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My name is Andrei Plop and I am from Moldova and Romania. I graduated from the Faculty of International Relations (ULIM) , I studied at the Romanian - American University, the Faculty of Law. Also, I graduated from the Faculty of International Relations a master student of the SNSPA,. I was nominated to take part in the parliament elections in 2009( RM). I am fully supporting and sharing ideas of democracy, freedom of thought and expression willing to devote my life and carrier to promote them around the world and particularly in my country
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Technical Officer at WHO Office in Cairo, Egypt


Deadline: 14 December 2019Open to: expert knowledge of public health problemsRenumaration: salary starting at USD 72,637Grade: P4Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointmentContract duration: 24 months: Job Posting: Nov 21, 2019, 7:16:17 AMClosing Date: Dec 14, 2019, 10:59:00 PMPrimary Location: Egypt-CairoOrganization: EM/NMH Non Communicable Diseases and Mental HealthSchedule: Full-time  IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications indicated above reflects your personal device's system settings. Position No. 359164 OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME JOBS AND INTERSHIPSTRAININGS,CAMPS, CONFERSSCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS     The objectives of the Programme on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders (MNS) in EMRO are to guide Member States in the development, adaptation and implementation of evidence informed policies, plans, legislations and interventions aimed at promotion of mental health and prevention of mental, neurological and substance use disorders, delivery of services based on best practices and standards of care and promoting recovery and observance of human rights in an inter and multisectoral milieu.DESCRIPTION OF DUTIESThe incumbent will be perform the following duties:(1) Develop and manage the Substance Use concerned programme of work.(2) Periodically assess the regional situation of substance use and substance use disorders. (3) Develop a strategic approach facilitating for Member States to scale up prevention and treatment for substance use disorders.(4) Provide technical advice to Member States, as requested, in developing national strategies and action plans on reducing health consequences of substance use, and provision of quality services to people with substance use disorders.(5) Plan, develop, implement and monitor building capacity activities at country and regional levels to respond to public health problems attributable to substance use and substance use disorders.(6) Provide technical guidance to Member States in the development of surveillance and monitoring systems for substance use. (7) Provide technical advice to civil society organizations and other entities, as appropriate, on the issues related to reduction of the public health problems associated with substance use.(8) Foster collaboration and partnerships with other UN agencies and EMRO programmes and initiatives in the area of substance use and public health.(9) Draft and revise technical documents, briefing notes, meeting reports, information products and content of EMRO web-site related to work under the incumbent's responsibility, as appropriate.The following main achievements are expected: Establish collaborations and partnerships within and outside the organizations to implement the regional agenda for prevention and treatment of substance use disorders.Guide Member States to 1) develop and implement evidence informed policies and legislations, 2) develop/strengthen surveillance and monitoring systems and 3) strengthen the health systems response, and particularly services, to the public health problems related to substance use.REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONSEducationEssential: Master's degree in Clinical Psychology or Psychiatry from a recognized institution.Desirable: Doctorate, certification or specialized training in the prevention and treatment of substance use disorder/addiction medicine.ExperienceEssential: At least 7 years of relevant, progressive experience combined at the national and international levels in the assessment, development and implementation of policies, strategies and action plans for the prevention and treatment of substance abuse.Desirable: Working experience in developing countries as well as with UN organizations and NGOs working in the field of substance use.Skills* Expert knowledge of:1. International policy frameworks for reduction of public health problems related to substance use.2. Psychosocial and epidemiological aspects of alcohol and substance use and relevant policy responses. * Demonstrated ability to:1. Provide expert advice on the development and implementation of policies and programmes in the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders.2. Plan and conduct capacity building activities in the area of substance use.3. Work effectively in the field, under constraints and meet deadlines.* Excellent communication and presentation skills as well as proposal and report writing and data analysis.WHO CompetenciesWHO global Competencies model at http://www.who.int/employment/WHO_competencies_EN.pdf?ua=1. (a)Producing results(b) Teamwork(c) Driving the Organization's Position in Health Leadership(d) Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond(e) CommunicationUse of Language SkillsEssential: Expert knowledge of English.Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French. Intermediate knowledge of Arabic.REMUNERATIONWHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 72,637 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 1665 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONThis vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply on-line through Stellis. For assessment of your application, please ensure that: 1- Your profile is properly completed and updated; 2- All required details regarding your qualifications, education and training are provided; 3- Your experience records are entered with elaboration on tasks performed at the time. Kindly note that CVs/PHFs inserted via LinkedIn are not accessibleOnly candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.A written test may be used as a form of screening.In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.For information on WHO's operations please visit: http://www.who.int.WHO is committed to workforce diversity.WHO's workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.for more information please open this link https://careers.who.int/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=1905390&tz=GMT%2B05%3A45&tzname=Asia%2FKatmandu
The Model European Union Strasbourg (MEUS) 2020


Are you between 18 and 27 years old, passionate about EU politics and do you want to participate in the most realistic simulation of the EU decision making process in Strasbourg? If that sounds like you, then go ahead and apply for MEUS 2020! The deadline for applications is 15 December at 23:59:59 CET.The conference will take place 14-21 March 2020.apply for meus 2020 now!The button above will lead you to our online application form. Don’t worry if you’ve never applied for a political simulation before or if you’re nervous about the application process. The most important thing for us is that your application reflects you, your life and what’s important to you, so just try and be yourself! We recommend that you write answers to the application’s longer questions in a text document and then copy and paste your answers into the form once you’re ready for it to be submitted. Try to include everything relevant and important to you and your life that you’d like us to know about when evaluating your application.JOBS AND INTERSHIPSTRAININGS,CAMPS, CONFERSSCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS   PARTICIPATION FEEThe MEUS 2020 participation fee is 160€ for all participants aside from Photographers and local residents in Strasbourg, for whom the participation fee is set at the reduced cost of 75€.The MEUS participation fee covers:accommodation for the duration of the conference (14–21 March 2020)daily breakfasts and lunches for the duration of MEUS 2020**daily city travel passes in Strasbourg for the duration of MEUS 2020visa fees, if applicable (will be subtracted from the total payable)participation in the MEUS 2020 social programmepreparatory materials and conference materialswelcome bags upon arrival snacks and refreshments throughout the simulation**Some dinners will also be included as part of our social programme, but this will not always be the case.The payment of the participation fee will only be requested if your application for MEUS 2020 is successful. If your application is successful, you will receive an e-mail from the Organising Team providing you with the bank details of BETA France, asking you to make a transfer within ten days from your selection as a participant.If you wish to apply for MEUS 2020 but the MEUS participation fee represents a significant financial obstacle for you, we encourage you to apply for the MEUS Social Fund, which you can find out more information about below.THE MEUS SOCIAL FUNDThe MEUS Organising Team strives to make MEUS 2020 the most inclusive edition yet. Although we wish to make every aspect of MEUS as accessible as possible, we recognise that participating in MEUS is not always as straightforward as we would like and that some applicants may face more difficulties than others when applying for and participating in our conference. The MEUS Social Fund has been created in the light of this adversity and provides targeted financial assistance to participants who face (or have faced) difficulties in their lives with the aim of making sure that everyone, regardless of their financial or health situation, has the chance to participate in MEUS 2020. You can apply for the MEUS Social Fund as part of the application form for MEUS 2020.The MEUS Social Fund is split into two parts. The first part of the fund relates to making MEUS more accessible to people with less financial security. We strived to keep the 2020 participation fee as low as possible, but we recognise that its cost can still represent a significant financial obstacle to some applicants, especially when considered in conjunction with the costs related to travelling to Strasbourg. We know that for some applicants, money can be a source of anxiety in their daily lives as they are forced to sustain themselves by juggling multiple jobs or balancing their studies with part-time work. Ultimately, participation in MEUS should never be to the detriment of someone’s career, livelihood or well-being and this section of the MEUS Social Fund seeks to support people in most financial need. We encourage you to apply for the Social Fund if accounting for these expenses would be a considerable challenge for you at this time.The second part of the MEUS Social Fund seeks to reduce some of the hurdles that can be faced by applicants as a result of disability, illness or health issues. An applicant’s health situation can lead to distinct types of disadvantages and can complicate either their application process or participation in MEUS. Applicants with disabilities (including long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments), chronic diseases (including cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes and arthritis) or learning disabilities (including dyslexia, dysgraphia, auditory and visual processing disorders, and nonverbal learning disabilities) are therefore encouraged to apply for the MEUS Social Fund. Participation in MEUS should never be dependant on a person’s health or livelihood and this half of the MEUS Social Fund aims to reduce this possibility.The exact amount allocated to beneficiaries of the MEUS Social Fund will be determined by the Organising Team and is likely to consist of financial contributions (or waivers) for successful applicants’ participation fees and, in some cases, their travel costs.for more information please open this link  https://meu-strasbourg.org/apply-for-MEUS-2020
The Application for 3-4 Doctoral Studentship Positions in Political Science 2020 is now open


Diary id:PAR 2019/1508Employment level:Fixed termLocation:Department of Political ScienceApply by:2020-02-04The Department of Political Science has an open climate that encourages involvement in broader societal debates. Research areas of specialisation include elections, democracy, corruption, governance, globalisation, environmental politics and European studies. The Department hosts research programmes such as the QoG Institute, Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem), Centre for Collective Action Research (CeCAR), Governance and Local Development (GLD) and the Swedish National Election Studies Programme. We offer degree programmes at undergraduate, Master’s and doctoral level, as well as freestanding courses. Education is provided in both Swedish and English. We have a total of 1 400 students and a staff of about 140. The Department is centrally located in the city of Gothenburg.JOBS AND INTERSHIPSTRAININGS,CAMPS, CONFERSSCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS   For more information about the Department, go to www.pol.gu.seThe Department of Political Science is currently looking for qualified and motivated individuals for up to four doctoral studentship positions (PhD students) in Political Science.Job AssignmentsA doctoral (PhD) student is expected to conduct research and to contribute to the development of knowledge within the discipline. Expectations towards a doctoral student include the capacity to develop independent ideas and communicate research results in oral and written form.The aim of the doctoral (PhD) studentship is for the doctoral (PhD) student to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to conduct research autonomously within Political Science and to contribute to the development of knowledge within the discipline through the production of a scholarly thesis. Another aim is for the doctoral (PhD) student to develop an ability to later apply the acquired knowledge and skills within post-degree research or other qualified professional work.The position is limited to four years in duration and is carried out on a full-time basis unless there are acceptable reasons to the contrary (minimum 50%). The position may include departmental duties, such as teaching, corresponding to up to 20% of a full-time post over the course of study. If such tasks are carried out, the duration of the appointment will be extended accordingly.EligibilityTo be eligible for the position, the applicant must meet both general and specific entry requirements.An applicant meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle (PhD) studies if he/she has obtained (Higher Education Ordinance Ch.7, Sec.39):a degree at the second-cycle level (MA level, or equivalent),at least 240 higher education (university) credits, of which at least 60 must be at the second-cycle level, orlargely equivalent knowledge acquired in other ways in Sweden or abroad.In Sweden, 240 university credits equal four years of successfully completed full-time studies.According to the Higher Education Ordinance Ch.7, Sec.40, an applicant meets the specific entry requirements for third-cycle (PhD) studies if he/she has obtained at least 60 higher education credits (one year of full-time studies) in Political Science or has equivalent qualifications.Applicants who have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in Sweden or abroad will also be considered to meet the specific entry requirements.Finally, although not a formal requirement, we encourage successful applicants to acquire sufficient competency in the Swedish language to be able to actively participate in seminars and other activities at the Department, within a two-year period.Assessment of applicantsAccording to the Higher Education Ordinance Ch.7, applicants will be assessed based on their estimated ability to benefit from the study programmes and on the Department’s supervisory resources. We will base this assessment primarily on the following:Relevant work, which will be assessed in terms of ability to formulate, delimit and analyse research tasks and present research results.A draft of the intended research project stating the applicant’s research interest(s) and planned focus area of his/her doctoral thesis. In addition, the project draft must demonstrate familiarity with previous and current research as well as an ability to formulate scientific problems. Maximum 2500 words (approx. 6 pages).Academic transcripts.Previous merits.The selection process may include interviewsApplicants may be asked to provide letters of recommendationAdmission to doctoral (PhD) studies may also be granted within a framework where the University of Gothenburg does not serve as employer (external position, so-called samverkansdoktorand). The assessment process for these applicants is the same as for other applicants. A special agreement will be developed in these cases.The Head of Department is in charge of all admission decisions at doctoral level (PhD). The final admission decision will be announced during April. Decisions cannot be appealed.Application procedurePlease register your application electronically under ‘Apply online’. In order for the application to be considered complete it must include:1) An introductory letter of 1000 words maximum (approx. 2 pages), preferably shorter. The letter should consist of four paragraphs in the following order: a) a short presentation of yourself. b) a short presentation of your merits, c) a short presentation of the intended research project and d) a short account for why the Department of Political Science and/or the doctoral studies programme is of interest to you.2) CV including a list of publications (if applicable).3) One writing sample. Normally, this would be a master’s thesis, but it could also be a revised version of the thesis, or another paper, article or book chapter for example, or equivalent work. The texts must be submitted in Swedish or English. Any translated versions must be accompanied by the original text and translated in their entirety.4) A description of the intended research project indicating the applicant’s research interests and planned focus area of his/her thesis and research. The project description must demonstrate familiarity with previous and current research as well as an ability to formulate scientific problems. 2500 words maximum (approx. 6 pages) including abstract, excluding bibliography. Further directions for the description can be found on our website.5) Verified copies of academic transcripts and evidence of other relevant qualifications, if applicable. Please note that you need to submit detailed academic transcripts that specify your finished courses, credits and degrees. If English is not the original language, you need to submit both the original and an English translation. For degree transcripts from universities within the EU, please provide a diploma supplement.6) Applicants may be asked to provide recommendation letters later on in the process. If so, we will contact you during week 12-13 and ask you to provide two recommendation letters. Please get in touch with two persons who may write a recommendation letter for you and ask them to prepare for submitting the letters following the instructions on our website during the above-mentioned weeks. Please do not submit any recommendation letters before we contact you and explicitly ask you to.It is for the applicant to make sure that the application is complete. No changes/additions are allowed after the last date of application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.All electronic documents must be submitted in PDF format. Closing date 2019-02-04EmploymentType of employment: 4 yearsExtent: 100% (full-time)Location: Department of Political Science, GothenburgFirst Day of Employment: 2020-09-01Regulations for employment of doctoral students are given in SFS 1998:80. Only those who are admitted to third-cycle studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships. Those appointed to doctoral studentships shall primarily devote themselves to their studies. They may, however, work to a limited extent with educational tasks, research and administration according to the regulations.The initial appointment may apply for no longer than one year. An appointment may be renewed for no more than two years at a time. The total employment period may not exceed the time corresponding to full-time third-cycle studies for four years.Salaries for doctoral students are regulated in a local agreement at the University.Contact informationFor further information, please contact:Mikael Persson, Director of Graduate StudiesTel. +4631-786 4146E-Mail: mikael.persson@pol.gu.seLena Caspers, Research AdministratorTel. +4631-786 2792E-Mail: lena.caspers@gu.seUnionsUnion representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representativesApply The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 47 500 students and 6 400 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.for more information please open this link http://edu-active.com/phd/2019/dec/02/application-3-4-doctoral-studentship-positions-pol.html
Open call: International Radio Playwriting Competition 2020


Application Deadline: January 31, 2020 Are you a promising writer living outside the UK? Would you like to have your story heard by the world? You're invited to submit your scripts for the 27th International Radio Playwriting CompetitionJOBS AND INTERSHIPSTRAININGS,CAMPS, CONFERSSCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS   The International Radio Playwriting Competition, hosted by BBC World Service and the British Council, offers the unique opportunity for playwrights to have their radio play heard across the world by the BBC World Service's millions of listeners.Whether you're an established or a completely new writer, the competition welcomes scripts from anyone outside of the UK. The radio dramas can be on any subject you like, as long as they are 53 minutes long.This year the two first prizes can come from either the English as a First Language or the English as a Second Language category. Both winners will receive a cash prize of £2,500 sterling, travel to London to attend an award ceremony, and see their plays recorded before they're broadcast on the BBC World Service.Last year we received over 1,500 entries from a record 112 countries. Writers from Zimbabwe, USA, Trinidad and Tobago, Australia, Malaysia, Egypt, Kosovo, Iceland and Russia all made the shortlist."Write your play. Just write it, this is such an opportunity"Last competition's winners Bode Asiyanbi and Colette Victor receive their prizes from BBC's Marion Nancarrow at an award ceremony in London. Photo: BBC"This competition is an important part of the British Council’s programme developing new playwrights around the world, discovering new talent, helping global artists find new opportunities, and connecting with the UK", says Neil Webb, Director Theatre and Dance at the British Council. "Sharing stories is a powerful way for us to connect with different cultures, explore difficult issues and be inspired by fresh voices. We look forward to reading the inventive scripts for this year's competition."The two first prizes from the last competition were won by Aziz H from Yemen and Colette Victor from Belgium. Bode Asiyanbi from Nigeria was awarded the Georgi Markov prize – a prize celebrating the most promising script from the shortlist, in honour of BBC World Service journalist and writer Georgi Markov.Victor's play By God’s Mercy is a comedy drama set in an impoverished South African township and seen from the point of view of a mattress. Aziz H's A Broken Heart In A Warzone is a dark comedy about two audacious thieves who steal from houses when their owners flee to air-raid shelters during frequent bombings.Entering the competition can be a life changing experience. Previous winners have left their jobs to pursue careers in writing — including Virginia Jekanyika, who won the English as a Second Language category in 2013 with her play The Cactus Flowers and moved to the UK to study creative writing.“I don’t care if you’ve got three jobs and five children, write your play." said Kwame Kwei-Armah, who was a panellist for the 2008 competition. "Just write it, this is such an opportunity. You can come to London, you can have your play looked at by the BBC, you could have your play broadcast to millions on air.” So, if you have a compelling story to tell, don't miss this opportunity to have it broadcast globally." Information about how to apply is below. We're excited to read your stories.Your story heard by the worldAt a glance:What is the prize?The two winners will have their plays recorded and broadcast on BBC World Service. They will also receive £2,500 sterling and a trip to London (including airfare and accommodation for one person) where they will attend an award ceremony. we’re delighted to also be awarding a Special Commendation in the name of the writer Georgi Markov, for the play with most potential on the shortlist.Who is eligible?Entry to the International Radio Playwriting Competition 2020 is open to anyone over the age of 18 (as of 31 January 2020), who is not normally a resident of the United Kingdom. Both new and established writers are encouraged to apply. There are two categories for entry. One is for entrants who speak English as a first language, the other for entrants with English as a second language. The BBC may require proof of eligibility for the second category.You can find all the competition rules here.How do I apply?Entrants should write a radio play of approximately 53 minutes' length on any subject of their choice. The play must be written substantially or entirely in English. Your script should be accompanied by a short synopsis, of no more than 400 words, which outlines the complete story of the play. You can apply by the following methods:online at https://bbcplaywrite.monterosa.co.uk/by e-mail to: radioplay@bbc.co.ukin person at your local British Council officeby post to: International Playwriting Competition 2020, BBC Radio Drama, Room 6015 BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London, W1A 1AA United KingdomIn order for your entry to be accepted it must be accompanied by a completed copy of the entry form which can be downloaded here.Read all the information about how to apply before submitting an application.When is the deadline?The competition closes on 31 January 2020. Entries must be received at your British Council office or at the BBC in London by 23:59 (GMT) on 31 January. If you are applying via post please allow at least seven working days for international post to arrive in the UK.What should my play be about?The play can be on any subject you like and should be approximately 53 minutes length (this is a word count of approximately 9000-10,000 words). The play should have a maximum of six central characters (although there may be up to three small "doubling" characters who don't have more than a few lines each). There must be no central roles for children.Who is on the judging panel?The judges are selected by invitation and usually include the Commissioning Editor of BBC World Service, the Theatre and Dance Director of the British Council, the Overseeing Producer of BBC Radio Drama and an actor, director and writer. Please watch this space for the announcement of this competition's judging panel in early 2020. Previous judges have included Kwame Kwei-Armah, Dame Eileen Atkins, Doris Lessing, Roy Williams, Sabrina Mahfouz and Indira Varma.for more information please open this link  https://theatreanddance.britishcouncil.org/blog/2019/internationalradioplaywriting2020/
Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship (CAMFF)


Deadline December 9, 2019 Hosted by the University of Westminster The Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship (CAMFF) is aimed at mid-senior level African professionals with demonstrable leadership skills in their fields, which may include public servants working in areas of media policy and regulatory frameworks, or media professionals such as journalists.  Selected fellows will be from the following Sub-Sahara African countries: Ethiopia, Burundi, Cameroon, Gambia, Malawi, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.JOBS AND INTERSHIPSTRAININGS,CAMPS, CONFERSSCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTSThe fellowship is hosted by the University of Westminster.This fellowship is funded by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office.Course/programme structureFellows will undertake a bespoke 8-week fellowship programme titled ‘New Media for a New Africa: Freedom of Speech, Economic Prosperity and Good Governance’.  The programme will combine professional development of the values of good journalism (curiosity, rigour, challenge, storytelling, research, doing no harm, and freedom of speech) with an understanding of new opportunities to make reporting more effective and to use new ways to enhance its reach and impact.This programme will bring together 12 leading media and information practitioners and regulators from 11 countries. The course is designed to promote vigorous exchange of ideas and experience, and constructive learning, between participants and course leaders, with both seminars and speaker talks, off-site visits and fieldwork. Fellows will be challenged to discuss evidence-based context for key policy debates, understand international positions (including appreciation of UK approaches), supply practical experience, and encourage dialogue on key issues.Participants will be expected to participate in individual and group coursework projects, take an active role in their professional and career development, and engage actively throughout the programme and as part of the network.The curriculum focuses on the ways in which the media are held responsible, and the wider context within which political institutions operate. The ethics of reporting are at the heart of all debates.Fellows will participate in six intensive weeks of lectures, visits, and discussions that introduce them to key UK academics, media, and political figures in the field, followed by two weeks of fieldwork research and professional practice. This will culminate in an interactive day of news events focused on Africa and the UK.This fellowship programme will commence in May 2020. Applications are open If you are eligible and believe you would be a strong candidate for a place on this programme, we encourage you to apply before the deadline on 9 December 2019.Apply BenefitsEach fellowship includes:Full programme feesLiving expenses for the duration of the fellowshipReturn economy airfare from your country of residence to the UKEligibility To be eligible for a Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship (CAMFF), you must:Be a citizen of Ethiopia, Burundi, Cameroon, Gambia, Malawi, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.Return to your country of citizenship at the end of the period of the fellowshipHave a postgraduate level qualification (or equivalent professional training or experience in a relevant area) at the time of applicationHave at least seven years’ work experience prior to applyingBe a mid-senior level African professionals with demonstrable leadership skills in fields which may include public servants working in areas of media policy and regulatory frameworks, or media professionals such as journalistsBe fluent in written and spoken EnglishNot hold British or dual-British citizenshipAgree to adhere to all relevant guidelines and expectations of the fellowship Application timeline For key steps and dates during the application process, please follow the placement timelinePlacement timeline As concern has grown worldwide about the rise of misinformation and the harm it causes, governments and regulators in many regions are clamping down on freedom of expression – online and in the media. Recent polling has shown that public support across Africa for media freedom is in decline, with the media seen by many as often promoting false information and violating public trust. This fellowship aims to promote a vigorous exchange of ideas, sharing of experience and constructive learning to help answer the questions of what are the proper boundaries of standards, trust and freedom. for more information please open this link https://www.chevening.org/fellowship/camff
Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2020/21 in University of Edinburgh, UK
  

Deadline November 29, 2019 Find out more about applying to study as a Mastercard Scholar in Edinburgh.The Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh will provide postgraduate online scholarships to students from Africa with great academic and leadership potential but few educational opportunities.JOBS AND INTERSHIPSTRAININGS,CAMPS, CONFERSSCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS      10 scholarships are available for the 2020/2021 academic year, which will cover the full tuition fees and expenses for accommodation and maintenance. On top of financial support, Scholars will participate in activities as part of the wider Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh including work-based placements, mentorship, and other activities during the academic year. Scholarships are available for the following postgraduate programs: MSc Africa and International DevelopmentMSc Environment and DevelopmentMSc Global Health PolicyLLM Human RightsMA Design for ChangeMSc Sustainable Energy SystemsMSc Carbon FinanceMSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation2020/21 applicationsApplications for 2020 entry to the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh are now open. Eligibility criteriaApplicants must want to apply for one of our eligible courses listed aboveApplicants must qualify academically for admission to the degree of their choiceApplicants must be a resident and citizen of a Sub-Saharan African countryApplicants should not have completed a postgraduate degree previouslyApplicants must demonstrate a track record of leadership and service within their community, and;Applicants are able to present economic circumstances which show they lack financial means to pursue higher education in their home country or elsewhereApplication to the scholarship and the University of Edinburgh If the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program is the only scholarship you are interested in applying for at the University of Edinburgh, please apply for the Scholarship onlyIf you are also applying for other scholarships in the University of Edinburgh, please apply directly for the degree programme of your choice.More information on how to apply can be found on each individual degree programme web page in the University Degree Finder.for more information please open this link https://www.ed.ac.uk/global/mastercard-foundation/how-to-apply/postgraduate/on-campus
CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowship 2020 in USA


Deadline January 24, 2020 The Multi-Country Research Fellowship supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates, and postdoctoral scholars. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the U.S., at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. JOBS AND INTERSHIPSTRAININGS,CAMPS, CONFERSSCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTSImportant information about the fellowship competition: Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the United States, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Click here for a list of the centers. Please note that in accordance with U.S. Department of State travel warnings, travel is not currently possible to the following countries with overseas research centers: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan (senior scholars may be permitted to travel to Lahore and Islamabad subject to approval), and Yemen. CAORC abides by all U.S. Department of State travel restrictions. For more information on restricted travel please be sure to visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings.html. The award is for a minimum of 90 days and Fellows may travel and carry out research between the period of May 2020 and November 2021. (The 90 day travel minimum can be split into multiple trips and does not need to be consecutive.) Approximately eight awards of up to $11,000 each will be given. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.Notification of fellowship status will be made available to each applicant via email by the end of April, 2020. Fellows are advised that it can take up to six months to obtain necessary research clearances and should plan accordingly.​Application Information:​Applications can be accessed via orcfellowships.fluidreview.com. You must sign up for an account to access the application materials. This will allow you to save and return to your application before submitting. Please save your login/password information for future applications.Project Description: In 1500 words or less, please describe the nature of your proposed project and your competence to carry out the required research. State your research question and the methods and procedures you will use to conduct your research. Be sure to describe the proposed methodology in clear terms. Give the reasons why your project requires your presence in the countries indicated, and note the facilities (e.g. libraries, museums, archives, field sites) that you plan to use while conducting your research. What relationship will you have with the host-country overseas research center(s)? Finally, indicate the extent to which you have investigated other funding sources. Please note that those judging your application may not be specialists in your field. Please limit your narrative to 12-point font and 1-inch margins. Footnotes do not count against the word count.Project Bibliography/Literature Review: You must submit a one-page bibliography or literature review outlining your project resources. CAORC does not have a preference for one format over another. Please clarify primary and secondary sources, and – where applicable – locations of listed material. Please note that additional pages will not be submitted to the review committee.Letters of Recommendation: You must have two (2) letters of recommendation. You will be able to send a link to your recommenders via the online grant portal, Fluid Review, by entering their contact details and they will then be able to upload their letters. All references must be in English. Recommendations letters will be confidential in the system. The applicant is responsible for checking in with their recommenders to ensure the letters are submitted in time.PhD candidates must have one letter from an academic advisor with a signed Academic Advisor Form. Please inform your academic advisor that the will need to complete the form the CAORC online grant portal, Fluid Review. Curriculum Vitae: Three (3) pages maximum. Additional pages will not be submitted to the review committee. Please ensure that prior awards and language capacity are clearly noted.Transcripts: PhD candidates only. Please submit transcripts from your most recent institution. Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Fellowship awards will not exceed $11,000. Funding is not available for research conducted in the U.S. Group projects are admissible and will be evaluated as a single application. Groups should submit one (1) application for the group project and Curriculum Vitae for each member of the group. Two (2) letters of recommendation are required for the group. If awarded, a single grant of $11,000 will be issued to the group. It is not required that you be affiliated with a U.S. academic institution to apply. As long as you are a PhD candidate at an accredited university, or have already earned your PhD, you are eligible for the fellowships. PhD candidates must be ABD (all but dissertation) by May 2020. If you have held a Multi-Country Fellowship in the past, you must wait 3 years before you are eligible to apply again.  Minority scholars and scholars from Minority Serving Institutions are strongly encouraged to apply. ​Deadline: January 23, 2020 (applicants are advised to submit applications well before the deadline in case applicants have questions for the CAORC main office).​If you have questions, please email fellowships@caorc.org.​A few additional notes about the fellowship applications: It is possible to apply for both the Multi-Country Research Fellowship and the NEH Senior Research Fellowship. Applications in Fluid Review will lock at midnight EST on the night of the deadline and it will not be possible continue making edits. Referees have one additional week after the applicant deadline to upload their recommendation letters into Fluid Review. Mary Ellen Lane Travel Award: each year the highest ranking Multi-Country Fellowship applicant will receive an additional $1,000 toward travel expenses. The award is named after CAORC's founding director, Dr. Mfor more information please open this link https://www.caorc.org/multi-fellowship-guidelines?fbclid=IwAR0Y-MV4njqV3G5eRU6VWzOrQXokxsv0x6K_Wqh-B8dodN1Cpt7YUz0JKhY
Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) 2020 in USA


Application Deadline: December 31, 2019Program DescriptionThe Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) brings future leaders to the U.S. to experience the U.S. educational system, share their culture, and explore U.S. culture and values. JOBS AND INTERSHIPSTRAININGS,CAMPS, CONFERSSCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS Application is open November 4th, 2019 through December 31st, 2019. The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by World Learning.Since 2008, World Learning has provided this opportunity to over 2,200 Global UGRAD students.  Participants leave the U.S. with the tools to become leaders in their professions and communities. Global UGRAD alumni go on to receive Fulbright grants, obtain prestigious international internships, and work in business and government in their home countries and regions.Countries: Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, ZimbabweProgram GoalsTo promote mutual understanding between people of the United States and other countries.Provide a fulfilling exchange experience to drive academic, cross-cultural, and leadership competencies for students from Global UGRAD countries. Enhance students' academic knowledge and professional skills needed to pursue long-term academic and career goals.Cultivate students' comprehensive and nuanced understanding of the U.S.Facilitate opportunities for students to establish social networks with U.S. host institutions and local communities. Empower students to engage constructively in the civic life of their local and global communities.For highlights from the Global UGRAD Program, visit the Global Gazette.for more information please open this link https://www.worldlearning.org/program/global-undergraduate-exchange-program/
Anant Fellowship for the Built Environment 2020-21 in India


 Application Deadline: December 31, 2019 About Anant FellowshipA one year, full-time post-graduate diploma programme in built environment designed as a multi-disciplinary immersion to introduce young practitioners and students to new ideas, knowledge and skills to question, evaluate, invent and redefine the BUILT ENVIRONMENT.Anant Fellowship is the flagship programme of Anant National University, India’s first Design University.The Fellowship is open to students and practitioners from all professional and educational backgrounds with a preference to those from the disciplines of architecture, design, planning, environmental science, and engineering, civil and construction engineering, IT, social sciences and humanities.JOBS AND INTERSHIPSTRAININGS,CAMPS, CONFERSSCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS   As an Anant Fellow you can expect to:Enhance your technical and core skills in architecture, design and planningBe trained to think broadly and deeply across topics like Green Urbanism, Earth Based Construction Techniques, Transportation, Anthropology, Sociology, and Economics, among othersGain a deeper understanding of yourself and others, and develop imaginative empathyCollaborate with like-minded individuals from diverse disciplines and take up a Built Environment challenge with an opportunity for real-life impactBecome purpose-driven leaders who contribute to the larger society by creating unique Built Environment solutionsIn essence, you will be equipped with skills widely accepted by thought leaders as essential skills of the future – EMPATHY, COLLABORATION, CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING, and LEADERSHIP.Eligibility:Open to students from all backgrounds. Preference will be given to students from the disciplines of architecture, design, planning, environmental sciences, civil and construction engineering, and relevant social science disciplines.Applicants must have a sound academic record, and should have successfully completed an undergraduate or postgraduate degree before the start of the Fellowship.Applicants must be able to show a demonstrated commitment to improving the Built Environment, and an understanding of the issues pertaining to the area.Anant Fellowship is committed to diversity; we invite applications from students and professionals of all age-groups, socio-economic backgrounds, and geographies both in India and internationally.Programme DetailsAnant Fellowship has been carefully curated and structured to prepare you to make exponential change – within yourself, to the country, and to the world. Academic rigour and intensity have been combined with first-hand, experiential discovery to create an equitable balance between theory and praxis, between instruction and experimentation, and between paced-learning and open-ended discovery.Academic Instruction: The first component of Anant Fellowship is designed to broaden your perspective and aid empathetic solutions by providing you the opportunity of learning from pioneering ideas and thoughts in two thematic clusters: Domain and Technical, and Societal and Cultural.Experiential Discovery: In the second component of Anant Fellowship, you will learn from your own and your peers’ first-hand experiences, and from your own values, beliefs, mindsets, and constructs.Live-Action Project: The third and the most important component of the Fellowship is the Live Action Project where you work in teams throughout the duration of one year to solve a real-life challenge in close association with local administrative bodies and community stakeholders.The figure below gives an indicative list of things (courses) you can expect to do under each of these heads.

For complete details about Anant Fellowship and course structure, watch this information session video by AnantU’s Founding Provost, Dr. Pramath Raj Sinha.for more information please open this link https://anu.edu.in/fellowship/
Young Social Entrepreneurs 2020 in Singapore


START YOUR JOURNEY WITH THE YOUNG SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS (YSE) PROGRAMME!Submit your application to the YSE 2020 Programme HERE!Application closes on 15 December 2019. The YSE Programme seeks to inspire, equip and enable youth of different nationalities to embark on social enterprises (SEs) in Singapore and beyond. If you have a social enterprise idea, we want to help you make it happen! Participants will learn from leading social entrepreneurs, business professionals and other youth who are keen on social innovation, while expanding their networks for potential collaborations for good.JOBS AND INTERSHIPSTRAININGS,CAMPS, CONFERSSCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTSAdmitted participants will attend a 4-day YSE Workshop held in March 2020 in Singapore, and pitch for a chance to be shortlisted into the YSE Programme, which includes a mentorship scheme; overseas study visit and an opportunity to pitch for funding.WHAT WE OFFEREcosystem – Join an international ecosystem of changemakers including like-minded individuals, corporates, practitioners and successful entrepreneursMentorship – Gain access to industry experts and professionals for mentorshipOverseas Study Visits – Embark on overseas study visit to gain insightsGrants – Develop your social enterprise with up to SGD$ 20,000 in grants!YSE 2020 ELIGIBILITY CRITERIAWe are looking for passionate young changemakers and entrepreneurs who have great ideas and are looking to develop their SE.  Join now if you:Have a viable business proposition that addresses a social issueAre a committed individual or have a team (up to 3 members can join)Are between 18 to 30 years old (open to all nationalities)Please take some time to read through our FAQ page and the application requirements below before submitting your application. For further assistance, please contact us at yse@sif.org.sg. APPLICATION DETAILS AND TIMELINE

ONLINE APPLICATION Please submit your team’s details through the online application form HERE. Applicants would need to attach the following documents in the form:Business Plan Overview – click here to download the templateBusiness Summary GuidelinesBusiness Model Canvas TemplateGroup/Individual PhotoSE Logo (if available)Any Supporting Documents (optional)Please note that SIF may contact you to conduct for clarifications and/or updates where needed. We strongly advise you to submit your application as early as possible so that we have ample time to assist you where necessary.KEY NOTES: Before filling up the online application form, please read through the requirements and FAQs.If you are applying as a team, please fill up the personal details for all team members before submission. Supporting documents should not exceed a total of 50MB in file size each.  Submission is only completed if you have provided all required information. You can only submit the application form once.Applicants are required to pay an application fee of SGD$10 to submit your application successfully.In your emails with us, please appoint one main contact person while copying the rest of your members so that we can keep communication clear and timely.for more information please open this link https://www.sif.org.sg/our-work/gb/yse/applications
Fully Funded Commonwealth Shared Scholarships 2020-21 in UK


Application Deadline: December 18, 2019Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are for candidates from least developed and lower middle income Commonwealth countries, for full-time Master’s study on selected courses, jointly supported by UK universities. ·   JOBS AND INTERSHIPSTRAININGS,CAMPS, CONFERSSCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS  Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Commonwealth Shared Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK.These scholarships are offered under six themes:Science and technology for developmentStrengthening health systems and capacityPromoting global prosperityStrengthening global peace, security and governanceStrengthening resilience and response to crisesAccess, inclusion and opportunityFor more information on other scholarships offered by the CSC, visit the CSC Apply page.EligibilityTerms and conditionsSelection ProcessHow to applyEnquiriesEligibilityTo apply for these scholarships, you must:Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected PersonBe permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth countryBe available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2020By September 2020, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree). The CSC typically does not fund a second UK Master’s degree. If you are applying for a second UK Master’s degree, you will need to provide justification as to why you wish to undertake this study.Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a high income countryBe unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarshipThe CSC aims to identify talented individuals who have the potential to make change. We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination, and encourage applications from a diverse range of candidates. For further information on the support available to candidates with a disability, see the CSC disability support statement.The CSC is committed to administering and managing its scholarships and fellowships in a fair and transparent manner. For further information, see the CSC anti-fraud policy and the DFID guidance on reporting fraud.Eligible Commonwealth countriesBangladeshCameroonEswatiniThe GambiaGhanaIndiaKenyaKiribatiLesothoMalawiMozambiqueNigeriaPakistanPapua New GuineaRwandaSierra LeoneSolomon IslandsSri LankaTanzaniaTuvaluUgandaVanuatuZambiaTerms and conditionsFor full terms and conditions – including further details of the scholarship themes, value of the scholarship, and general conditions – see the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships terms and conditions 2020.Selection processEach participating UK University will conduct its own recruitment process to select a specified number of candidates to be awarded Commonwealth Shared Scholarships. Universities must put forward their selected candidates to the CSC in March 2020. The CSC will then confirm that these candidates meet the eligibility criteria for this scheme. Universities will inform candidates of their results by July 2020.Applications will be considered according to the following selection criteria:Academic merit of the candidatePotential impact of the work on the development of the candidate’s home countryFor further details, see the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships 2020 selection criteria.How to applyYou can apply to study one of the taught Master’s courses offered in the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship scheme. These scholarships do not cover undergraduate courses, PhD study, or any pre-sessional English language teaching, and are usually tenable for one year only. View a full list of eligible courses.You must also secure admission to your course in addition to applying for a Shared Scholarship. You must check with your chosen university for their specific advice on when to apply, admission requirements, and rules for applying. View a full list of university contact details.You must make your application using the CSC’s online application system, in addition to any other application that you are required to complete by your chosen university. The CSC will not accept any applications that are not submitted via the online application system.You can apply for more than one course and/or to more than one university, but you may only accept one offer of a Shared Scholarship.The CSC particularly welcomes applicants from the following countries:EswatiniKiribatiLesothoMalawiMozambiquePapua New GuineaRwandaSolomon IslandsTanzaniaThe GambiaTuvaluVanuatuAll applications must be submitted by 16.00 (GMT) on 18 December 2019 at the latest.You are advised to complete and submit your application as soon as possible, as the online application system will be very busy in the days leading up to the application deadline.Your application must include the following supporting documentation by 16:00 (GMT) on 18 December 2019 in order for your application to be eligible for consideration:Proof of citizenship or refugee status – uploaded to the online application systemFull transcripts detailing all your higher education qualifications including to-date transcripts for any qualifications you are currently studying (with certified translations if not in English) – uploaded to the online application systemYou can view a read-only application form document before you start your online application form.The CSC’s online application system is now open.EnquiriesIf you have any queries about applying for a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship, you can Contact us. We will not use your email address for any purpose other than responding to your enquiry.For more information on other scholarships offered by the CSC, visit the CSC Apply page.for more information please open this link http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/shared-scholarships/
The Obama Foundation Scholars Program 2020-2021


 Deadline: 13 December, 2019Open to: emerging leaders who have made meaningful contributions to their fieldBenefits:  fully fundedThe application for the 2020-2021 Obama Foundation Scholars Program is now open. The application form along with a list of eligibility requirements and detailed application instructions are provided below. The deadline to submit your application is 12:00pm EST on December 13. Eligibility RequirementsThe Obama Foundation Scholars Program at Columbia University seeks rising leaders from around the world who meet the following criteria: Have a proven commitment to service and leadership within a community, region or country outside the United States, coupled with a demonstrated commitment to return to these communities following their completion of the program and apply their enhanced training, skills and connections on a long-term basis for the benefit of these communities  Are emerging leaders who have made meaningful contributions to their field and are now at a “tipping point” in their careers  Are fluent in English (verbal, written and spoken)  Have the ability and inclination to positively shape the future of their community  Have a demonstrated commitment to humility, integrity, inclusivity, stewardship, fearlessness, imagination and teamworkApplicationA complete application, submitted entirely online, includes the following materials: Complete online application formComplete the online application form. The deadline to apply is 12:00pm EST on December 13. Resume/curriculum vitaeThe resume/curriculum vitae should be a chronological listing of your employment and academic history, and other significant activities, including any awards, publications, or other achievements․ Personal video statementThe personal video statement should be a short video (no longer than five minutes in length) introducing the applicant and their work to the selection committee. Applicants will upload their video statement to a video hosting service, like YouTube or Vimeo, and will include a link to their video in the online application. Additional information on the requirements for the personal video statement can be found in the online application. Responses to short essay questionsThe short essay questions help the selection committee understand the applicant's work, their motivation and how the program fits into their career trajectory. Applicants will submit their essay questions in the online application. Proof of English proficiencyApplicants whose native language is not English are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language by submitting scores from one of three exams: The internet-based or paper-based exams of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic). No other exams will be accepted. This requirement is waived for applicants who: have completed an undergraduate degree - not a master's or graduate degree - in a country where English is an official language;OR have previously taken the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE exams in the last five years and scored at or above the minimum requirement of 100 (TOEFL-IBT), 600 (TOEFL-PBT), 7.0 (IELTS), or 68 (PTE Academic). If applicants qualify for a waiver under this exception, they must upload a scanned copy of their score report to the online application to ensure their application is eligible for review. If they did not score at or above the required minimum or no longer have a copy of their old results, they must retake an English proficiency exam. Minimum Scores Test Minimum Score TOEFL – Internet-Based Exam100TOEFL – Paper-Based Exam600International English Language Testing System7Pearson Test of English Academic68Please note that while applicants who received scores below the posted minimums may still apply, applications are not guaranteed to be reviewed. Three letters of recommendationThree letters of recommendation are required from individuals who are familiar with the applicant and the applicant's work in an academic, professional or community service setting. Recommendations should directly address the applicant's suitability for admission to the Obama Foundation Scholars Program. Recommendations should not be written by family members or friends. Scholar BenefitsMonthly stipend to assist with living expenses in New York City  A furnished studio apartment within walking distance of Columbia University  All tuition and fees for up to four courses at Columbia University  Basic medical, dental and life insurance for the duration of the program  Air travel to and from home country and any program-related activities  Leadership development programming led by the Obama Foundation that will help scholars gain the real-world skills, tools and experiences to expand the impact of their work when they return home for more information please open this link https://worldprojects.columbia.edu/content/2020-2021-application-information
African Women’s Public Service Fellowship


Deadline: 2 December 2019Open to: citizen and resident in an African countryBenefits: fully fundedOverviewThe African Women’s Public Service Fellowship, made possible by a donation from the Oprah Winfrey Foundation, expands the opportunity for African women to impact public service in their home countries.The Fellowship provides full tuition, fees, housing, travel to and from the United States, and a small stipend to cover books and miscellaneous expenses.Fellowship recipients commit to return to their respective home countries at the conclusion of the program with the goal of assuming a leadership position on the continent where they can meaningfully contribute to the challenges currently confronting Africa.This fellowship is only available to degree-seeking students. Advanced professional certificate and non-degree programs are not applicable for this fellowship. Fellowship criteriaCitizen and resident in an African country at the time of applicationStrong academic recordDemonstrated commitment to public serviceA NYU Wagner education would significantly enhance your ability to have a deep and lasting impact on public service issues in your home country and regionApplicable to the following programs: MPA Public & Nonprofit Management & PolicyMPA Health Policy & ManagementMaster of Urban PlanningEMPA Public Service LeadersHOW TO APPLYSubmit your Fellowship Application Essay along with your online application to NYU Wagner for Fall 2020. The Fellowship Application Essay is included in the fellowship section of the online application; there is not a separate application.  Fellowship applicants must also submit the one-minute video essay in the application in order to be considered. Applications are due by December 2, 2019 deadline. Those selected as fellowship semi-finalists will be invited to participate in Skype interviews with the Fellowship Selection Committee in early-to-mid February 2020.formore information please open this link https://wagner.nyu.edu/admissions/financial-aid/fellowships/awpsf
John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford


Deadline: 4 December 2019Open to: journalists with at least seven years of full-time professional experience and international applicants with at least five years of experienceBenefits: a stipend of USD 85,000 and other benefits JSK Fellows spend their time at Stanford University exploring solutions to the most urgent challenges facing journalism. They sit in on classes, attend events on campus, connect with experts in the university’s many research institutes and consult innovative thinkers and doers throughout Silicon Valley.A JSK Fellow’s job during their 10 months at Stanford is to meet a few expectations of the fellowship program and to make the most of the opportunity. The most successful fellows take initiative and seek out people who can help them explore their questions and make connections, even before they arrive at Stanford.We ask fellows to agree to these conditions:Spend the academic terms in residence at Stanford from September to June. (This means time at Stanford, not in Hawaii, on the road or at home.) Fellows receive long breaks during the fellowship year — most of December and two weeks in March — so we expect them to minimize other time away.Participate fully in JSK activities. This means attending all JSK events and workshops; we have two to three events a week. Some of the most important relationships and learning will happen within the fellowship program itself.Commit to the fellowship rather than to regular professional work. We require fellows to take a leave from their jobs and their freelancing and consulting commitments to devote their energy to the fellowship full time.Focus on the fellowship proposal throughout the year. In addition to our events and some classes at Stanford, fellows work on a challenge facing journalism, which should occupy at least half of their time and energy.Share the fellowship experience and lessons. We expect fellows to share publicly the experiences, work and insights they gain throughout the year, and the results of their efforts near the end of the academic year. We encourage and support that sharing even after the year is over. Who can be a Fellow? Please review the eligibility criteria for JSK Fellows below before applying. If you then have questions, email jskfellowships@stanford.edu. For more information about the stipend and other benefits, see Benefits of a Fellowship.ExperienceU.S. applicants typically have at least seven years of full-time professional experience; international applicants typically have at least five years of experience. We will consider less experienced applicants who have outstanding achievements. We do not require applicants to have a college degree.Professional backgroundWe consider applicants in these categories:Journalists employed by a news organization or freelance journalists.Journalism entrepreneurs and innovators.Journalism business and management executives.We do not accept applications from people working in public information or public relations jobs, for trade and house newsletters or magazines, for government agencies, or in academic positions. Benefits of a Fellowship We provide JSK Fellows with several financial benefits, including a stipend of $85,000. In addition to this stipend, we provide an additional supplement for fellows with children. We also cover the cost of Stanford tuition and Stanford health care for fellows, spouses and children. We also help fellows find housing.Other benefits of a JSK Fellowship:Access to some of the world’s most innovative thinkers and organizations, from technology giants to hot new startups to Stanford’s 100-plus special institutes and centers.Opportunities to join classes taught by top Stanford professors and instructors in a wide range of specialties. It is common for classes to be taught by people who also work in the vanguard of their fields in the private sector.A rich intellectual and cultural campus life, including live theater, music and dance performances and special lectures and events.Fellowship social events where everyone can get to know one another.Spouses and partners are eligible to take some classes and attend many fellowship seminars. Fellows’ children attend excellent Palo Alto-area schools and are included in some fellowship social activities (See: JSK Fellowship experience enriches the lives of the entire family).Exposure to the incredible diversity of world views, experiences and cultural traditions that fellows from all over the world bring to the program.New friendships, professional connections and entrepreneurial skills that will continue beyond the 10 months fellows spend at Stanford. Applying for a Fellowship This section provides a preview of the JSK Fellowships application, some tips for completing an application, and an overview of our selection process.We will begin accepting applications for the 2020-21 JSK Fellowships on Oct. 15.Applications for international fellowships must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., Pacific Time, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. The deadline for U.S. applications is 11:59 p.m., Pacific Time, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020.You don’t need to wait until our online application system opens to begin working on the materials you’ll need to submit. This guide explains the elements you’ll need to complete and the main questions in the application form.Elements of a JSK applicationApplication form1-minute selfie videoThree recommendation lettersThree work samplesResumeApplication formRather than lengthy, open-ended essays, we ask JSK Fellowship applicants to answer a series of questions that will help us learn about you and your reasons for seeking our fellowship.Fellowship idea and professional goalsThis section addresses the two primary dimensions of a JSK Fellowship: your idea for addressing an urgent problem in journalism and your goals for professional development and personal growth.What idea to help journalism would you work on as a JSK Fellow? (up to 250 words)Why is this idea important to you? (up to 250 words)How would you use a JSK Fellowship to work on this idea? (up to 250 words)By the end of your fellowship, what would you hope to have accomplished from your work on your idea? (up to 250 words)What is one professional goal you would like to work on during a JSK Fellowship? (Tip: This goal should relate to your general professional development and should not focus on your fellowship idea.) (100 words)Is there a second professional or personal goal you’d like to work on during a JSK Fellowship? (100 words)What would you hope to learn from the other fellows in your group? (100 words)What would you contribute to other fellows? (100 words)Applicants who indicate on the application form that they want to be considered for our joint fellowship with the Stanford Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence Institute must respond to these two questions:What you would hope to contribute to the field of journalism by being a JSK-HAI Fellow? (150 words)Please describe any experience you have had covering AI or working on journalistic projects that used AI. (150 words)AutobiographyPlease help us get to know you by telling us a little about yourself. What experiences or people have had a significant impact on you personally and professionally? What motivates you to want to work in journalism today? (750 words)International applicants will also need to answer these two questions:What is the current journalism environment in the country where you are working? How does this impact or influence your work? (250 words)Have you spent time in the U.S. previously? When and why? (150 words)U.S. applicants also must answer these two questions: What do you believe is the most urgent challenge in journalism today? (250 words)Why do you view it as the most urgent? (Tip: We’re looking for your perspective and thoughts, not just a recitation of analysis from journalism experts.)   (250 words)1-minute selfie videoWe ask you to describe your fellowship idea and why it is important to you in a 1-minute “selfie” video. We are not expecting great production values; webcam or mobile phone videos are encouraged.Three recommendation lettersIf you are working in an organization, one letter should be from your supervisor; if you are working independently or you are the founder/highest-ranking leader in an organization, one letter should be from someone who has worked closely with you on a regular basis. Choose people who know you and your work well; this matters more than having recommenders who are well known or prominent journalism executives who haven’t worked closely with you. Your recommenders should address in their letter the idea you want to work on as a JSK Fellow and explain why you are well-suited to pursue the idea. For international applicants, at least one recommender should attest to your proficiency in English in their letter.Three work samplesWork samples should be from the previous 12 months. They can be a combination of formats (digital, print, broadcast.)If you are a manager or a journalism entrepreneur, you should submit samples that demonstrate your work. For instance, an editor might submit stories they supervised, a news start-up founder might submit a product or story produced by their team.For video, audio and digital samples, submit a URL to the work. (Please do not submit more than one hour, total, of audio or video.)Samples that are primarily text can be submitted as PDFs.For any sample that is not in English, you must include a translation, or provide a brief summary in English that explains the work.Tips for a strong applicationFamiliarize yourself with the JSK Fellowships’ mission, values and priorities. You can learn about JSK by following our social media posts and reading the Medium posts of current and recent fellows.Start working on your application early. Give yourself time to draft answers to the questions, ask a friend or mentor to review them and give you feedback.Ask a colleague or friend to proofread your text before you submit your application.For your recommendation letters: Choose people who know you and your work well.Share your fellowship idea with them and ask that they speak to why you would be a good person to work on the idea.Ask them early to give them plenty of time to write the best letter they can for you. (Note: They must upload their letters to our online application system and to start that process, you must enter their basic information into your online application.)Make sure your recommenders understand the focus of our program. We suggest you share with them links to our website and social media channels.Pay attention to our social channels for updates about Twitter chats we’ll be having to answer questions about the application and our program.Questions? Email us at jskfellowships@stanford.edu. Good luck!Ready to start your application? for more information please open this link https://jsk.stanford.edu/become-a-fellow/applying-for-a-fellowship/
International Climate Protection Fellowship – Alexander von Humboldt Foundation


Deadline: 1 March 2020Open to: prospective leaders working in the field of climate protection or climate-related resource conservation who are from non-European transition and developing countriesBenefits: EUR 2,170 or EUR 2,470 – monthly fellowship amount for fellows without a doctorate and EUR 2,670 for postdoctoral researchersJOBS AND INTERSHIPSTRAININGS,CAMPS, CONFERSSCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTSSubmit an application, if you are a future leader from a non-European transition or developing country (see list of countries)are active in any of the following areas: scientific, engineering-based, legal, economic, health-related or social aspects of climate changeare interested in spending a year working with a host of your choice in Germany on a research-based project you have developed yourself in the field of climate protection and climate-related resource conservationWe offer youa monthly fellowship of between €2,170 and €2,670, depending on your qualificationsindividual mentoring during your stay in Germanyadditional financial support for items such as family members accompanying you, travel expenses or a German language coursea three-week introductory phase, during which you will have the opportunity to make contact with other climate protection fellows and visit companies, research institutions and cultural events in Germanyextensive alumni sponsorship, particularly to help you sustain contact with collaborative partners in Germany during your entire professional careerPlease see the Programme information (PDF | HTML) for details of the application requirements and fellowship specifications.The closing date for applications is 1 March 2020. 20 fellowships can be granted.for more information please open this link https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/icf.html
Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals (SISGP)


Deadline: 20 February 2020Open to: applicants from Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, ZimbabweBenefits: fully fundedJOBS AND INTERSHIPSTRAININGS,CAMPS, CONFERSSCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS Do you have ambition, leadership experience and a strong professional background? You could study for a master’s degree in Sweden on a fully-funded Swedish Institute scholarship. Find out if you can apply. Opens for applications 10 February We are still working on the details of the call for applications 2020/2021. Information about the required documents and how to apply for SI scholarships for several master's studies will be published here as soon as the information is ready. We aim at finalising it by the end of 2019 and giving enough time for you to prepare the documents. Thanks for your patience and kindly visit the web page once in a while for updates. OverviewWe grant scholarships to a large number of master’s programmes starting in the autumn semester 2020. Check the list of master’s programmes that are eligible for SI Scholarships for Global Professionals (SISGP) for the academic year 2020/2021.To begin with, apply for a master’s programme at universityadmissions.se, between 16 October 2019 – 15 January 2020.Apply for an SI scholarship between 10-20 February 2020, follow the instructions below.An estimated 300 scholarships will be available for full-time master’s degree studies in Sweden starting in the autumn semester 2020.The competition for SI scholarships is very high. Usually 2-6 % of the applicants are awarded an SISGP scholarship. We recommend that you also look for other scholarship opportunities from your government, from organisations in your country, or from Swedish universities.What's includedThe scholarship covers:Tuition fees: pay directly to the Swedish university by SILiving expenses of SEK 10,000/monthTravel grant of SEK 15,000 *Insurance against illness and accidentMembership of the SI Network for Future Global Leaders (NFGL) – a platform to help you grow professionally and build your network while in SwedenMembership of the SI Alumni Network after your scholarship period – a platform for continued networking and further professional development* The travel grant is a one-time payment for the entire study period. The grant is not applicable to students already living in Sweden.The scholarship does not cover:Additional grants for family membersApplication fee to University AdmissionsScholarship periodThe scholarship is intended for full-time one-year or two-year master’s programmes, and is only awarded for programmes starting in the autumn semester.  The tuition fee will be paid directly to the Swedish universities in the beginning of each semester. The stipend for living expenses is paid monthly during the scholarship period.The scholarship period cannot be changed or extended beyond the awarded scholarship period, nor can the scholarship be transferred to a study programme other than the awarded master’s programmeCriteriaWork experienceYou must have minimum of 3,000 hours of demonstrated employment.Read more about the criteria for work experienceLeadership experienceYou must have demonstrated leadership experience from your current or previous employment.Read more about the leadership experience criteriaCountry of citizenshipYou must be a citizen of a country that is eligible for the scholarship programme.Read more about country of citizenshipMaster's programmesThe master's studies must be eligible for SI scholarships. Read more about the eligible master’s programmesUniversity admissionsYou must be liable to pay tuition fees to Swedish universities, have followed the steps of university admission, and be admitted to one of the eligible master’s programmes by 3 April 2020.Read more about our criteria regarding University AdmissionsOther eligibility criteriaThere are also conditions regarding dual citizenship, previous residence and studies in Sweden, and more.Read more about other eligibility criteriaWho we are looking forThe Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals (SISGP) programme is part of the Swedish government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders who will contribute to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden and administered by the Swedish Institute (SI). The programme offers a unique opportunity for global professionals to develop professionally and academically, to experience Swedish society and culture, and to build a long-lasting relationship with Sweden and with each other.The goal is to enable the scholarship holders to play an active role in the positive development of the societies in which they live. Ideal candidates are ambitious young professionals with academic qualifications, demonstrated work and leadership experience, ambition to make a difference by working with issues which contribute to a just and sustainable development in their country in a long term perspective, and a clear idea of how a study programme in Sweden would benefit their country.Priority will be given to applicants with a strong and relevant professional background and demonstrated leadership experience.How we evaluate and selectAfter the application deadline, we carry out a screening of all applications and disqualify those that do not meet the eligibility criteria for SISGP. In addition, if you fail to follow the instructions for required documents, such as incomplete application, wrong form, missing valid stamp, etc., your application will be disqualified. Reasons for disqualification are given in the instructions in the forms and here on the website. Therefore, it is very important that you read through all available information carefully.We will then evaluate all the eligible applications and take into consideration all the information provided in your applications. We will grade them according to the aim and purpose of the scholarship programme. We are looking for talented and active professionals with capability, a platform and ambition to contribute to international development. You will find more information about the kind of candidates we are looking for above. The evaluation is comprehensive and therefore you need to be outstanding in all aspects to get through the tough competition and be selected for a scholarship. We give priority to certain factors which you can read more about in the eligibility criteria section.When the admission results for master’s studies are announced at universityadmissions.se on 3 April 2020, we will do a further evaluation of the eligible applications which have been admitted (including conditional admissions) to a Swedish university and make the final selection from them. Your scholarship application will therefore no longer be considered if you are not admitted by 3 April 2020.The quality of the application is crucial in our selection. We compile a short list on the basis of the evaluation process described above. However, we aim at having all genders represented as equally as possible in the final list of scholarship recipients. We also want to include as many of the eligible countries and Swedish universities as possible, provided there is sufficient number of strong applications. We also need to stay within our budget. We may therefore make an additional adjustment in the final selection process in order to achieve the distribution we are aiming for. We do not have any quotas for specific countries, fields of study, Swedish universities, etc.The competition for SISGP is very high. We recommend that you also look for other scholarship opportunities from your government, from organisations in your country, or from Swedish universities.Required documentsYou should only submit the required documents listed below in your online scholarship application. We will not consider any other documents than the required ones. You must complete your application in English. Use our forms and templates provided below and complete them according to the instructions both below and in the forms, or else your applications will be disqualified. Kindly note the length limitation for your answers and the documents.Information about required documents and the forms needed for the documents will be published here well in advance of the application period.You will also need to attach a copy of your passport in your application. Your personal data including name, citizenship and photograph must be shown clearly.If you apply to several master’s programmesInformation about how you should apply for SI scholarships for several master’s programmes will be published here well in advance of the application period.Data protection and integrityThe Swedish Institute (SI) is a public agency. As such, all applications received by SI are in the public domain. We use the personal information you give us to process your application. If your application is granted, we will continue to use this personal information in order to handle your scholarship. We deal with this information in accordance with the Swedish Principle of Public Access to Information and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Your personal information is handled by SI employees as well as outside experts who have signed a contract of compliance. For more information please read SI’s privacy policy.1. Apply for a master’s programme at universityadmissions.se Only master’s programmes that are on the list of master’s programmes are eligible for SISGP. The list will be published here by 8 November 2019.To begin with, apply for up to four eligible master’s programmes at universityadmissions.se by 15 January 2020.University Admissions is the national online application service which handles admissions to universities in Sweden. It is an independent agency not related to the Swedish Institute (SI). The eligibility and application procedure for SI scholarships and for university admissions are different.Once you have submitted your application to the master’s programme(s) at universityadmissions.se, you will get a personal application number consisting of eight digits. Save the number as you will need it when applying to SISGP. Make sure that you type the correct number in the online application form, or otherwise your application will be disqualified.3 February 2020 is deadline for receipt of application fee and supporting documents that are required by University Admissions. The application fee is non-refundable.If you missed the deadlines or failed to follow the application procedure at University Admissions, you will not be eligible for an SI scholarship.Questions?Do you have any questions related to university admissions, application fee and application number?Contact University Admissions 2. Apply for an SISGP scholarship After you have completed your application to a master’s programme you can apply for an SI scholarship. See more information about required documents and forms above.During the application period 10-20 February 2020, submit the required documents digitally through our online application portal.The online application portal is open from 00:00 CET 10 February 2020 to 23:59 CET 20 February 2020. Access to the online application portal will be available on this page below during the application period.Due to the high volume of applications, the online application portal may be under heavy pressure at the end of the application period. We strongly urge all applicants not to wait until the last days to apply. 3. Notifications from University Admissions By 3 April 2020, you will receive your notification of selection results from University Admissions. SI will receive the admission results including your personal information directly from University Admissions.Only applicants who are admitted, including conditionally admitted, to one of the eligible master’s programmes by 3 April 2020, will be considered for an SI scholarship.If you are only listed as a reserve/placed on waiting list and are not admitted to any of the eligible master’s programmes by 3 April 2020, you will not be considered for an SI scholarship.There are no scholarships available for late admissions.You can only be awarded a scholarship for the master’s programme you are admitted to by 3 April 2020. Master’s programme to which you are listed as reserve, will not be considered. If you are admitted to an eligible programme by 3 April, and meanwhile are put on a waiting list for a programme you ranked higher, only the programme you got admitted to by 3 April will be considered by the scholarship selection committee. Therefore, it is important that you make sure to decline reserve places in time so that your admission will not be deleted. Please check the instructions on how to reply to University Admissions. Contact University Admissions directly if you have any questions. 4. Announcement of 300 successful SI scholarship recipients About 300 successful SI scholarship recipients of SISGP 2020/2021 are announced at si.se in the afternoon on 24 April 2020.Each successful scholarship recipient receives an official scholarship offer by email during 24 – 28 April 2020.If you receive a scholarship offer, you are required to accept or decline this offer by the deadline indicated in the offer. It is your responsibility to make sure that the email address you filled in your application is correct so that you can be notified about the offer.Due to the large number of applicants, only those who are offered a scholarship will be notified.Waiting listA number of applicants can be placed on a waiting list for a reserve place. Scholarship offers which are declined by successful candidates may then be offered to applicants on the waiting list. Kindly note that being placed on the waiting list does not guarantee that you will be offered a scholarship.SI will publish the waiting list when announcing the successful scholarship recipients. If your name is not on the list, you have not been offered a reserve place. Opens in FebruaryThe application period for SI scholarships for master's studies starting in the autumn semester 2020 is 10-20 February 2020. You are suggested to also look for other scholarship opportunities at www.studyinsweden.se. for more information pleas open this link https://si.se/en/apply/scholarships/swedish-institute-scholarships-for-global-professionals/
Calling for Overseas Artists to Dive into Tokyo! Apply to Create an Artist-in-Residence Project with Tokyo Biennale 2020!!


  Deadline: 15 December 2019Residents will receive: Travel expenses (within limits). Accommodation. Coordination of venue for presentation. Support fee for project development. Interpretation and translation support. Tokyo Biennale 2020 project, “Social Dive”, starts its open call for overseas artists to join in AIR projects! As an artist-in-residence program, participants will be offered accommodation in Tokyo during their project period. By staying and creating at the heart of Tokyo, this program offers artists the once in a lifetime chance to present their resulting work as part of the Tokyo Biennale 2020. Please find program details outlined below. We look forward to receiving your applications! ———————- Tokyo Biennale 2020 “Social Dive”Dive into Tokyo, Engage with the People!Open Call for Artist-in-Residence Projects Application Guideline [September 2019] General Non-Profit Incorporated Organization Tokyo Biennale Executive Office ============== “Social Dive” involves artists diving into the different areas of Tokyo as part of an art project aimed at discovering both the unique traditions, as well as new values held by the people who live there. The project calls for artists whose practice deals with socially engaged art through a wide spectrum of ideas and methods of expression or action; whether it be fine art, design, performance, media art, film, architecture, academic research, social action, economic-related – all fields are welcome.Especially concerning overseas applicants, we wish to support projects that capture through a unique lens the beauty of Japanese traditions or the diversity existing in its contemporary culture; as well as the creation of artworks that shed light on a universality existing on earth through the connections made between Tokyo localities and outside cultures. ■Statement“Go Beyond! Dive in! Tokyo Biennale!”What are we afraid of? What are we holding on to?Change won’t wait for us. We have only now to go beyond. Things only keep changing, so we must always go beyond. Go beyond memories, history, politics, school, rules, design, architecture, dance, fashion, games, the media, yourself, and of course, art!Whatever awaits you in the unknown future, dive in like it’s your own life. Now is not the time to be fickle. Diving in also means acceptance. Dive before looking, have the courage to take it all in. Dive into kindness, fun, the future, education, local organizations, businesses, others’ perspectives, power, truth, gaps and crevices, the public – dive into the city!In order to make Tokyo’s social ecosystem change on its own, we must go beyond world views in each respective field. We must dive into new areas never before seen. The term “urban development” cannot exist without ties to history and culture. Using our social capital cultivated since the Edo period, it is essential that we make a shift change towards a society that builds and accumulates culture. The Tokyo Biennale is made to serve this exact role, to create a new frame that opens up the city of Tokyo.Go beyond the narrow individualism of “me”, and dive into the unknown world of “us”! Masato Nakamura (Tokyo Biennale 2020 General Director) ============== ■Application DeadlineDecember 15 (Sun) 24:00, 2019 ■Application Conditions– Capability to directly face the “Social Dive” theme, and connect deeply with the city of Tokyo itself, its diverse communities, or the intangible cultural values of Japan. – All forms of expression are accepted. Any field is welcome as long as the project deals with social engagement through a wide spectrum of ideas and methods of expression or action. This includes those such as fine art, design, performance, media art, film, architecture, academic research, social action, and economic-related. – Must be able to actually participate as an invited artist and carry out the preparation and development of the exhibition following the notice of their selection. – Must be able to stay and produce work between June to Early July 2020 in order to present works for the opening of the Tokyo Biennale (planned for July 10, 2020). ■Support Offered– Travel expenses (within limit)– Accommodation– Coordination of venue for presentation– Support fee for project development– Interpretation and translation support ■Venue InformationHistorical buildings, public spaces, idle spaces, commercial facilities, and any other locations found by the participant themselves, which are in the Northeastern area of Tokyo’s city center (areas include: Chiyoda City, Taito City, Bunkyo City, and Chuo City). ■Submission Materials– A plan of the artwork or art project that you propose (2 pages, A3 size 297 x 420 mm, horizontal format) – A self-introduction statement that includes details of past works (1 page, A3 size) – Current CV that includes education and career, exhibitions/projects, and residency experience – Portfolio – Website URL (if you have one)*All documents will only be accepted in English or Japanese ■How to ApplyPlease send an e-mail to [contact(at)socialdive(dot)jp] together with the submission materials outlined above. *The maximum total file size for the above data is 2MB.*When emailing, please change (at) to (@) and (dot) to (.)*Mac Pages format not accepted. ■Selection ResultsTo be announced on December 23 (Sun), 2019 ■Selection CommitteeMasato Nakamura (Tokyo Biennale 2020 General Director, Artist, Professor at Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of Painting) Kazuko Koike (Tokyo Biennale 2020 General Director, Creative Director, Director of Towada Art Center, Professor Emeritus at Musashino Art University) Kiyoshi Kusumi (Director of “Social Dive,” Art editor/critic, Associate Professor at Tokyo Metropolitan University)Tomoko Yabumae(Curator of The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo) Yabumae Tomoko (Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo) Other for more information please oppen this link https://tokyobiennale.jp/en/archives/news/1269
New full study in Canada scholarships for international students


 Application period: January to March 2020 Value of the award: Up to CAD 60,000 per yearDuration of the award: 1 to 2 yearsIncludes: Airfare, tuition, monthly living allowance, study permit, accommodation, medical insurance and more.Eligibility must be citizens of one of the following eligible countries: Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Comoros, Djibouti, Fiji, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Liberia, Mauritania, Micronesia, Palau, Tonga, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Vanuatu. Palestinian students from the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem are also eligible. NOTE: Palestinian candidate students residing in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem are eligible, and may be requested to provide supporting documentation demonstrating their Palestinian identity.JOBS AND INTERSHIPSTRAININGS,CAMPS, CONFERSSCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS  Competition: Upcoming for the 2020-2021 academic yearApplication period: January to March 2020Who applies: Canadian institutionsNOTE: Only Canadian institutions can submit applications on behalf of candidates. They may choose to set their own internal deadline to receive supporting documentation.Description: The new Study in Canada Scholarships program will offer full academic scholarships for up to two years of study at the post-secondary level that leads to a diploma, post-secondary or post-graduate certificate, or Master’s degree at a college, technical or vocational institute, or university in Canada. The Study in Canada Scholarships program is open to students from all disciplines.GuidelinesThe Study in Canada Scholarships program aims to increase opportunities for post-secondary institutions across Canada to welcome international students from around the world. The academic placement must be carried out on a full-time basis at a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution located in Canada.The Study in Canada Scholarships program is open to students from all academic disciplines, for programs of up to two years in duration at the post-secondary level leading to a diploma, post-secondary or post-graduate certificate, or Master’s degree at a college, technical or vocational institute or university in Canada.To be considered for a scholarship, candidate students must first apply for admission to an academic program at a Canadian post-secondary institution. The Canadian institution is responsible for applying for the scholarship on behalf of the student.Institutions whose applications are successful will receive a contribution agreement for the administration and disbursement of scholarships to the recipients (i.e., the student).Scholarship valueFunding for the Study in Canada Scholarships is made available by Global Affairs Canada through its legal title: the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD).The Canadian institution will receive funding from DFATD for all successful candidates in the form of a contribution agreement and will be responsible to disburse the funds as scholarships to recipients.The scholarship value varies depending on the duration, level and program of study. The scholarship values are:Up to CAD 60,000 for programs of one academic year in duration (e.g., two academic terms of up to 4 months each)Up to CAD 120,000 for programs of two academic years in duration (e.g., up to 20 months, including four academic terms of up to 4 months each and one intervening spring/summer term of up to 4 months) In addition to the funds allocated to the recipients by DFATD, the Canadian host institution may also claim CAD 500 per scholarship recipient to assist with administrative costs once the scholarship recipient arrives in Canada.Eligible expensesvisa and/or study/work permit fees and/or travel related to the collection of biometrics;economy-class airfare, for the scholarship recipient only, to Canada by the most direct and economical route and return airfare upon completion of the scholarship;health insurance;tuition fees and mandatory expenses for the academic program for up to 20 months, including four academic terms (up to 16 months) and one spring/summer term (up to 4 months) for those enrolled in two-year programs;living expenses, for the scholarship recipient only, such as accommodation, utilities and food;ground transportation expenses, including a public transportation pass; andbooks and supplies required for the recipient’s study or research, excluding computers and other equipment.The benefits will vary according to the terms and conditions as well as the length of the scholarship.Scholarship durationScholarships are tenable for a minimum of one academic year and up to a maximum of two academic years (up to 20 months total, including one intervening spring/summer term of up to 4 months). Scholarship recipients may commence their studies or research as early as August 2020 for the fall semester but no later than February 2021 for the winter semester. EligibilityCandidate students:To be considered for a scholarship, candidate students:must be citizens of one of the following eligible countries: Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Comoros, Djibouti, Fiji, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Liberia, Mauritania, Micronesia, Palau, Tonga, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Vanuatu. Palestinian students from the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem are also eligible. NOTE: Palestinian candidate students residing in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem are eligible, and may be requested to provide supporting documentation demonstrating their Palestinian identity.must not hold Canadian citizenship and must not have applied for permanent residency in Canada;must apply for admission to a full time academic program at a Canadian post-secondary institution;should indicate their interest in being considered for the Study in Canada Scholarships program when applying;must not already be participating in a scholarship program funded by the Government of Canada;may already be enrolled in a degree or diploma program at a college, technical or vocational institute, or university in Canada;must meet the entrance requirements for the proposed program of study at the time of submitting an application; andmust possess the linguistic competencies necessary to undertake studies in the language of instruction at the Canadian institution (English or French).Canadian post-secondary institutions are:responsible for submitting applications on behalf of eligible candidates; andencouraged to promote this scholarship opportunity through faculty and staff members, as well as to partner institutions in eligible countries/territories.Terms and conditionsThe following terms and conditions must be met during the period of the scholarship.The Canadian post-secondary institution must:be recognized by its provincial or territorial government;enter into an agreement with the recipient stating that: funding for the Study in Canada Scholarship is provided by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) - legal name: Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD);the recipient must provide the Canadian institution with records to account for major expenses such as travel and lodging; andthe recipient agrees to have their contact information shared with Global Affairs Canada (GAC), for reasons such as: to be invited to join GAC alumni networks; to attend events organized by the Canadian Embassy, High Commission or mission in their home country/territory and by GAC in Canada; or for promotional and statistical purposes;must ensure recipients have appropriate health insurance for the full duration of the scholarship, as per the policies of the Canadian institution; andprovide qualitative and quantitative reports during the scholarship period.Scholarship recipients:must engage in full-time studies or research as defined by the Canadian institution;must be proficient in the language of instruction at the Canadian institution (English or French) before their arrival in Canada as the scholarship does not cover language training. Language requirements are set by each Canadian institution;may not hold any other scholarship granted by the Government of Canada;who are enrolled in courses must arrive in Canada by September for the fall semester or by February for the winter semester;must maintain good academic standing in order to remain eligible for the scholarship;must ensure that they have appropriate health insurance for the full duration of the scholarship, as per the policies of the Canadian institution; andmust focus primarily on full-time studies or research during their stay in Canada.Additional important information:Scholarships cannot be deferred.Priority will be given to candidates who have not previously received a scholarship funded by the Government of Canada.In instances where a selected student recipient is unable to participate in the program, institutions may propose alternate candidates to take the place of the originally intended recipient, provided scholarship applications for these individuals have been submitted, accepted, and placed on a reserve list.Scholarships are not taxable for either the Canadian institution or the scholarship recipient.Any questions?Please direct all inquiries regarding the eligibility requirements to Scholarships-Info-Bourses@international.gc.ca.Application periodThe application period will be open from January to March 2020.Canadian institutions will be able to apply on behalf of eligible students during that period.It is the responsibility of the Canadian institution to ensure that supporting documents are received by the deadline. Supporting documents, other than those requested, will not be accepted.Canadian institutions are advised to establish an earlier deadline with candidates to ensure timely receipt of supporting documents.Arrival in CanadaScholarship recipients may commence their studies or research as early as August 2020 for the fall semester but no later than February 2021 for the winter semester.NotificationCanadian institutions will receive a preliminary update on the eligibility status of their respective applications by the end of April 2020. The Scholarship Administrator will communicate all updates and results to the main contact at the Canadian institution.Canadian institutions will be informed of the final selection and results by the end of May 2020 following approval from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD).Candidate students are advised to contact the Canadian institution regarding the status of their application.Canadian institutions with successful candidates will receive a contribution agreement for the administration and disbursement of funds as scholarships to the recipients.For more information please check this link https://www.educanada.ca/scholarships-bourses/can/institutions/study-in-canada-etudes-au-canada.aspx?lang=eng
150 scholarships as part of the master’s program, and 70 grants for training courses. MASTERS AND TRAINING PROGRAMMES IN BELGIUM


Deadline: 10 January and 7 February 2020Open to: citizens of developing countriesScholarship: 150 scholarships as part of the master’s program, and 70 grants for training coursesJOBS AND INTERSHIPSTRAININGS,CAMPS, CONFERSSCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTSWhich trainings are eligible?Are you interested in obtaining more information about the training courses available? Have a look at the list of master’s programs and training courses financed by ARES.01/ Specialized master’s programs for 2020-202102/ Training courses for 2020Stage en contrôle et assurance qualité des médicaments et produits de santéStage d'initiation à la recherche pour le renforcement des systèmes de santéStage en système d'information géographiqueStage en valorisation des ressources secondaires pour une construction durableStage méthodologique en appui à l'innovation en agriculture familialeWhat financial support?Each year, ARES grants an average of 150 scholarships as part of the master’s program, and 70 grants for training courses, to citizens from countries in the global South.01/ Amounts for a master's scholarshipInternational travel costsReceipts must be providedEconomy-class travel on an IATA-approved airline, with a maximum of one round-trip ticket per academic year.Living allowanceFlat rate1150 €/month for a duration of 12 months.Indirect mission feesFlat rate150 €. This amount is given once per stay, upon arrival of the grantee.Arrival allowance, tuition and return feesFlat rate700 €. This amount is given once per stay, upon arrival of the grantee.Registration feesAt the current rate for DGD grantees.Insurance feesDirectly paid by ARES.Travel costs that are part of inter-university trainingReceipts must be providedReimbursed based on real costs incurred, with receipts provided.02/ Amounts for a training course grantHow do I submit my application?Would you like to submit an application form and receive a grant? Are you unsure about your eligibility?Follow these guides :01/ Procedure for submitting applications02/ Admissibility criteria03/ Application formVous consultez actuellement cette page en anglais. Pour consulter la version en français, cliquez ici ou sur le lien "FR" du sélecteur de langue en haut de page.Applying for an ARES grant is totally free. ARES does not charge fees at any stage of the application nor selection process. You may inform us via e-mail at scholarships-cooperation@ares-ac.be of any problems with individuals or companies who claim to represent ARES and request any payment.Any application form containing payment will systematically be rejected.Are you interested in receiving a study grant? The call for applications for the academic year 2020-2021 is now open!Download the 2020-2021 form in English (15 pages - 258 KB) (for specialized master’s degrees in English).for more information please open this link https://www.ares-ac.be/en/cooperation-au-developpement/scholarships/masters-and-training-programmes-in-belgium#03-application-form
ALSERKAL RESIDENCY OPEN CALL: SUMMER CYCLE 2020


Deadline: 1 January 2020Open to: artists, writers, architects, curators and researchers who are currently citizens and/or permanent residents of the MEASA* region (Middle East, Africa, and South Asia)Benefits: fully funded attendanceThe Alserkal Residency Summer programme will run from 1 June 2020 - 1 August 2020. Proposals are reviewed competitively by our Selection Committee.The Alserkal Residency Summer Cycle is open to artists, writers, architects, curators and researchers who are currently citizens and/or permanent residents of the MEASA* region (Middle East, Africa, and South Asia).JOBS AND INTERSHIPSTRAININGS,CAMPS, CONFERSSCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS*Middle East candidates must be citizens and/or permanent residents of the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Turkey.Africa candidates must be citizens and/or permanent residents of the countries of the continent of Africa.South Asia candidates must be citizens and/or permanent residents of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and/or Sri Lanka.Residency resources include: Return flights from the resident’s home city to DubaiSingle-room accommodation, in a shared space with up to three other residentsMonthly living stipendResearch stipendProgramming stipend24-hour access to an individual studio at Alserkal ResidencySupport from Alserkal Residency teamIntroductions and critiques with international and local art professionals, who are part of Alserkal Avenue’s network of peersThe open call will close at 6PM Dubai time on 1 January 2020. About Alserkal ResidencyAlserkal Residency is a platform for artistic and discursive exchange, seeking to support cultural practitioners as they realise projects pertinent to their respective practices. The programme is designed to be immersive and engage the local interdisciplinary community through a series of public events and conversations. Founded by Abdelmonem Bin Eisa Alserkal and the Alserkal family, the Residency focuses on research-based and socially-engaged practices. Alserkal Residency is part of Alserkal Arts Foundation. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTSAll applicants are required to present the following materials as part of their application in a single PDF. Please make sure to upload a PDF file - no larger than 2 MB - containing the following information in the order outlined below. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Full CV with complete contact information (full name, phone contact, email address, Skype ID and personal website URL if applicable).Professional statement of no more than 250 words.A statement of intent: approximately 500 words, that includes a description of what the artist / cultural practitioner would like to present for their public programme. The statement should also mention if there are any specific media or studio requirements. Portfolio (the portfolio will not take the place of the statement of intent).Documentation should be of recent work (dating back no longer than 5 years) and should contain up to 15 images. An image list should be included containing the title, date, size and materials. If your portfolio is larger than 2 MB, please include a link to dropbox.com where we can view the files.If images are not possible due to the nature of the applicant’s work, we also accept up to 4 video/audio URL links that support the application (no longer than 5 minutes each). Please be sure to insert the links to the server/website where the file can be viewed within the portfolio.Curators / Writers / Researchers should include a minimum of two writing samples of 500 words each.for more information please open this link https://alserkalavenue.ae/en/residence.php
EUI DOCTORAL PROGRAMME 2020 IN FLORENCE, ITALY


Deadline: 31 January 2020Open to: master students and other young scholars interested in pursuing doctoral studies in economics, law, history and the social sciencesBenefits: fully fundedThe deadline for completing the application form and for the submission of references and all required documents is: Friday, 31 January 2020. Applications may be submitted until midnight (24:00 - CET) on that day.JOBS AND INTERSHIPSTRAININGS,CAMPS, CONFERSSCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTSDoctoral Programme PresentationsThe EUI organises presentations for individuals interested in learning more about and applying to our Ph.D. and LL.M. programmes for the 2020-21 academic year. Representatives from the EUI, as well as some alumni, will be on hand to discuss the programmes, disseminate materials, and answer questions about life at the Institute. All interested individuals are welcome to attend; please register  so that we can keep you up-to-date on times and venues.Complete information about graduate studies in each of our departments is available on our website. For specific queries, feel free to contact the EUI Admission Office at applyres@eui.eu or by phone at the following number: +39 055 4685 373.Why Choose the EUI Doctoral Programme?Join our culturally diverse academic community – study alongside approximately 900 scholars from 75 countriesDevelop your intellectual curiosity – well-structured Ph.D. programmes that enable original research in four disciplines A dynamic multi-lingual environment – work predominantly in English, while enjoying our view on the beautiful city of FlorenceFully-funded four-year Ph.D. programmes – approximately 150 scholarships offered annuallyEUI alumni form an international professional network. Our alumni hold positions in academia (60%), national/public institutions (7%), law firms (7%), international organisations (6%), EU institutions (5%), the private sector (2%), NGOs (1.5%) and banks (1%)*for more information please open this link https://www.eui.eu/ServicesAndAdmin/AcademicService/DoctoralProgramme
2020 Great Minds Student Internships


Deadline: 30 November 2019Open to: students from Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and AfricaBenefits: a lump sum towards travel expenses as well as compensation that covers adequately the cost of living in Switzerland, Kenya, or South Africa, respectivelyThe Great Minds initiative is a competition for 3 to 6-month internships at one of the IBM Research Labs in Zurich, Nairobi, or Johannesburg for students from central and eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It provides students with the unique opportunity to work alongside world-class scientists in the leading industrial IT research organization.The internships will take place in 2020. The exact starting time and duration will be agreed upon with the winning students individually, taking into account their academic commitments and the availability of IBM staff.IBM will pay the winners a lump sum towards travel expenses as well as compensation that covers adequately the cost of living in Switzerland, Kenya, or South Africa, respectively. IBM will also obtain the necessary visa and work permits for the successful candidates.IBM Research has been conducting the Great Minds internships for more than a decade. This program also benefits Universities when the Great Minds winners bring back a valuable understanding of real industry problems, knowledge of advanced IBM technologies, and contacts throughout IBM Research.<The program is open to any full-time student enrolled in a Master’s program in Artificial IntelligenceApplied MathematicsComputer ScienceElectrical EngineeringMachine LearningLife SciencesPhysicsSoftware EngineeringService Scienceat a recognized university in central or eastern Europe, the Middle East or Africa. The students must have a solid command of the English language in both written and spoken form.IBM is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages applications from both genders as well as minority groups.We would especially like to encourage qualified women to participate in this competition.To participate in the Great Minds competition, go to the application page.for more information please open this link https://www.zurich.ibm.com/greatminds/ 
IWMF Kim Wall Memorial Fund 2020


IWMF Kim Wall Memorial Fund 2020Deadline: 16 December 2019Open to: affiliated or freelance women-identifying or non-binary journalists with three (3) or more years of professional experience working in news media from anywhere in the worldBenefits: USD 5,000 grantThis year, the Kim Wall Memorial Fund will provide a $5,000 grant to a journalist whose work embodies the spirit of Kim’s reporting. The grant will fund a woman reporter covering subculture, broadly defined, and what Kim liked to call “the undercurrents of rebellion.” Kim wanted more women to be out in the world, brushing up against life, and the Kim Wall Memorial Fund honors this legacy.All applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:Affiliated or freelance women-identifying or non-binary journalists with three (3) or more years of professional experience working in news media from anywhere in the world. Internships do not count toward professional experience.Non-native English speakers must have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.Applicant must be able to show proof of interest from an editor or have a proven track record of publication in prominent media outlets.Grants will be awarded to cover reporting-related costs including travel (flights, ground transportation, drivers), logistics, insurance, visa fees, and payment for fixers/translators.The IWMF believes that gender does not conform to one notion. We are inclusive of all journalists who identify as women, which includes trans women, and non-binary people.The IWMF accepts applications once a year. Please keep this is mind when creating proposed project timelines. Due to the large influx of applications, the IWMF cannot answer questions by phone nor can we consider time-sensitive proposals. Please refer to the application closing date for each application cycle and expect grants to be disseminated 6 – 10 weeks following the application close.The IWMF is accepting applications from November 12 to December 16, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST via Submittable. Applicants may apply concurrently for Adelanté’s El Salvador Reporting Fellowship and the Mexico-Guatemala Cross-Border Reporting Fellowship.for more information please open this link https://iwmf.submittable.com/submit/150772/kim-wall-memorial-fund-2020
The McCain Institute’s Next Generation Leaders (NGL) Program


Deadline: 7 February 2020Open to: mid-level professional who is a leader in his/her respective field Benefits: nine-month global professional development and training programThe McCain Institute seeks nominations and applications for its next class of Next Generation Leaders, an intensive, nine-month global professional development and training program rooted in ethics, values and character-driven leadership.A Next Generation Leader is a mid-level professional who is a leader in his/her respective field and looks to play an even more significant role in his/her society’s future. Current and past Next Generation Leaders come from all walks of life: journalists, judges, business executives, passionate advocates, non-profit founders, activists and more. But together, Next Generation Leaders are shaping the world we will inhabit in the future.Apply or nominate someone today!Applications are open until February 7, 2020.The program runs from September 2020 – May 2021. Below are the target countries and sectors for the 2021 program. The Institute also welcomes applicants from any geographic region or sector who exemplify extraordinary character and leadership promise.Target countries:Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, El Salvador, Honduras, Peru, Venezuela, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Cameroon, Mauritania, Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Algeria, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Libya, Bangladesh, China, Japan, South Korea, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Estonia, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, The United KingdomTarget sectors:Political Leadership, National Security, Countering Extremism, Public Health, E-Governance, Freedom of the Press, Climate Change, Migration Issues, Anti-Human and Labor Trafficking, Anti-CorruptionTo date, the McCain Institute has trained more than 70 people from 51 countries across five continents as part of this innovative program.The McCain Institute is committed to promoting character-driven leadership around the globe, upholding freedom, democracy and human rights as universal human values; supporting humanitarian goals; maintaining a strong, smart national defense; and serving causes greater than one’s self-interest. Learn more about the NGL program here.for more information please open this link https://ngl.mccaininstitute.org/
Council of Europe – Youth Delegate Program in Strasbourg


Deadline: 3 January 2019Open to: young people between 18 and 30 years oldBenefits: travel, subsistence and accommodation are coveredCALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR YOUNG PEOPLEto take part in the 2020 editionof the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities'“Rejuvenating politics” initiative(38th and 39th sessions and project preparation) APPEL A CANDIDATURES A L’INTENTION DES JEUNESpour participer à l’édition 2020 de l’initiativedu Congrès des pouvoirs locaux et régionaux« Rajeunir la politique »(38e et 39e sessions et préparation d’un projet)As part of its “Rejuvenating politics” initiative the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe will invite one young person per member State to:      -  come to Strasbourg (France) to take an active part, as a youth delegate, in its 38th (17-19 March) and 39th (27-29 October) sessions-develop their own grass-roots project back home (under the Congress’ aegis)APPLICANTS The deadline for submitting completed applications to the Congress of the Council of Europe is 3 January 2020, at the latestCONTACT Dolores Ríos TurónHead of the Table Office Congress of Local and Regional AuthoritiesE-mail: congress.youth@coe.intWhat is the Congress? The Congress is a pan-European political assembly, its 648 members hold elective office (they may be regional or municipal councillors, mayors or presidents of regional authorities) and represent over 200,000 authorities in 47 European States. Its role is to promote local and regional democracy, improve local and regional governance and strengthen authorities' self-government. It meets in session twice a year.Like other political assemblies, such as national parliaments or local/regional councils, the sessions are formal gatherings where the Congress members examine reports, hold thematic debates and adopt recommendations.To learn more about the Congress, please see link1.The Congress and youth participationSince October 2014, the Congress has invited young people from different backgrounds – youth activists, youth workers, students to take part in its sessions, to have their say in the debates and to exchange with Congress members on the issues on the agenda.  Since 2016, as an integral part of their participation, youth delegates have been required to develop their own projects at local and regional level in between the sessions.To learn more about youth delegates in the Congress please see link2.Participating in the Congress’ work for one yearBeing a youth delegate for a year is a unique opportunity to gain international experience, become a part of a diverse group of young activists, network and make an impact by stimulating the debates from a youth perspective thereby highlighting and strengthening the Congress’ commitment to youth empowerment.Participating as a youth delegate in the sessionsThe youth delegates will sit in the hemicycle alongside the Congress members for both sessions.A one-day preparatory session will be held prior to each session.  This day is not intended as a training day, its purpose is to familiarise youth delegates with the Congress and its proceedings; delegates should already have the necessary public speaking skills, be able to prepare short speeches and capable of analysing policy documents.Youth delegates must commit to taking part in the whole of the two 2020 sessions: From 15 March (18.00) until the debriefing session on 19 March (17.00) From 25 October (18.00) until the debriefing session on 29 October (17.00). A  welcome evening will be organised prior to each session, an optional farewell evening will be organised on 19 March and 29 October.Developing and implementing projects between the sessionsFurthermore, between March and October, youth delegates will remain involved in the work of the Congress. They will be required to develop a local or regional project related to the Congress’ priorities or to the session themes for 2020. For this, they will have the support of the trainers in the form of mentoring sessions to develop and assess their ideas.  While the Congress will not provide funding for project development, it will provide youth delegates with an introduction letter to act as a visiting card in their dealings with local or regional authorities and may provide information material.  There may also be possibilities for some of the youth delegates to participate in other events organised by the Congress outside Strasbourg such as its committee meetings, seminars or conferences.Aims and objectivesBy inviting a number of young people to take an active part in its 38th and 39th sessions the Congress aims to give young people an opportunity to express their opinions about all the issues being discussed directly to the local and regional elected representatives. The specific objectives are to:involve young people directly in all aspects of the Congress’ work; make young people aware about the Congress’ work and the tools it has developed to support youth participation;discuss with young people how local and regional youth participation can be boosted;bring the youth perspective to all thematic debates within the Congress;motivate the youth delegates to multiply the information and experience acquired during the sessions on their return home in particular through the development and implementation of their own projects at local and regional levels;share information about existing models of youth-led structures and motivate young people to spread the word about the Congress’ work;promote co-operation between members of the Congress and youth delegates; show national delegations the importance of officially including more young people as members.  ProgrammeThe entire youth delegate programme is compulsory, youth delegates who do not take part in one or more of these aspects will be replaced by their national substitute delegate.Compulsory activities include:participation in online preparation with the trainers prior to each session;full attendance during both sessions (which includeds the preparation day on the eve of each session and the evaluation meeting on the last afternoon of each session);availability to hold several Skype meetings (April – September) with trainers to prepare the youth project;implementation of the project between April and mid-September 2020.Profile of participantsAll youth delegates should:be open, committed and motivated to develop and strengthen dialogue between young people and elected representatives at local/regional level;be between 18 and 30 years old;hold the passport of, and live in, the country they will represent; be active in youth work at local and regional levels;be available to engage in the whole of the activity including the preparation of grass-roots projects;have an interest in actively participating in policy making at local and/or regional levels but not be an elected representative;be able to multiply the information obtained during the session on their return homehave good writing and public speaking skillsbe committed to working in an intercultural team;not have participated in the initiative previously;speak English fluently; Application procedure and selection of participantsThose wishing to apply to take part in the 38th and 39th Congress sessions must do so by means of the online application form . Participation in only one session is not possible.  Applicants must also submit a short video, via YouTube, of no more than 30 seconds, to support their application. The link to the video (title should contain only the applicant’s name and country) should be sent together with the application. Please note that candidates should not present themselves on the video but answer the question that has been put.  This is an integral part of the application.The deadline for submitting completed applications is 3 January 2020.The youth delegates will be selected by a selection panel which includes the Congress’ Spokespersons on Youth, the youth trainers and two members of the Council of Europe’s Advisory Council on Youth. The panel will ensure that the selected applicants represent a balanced group with regard to gender, cultural background and experience.Applicants will be informed of the results of the selection procedure by 31 January 2020Travel, subsistence and accommodationThe youth delegates’ travel and subsistence expenses will be covered by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities according to the Council of Europe’s rules.Accommodation will be provided and paid for by the organisers, in single-occupancy or shared rooms according to availability. The organisers cannot cover the cost of accommodation elsewhere.1 During the non-formal sessions organised alongside the official debates and committee meetings, the working language will be English.FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE OPEN THIS LINK http://a.cs.coe.int/team81/congress_form/Inscriptions/Call_for_applications_2020.aspx

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