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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

Application Deadline: January 20th 2019


British Council Belgium, EU team is recruiting an Intern.
Purpose of job:   

To contribute to the work of the British Council in creating impact at an EU and international level. This role will focus on advocating for the value of arts and culture for sustainable development, through providing support on key policy events and stakeholder engagement. 

Context and environment:

  British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust. We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.  

Brussels is home to the main institutions of the European Union. These institutions formulate policies, laws, and recommendations which are relevant to the work of the British Council in all regions of the world, and the EU funds a global portfolio of programmes in our core areas including Culture, Education, Governance and Civil Society.  

The British Council Brussels EU team:  
– represents the British Council in the centre of the European political and cultural debate. It advocates the Council’s values and strategy to a highly influential European and international audience of policy makers, thereby building support, gaining trust and gathering vital information about opportunities for partnerships and funding for our work worldwide.  
– develops relationships and partnerships with Brussels-based major international organisations, seeking to demonstrate the value of cultural relations and generating significant income and impact for the British Council in core strategic business areas.  
– links Regional Directors and their planning staff and Strategic Business Unit leads in Headquarters to EU funding sources, and provides the EU policy context for strategic planning in all sectors.
  
The Culture and Development team at the British Council looks at the role of arts and culture in an international development context, and explores creative responses to the social and economic needs of developing countries. We rely on the British Council’s global network, expertise and presence on the ground to deliver culture programmes that contribute to the social and economic advancement of developing countries. We work closely with colleagues and partners worldwide to deliver these programmes locally and raise awareness of the value of culture in development contexts, and the value of this work to the UK.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the British Council Belgium Internship 2019

Application Deadline: Feb 03, 2019

New Scientist is the world’s most popular weekly science and technology magazine. Founded in 1956 for “all those interested in scientific discovery and its social consequences”, the publication’s teams in London, Boston and Sydney cover international news from a scientific standpoint and ask the biggest-picture questions about life, the universe, and what it means to be human.

These fundamental questions are of interest to everyone, whatever their background. But both science and journalism suffer from a lack of diversity, with many talented individuals and valuable perspectives excluded or lost from these fields.

The programme is a learning and development opportunity open to anyone from a BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) background and will offer 6-month internships beginning in April or October to four successful applicants. 

Each internship will pay the 2019 London Living Wage and be based on the news desk in our London office. Interns will receive mentoring and on-the-job training in news and features writing, plus subediting. By the end of their placements, each intern will have an extensive portfolio of published work.

Because science is technical, the only entry requirements are that you have a science, technology or computing degree, and a demonstrable interest in writing or journalism. We ask applicants to submit 200 words explaining how you meet these requirements, and why you are the right person for this internship. In addition, please write an article on a recent scientific discovery, between 500 and 800 words.

The internship is a positive action scheme, under the Equality Act 2010.

To apply, please paste your 200-word statement in the box below. Instead of uploading a CV, please attach your science article.

If you have not heard from us by 8 March, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the New Scientist Diversity Internship Programme 2019

Application Deadline: February 28, 2019

A limited number of California’s state legislators possess backgrounds in science, engineering, or technology. Despite this, they are asked to make critical decisions on a number of issues that require an understanding in these areas, such as our water supply, the state’s energy grid, and overall environmental policy.

To address the challenge this represents, each year the CCST Science Fellows program recruits a corps of ten PhD scientists and engineers. These Science Fellows spend one year in Sacramento, directly serving policymakers within the California State Legislature.

Working as legislative staff within the State Senate or State Assembly, these scientific minds get a front-row seat learning about the craft and process of lawmaking in the State of California. CCST Science Fellows work alongside with legislators to evaluate complex scientific issues, interpret data, while tackling the responsibilities of full-time legislative staffers.

These talented individuals gain valuable experience and training in public policy making. In turn, state lawmakers are given access to science-savvy staff members, helping them to craft fact-based policies.

The CCST Science Fellows program is a win-win for California. By embedding PhD scientists directly within the state legislature, we inform policy discussions with scientific perspectives and expertise.

Timeline:

February 28, 2019

Application period closes

Mid April, 2019

Notification sent to applicants for interviews

Late May/early June, 2019

Finalists’ Interviews held

June 2019

Fellows Selected

November 1, 2019

Fellows’ training begins in Sacramento

December 2019

Fellows assigned to host offices

October 31, 2020

Fellowship ends

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Carlifornia Council on Science and Technology (CCST) Science Fellowship

Application Deadline: February 1st 2019

The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science initiative began 20 years ago. Since that inaugural year, the L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) have strived to support and recognize accomplished women researchers, to encourage more young women to enter the profession and to assist them once their careers are in progress.

The solutions to attracting more women to science appear so obvious that few would disagree with them. We should, in particular, instill confidence in girls from an early age by showing them their own potential. More women scientists should also be able to obtain positions of responsibility, just like their male counterparts, so that future generations will have role models to inspire them.

The current situation, however, indicates that, well into the third millennium, a considerable discrepancy exists between what society professes to believe and what we actually do. Much remains to be done with regard to gender balance in science. Most tellingly, women account for only 28% of the world’s researchers.* There are still great barriers that discourage women from entering the profession and obstacles continue to block progress for those already in the field. For this reason, in addition to its annual Awards, the L’Oréal-UNESCO partnership has established the International Rising Talents program, which is designed to accelerate the advancement of young women in science globally. The International Rising Talents are chosen from among the doctoral and post-doctoral researchers who have received fellowships from L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science’s national and regional programs.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2019 L’Oreal Unesco UK Ireland for Women in Science Fellowships

Application Deadline: January 31st 2019

Mobility First! – ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative is the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)’s travel grant for artists and cultural professionals. Mobility First! supports a wide variety of activity types (workshop/training, conference/forum, festival/biennale, residencies, partnership meetings, research trips, short-term exploration/networking) with particular focus on these areas:

  • Skills transfer / knowledge exchange
  • Innovation in arts & culture
  • Local development
  • Art and social issues: the role of art & artists in society

Requirements:

Mobility First! accepts two types of applications from:

1) Individuals – artists/cultural professionals looking to participate in any of the eligible activity types (outgoing mobility)

2) Organisations – arts organisations applying for up to 5 artists/cultural professionals they want to invite to an activity they are organising

Please refer to the Documents Section of this page for the Application Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions

If you need any of the documents in an accessible format, please contact us:

Fatima AVILA (Ms)

Project Manager, Culture, ASEF

fatima.avila@asef.org

How to apply?

Application form for individuals: https://asefculture.formstack.com/forms/mobilityfirst2019 

Application form for arts organisations: https://asefculture.formstack.com/forms/mobilityfirst2019orgs 

Note: please ensure that you read the Application Guidelines and the Frequently Asked Questions on the Documents Section of this page before you apply

Grant amounts

The grant amounts for 2019 are as follows:

Grant amounts (up to these maximum caps)
Asia to Europe and vice-versa SGD 2,000
Australia/New Zealand to Europe and vice-versaSGD 2,300
Russia to Europe and vice-versaSGD 1,000
Intra-AsiaSGD 1,000

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Mobility First! – ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative travel grant 2019

Application Deadline: May 31st 2019

The TRT World Citizen Short Film Competition provides a platform for filmmakers to explore global humanitarian issues from a unique and creative perspective.

In our second year, the competition is being hosted as part of TRT World Citizen’s ‘Women of War’ Campaign, which highlights the situation faced by women in conflict zones. In war, women are frequently victims of systematic violence and oppression, but also serve as essential contributors to the peace process, and as leaders in rebuilding society after war.

Your film submission should highlight the narratives of these women. All submissions must be guided by the subject of the campaign: ‘Women of War: Survivors. Peacemakers. Leaders.’

Competition Rules:

  • Films must be short narratives of 5-10 minutes. Any film outside these parameters will be immediately disqualified without exception.
  • All films must be in English or have English subtitles at the time submitted.
  • Films must be submitted as an online streaming video via a participating submission platform (FilmFreeway or Withoutabox).
  • Films must have been completed after January 1, 2017.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the TRT World Citizen Short Film Competition 2019

Application Deadline: 31st January 2019.

The European External Action Service (EEAS) and the European Commission (EC) have established a high-level traineeship programme which gives an opportunity to highly qualified junior professionals from the EU Member States to work in the EU Delegations worldwide. The aim of the programme is to enable young people to gain a first-hand experience in the work of Delegations and an in-depth understanding of their role in the implementation of EU external policies.

Every 24 months, the EEAS and the EC open a call for expression of interests.
For the current round 2017-2019, there are 78 junior professionals posted in different Delegations.

The JPD programme is based on the:

  • Joint Decision JOIN(2017)22 of 19.06.2017 of the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy amending the Joint Decision JOIN(2012)17  of 12.06.2012 establishing a High Level Traineeship Programme in the Delegations in Partnership with the Member States;
  • The Decision ADMIN(2017)8 of 21.06.2017 of the Director-General of Budget and Administration of the European External Action Service in agreement with the Directors-General of DG DEVCO and DG HR of the European Commission on the implementing rules of the high level traineeship programme in the delegations of the European Union in Partnership with the Member States of the European Union amending the Decision EEAS DEC(2014)002 of 22.01.2014 of the Chief Operating Officer of the EEAS in agreement with the Directors-General of DG DEVCO and DG HR of the European Commission.

Eligibility Requirements:

Candidates applying for this high-level traineeship programme should:

  • be a national from an EU Member State,
  • hold at least a university degree equivalent to the Master’s degree (see Diplomas Annexin a domain relevant to the activities of the Delegations;
  • have excellent command of English and/or French; knowledge of other languages is an asset;
  • show a great interest and motivation to work in a Delegation;
  • professional experience, extra-curriculum activities such as volunteering or publications, is an important asset.

Benefits:

Selected candidates will be offered a single traineeship agreement of a fixed-term of twelve (12) months, which can be renewed for another period of twelve (12) months.

Trainees are entitled to a monthly remuneration package composed of:

  • a grant of 1.375 EUR;
  • an accommodation contribution set at 1.058 EUR;
  • a hardship contribution added to these mentioned above – depending on the Living Conditions Allowance in a Delegation from 10% to 35% (seeLCA table).

In addition, JPDs will be granted:

  • an installation contribution of 2.166 EUR at the beginning of their traineeship;
  • a contribution for the cost of the journey of 2.644 EUR for each period of 12 months of traineeship;
  • a contribution of 705 EUR for the insurance cost for each period of 12 months of traineeship.

Posting

Junior Professionals can work in one of the 140 EU Delegations and can be posted, depending on the nature of their tasks, in:

NUMBER OF TRAINEESHIP POSITIONS IN 2019

The EEAS and the EC will finance minimum 54 JPDs posts (2 per Member State) for the round 2019-2021: 27 JPDs positions in the political, press and information section (EEAS) and 27 in the aid management, trade and economic issues (EC). Additional posts might be financed through voluntary contributions of EU Member States.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications (see the application form) shall be addressed exclusively to the authorities designated by each EU Member State (see the points of contact for your Member State). The modalities for presenting applications to the respective national authorities are determined by the EU Member States and should be made available on their relevant websites. Applicants can only apply in one Member State. In case of multiple applications, the candidate will be disqualified.

SELECTION PROCESS

The pre-selection of candidates is managed by the EU Member States. The final selection is made by EEAS and the EC.

After the pre-selection process, the EU Member States submit to the EEAS and the EC a list with the names of short-listed candidates (between 2-4 candidates per foreseen post). Both, the EEAS and the EC, select one candidate from each Member State.

The EEAS and the EC identify a list of priority Delegations to allocate among JPDs. Once the lists are finalised, the EEAS and the EC manage the matching process. The matching process is based on the following criteria:

  • priorities of the EC and the EEAS;
  • candidates’ profiles and preferences expressed in the application form;
  • EU Delegations’ training possibilities.

CALENDAR

LAUNCHING of the 2019 ROUND 3 January 2019
Deadline for applications to Member States 31 January 2019
Lists of pre-selected candidates submitted to EEAS and Commission by the Member States 28 April 2019
Selection panels at EEAS and Commission and matching process (who goes where) May 2019
Communication of results to Member States June 2019
Traineeship offers sent to candidates June 2019
Reception of documents required from selected candidates   30 June 2019
Obligatory Induction Training in Brussels  September 2019
Starting of traineeships in EU Delegations   September/October 2019

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2019 Junior Professionals in Delegation (JPD)

Application Deadline: 18 January 2019. 

The Photo Competition (‘’The Competition’’) is organised within the social media campaign #MyGreenWinter and invites people worldwide to share pictures illustrating how they are acting in order to save the planet, reduce plastic waste and emissions and be green in their everyday life. The Competition is hosted on EuropeAid’s Instagram account and candidates are invited to share the pictures on their own profiles in the same platform.

ELIGIBILITY

The competition is open for free to individuals who are at least sixteen(16) years old. Trustees, employees or partners of the EU institutions, as well as immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of thoseemployees are not eligible to participate. Submitted photos that are not related to the theme or do not comply the present rules will not be eligible.

How green can you make your winter?
Think green, buy green, live green and show us with your creative photos!

Post your pics of how your everyday actions can change the world by reducing your emissions impact, promoting sustainable farming, ethical buying and green travel. Use the hashtag #mygreenwinter to be in the running to win a sustainable city bike!

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the mygreenwinter photo competition 2019

Application Deadline: 4th February 2019 (12:00, Brussels time)

Each year the European Commission offers 2 five month, paid traineeships, for 1,300 trainees; administrative or translation.

Starting on 1 March or 1 October, trainees gain hands-on experience of EU policy making in a multicultural environment.

Benefits:
EU knowledge – insight into the processes and policies of the European Institutions

Practical experience – an opportunity to play a part in the Commission’s day-to-day business

Opportunity to put academic theory into practice

  • Attending and organising meetings, working groups, forums, public hearings
  • Researching and compiling documentation, reports, consultations, answering queries
  • Running projects

What do we expect from you?

  • Openess to European issues
  • Interest in learning about Commission working methods
  • Willingness to work in a multicultural environment
  • Contribution to everyday work with a fresh point of view
  • Proactive attitude

Scientific traineeships are also available at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC).

Interested in a traineeship in another institution?

How to Apply:

Subject to eligibility criteria, the traineeship is open to all EU citizens regardless of age.

A limited number of places are also allocated to non EU nationals.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the European Commission Blue Book Traineeship 2019

Application Deadline: January 23rd 2019

The European Parliament is looking to host 50 young people from EU Member States as representatives of youth organisations in order to identify improvements which can be made in the EP’s involvement in the field of youth. 

This programme will run from March 6th to 7th in the European Parliament in Brussels, with accomodation and travel arranged and covered by the organisers. 

How can the European Parliament better interact with youth organisations? How can the European Parliament communicate better with young people? What do you and the public you represent need and want from the European Parliament? 
Have your say in what the European Parliament should do for youth and take the chance to participate
to this event.

During the event, organised in a fully participatory format, youth organisations from all EU Member States will be invited to tell and share their ideas on what the European Parliament could do for them and the public they represent. 
The most concrete and realistic ideas resulting from the event will become part of the Youth Outreach Unit annual programme. 

The event will be held at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.

The programme of the event is currently under preparation and will be finalised in February. 

The draft outline is as follows: 
– 6 March – arrivals; 
– 7 March – working groups 09.00 to 18.00, followed by a networking drink. 

The language of the event is English.

Who can participate
Local or regional youth organisations, from all EU Member States. Working with disadvantaged youth is an asset.

Deadline to apply: 23rd January, 23:00 CET.

Accommodation and travel will be arranged and covered by the organisers. Lunch will be provided on 7 March, as well as a networking drink after the event.

For questions, please contact: youth@ep.europa.eu 

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the
European Parliament’s Youth Outreach Unit annual programme

Application Deadline: Monday, February 4th 2019

PRB is currently accepting applications for its Women’s Edition South Asia program. Women’s Edition brings together senior-level women journalists—editors, reporters, and producers—for weeklong seminars to examine important topics related to women’s and girls’ reproductive health and development. The 2019 seminar will be in Kathmandu, Nepal, and will focus on child marriage.

Women’s Edition offers a unique opportunity to become part of an international network of leading women journalists interested in women’s health and development. PRB will select 12 to 14 women journalists from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan to participate in the Kathmandu seminar, to be held in late March or early April 2019. Successful participants from this group will be invited to another seminar on a different reproductive health topic in 2020 and may be eligible for reporting grants to fund in-depth coverage.

At the Kathmandu seminar, journalists will engage in sessions with health and development experts who will explain the reproductive health issues linked to early marriage, participate in editorial meetings to develop strategies for covering these issues from a policy perspective, and join site visits to see innovative programs in action.

Women’s Edition is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and is conducted by seasoned PRB trainers who have been organizing Women’s Edition activities for more than a decade.

Requirements:

Intrepid women journalists who:

  • Report from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, or Pakistan.
  • Hold an influential editorial position–senior-level editor, reporter, or producer–with a leading media outlet that has a large audience, such as national and regional newspapers, magazines, and television and radio stations. Freelancers and bloggers may apply but must provide a letter of support from a news organization indicating that their work will be published or broadcast.
  • Demonstrate interest in women’s health, development, and population issues and a commitment to covering these topics.
  • Communicate comfortably and effectively in English during the seminars, though they may write or broadcast in any language.

Funding

PRB will cover all seminar expenses, including travel, lodging, and meals.

Deadline

Applications must be received at PRB by Monday, February 4. Successful participants will be notified by February 15. Those selected will be asked to submit a letter from their managing editor or director in support of their participation in Women’s Edition. Participation includes commitments to:

  • Participate in the seminar.
  • Publish or produce at least one special report, a series of articles, or broadcast programs after each seminar on the issues explored in the seminar.
  • Send to PRB copies of each report, series of articles, or broadcast program immediately after its publication or broadcast.

How to apply

Complete this form through PRB’s online submission portal. For your application, you will need to provide:

  • Basic personal information and links to your social media pages.
  • Your current CV.
  • A statement of interest.
  • A description of an important reproductive health topic in your country.
  • Two examples of your best work.
  • Two references.

If you have any questions about applying, please contact abarton@prb.org

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the PRB Women’s Edition South Asia program 2019

Application Deadline: February 20, 2019 (3 p.m. ET)

The Culture of Health Leaders program offers leadership development for leaders from all sectors and is based on evidence, informed by experience, and grounded in principles of equity and social justice. These principles are the basis of everything participants experience throughout the program.

This structured three-year program is for any individual—from any walk of life (for-profit, nonprofit, government, or social enterprise)—who is highly motivated, ready, and open to learn, lead, and collaborate with organizations, communities, systems, and policymakers to build a Culture of Health in our nation. Our leaders come from the technology, education, housing, transportation, social sector, business, the arts, and countless other disciplines.

The Culture of Health Leaders curriculum and experience is designed to equip and support leaders through a process that helps them achieve mastery of self, relationships, environment, and change. By the end of the three years, leaders will apply the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion to create sustainable change in their communities, organizations, or systems.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • The Culture of Health Leaders program is open to individuals from any walk of life who are committed to working with organizations, communities, health systems, and policymakers to build a Culture of Health in America.
  • Applicants must be at least 21 years old as of September 1, 2019.
  • Federal, state, tribal and local government employees are eligible to apply unless they are considered government officials under Section 4946 of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or individuals granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at the time of application. As federal policy or laws change, we may need to consider adjustments in eligibility and grant terms.
  • Individual candidates for receipt of award funds cannot be related by blood or marriage to any Officer or Trustee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, or be a descendant of its founder, Robert Wood Johnson.

Total Awards

  • Number of leaders in the 2019 cohort: up to 40
  • Grant funds from RWJF will include:
    • Stipend: up to $20,000 per year for three years (total of up to $60,000)
    • Project funds: funding of up to $35,000 for activities related to the implementation and evaluation of a community-based strategic initiative that promotes a Culture of Health. This strategic initiative must be approved by the national program center and the Foundation in year 2 of the program (not at time of initial application)
  • Additional tools and resources: leaders may also be eligible to receive additional support directly from the national program center, if needed, to help make it easier for them to participate in the program.
  • Payment of grant funds: Grant funds are not paid directly to the individual leader. All grant funds will be paid to an organization (“sponsoring institution”) identified by the leader.

Key Dates

February 20, 2019 (3 p.m. ET)
Deadline for receipt of full applications, including video and references.

May 13–24, 2019
Semifinalist interviews, Washington, D.C. (attendance required).

Mid-June 2019
Notification of finalists.

July 10, 2019
Deadline for receipt of finalist supplemental applications.

September 1, 2019
Program begins. Stipend funding initiated for program participants.

October 2019 or January 2020 (date TBD)
Convening, date and location TBD (attendance required).

May 2020 (date TBD)
Convening, date and location TBD (attendance required).

2020 (date TBD)
RWJF Annual Leadership Institute, date and location TBD (attendance required).

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Leaders program 2019

Application Deadline: March 31st 2019

Voices for Diagnosis is an annual prize, launched in 2018, to recognize individuals and organizations that implement innovative approaches to improve access to and create demand for timely, cost-effective diagnostic solutions for infectious diseases in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The prize is adjudicated and supported by the Diagnostics Ambassadors, an informal network of thought leaders from diverse disciplines who help champion the important role played by diagnostics in global health.

Despite being pivotal for guiding the best treatment for patients, preventing the spread of disease and antimicrobial resistance, and enhancing surveillance for early disease detection and monitoring, diagnostics remain under-resourced and overlooked. Raising the profile of diagnostics in order to enhance access and spur behaviour change to support their uptake is pivotal to transforming patient experiences when faced with some of the world’s most deadly infectious diseases.

Patient groups, and health and rights advocacy organizations have a key role to play in promoting diagnostic access. The Voices for Diagnosis prize celebrates and broadens the impact of community initiatives with a view to encouraging best-practice sharing and sparking creative new ideas. Each year the prize will focus on a specific theme; entries will be assessed according to their level of innovation and their impact on diagnostic access in LMICs, in line with the current theme. Initiatives may address topics such as behaviour change in clinical practice, patient and healthcare provider education, and innovative use of technology (e.g. artificial intelligence, crowdsourcing or social media).

ligibility

Formal or informal patient groups, advocacy organizations, or other non-governmental organizations, including implementing bodies, are invited to apply.

Initiatives may address topics such as (but not limited to):

  • Behaviour change in clinical practice
  • Patient / healthcare provider education
  • Innovative use of technology (e.g. artificial intelligence, crowdsourcing or social media)

Selection criteria

Submissions will be reviewed by FIND and members of the Diagnostics Ambassador network. The following factors will be considered in choosing the winning applicants:

  • Impact of the initiative in terms of improved patient outcomes, improved access, and/or cost effectiveness
  • Degree to which the innovation/initiative is a significant improvement on previous approaches
  • Practicality for replicating the approach in other settings and regions
  • Testimony by patients, healthcare providers, and implementers

For 2018/19, the theme is:

Get rational: protecting antibiotics by promoting approaches that support evidence-based prescribing.

Three awards of US$10,000 each will be presented for initiatives that have taken innovative approaches to decrease the inappropriate prescription of antibiotics through better diagnostic solutions, to advance the work being done.

FIND will promote the winning initiatives with the global health community and other stakeholders. Winners will also be published on the FIND website, promoted among FIND’s stakeholders, and shared with the global media via press release.

In addition, as relevant and at the discretion of FIND and the Diagnostics Ambassadors, speaking platform(s) may also be offered at regional or global events.

The closing date for 2018/19 entries is 31 March 2019.

The 2018/19 prize fund has been donated by:

Apply now

  • Download the application form using the button below and save the form to your desktop. Open it using Adobe Acrobat, complete the form, and resave.
  • Provide 2 testimonial statements from organizations or individuals acknowledging the value of your initiative and the impact it has had.
  • Send the completed submission form and the 2 testimonials to: voices@finddx.org

The closing date for 2018/19 submissions is 31 March 2019.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Voices for Diagnosis Prize 2019

Application Deadline: Monday, January 21, 2019.

The IOFF’s International Student Film Competition (SFC) gives middle school and high school students from around the world a chance to demonstrate their filmmaking skills and tell their ocean stories.  The top three winners in each category of middle school and high school will compete for cash prizes! 

The SFC is a free program that showcases top student films during the festival at a free program on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 10am.

The rules are easy and straightforward:

  • All films must be about the ocean
  • All films must be less than 5 minutes in length
  • Films must be made entirely by an individual student or a group of students
  • Deadline for submission has been extended to Monday, January 21, 2019.

Application Procedure:

In order to help you submit your film, here are three ways in which we would like to help. Please read all three documents before submitting your film. 

  • 2019 Information Sheet – Information, rules and deadlines for submitting a film.
  • 2019 Scoring Rubric – A reference sheet for the point system used in ranking each film based on technical qualities and content.
  • Resources – Need help finding footage for your film? Looking for ocean ideas for your film? Click on Resources to find some helpful links.

To submit your film, please complete the 2019 SFC Submission Form.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the IOFF’s International Student Film Competition (SFC) 2019

Application Deadline:28 January 2019

If you are an unconventional thinker with an inquisitive mind and a desire to challenge the ordinary, apply for Investec Summer Internship Programme.

If you are in your penultimate year of study, the Investec Summer Internship Programme gives you the opportunity to gain valuable experience in a distinctive financial services organisation.

Flourish in an engaging environment

Immerse yourself in our business for eight weeks as you work across the diverse range of financial products and services we offer. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit combined with a passion and energy to succeed, we have an opportunity for you to flourish in an engaging environment.

Real responsibilities

Successful applicants will become part of a team within the business, gaining insight into our culture and exposure to our senior leaders. As an intern you will be given real responsibilities and have an opportunity to contribute and deliver to whichever team you join. 

Opportunities to learn

Satisfy your hunger to learn with presentations and talks from experienced Investec employees across our business. There will also be a number of networking opportunities, helping you engage with our business and our graduate team.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Investec UK Summer Internship Programme 2019

Application Deadline: 24 February 2019 at 11:59 pm (Jakarta time).

Since its inception in 2014, the ASEAN Science and Technology Fellowship initiative has striven to support and encourage young scientists in Southeast Asia to work together with policy makers in integrating the ASEAN Community and advancing regional cooperation on ASEAN strategic priorities. Through this programme, fellows are appointed to the relevant ministries in their respective countries to continue research in their topics of expertise within the ASEAN Community’s prioritised areas.

Modelled after the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellowship Program and piloted by the USAID ASEAN-U.S. Partnership for Good Governance, Equitable and Sustainable Development and Security (PROGRESS) program, the fellowship has thus far empowered 35 alumni. Under the management of the ASEAN Foundation, the fellowship is now on its fourth cycle.

  1. Are you interested in driving policy debates and data-based decision making to address pressing regional and national level challenges?
  2. Would you like to expand your professional network within ASEAN and to learn first-hand how ASEAN works on issues related to science and technology?

If your answer is YES, the 2019/20 ASEAN Science and Technology (S&T) Fellowship fits perfectly for you!

Implemented by the ASEAN Foundation with support of ASEAN and the U.S. Government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the ASEAN S&T Fellowship enables early and mid-career scientists who are citizens and residents of 10 ASEAN Member States (AMS) to contribute their knowledge and analytical skills to empower their national governments. Selected scientists, or fellows, will be embedded in national-level ministries in respective country to encourage policy makers to use more science-based approaches in their policy- and decision-making.

For the 2019/20 ASEAN S&T Fellowship, up to 16 fellows will be chosen from ASEAN region to take part in the programme by focusing on these three priority areas:

  1. Digital Economy
  2. Innovative Startups
  3. Science, Technology and Innovation for UN SDGs

The criteria for eligible applicant are as following:

  • Minimum master’s degree related to Science and Technology or one of the priority areas listed above
  • Citizen of an ASEAN Member State
  • Professional-level fluency in English
  • Maximum 45 years of age

Selected fellow will receive a variety of privileges such as monthly stipend (USD 1,200), mentorship from the government, professional development opportunity in a form of leadership and communication training, support to attend conferences and access to a growing network of opportunity to view regional policy processes and a chance to network and consult with ASEAN Senior Officials from AMS.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the USAID ASEAN Science and Technology Fellowship initiative 2019

Application Deadline: Friday, March 8th. 2019

The HERlead Fellowship is a groundbreaking partnership between Vital Voices Global Partnership (“Vital Voices”), the preeminent non-governmental organization whose mission is to search the world for women leaders with a daring vision, then partner with them to make that vision a reality through grants, skill-building training, network expansion, mentorship and guidance – accelerating change on a global scale, and the Ann Taylor, LOFT, and Lou & Grey retail brands, which are operated by AnnTaylor Retail, Inc. (“ANN”), and indirect subsidiary of ascena retail group, inc (“ascena”).

The HERlead Fellowship is designed to equip young women with the leadership skills they need to effect global progress, invest in their communities – to date, more than 246 social impact projects received funding through HERlead Fellowship Grants – and continue their journeys as the next generation of leaders.  Here’s how it works:

WHY PARTICIPATE:
Learn from inspiring women leaders from around the world and participate in Vital Voices’ signature leadership model training program. Attend the HERlead Leadership Forum and become eligible to win a HERlead Grant to put your ideas into action.

WHO SHOULD APPLY:
Girls in the 10th or 11th grade at a high school in the United States, Puerto Rico or Canada.

DATES & DEADLINES:
The HERlead Fellowship Application will open in January, and close Friday, March 8th. The 2019 Leadership Forum will take place June 24-27, 2019 in New York City.

DETAILS:
We are searching the country for young women leaders who are committed to reshaping the world and making positive and sustainable change. We will select 30 applicants to be the 2019 Fellows. If you are selected, you will join an elite group of rising stars, where you will be given the skills, tools and training needed to realize your full leadership potential.

AS A HERLEAD FELLOW, YOU WILL:
• Participate in the HERlead Leadership Forum, a four-day leadership training program in New York City, from June 24-27, 2019.
• Obtain skills and networks to take on leadership roles in your schools and companies.
• Be mentored by global women leaders who are part of the Vital Voices Global Leadership Network, as well as AnnTaylor Retail Inc. Representatives.

For more information, an Overview of the Program, a Sample Application, Grant Information and HERlead Social Media Tips, see the HERlead TOOL KIT.

After completing the leadership training program, you will return to your community and have the opportunity to use what you learned at the Forum to create a project that will effect change. You are also eligible to receive a HERlead Grant that will further help you turn your ideas into action.

To be considered, you must demonstrate a strong commitment to leadership and potential for creating innovative solutions to problems in your community. You must have a proven track record in your academic work and interest in extracurricular activities. Are you up for the challenge?

For questions about the application, please see APPLICATION FAQS

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the HERlead Fellowship 2019

Application Deadline: February 10th 2019

To help break down the barriers that prevent underrepresented groups in technology and business from attending leading conferences, we’re excited to offer Google Conference and Travel Scholarships for selected conferences in the tech industry and related fields.

To encourage attendance at technical conferences, Google will provide selected recipients:

  • Free conference registration
  • North America: Up to 1,000 USD reimbursement to retroactively be used toward airfare and accommodation costs (will be awarded after the conference)
  • Europe : Up to 1,000 EUR towards travel and accommodation costs (will be paid after the conference)
  • India : An award in the range of 1,000 – 3,000 USD that will cover conference registration, travel, accommodation and other related expenses.
  • Africa : An award in the range of 1,000 – 3,000 USD that will cover conference registration, travel, accommodation and related expenses. Scholarship amount depends on cost for the international conference.
  • Japan & South Korea : Up to 3,000 USD towards air tickets and lodging cost (will be paid after the conference). Scholarship amount depends on cost for the international conference.

Eligibility

Scholarships are available in North America for all traditionally underrepresented groups in technology and business (including, but not limited to: African American/Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, persons with disabilities, women and veterans).

In order to apply for the North America Google Conference & Travel Scholarship, you must fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

  • Have a strong academic and/or professional background with demonstrated leadership ability
  • Be able to attend the core day(s) of one of the conferences
  • Persons who are (1) residents of North America and US Territories, (2) studying or working in North America, or (3) will be in North America at the time of the conference
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older

Conferences

To apply

Please click the hyperlinked conference name above to apply. Applications will close 5:00pm Eastern time on the day of deadline.

Claim process

Recipients will be notified by e-mail approximately 8 – 10 weeks prior to the date of the conference. If you are selected, we will contact you with conference registration details and information about how you will receive your $500 post-conference reimbursement.

For any questions about North America scholarships, please reach out to gcts@google.com

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Google Conference & Travel Scholarship 2019

Application Deadline: midday Tuesday 12 February 2019.

The Council on Australia Latin America Relation’s mission is to enhance Australia’s economic, political and social relations with Latin America. Great strides have been made towards this end. In recent years, there has been a deepening of the commercial, environmental, academic and cultural relationship. Australian Governments have followed the lead of Australian business by increasing our bilateral and multilateral engagement with Latin America, including through ministerial visits and collaboration in international forums such as APEC, the G20, and the OECD. However, there is still considerable work to do to raise awareness in Australian and Latin American about the rapid growth and potential of our relationship.

The COALAR Board established the Young Entrepreneur Award to provide an incentive for young, creative and motivated entrepreneurs to deepen Australia Latin America relations. The Award aims to inspire those with existing business and commercial links to expand their operations, and those who are establishing links to further business/commercial activities.

The Australia – Latin America Young Entrepreneur Award consists of two annual awards – one to a young Australian and one to a young Latin American entrepreneur. The awards comprise a cash prize of $5,000 each plus travel and accommodation expenses to a location in Australia to receive their award and have their entrepreneurial achievement profiled. Opportunities will also be provided for networking and linkages to support expansion of their enterprise/activity.

Eligibility

To be eligible, entrepeneurs must:

  • demonstrate they have built or contributed to building an organisation that enriches the relationship between Latin America and Australia;
  • be Australian or Latin American (please note: priority will be given to Australian and Latin American nationals but consideration will also be given to applicants who can demonstrate strong and significant personal or cultural connection to either place);
  • be under the age of 40;
  • be endorsed by two of their peers (i.e. work colleagues or associates who can endorse the applicants’ claims);
  • consent to the collection, use and disclosure of their personal information in so far as it pertains to the award for promotion and publicity purposes.

Application

To apply, applicants must submit an application form in Smartygrants

Including:

  • A 1 to 2 page pitch, comprising a supporting statement outlining the products you have created or the services you have delivered that improve the lives of Australians and Latin Americans or that add to our shared cultural, economic, environmental, technological or academic prosperity. – Your 1 to 2 page pitch is a chance to tell the COALAR Board why you are the right person for the award. The Board wants to know why you should be the Young Entrepreneur awardee, what your business/organisation has achieved, and what you can offer in support of Australia- Latin American relations. In a nutshell – why should the board pick you? You have a word limit to complete your pitch (2 page maximum, 12 point font, single spaced)
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (no more than 3 pages)
  • Signed letters of nomination from two peers

Applicants should submit their completed applications using the online application form in SmartyGrants

Applications for the 2019 Young Entrepreneur Award have now opened. The closing date for applications is midday Tuesday 12 February 2019. The COALAR Secretariat will consider applications and select a short-list of candidates for COALAR Board member selection.

All applicants will be advised by SmartyGrants email of the outcome of their application once the board has completed selection.

Selection

The COALAR Secretariat will consider applications and select a short-list of candidates. These will be presented to a Selection Committee comprised of COALAR Board Members and Young Entrepreneur Award sponsors for consideration and awardee selection.

All applicants will be advised by SmartyGrants email of the outcome of their application once the board has completed selection.

Applicants must provide consent to the use and disclosure of their personal information in so far as it pertains to the award for promotion and publicity purposes.

The timing of the travel and the location for conferral of the successful Awardees will be subject to negotiation with the Awardees and the Young Entrepreneur Award Sponsors.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the COALAR Australia – Latin America Young Entrepreneur Award 2019

Application Deadline: 7th February 2019.  

The BBC Journalism Trainee Scheme runs in England, Scotland and Wales. You only need to apply to one location for your application to be considered for all.

Please only apply once. Duplicate applications (i.e. applications for Journalism Trainee Scheme in England, as well as the Journalism Trainee Scheme in Scotland) will not be accepted. We cannot guarantee that you will be placed in your preferred location but will take your interest into account.

Placement Overview

  • You are a creative storyteller who is curious about the world around you.
  • You are fascinated by news and current affairs.
  • You love meeting people and sharing people’s stories.

If this sounds like you, then there is no better time to apply for our Journalism Trainee Scheme. 

During this 10 month scheme, you will undertake training while working alongside news teams in online and digital, radio and TV news. These placements will offer you hands-on experience involving researching, writing and broadcasting news. 

Although we offer general journalism trainee places across the UK. We also offer a number of specialist placements in the following areas:

–       The Gareth Butler Politics Trainee (Millbank, London)

–       Sport Trainee (BBC Salford)

–       Welsh Language Trainee (Cardiff)

–       World Service Group Trainee (London)

If you are interested in applying for any of these placements you will have the opportunity to state a preference on the application form.

Please note that applying for a specialist placement does not invalidate your application for the trainee scheme as a whole.

Locations

Our Journalism Trainee Scheme has placements in the following locations this year:

You will have the opportunity to state your preference on the application form. 

Start Date

September 2019

Requirements

  • You are a curious and creative writer who will enjoy meeting people and sharing their stories.
  • You already have the ability to show journalistic skills through previous experience or work that you are doing such as blogging/vlogging, working at a local newspaper or radio.
  • You have an understanding of audiences and how to reach them, including people who might not normally consume news
  • You are a graduate or already have some solid skills and knowledge in journalism from previous experience.
  • You will be 18 or over by the time the scheme starts in the autumn

Does this sound like you? 

Are you a non-graduate or school leaver with a genuine interest in journalism? If you have less experience then the Digital Journalism Apprenticeship scheme may be a better fit for you, find out more here.

Benefits

  • A 10 month contract paying £21,216 per year (pro rata). If you are based in London, the salary is £25,776 per year (pro rata).
  • We cover travel and accommodation expenses during training periods.
  • First-rate training led by the BBC throughout the scheme by specialists and senior BBC journalists.
  • A mentor to support and guide you during your training.
  • The chance to work on placements within BBC News and Current Affairs across radio, television, digital and online.

Application process

You will be required to complete an application form. The form consists of questions that will allow you to tell us about your experience, how you can help us to better reach our audiences and your ideas for a story. This is followed by a series of questions, which will give us an insight into how you would behave in certain work scenarios as a journalist at the BBC.

After the closing date on 7th February 2019, your application will be reviewed and if we like what we see you will go through to the next stage. This stage is a video interview and you will be asked to answer one or more questions.  This will help us to get to know you better as you will need to submit a video response. 

The successful candidates at the video interview stage will be invited to an assessment centre day which takes in late May. The scheme will begin in September 2019.

You will have the opportunity to let us know if you have a disability both on the application form and before your assessment.

With the exception of our specialist placements which are location specific, trainees cannot choose a particular location when they apply. Should you be selected, you will however be able to state a preference at the interview stage.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the BBC Journalism Trainee Scheme 2019

Application Deadline: 22 February 2019

The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE), an initiative of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) under its Regional Programme on Mountain Knowledge and Action Networks, is organizing a three-week Summer School on Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from 5–19 May 2019. The main objective of the Summer School is to provide economists the basic skills necessary to teach and conduct research in environmental and natural resource economics.

The course is for practicing economists from South Asia and the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region interested in enhancing their knowledge of the interlinkages between economic development, poverty, and the environment. The Summer School has been designed to enable participants to develop research proposals that they can later submit to SANDEE.

The course will cover economic issues underlying sustainable development, externalities and market failure, policy instruments, non-market valuation, poverty-environment interactions, and natural resource use and pollution management. Participants will be exposed to theoretical issues and economic tools such as experimental economics and other relevant methodologies for analyzing environmental problems in developing countries. 

Who should attend the course?

The ideal participant has a Master’s degree/PhD in economics and a good understanding of microeconomics, calculus, and basic econometrics. Junior and mid-career faculty and researchers – especially women working in member universities of the Himalayan University Consortium (HUC) – are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to junior to mid-career university teachers and researchers who have submitted a research proposal to SANDEE on issues related to environmental and resource economics. Those who have already had training in environmental and resource economics through other programmes or universities, or are likely to go overseas for higher education within the next year are not eligible.  

What are you expected to do during the course?

The SANDEE Summer School is a residential teaching workshop. Participants are expected to read up on the topic of each day’s lecture beforehand, and participate in individual and group assignments and discussions. Working days, on occasion, will extend from 9 am–9 pm or beyond based on assignment demands. Participants are required to present an empirical paper and a research concept note during the Summer School. Last year’s Summer School agenda is available here.

Funding

SANDEE will provide a scholarship of USD 3,500 per participant to cover course materials, international travel, meals, and accommodation during the Summer School (no cash). Participants are responsible for local travel arrangements, travel insurance, visa fee, and other personal expenses. Shortlisted participants are required to pay a small registration fee of USD 250 to confirm their participation.   

Venue

The Summer School will be held at the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand. The participants should arrive on 4 May and depart on 20 May 2019.  

Application process

Interested and eligible candidates from South Asia and the HKH region are requested to submit their application online and upload the following documents in PDF: 

  • A one-page cover letter indicating how such a course will be useful in the applicant’s teaching and research activities, their exposure to basic mathematics (e.g., calculus, linear algebra) and computing skills (e.g., spread sheet, statistical software), and the name of the person nominating him/her (if any). 
  • A three-page research concept note (a precursor of a research proposal) on issues related to environmental and resource economics in South Asia and the HKH. The concept note should include a discussion of the research problem and its policy relevance, a clear research question(s), an analytical framework, a short literature review that discusses at least three key peer-reviewed journal articles related to the proposed analytical framework, empirical methods (data requirement, collection, and analysis) and expected outcomes.
  • A brief CV (no more than one page) indicating professional responsibilities/activities, (please include current job and institutional details), educational qualifications, (highest degree/institution), age, and two most important research publications, if any, current teaching responsibility (if relevant). 

Please submit your application by 22 February 2019. We request you to pass this information along to interested colleagues. We are also seeking nominations from colleagues who have been part of SANDEE activities. Approximately 20–24 participants will be invited to the Summer School.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the SANDEE Summer School 2019

Application Deadline: 3pm on Wednesday 6 March 2019.

This scheme provides long-term support to UK universities and research institutions in making strategic research appointments through the recruitment and retention of outstanding senior researchers.

The Royal Society Wolfson Fellowship provides long-term flexible funding for senior career researchers recruited or retained to a UK university or research institution in fields identified as a strategic priority for the host department or organisation.

The scheme covers all areas of the life and physical sciences, including engineering, but excluding clinical medicine.

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants can be of any nationality.

To be eligible to apply you must:

  • either currently hold a permanent post (funded by the host institution and can include partial funding of salary from an external grant) or have received a firm offer to take effect from the start of the appointment. 
  • conduct research within the Royal Society’s remit of natural sciences, which includes but is not limited to biological research, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics. The Royal Society does not cover clinical medicine (such as patient orientated research and clinical trials), social sciences or humanities, other than when working in partnership with organisations.

Candidates from under-represented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

Benefits:

This scheme provides up to five years of funding.

Overseas recruitment applications: Up to £250,000 can be requested.  Funding can be used flexibly by the Research Fellow and as part of their start-up package to support their research programme and team and can cover:

  • salary – The institution may include a salary enhancement for the researcher. This will be limited to a maximum of 20% of the total salary.
  • research expenses – Flexible research expenses including consumables, travel, small pieces of equipment of up to £10K, access costs, undergraduate students and a contribution to technical support. 
  • 4 year PhD studentship – The cost of PhD studentship may only be included if the host organisation will commit to underwriting the remaining cost of the studentship and appropriate alternative supervision for the student in the event that the RS Wolfson Research Fellow leaves the institution.
  • other – The funding is intended to be flexible so other appropriate and justified research costs are also eligible.

Applications for researchers already in the host organisation: Up to £150,000 can be requested. Funding can be used flexibly by the Research Fellow to support their research programme and team. This can cover: 

  • salary – The institution may include a salary enhancement for the researcher. This will be limited to a maximum of 20% of the total salary.  This must be an enhancement and may not be used to offset existing costs to the organisation or to cover a pre-agreed pay increase or annual pay increase.  
  • research expenses – Flexible research expenses including consumables, travel, equipment, access costs, undergraduate students and a contribution to technical support.
  • 4 year PhD studentship – The cost of PhD studentship may only be included if the host organisation will commit to underwriting the remaining cost of the studentship and appropriate alternative supervision for the student in the event that the strategic research appointment holder leaves the institution.
  • other – The funding is intended to be flexible so other appropriate research costs as required are also eligible.

How to Apply:

The Vice Chancellor, Institute Director (or their nominated representative) will need to contact the Royal Society Grants Office by email (seniorfellowships@royalsociety.org), after which a weblink to a nomination form on the Royal Society’s Grants and Awards management system (Flexi-Grant®) will be provided.

After the completed nomination form has been considered by the Royal Society, the nominated researcher (applicant) will be sent a weblink inviting them to complete and submit a full application in that current round on Flexi-Grant®.

Fast-track application route for ‘emergency’ recruitment and retention cases

We recognise that there can be urgent time-sensitive recruitment or retention cases where a rapid decision is required outside a current round. We therefore have a ‘Fast Track’ process available for such applications which can normally be resolved within 5-6 weeks. Please contact the Senior Fellowships team (seniorfellowships@royalsociety.org) if you wish to discuss this option.

Application Process

The Vice Chancellor, Institute Director (or their nominated representative) will need to contact the Royal Society Grants Office by email (seniorfellowships@royalsociety.org), after which a weblink to a nomination form on the Royal Society’s Grants and Awards management system (Flexi-Grant®) will be provided. After the completed nomination form has been considered by the Royal Society, the nominated researcher (applicant) will be sent a weblink inviting them to complete and submit a full application in that current round on Flexi-Grant®.

There are normally three rounds per year.

Applications received by the application deadline will be considered at the Selection Panel meeting by the end of June 2019 and the outcome is likely to be announced by the end of July 2019.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Royal Society Wolfson Fellowship 2019

Application Deadline- February 10th 2019

The Alibaba Netpreneur Training program will welcome local Malaysian entrepreneurs and those who operate businesses within the Malaysian market. We are excited that you are interested in joining this program. Please find full program details and enrollment criteria below:

What will you learn?

• The key factors in Alibaba’s long-term success.

• The defining moments and failures that have shaped Alibaba’s journey (including the early stages of development).

• An understanding of Alibaba’s ecosystem

We welcome those who are:

• Authentic, open-minded and altruistic leaders of the ‘new economy’.

• Building enterprises for long-term success, not for short-term profit.

• Mission-driven and have a strong sense of purpose, integrity, vision and drive.

• Willing to learn and share their experiences and ideas.

Eligibility:

• You MUST be a founder/co-founder or business owner of an officially registered venture that has been in operation for at least 2 years.

• Applicants below 40 years old.

• You MUST provide at least 1 referral in your application (referrals from a partner/organizer are preferred).

• You MUST provide your official business license when requested during the application process.

• Female entrepreneurs and locals of the selected regions for each class are strongly encouraged to apply.

Program length:

    • 10-day program hosted at Alibaba’s campus in Hangzhou

And:

    • A lifelong learning and sharing experience

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Alibaba Netpreneur Training Program 2019

Application Deadline: January 31st 2019

EISENHOWER FELLOWSHIPS IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2019 LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN PROGRAM:  October 7 – November 15, 2019

Eisenhower Fellowships (EF) is seeking outstanding midcareer professionals from across Latin America and the Caribbean to travel to the United States on a unique six-week fellowship program in fall of 2019.

The Latin America and Caribbean program will be Eisenhower Fellowships’ first targeted initiative aimed exclusively at the Western Hemisphere since 2008. The program will bring 20-25 exceptional leaders ages 32-45 from a variety of professional fields to the U.S. for intensive, individualized fellowships.

The Latin America and Caribbean Fellows will come mainly from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Jamaica, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay, but qualified candidates can apply for the fellowship from other nations in the hemisphere. Applications are being accepted until January 15, 2019 and Fellows will be selected in the first trimester of 2019.
 

The Fellows will gather as a cohort in Philadelphia for an opening seminar of orientation activities in October, 2019, before fanning out across the country to each visit 8-10 American cities and meet with scores of experts in their chosen fields.

They will then return to Philadelphia for a closing seminar of events in November before returning to their home countries to carry out concrete projects with a positive impact on their societies.

The Latin America and Caribbean Fellows will join an active network of nearly 1,600 influential leaders from government, business, civil society, science, technology, health, education, the arts and journalism who have undergone the Eisenhower Fellowship since the organization’s founding in 1953.

Requirements:

EF seek change-agents, aged 32-45, primarily from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Jamaica, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay for a unique six-week, all-expenses paid fellowship program in the United States.  Applicants from other countries in the region will be considered if they have a track record of working regionally beyond their own national borders. 

How to Apply:

TO APPLY: Download the application here.
All applications must be submitted to apply@efworld.org by January 31, 2019, but we highly encourage all applicants to submit before the deadline. Please note that the application process is extremely selective and competitive. 
Please carefully consult the guidelines and tips before beginning the application process.

TIMELINE:

January 31, 2019                                   All application materials must be submitted to Eisenhower Fellowships

March 15, 2019                                      Nominating Committees Submit finalists to Eisenhower Fellowships

May 30, 2019                                          Succesful candidates will be notified of acceptance

October 7 – November 15, 2019       Latin America and Caribbean Program takes place in the U.S.        

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Eisenhower Fellowship Program (EF) 2019