstrate strong leadership qualities and potential
  • Mature, responsible, independent, confident, open-minded, tolerant, thoughtful, and inquisitive
  • Demonstrate interest, knowledge, or professional experience in at least one of the areas of Education, Sustainable Development, Civic Engagement and
    Social Entrepreneurship;
  • Demonstrate a commitment or interest in community service, volunteerism, or mentorship
  • Individuals from underserved communities, including indigenous groups, and people with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply
  • Preference will be given to candidates from underserved communities and also to candidates with no previous YSEALI experience

PRIZES

Only 2 groups from each location will be awarded a project grant of RM2,000 to kick-start and implement their solutions. A total of 16 awarded groups will be given the opportunity to present their final projects at the finale camp in Kuala Lumpur.

After the completion of each state’s boot camp, all 16 winners will be mentored by the YSEALI Boot Camp organizers, NGOs, and social enterprises for 3 months. Everyone can collaborate and solve the community issue together!

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the YSEALI Boot Camp 2019

Application Deadline: February 15, 2019

Win a research award valued up to $15,000 in Biological Industries USA (BI-USA) products and services. Multiple awards available. Application deadline is February 15, 2019 and Winners will be announced by March 31, 2019.

BI-USA is now accepting applications for its Stem Cell Research Award. The application process is open to nationals and/or legal residents of the United States of America who are at least 18 years of age at the time of application.

BI-USA’s Stem Cell Research Awards are designed to encourage cutting-edge scientific research using a variety of cell types that are critical for regenerative medicine applications, including human stem cells (hPSCs and MSCs), T cells, and endothelial cells. Our aim is to provide a culture of excellence through our highly experienced scientific consultation and advanced xeno-free, serum-free media products and protocols that support the maintenance and propagation of undifferentiated and differentiated cells. The Stem Cell Research Award provides the winning scientists with stem cell culture reagents and technical consultation for up to 6 months, as well as a travel award to attend one scientific conference to report findings.

All entries must be received before the stated deadline in order to be considered. Please review our Terms & Conditions for more information about eligibility. Submit your proposal online or send a project summary and any additional supporting materials to stem-awards@bioindusa.com.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Stem Cell Research Award.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2019.

The William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India is an immersive, 10-month volunteer service program matching young professionals with development organizations. Fellows work on scalable and sustainable development projects in the fields of education, livelihoods, and public health.

The AIF Clinton Fellowship is helping to shape the next generation of leaders committed to positive change while also strengthening civil society in both the U.S. and India.

Through collaboration and capacity-building, Fellows, AIF and civil society leaders form dynamic partnerships to capacity-build, exchange knowledge and skills, and share a mutual passion for advancing social and economic development. Fellows serve on an annual basis from September 1st to July 2nd with development organizations across India.

Requirements:

Candidates must:

  • Be a U.S. or Indian citizen, or a U.S. permanent resident
  • Be between the ages of 21 and 34 on September 1, 2019
  • Have completed an undergraduate or Bachelor’s degree before the start of the program on September 1, 2019

Benefits:

SUPPORTING CHANGE MAKERS

The Fellowship creates a community of socially engaged, global citizens dedicated to positive change. Fellowship Alumni have traditionally applied their leadership in the areas of international development, education, social entrepreneurship, technology, business, academia, journalism, public health, human rights, and others. Together they represent a collective force for sustaining a long-term agenda dedicated towards change in India, the United States, and beyond. The AIF Clinton Fellowship provides a renowned platform to develop the skills, resources, and network needed to become an inclusive and socially-minded change maker.

INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Fellows support AIF partner organizations at a crucial moment of scalability by meeting their human resource and organizational needs through skills-sharing, training, and capacity-building. Responsibilities vary based on a Fellow’s skills, experience, and interests. Previous projects have included: program design and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, graphic design, videography, data collection and visualization, developing digital content, event planning, qualitative and quantitative research, creative writing, curriculum design, fundraising, teaching, training teachers, community organizing, managing information systems, and marketing and communications.

Each Fellow is paired with a project supervisor at the host organization and with AIF staff member for support throughout the project. During the selection process, we take note of the skill sets and career aspirations of potential Fellows to match them with appropriate AIF partner organizations.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the William J. Clinton Fellowship 2019

Application Deadline: March 31st 2019

Are you under 35? Are you actively involved in sustainable development in an international development cooperation country? If so, the following information may interest you.

SDC and SECO are looking for innovative projects, initiatives and ideas for projects run by young Swiss people that can help advance sustainable development and fight poverty in developing and transition countries.

All projects will be presented to a specialised jury for assessment. The five best projects will be awarded prizes on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Think globally, act locally: CHF 10,000
    Your project is based on global thinking while having an impact at the local level that promotes existing structures in our project countries.

    Start-up or project idea: CHF 8,000
    An active start-up has emerged from your project

  • Youth project: CHF 6,000
    You are not yet 20 and have an innovative project? This is a prize for younger participants.

  • Community prize: CHF 4,000
    Your project has won the hearts of the community if it wins the online vote.

  • Surprise prize:  Amount dependent on the project
    Your project does not fit into any of the above categories, but is so fascinating that it nevertheless merits our support! Or your project is not yet complete but your idea is so interesting that it must be followed up in any case.

The prizes will be awarded at the Annual Swiss Development Cooperation Conference on 21 June 2019 in the Forum Fribourg, organized by SDC and SECO. All participants are invited to present their projects in the exhibition area of the conference centre.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Swiss Youth and Future prize 2019

Application Deadline: 2nd April 2019

The UKRI GCRF Health and Context call is seeking proposals for interdisciplinary research addressing wider contextual factors contributing to the burden of infectious and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). These factors may include social, cultural, historical, and religious beliefs and practices, or wider biological, ecological and environmental factors. We want to fund consortia conducting ambitious research that:

  • goes beyond description to determine causal relationships between contextual influences and health
  • develops or tests feasible interventions that are sensitive to or mitigate contextual influences on health.

Via the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), UKRI will support impactful, three-year research projects of value between £1-2 million (at 80% FEC for UK costs, 100% FEC for overseas costs). This call is being led jointly by the Medical Research Council, Economic & Social Research Council, Arts & Humanities Research Council, Natural Environment Research Council, and Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, and applications may fall within the remit of any of, or across, these councils.

Requirements:

For this call, proposals must be led by an organisation eligible to receive funding from UKRI (See UKRI: Eligibility) or an equivalent eligible research organisation in a country on the OECD DAC recipient list (see organisational eligibility criteria in the scheme specific Guidance for Applicants). The lead organisation will be responsible for the overall management of the grant including control, disbursement and assurance of funds.

Researchers can be the PI on only one application in this call but may act as a Co-I on any number of applications. Applications are encouraged from, but not restricted to, research teams that were successful in the 2016 GCRF Foundation awards and the 2017 AHRC-MRC Global Public Health partnerships awards.

How to apply:

Applicants must submit an outline proposal via Je-S featuring a maximum five-page case for support and a summary of costs prior to the deadline on 2 April 2019. Applicants are welcome to contact any of the council representatives listed below in advance of submitting an application to discuss remit or eligibility. The council may discuss queries with other research councils involved in the call as appropriate.

A UKRI GCRF Health and Context call Guidance for Applicants document for outline applications is available on this page (further guidance will be released for invited full submissions in due course). A separate FAQ document is also available. In addition, applicants should read the general MRC Guidance for Applicants and Je-S handbook for general information on how to complete the application.

Outline applications will be assessed by a sift panel convened by the collaborating councils. Successful applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal via Je-S including a more detailed case for support (maximum eight pages) and full breakdown of costs. Full applications will be sent out for international peer review and assessed by an expert panel convened by the funders. This panel will recommend the final funding decisions. Outline and full proposals will be assessed according to the following criteria:

  • research excellence
  • capability and interdisciplinary research team
  • capacity building and international partnerships
  • community engagement in the development of the proposal and its delivery
  • likelihood and pathways to impact
  • leadership and management
  • organisation governance and evaluation
  • ethics
  • value for money.

Key dates

Activity Date
Call launch  24 January 2019
Deadline for outline applications 2 April 2019
Outline sift panel June 2019
Deadline for full applications (invited only) 12 September 2019
Applicant response to peer review December 2019
Panel meeting and funding decisions January 2020


For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the UKRI GCRF Health and Context call 2019

Application Deadline: February 28, 2019.

Are you a public health professional interested in improving communication and collaboration with other sectors, such as housing, education, health systems, and business, to improve health outcomes in your community?  Then the new PHRASES Fellows program is for you! 

This unique fellowship with the de Beaumont Foundation and the Aspen Institute’s Health, Medicine and Society Program will support public health pros in developing communication skills and strategies to frame public health messages in ways that resonate with other sectors.  15 PHRASES Fellows from across the country will be selected to take part in trainings and networking opportunities to support their own cross-sector work and to connect with other public health leaders working to reach across sectors. 

PHRASES Fellows will receive:

  • Training in framing and messaging development
  • Coaching on public presentation skills
  • Hands-on training in the use of the PHRASES communications toolkit

Eligibility

All applicants must be:

  • Actively or previously working as a public health professional in state or local government, or working closely with a state or local health department to improve public health (“state or local” applied to departments in states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories; tribal departments; and county and city departments).
  • Able to participate in the following:
    -Orientation Webinar – April 9, 2019 (2:00-4:00 pm EST)
    -Communications Training – May 8, 2019 at the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC*
    -Toolkit Training and Launch – July 8, 2019 in Orlando, FL*
  • Willing and able to reach out to and educate other public health professionals about the PHRASES toolkit from July through December 2019.

References: All applications require two references.

*Note: The cost of travel and lodging will be paid for by PHRASES.

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Committed to a vision of a public health workforce devoted to building cross-sector partnerships with all relevant partners, both public and private, to drive initiatives that address the root causes of a wide range of community health challenges.
  • Demonstrated experience in communicating about public health with other key audiences and interested in further developing communications skills.
  • Active on social media and willing to promote the PHRASES tools to their networks.
  • Able to participate in the PHRASES Fellows training sessions and toolkit launch as listed in the eligibility section.
  • Able to promote the toolkit through speaking engagements, social media content, and other opportunities post-toolkit launch in July.

Application Period

Applications for the PHRASES Fellows program are being accepted now through February 28, 2019.  Selected Fellows will be notified in March.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the PHRASES Fellows program 2019 for public health professional

Application Deadline: February 1, 2019

The Summer Leadership Program (SLP) is a unique political internship opportunity developed to invest in the future success of young people from across the country.

The program gives young people an opportunity to contribute to Prime Minister Trudeau’s team while gaining vital job experience serving in the offices of Members of Parliament, Ministers’ Offices, The Prime Minister’s Office and the Liberal Research Bureau.

SLP participants working with Members of Parliament may have a split internship experience by serving two months in Ottawa and two months in the Member’s riding. In some cases, SLP participants working with Members of Parliament may have an opportunity to work the full four months in the Member’s riding.

The SLP 2019 internship has been designed to develop learning objectives that are structured into the experience and guided by supervising political staff. The aim of the program is to balance the participants learning experience with the goals and responsibilities of the Member of Parliament. Although each office will have a slightly different job description, we are committed to providing participants with a meaningful learning experience where they will be able to learn, grow and connect alongside other emerging young leaders who are passionate about promoting the Liberal government’s agenda.

Requirements:

  • Eligible to work in Canada
  • Have fluent proficiency in at least one official language (English or French)
  • Have completed an academic or training program by Spring/Summer 2019 and/or not going to school in Fall 2019.
  • Able to travel and relocate to Ottawa or other regions across Canada for four months of the summer

Location
Internship opportunities may be based in Ottawa and in member’s ridings across the country. Internship opportunities with a Member of Parliament may be split by serving two months in Ottawa and two months in the riding of a Member of Parliament.

Timeline:

Program Begins May 6, 2019
Applications Close February 1, 2019

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Summer Leadership Program (SLP) 2019

The promotion of young talent has been one of the founding principles of the FES.

At the time when Friedrich Ebert was elected as the first president of the Weimar Republic, it was almost impossible for talented children from socially disadvantaged backgrounds to study at universities or take part in research programmes. With the foundation of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in 1925, the first scholarships were awarded to particularly talented young individuals from a working class milieu who were taking an active part in the young democracy of the Weimar Republic.

To address social disadvantages by supporting students who actively work for freedom, justice and social cohesion in their commitment to social democracy, or will do so in future, continues to be one of the aims of the FES.

Requirements:

The FES supports

  • all academic subjects
  • students from public or state-approved universities and from universities of applied sciences/polytechnical colleges (FH)
  • postgraduate programmes(PhD)

The FES does not support

  • second degree courses
  • study visits outside Germany
  • final phases of academic studies
  • postgraduate courses in medicine

Application :

Please note that the FES can only award scholarships to applicants from abroad who have already enrolled in a German university or have a supervisor for their doctoral studies.

Students are expected to be living in Germany before they apply and have to provide proof of an adequate command of the German language by submitting a language proficiency certificate ( C 1, TestDAF)  – supplementary sheet.

At the time of application, foreign students should be able to submit proof of their initial academic achievements/marks with the exception of those enrolled in Master or other postgraduate programmes.

Applications will be accepted no later than

  • diploma / magister / state examination: by the end of 6th semester
  • Bachelor/ undergraduate programmes: until 3 semesters before finishing the standard period of study (if 6 semesters by the end  of 3rd semester; if 7 semesters by the end  of 4rd semester)
  • postgraduate/ Master programmes: by the end of 1st semester

Since foreign scholarship holders will receive an extensive social and political side programme, German language proficiency is crucial even when the study programme itself (M/B) is carried out in English.

We do not support foreign students from Western European countries at present, but only those from the developing countries of Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe.

Benefits:

Foreign scholarship holders receive:

  • 650 € per month (basic scholarship programme) / 1000 € per month (graduate scholarship programme)
  • 276 € of family allowance, if applicable
  • refund of health care costs
  • any income exceeding 400 € per month will be credited against the scholarship.

Expectations:

FES expects scholarship holders:

  • to participate in extra-curricular seminars and activities of FES campus groups on a regular basis
  • to achieve above-average results in their degree courses
  • to continue and intensify their socio-political commitment.

At the end of each term, a semester report has to be submitted to FES which describes the scholarship holder’s current academic performance and his/her social engagement.

The Procedure

  • duration of application process:
    4-7 months
  • mode of application:

1. self-application

Please use the “Online-Bewerbung” on the Internet – in German only!supplementary sheet

2. individual interviews
In a second step, selected candidates will be invited to two individual interviews. The first interview will be conducted by one of the lecturers from the FES, and the second interview by one of the members of the FES scholarship committee (AWA). Two reports are written on the basis of these interviews and presented to the AWA.

3. discussion and final decision by the AWA
The AWA will eventually make a final decision about your application. The AWA is an independent body composed of university lecturers as well as other persons from the fields of science, politics, art and media. The committee meets at least three times a year. The AWA will discuss every application at great length and then make the final decision.

4. written notification

You will be notified of the AWA’s decision.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Scholarship Programme 2019

Application Deadline: 5:00 pm (Eastern Time) on February 15th, 2019.

All across Canada, people and organizations inspire us with their leadership and devotion to our natural world. They commit their time and energy not for credit but for the results. They choose to take up the call to protect, engage and advocate on behalf of nature. They act as a strong voice for nature for our children’s futures.

Women for Nature are leaders who care deeply about nature and want to inspire others to make a difference. In particular, they want to encourage, foster and nurture youth (under 30) to demonstrate their leadership for nature. To that end, Women for Nature have established a grant/bursary for a young person to develop and implement a project inspired by some of the objectives in the recently published Nature Playbook.

This Women for Nature sponsored grant of $1,000 will support project implementation in the year 2019, to celebrate the role that nature plays in our Canadian culture and identity.

Interested applicants should submit a two page essay or a short video outlining their proposed project. Project ideas will be evaluated by a Women for Nature Grant Bursary Committee based on the following.

Criteria:

  • Potential impact and benefits of the project;
  • Public engagement and reach of the project;
  • Possible involvement of Women for Nature members;
  • Creativity and clarity of the proposed project;
  • Effective use of the grant;
  • A letter of support is welcomed;
  • Must occur within Canada and adhere to CRA spending guidelines for charities; and
  • Only one grant submission per applicant.

The successful winner(s) may be matched with Women for Nature mentors who would be selected according to the scope and location of the winning project.
The successful project winner(s) will be asked to share their experience and results in a blog or video which may be published by Nature Canada and may be, along with information about the grant recipient, shared widely through our website, and other forms of media.

DeadlineSubmissions to be received no later than 5:00 pm (Eastern Time) on February 15th, 2019.

 You can also submit your application directly to jjoy@naturecanada.ca.
Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered. All applicants will be notified of the Selection Committee’s decision before March 1st, 2019.
This Women for Nature Young Nature Leadership grant is administered by Nature Canada. Nature Canada employees, children or relatives of employees are not eligible for this grant.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Nature Canada’s Young Leader Grant Program 2019

Application Deadline: February 19th 2019

Are you a change maker in your community? Are you looking for an opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge? Do you want to join Ireland’s network of active citizens and create long lasting change within your community?

Apply today to become an Irish SDG Advocate.

The SDG Advocate programme will offer 26 active citizens an opportunity to become one of Ireland’s SDG Advocates through this innovative project. This training course will allow the advocates to deepen their understanding of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals, represent the project internationally and lead transformative change in Ireland.

The mission of Development Perspectives is to contribute to lessening poverty, inequality and climate change through transformative education and active global citizenship. The SDG advocate programme helps us achieve this mission. The focus is on poverty, human rights, trade, globalisation, conflict, sustainability, systems thinking, social change and aid. We will engage participants in an experiential learning journey that aims to challenge views, opinions, knowledge and awareness of the world around us.

Benefits:

You will – Be offered the opportunity to represent the project at both national and international events.
•You will – Learn essential knowledge and skills regarding the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
•You will – Gain practical action-orientated experience. Discover best practices in creating social change in both Ireland and Vietnam/Tanzania.
•You will – Enhance and strengthen the skills, instincts, and abilities that will advance your professional development.
•You will – Build your network and learn key engagement strategies to drive community involvement.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Irish Sustainable Development Goal Advocate. 

Application Deadline: April 1st 2019

Through the Young Investigator Programme, EMBO identifies and supports some of the best young researchers in the life sciences. EMBO Young Investigators are group leaders in the early stages of setting up an independent laboratory in EMBC Member or Associate Member States. They receive financial and practical support for a period of four years to help them develop skills and connections that will help them during this career stage.

The Young Investigator Programme was started in 2000. EMBO Young Investigators are selected annually and the 73 current members, together with 384 former members of the programme and the recipients of EMBO Installation Grants, form a network of Europe’s next generation of leading life scientists.

Eligibility Requirements:

Candidates applying to become a Young Investigator must:

  • Have been an independent group leader for at least one year at the pre-application deadline and for less than four years on 1 January in the year of application.
  • Have an excellent track record.
  • Carry out research in the life sciences in an EMBC Member State, an EMBC Associate Member State (currently India and Singapore) or a in countries/territories covered by a co-operation agreement (currently Taiwan and Chile).
  • Have obtained sufficient funding to run their laboratory.
  • Have published at least one last author research paper in an international peer reviewed journal from independent work carried out in their own laboratory.
  • Be 40 years old or younger on 1 January in the year of application, unless exceptional circumstances have significantly delayed career progression.
  • Be able to attend an interview in Heidelberg, Germany, on 23 or 24 October 2019.

Benefits:

EMBO Young Investigators receive a financial award of 15,000 euros in their second year. They can also apply for additional small grants of up to 10,000 euros per year.

Networking is a key aspect of the programme, and Young Investigators benefit from extensive practical support, including:

Networking:

  • The annual EMBO Young Investigator meeting
  • Special interest groups organizing sectoral meetings on a number of topics
  • Joint group meetings with other programme member’s labs
  • Visits to discuss a potential collaboration with another programme member
  • Seminars by Young Investigators at another programme members’ institute
  • Research visits of a lab member to another programme member’s laboratory to exchange expertise

Support for Young Investigators:

Support for Young Investigator laboratories:

Application Procedure:

Applications to the EMBO Young Investigator Programme are accepted annually in a two-stage process and must be submitted through an online system.

Application process

  • The deadline for pre-applications is 1 April 2019, 14:00 CEST.
  • The Young Investigator Committee invites selected candidates to submit a full application and attend an interview.
  • The deadline for full applications is 17 June 2019, 23:55 CEST.
  • All invited candidates will be interviewed by the Young Investigator Committee on 23 or 24 October 2019.
  • The final decision will be made at the Young Investigator Committee meeting.
  • All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by email.

Required documentation

The complete application for the Young Investigator Programme consists of:

  • CV
  • Synopsis of recent work
  • Outline of the research programme
  • Short summary of research
  • Publication list and list of three best papers
  • Three letters of reference
  • List of grants and pending grant applications
  • ORCID

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the EMBO Young Investigator Programme 2019

Application Deadline: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 11:59pm Central Standard Time (CST)

The Gilman Scholarship Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and is assisted in its implementation by the Institute of International Education (IIE). The Gilman Program provides grants for undergraduate U.S. citizens of limited financial means to study and intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity. 

The Gilman Scholarship Program is pleased to announce that applications for Summer 2019 and Fall 2019/AY 2019-2020 are now open.

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible for a Gilman Scholarship, an applicant must be:

  • A citizen of the United States;
  • An undergraduate student in good standing at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States (including both two-year and four-year institutions);
  • Receiving a Federal Pell Grant during the time of application or provide proof that they will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of their study abroad program or internship;
  • In the process of applying to, or accepted for, a study abroad or internship program of at least two weeks for community college students and three weeks for students from four-year institutions, in a single country or area and eligible for credit from the student’s home institution. Proof of program acceptance is required prior to award disbursement;
  • Applying for credit-bearing study abroad programs in a country or area with an overall Travel Advisory Level 1 or 2, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Travel Advisory System. However, certain locations within these countries or areas may be designated within the Travel Advisory as either “Do not travel to” (Level 4) or “Reconsider travel to” (Level 3) locations, as such; students will not be allowed to travel to these specific locations. Moreover, students are not eligible to apply for programs in a country or area with an overall Level 3 or 4 Travel Advisory. Please note that Travel Advisories may change at any point as new information becomes available and that countries or areas may be added or removed from the eligible country or area list during the application period and/or after the application period ends. The U.S. Department of State reserves the right to request program changes for specific countries or areas if deemed necessary during any stage of the application or selection process, or while a student is overseas.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program 2019/2020

Application Deadline: February 24th 2019

The Turkey Europe Future Forum is a project of Stiftung Mercator in cooperation with TUSIAD, under the patronage of Federica Mogherini, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs.

Since 2015, The Turkey Europe Future Forum has been bringing together dedicated young leaders from Turkey and Europe for intensive dialogue in Turkey, Germany and other European countries.

This year’s Forum takes place from July 7-14 in Istanbul and Eskisehir under the title “Turkey and the EU: Overcoming Common Challenges and Bilateral Tensions”. We want to look at the current state of political, economic and social relations between Turkey and Europe and identify new ways for sustainable cooperation. We want to openly discuss, argue, listen to each other and exchange ideas

Every year, the Turkey Europe Future Forum enables 30 outstanding young leaders from Turkey, Germany and other European countries to benefit from an intensive exchange of ideas, substantial training measures and access to an important network.

During the Future Forum, participants attend eight days of workshops, lectures and intercultural trainings  about a current issue and debate it from their country- and sector-specific perspectives. In addition, top-level guests, speakers and dialogue partners provide exclusive insights into the politics, economy, culture and society of the participating countries. Ümit Boyner, former president of TÜSIAD and one of Turkey’s most successful entrepreneurs, and Ruprecht Polenz, long-time member of the German Bundestag and former chair of the German Foreign Affairs Committee, are the programme deans. Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Parliament is the Future Forum’s patron.

Requirements:

  • Between two and ten years’ professional experience in the fields of politics, economics, administration, culture, media, science or civil society (Note: Internships do not count)
  • Outstanding academic and professional qualifications
  • Turkish, German or another European citizenship
  • A university degree (preferably Master’s degree or diploma)
  • Very good English skills
  • Strong interest in the respective topic of the Future Forum as well as European-Turkish relations

Benefits:

Costs for travel and accommodation are covered.

2019 Timelines

  • January 8: Start of application period
  • February 24: Application deadline
  • April 8-9: Selection interviews in Berlin
  • April 10-11: Selection interviews in Istanbul
  • July 7-14: 5th Turkey Europe Future Forum

Online Application

Applications for the Turkey Europe Future Forum are only possible via the online application tool during the application phase.

The application phase for this year’s Forum runs until February 24, 2019.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Stiftung Mercator 2019 Turkey Europe Future Forum

Application Deadline: January 25th 2019

Reports to: Senior Public Engagement Officer
Line manages: None
Location: Carlton House Terrace, London
Pay band: A

Salary: £18,564 per annum
Hours: 35 hours per week (including some evening and weekend working)
Duration: 18 March 2019 to 17 July 2019 (4 months). Must be available during the Summer Science Exhibition (1 – 7 July 2019)

Interview panel: Senior Public Engagement Officer and Public Engagement Manager

The Royal Society is the independent scientific academy of the UK and Commonwealth, and a self-governing Fellowship of many of the world’s most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, engineering and medicine. The Society’s fundamental purpose, as reflected in its founding charters of the 1660s, is to recognise, promote and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.

The Summer Science Exhibition Intern will work with the Public Engagement team to help deliver the Royal Society’s flagship public event of the year, the Summer Science Exhibition. Each year we bring together 22 exhibits and over 600 researchers to showcase the UK’s most exciting, cutting-edge science to over 14,000 visitors. Alongside the exhibition, we run a programme of events including an adults-only evening, interactive family shows, talks and drop-in activities.

Responsibilities

The work of the Summer Science Exhibition Intern will include:

  • Drafting, editing and maintaining content for the 2019 Summer Science Exhibition website and supporting digital engagement before and during the exhibition. 
  • Liaising with the wider project team including internal departments, external stakeholders and service providers to support preparations for the exhibition.
  • Supporting the Senior Public Engagement Officer in the external recruitment and management of volunteers.   
  • Writing a variety of materials for use in digital marketing, printed advertising, and internal documentation and reporting. 
  • Working with the Public Engagement team during the delivery of the Summer Science Exhibition including set up weekend (29 June – 30 June), the exhibition (1 – 7 July) and take down (8 July). You will not be required to work every day of the exhibition or set up, but must be available most days during this timeframe. Time off in lieu will be given for weekend and evening working. 
  • Handling administrative tasks, supporting exhibitors and volunteers, greeting visitors, and event management during the exhibition. 
  • Supporting the Summer Science Exhibition Talks and activities programme, including event planning, delivery and speaker management.
  • Sharing experience and ideas with others in the section and Society, and contributing broadly to the Society’s aims and objectives.

Key Knowledge and Skills Required

Education / qualifications / knowledge / interests

  • A demonstrable interest in public engagement, outreach and/or working with the public  Highly Desirable
  • Good written and oral communication skills, and clear writing style  Essential
  • Good time-management and prioritisation skills  Essential
  • Good attention to detail  Essential
  • An ability to work under pressure as part of a team  Essential
  • Excellent knowledge of office systems and procedures, including computer skills in Microsoft Office and databases  Essential
  • A degree or equivalent in a science, engineering, maths or other relevant subject  Desirable
  • A demonstrable interest in science, mathematics, technology and its broader social significance   Highly Desirable
  • An understanding of online communication and marketing  Highly desirable
  • Experience in organising and delivering events  Highly desirable

Circumstances  

  • Able to work on evenings and weekends during the exhibition (29 June – 8 July)  Essential

Competencies

Self-management 

  • Enthusiastic and positive attitude
  • Reliable and consistent
  • Accurate and high-quality output
  • Punctual and meets deadlines
  • Confident of own abilities

Working with others

  • Willing to cooperate and share knowledge within the team, shares all relevant, critical and useful information
  • Willing to help others in times of need
  • Listens to, and acts upon, feedback from senior colleagues and willingly learns from others
  • Able to give simple presentations to sectional colleagues
  • Understands that one’s own actions and behaviours will influence how others perceive and engage with the Society

Resource management

  • Is aware of, and works within, budgetary and resource constraints 
  • Organises own workload, prioritising according to business need
  • Is flexible, and adapts to changing circumstances and priorities
  • Looks for ways to improve quality or results
  • Meets the standards of quality expected of their role

Critical thinking

  • Thinks tasks, queries and problems through and considers what they need to know
  • Uses relevant information when providing a service, solving a problem or dealing with a query
  • Is open to new ideas and willing to try them
  • Makes decisions within well-defined guidelines
  • Uses initiative to select most appropriate solution to straightforward problems

Adaptability

  • Adapts to changes in workload without letting standards slip
  • Listens to and accommodates the alternative views of others
  • Takes on new challenges when asked to do so 
  • Is receptive and accommodating when asked to take on new projects outside of their usual job specification.

Managing people and relationships

  • Values and appreciates the importance of feedback
  • Shares responsibility for the performance and workload of the team where appropriate
  • Handles requests promptly and politely
  • Respects opinions and deals appropriately with complaints

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition Internship 2019

Application Deadline: : February 7, 2019

Girls on Boards challenges the status quo of low female representation on governance boards. Launched in 2017 with the support of Department of Women and Gender Equality (formerly Status of Women Canada), Girls on Boards places community-minded, motivated and trained young women on non-profit governance boards in their communities across Canada. After completing online training and several months of coaching with a G(irls)20 approved coach, “Young Directors” begin their 1-year term on the board.

Eligibility

To apply to the Girls on Boards program, you must be:

  • Woman-identifying young person living in Canada
  • Must be between 18 and 25 years old at the time of application
  • Eagerness to contribute to their community and country
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Willing to participate fully in the program
  • Ready to commit 1 year of volunteer service to her community

Training

Before being placed on a Board, Young Directors are required to complete:

onBoard Canada Program

This course is provided by Ryerson University’s G. Raymond Chang’s School of Continuing Education and covers:

  1. Board Essentials
  2. Legal Roles & Responsibilities
  3. Finance Fundamentals
  4. Commitment to Diversity
  5. Risk Management
  6. Strategic Planning
  7. Resource Development

Gender-based Analysis Training:

In this 3-hour workshop, Young Directors, coaches, and board directors learn about:

  1. Unconscious or implicit bias in the workplace
  2. Gender bias interacting with race, class, age, ability
  3. Conducting gender analysis on workplace policies, culture, and organizations’ programming
  4. Developing policy interventions to address gender inequities
Mentorship

Each Young Director is matched with:

A Coach

Coaches are professional women who are looking to give back to their community. At the start of the program, coaches are matched with Young Directors and provide professional and personal support throughout the duration of the program.

With the help of a coaching handbook, coaches and Young Directors meet twice monthly (2 hours each) for 3 months on a coaching program and then continue to meet for 1-2 hours on a monthly basis for the rest of the year.

A Board Mentor

Each participating board is required to identify a director who will act as a Young Director’s board mentor. Board mentors are expected to:

  • Assist with the onboarding process, such as initiating introductions to board directors and providing background information on the organization;
  • Setting up regular discussions (before and after meetings) to provide any insight or explanation to meeting proceedings and to address any questions or concerns the Young Director may have;
  • Maintain an ongoing, open, and accessible relationship with the Young Director throughout the year.

Timeline:

Application deadline: February 7, 2019

Interviews with shortlisted candidates: February 25 – March 8, 2019 (by phone)

Program start: April 2019

Girls on Boards Forum (Toronto): June 22 – 23, 2019 (flights and accommodation covered for Young Directors outside the GTA)

Applicants will be notified of their application status by April 2019.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Girls on Boards Program 2019

Application Deadline: March 15th, 2019

The Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership is designed to train the next generation of leaders in sustainability and transformation research.

Requirements:’

Per intake, 20 researchers will be selected. To be eligible for the Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership you should be an early career researcher with sustainability focus, affiliated to a European research institution, and

  • have obtained your doctorate/PhD no more than four years prior to applying (family and caring times excluded),
  • be an excellent researcher with a vision (societal impact),
  • have a strong interest and experience in doing inter- and transdisciplinary sustainability research, and
  • conduct research that asks for the complementarity of natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities.
  • have a research topic relevant to this year’s focus topic “Scaling Sustainability”
  • be on the way to professorship and academic leadership positions,
  • be an academic intrapreneur, who acts responsibly and initiates positive changes and innovation within his/ her institution,
  • be a shaper, a shaker and a mover,
  • have excellent English language skills (CEFR Level C2),
  • be committed to attending all seminars and relevant networking activities and
  • have funds for your postdoc research for the majority of the Postdoc Academy.

Applicants should be early-career researchers at an academic institution in one of the following European countries: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican.

Application Procedure:

An online application form is linked here in the period from 15th January to 15th March 2019.

You need to register on the online platform in order to view the application form. Once registered you can work on your application. Please safe regularly. You can return to your application and continue to work on it any time until 15th March 2019. If your application is considered successful in the first stage, you will be invited to an assessment workshop. The assessment workshop will take place in the Robert Bosch Stiftung – Berlin Representative Office on Thursday, 13th June 2019.

Timeline:

15th January till 15th March 2019

Online application (motivation, CV, letter of support, etc.)
 

13th June 2019

Assessment workshop (personal presentation, interview, group work)
 

Until 30th June 2019

Notification of selection results to applicants

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Robert Bosch Stiftung 2019 Postdoc Academy

Application Deadline:

The Young Leaders’ Forum is an event gathering young professionals between the ages of 24-38 from the Central European region, who are active in the field of innovation, to discuss innovative initiatives, improve their leadership potential, and learn new skills that will make them more competitive in their field of expertise.

The aim of the think.BDPST Young Leaders’ Forum (YLF) is to invite and give opportunity to young and talented innovators both from social and natural sciences to share their ideas and discuss the most important regional challenges with each other, while also initiating a dialogue with each other.

The think.BDPST Young Leaders’ Forum features outstanding young professionals (aged 24-38) soon to become important actors and decision-makers in the field of innovation, urban design, transport, automotive industry, informatics, and the connected social sciences and legal studies. YLF is the only forum in Central Europe that gathers young professionals from the region who are active in the field of innovation, and provides them a platform where new innovative initiatives can be discussed and employed. YLF connects experts from the fields of social sciences, engineering, and natural sciences to create a bridge between these fields and help young decision makers to make their innovations more effective and to better understand different aspects of current issues. In the meantime, YLF makes it possible for these young professionals to improve their leadership potential and learn new skills that will make them more competitive in their field of expertise.

The main purpose of YLF is to foster a lively dialogue among young innovators, inventors, entrepreneurs, PhD researchers, policy experts active in public administration, and young professionals working at companies that are investing in innovative projects. During the four-day event, participants have the opportunity to exchange best practices, experience, ideas, and knowledge, and improve their skills through panel discussions and workshops.

Key Features of think.BDPST Young Leaders’ Forum 2019

The programme of YLF 2019 focuses on issues connected to smart societies. There are two main topics to be discussed in different formats during the forum: innovation in the housing system and the effects of cyber developments and digitalisation on democratic political systems.

The first part of the programme is focusing on innovative urban space with special regards to the current housing models and trends. How innovation in housing affects the costs and standards of living? How innovation in housing influences the changes and development of the urban space? What kind of social problems can be tackled or solved by the new housing trends?

The second part of the conference is about the aspects of e-democracy. How do our online activities affect our political behaviour? How democratic is e-democracy? What is the connection between digital innovation and fake news?

As YLF is about embracing the inner leadership potential of our selected participants, the programme also includes panels, workshops and face-to-face/small group consultation with an expert to make it possible for participants to develop their leadership skills and gain more practical knowledge.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the think.BDPST Young Leaders’ Forum (YLF) 2019