November 27, 2016

Gerda Henkel Fellowships 2017/2018

New Europe College, Institute for Advanced Study in the humanities and social sciences in Bucharest, Romania announces a Call for Applications for its newly launched GERDA HENKEL Fellowships. The program targets young researchers / academics working in the fields of humanities (in particular archaeology, art history, historical Islamic studies, history, history of law, history of science, prehistory and early history) from the following countries: Afghanistan, Belarus, China (only Tibet and Xinjiang Autonomous Regions), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

October 26, 2016

Riau International Youth Summit 2016

Youth, as active agents of future growth, have a great responsibility in ensuring that our nation live in a world that is better than today. Youth have to able to hold answer keys to the question ‘what is the role of young people in driving change?’ since our responses to this will affect on us and our world. The rise of youth forums and youth movements should, therefore, be supported in order to facilitate and provide space for young people determine their role and keys in shaping our better future.

October 18, 2016

Gates Cambridge Scholarship 2017

Each year, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funds Gates Cambridge Scholarship to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge. It also provides additional, discretionary funding.

The aim of the Gates Cambridge Scholarship programme is to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship programme was established in October 2000 by a donation of US$210m from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the University of Cambridge; this is the largest ever single donation to a UK university.

October 10, 2016

International Winter School for Educators

The winter school will provide a forum for 15 junior educators from European countries who want to exchange ideas on methods and teaching practices on the topic of Nazi forced labour and its memory in post-war Europe from a transnational perspective. The focus will be on civilian forced labour in Nazi Germany. The winter school will also focus on how educators can use documents archived in the ITS Digital Archive, which include among others multi-million page collections of records on forced labour, post-war DPs and resettlement.

October 8, 2016

African Humanities Program

The African Humanities Program (AHP) seeks to reinvigorate the humanities in Africa through fellowship competitions and related activities in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. In partnership with the Carnegie Corporation of New York, which has generously provided funding, AHP offers African scholars an integrated set of opportunities to develop individual capacities and to promote formation of scholarly networks. The African Humanities Program supports the Carnegie Corporation’s efforts to develop and retain African academics at universities in Africa.

October 6, 2016

Visby Programme Scholarships 2017/2018

The scholarship application call for the academic year 2017/2018 is open from 1 November 2016 to 10 January 2017. About 40 scholarships will be offered.

The aim of the Visby Programme is to support individual mobility, thereby contributing to increased contacts and collaborations between actors in Sweden and countries in the EU Eastern Partnership and Russia. The goal is to build an integrated, knowledge-based and research-intense region, centred on the Baltic Sea while also including EU Eastern Partnership countries and Russia.

October 5, 2016

Facebook Fellowship Program

The Facebook Fellowship Program is designed to encourage and support promising doctoral students who are engaged in innovative and relevant research in areas related to computer science and engineering. Winners of the fellowship are entitled to receive two years of tuition and fees paid, a stipend of $37,000 each year, and up to $5,000 in conference travel support. Applications will be evaluated based on the strength of the student's research statement, publication record, and recommendation letters. While open to students in any year of PhD study, heavy emphasis on research and publication record favors students who are further along in their course of study.

October 4, 2016

Eastern European Academy for Social Democracy 2016

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung invites progressive young leaders between 25 and 35 years to apply for the first edition of the Eastern European Academy for Social Democracy, which will take place from 20th till 27th of November 2016 in Germany (Berlin, Schwerin). 

May 26, 2016

2016 Human Science Summer School in Fukuoka

The Human Science International Course in the Graduate School of Design, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, invites Graduate School students studying outside of Japan to the 2016 Human Science Summer School. Those of you eligible and interested in the education of our International Course are encouraged to apply. We offer financial support and course credits, as well as course education and laboratory experience.

The Human Science Summer School provides a program consisting of 15 lectures of 90 min in combination with research experience at a laboratory of a faculty member of your choosing (afternoons). The lecture course, Advanced Design and Technologies for Human Science, is designed as an overview of the whole curriculum of the Human Science International Course.

May 3, 2016

World Forum for Democracy 2016

Education and democracy: how to bridge the social divides? Strasbourg, 7-9 November 2016.

Education is central to democratic societies. Schools, universities, civil society organisations and other learning institutions should encourage the acquisition and practice of values and skills which are essential for democracy.

However, the economic crisis and unemployment have lead many countries to focus education mostly on preparing learners for the labour market. Education is instrumental for community-building, social cohesion and a sense of belonging to society. In today’s increasingly diverse, interdependent societies, the capacity to engage across cultural and other differences and transcend a narrow understanding of a national interest in order to address the common challenges for humanity, is becoming crucial. Is it possible to build upon successful innovative initiatives from across the world to strengthen the democratic mission of education?