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Application Deadline: January 8th 2019

The Microsoft for Startups UK team is running a programme from February 2019 to June 2019 to help advance AI solutions in the areas of environmental sustainability and accessibility: AI for Earth and AI for AccessibilityThe programme is open to any UK organisations which have a primary social or environmental mission. 

Participants will be supported by the Microsoft Startup team and various AI specialists, as well as benefit from the expertise, knowledge, and experience of the Social Tech Trust, who will be Microsoft’s partner in delivering the programmes.

Are you a social enterprise or startup looking to embed AI within your service offering? Or a charity looking for deeper guidance and support to help you lift an AI solution off the ground? Are you thinking innovatively about how AI can help tackle some of societies biggest challenges – from accessibility to climate change?

Benefits:

By being part of the programme, you’ll be connected with our UK startup team so you can access the resources, knowledge, and people needed to help you scale your socially transformative AI solution. Our curriculum provides business development, marketing, and technical support along with talks, seminars, and webinars delivered by experts from the social tech space, with modules focussed on social impact frameworks and how you can innovate for social transformation .

Participants will take part in the immersive programme in Shoreditch for 4 months, although it’s worth noting that you don’t have to be based in London to take part. You just need to be able to travel to attend the core seminars and workshops throughout the duration of the cohort.

Benefits of joining the no cost, equity-free programme include: 

  • Join a network of globally successful scaleup entrepreneurs
  • Become part of the managed ISV team
  • Benefit from curriculum delivered by industry experts and thought leaders
  • Gain access to office space and resources in central London
  • Develop your AI skillset with our AI workshops
  • Receive 25k Azure credits to help build your solution using cloud services
  • Grow your network with access to the Social Tech Trust and senior Microsoft personnel

Application Procedure:

If you’re a social enterprise, charity, social business or non-governmental organisation with the capacity, idea, and drive to come and join us, submit your application to the programme that best suits your idea on how AI can be used for social good before the 8th of January. 

Option 1:

Help cultivate intelligent experiences for more than one billion people globally with a disability.

Option 2:

Help change the way people and organisations monitor, model, and ultimately manage natural systems to address issues like climate change.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Microsoft AI for Good accelerator programme 2019


Application Deadline- February 28, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) is available for Washington students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, math, and health care. We provide students with up to $22,500 in scholarship funding towards a 4-year college degree and connect them with peer and professional mentors to help them achieve success from the first day on campus to their first day on the job.

Eligibility Requirements for Applicants

Applicants for the scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • RESIDENCY
    • Be a Washington state resident as defined by state Legislature
    • Earn a high school diploma or GED from a Washington state institution by June of the year of application.
  • FINANCIAL NEED
    • File the upcoming academic year’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) by the application deadline.
    • Apply for Federal Education Tax Credits, if eligible.
    • Have total family income (adjusted gross income plus all untaxed income) that does not exceed 125% of Washington state family median income based on family size, as described in this chart.
  • ACADEMIC RECORD
    • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) as of application date of at least 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale), demonstrated on either a current college or high school transcript; OR
    • A passing GED score, demonstrated on an official score report.
  • ENROLLMENT PLAN
    • Plan to pursue an eligible science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care major as defined on the list of approved majors.
    • Plan to enroll at an eligible Washington state institution for the fall term following selection as defined on the list of eligible college and universities.
    • Plan to enroll at least half-time (six or more credits) every term. Scholars are not expected to enroll in nor does WSOS fund summer term.
  • PREVIOUS EDUCATION EXPERIENCE
    • Do not yet have a bachelor’s degree.
    • At time of application, student must be a high school senior or graduate (high school equivalency), college freshman or college sophomore. If a student has earned any college credit post high-school, they must either: 1) have earned no more than 90 quarter or 60 semester credits; OR 2) have been enrolled in college for no more than six quarters or four semesters.

Application Process

The scholarship application is typically open in January and February. During the open period, interested applicants must complete the application process. For an application to be considered complete, an applicant must:

  1. Complete all sections of the application via the Scholarship Application Portal[1] and click “Submit” by the application deadline.
  2. Postmark transcript to WSOS (1414 31st Ave. S., Suite 302, Seattle, WA 98144) no later than two business days after the application deadline.
  3. Submit the FAFSA or WASFA for the upcoming academic year, no later than two business days after the application deadline.

The application will require approximately 60 to 90 minutes to complete. Applicants may start the application, save progress and return to complete it later up until the application deadline. Applicants should be prepared to provide details about their academic achievement to date and their plans for future study (college(s) of interest as well as major of interest). Applicants should be prepared to answer two, short essay questions. Essay questions are made available through the Application Toolkit.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship 2019

Application Deadline- Friday 01 February 2019 at 12 noon

The Oxford Policy Fellowship is currently accepting applications from lawyers to join the programme and take up a two-year posting in a government ministry. Our Fellows work at the interface of law and public policy, providing direct support to senior government officials and contributing to the delivery of strategic priorities of their posting country.

Successful candidates will live and work in their posting country full-time for two years, supporting the senior officials and exchanging knowledge with peers within the ministry.

Candidates should submit a completed application form and all other required documentation to fellows@policyfellowship.org

How to Apply:

Depending on the specific post for which you are applying, a law degree, an LLM, a Masters in Law, a Masters in Public Policy, or a related field will be required. Useful interests and specialisations include commercial/finance law, contract law, environmental law, international law, health law and policy and development studies. Please note that we will not take applications forward from candidates who do not have a legal background.

We are looking for outstanding candidates who have a demonstrable interest and some work experience in law and/or policy; relevant work or voluntary experience in a developing country; and strong computer skills.

You must also be willing to commit to a two-year posting in any of the participating countries.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the The Oxford Policy Fellowship 2019

Application Deadline- 4 February 2019.

The Academy is pleased to announce that the Industrial Fellowships have undergone several important changes which give applicants additional flexibility in their fellowships. In addition to a 6-month fellowship route, applicants will now have the option to hold the Industrial Fellowship for up to 2 years’ full time. Applicants are encouraged to consider collaborations with companies of any size, including SMEs and medium-sized businesses.

The Industrial Fellowships provide an invaluable opportunity for early- to mid-career academics to undertake a collaborative research project in an industrial environment. This scheme aims to strengthen the strategic relationship between the university and the industry host by providing an opportunity to establish or enhance collaborative research between the two parties.

The Fellowship will facilitate knowledge transfer between industry and academia and will enable the awardee to gain first-hand experience of working in an industrial environment and knowledge of current industry practices, thereby enabling the secondee to improve the quality and industrial relevance of their teaching.

The scheme is open to engineers from all disciplines and provides funding to cover the salary cost of the applicant, paid pro-rata against the amount of time to be spent at the industry host. Awards can be held from three months to two years full-time or up to four years part-time.

Upon their return to the university, the awardee will use their industrial experience and knowledge of current industry practices to enhance both their teaching and student learning.  

The Academy will contribute up to a maximum of £50,000 towards the salary costs (excluding overheads) of the applicant paid pro-rata against the amount of time to be spent at the industry host.

Eligibility

To be eligible:

  • Applicants should hold a permanent academic teaching or research contract at a UK university
  • Applicants should be early to mid-career academics (lecturer – reader or equivalent). Professorial candidates are not eligible for this scheme
  • Applicants should be currently teaching engineering at undergraduate or postgraduate level at a UK University
  • Applicants must have a minimum of two years teaching experience, as permanent academic
  • The industry host should have a significant presence in the UK
  • International fellowships are acceptable (where a UK based candidate will take a secondment overseas). However, the candidate must effectively demonstrate in their proposal the benefits to the recipient and to the UK host University. These applications will be considered on a case by case basis and awards will be entirely up to the discretion of the schemes Steering group
  • The industry host can be of any size as long as the organisation can demonstrate that it will provide the awardee with an appropriate working environment
  • Candidates with both new and existing partnerships are eligible to apply
  • Industrial fellowships can be held from 3-months to 2-years full-time or up to 4-years part-time

Any applications that are incomplete or do not adhere to the guidelines mentioned in the guidance notes may be rejected.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the RAEng Industrial Fellowships 2019

Application Deadline-April 1, 2019

The Stephanie Rothman Fellowship for women film students who are, or want to, make horror, science fiction, action, fantasy, and thriller films is presented by The Shockwaves Podcast and Etheria Film Night.

Applications will be open from December 1, 2018 through April 1, 2019. The brainchild of horror scholar and USC film professor Rebekah McKendry and film festival pioneers Heidi Honeycutt and Stacy Pippi of Etheria, the world’s most respected annual showcase of new sci-fi, fantasy, action, thriller and horror films directed by women, the scholarship is meant to recognize and reward the creativity and passion of female film students with an innovative take on genre filmmaking.

The recipient of the inaugural Stephanie Rothman Fellowship will be announced in June, 2019 at the Etheria Film Night showcase at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California. In June 2017, Etheria honored director Rothman with the festival’s Inspiration Award for her body of directing work in horror, comedy, and thrillers such as The Student Nurses (1970), The Velvet Vampire (1971), and Terminal Island (1974). Rothman was hired by producer Roger Corman in 1964 to direct scenes additional scenes for a horror film release, making her the first woman in history to direct a modern horror film. Rothman attended USC for film and was a co-founder of Dimension Pictures. Awards & Prizes

This $5,000 Fellowship will be awarded by passionate genre film professionals (who also happen to be genre film fans) looking to encourage and monetarily aid like-minded student filmmakers.

The Fellowship funds can be used towards any film school-related expenses or to fund a film. Rules & Terms

There is no submission fee.

The Fellowship is open to any identifying women in an undergraduate or graduate university or college film school program around the world.

You can submit a film, a screenplay, or any other projects you have on Filmfreeway for us to view/read, but these are not required materials. Alternately, if you don’t have a film or a script, you can write a personal statement and submit that as a “script” project through your FilmFreeway account.

The only required submission materials are:

– Your Personal Statement
– A letter of recommendation from a current, or past, film professor

That’s it! We want this to be easy. Tell us what kind of films you want to make and why.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of The Stephanie Rothman Fellowship for women Student Filmmakers

Application Deadline- January 27, 2019

The VICE Fellowship for Collegiate Reporting is a program that connects the VICE digital newsroom with college journalists to publish content on a focused topic. Through dedicated mentoring and editing from the Vice staff, college journalists will have the resources to tackle on-the-ground reporting. The stories, which may be in any format, will be dual-published by VICE and a college outlet, if the journalist is associated with one.

Mental health is a core area of focus across the VICE network. Tonic covers mental health every day in the form of essays and original reporting. Our readers have told us that mental health coverage for college students is an important under-covered story, and we’re looking for college journalists to pitch us story ideas that we can develop and produce together to deepen and broaden our work in this area.

For example, Tonic is currently reporting on the lack of medical privacy for college students and the responses from college administrations in dealing with their students’ mental health problems. The VICE network also has two newsletters: Coping, a weekly newsletter from Tonic that shares actionable insights for those with anxiety and depression, and This Is Fine., a newsletter published by Broadly that looks at the highly personal and specific ways we go about improving our days. There are so many facets of mental health to explore, and we strive to tell these stories with and for our readers through impactful storytelling.

The VFCR is accepting pitches that use human-interest storytelling and reporting to uncover untold stories. We encourage college journalists to tell these important stories in creative ways. All platforms — video, audio, text, photo, social media storytelling, something we haven’t thought of yet — will be considered.

Pitches can come from individual or teams of up to four college journalists. We’ll provide selected teams with dedicated mentoring and editing throughout the story creation process. Selected college journalists will be engaged as freelance contributors.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of The VICE Fellowship For Collegiate Reporting 2019

Application Deadline- 4 February 2019

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.

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

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

For More Information:

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

Application Deadline- January 31, 2019

The Women Enhancing Technology (WeTech®) Goldman Sachs Global Scholarships and Mentorship Program is a partnership between the Institute of International Education (IIE), a leader in a number of the world’s most prestigious scholarship and fellowship programs, and  Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) a leading global investment bank and active investor in India, which is focused on developing young women and future local leaders in information, communication and technology (ICT).

WeTech® believes that providing young women university scholarships for degrees in the ICT sector has tremendous impact on their retention and success rate in their chosen field, at a time when the global tech industry desperately needs more women educated, trained and entering into ICT careers. Combining this financial support with a 6-month structured mentorship program will also enable these women to connect with professionals working in the field who can provide them with valuable advice, guidance, and support to ensure their success as they enter into technical careers after graduation. 

The WeTech Goldman Sachs opportunity will be available for university students from participating universities in India for the 2018-2019 school year. A total of forty-five (45) students will receive a six-month guided virtual mentorship opportunity from approximately April through October 2019 where the students will be matched 1:1 with an experienced mentor from Goldman Sachs.

Eligibility

The scholarship eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Applicant must be female.
  • Applicant must be a citizen of India.
  • Applicant must be able to communicate in English.
  • Applicant must be a current undergraduate student at a participating university in her second or third year of studies.
  • Applicant must be seeking a degree in engineering, computer science, or other ICT related studies.
  • Applicant must be able to demonstrate leadership potential in her chosen engineering or ICT field (reference letters are required).
  • Applicant must be willing and available to participate in a virtual mentorship for a period of six months beginning from April to September 2019.

Preference will be given to candidates who:

  • Have an excellent record of academic achievement (GPA).
  • Demonstrate leadership ability through work experience, volunteer experience, community, and academic activities. Of interest are applicants who have:
    1. Contributed to coding clubs or associations on campus,
    2. Participated in campus‐run coding competitions, or
  • Express an openness to a mentoring opportunity from an expert in a tech‐related field.
  • Accomplished relevant projects and research, clearly outlined in a CV.
  • Participated in inter/intra‐college technology festivals.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Goldman Sachs Global Scholarships and Mentorship Program 2019

Application Deadline- 31 January 2019.

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development is a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge sharing centre serving eight regional member countries in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH)—Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan. ICIMOD aims to serve the region through information and knowledge generation and sharing to find innovative solutions to critical mountain problems. It facilitates knowledge exchange in its thematic areas of Livelihoods, Ecosystem Services, Water and Air, and Geospatial Solutions to address issues of common concern in Regional Members Countries as well as from transboundary perspectives.

We seek high calibre PhD students to work with us in better understanding the challenges faced by mountain societies and ecosystems in the region and their solutions. ICIMOD is not a degree granting institute; we seek students who are already enrolled in PhD programmes at accredited institutions. ICIMOD will host their research activities and ICIMOD scientists will co-supervise the PhD fellows. This PhD call focuses on the research topics given below.

Research Topics

ICIMOD is open to specific research questions/hypotheses within the following broad categories:

Livelihoods

  • Air pollution and poverty linkages
  • Air pollution impacts on human health
  • Air quality management and governance in HKH – Institutions and Policies
  • Air pollution mitigation and policy
  • Air pollution impact on agricultural productivity
  • Vicious circle of poverty – exposure to pollution – poor health – poverty
  • Safe food production
  • Climate resilient agriculture in the mountains

Ecosystem Services

  • Open biomass burning (forests and agriculture) and its impact on soil and other ecosystems
  • Air pollution impact on ecosystems

Water and Air

  • Trace gas measurement/modelling
  • Aerosol measurement/modelling
  • Aerosol–cloud/monsoon interactions
  • Regional and urban air quality modelling
  • Persistent winter fog over the Indo-Gangetic Plain
  • Emission characterization and inventory development

Geospatial Solutions

  • Understanding transboundary air pollution using remote sensing techniques
  • Remote sensing of air pollution over complex terrain
  • Data analysis and visualization of chemical transport models
  • Developing supporting systems for improved predictability of chemical transport models
  • Understanding the impact of absorbing aerosols on glacier albedo

Requirements

ICIMOD aims to select two-thirds of the fellows from ICIMOD member countries, and for half the fellows to be women. Fellowships will be linked to the Himalayan University Consortium (HUC).

The candidate should meet the following requirements:

  • Citizen of one of the following countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan; or any international student currently doing research on the above mentioned topics and specifically focused on the HKH region 
  • Preference will be given to HUC member institutions
  • Must be an admitted/registered PhD student
  • Letter of support from PhD Supervisor and Head of Department should be provided
  • Letter from the Head of Institution confirming that an ICIMOD scientist will serve as co-adviser, committee member, or equivalent is required once short-listed
  • Candidates should be willing to work in an interdisciplinary team and have excellent analytical, technical, and communication skills 
  • Must be willing to be based at ICIMOD headquarters or ICIMOD designated sites during the period of the fellowship

Benefits:

  • An allowance of USD 1,000 per month while at ICIMOD or at ICIMOD designated sites
  • Non-Kathmandu based PhD Fellows will receive an additional USD 200 per month for accommodation
  • PhD fellows who are enrolled at a university outside of Nepal will receive reimbursement for travel costs incurred when first travelling from and finally returning to home institute

Procedure for application

Applications should be submitted online along with the following documents:

  • Letters of support from PhD supervisor and Head of Department agreeing to ICIMOD terms and conditions mentioned above
  • Cover letter describing the motivation to apply, clearly mentioning the thematic area to which they are applying 
  • Preliminary research proposal within the broader research areas mentioned above (2–3 pages) 
  • Curriculum vitae, including information on education, research experience, and, if applicable, list of publications

Selection and award decisions will be made by a selection committee formed by the ICIMOD management. The ICIMOD management will decide which ICIMOD scientists will serve as co-supervisors.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of ICIMOD Doctoral Fellowship 2019

Application Deadline- January 21 2019

In These Times’ Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting is accepting applications for our 2019-2020 investigative fellowship.

The Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting is dedicated to pursuing in-depth investigative projects that advance democracy and economic justice, amplify the work of social justice movements, and hold government and corporations accountable. Goodman investigations have the power to unearth corruption, impact legislation, and change the public narrative. Through the Goodman Institute, In These Times makes good on its founding belief that a crusading press and an informed public can create change.

We are looking for established investigative reporters and rising stars who require support and resources to report on issues they are passionate about.

This is a one-year, part-time remote position with flexible, project-driven scheduling. The typical time commitment will be 10-20 hours a week, but may be significantly higher in advance of major deadlines. Fellows are expected to produce 2-3 longform investigative pieces and related web stories/multimedia pieces. All stories will be published in In These Times or on InTheseTimes.com. Fellows may write for other outlets but will have 1-2 areas of investigative focus on which they report exclusively for In These Times. Publishing with In These Times is an opportunity to reach our 50,000 monthly print subscribers and 500,000 web visitors.

Topic areas of interest to the Goodman Institute include, but are not limited to: Corporate influence on public policy; labor practices; the war lobby and military contracting; privatization of public infrastructure; the dismantling of the social safety net; environmental justice; Wall Street.

Benefits:

Salary: $40,000 part-time. Benefits include excellent medical and dental.

The Goodman Institute will also provide material support for the investigations, including legal vetting, fact-checking, photography, editorial guidance, story promotion and coverage of travel and reporting expenses.

Apply here for the Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting Fellowship 2019-2020

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting Fellowship 2019-2020

Application Deadline-

In 2019, the 14th IUPAC International Congress of Crop Protection is being held in Ghent, Belgium from 19-24 May. The theme of the Congress is “Crop Protection: Education of the Future Generation”. As the academic institution and host of the conference, Ghent University aims to involve the next generation of plant protection leaders and showcase their crucial role in the future of agriculture. In partnership and consultation with global agricultural youth organizations – IAAS and YPARD there will be two exciting elements in theIUPAC Next Generation Programme:

The Next Generation Agri Summit (19-23 May 2019).Sponsored by CropLife International,the Agri Summit will offer an innovative program developed by and for young agricultural students and researchers interested and engaged in all aspects of crop protection. It will run parallel with the IUPAC International Congress, offering a unique opportunity to engage with world-renowned leaders in plant protection as well as engage in topics specifically wanted by youth. 

N-GAGE champions: N-GAGE (Next Generation Agricultural Innovators) is an IUPAC 2019 pilot project to select up to 5 promising young agricultural innovators to join the Agri Summit, receive seed funding for their project idea and one-year of mentorship and training opportunities.

What can you expect?

Thanks to the generous support of CropLife International, 50 young agricultural students and researchers will be sponsored to come to Ghent, Belgium for the Next Generation Agri Summit, part of the IUPAC 2019 International Congress from May 19 until May 24, 2019.

You can be part of a Summit that has been designed specifically by and for the next generation of crop protection leaders. Keep the world up to date on the Congress with your blogposts after a social media training course.  Broaden your network and connect with our globally renowned speakers such as the Nobel prize winner Sir Fraser Stoddart.

How to Apply

Be part of the solution!

If you have an innovation or an idea about sustainable crop protection, you can apply! We are now waiting to accept submissions from you, the next generation of plant protection leaders who have an innovation or idea they want to promote. Fifty (50) will be selected and fully sponsored to come to the IUPAC International Congress and the Next Generation Agri Summit in Ghent, Belgium.

What is being offered?

  1. IUPAC 2019 is offering 50 sponsored places to the next generation of leaders in crop protection to participate in the four-day Agri Summit in Ghent, Belgium (19-23 May 2019) and link with the IUPAC International Congress.
  2. From the Next Generation Agri-Summit applications we want to select up to five N-GAGE champions and provide seed funding (€5,000) to facilitate the startup of their innovation or project idea in crop protection. For one year (May 2019-May 2020), we will mentor these young innovators within their innovation/idea, linking them with seasoned researchers and practitioners and integrating them in other agricultural youth networks and organizations. Training on new ways to advocate and network using innovative communication tools will be provided.

Application process

Applications need to be sent by email to iupacnextgenerationprogram(at)gmail.com and then will be screened by Next Generation Programme Coordination team to ensure requirements for the contest have been met.

Applications will be processed and posted online to the IUPAC Next Generation website. Your application will be confirmed and once it is online, we will send you the link to your submission blogpost by email.  Once your application is online boost its reach by summarizing your application in a single tweet or instagram post using the #iupacNextGen.

Application details

  • Expectations from those that apply, and are chosen, is that they will participate fully in the Next Generation Agri Summit. They will attend and engage in the programme, make new connections, ask questions and bring an open mind.
  • Applicants must be between 18 and 40 years of age and either currently enrolled in an agricultural educational institution or have recently graduated in the past two years.
  • Those applying will be asked to submit their application by email iupacnextgenerationprogram(at)gmail.com as an attachment written in MS Word or any other text editor. Applications can be in English or French. Be aware that the IUPAC 2019 Congress and the Next Generation Agri Summit are in English so applicants must be comfortable in talking and understanding English.
  • The application must be no more than 2 pages and be written in a story-telling format (as if it were a blogpost).
  • The story must be accompanied by no more than 2 illustrations, photos or videos that is the copyright of the applicant. Include picture credentials in your application. Pictures/videos should be attached to the submission email – and sent as separate attachments.
  • No fancy formatting or structuring in the text.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of The IUPAC Next Generation Agri Summit 2019

Application Deadline- 31 January 2019

Through this fund Yesod supports Jewish community professionals and educators in Europe to develop their professional skills and Jewish fluency (Jewish knowledge, understanding and how to apply it in your work). We are committed to supporting the creation of vibrant, meaningful, Jewish life through strong communities driven by inspired and engaged individuals.

Scope of support

Funds from $250 – $2,000 (US Dollars) will be awarded on a one-time basis for applications from eligible individuals in the calendar year. The funds must be spent within 8 months of receiving fund confirmation from Yesod. Funds will be paid directly to the organization, trainer or consultant providing the professional development service. Money will not be received directly by the applicant.

Eligibility

Funds will be awarded to Jewish community professionals and educators who:

  • Work professionally in Jewish organizations of all types, including (but not limited to) youth organizations, Jewish Community Centers (JCCs), synagogues, welfare and cultural organizations.
  • Are based in one of the following European countries: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom.
  • Have at least 6 months of experience working professionally in the Jewish community.
  • Have not already had a successful application to this fund in the same calendar year.
  • Funds will not be granted for training/learning opportunities that have already taken place.

Application process

Deadlines are as follows. Applicants will be contacted with a decision approximately 4 – 6 weeks after the deadline.

31 January 2019 /  31 March 2019 /  31 May 2019 /  31 July 2019 /   30 September 2019 / 30 November 2019

  • Read the guidelines carefully and ensure that you are eligible.
  • Apply using the online application form. The application includes a description of what you want to do with the funds, including a budget.
  • Within 30 days of completing the professional development opportunity you will be required to submit a short report describing the course of study, key lessons learned, how this has impacted you directly and plans to use your new expertise in your work.
  • Payment will be made for an agreed US Dollar amount and paid in local currency via wire transfer, using the exchange rate at the time of payment.
  •  For more information please contact us at info@yesodeurope.eu

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the YESOD Professional Development Fund For Jewish Professionals 2019

Application Deadline- FEBRUARY 15, 2019

Each year, a new cohort of FAO Schwarz Fellows begins paid two-year assignments with leading nonprofit organizations.

The Fellows work at leading nonprofit organizations in Boston, New York City and Philadelphia. These organizations are all deeply valued in their communities and have a strong record of delivering consistent results and high-quality services. Host organizations vary from year to year — and all have a proven commitment to addressing critical issues of social inequity.

The FAO Schwarz Fellowship is committed to investing in the professional development of our Fellows through a structured program of retreats, professional trainings, and mentoring.

Fellows attend two four-day leadership retreats each year to learn about the social impact sector, develop critical skills and build relationships with— and learn from— current and alumni FAO Schwarz fellows.

For many Fellows, the retreats are one of the highlights of their experience. 

In addition to one-on-one weekly meetings with a supervisor, every Fellow has two mentors who offer support and guidance over the course of their Fellowship. Fellows also join a valuable network of current and alumni Fellows as well as leaders from host organizations.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

The FAO Schwarz Fellowship is an intensive, transformative two-year experience in the world of social impact that includes focused professional development. Our Fellows are highly motivated, passionate recent college graduates who are committed to social justice.

They have proven academic excellence, demonstrated leadership in their college communities and are eager to immerse themselves in a two-year experience that will challenge them, train them and empower them with the skills and network they need to take a first step towards leadership in world of social impact.

HOW TO APPLY

Prospective Fellows apply directly to the host organizations.

The FAO Schwarz Fellowship chooses a select number of organizations to host Fellows each year, and these hosts are responsible for screening candidates, conducting interviews and ultimately selecting Fellows. We encourage you to learn as much as possible about the host organizations and review the job descriptions before applying.

Applications open each year in mid-November when we announce new host organizations and Fellowship positions.

REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must be college seniors at the time of application and be eligible to work in the United States for the duration of the Fellowship.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of The FAO Schwarz Fellowship 2019

Application Deadline- January 15, 2019

The Bringing Home the World Fellowship sends U.S. minority journalists overseas to cover stories that resonate with their local communities. We aim to support diverse new voices and fresh perspectives on underreported global issues, and advance minority journalists’ careers.

The program is founded on the belief that if you change the storyteller you change the story.

Since the program began in 2011, fellows have produced hundreds of stories that have propelled their careers and enriched their audiences.  

  • The fellowship has increased the diversity of voices reporting internationally, supporting 94 fellows in 49 countries.
  • One-third of participants have attributed their career advancement to the fellowship.
  • Nearly one-quarter of the reporters have won awards for their stories produced through the program.
  • Many fellows come from small- and medium-size news outlets, which often do not have the resources to send reporters overseas for stories that affect their communities.

Their hard-hitting reports have focused on such topics as human trafficking, women’s rights, displaced children, and environmental degradation. Fellows have uncovered abuses and corruption, as well as documented the extraordinary lives of ordinary people.

The 2019 fellowship is sponsored by the Scripps Howard Foundation and the Brooks and Joan Fortune Family Foundation. Previous fellowships have been sponsored by Ford Foundation and United Airlines.

The program provides support for fellows to report in-country for up to two weeks, including costs for travel, lodging, and interpreters. 

ICFJ brings the selected fellows to Washington, D.C., for a comprehensive orientation that includes story workshopping, safety training, multimedia storytelling, and advice on how to work with fixers/interpreters. We offer a mentor with knowledge of the country to be visited, who can connect fellows with sources on the ground. 

Fellows must complete their stories by a given date and publish or air them in U.S. media outlets as well as in ICFJ’s online compendium of fellowship stories. ICFJ also assists freelance fellows to place their stories in major news outlets

Apply to the Fellowship

The fellowship is open to English-speaking minority journalists working at a U.S. news organization or as freelance journalists in the United States. Applications for the 2019 program can be submitted here. Application deadline is January 15, 2019. 

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of Bringing Home the World: International Reporting Fellowship Program for Minority Journalists 2019

Application Deadline- 1 March 2019 – 5pm Australian Eastern Standard Time5

The CSIRO Synthetic Biology Future Science Fellowships scheme is funded through the CSIRO Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform (SynBio FSP). The scheme aims to attract outstanding national and international early- to mid-career post-doctoral researchers (equivalent to Academic Levels A and B, or in exceptional circumstances, Level C) to expand Australian research capacity in synthetic biology. A key element of the SynBio FSP is establishment of a collaborative community of practice extending across CSIRO and Australia, and linking into international efforts in the field.

Fellowships will be hosted at a Host Organisation (usually an Australian University, but other Australian research organisations may also be eligible). The Fellowships program is a partnership between the Fellow, CSIRO, and the Host Organisation. Fellows will be employed by the Host Organisation but will maintain a strong linkage to CSIRO through a partnering CSIRO Mentor(s) and various joint activities designed to support development of a synthetic biology community of practice. Fellows will have a Visiting Scientist appointment at CSIRO and may spend a portion of time physically located within a CSIRO research group if appropriate for the Fellowship project.

The Fellowships are co-funding agreements, requiring a 1:1 cash commitment from the Host Organisation (and/or other funding sources) to match the cash commitment from the SynBio FSP. The Fellowships will provide three years of funding (salary and operating expenses) to be administered by the Host Organisation. Operating expenses may be used for experimental costs, equipment, travel, and other expenses directly related to the CSIRO Future Science Fellow’s research. A host organisation financial commitment must be provided in order for the proposal to be assessed.

The SynBio FSP is built on a philosophy of responsible development of synthetic biology technology, striving for ethical outcomes and working within the bounds of social acceptance. Project proposals in the social sciences, as well as in lab-based research, are encouraged.

The 2019 round is the third call funded by the SynBio FSP and will support Fellowships to start by 1st November 2019. Further calls under this scheme may be made in the future pending funding arrangements and prior success of the CSIRO-Partner Organisation collaboration. Fellowships will be funded for three years.

Process

Applications must be submitted by email (see How to Apply for complete list of documentation); receipt of applications will be acknowledged. Applications are first assessed against the eligibility criteria. Only eligible applications will proceed to merit assessment stage. Eligible applications are then referred to the selection committee (Assessors) for assessment against the Selection Criteria. The Assessors will be gender balanced consistent with the Government Board Diversity Target. Assessors will be required to declare any real or perceived conflicts of interest during the assessment process. Assessors will not assess applications where conflicts of interest are identified. During the proposal assessment phase, reviewers may request further information from the Applicant or from independent technical experts in the science and research sector.

CSIRO is committed to developing and maintaining a culture that respects, values and actively pursues the benefits of a diverse workforce. The selection process will at all stages reflect this aim by considering gender balance and research output relative to opportunity.

Feedback will be provided for all proposals. Unsuccessful applicants have the right of appeal against administrative processes employed in the selection process, but not against assessment outcomes. Final project details for successful applications may be modified according to feedback by agreement between the SynBio FSP Executive and the Applicant.

Contract negotiations for the Cooperation Agreement will be initiated as soon as provisional offers are made. The Cooperation Agreement is subject to reasonable negotiation between the Host Organisation and CSIRO. The terms of the contracts must be agreed by the contract deadline below, or the Fellowship offer will be withdrawn.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of The CSIRO Synthetic Biology Future Science Fellowships 2019

Application Deadline: 1st of Apr, 2019

Google Engineering Practicum (EP) is an internship for second-year undergraduate students with a passion for computer science. The program has a focus on providing development opportunities to students from historically underrepresented groups in tech through technical training, software engineering project work, and professional development.

Google aspires to be an organization that reflects the globally diverse audience that our search engine and tools serve. We believe that, in addition to hiring the best talent, a diversity of perspectives, ideas and cultures leads to the creation of better products and services. Google is invested in increasing the pipeline of future computer scientists and software developers, particularly those who are historically underrepresented in the field. Many aspiring computer scientists could benefit from a program that bridges the gap between academic study and a professional internship. We want to inspire these students to continue in the field with this program.

With this in mind, Google announces that the 2019 Engineering Practicum internship program will now be open to university students currently in their second year, majoring, or intending to major in Computer Science or a related field. This program includes three main components: a software project, skills-based training and professional development.

This summer internship program includes:

  • Software Project: A three-month development project that you will work on with a team of Googlers and other Engineering Practicum interns.
  • Skills-Based Training: Enhance your coding skills. Gain exposure to new tools and programming languages.
  • Professional Development: Attend ongoing technical talks by senior Googlers. Additionally, learn how to enhance your resume, dive into technical interviews and improve your presentation and communication skills.
  • Mentorship: Be matched with a Google engineer, other than your manager, who will help to guide you through your internship experience.
  • Fun: Engage in social activities, community building and networking. Build relationships with your peers.
  • Exposure: Gain a unique glimpse into applying your computer science studies in a professional environment.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Google 2019 Engineering Practicum internship program

Application Deadline: January 31st 2019

Google announced Launchpad Accelerator India 2018 in July, and have had an incredible few months working with the first class of the program. These startups, that are using AI/ML to solve for India’s needs, underwent an intensive in-person mentorship bootcamp followed by customized support for 3 months. We recently concluded the 1st class of Launchpad Accelerator India and these 10 startups join the scores of innovative tech startups in India that have been supported by the Launchpad program over the years.

In addition to the tailored one-to-one mentorship, some of the ways in which our first class benefited from the program include — insights and support on advanced tech such as ML, in-depth Design Sprints for specifically identified challenges, guidance on focused tech projects, features on the Google Play store, networking opportunities and connects at industry events and platform.

Requirements:

Startups will need to meet the following criteria to be considered for the Launchpad Accelerator India: 1/ Be a technology startup.
2/ Be based in India.  
3/ Have preferably at least raised seed funding.
4/ Address a challenge that is specific to India 5/ Use advanced technology like AI/ML to power the solution.

Each class will consist of upto 10 startups who will receive mentorship and support from the best of Google in AI/ML, Cloud, UX, Android, Web, Product Strategy and Marketing. Startups will also receive Google Cloud Credits from  $20K – going up to $100K each.

Apply at this link,  before January 31st 2019, 12pm IST The selected class will be announced in February and the program will begin in March 2019. The shortlisted startups will attend a one week in-person mentorship bootcamp in Bangalore in March and there will be follow-up engagements over April and May to help address the needs of the startups.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Google Launchpad Accelerator India

Application Deadline: January 4th 2019

CASE Europe’s Graduate Trainee Scheme is a fantastic opportunity for high quality graduates and postgrads seeking a career in fundraising and philanthropy within schools, higher education and not-for-profit sectors.

For those interested in fundraising, philanthropy and advancement, the CASE Europe Graduate Trainee Scheme is a great way to begin a career in the sector and to see the benefits those professions bring to the higher education sector and beyond.

The Scheme offers graduates a unique opportunity to develop a range of skills and experience through interactive workshops, alongside year-long placements at schools, universities and not-for-profit organisations. Graduate trainees benefit from access to professional development training and mentoring, and are able to build an invaluable supportive network of peers.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the following basic eligibility criteria for the CASE Europe Graduate Trainee Scheme 2019 -2020:

1. Must be about to Graduate or a recent Graduate

2. Have a demonstrable interest in fundraising, campaigning or events management

3. Must be eligible to work in the UK or Europe

4. Must be willing to work in any of the specified regions

Benefits:

Graduate trainees work within each area of a development office of an educational institution – gaining experience and developing skills in alumni relations, prospect management, annual and regular giving, stewardship, fundraising campaigns, major gifts, events and partnerships. The breadth of the experience provides graduates with a fully rounded view of fundraising within education and the role it plays in supporting the institutions. For those looking for a career in fundraising, the Graduate Trainee Scheme is a great opportunity.

  • A mentor is provided for each trainee along with networking opportunities, online resources like the CASE member benefitsCASE Community and the CASE Europe Graduate Trainee LinkedIn group.
  • During the year-long placement, graduate trainees will spend one month at another university with an emerging development function. This month-long placement will give the graduate trainee increased responsibility and autonomy.
  • In addition to the CASE Europe Annual Conference, those on the Scheme also attend the Spring Institute in Educational Fundraising and one other CASE conference or seminar.
  • Successful applicants will be employed by a host university on a 50‐week contract. As a guide the basic salary will be approximately £18,000 – £20,000 per annum outside London and £20,000 – £24,000 per annum in London. The salary will depend on each university’s own pay and grading structure. Host universities may increase those salaries in order to bring remuneration into line with their own pay and grading structure.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the CASE Europe Educational Fundraising Graduate Trainee Scheme 2019/2020

The Remote Worker Grant Program was created by the Vermont Legislature to encourage professionals interested in moving to Vermont to make the leap.

If you are a remote worker — someone who performs the majority of their employment duties remotely from a home office or co-working space in Vermont — you may be eligible for this program.

Requirements:

Applicants must meet all criteria to be eligible.

  1. New remote worker must be an individual who is a full-time employee as defined by the employer, who receives a W-2 from their employer and is employed by a business with its domicile or primary place of business outside of Vermont.
  2. New remote worker must become a full-time resident of Vermont on or after January 1, 2019.
  3. New remote worker must perform the majority of their employment duties remotely from a home office or co-working space in Vermont.
  4. New remote worker must have incurred qualifying remote worker expenses. “Qualifying Remote Worker Expenses” is defined as actual costs a new remote worker incurred for relocation to Vermont and/or one or more of the following that are necessary to perform their employment duties that are not already reimbursed by the employer: computer software or hardware, broadband access or upgrade, membership in a co-working or similar space.
  5. New remote workers may be eligible to receive a reimbursement grant upon receipt by the Agency of Commerce and Community Development of the Remote Worker Grant Program application with documentation supporting the qualifying expenses and proof of residency. Applications must be received complete and error free to be eligible.

Application Procedure:

HOW TO APPLY

  • Step OneThe Remote Worker Grant Program Application has two parts. Complete Part A: EMPLOYEE, including all requested information in the Applicant Information, Eligibility, Proof of Residency, and Qualifying Remote Worker Expenses sections of the application.
  • Step TwoProvide the entire application (Parts A and B) to your Employer and ask them to complete Part B: EMPLOYER and return the completed application to you (the Employee).
  • Step ThreeSubmit your complete application via email to remoteworker@vermont.gov. A completed application must include:
    • Part A: EMPLOYEE, including signature
    • Part B: EMPLOYER, including signature
    • Documentation required for Proof of Residency (see Section 3 of Part A: EMPLOYEE)
    • Documentation of Qualifying Remote Worker Expenses (see Section 4 of Part A: EMPLOYEE)

Applications will be accepted after January 1, 2019. Remote Worker Grants will be awarded on a first come, first served basis upon receipt of complete and error free applications. Subject to funding availability, applicants may receive up to $5,000 per year. The application is for one year only (2019). There is a limit of one Remote Worker Grant per household per year.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Vermont Remote Worker Grant Program 2019

Application Deadline: February 3rd 2019

The Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2019 European China Talent Program (ECTP).

For the fifth year in a row, the ECTP will gather a select group of 15 European early career scholars and professionals in Berlin to discuss topical issues in European China policy with senior decision makers from politics, business and civil society. Besides having a clear China-related research and/or work record, participants are eager to deepen their understanding of China and its impact on Europe, to provide fresh ideas on European China policy and to become part of a unique network of future China experts.

Selected candidates will benefit from exchanges with a highly diverse group of participants from various China-related career paths. In addition, they will be able to gain insights into the work of MERICS, which is the largest European research institute on contemporary China.

Throughout the program, participants are expected to work in teams to develop and present concrete policy proposals aiming to advance European priorities vis-à-vis China. MERICS also seeks to publish selected program outputs

The next edition of the ECTP will take place on 7-10 May 2019 at MERICS in Berlin.

Applications should consist of a one-page CV highlighting candidates’ China-related experience and an essay of one page (max. 4000 characters). Candidates should also indicate their nationality, place of residence and institutional affiliation. No other documents or references should be included.

Applicants need to meet the following requirements in order to be eligible:

  • Young professional or recent Master’s or PhD graduate with a strong China background (Sinology/Chinese studies is not a requirement, China-related experience from any field is welcome) oradvanced postgraduate students with relevant prior work experience;
  • Strong interest in contemporary Chinese politics as well as European policy-making;
  • Willingness to prepare substantive input in advance of the program;
  • European citizen (EU member states, EU accession countries and EFTA countries);
  • Excellent command of the English language;
  • Good Chinese language skills are an asset.

The essay should tackle the following question: What is the most pressing issue that needs to be addressed to promote Europe’s priorities vis-à-vis China more effectively?

  • Taking into consideration European core interests, China’s role as both a partner and a competitor on issues ranging from politics and economics to technology and security, as well as the still close but increasingly difficult relationship with the US, candidates should select one policy area that urgently needs to be tackled.
  • Candidates should then explain why this area is critical for Europe and why European actors need to swiftly act and/or revise their approaches vis-à-vis China in the selected area.
  • Lastly, they should make concrete suggestions as to who should do what to implement their idea.    

Successful applicants will receive a travel allowance, board and lodging for the duration of the workshop.

Application Procedure:

Candidates should send their application as one single PDF file to Lucrezia Poggetti (lucrezia.poggetti@merics.de) by February 3, 2019. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to take part in a Skype interview in mid-February.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the MERICS European China Talent Program 2019

Application Deadline- January 15, 2019

Nearly half of all teachers leave the classroom within five years. In schools that serve low-income students, the turnover is even higher—leaving the most vulnerable students with the least experienced teachers. The Hollyhock Fellowship Program addresses these complicated educational realities by encouraging and supporting highly motivated, early-career high school teachers to persist and thrive in the classroom by providing them with rich learning opportunities with colleagues nationwide.

The Hollyhock Fellowship welcomes high school teachers from across the country who are interested in deepening and developing their content-specific instructional practices and creating equitable access and opportunities for all learners in their classrooms. Hollyhock Fellows make a commitment to remain at their current school for the duration of the two-year fellowship so that they can support one another in their professional growth and make an impact at their schools. Space is limited each year to 80-90 teachers per cohort, ideally split evenly among the four content areas.

Features of the Fellowship:

The fellowship includes

  • A 2-year program of professional development
    • ​2 weeks in residence each summer at Stanford U. with workshops focused on teaching one’s core content area & examining issues of equity in schools
    • Online coaching sessions throughout each school year with expert practitioners & peers
  • A $2000 stipend for participation
  • Travel, room, and board expenses paid during each summer residency
  • 18 Continuing education units (Each CEU is equivalent to 10 hours of PD)

Eligibility:

Highly qualified applicants will have

  • Between 2-7 years of teaching experience in science, math, history/social science, or English
  • A teaching position at a high school where >50% of students qualify for free and reduced lunch
  • 2-4 other teachers from their same school apply (maximum team size is 5 including applicant)
  • A belief in equitable outcomes for all students
  • Commitment to professional growth as a classroom teacher
  • Support from school administration
  • Investment in collaboration with school team and fellowship cohort

For More Information:

Visit the official Webpage of The Hollyhock Fellowship Program 2019

Application Deadline- January 4, 2019.

The DEW Startup Pitch and Competition recognizes innovation in digital media and eligible startups have technologies or services contributing to the digital media ecosystem. The 10 selected startups will make live pitch presentations during the conference to judging panels of leading investors and VCs looking for creativity, innovation, need in the marketplace, strength of team and presentation, as well as future success of profitability.

Over the past 6 years, DEW has awarded over $1,000,000 in prizes and provided invaluable exposure to startups throughout the world. The competition involves a highly competitive process where startups are screened and vetted by a panel of A-list investors who review applications online and select the best of the best to compete on stage at DEW before DEW attendees from leading entertainment, media and tech companies. The 2019 competition will consist of two categories of startups (described below) and two winners will be recognized.

Eligibility Requirements

Category I: Eligible startups must have a demonstrable product or service in the market (or in beta) and can not have raised more than $1 million (USD) in external financing. In addition, all startups selected must be prepared to talk about their products and services in public, while agreeing to have it recorded for public broadcast. Five (5) Category I Startups will be selected to compete on-stage at 2019 DEW Startup Pitch & Competition at the Marriott Marina Del Rey in Los Angeles on February 4 – 5, 2019.

Category II: Eligible startups in Category II must have a demonstrable product or service in the market (or in beta) and can not have raised more than $5 million (USD) or less than $1 million (USD) in external financing. In addition, all startups selected must be prepared to talk about their products and services in public, while agreeing to have it recorded for public broadcast. Five (5) Category II Startups will be selected to compete on-stage at 2019 DEW Startup Pitch & Competition at the Marriott Marina Del Rey in Los Angeles on February 4 – 5, 2019.

Prize Package

All 10 Finalists (5 from each category) will receive three (3) all-access registrations to 2019 DEW ($2,590 value), an exhibit booth next to the Innovation Stage ($3,500 value) and will be eligible to attend meetings with select investors and industry executives attending DEW 2019

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of The DEW Startup Pitch and Competition


Application Deadline- February 1st, 2019

The Emmanuel College Art Department offers an eight-week artists residency to four artists each summer from mid June to mid August. The residency supports a diverse group of artists, providing time and space for established and emerging artists to develop their work.

The Art Department specifically aims to award a residency to one individual from each of the four categories: ceramics, photography, printmaking and social practice. Fostering creative and artistic excellence, the residency also plays an important role in advancing the visual arts on the Emmanuel campus, providing an important educational program on contemporary art accessible to students, staff and faculty.

The residency defines Emmanuel College as a leader in the visual arts and brings greater visibility to that leadership role beyond the confines of the College.

The residency also plays an important role in advancing the visual arts on the Emmanuel campus, providing an important educational program on contemporary art accessible to students, staff, and faculty. Residents should be willing to support and interact with each other, students, and faculty.

  • Artists must not be currently enrolled in any academic program.
  • Residency is from mid June to mid August – exact dates will be announced in late March.
  • Artists will receive a stipend of $1000 dollars and possible reimbursement for travel and visa up to an additional $1000.
  • Lodging is provided in the college dorms or apartments, with access to a small kitchen, no pets allowed.
  • Artists may be invited back to give a presentation or demo during the following academic year. This will be based on teaching needs.
  • Residents have access to communal college studio facilities with ample space sharing – ceramics, wood shop, print shop, darkroom, photo studio, design lab and drawing studio.
  • Artists must devote 3 hours to Emmanuel’s summer art history course, Contemporary Art and Artistic Practice, discussing their own process.
  • Emmanuel will host a closing exhibition for all resident artists to participate in and show the larger community the end result of your work.
  • Artists are responsible for all material and food costs during the residency.
  • Artists will donate one piece to Emmanuel College at the end of the residency.

ECAR Application

Emmanuel College accepts applications from 11/1/2018 to 2/01/2019. Please note that this is the arrival deadline NOT A POSTMARK DEADLINE.

Application requirements:

  • 10-20 digital images of work (3-6 MB jpeg, 300 dpi)
  • Image list with dimesions and medium
  • Artist statement
  • Letter of intent: please describe your plan for your time at the residency
  • C.V.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the The Emmanuel College Art Department Artist in Residence Programme 2019 (Funded)

Application Deadline- January 15 & June 1

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is responsible for administering the United States Government’s economic and humanitarian foreign assistance program. The USAID Office of the General Counsel (GC), which provides legal advice and guidance for all of the agency’s operations worldwide, has law internship positions for J.D. candidates who have completed at least one year of law school and for students seeking advanced degrees subsequent to receiving their J.D.

The USAID Office of the General Counsel is currently accepting internship applications for Summer 2019.

Law interns work with attorneys in one or more of the following ten divisions of GC:

  • Acquisition and Assistance;
  • Africa;
  • Asia/Afghanistan and Pakistan;
  • Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance/Food Security;
  • Ethics and Administration;
  • Europe and Eurasia/Latin America and the Caribbean/Middle East;
  • Global Development Lab/Economic Growth, Education and Environment;
  • Global Health;
  • Legislation and Policy; and
  • Litigation and Enforcement.

The work normally assigned to a law intern in most of the office divisions consists primarily of conducting legal research, writing memoranda, and drafting and reviewing legal documents. Law interns are regularly included in the bi-weekly meetings of the entire legal staff, during which current issues relating to USAID in general, and to specific foreign assistance programs in particular, are presented and discussed.

The normal internship period is three to four months and corresponds roughly to the fall, spring or summer semester of the standard academic year. During the summer, a law intern should be able to work full-time (40 hours per week) for a minimum of 10 weeks. During the fall or spring, a law intern should be able to work at least 15 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks. Specific work hours can be determined between law interns and the particular division(s) to which they are assigned.

Although USAID cannot offer compensation for internship work, many law interns arrange with their law schools for credit and/or financial assistance for the time they spend at the agency.

Those interested in a law intern position at USAID should send a resume and cover letter (maximum of one page each) to Taryn Kurtanich at gcinternprogram@usaid.gov.

Applicants should indicate which of the GC division(s) listed above or legal areas they are interested in and the dates when they would be available. All law interns must be United States citizens and be able to obtain a security clearance. The security clearance process can take as long as three months. The deadline to submit applications is January 15 for the summer; June 1 for the fall semester; and October 1 for the spring semester. GC may also consider applications received after these dates.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of The USAID Office of the General Counsel Internship Programme for Summer 2019


Application Deadline- 11pm Monday 21st January 2019.

The Sheila McKechnie Foundation is the UK’s leading provider of training and support to those seeking to bring about positive social change. We act as a powerful voice for this community, and celebrate excellence through our National Campaigner Awards.

Nominations for the SMK National Campaigner Awards 2019 are now live. Each year, SMK celebrates the best campaigns and campaigners – whether working locally or nationally, and from individuals and community groups to people working in large organisations. Our interest is in finding those who have made change happen – most effectively, creatively and courageously.

So, if you know someone or an organisation who you think deserves to be celebrated, please do nominate them. You can also nominate yourself.

Winners will receive their award at a special evening ceremony in London on Wednesday 27th March 2019.

The nomination process is really easy. Just click the nominate button below to complete our short form. The deadline for nominations is 11pm Monday 21st January 2019.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Sheila McKechnie Foundation (SMK) National Campaigner Awards 2019

Application Deadline- Monday, February 11, 2019 at 5:00PM PST

The Center administers four fellowship programs, known collectively as the Capital Fellows Programs. These nationally recognized public policy fellowships offer unique experiences in policy-making and development in each branch of government.

Capital Fellows are placed at some of the highest levels of California state government and assist state legislators, senior-level executive staff, and court administrators with a broad range of public policy issues and projects and are typically given assignments with a significant amount of responsibility and challenges.

Information about the fellowship programs

Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship

Executive Fellowship

Judicial Fellowship Program   (Judicial Fellowship Blog)

California Senate Fellows

Capital Fellows Receive

  •   $2,698 monthly stipend
  •   Health, dental and vision benefits
  •   Student loan deferments
  •   Graduate units from Sacramento State in Government or Public Policy
  •   Upon successful completion of the Fellowship: Capital Fellows Graduate Certificate in Applied Policy and Government

 Minimum Qualifications

1.   Have a bachelor’s degree by September 1st of the fellowship year and either a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher or a GPA of 2.5 or higher in the last 60 (semester) or 90 (quarter) units. 

2.   20 years of age or older by Sept. 1 of the fellowship year

3.   Non-U.S. citizens must provide proof of appropriate immigration status. The Capital Fellows Programs do not meet the requirements for F-1 or J-1 visas, nor any work permits requiring participation in the E-verify system.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Capital Fellowship Program 2019/20

Application Deadline- December 31, 2018

Applications are invited for “Tata Innovation Fellowship”, a highly competitive scheme instituted by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India to recognize and reward scientists with outstanding track record in biological sciences to find innovative solutions to major problems in healthcare, agriculture and other areas related to life sciences and biotechnology.

OBJECTIVE

The scheme is aimed at rewarding interdisciplinary work where major emphasis is on innovation and translational research with a potential towards commercialization.

ELIGIBILITY

i) The fellowship is open to Indian Nationals residing in India who are below the age of 55 years as onDecember 31, 2018. The fellowship is co-terminus with thesuperannuation of fellow in his/herorganization.

ii) The applicant should possess a Ph.D degree in Life Sciences, Agriculture, VeterinaryScience or a Master’s degree in Medical Sciences, Engineering or an equivalent degree in Biotechnology / related areas. The applicant must have outstandingcontribution and publication in the specific area.

iii) The candidate must have a regular permanent position in a University/Institute/ Organization and should be engaged in research and development. If he/she is availing any other fellowship, he/she will have to opt for only one of the fellowships.

iv) The applicant should have spent at least 5 years in India before applying for thefellowship.

v) Evidence of outstanding track record and a deep commitment to find innovative solutions to major problems in health care, agriculture and other areas related to lifesciences and biotechnology.

BENEFITS:

i) The amount of the fellowship is Rs. 25,000/-per month in addition to regular salary from the host institute. If an awardeeis receiving salary from international organization, he/she will be entitled for research grant i.e. contingency only.

ii) In addition, each Fellow will receive a contingency grant of Rs. 6.00 lakh per annumfor meeting the expenses on consumables, equipment, international and domestic travel, manpower and other contingent expenditure to be incurred in connection with the implementation of ongoing research project under the fellowship.

iii) The Tata Innovation Fellows would be eligible for other regular research grant(s) through extramural and other research schemes of various S&T agencies of the Government of India.HOST INSTITUTION:i)The candidate will continue to work at the place of his/her employment.ii) The Institution where the candidate is working would provide the necessaryinfrastructure and administrative support for pursuing the research under thisfellowship.

NUMBER: Five per year.

DURATION: Three years, extendable further by two years on a fresh appraisal.

HOW TO APPLY:

Application (six copies) may be sent as per proforma downloadable from DBT website(www.dbtindia.nic.in) and duly forwarded by the competent authority to Dr. Kakali Dey Dasgupta, Scientist “E”, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Room No.814, 8thFloor, Block-2, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi -110 003, not later than December 31, 2018.The soft copy of application (single pdf document) also should be sent at tatadbt4@gmail.com

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the TATA INNOVATION FELLOWSHIP: 2018/19

Application Deadline- February 13, 2019: Nominations close at 5 p.m. PT

The Emerging Technologist Abie Award is a new award that highlights the creative ways women in technology confront problems and seek solutions. We want to celebrate women who are still early in their careers and have the potential to shape the future of their fields for years to come.

The Emerging Technologist Abie Award recognizes a midcareer woman technologist in the first 10 years of her technical career. She uses her leadership and technological talents in high impact initiatives, and is making important contributions to the advancement of women in technology.

Recipients are honored by the technical women’s community at Grace Hopper Celebration. The award includes a cash prize.

Who Should Apply?

This award is open to midcareer women technologists employed by for-profit, nonprofit, and government organizations. This includes:

  • Women technologists with established technical expertise who are nominated during the first 10 years of their technical careers (measured either from graduation/certification or from their entry into a technical role following a career change).
  • Women technologists in software development, research & development, or engineering, as well as those in other occupations that require deep technical specialization or knowledge.

Selection Criteria

The award is presented to a midcareer individual who is blazing new trails in her field through innovative problem solving and the development of technology. Nominees are evaluated based on the following:

  1. High-impact technology initiatives: The nominee has developed a breakthrough product, service, strategy, or business model that has had a transformative effect on her organization. She uses her technical skills to revolutionize industry, nonprofits, or government agencies. She is an outstanding technologist, with a track record of leading innovation. She has taken on increasing levels of responsibility, and is recognized for technical contributions and leadership in her domain. The reviewers will consider the breadth, depth, and sustained nature of her work as a technologist.
  2. Impact on the community: The nominee has leveraged her leadership to increase women’s impact, representation, and effectiveness in technology. She mentors, motivates, and lifts up other women as she progresses in her career. She leads the charge to create a diverse culture of inclusiveness beyond the scope of the positions she holds.
  3. Recognized role model: The is sought out as a speaker in her area of expertise, or has established her influence on her industry through patents and/or publications.

Supporting Documents

You will need to submit:

  • Two letters of reference from professional contacts of the nominee.
  • Endorsers should be chosen to represent a range of perspectives and institutions, and to provide additional insights or evidence of the candidate’s impact.
  • Each letter should focus on the accomplishments to which the endorser can attest and place in context.
  • The nominee’s biography (maximum of 500 words).
  • A 2- to 3-page statement of merit from the nominator.
  • Nominators are preferably recognized members of the community who can address the candidate’s contributions outside their employer’s organization.
  • We accept self-nominations.
  • The nominee’s CV or resume.
  • A portrait-orientation high-resolution photograph of the nominee (minimum 5MB JPG).

For More Information:

Visit the official Webpage of the The Emerging Technologist Abie Award 2019

Application Deadline- January 11, 2019.

The Nursing Internship Program is an initiative sponsored by Independence and the Independence Blue Cross Foundation (IBC Foundation).

The Nursing Internship Program is open to undergraduate nursing students who have completed at least one clinical rotation prior to the start of the program, and who attend an accredited nursing program in southeastern Pennsylvania supported by the Independence Blue Cross Foundation Nurses for Tomorrow initiative.

All internships are paid, temporary positions and selected interns must be available to work the entire ten-week timeframe, up to 37.5 hours per week. All nurse interns will also attend three full days of professional development Leadership Labs throughout the ten-week summer program to build core competencies such as leadership, public speaking, critical thinking and networking.

Two unique student Nursing Internship Program opportunities are offered through this program.

Student nurse interns placed at Independence get a behind-the-scenes look at how managed health care works in a business setting. They gain a new perspective on the multitude of roles that nurses play in health care administration, including case management, medical policy, quality management, health and well-being, and health informatics, and they acquire an in-depth understanding of the policies and practices of a health insurance company.

Nursing Internships at Community Health Centers

Exploring the challenges and rewards of public health and providing care to underserved populations

Student nurse interns are assigned to area nonprofit, privately funded, community health centers to gain practical clinical experience. These health centers provide free or low-cost care to medically underserved communities throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and have received support through the IBC Foundation Blue Safety Net initiative. Student nurse interns must assist under the direct supervision of nurses, certified registered nurse practitioners (CRNPs), nurse practitioners, or physicians on site at the health center.

2019 application information

Applications for nursing internship positions at community health centers are now open. The deadline to apply is January 11, 2019. Apply now.

The 2019 program begins on Monday, June 3, and concludes on Friday, August 9, 2019. Selected interns must be available to attend a full-day orientation on Monday, June 3, 2019.

For more information, please contact Zaynah.Henry@ibx.com.

For more Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Nursing Internships at Independence

Application Deadline- Sunday 20 January 2019 (at midnight at the end of the day)

Do you have passion and an enthusiasm for fighting against inequality?

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to start a career in the charity sector?

If so, we would like to hear from you.  You don’t need to already know how charities work or to have any formal qualifications or work experience.  The Oxfam Trainee Scheme is not a graduate scheme, but an 11-month entry-level programme, which is unique in what we offer and what we’re looking for from applicants.  

We are looking for fresh ideas, approaches and ways of thinking from a variety of people, from a wide range of backgrounds, but particularly those from under-represented or disadvantaged groups.  

This scheme is open to everybody – women, gender variant people, people of colour, people with disabilities, LGBT+ people, those from working class backgrounds, parents & carers, those who haven’t done a degree, those who haven’t worked for a charity before… and everyone else!  Although, please note you need to already have the right to work in the UK and, if you’ve recently completed an internship or are already working for a charity, consider whether this entry-level scheme is right for you.

Assessment and interview day: Wednesday 13 February in Oxford

NB: You must be available to attend on this day in Oxford in person (we will cover reasonable travel costs within the UK). Unfortunately, due the format of the day, we cannot do Skype/phone assessments instead.  

Flexible working: Our trainee roles are usually full-time, but we are happy to explore part-time options as well as flexible work patterns. 

Right to work: If you do not have the right and proof of your right to work in the UK currently, we cannot consider your application for this role. Like all organisations in the UK, Oxfam must adhere to the UK’s immigration rules and points based sponsorship process, which does not permit Oxfam to sponsor for this particular recruitment. Please only submit an application if you have the right to work in the UK. Proof of right to work will be required during the assessment process.

Masked applications: All of our applications for this scheme are ‘masked’ which means that when we shortlist, we cannot see your name or any of the Personal Details you supply us. We shortlist purely on the merit of the content of individual applications, and masking names helps us to make extra sure we’re doing just that.

Disability Confident Employer Commitment: Oxfam is a disability confident employer, which means that we strive to recruit people and retain them in ways that are flexible to the requirements they may have as a result of disability.

Support to disadvantaged candidates: We want everyone to have equal chance at being considered for this scheme. If you are unable to submit your application online and would prefer an alternative method, or you are experiencing another barrier to completing your application, please contact our recruitment team.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Oxfam Trainee Scheme 2019