July 30, 2010

European Youth Media Convention

The European Youth Media Convention will take place in Berlin, Germany on 3 - 6 November 2010. The Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation, the German Youth Press and the European Youth Press are looking for 24 young European media makers to take part in this European Congress which focuses on the theme: "My story, our history, European memories".

Participants will represent their country and report on local memories and history. They will also create media products in four workshops, choosing between print, radio, TV and photography. 

There is no participation fee but participants are required to cover their own travel costs. Accommodation and catering are organised by Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation Berlin.

July 29, 2010

Intellectual Entrepreneurs: International Workshop in Baku

Free Minds Association (FMA), Azerbaijan Liberal Youth Association (ALYA) and "Free Person" Human Rights Protection Society organize “Intellectual Entrepreneurs” workshop on September 1-4, 2010 in Baku,  Azerbaijan. The aim of the initiative is to educate participants on the role of institutions, importance of property rights and entrepreneurship development. They are crucial components of “Intellectual Entrepreneurs” for disseminating pillars of liberty and free market economy.

Participants: The workshop will gather 30 senior students, recent graduates, youth activists, current or potential entrepreneurs from all around the world.

Accommodation in 4 star hotel will be provided for the entire period both in Nabran and in Baku. Local transportation will be fully covered and travel grant up to 300 EUR will be reimbursed for participants from the Black Sea and Central Asia countries. However, international participants should pay symbolic 30 EUR of participation fee.

Reporters for the European Year of Volunteering 2011

Volunteer! Make a difference… and become one of the European Year of Volunteering 2011 reporters!

The European Union has designated 2011 as the European Year of Volunteering in order to show its appreciation for the millions of volunteers who come forward to make a difference everyday life. As part of the campaign, the EU will select one reporter in each Member State to volunteer and report from the field on the extraordinary stories of volunteers. The 27 volunteers selected will join in a relay that will successively tour the 27 Member States. The relay will be officially launched in Brussels on 6 December 2010.

Each volunteer will receive filming equipment and have his/her trip to another Member State fully organised. The content that the young media maker creates will be broadcast throughout Europe during the campaign. If you have volunteering experience and a video and journalistic background, you can apply to be one of the 27 campaign reporters.

Spotlight on Human Rights – Young Journalists on Tour

On 2-10 October, 2010б young journalists (16-20 years old) from Germany, Poland and Belarus will meet in Kreisau in Poland. This will be first of three meetings for the project 'Spotlight on Human Rights - Young Journalists on Tour'. 

The project goal is to show a different picture of the young people’s lives from Germany, Belarus and Poland. In tri-national groups, six participants per country (Belarus, Germany, Poland) who are between 16-20 years old will carry out interviews with young people from Germany, Poland and Belarus, who, from the human rights perspective are one of the most vulnerable groups in society. 

The research trips and writing phases are part of the programme which also consists of workshops on journalistic techniques, photography and human rights education. The workshops are led by experienced trainers who will ensure that human rights are not only the central point of the workshops but are also that they are met during the project work. 

July 26, 2010

Open Society Fellowship

The Open Society Fellowship supports individuals seeking innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. The fellowship funds work that will enrich public understanding of those challenges and stimulate far-reaching and probing conversations within the Open Society Institute and in the world.

A fellowship project might identify a problem that has not previously been recognized, develop new policy ideas to address familiar problems, or offer a new advocacy strategy. Fellows should take advantage of the considerable intellectual and logistical resources of the Open Society Institute and expect to contribute meaningfully to OSI's thinking in return. In evaluating each proposal, the selection committee weighs three factors: the applicant, the topic of the project, and the work product.

Proposals are accepted year round, but those received by September 7, 2010 will be evaluated by November 26, 2010.

July 22, 2010

Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships in USA

Each year the Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships (AFPF) brings approximately ten mid-career reporters and editors  – usually between the ages of 25 and 35 – to America for a six-month, in-depth, practical introduction to the professional and ethical standards of the U.S. print media. 

Among those who have succeeded are Fellows who have become top editors and newsroom managers, founders of news outlets and public relation firms, section heads, bureau chiefs, chief or foreign correspondents, and university professors.

July 20, 2010

16th International Student Congress in Lisbon

Students from all over Europe and beyond are invited to participate at the 16th International Student Congress held on the initiative of "Students for Europe" (SFE). This year's congress will be featuring the topic “Opportunity? Challenge? Risk? - It's up to (E)U!” and will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, on October 7-10, 2010

The congress brings together up to 120 students from all European countries to discuss European issues interdisciplinary and on a European level with notable representatives from economy, politics and society. It is an outstanding possibility to get in touch with people from all over Europe, broaden one own‘s horizon by interesting and different positions being discussed, and learn about the culture and history of SFE's host country.

July 15, 2010

HEC- EGIDE/ EIFFEL MBA Scholarships for Developing Countries

Launched in January 1999 by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ministère des Affaires Etrangères), the Eiffel Scholarship is designed to bolster international recruiting by French schools of higher education, at a time when competition to attract top foreign students is growing among developed countries.

HEC reserves the right to submit only those candidates it feels best qualify for the Eiffel Scholarship as the award is particularly competitive and prestigious. Note that applications from students currently studying outside France will be given priority over those from students already studying in France. 

The HEC MBA Program applies on behalf of admitted eligible students. In order to be eligible the candidate must be:
  • Be aged 30 years old or less in the selection year
  • Have a single nationality from a developing country deemed an 'emerging country' by the French state department, especially those in Asia and Latin America, for example, currently under-represented among the student population in France

July 14, 2010

EERC Research Grant Competition 2010

The Economics Education and Research Consortium (EERC) announces its Fall 2010 research grant competition. Proposals are solicited in the following five areas with relevance to current policy concerns in the Commonwealth of Independent States:

    * Enterprises and product markets
    * Labor markets and social policy
    * Macro financial markets and open economy
    * Public economics
    * International trade and regional integration

Please note: We encourage proposals for policy-relevant research on the border of economics and other disciplines, such as political science, sociology, demography, geography and ecology.

Grants of up to $12,000 are awarded to individual researchers or small research teams (up to 3 persons) for up to 18 months. Grant size depends on the number participants and specific budget requirements of the project.

July 13, 2010

Scripps Howard Internship Program in Washington

The Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington internship program brings two international students per year to Washington, D.C., to work at the Scripps Howard News Service for a semester. The internship is designed to give international students an opportunity to cover events in the U.S. capital, as well as to report and write feature stories for the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire.

* The internship is open to undergraduate journalism or communications students who intend to pursue careers in journalism after graduation.
* Interns must be fluent in both spoken and written English.

July 8, 2010

International Cooperation and Sustainable Development Summer School

This Graduate Summer School focuses every year on a key issue related to some of the different interrelated dimensions of sustainability in agriculture: the ecological, the social, the economic and the international dimension. The 7th edition will take place in Tirana, Albania, on 6th – 11th September 2010, thanks to the consolidated cooperation between the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Bologna and the Agricultural University of Tirana. The Summer School is set up as a residential seminar and takes place at the Agricultural University of Tirana.

The International Cooperation and Sustainable Development Summer School will award a certificate of attendance equivalent to 3 ECTS credits. The certificate will be recognised by the University of Bologna.

July 7, 2010

International Summer Camp "Lessons of Liberty", Georgia

International Summer Camp "Lessons of Liberty IV" will be conducted by New Economic School of Georgia in cooperation with International Society of Individual Liberty (ISIL) in hotel “Tbilisi”, resort Bakuriani,  on August 6-12, 2010.

It covers the classical liberal philosophy and history of economic thought, principles of market economics and applied economics. The aim of the School is to encourage and challenge free and critical thinking of the young generation.

Eligibility for the Summer Camp: participants from Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and any other country can take part in the summer camp.

July 6, 2010

Arab-Turkish Congress of Social Sciences

You are cordially invited to participate in the Arab-Turkish Congress of Social Sciences 2010 "Culture and Middle Eastern Studies" (ATCOSS-2010) jointly organized by the Strategic Thinking Institute (SDE), Ankara, Center for Civilization Studies, Cairo University and International Relations Dept, Eskisehir Osmangazi Univ. The Congress will be held on 10-12 December, 2010 in Ankara, Turkey

The congress aims to bring together scholars of the Middle East to exchange ideas and findings concerning the mutual problems of the region, and swap experiences about scientific methods and approaches within Middle Eastern studies. This will be an excellent opportunity to explore the varied intellectual trends across scholarly boundaries. Among the growing trends, we will focuses on the cultural variables in understanding political, economic, social, and historical issues. Such trends are most important for our region since culture is essential for attaining homogeneity and unity in the region while recognizing its diversity.

July 2, 2010

University of Sydney Scholarships

University of Sydney World Scholars

Up to 20 new full tuition fee PhD scholarships are offered per annum for commencing international students. Scholarships cover the full cost of tuition fees for three years. A travel contribution of up to AUD $1,250 each way will also be provided to scholarship holders.

The World Scholars program is for commencing international students from participating countries, undertaking a PhD in any discipline. The application process is highly competitive with scholarships awarded on the basis of research potential and academic merit. Scholarship holders should demonstrate, in their PhD application, an outstanding academic track record and capacity to engage in innovative and world class research.

July 1, 2010

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2011

Established in 2009 by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC), the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) aims at attracting the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD programmes in Hong Kong’s institutions.

The Fellowship
The Fellowship provides a monthly stipend of HK$20,000 (approximately US$2,600) and a conference and research related travel allowance of HK$10,000 (approximately US$1,300) per year for the awardees for a period of three years. About 135 PhD Fellowships will be awarded each academic year (academic year in Hong Kong normally starts in September). For awardees who need more than three years to complete the PhD degree, additional support may be provided by the chosen institutions. For details, please contact the institutions concerned directly.