Application Deadline: 26 June, 2018

The Canada Council for the Arts has partnered with the Salzburg Global Seminar to give young cultural innovators from Canada an opportunity to build their leadership skills and engage with others from around the globe.

From 2017 to 2020, the Canada Council and the Salzburg Global Seminar will make an annual selection of five young Canadians to attend the renowned Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators (YCI Forum).

The YCI Forum offers an opportunity for five participants from Canada to be part of an intensive program taking place at Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg, Austria, from October 16 to 21, 2018. Combining theory and practice, with keynote presentations focusing on “big picture” issues facing the cultural sector and with skills-building sessions on entrepreneurial thinking ; human-centered design processes; strategic planning and organizational development; and leadership and values. Selected participants will receive a full scholarship to participate in the YCI program, including the session fee, room and board, and travel costs.


To qualify, all applicants must:

  • Be 25-35 years of age;
  • Be proficient in English, the working language of the Forum;
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
  • Have at least 2–3 years of professional experience in arts sector;
  • Want to become an active member of the Canada YCI Hub and global network, and be prepared to commit time, energy, and resources to sustaining these;
  • Aim to create social change and strengthen the position of the arts and cultural institutions within your community;
  • Demonstrate creativity in approach to work, openness to innovation and risk-taking, action-orientation, and entrepreneurial inclination;
  • Have a cross-sectoral approach to work and demonstrate an interest in building cross-sectoral alliances/partnerships beyond the cultural sector;
  • Exhibit passion, enthusiasm, and leadership potential with prizes, awards, recommendations, citations confirming this.

How to Apply:

All applicants must submit the following information online using the registration form at my.salzburgglobal.org.

A personal statement (approx. 500 words) detailing:

  • Your motivation for applying to the Young Cultural Innovators Forum;
  • What you hope to take away from the program;
  • What you will contribute to the local and global YCI network;
  • How your participation will have an impact on your local community.

A brief bio (sample on application form).

A headshot photo of yourself.

A CV/Resume including name and email address of two references.

For questions concerning the application please contact Bernadette Prasser (bprasser@salzburgglobal.org). Please include only the information outlined above. All applications should be directed to Salzburg Global Seminar.

How funding decisions are made

Candidates will be jointly selected by Salzburg Global Seminar and the Canada Council. Selection will take into consideration regional and cultural diversity as well as a range of artistic disciplines.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Salzburg Global Forum 2018 for Young Cultural Innovators  

Application Deadline- 24 / 05 / 2018 (23.59 hrs)

Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri. Devendra Fadnavis has launched a drive to rope in young graduates in the administration. The objective is to gain from youthful energy, passion of technology and fresh perspectives of the youth. In return, the Fellows earn valuable experience of working within the government.

The eligibility criteria to apply for the Chief Minister Fellowship Program is age between 21 to 26 years, graduation with first class, one year work experience and knowledge of Marathi. It is an 11 months program with remuneration of Rs. 40,000 per month. We are looking for responsible, enthusiastic and enterprising youths to join us.

The Chief Ministers Fellowship Program is designed to provide valuable experience to youth interested in social development sector. This program is designed to cultivate young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the public administration and prepare them for greater leadership roles in future.

The Chief Minister Fellowship program offers a unique opportunity to work with Government. It enables meaningful participation in policy making, execution, monitoring and evaluation of programs. It provides opportunities to visit various knowledge institutions in the state. Interactions with legends in industry, art, literature, journalism, entertainment make the fellowship a rarest experience.


To apply for Chief Minister Fellowship 2018, the eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • The candidate has to be in age group 21 to 26 years,on 1st April 2018 (that is youth having birthdate between 01/04/92 to 01/04/97, inclusive of both days).
  • Candidate should be graduate with first class from any discipline. Candidate with relevant PG degree or professional diploma would have an added advantage.
  • Candidate should have work experience of minimum 1 year. Full time internship or article ship or apprenticeship as part of professional courses will be     considered as experience.
  • Candidate should have basic proficiency in Marathi language, ability to work on computer and internet. The sufficient knowledge of English and Hindi is also     necessary.


  • The position of Fellows will be equivalent to that of Grade – A officer in the government service.
  • Fellows will be provided I Card and Email ID for official purpose during the period of fellowship.
  • Fellows will be paid the stipend of Rs. 35,000 and Rs. 5,000 for travel and related expenses i.e. in all Rs. 40,000 per month
  • Fellows are entitled for 10 days of leave during the period of fellowship.
  • Fellows will be provided with accidental insurance cover during the period of fellowship.
  • Fellows successfully completing fellowship of 11 months will be awarded with a Certificate.

How to Apply?:

  • Read the advertisement, details on website and government resolution (GR) carefully and check your eligibility for Chief Minister Fellowship Program, 2018. Keep scanned copy of signature and photo ready. Size of the file should be less than 50 kb (each).
  • Click “Apply for CM Fellowship Program 2018” link on the home page to start filling online application form. You will be redirected to the application portal.
  • On Application Portal click on ‘Register to Get Login Id / Password’. After scrutiny of primary eligibility and registration, Login Id and Password will be generated.
  • You will receive your login ID and password on SMS and Email. Take print out of the login details by clicking on “Print Login Details”
  • Click on proceed and then click on “Fill Application Form” link to fill all your details. Please fill required personal information, educational qualification and work experience. Recheck complete application form carefully.
  • Complete the self-approval of the online application. After self-approval you will not be able to modify any details.Submit the application fee online.
  • After self-approval and online payment click on ‘Fill Application Form’ tab to get print out of the application form for future reference. Your application process is complete.
  • Applicant will receive an email with detailed instructions and information about the online exam and further selection process. The details can also be checked on the website and in candidate’s login.
  • Please check the website for regular updates

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Chief Minister Fellowship Program 2018

The Research Fellowship (RF) scheme of the National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT) is open to candidates who qualify the Eligibility Test for enrolment in to Ph.D program particularly in the field of Hospitality Management/ Administration. However, please note that these are qualifying tests only and do not bestow a fellowship upon the candidate.

This is a three year fellowship for Ph.D. in Hospitality subject and academic criteria in force for selection of Ph.D. programme. The duration of fellowship is as under:-

Minimum duration of fellowship for doing Ph.D. is for three years from the date of joining.

Fellowship can be granted till the period of submission of Ph.D. Thesis subject to fulfilment of other clause of the scheme, or maximum of 5 years, whichever is earlier.


Candidates who have qualified in the Eligibility Test for enrolment in to Ph.D program particularly in the field of Hospitality Management/ Administration.

Candidates who have qualified in the Eligibility Test for enrolment in to Ph.D program particularly in the field of Hospitality Management/ Administration. However, the registration for the Ph.D is made by IGNOU or NCHMCT within stipulated period of declaration of result or date of issue of award letter/date of joining the fellowship.

In addition, candidates must meet the following:

  • Candidate should have regular Master’s degree in Hospitality or allied subject, after a basic UG degree in Hospitality Management/ Administration subject with an aggregate of more than 55% marks (in UG and PG).
  • Qualified in the eligibility examination to get admission in the the Ph.D. program in Hospitality field.
  • Agreed to become the full time Research Fellow at the NCHM or any of Institute, under its umbrella.
  • Not drawing salary/ remuneration/ fellowship from any other Organisation/ Agency
  • Have the valid Adhaar Number and PAN number

The tenure of fellowship is strictly for three years or completion of research study, whichever is earlier, under the Research Fellowship scheme. Upon expiry of this period and on the event of not completion of research study, the work of the Fellow will be evaluated by experts. If the research work is found satisfactory, his/her tenure will be extended for a further period of one year under the scheme. In case the work for the first three years is not found satisfactory, no further extension of the fellowship will be considered. After fourth year, there is no further provision of extension.


Fellowship at Rs.25,000 per month

Total Contigency of Rs.20,000 Yearly (can be taken in instalments or at one go).

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Research Fellowship Scheme at NCHMCT in India, 2018

Application Deadline: January 12, 2018

Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.


  • Only individuals who are United States citizens.
  • Applicants must be seeking admission to a U.S. graduate school beginning in fall 2018.
  • Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application and this grade point average must be maintained throughout participation in the program.
  • Applicants must enroll in a two-year, full-time master’s degree program, at U.S. based graduate institutions only, in an academic field relevant to the work of the Foreign Service (public policy, international affairs, public administration, business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages) and be prepared to enter the Foreign Service in Summer 2020.
  • Applicants must be able to attend June 2018 orientation in Washington, D.C. if selected.
  • Applicants must be available to fulfill the summer internship obligations (summer 2019 & summer 2020)

Pickering Fellowship Program Benefits

  • Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for a two-year master’s degree in fields related to the Foreign Service such as business administration, economics, public policy, international affairs, and other relevant fields.
  • Up to $21,500 will be provided each academic year for two years for a Fellow’s tuition
  • Up to $16,000 stipend per academic year for two years for room and board, books/laboratory fees, and travel between the Fellow’s residence and university location (not to exceed $600 per academic year)


  • Two summer internships, one at a domestic office of the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and one overseas at a U.S. embassy or consulate. The program provides stipends, transportation and housing for these internships.
  • Orientation to the Program and the Foreign Service at the Department of State.
  • Mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer throughout the duration of the fellowship.
  • Employment in the Department of State Foreign Service for those who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements in accordance with applicable law and State Department policy.


2018 Pickering Fellowship Timeline


Pickering Application Deadline:

Pickering Selection Interviews:

Notification of Selection as a Fellow:

Deadline for Accepting Fellowship Offer:

Orientation for 2018 Pickering Fellows:

Begin first Pickering-funded year of school:

Domestic Internship:

Begin second Pickering-funded year of school:

Overseas Internship:

Enter Foreign Service:

January 12, 2018

April 2018

April 2018

April 2018

June 2018

August 2018

Summer 2019

August 2019

Summer 2020

September 2020

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program