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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted February 22, 2015 from Brazil
Expired on March 31, 2015

>Grameen Foundation Fellowship

It is a unique opportunity for professionals from a wide range of industries, from management consulting and business to data analysis to healthcare andagriculture, to gain substantial experience leading the development and implementation of projects serving the poor, working with some of the brightest minds in social innovation.During the program,fellowswork with some of the brightest minds in social innovation on projects designed to accelerate the impact, scale and sustainability of some of the world’s most promising organizations committed to alleviating global poverty. All Fellows receive monthly stipends, group orientation, and ongoing professional development training.Each Grameen Foundation Fellowship Class is different, as placements are driven by demands on the ground. Typically, strong Fellowship candidates have experience in strategy or management consulting and/or have worked in global business or in start-upenvironments. Since most placements will be with Grameen Foundation teams, expertise in the areas of financial services,health, agriculture, mobile technology, and social entrepreneurship are also sought. Fellowship placements will likely be inAfrica (particularly Uganda,Ghana, andKenya), Latin America (particularly Colombia andNicaragua), Asia (particularlyIndiaand thePhilippines), and the Middle East.The Grameen Foundation Fellowships application process has three stages:1) Written Application; 2) Group Interviews; 3) Individual Interviews.

Written Application Deadline: March 1st.


>Cargill Global Scholars Program for Undergraduate Students from India, Brazil, China & the USA

Scholarships will be awarded to talented, high performing students pursuing science, technology, engineering, math and business related studies relevant to Cargill’s world of food,agricultureand risk management.Eligibility Criteria -Applicants must: 1) be from Brazil,China, India, Russia or the United States; 2)be a citizen or permanent resident of the country in which they apply; 3)be enrolled in a partner university, and should be a first or second year university student with high academic records.Preference will be given to applicants who: a)Demonstrate financial need; b)Specialize in fields of study that are identified as preferred fields (see each country’s guidelines); c)Are from a disadvantaged or underrepresented group within their country.

Application deadline: March 1st by 11:59 PM ET.


>GBIF Young Researchers Award 2015

The GlobalBiodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) award aims to foster innovativeresearchand discovery in biodiversity informatics by graduate students.Two awards - to one master’s student and one doctoral student - will be awarded.Eligibility Criteria - Applicants must: 1) be graduate students enrolled in a masters or doctoral programme at a university to be eligible to submit a research proposal to the GBIF Young Researcher Award programme; 2)apply through and be nominated by a Head of Delegation (HoD) of a GBIF Participant country.

Heads of Delegation may submit a maximum of two proposals to the GBIF Secretariat by March 3.


>2015Watermill Center International Summer Program

Founded as a place for young and emerging artists to work, learn, create, and grow with each other, Watermill Center (inWater Mill, NY)integrates performing arts practice with resources from the humanities, research from the sciences, and inspiration from the visual arts.During the program, every participant contributes collaboratively on site specific events, performing arts project workshops, design project workshops as well as attending lectures and taking part in landscaping and design/construction projects. Artists apply as individuals and participate in all aspects of the programmed projects and activities.All participants are lodged in shared rooms; vehicles are provided for transport to and from the Center; all participants spend the entire day (from 9am to 10pm, seven days a week) at the Center, where all meals are prepared and provided on-site.Participants are required to pay the costs of their own travel to New York and The Watermill Center and for items for their personal use, and are encouraged to find funding individually, if needed, through scholarships, foundations, and grants.

Application Deadline:March 4 at 5pm EST.


>Berkeley’s Data Science Fellowship Program 2015

TheBerkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) data science fellows are postdoctoral scholars, graduate student researchers, or staff with excellent credentials in their fields as well as strong interests in advancing data-analysis approaches with a community of like-minded individuals from across campus. Your data does not have to be “big data” to become a fellow. If you find your data-related problems to be at all unique and challenging, we welcome you to work with us.In particular, we are interested in applications from cross-disciplinary groups and from individuals exploring topics that may broaden the research diversity of our community (e.g., genetics, economics, and the Internet of Things).We seek data science fellow applicants in three categories: 1)Joint campusappointment; 2)Graduate student researcher appointment; 3)Full-time postdoctoral researcher appointment.Applications are currently limited to individuals with backgrounds and research interests in the social, physical, and life sciences and/or statistics, applied math, and computer science. Eligibility will be determined by the applicants’ research focus, not their home department.Successful applicants will join ourcurrent cohort of fellowsin helpingmake data analysis easier in the research sciences.

Letter of intent dueMarch 8.


>School of Data Fellowship Programme

This nine-month training programme consists of a series of offline and online trainings and workshops, organising events, and being an active member of the thriving School of Data community aimed at developing core skills.The programme is scheduled from April to December 2015 and up to 7 fellowships will be provided. Each fellow will get matched with a host organisation in the same country.Focus areas of working:extractive industries data, financial data, or aid data.Focus Regions/Countries: 1)Macedonia; 2)Central America – Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras,Nicaragua; 3)South America –Bolivia,Peru, Ecuador; 4)African countries; 5)Asian countries.Eligibility Criteria -Applicants: 1) must be from the above mentioned countries; 2)must be data savvy and has experience working with data and a passion for teaching data skills; 3)must understand and be interested in the role of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and themediain bringing positive change through advocacy, campaigns, and storytelling; 4)must have some facilitation skills and enjoys community-building (both online and offline) – or, eager to learn and develop their communication and presentation skills; 5)must have a strong knowledge of English.The programme will start in April 2015.

The application will be open until March 10th.


>International Climate Protection Fellowships in Germany (January 2016 - January 2017)

The fellowship allows future leaders to spend a year in Germany working on a research-based project of their own choice in the field of climate protection and climate-related resource conservation -in any of the host institutions selected by the fellow her/himself. The fellows will be offered an intensive German-language course before beginning the fellowship to make their everyday life in Germany an ease.Additionally, the fellows will receive monthly fellowships, lump travel expenses, allowances for visits by family members lasting at least three months.Eligibility Criteria - Applicantsmust: 1) hold a University degree completed with outstanding results less than 12 years prior to start of the fellowship; 2)have clearly visible leadership potential demonstrated by experience in a leadership position, or appropriate references; 3)have professional experience in a leadership role in the field of climate protection (at least 48 months at the time of application), or a further academic or professional qualification; 4)have good command over English and/or German language.

Deadline: March 15.


>Intrapreneur Development Experience (IDEX) 2015 Global Fellowship Program in India

This competitive 6-months fellowship program has the objective of skill development required for producing highly competitive social entrepreneur.Tuition covers all educational expenses of the program.Few selected candidates are granted scholarship full or partial amount of their tuition fee.Fellows are housedwith other fellowsin double ortriple occupancy accommodations -located in the city within reasonable distance to the placement enterprise.Fellows will receive a modest monthly living stipend towards the cost of basic living expenses.Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must: 1) have aBachelor (BS/BA/BBA) or Masters/Graduate degree; 2) have English fluency (spoken and written); 3) have a minimum 1-3 years of professional experience; 4) have the ability to work in high pressureenvironment; 5) be eligible to legally work inIndiafor 6 months.Scholarships are based on funding availability.

All applications must be completed on March15 by 11:59 pm PST.


> Aga Khan Foundation 2015-2016 International Scholarship Programme

The Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from select developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies, in order to develop effective scholars and leaders and to prepare them for employment, primarily within the AKDN. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant / 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year in June or July. The Foundation gives priority to requests for Master's level courses but is willing to consider applications for PhD programmes, only in the case of outstanding students who are highly recommended for doctoral studies by their professors and who need a PhD for the fulfillment of their career objectives (academic or research oriented). Eligibility: 1) nationals of the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique. In France, Portugal, UK, USA and Canada, applications are accepted from those who are originally from one of the above developing countries, are interested in development-related studies and who have no other means of financing their education; 2) eligible nationals listed above who are residing in one of the countries where there are local Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), Aga Khan Education Services (AKES), or Aga Khan Education Board (AKEB) offices which process applications and interview candidates.

There are several deadlines (per country): from March 10 – 31st.


>Institute for the Study ofHuman Rights(ISHR) - Alliance for Historical Dialogue Fellowship Program (AHDA) at Columbia University

Historical dialogue and accountability is a growing field of advocacy and scholarship that encompasses the efforts ofconflict, post-conflict, and post-dictatorial societies to come to terms with their pasts. AHDA brings together scholars, students, and representatives ofcivil societyorganizations, journalists, educators and artists, as well as policy makers and others who work on historical dialogue issues in conflict, post-conflict and post-dictatorial societies.Eligibility Criteria: 1)Practitioners of historical dialogue and accountability from conflict, post-conflict and post-dictatorial societies; 2)NGO practitioners, journalists, lawyers, teachers, social workers, community organizers, and others working on issues including (but not limited to) transitional justice, truth and reconciliation, historical conflict,indigenousand minority rights, social accountability, memory studies, oral history, sites of memory and related areas where historical dialogue is a central component.Preference will be given to applicant who can demonstrate an established work record of several years relating to historical dialogue and accountability.

Application Deadline:March 15th.


>Institute of Technology and Society ( Policy Fellowship Program in Brazil – 2015

The ITS Fellowship Program will offer the opportunity for those interested in internet and technology policy to deepen their knowledge about the Brazilian technology context. We have prepared an intensive 4-week program for our fellows, which include visits to the biggest technology national and international companies operating in Brazil, the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee ( and visits to São Paulo and Brasília, including meetings with representatives of the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Culture, and Congress members who are advocating for policies related to internet and technology.Who should apply? Students, researchers, and professionals who are following the debates in the public policy field, and who want to spend part of their summer/winter in Brazil, learning about Internet policy, as well as people from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.Portuguese skills are not required but English is mandatory.Fellows are expected to stay in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) from 29/June/2015 to 27/Jul/2015.

Applications deadline: March 20th.


>SAFe Think scholarship 2015 in France

SAFeThink is run by the Embassy of France in South Africa in cooperation with five South African think tanks.Bursary: a)Annual tuition fees (up to 6000€/ year); b)Round-trip flight ticket (South Africa– France); c)Healthinsurance; d)Monthly stipend towards living expenses; e) Schengen visa fees.Eligibility Criteria - theapplicant: 1) field of study is in political or social sciences (international relations, sociology, public administration,peaceand security, conflict studies); 2) isa citizen ofSouthAfricaorLesotho; 3) holds or is in the process of completing a Bachelor’s or Honor’s degree by September 2015; 4) should have applied to at least 2 French universities and Master programmes; 5) must provide a university admission letter by June 16, 2015.

Application deadline: March 23.


>Netherlands organisation for international cooperation in higher education (NUFFIC) Fellowships

These are part of the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP)for short courses and the MENA Scholarship Programme(MSP).The aim is to promote capacity building within organisations in eligible countries (51 for NFP en 7 for MSP) via training and education for professionals. This is initiated and fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the budget for development cooperation.In order to qualify for a Nuffic scholarship, you needto meet the selection criteria. Of particular importance are the criteria regarding country of residence and your employer. Please check if you are eligible before starting the application procedure.The short courses are taught in English. Therefore, it is important that your English language skills are good. The minimum scores: IELTS overall band (6.0), TOEFL computer based (213), TOEFL internet based (79), TOEFL paper based (550).Work experience:Minimum of 2 years of experience required, working with or for local or regional authorities. It is to your advantage if the work/experience is related to the content of the training.We advise you to start your preparation (documentation) well in advance.

Only if you have completed both stages before the 23th of March 24:00 CET, you will be eligible for a Nuffic scholarship.


>Netherlands Fellowship Program (NFP) on Wageningen UR Creating Capacities for Change – Courses 2015

The Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation (CDI) yearly conducts a number of short-term training courses for the development of professionals worldwide. An NFP fellowship is intended to supplement the salary that the fellow should continue to receive during the study period. The allowance is a contribution towards the costs of living, the costs of tuition fees, visas, travel, insurance and thesisresearch.Eligibility Criteria -Applicants must: 1) be working professionals employed in the NFP country and citizen of the NFP country; 2)be nominated by their employer and there should be a clear need for training within the context of the organization; 3)have at least a B.Sc.-level (or equivalent) and a minimum of three years of relevant work experience.

Application deadline: March 24th.


> Fellowships - Early Childhood Health Care Management Course for Nurses and Related Health Care Personnel / Prince of Songkla University(June 2015)

This is a 4-week training program designed for professional nurses and other related health care personnel regarding to early childhood health care. Classroom lecture and discussion, sharing experience, individual and group assignments are activities used to gain basic theoretical knowledge and experience on early childhood health and health care management facilitated by the instructors. Learning by field trips is used to enhance their experiential training. The selected project proposals regarding early childhood health care management are developed by each participant. Self/group reflection is used to identify knowledge and experience gained from this raining course. Eligibility- Applicants must: 1)be nominated by their respective government; 2) not be over fifty-five (55) years old at the day of application; 3) be educated equivalent to bachelor degree of university or technical college; 4) have at least two (2) years of profession experience in nursing, public health, and other relevant areas relating to child health; 5) have adequate proficiency in English speaking, reading, writing and listening; 6) be in good health both physically and mentally, and have a health certificate provided by an authorized physician.The Royal Thai Government will be responsible for the following allowances and expenses: a) an economy class electronic ticket (e-ticket) to be issued to each participant via email; b)a living allowance per day to cover meals, local transportation and other personal daily expenses; c) accommodation for all participants who will stay at the same place; d) transportation for the authorized field trips undertaken as part of the course; e)minor medical treatment, if needed.

Closing date of application: March 31st.


>Diplomat Fellowship Program (June 1 – August 14; full-time)

The Program aims to produce the next generation of thought leaders who will change local communities and, in turn, the world.The Fellowship is a structured program that includes cohort meetings and seminars, a mid-project evaluation, and a final project presentation at the end of the summer.The fellows will identify, summarize and analyze publicly availableresearchpertaining to social innovations and their effectiveness during the program. They will work to create a sustainable solution to a specific, well-defined social challenge using the research findings. The fellows should work up to 30 hours a week on their social venture.Project Areas(not limited to): HealthCare;Homelessness;Environment;Education;Economy;Emergency preparedness and response.Each fellow will be provided withhousing in downtown Flint, MI (USA) and a stipend over the fellowship program towards travel, meal and other expenses. Upon completion of the fellowship, a certificate will be awarded.Eligibility Criteria - Applicant: 1) can be a graduate student, an undergraduate student or a recent college graduate within six months of beginning the Fellowship; 2)may belong to any nation in the world with no restriction of citizenship; 3)must have a specific social impact area of interest they are passionate about commencing; 4)should have good thought leadership, writing, research, communication and presentation skills.

The final deadline is March 31st.


>TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme for PhD Researchers in Africa

Under this programme, researchers are assisted in making a ‘Cooperation Visit’ to an institute in Germany. Such visits will have a duration of no more than three (3) months and must be undertaken within 12 months of the award.The aim of the visit is to discuss research collaboration with German scientists with the ultimate goal of developing longer-term collaboration through German ResearchFoundation programmes. Visits duration is (3) months and must be undertaken within 12 months of the award.Areas of Research:All fields of Natural Science and Social Science. Benefits: a)visa,healthinsurance and travel expenses; b)accommodation and other costs for the stay in Germany.Eligibility Criteria -Applicants must: 1) be nationals of a sub-Saharan African country, includingSouth Africa; 2) hold a research position in sub-Saharan Africa; 3)hold a PhD that has been obtained earlier than 2010; 4) need to research in focus subjects mentioned above.Womenscientists are especially encouraged to apply.

Deadline: March 31st.


>Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships(SSS) programme

The awards are towards the tuition fees, for any one year of full time study, on an Undergraduate, Masters or PhD course at any ofScotland’s higher education institutions. Focus countries: Canada;China(includingHong Kong);India;United States of America.Subjects to be studied(not limited to):Creative industries;Life sciences; Technology;Financial services;Renewable and Cleanenergy;Arts and Humanities; Communications,MediaandCulture;Physical, Life and Earth Sciences.Eligibility Criteria - Applicants must: 1) be students interested in taking full time study on an undergraduate, master’s or Ph.D. course in Scotland; 2) be students of the mentioned countries only; 3)have a conditional or unconditional offer of a place at a Scottish university on an eligible course.

The closing date for applications is March 31st at midnight GMT.


>Rotary Peace Fellowship Program

The fellowship provides academic and practical training to preparefellowsfor leadership roles in solving today’s global challenges.Up to 100 fellows are selected every year in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic, and professional achievements. More than half of the 900 alumni are working in UN organizations and the World Bank, as well as in NGOs and government civil services. There are two categories: a)Master’s Degree–Building the leaders of tomorrow (15-24 month program); b) Professional Development Certificate –Strengthening the leaders of today (3 month professional development program at the Rotary Peace Center in Bangkok,Thailand).Both programs require: 1) at least a bachelor’s degree in a related field; 2) three years of relevant work experience for the Master’s program and five years for the professional development certificate; 3) proficiency in English. Applicants must also meet the following requirements: 4)Proficiency in a second language; 5)Strong commitment to international understanding and peace as demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal or community service; 6)Excellent leadership skills; 7) To inform yourlocal Rotary districtthat you are applying for a peace fellowship, and request an interview; 8) To get the District endorsement to complete the application process.

Submit your request for interview to your Rotary district by March 31st.


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Tamarack Verrall
Feb 26, 2015
Feb 26, 2015

Thanks for this information. I am glad to know about the Grameen Foundation, and the motto is inspiring.

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Mar 01, 2015
Mar 01, 2015

Thanks for your feedback!

Mar 05, 2015
Mar 05, 2015

Hello, Ana Isabel, I am so grateful for your persistence and generosity in sharing with us these vital information through the years. Thank you so much. I and many women's groups with whom I shared these opportunities have been recipients andd beneficiaries. May blessings return to you a thousandfold!

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Mar 05, 2015
Mar 05, 2015

Glad to know it!