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Application Deadline: 15th March 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

Prize

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

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

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Climate Tracker journalism workshop 2019

Application Deadline: April 30th 2019

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

Eligible applicants: writers under 35 years of age.

Requirements:

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

The deadline for applications is 30 April 2019.

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

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

The application must include the following obligatory enclosures:

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

For More Information:

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

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

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

Selection process

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

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

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

Eligible projects will be evaluated against the following selection criteria:

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

The Awards

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

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

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

Timeline

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

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

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Media Literacy Awards 2019

Application Deadline: Friday February 22nd 2019 at 23h59

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

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

PROFILE

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

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

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

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

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

CONTACT

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

For More Information:

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

Application Deadline: March 15th 2019

My country, our world in 2030

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

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

Requirements:

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

Awards:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Participate

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

For More Information:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rules for applicants

Key dates & deadlines

Frequently Asked Questions

For More Information:

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

Application Deadline: February 28th 2019

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

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

How can you share your photo?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the EUSolidarityCorps Photo Contest 2019

Application Deadline: March 27th 2019

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

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

The programme

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

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

Partners: Amgen Tech Hub; Amgen Amgevita Brand.

Areas: Chronic Inflammatory disease; Rheumatoid Arthritis

2.  Telemedicine based patient support program:

Partner: Bayer AG.

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

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

Partner: Ferrer.

Area: Parkinson’s Disease.

4. Creating a Biomarker Measurement Platform:

Partner: Johnson & Johnson World Without Disease.

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

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

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

Areas: Atopic Dermatitis and Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria.

See this document for more detail on the challenges.

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

The programme

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

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

Partners: Amgen Tech Hub; Amgen Amgevita Brand.

Areas: Chronic Inflammatory disease; Rheumatoid Arthritis

2.  Telemedicine based patient support program:

Partner: Bayer AG.

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

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

Partner: Ferrer.

Area: Parkinson’s Disease.

4. Creating a Biomarker Measurement Platform:

Partner: Johnson & Johnson World Without Disease.

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

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

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

Areas: Atopic Dermatitis and Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria.

See this document for more detail on the challenges.

Requirements:

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

Requirements:

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

Benefits

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

For More Information:

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

Application Deadline: 19 April 2019

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

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

Requirements:

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

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

How to apply:

Submit a CV and motivation letter here.

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

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

For More Information:

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

Application Deadline: Varying

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

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

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

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

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

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

For More Information:

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

Application Deadline: February 15, 2019

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

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

Eligibility Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

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

The in-person leadership trainings are regionally based:

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

For More Information:

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

Application Deadline:  March 15, 2019

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

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

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

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

Application Requirements

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

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

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

Terms and Conditions

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

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

Selection Process

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

Application Procedure:

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

For More Information:

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

Application Deadline: Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

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

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

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

J2J International Trade Training

Hong Kong | June 17 – 20, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

For More Information:

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

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

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

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

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

And we never give up.

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

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

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

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

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

Main duties:

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

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

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

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

For More Information:

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

Application Deadline: March 10, 2019.

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

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

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

Amnesty International USA Human Rights fellows enjoy:

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

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

For More Information:

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

Application Deadline: February 22nd 2019

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

THE ROLE

Intern, SDG Index Team

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

Job Posting Date: February 1, 2019

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

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

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

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

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS

Academic background

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

Professional background

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

Languages

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

Other skills required

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

Core competencies

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

SALARY AND BENEFITS

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

HOW TO APPLY:

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

For More Information:

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

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

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

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

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

Eligibility for Scholarships

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

1.Candidates must be accepted into either:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submission

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

For More Information:

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

Application Deadline: February 28, 2019.

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

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

Requirements:

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

Benefits:

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

How to Apply:

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

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

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Rethink.CEE Fellowship 2019

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

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

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

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

Eligibility criteria:

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

The workshop will include:

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

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

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

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

For More Information:

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

Application Deadline: February 5th 2019

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

ELIGIBILITY

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

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

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

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

Summer Enrichment Program Elements

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

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

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

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

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

For More Information:

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

Application Deadline: March 14th 2019

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

Requirements:

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

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

 Applicants must:

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

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

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

During the trip you will:

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

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

 Applications close 14 March.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the New Zealand Visit Program 2019

Application Deadline: February 25, 2019.

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

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

Benefits:

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

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

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

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

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

For More Information:

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

Application Deadline: March 1st 2019

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

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

Eligibility Criteria:

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

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

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

The Nikon Storytellers Scholarship Key Dates:

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

*Timeline is subject to change at discretion of program sponsor

Application Process:

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

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Nikon Storytellers Scholarship Program 2019

Application Deadline: March 15th 2019

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

IMPACT ORGANIZATIONS

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

Application Criteria

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

PRIZES

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

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

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the YSEALI Boot Camp 2019

Application Deadline: February 15, 2019

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

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

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

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

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Stem Cell Research Award.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2019.

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

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

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

Requirements:

Candidates must:

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

Benefits:

SUPPORTING CHANGE MAKERS

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

INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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

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

For More Information:

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

Application Deadline: March 31st 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For More Information:

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

Application Deadline: 2nd April 2019

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

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

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

Requirements:

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

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

How to apply:

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

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

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

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

Key dates

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


For More Information:

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

Application Deadline: February 28, 2019.

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

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

PHRASES Fellows will receive:

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

Eligibility

All applicants must be:

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

References: All applications require two references.

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

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

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

Application Period

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

For More Information:

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

Application Deadline: February 1, 2019

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

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

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

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

Requirements:

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

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

Timeline:

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

For More Information:

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