>America Solidaria International Fellowship
The fellowship is a one-year service program. After completing a year of service, professionalfellowsreturn to their home country as global citizens, with an unbeatable cross-cultural understanding and leadership and technical skills that set them up for future professional opportunities.The fellowship program includes an out-of country orientation that provides workshops to facilitate cross-cultural, technical,health, and safety skills. With the belief that international communities are pioneers in personal and cultural transformations, our professional fellows live alongside other fellows from participating countries in the communities they serve. These communities can range from small rural villages to large urban centers.Since its launch in 2002, America Solidaria has sent over 460 professionals fellows from different parts of the Americas to volunteer in a wide range of projects at various host organizations.Professional Fellows participate in rigorous community-run cross-cultural and technical projects that emphasize organizing grassroots organizations, community engagement and leadership development. Professional fellows become a part of an ongoing collaborative effort, working through a cycle of projects that addresses issues such aseducation, health, or economic development in disadvantaged communities and builds sustainable tools to decrease inequality and poverty.
Deadline: April 3rd.
> Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education (NUFFIC) - MENA Scholarship Program
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Scholarship Program offers scholarships to professionals from ten MENA countries for short courses of two to twelve weeks in the Netherlands. Subject areas include agriculture, environment, and many others. The program invites applications from professionals up to age 45 who are nationals of and working in one of the following countries: Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Syria, and Tunisia.
The application period closes on 07 April 2015
>Wageningen UR Center for Development Innovation -- Professional Training Courses 2015
The Center for Development Innovation (CDI) at Wageningen University in the Netherlands helps build the capacities of individuals and organizations that are addressing the global challenges of sustainability and food security. Services at CDI include professional short courses in subject areas related to agriculture, genetic resources, pest management, water management, climate change, natural disasters, rural entrepreneurship, and others. Funding for most courses is available through the Netherlands Fellowship Program.
The next application deadlines for short courses in 2015 is on 07 April 2015.
>Africa Community Rights Fellowships to NGOs -Focus Country:Kenya
Natural Justice - Lawyers for Communities and the Environment (NJLCE), a non-profit organisation specialized in human rightsand environmental law, has been working with local communities, NGOs and government agencies in Kenya since 2009. It is composed of international team of legal practitioners, who conduct comprehensiveresearchon environmental and human rights law, support communities and local organisations, provide technical advice to governments and intergovernmental organisations, and engage in key international processes in pursuit of environmental and social justice.TheFellowswill be based in the NJLCE Kenya office in Nairobi with frequent travel to counties impacted by LAPSSET, in particular Isiolo, Lamu and Marsabit.The Fellowship is for a period of 6 months to begin in late April. An honorarium will be offered along with a travel budget.Applicant must: 1) be from Kenya; 2) have adegree in law, humanities or other relevant disciplines; 3) have understanding of, and proficiency in the Kenyan legal system and institutional arrangements; 4) have ability to engage in research, draft reports and legal documents; 5) have good research skills with the ability to critically analyse environmental, mining and infrastructure laws and policy issues; 6) have fluency in Kiswahili & English and an ability to engage in discussions with communities and run workshops where necessary; 7) have apassion for learning, networking with partners, initiating new work, and innovating on existing research and fieldwork; 8) have akeen interest in advancing the rights of communities to their lands and natural resources; 9) awillingness to travel on a regular basis and sometimes for extended periods.
The deadline for applications is April 8th at 17:00 GMT.
>Design Lab 2015 - Prizes and Internship / Theme title: Healthy Happy Kids
Electrolux invites design students around the world to submit a description of a concept idea, a visual sketch and consumer motivation on the theme Healthy Happy Kids. Innovative ideas for future households – products, services, accessories and consumables in either cooking, fabric care or air purification are to be submitted to participate in the competition. Remember the theme - Childrenmust be included in concept to be selected for the competition.The first prize winner will have to move to the location of the design center for six months internship. The internship will take place the next year after the winner has been chosen, either from January to June (2016) or from September 2016 to February 2017.Focus Areas: a)Cooking; b) Fabric Care; c)Air Purification. Categories:Product;Accessory;Consumable; Service.Eligibility Criteria - Applicants: 1) can beundergraduate and graduate design students currently enrolled at a school or university and graduates from 2014 and later from anywhere in the world; 2)can also be students in architecture and engineering, but the person entering the competition must have conducted some design courses as a part of their studies; 3)must have excellent visual presentation skills.All text in the submissions must be in English.
Deadline: April 8th.
>The Erasmus Mundus programme Al Fihr
The programme is a partnership established between11 North African’s Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)in 5 targeted countries (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Libya) and9 European HEIsfrom 8 different countries(Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain)within the framework of theErasmus Mundus Action 2 Strand 1 Lot 1.The open call will be openONLY for the following type of mobility and target groups: a)Nationals of North Africa (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Libya) concerned by the geographical lot who are in particularly vulnerable situations, for social and political reasons (individuals with refugee status or asylum beneficiaries (international or according to the national legislation of one of the European recipient countries).Within this call for applications,ONLY TARGET GROUP 3 applicants living/studying in Algeria will be eligible. b) Nationals of North Africa (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Libya) who are registered or work in one of the HEIs third-country member of the partnership at the time of submitting their application to thepartnership.Within the third call for applications, LIBYAN TARGET GROUP 1 applicants will be applicants from Libyan International Medical University and OmarMukhtar University.
The third call for applications will close on April 10th at midnight, 23.59 pm CET.
>Regional Network for Historical Dialogue and Dealing with the Past (RNHDP) - Summer Program
RNHDP is accepting applications for its seven day summer training program in Istanbul.The one week trainingprogram (June 2015)will be composed of seminars and workshops conducted by international experts. The program will cover the following costs for participants accepted into the program: a)Airfare to and from Istanbul; b)Airport transfers in Istanbul; c) Accommodation; d)Training Program Fee.Applicants should: 1) becivil society professionals working in the MENA and Caucasus region on issues including (but not limited to) transitional justice, truth and reconciliation, historical conflict, minority rights, accountability, memory studies, oral history, sites of memory and related areas where historical dialogue is a central component; 2)have an advanced knowledge of English in order to complete readings, follow lectures and actively engage in discussions; 3)be able to allocate time before the program begins to read materials in advance that are required by the seminar and workshop leaders.
Deadline: April 13th.
>Cargill Global Scholars Program 2015 - China
The agribusiness company Cargill offers scholarships to university students interested in food security, agriculture, and risk management. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of Brazil, China, India, Russia, or the USA -- and attend university in those countries. Each Cargill Global Scholar receives an annual scholarship for up to three years, as well as opportunities for leadership training and networking.
The application deadlines are 15 April 2015 for China.
>American Society of Mammalogy (ASM) - Research Awards for Latin America
The ASM offers the Latin American Student Field Research award for field projects by Latin American graduate students. Each of five grant recipients receives US$1,500. The ASM also offers the Oliver P. Pearson Award to young professional mammalogists of any nationality who hold academic or curatorial positions in Latin America. The Pearson research grant is US$5,000 plus a travel grant of US$2,000 to attend the ASM annual meeting following the award.
The application deadline for both types of awards is 15 April.
>Global Bioethics Initiative (GBI): International Bioethics Summer School 2015 (Manhattan, NYC, USA)
The International Bioethics Summer School 2015 will be from 15 July to July 18, 2015.This Summer School is comprised of a series of morning lectures and seminars, evening events with guest speakers, field trips, and film screenings. The faculty of the Summer School is comprised of notable international scholars who will lecture and conduct the seminars on bioethics topics of international import.In order to make the Summer School Program truly global, GBI is offering several partial scholarships to students who may need financial assistance.Eligibility Process: 1) As the program will be presented only in English, all participants must be fluent in English; 2) Participants do not need to have an educational background in bioethics, but they should be able to demonstrate an interest in the issues described in the educational modules; 3) Include a 300-500 word statement with the rest of your application materials describing how you would benefit from a scholarship.Summer school participantsare responsible for theirregistrationfees, travel arrangements and accommodation costs.
Application deadline:April 15th.
> 8th South-South Institute on Inequality and Social Justice (September 11 - 18; Durban,South Africa)
The Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO), the Council for the Development of Social ScienceResearchinAfrica(CODESRIA) and the International Development Economic Associates (IDEAs), are currently accepting applications for the third three-year phase of the Africa/Asia/Latin America Scholarly Collaborative Programme. The annual South-South Institute aims at offering research training to younger scholars on the diverse set of issues that are relevant to the countries of the South. The institute seeks to promote the revival and growth of comparative research and cross-regional networking among a younger generation of Southern scholars. The theme of the eighth institute isInequality and Social Justice under Neoliberalism: Per- spectives from the South. 30 candidates will be selected for participation in the Institute, with 10 each from Africa, Asia and Latin America. The full participation costs of the selected laureates will be covered, including their travel (economy return air tickets), accommodation and subsistence.Eligibility Criteria - Applicants must: 1) be younger scholars resident in countries of the South and who are pursuing active academic careers; 2)have universityeducation, preferably with a minimum of a master’s degree in any of the social sciences and humanities; 3)have a demonstrable working knowledge of English; 4) Applicants resident in Africa must submit their applications to CODESRIA, those resident in Asia must submit to IDEAS and those resident in Latin America to CLACSO.
The deadline for the receipt of applications: April 15th.
>Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship on Child and Youth Development
This Research Fellowship Program is the only internationally open, competitive fellowship program for early and mid-career researchers focusing on child and youth development.Fellowships are awarded to the most highly talented and innovative young scholars and mid-career researchers working on child and youth development. Funds are awarded directly to the Fellow’s institution and may be used over a three-year period by the Fellow to partially cover the Fellow’s salary and for any activity supporting the Fellow’s research, such as assistant salaries, equipment, technical assistance, professional travel, or trainee support.Fellowsare selected on the basis of their research accomplishments, creativity, and potential to become leaders in the scientific community through their contributions to the field of child and youth development. There aretwo Fellowship Categories: 1) Early Career; 2) Advanced Research Fellowships.Fellows are selected on the basis of their research accomplishments, creativity, and potential to become leaders in the scientific community through their contributions to the field of child and youth development. International relevance of the fellow’s planned work, the alignment of planned projects with the goals of the Jacobs Foundation, and the willingness to identify with our aims and to engage actively with us will also be selection criteria.
The application must besubmitted online in one PDF document until April 15th.
> IC4HD 2015 Human Development Fellowships
The International Centre for Human Development (IC4HD) is pleased to announce a call for applications for its annual fellowship programme on human development. These Fellowships encourage mid-career and young professionals (academics, researchers, civil servants, and development practitioners) to analyze different dimensions of human development to inform policy in developing countries. In doing so, the Fellowships aim to strengthen South South learning and experience sharing on human development practice and policy.This residential fellowship programme is offered at theIndian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), Shimla, Indiafor a period of three months (1 June-31 August 2015).The research and analytical work to be conducted during the Fellowship periodshould notinvolve empirical data collection and fieldwork. It is expected that such work would already have been done. Applications are invited from all eligible candidates (list of selected eligible countries are indicated).Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
Candidates should submit their complete applications by 15 April 2015.
>Deborah J. Norden Funds: Travel Grantsfor Students from the US, Canada or Mexico
The Architectural League of New York is currently accepting applications from students & recent graduates for this program. TheFund awards up to $5,000 annually in travel grants to students and recent graduates in the fields architecture, architectural history, and urban studies.Eligibility Criteria - Applicants must: 1) be students and recent graduates of any age; 2)reside in, but need not be citizens of, the U.S.,Canada, orMexico; 3)request two letters of recommendation from individuals who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s ability and project; 4) must submit a maximum three-page proposal, which succinctly describes the objectives of the grant request and how it will contribute to the applicant’s intellectual and creative development.
Deadline:April 16 at 11:59 p.m. EST
>Danida Fellowship Centre Programme
If you are a Master student at a Danish institution for higher education you can apply for a travel grant for your Master Thesis research fieldwork, if this Master thesis work is relevant to Danish development cooperation.If you are a Master student under the Danida Fellowship Centre Programme including the BSU Scholarship Programme, you are not entitled to apply for a travel grant, as your fieldwork is already covered. Danida Fellowship Centre (DFC) administers the grant on behalf of Danida.The size of the grant will be between DKK 10,000 and DKK 20,000 per student.
The closing date is on April 17 at 12:00 noon Danish time.
>Commonwealth Scholarship Opportunity for Human Rights Professional
These Scholarships provide course and college fees at Oxford University (UK) over two years plus return air travel from the scholar’s home country for each residential session.Since 2012, Commission has generously provided this funding and is pleased to report that latest application has also been successful. The latest funding will be for the course starting September 2015.Eligible Countries: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius,Mozambique,Namibia,Nigeria,Rwanda, Seychelles,Sierra Leone,South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, UgandaandZambia.Eligibility Criteria -Candidates: 1) need to be Commonwealth citizens of one of the eligible countries AND be permanent residents and currently resident in a developing Commonwealth country at the time of application and throughout the program; 2) should beearly and mid-career lawyers and have a legal background and experience of international human rights law. However, in certain circumstances, applications from persons with degrees in other subjects who have extensive human rights experience will be considered.
The closing date for applications isnoon on April 17th.
> Israeli Agency for International Development Training Courses 2015
Israel's Agency for International Development (MASHAV) offers professional short courses in Israel in subject areas that include agriculture, energy, health, education, and social development. For most courses, MASHAV covers course fees, accommodation, medical insurance, and other expenses in Israel. Applications are submitted through Israel's diplomatic missions. Courses in English that remain open for applications include Clean Technologies (apply before 17 April 2015), and Addressing the Urbanization Challenge (apply before 07 May 2015). Applicants may also want to consult courses available in Spanish, French, and Russian languages.
>Travel Grant to Attend the 2015 Hague Peace Conference (July 1 - 3)
The Hague University of Applied Sciences in theNetherlandsis organizing The Third HaguePeace Conference for the new generation of students who have a keen interest in contributing to better ideas on how to improve the maintenance of peace and humanitarian law. Essay submissions are invited for the same.The students writing the best 100 essays will be invited to participate in the conference.This conference will consist of a three-day interactive and intensive program from July 1st to July 3rd 2015. Students from all over the world can participate in the competition. A number of travel grants are available upon request for students from low-income and conflict areas. Students selected to participate get free admission, housing and food during the conference.Essay Topic:The essays should contain either proposals on strengthening humanitarian law like the Geneva Conventions, or on maintaining peace more effectively by the United Nations Security Council and regional organizations.
Application deadline: April 19th.
>2015 Women PeaceMakers Program (WPM) /University of San Diego, California, USA
The University of San Diego is calling applications for this unique residency program for women engaged inpeace-building andhuman rights.The program will providefellowshipsto four qualified applicants. This funding is to be used for:local transportation (travel and airfare to and from San Diego is provided);living expenses (other than housing, which is provided);The Women PeaceMakers Program encourages applicants to seek supplemental funding from local sources, although the funding provided by the IPJ for those selected will be sufficient for the full 10 weeks. The WPM Program at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (IPJ) involves learning, teaching and taking the time to narrate a personal, unique story of peacemaking.The Program selects women leaders who: 1)have made significant contributions to peacemaking or defending human rights in their communities, and who are at a point where they are ready to reflect back on the challenges and successes of their journey; 2)typically, have been active in the field for one or more decades; 3)are active at the grassroots, local, national or international level (or a combination), but must have begun or concentrated their peacebuilding or human rights work in their own country; 4)typically, have led or created organizations, networks or movements for peace or human rights; 5)are willing to share their peacebuilding work, insights and challenges with diverse audiences, including fellow PeaceMakers, students, academics, practitioners, donors and community members.
Application deadline April 20th.
>UPFellows International Fellowships Program
The programme is promoted by the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF, Barcelona, Spain) with the support of the Marie Curie COFUND Programme (7th Framework Programme) aimed at co-financing 24 international fellowships.Itexclusively addresses international researchers and aims to offer career development opportunities to junior postdoctoral candidates of any nationality.Applicants must: 1) hold a PhD or has earned a PhD by May 31st, 2015 (Dissertation/Thesis approved and defended by May 31st, 2015); 2)have to undertake transnational mobility. Candidates must ensure that all information is included before the deadline, including the reference letters. Incomplete proposals will not be considered eligible.
The application deadline is April 20th at 11:59 PM.
>Language Legacies Grant Program 2015
The Endangered Language Fund (ELF) is accepting proposals for this Program. The grant is provided for language documentation and revitalization, and linguistic field work. The main purpose of this grant is to serve the native communities and field of linguistics.Grants are for a one year period, though extensions may be applied for. Grant also includes expenses such as consultant fees, travel, equipments, etc. Eligibility Criteria: 1)Researchers and language activists from any country are eligible to apply; 2)Institutions are eligible but no administrative (overhead, indirect) costs are covered; 3)The language involved must be in danger of disappearing within a generation or two.
Applications must be received by April 20th.
>Intro to Moral Imagination and Challenges in Poverty Alleviation (free on-line course)
This is a 6-week introductory course that will take you through a variety of materials Acumen has designed to train leaders who wish to change the way the world tackles poverty, and build a world based on dignity. Acumen’s definition of leadership starts with moral imagination: the humility to see the world as it is, and the audacity to imagine the world as it could be.Course participants will begin by further developing theirpersonalleadership skills, cultivate more self-awareness, and discover their own style to leadership, through the lens of moral imagination. This includes exercises that ask you todig deepand share personal stories, experiences and opinions. While we’ll touch on the Acumen investment model, this isn’t an in-depth course on Acumen’s investment work. We’ll be providing a variety of material intended to make you think, question, discuss, and debate what it means to lead positive change. This is a course based on discovery, so we’ll be scratching the surface on new concepts, with the opportunity to go more in-depth in some of our other courses. And while there are no ‘right answers’, prepare to be challenged!The course is free and you are encouraged to work through it with a group (min: 2 people; max: 6). Form groups on your own by recruiting friends/colleagues, or once the course begins you can follow the instructions to find a group virtually.
Start: April 22 (flexible date). End: June 9. Modules: 3 – 4 (5hrs each). Registration Closes: May 13.
>The Dora Harvey Memorial Research Scholarship for Female PhD Applicants in Social Sciences to University of Kent (UK)
Are you a female student planning to pursue PhD in Social Sciences in the United Kingdom? The University of Kent is willing to cover your tuition fee at the Home/EU rate for maximum three years. The Dora Harvey MemorialResearchScholarship is available forwomenstudents who are currently applying for and will receive letter of acceptance by the scholarship deadline from one of the following schools/academic centers within the Faculty of Social Sciences in the University of Kent:Eligibility Criteria -Applicants must: 1) be women holding a Master’s degree or equivalent merit or distinction level in a relevant subject; 2)have applied for postgraduate research in the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kent,UK; 3)be full-time UK, EU and overseas fee paying students; 4)have received an offer to study in the Faculty of Social Sciences by the scholarship deadline or be a currently registered full-time PhD student at the University of Kent for the academic year 2015-16.This scholarship will cover tuition fees at the home/EU rate, and is renewable for a maximum of three years subject to satisfactory academic performance.
Deadline: April 22nd.
> Women Peace Writers Program (University of San Diego, California, USA)
The purpose of the program is to create a subjective narrative account of a PeaceMaker’s life and work. Therefore, Peace Writers will be expected to work very closely with their assigned PeaceMaker as the primary source to document her story, experiences, perspectives and work. Peace Writers will receive a stipend, less applicable taxes, to complete the 11-week project. Deliverables include attending program orientation and training; regular submission of their work to PeaceMakers and program staff for editing remarks; and meetings with program staff to discuss the writing process and review narrative drafts. Peace Writer applicants must be willing to work flexible hours and attend some program-related events, which may include some evenings and weekends. Writers need not accompany WPM to off-campus functions; WPMs will have volunteers to help them with the majority of their activities. Applicants are strongly encouraged to read recent past Woman PeaceMaker narratives (available athttp://peace.sandiego.edu/wpm) to familiarize themselves with the documentation components, format and the style of creative non-fiction vignettes used by the program. Required Qualifications: 1) Graduate degree or current enrollment in a graduate program related to peace studies, conflict resolution, human rights, international relations, gender studies, creative writing or communications. Applicants who do not fit the above description, but have a portfolio of published work, preferably in creative non-fiction, will be considered; 2) Outstanding narrative writing and analytic skills, and familiarity with narrative writing styles; 3) Experience interviewing or interacting with others in a cross-cultural setting; 4) Being able to work closely with people for whom English is a second language, to work independently as well as collaboratively with fellow Writers, WPM and program staff, to provide own housing, computer and transportation (if driving onto campus, proof of insurance required); 5) If selected, must provide tax ID or SSN for tax purposes.
For your application to be considered, it must be post-marked on or before April 24th.
>Momentum for Change: Apply to win Participation in the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris + other benefits
Spearheaded by the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat, Momentum for Change shines a light on the most innovative, scalable and replicable examples of what people around the world are doing to tackle climate change.If you’re leading a results-driven project that is successfully addressing climate change, we want to hear from you!Who can apply?Organizations, communities, cities, businesses, governments and others that are taking concrete action on climate change. Why should you apply?If your project is selected as a winning activity, you will receive a wide range of benefits, including fully covered attendance to the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, France; access to policy makers and potential funders during the conference; public recognition by the UN Climate Change secretariat; public relations support and media training; high-quality promotional videos and podcasts; a dedicated page about your project on our website; and graphic assets such as infographics and professional photography.
Completed applications must be submitted by April 24.
>TaiwanFoundationforDemocracy(TFD)Asia Young Leaders for Democracy Program (9- 22 August 2015)
TFD invites practitioners and democrats working actively to promote democracy andhuman rightsin Asia to participate in 14 Day long AsiaYoungLeaders for Democracy (AYLD) program.TFD will pay for air travel, accommodation, meals, and visa costs for the duration of the 14-day program for all applicants. Participants will also be given a small stipend in return for submission of a written report on completion of the program.Applicants must: 1) be between the age of 25 to 35; have at least 3 years of full-time working experience and be fluent in English (having a solid command of written and spoken English will allow the participant to fully benefit from participation in the program); 2) enclose at least two references from organizations or individuals in the field of democracy or human rights; 3)be working as policymakers, academics, legal professionals, and leaders of civil society organizations (such as representatives of legal political parties, congressional assistants, nongovernmental organizations, themedia).
Applications are open until April 26th.
>South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) -- Summer School in Environmental and Resource Economics
SANDEE is organizing a Summer School in Environmental and Resource Economics in July 2015. The workshop seeks to introduce economists to different themes in environment and development economics, and to provide skills to teach and carry out research in this area. Economists interested in upgrading their knowledge and developing research proposals for later submission to SANDEE are invited to apply. SANDEE will provide a scholarship of US$2,500 per participant to deserving candidates to cover course material, international travel, food, and accommodation. Participants pay a US$250 registration fee and are responsible for local travel, travel insurance, visa fees, and other personal expenses.
The application deadline is April 26.
>Hurford Youth Fellows Program 2015
The WorldYouthMovement forDemocracyand the International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) are inviting applications for this Program. NED is a private, nonprofit organization created in 1983 to strengthen democratic institutions around the world through nongovernmental efforts. With its annual congressional appropriation, it makes hundreds of grants each year to support pro-democracy groups inAfrica, Asia, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.A monthly cost of living stipend and roundtrip airfare will be provided by the Program. For a period of four months, each fellow will have the opportunity to build his or her leadership and organizational skills while contributing to the development of the World Youth Movement.Applicants interested in the Hurford Youth Fellows Program: 1) can be from any country;2) must be no older than 30 years of age; 3)must demonstrate strong interest in democratic activism and in the advancement of democracy in their respective communities, as well as worldwide.Youth affiliated withcivil societyorganizations are especially encouraged to apply.
Application deadline: April 27.
>ADAPTIVE LEADERSHIP: MOBILIZING FOR CHANGE (free on-line course)
This course will introduce you to several key tools of Adaptive Leadership and show how you can apply these tools within your organization or community life to drive lasting impact.As part of the course, you will bring a current challenge you are up against. Presumably, you will describe something from your work life, but it could also be from your personal, civic or community life. You will work to make progress by: a)Discovering a sense of your own leadership capacity and building more effective skills for impacting change; b)Understanding the differences between the technical and adaptive elements of your challenge; c)Defining your key stakeholders and how to mobilize them to address the challenge; d)Practicing a courageous conversation in preparation for addressing your challenge.You will emerge from the course with a more clearly defined challenge, ideas for how to mobilize your stakeholders, and a toolkit to better address future adaptive challenges.End date: June 1st, 2015. Length: 5 modules/4hrs each. Group size: 3 to 6.
Start date (flexible): April 28th. Closing date for registration: May 8th.
>EC Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020):Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellowships 2015
These Fellowships include the Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE). RISE aims to develop partnerships at the international level in Europe and outside Europe (most developing countries are eligible) in academic and non-academic sectors. The organizations constituting the partnerships contribute to joint research and innovation by seconding and/or hosting eligible staff members. Program MSCA-RISE-2015. Researchers at all stages of their careers, irrespective of nationality and working across all disciplines, from life-saving healthcare to 'blue-sky' science, are eligible for funding. The MSCA also support industrial doctorates, combining academic research study with work in companies, and other innovative training that enhances employability and career development.In addition to generous research funding, scientists have the possibility to gain experience abroad and in the private sector, and to complete their training with competences or disciplines useful for their careers.
The deadline for applications is April 28.
>U.S. Mission to Afghanistan Calls Applications for Afghan Diplomat Training Program
The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, U.S. Mission toAfghanistanis seeking applications for a cooperative agreement to implement a two-week training program in the U.S. for up to twenty junior Afghan diplomats. Award Information -Anticipated Award Type: Cooperative Agreement;Number of Awards Anticipated: One (1);Anticipated Award Amount: The award floor for the base period and each option year is set at $150,000. The award ceiling is set at $250,000 for the base year and for each of the two option years.Anticipated Award Period: Base Period: 1 year; Option Years: 2.Anticipated Start Date: As early as late May, 2015.The goal of this program is to support the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan in building the capacity of its staff, thereby enhancing its professionalism and ability to work cooperatively and effectively with the U.S. government and other countries, as well as NGOs,mediahouses, universities andresearchcenters, businesses, and religious institutions that operate in the South and Central Asia region.Eligibility: 1)All non-profit, non-governmental organizations are eligible to apply; 2)For-profit entities are not eligible to be the prime recipient of an award under this NOFO; 3)Applicants must submit proof of their non-profit status with their proposal submission (e.g. proof of 501(c)(3) status, Afghan NGO license).All application materials must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov. Applications materials submitted via other means such as email will not be accepted.
Deadline: April 28th.
For more information, visitgrants.govand search for funding opportunity number: SCAKAB-15-CA-003-SCA-03172015.
> PhD in Sustainability Science -United Nations University, Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability
The UNU's Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) offers a three-year PhD program to produce scholars who will become key researchers in the field of sustainability science. The program seeks to incorporate perspectives on global change, specifically those related to climate change and biodiversity. The Japan Foundation offers the UNU Scholarship for outstanding applicants from developing countries who can demonstrate a need for financial assistance.
The deadline for applications is 30 April 2015.
> Australia Awards Scholarships for Asia-Pacific Region 2016
The Australian government contributes to the education of talented individuals in the developing countries through its scholarship programs. Subject areas for study correspond to priorities of Australia's aid programs by regions and countries -- and include agriculture, energy, natural resources, and environment.
The application deadline for 2016 scholarships in most Asian-Pacific countries is 30 April 2015, but with important exceptions(check carefully).
>New Zealand Aid Program -- Development Scholarships 2016
New Zealand's government provides a variety of opportunities for training and university study through the New Zealand Aid Program, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The priorities often include agriculture, renewable energy, fisheries, disaster risk management, and other areas related to natural resources and environment. For individuals intending to pursue tertiary studies at any of the ten eligible New Zealand universities and institutes of technology,
NZAID recommends applying for admission before 30 April. However, application deadlines are specific to each country/regional program (check carefully!).
>Central European Initiative (CEI)Fellowship for Writers in Residence 2015
The CEI was founded in 1989, it is a regional intergovernmental forum committed to supporting European integration through cooperation among its Member States. It combines multilateral diplomacy and project management, both as donor and recipient, while bridging European macro-regions. TheCEIfellowshipprogram. It is an award aimed at encouraging cross-border cooperation and promotion in the field of literature foryoungwriters from non-EU CEI countries.Under CEI fellowship, the winner will receive a cash award for a three month residence in any CEI Member State of the candidate’s choice. The selected author will get the chance to work on the literary proposed project. The winner will also be a guest of the 30th Vilenica International Literary Festival (September 2 - 5) at various locations in Slovenia. Eligibility Criteria - Applicants must be writers: 1) under 35 years of age; 2)from CEI Member States, which are not part of the European Union (Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina,Macedonia,Moldova, Montenegro,SerbiaandUkraine).
Deadline: April 30th.
>2015 IDRC-IGIDR Fellowship Programmes for Asian Students
Canada’s International DevelopmentResearchCentre is currently seeking applications from selected Asian countries for its 13fellowships. The program aims to build capacity in inclusive development with a special focus on labour market and industrial policy. Fellowships will be funded through the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) ofIndiain the August 2015-July 2016 academic year.IGIDR is initiating a Capacity Building Program in Inclusive Development with special focus on Labor Market and Industrial Policy.Funding Programs: 1)Master’s in economics (5 scholarships per academic year); 2)M.Phil in development studies (3 scholarships per academic year); 3)Visiting doctoral students (3 fellowships per academic year); 4)Post-doctoral program (2 fellowships).
Last date to apply: April 30th.
>UNU-INRA Visiting Scholars Programme -Scholars for Green Growth
The United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources inAfrica(UNU-INRA) is inviting applications to carry outresearchon the theme ofUnleashing the Potential of African Rural Economies through Green Growth.This is a three-year project of UNU-INRA with funding fromCanada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) which aims to provide empirical evidence on how green growth strategies can, amongst others, influence employment, income generation, innovation, competitiveness and social inclusion for rural Africa. Under the project, up to ten visiting scholars will be selected each year to spend 3-4 months carrying out research at UNU-INRA headquarters in Accra,Ghana.Thematic Areas: a)Green business opportunities in rural Africa; b)Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and resource efficiency, productivity and resilience in rural Africa; c)Rural SMEs and ecosystem services; d)Institutions andgovernancefor environmentally-friendly business practices.Benefits: amonthly stipend is given to successful applicants as a contribution towards travel, accommodation, and medical and other expenses. Eligibility Criteria - Applicants must: 1) be from the African continent, faculty members or researchers at African universities and other research institutions; 2)have a PhD degree in environmental economics, natural resource economics, ecological economics, development economics, agricultural economics, soil science or any other relevant field of study; 3)demonstrate excellent communication and writing skills in either French or English.Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
The deadline for applications isApril 30 for the academic year 2015–2016.
>Huawei-She Leads Africa Fellowship Program for Female Tech Entrepreneurs
Founded in 2014, She Leads Africa is a platform that provides the most talented female entrepreneurs across the continent with access to the knowledge, networks and financing needed to build and scale strong businesses. The goal is to jumpstart female entrepreneurs from SMEs to pan-African industry leaders.It is the first program with the aim to provide female tech entrepreneurs from across Africa the opportunity to visitChina.The program will providefellowswith the chance to receive a behind the scenes experience at the technology giant, network with peer entrepreneurs and develop relationships with investors and companies interested in doing business in Africa.Eligible applicants must bewomenbetween the ages of 18-40 who are building a technology business focused on Africa.
Applications close on April 30th.
>CGCS Visiting Researcher Scholarships -Spring 2015 Program
The Annenberg School of Communication's Center for Global Communication Studies (CGCS) at the University of Pennsylvania (USA) is seeking applications. The stipend amount will vary based on an applicant's proposed duration of visit, andshould largely cover a stay of 2-3 months (for living and/or travel expenses). However, if scholars are able to secure additional funding, full year participation is also an option.Non-tenured professors, post-doctoral researchers, and advanced graduate students from around the world are welcome to apply.Applicants are required to provide a CV, statement of interest and research proposal, a short essay based on prompts, and a description of how you intend to secure or supplement funding for your stay.There is a $75 application fee.Applications will not be accepted by email.
Deadline: April 30th.
>FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Awards
These inaugural Awardsaims to recognise extraordinary artistic talent in three categories – fiction literature, film-making and art across more than 100 emerging market nations.There is a remarkable structural shift in the world, propelled by economic progress in the developing markets and the advanced reach of the Internet. More connectivity and greater variety of voices in the business, science and arts communities are leading to a new renaissance. The Financial Times and OppenheimerFunds are delighted to provide a platform to recognise the people contributing to these markets.The Emerging Voices Award will be open to passport holders of emerging nations in three categories:1. Africa and the Middle East: Works of fiction published in English.2. Asia-Pacific: Films in any language with English subtitles.3. Latin America and the Caribbean: including, but not limited to, paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations, photographs, prints and mixed media.The judges aim to reward those in each of the eligible art forms whose work shows outstanding talent and in some way furthers understanding of their region.
Closing date for submissions: April 30th.
>Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme
The aim of the programme is to promote cultural understanding, economic and political relations between Hungary and other countries.Full time studies: a)BA/BSc (undergraduate 3 years); b)MA/MSc (graduate 2 years); c)PhD studies (doctoral 3 years).Financial provisions relevant for every full-time scholarship holder for academic year 2015/2016:no tuition fee;monthly stipend (according to each category of studies);dormitory places or additional contribution to accommodation costs: HUF; medical insurance.
Closing date for applications: April 30th.
>London Metropolitan University (Met) - International Students House (ISH) Scholarship Scheme
ISH provides accommodation and a varied, multicultural social programme for full-time international students in the centre of London.The scholarship programme offersa full tuition fee scholarshipto study one of London Met's Master's programmes. The scholarship also includesone year's free accommodationat International Students House.Eligibilitycriteria - applicants must: 1)have anunconditional offerto study at London Met on one of London Met's Master's courses; 2)have aFirst Class Honours degree or the highest accolade for your degree; 3)have an overallIELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component or SELT equivalent; 4)be a national ofone of theISH Scholarship countries.
The submission deadline is 30 April 2015 for the September 2015 intake.
>J.M.K. Innovation Prize
The Prize is an exciting new initiative of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, a New York-based family foundation. In2015 up to ten Prizes will be awarded toU.S.-based individuals or teams addressing our country’s most pressing needs through social sector innovation. Specifically, the Prize seeks to support inter-disciplinary innovation in the fields of cultural heritage, human rights, the built environment, and the natural environment. The Prize is particularly designed for high-risk, early stage ideas being piloted or prototyped by dynamic visionaries.Prize recipients will ideally innovate across at least two of the Fund’s four traditional disciplinary boundaries: 1)Cultural Heritage(e.g., historic preservation, archaeology, architecture, arts & culture); 2) Human Rights(e.g., immigration, homelessness, incarceration, public health, education); 3)Built Environment(e.g., parks, open space, public space, waterfront revitalization, transportation); 4)Natural Environment(e.g., oceans, conservation, land use, climate change, alternative energy).
Interested individuals or teams may applythrough April 30.
>Environmental Epidemiology/Biostatistics Postdoc /University of California San Francisco -Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment
Are you a recent PhD in an environmental health related field interested in working in a fast-paced, exciting research environment interacting with top scientists in a growing field? The UCSF Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment is seeking a Postdoctoral Scientist in environmental epidemiology and biostatistics. This training opportunity is designed to give the postdoctoral scientist experience in all aspects of the research process from design, implementation, to publication.Research areas include: a)Evaluating maternal and fetal concentrations of environmental chemicals from biomonitoring studies, with a focus on both established and novel chemicals. b)Developing and applying novel methods for assessing multiple chemicalexposures in pregnant women. c)Investigating associations between environmental chemical exposuresand adverse pregnancy.Knowledge/Skills: the successful candidate must have a PhD in epidemiology, biostatistics,environmental health, risk assessment, or other environmental healthrelated field. Candidate must have statistical experience and experiencewith R, Stata or SAS.The postdoc will join an interdisciplinary group of basic scientists,epidemiologists, clinicians, and biostatisticians both at UCSF and at otheracademic institutions. Successful candidate will also interact withclinicians, governmental and nongovernmental staff in environmentalhealth. The postdoc will also interface with PRHE’s research translationwork. Excellent oral and written skills are essential. The Postdoctoral Scientist will be advised by and will work closely with Dr. TraceyWoodruff. The initial appointment is for one year, with opportunity for anextension after successful completion of the first year. The start date isflexible, between Spring and Summer of 2015,The UCSF Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment (PRHE) seeks toadvance scientific inquiry, professional training, public education, and health policies that reduce the impacts of environmental contaminants onreproductive and developmental health. We are a high-paced and committed team conducting novel research linking developmental exposures toenvironmental chemicals to health and creating new methods for researchtranslation in environmental health science. We seek to foster and promotestudent and professional interest and capacity in environmental healthresearch, policy and education. More information on PRHE can be foundhere:www.prhe.ucsf.edu. PRHE is in the Department of Ob/Gyn in the School of Medicine at UCSF.UCSF is a premier medical sciences institution dedicated to promotinghealth worldwide through excellence in research, teaching and patientcare. The School of Medicine is ranked #1 nationwide in NIH support, andUCSF is ranked annual as one of the top hospital in the US.Please send ASAP a CV, writing sample, and three references to PRHE:[email protected]
>African Academy of Sciences (AAS) - Young Affiliates' Program
The Program is intended to achieve the Academy’s objective to stimulate and nurture the spirit of scientific discovery and technological innovation in Africa in order to promotesustainable development in the continent through research and development. TheProgramis intended to fill aniche gap with regard to the professional growth of young and early-to-mid career professionalsin their effort to develop into research leaders. Several reports indicate that many countries and organizations are already implementing PhD training programs to meet the teaching andresearch requirements of higher educational and research institutions. Many of these studentstrain in well-established North institutions or relatively well set up African PhD training centers,but when they return to their home institutions they face great difficulties to develop asindependent thinkers and leaders. They do not get enough opportunities that allow them to bethe generator of new ideas, knowledge and innovative solutions to Africa’s problems.While the responsibility to attract and retain well trained Africans is the responsibility of thevarious African member states and their national and sub-regional institutions, pan-AfricanOrganizations like AAS can play a catalytic and supportive role to inspire and provide tangiblesupport to such cohorts. The support provided by AAS will assist young scholars develop intoresearch leaders in their respective fields. Up to 25 Affiliates will be elected every year.The Program provides support to young scholars to enable them to develop into research leaders. The program is open to applicants from any field of specialization. Nominees should be aged 40 or under; employed in higher educational or research institutions; have obtained their PhDs during the last five years; and have post-doctoral research experience.
The deadline for nominations is April 30th.
>Crawford Fund Fellowship 2015
The aim of the Fellowship is to provide further training of a scientist in agriculture, fisheries or forestry from a selected group of developing countries, whose work has shown significant potential. The training will take place at an Australian agricultural institution and will emphasise the application of knowledge to increased agricultural production in the Fellow’s home country.The Fellowship is offered annually to an agricultural scientist below the age of 35 years who is a citizen of, or who is working in, one the following countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, East Timor, Fiji, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Kiribati, Vanuatu, Vietnam. Nominations must be made by two proposers, one of whom must be an Australian.
The closing date for nominations is COBApril 30th.
>Fiat Panis Foundation -Prizes for Research in Agriculture and Natural Resources 2015
Influenced by the hunger experiences after the Second World War, Dr. panis felt it as an obligation that the German population is committed to the hungry in the world.So he transferred the motto of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) "Fiat Panis" into German and formulated the demand "all men shall be filled" with the emphasis on "all".The Foundation makes awards for university thesis and dissertation research in themes of agriculture and natural resources, with a focus on food security in developing countries. Proposed projects must have strong practical relevance.Current priorities are applied plant breeding and support for research projects in Southeast Asia.The Justus von Liebig Award for World Food is €25 thousand; the Hans Hartwig Ruthenberg Graduate Award is €7.5 thousand.
The deadline for both awards is April 30.
>Indian National Academy of Sciences (INSA) -Fellowships for Visiting Scientists from Developing Countries
INSA, a premier scientific organization in India representing all branches of Science and Technology, has instituted the INSA-JRD TATA FELLOWSHIP administered by CICS in honour of the late JRD Tata, visionary and a leading industrialist. The purpose of this Fellowship is to extend facilities of scientific infrastructure and expertise of India to scientists and researchers from other developing countries. The Fellowship established from an Endowment received from Sir Dorabji Tata Trust fosters advanced research training of scientists from the developing world and promote south-south co-operation.The Fellowship is intended for researchers (Nationals) from developing countries except India, who have aptitude for research and would be desirous of working in an Indian research laboratory for a maximum period of 3 months. Applicants possessing Doctorate or Master´s Degree in Science or equivalent degree in Engineering/Medicine and allied disciplines, below 45 years of age may apply.The fellowship covers 1) cost of return airfare from place of work in their home country to place of work in India 2) maintenance allowance and incidentals for three months, 3) accommodation to be provided by the host institute either free of cost or at nominal charges and 4) contingency grant for purchase of books and stationery.
The application deadline is onApril 30th.
>International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) -Scholar Awards for Agricultural Graduate Students 2015
Awards of US$2,000 each will be conferred to deserving graduate students in sciences relevant to plant nutrition and management of crop nutrients.The Award will be made directly to the student. No specific duties will be required of the recipient. The Award will be granted independent of any assistantship, scholarship, or other award that the student presently holds.Graduate students attending a degree-granting institution located in any country with an IPNI program are eligible. Candidates for either the M.S. or Ph.D. degrees, who are enrolled in a program of graduate study as of the application deadline, are eligible. Applicants who have already completed their degrees are ineligible. In the case of Ph.D. candidates, preference will be given to students who have a minimum of one year remaining before completion of their studies.Priority will be given to the relevance of the proposed research in support of IPNI's mission. Students in the disciplines of soil and plant sciences including agronomy, horticulture, ecology, soil fertility, soil chemistry, crop physiology, and other areas related to plant nutrition are encouraged to apply.
The deadline for applications is on April 30th at 10:00:00 PM EDT
>Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (Borlaug LEAP) Fellowships / University of California at Davis
The program aimsto enhance the quality of thesis research of graduate students from developing countries who show strong promise as leaders in the field of agriculture and related disciplines.An eligible candidate must be: 1)a citizen of a USAID-assisted country.Currently we are only accepting applications from citizens of USAID-assisted countries insub-Saharan Africa.Applicants cannot hold citizenship or permanent residency in the US and/or any non-USAID assisted country. This includes applicants with dual citizenship; 2)currently enrolled as an MS or PhD student at a US or sub-Saharan Africa developing country university.Candidates must maintain student status for the duration of the fellowship; 3)fluent in reading, writing and speaking English (with a TOEFL score 500 or above). Applicants currently enrolled in an English-speaking university are not required to take the TOEFL; 4) havecompleted at least one year of graduate level course work in the graduate program the applicant is currently enrolled in with a US equivalent grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher; 5) havea thesis-topic related to agricultural development and related fields.
The deadline for applications is on April 30th.
>Veolia Environnement Foundation -Student Solidarity Awards 2015
The Award aims toencourage the initiatives and involvement of school and university studentsin community-oriented projects.The awards rewardinnovative approaches contributing to sustainable developmentand the mobilization of synergies between players (cofunding, pooling of skills, etc.).The Awards are aimed at student associations in schools and universities in France and other countries around the world where the Veolia group is present. For 2015, a special prize will be awarded to a project addressing COP21 objectives in the field of renewable and alternative energies, waste recovery and recycling, energy efficiency, etc. An application requires support from an employee of Veolia. Three contest winners will divide €15 thousand in grants.
The closing date for entries is 30 April 2015.
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