Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Graduate School Scholarships at Kent University,UK

The Graduate School Scholarship Scheme was established in 2009 to celebrate the founding of the University's Graduate School. This successful scheme has been renewed annually since then; it provides a £1000 scholarship to University of Kent 2012 graduates who earn a Bachelors degree with honours (or undergraduate Masters degree) and register for a postgraduate degree at Kent by 1 October 2012


  • All Kent 2012 graduates who are registered at the University of Kent by 1 October 2012 for a postgraduate degree programme of study at Kent will automatically receive £1,000 off their tuition fees (£500 for a part-time student).
  • Candidates must hold a Bachelors degree with honours (or undergraduate Masters degree) awarded in 2012 by the University of Kent.
  • Candidates must have satisfied the criteria for admission and register for a postgraduate degree (Masters or Doctorate) with the University of Kent by 1 October 2012. Students considering this offer are advised to check the entry criteria for their favoured postgraduate programme of study prior to application.

Application Procedure

There is no need to make a separate application. The funding will be provided to all eligible 2012 graduates on registration.You can apply for a Kent higher degree or postgraduate diploma or certificate online.
The online form will take up to 20 minutes to complete and can be saved and returned to at any time before submitting. Applicants should read the online checklist before completing the form.
There are five sections to the online form:
  1. Choosing your course and giving us basic personal information
  2. Email verification
  3. Completing the form
  4. Checking and submitting the form
  5. Attaching documents to your online application/sending in additional paperwork by email or post if required.

A decision on your application cannot be made until all the additional paperwork has been received, so it is important to send them as soon as you can.

Submission Deadline
1 October 2012

Website Link

Herzlich Willkommen bei COPERNICUS - Scholarship

COPERNICUS besteht aus drei Vereinen in Berlin, Hamburg und München zur Förderung ost-, südost- und mitteleuropäischer Studierender. Jedes Semester werden 6 bis 10 Studierende mit einem Stipendium nach Berlin, Hamburg oder München eingeladen.
Dort nehmen die Studentinnen und Studenten ein Semester am Lehrbetrieb der örtlichen Universität teil und absolvieren im Anschluß ein zwei- bis dreimonatiges Praktikum in einem Unternehmen, bei einer Organisation oder einer Behörde. Die Unterbringung erfolgt überwiegend in Gastfamilien.
Im folgenden wird das Stipendienprogramm und das Bewerbungsverfahren vorgestellt. In der oberen Menüleiste ist die Copernicus-Seite nach den Vereinen in den Städten aufgegliedert.
Wenn auf den folgenden Seiten jeweils nur die männliche Form von Bewerber, Student, Stipendiat verwendet wird, sind damit selbstverständlich auch stets Bewerberinnen, Studentinnen und Stipendiatinnen gemeint.

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International Fellowships at Institute for Humane Studies, USA

Deadline: 31 December 2011
Open to: Graduate students and outstanding undergraduates embarking on liberty-advancing careers in ideas.
Fellowship: From $2,000 to $15,000


The fellowships support study in a variety of fields, including economics, philosophy, law, political science, history, and sociology.  
Research Interests:

  • market-based approaches to environmental policy,
  • the legal development of privacy and property rights in 18th-century England,
  • the role of patient autonomy in bioethics,
  • impediments to economic growth in developing countries,
  • the relationship between U.S. presidential politics, fiscal policies, and economic performance.
Exceptional candidates with an evident intention of advancing liberty through other intellectual activities, such as teaching, policy analysis, and law, will also be considered.
A fellowship becomes the first of many ways in which the Institute supports the professional goals of aspiring intellectuals. Select winners are invited to present and discuss their research at the program’s annual Research Colloquium or to attend a Discussion Colloquium on the works of Friedrich Hayek, co-sponsored by Liberty Fund.


  • Full-time graduate students or undergraduate juniors or seniors during the 2012-13 academic year and who have a clearly demonstrated research interest in the intellectual and institutional foundations of a free society.
Applicants are evaluated based on three primary criteria:
  • relevance of work to the advancement of a free society,
  • academic or professional performance,
  • potential for success in chosen field.
All applicants will be considered without regard to race, gender, religion, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, or disability.
Although IHS considers applications from outside the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, fellowships are generally awarded to applicants who live or study in those countries.


The Humane Studies Fellowship is an award of $2,000 to $15,000.
Fellowships are awarded for one year
, and award winners may reapply for each year of their full-time studies. Fellowships take into account the tuition at the recipient’s institution and any other funds received by the recipient.Full scholarships will not be awarded to students who will receive full-tuition scholarships or stipends from other sources, although partial awards will be considered.There is a $25 application fee that you may pay by credit card or check. Payment instructions appear at the end of the application.


Online application system.
Supporting documents must be uploaded to the application as electronic files. You can also start and save your application and submit it at a later time.

The Official Website

Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme, University of Oxford

The Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme cultivates the leaders of tomorrow from transition and emerging economies by providing outstanding university graduates and young professionals with the opportunity to pursue fully funded graduate studies at the University of Oxford and access to a comprehensive programme of leadership development, long-term mentoring and networking.

Overall, the programme provides Scholars with the knowledge, skills and international networks necessary to contribute optimally to public life in their countries and regions of origin and to build lasting professional linkages across cultures and continents.

The Weidenfeld Leadership Programme includes:
  • an annual ten day long Leadership and Public Policy Seminar including conferences, moderated discussions and workshops on political philosophy and leadership development;
  • practical skills training in public speaking, conflict management and decision making;
  • an annual European Study Tour;
  • engagement in the Institute’s projects and conferences;
  • an annual Weidenfeld Debate;
  • a public policy analysis training for a selected group of Scholars long-term professional mentoring; and
  • a myriad of networking opportunities throughout the year.
The programme is managed by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD). The ISD is an independent think tank working with leaders in government, business, media and academia to develop multi-country responses to the major security and socio-economic challenges of our time and to enhance Europe’s capacity to act effectively in the global arena.

Activities include research, specialised task forces, high level policy briefings, scholarships and cross border networks that foster leadership and stability across Europe and its wider neighbourhood, actively bridging inter-communal, religious, socio-economic and political divides.

Am I eligible?

Candidates should be applying to start a new graduate course at Oxford. Please ensure you meet the requirements for entry to your course, including English language requirements.

Eligible candidates must have an undergraduate degree and be an ordinary resident of one of the following countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, FYR Macedonia, Georgia, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Mongolia, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Authority, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uzbekistan, Western Sahara, Yemen.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they aspire through their professional work to contribute to the public good in their country or region, or on a global basis. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a connection between their subject of study and their longer-term career objectives.

Applicants should be intending to return to their country of ordinary residence following their studies.

This scholarship may not be held in conjunction with any other awards. Students currently at Oxford are not eligible to apply unless they are already a Weidenfeld Scholar. Part-time courses are not eligible for the Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme.

This scholarship is open to candidates studying for all degree bearing courses, with the exception of PGCert and PGDip courses.

What does it cover?

100% of university and college fees, and a grant for living costs (the rate in 2011-12 was £13,500).

Awards are made for the full duration of a student's fee liability for the agreed course. If your scholarship is offered for a course lasting more than one year, the continuation of your scholarship each year is subject to an annual renewal process based on satisfactory academic progress.

How do I apply?

Apply at the same time as you apply to Oxford by selecting Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme in the Funding Section of the University's Graduate Application Form. Candidates should apply by Application Deadline 2 (6 January 2012 for Medical Sciences and Philosophy; 20 January 2012 for all other subjects).

In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must submit your application for graduate study by the January deadline (20 January 2012) and you must have secured a place on your chosen programme of study by the expected final decision date (16 March 2012). Applications with an outstanding admissions decision after this date, or applications which are re-evaluated against the later March deadline field, are not eligible for scholarship consideration.

You must also complete a Weidenfeld Scholarship Questionnaire and upload it together with your Graduate Application Form by the application deadline in order for your application to be complete. 

If you do not apply in full by the deadline, you will not be considered for the scholarship, even if you have selected Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme on the Graduate Application Form.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an expenses-paid interview weekend in Oxford in early May 2012.

Monday, 28 November 2011

The Heinrich Böll Foundation - Scholarships for Undergraduates, Graduates, and PhD Students

The Heinrich Böll Foundation grants scholarships to approximately 1,000 undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students of all subjects and nationalities per year, who are pursuing their degree at universities, universities of applied sciences (‘Fachhochschulen’), or universities of the arts (‘Kunsthochschulen’). We expect our scholarship recipients to have excellent academic records, to be socially and politically engaged, and to have an active interest in the basic values of the foundation: ecology and sustainability, democracy and human rights, self determination and justice.

More information:

WYN Internship Programme for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students Provided By World Islamic Economic Forum Foundation, Malaysia

The WYN Global Internship Programme, an initiative established in 2007 by the World Islamic Economic Forum Foundation, is designed for the purpose of identifying and nurturing young leaders in the Muslim world through internship/apprenticeship exchanges in reputable corporations across the globe. This Programme offers students an opportunity to experience working life in a different country, to embrace the different cultures in the Muslim world, and get to know different people while at the same time benefit from professional and leadership skills and world-class best practices at work.

  • 3 months Programme: Year 1 and 2 undergraduate students
  • 6 months Programme:  Undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • The WIEF Young Leaders Network invites students from all academic disciplines.
  • Students with minimum Second Upper Class Honours (2:1) or CGPA 3.0
  • Students who demonstrate leadership skills in university or college through their participation in societies and clubs

Application Procedure
Please go to the following link to learn more about the application procedure;
please contact, If you have further queries

Submission Deadline
First intake:  30 April, Second intake: 31 August, Third intake: 31 December

Website Link

Ph.D. fellowship in Society and Politics of Contemporary China at Leiden University, Netherlands

The Leiden Institute for Area Studies (LIAS), is committed to the integration of disciplinary and regional-historical perspectives. LIAS has as its aim the advancement of teaching and research of Area Studies at Leiden University and in the wider academic community. LIAS comprises the Schools of Asian Studies (SAS) and Middle Eastern Studies (SMES). Area specializations in SAS include Chinese, Japanese, Korean, South & Southeast Asian and Tibetan Studies. LIAS staff have disciplinary expertise across the humanities and the social sciences.

Starting September 2012 (or earlier if the candidate is available) LIAS has available one full-time, four-year Ph.D. position  in the University’s profile area “Asian Modernities and Traditions” (AMT) on an aspect of the society or politics of contemporary China. The fellowship is funded by the Leiden University Executive Board on the appointment of Professor Frank Pieke as Chair of Modern China Studies.

  • A Masters or equivalent degree in a relevant field
  • Research knowledge of modern Chinese
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written)
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Application Procedure
Applications have to be submitted in English and have to include:
  • cover letter stating your motivation for the position
  • research proposal of maximally 2,500 words
  • curriculum vitae
  • copies of your academic transcripts (or Dutch cijferlijst),
  • a writing sample (such as a part of the MA thesis) of maximally 8,000 words
  • three letters of reference to be sent directly by the referee

Submission Deadline
15 January 2012

Website Link

Bocconi Scholarship for International MSc Students, Italy

Bocconi University offers up to 40 need-based scholarships to international students enrolling in a Master of Science Program at Bocconi. The awarding of the scholarship also takes into consideration academic performances of the students.

The Scholarship consists of full tuition waiver worth approximately €11.000 per year for a maximum of 2 academic years. The renewal of the scholarship is subject to meeting merit criteria.
Scholarship applications must be submitted by the same deadline as that of Bocconi on-line admission’s application as stated below.

Only applicants who meet all the following conditions will be taken into consideration for the awarding of the scholarship:
  • Non-Italian citizenship;
  • Non-Italian residence;
  • A non-Italian Undergraduate degree earned abroad or in Italy;
  • Admission granted for the first year of a Bocconi Master of Science program in the a.y. 2012-2013 (please note that the application must be submitted before admission: this requirement will be considered only at a later stage);

Students who meet any of the following conditions will NOT be taken into consideration:
  • previously enrolled in a graduate program in Italy or abroad;
  • have earned a graduate level university degree;
  • recipient of a scholarship awarded for the AY 2012-13 by private or public institutions.

Appliation Procedure

Applicants must complete and submit the online Bocconi Scholarship application form, available at, by the same deadline as that of their Bocconi on-line admission’s application.

Submission Deadline
On-line application for admission in Bocconi,

Application for the Bocconi Merit Award,
10/01/2012 h 15.00
10/02/2012 h 15.00
10/03/2012 h 15.00

Communication of the awarding,

Website Link

Zwei Praktika (40 Std/Monat) bei Steps for Peace

Steps for Peace – Institut für Peacebuilding gemeinnützige Gesellschaft mbH unterstützt die Friedensarbeit von zivilgesellschaftlichen Akteuren in Krisenregionen. Steps for Peace fördert als humanitäre Hilfsorganisation die Friedensarbeit durch Bildung, Völkerverständigung, Entwicklungszusammenarbeit und Forschung.


Steps for Peace sucht für die Durchführung von Bildungsangeboten und Veranstaltungen sowie die Erstellung eines interaktiven Internetportals zwei studentische PraktikantInnen auf Teilzeitbasis.


-    Theoretische Kenntnisse der zivilen Konflikttransformation, des Peacebuilding, der Mediation oder im Konfliktmanagement und ihrer Akteure
-    Praktische Erfahrungen in den oben genannten Arbeitsfeldern auch im Ausland
-    Gute Englischkenntnisse
-    Teamfähigkeit und Kommunikationsfähigkeiten
-    Organisationstalent und die Fähigkeit zum selbstständigen Arbeiten

Zusätzliche Qualifikationen „Bildungsarbeit"

-    Erfahrung mit der Durchführung von Veranstaltungen und Bildungsangeboten (Workshops, Seminare, Trainings)

Zusätzliche Qualifikation „interaktives Internetportal"

-    Erfahrungen mit Content Management Systemen
-    Kenntnisse der Wiki-Syntax

Arbeitsbeginn und Arbeitsort

ab 01.01.2012 in der Zweigstelle im Schiffbauerdamm 15, 10117 Berlin   

Bewerbungen in elektronischer Form bis zum 16.12.2011 an Steps for Peace – Institut für Peacebuilding gemeinnützige GmbH, senden. Auswahlgespräche finden am 22.12.11 statt.

Friday, 25 November 2011

Chinese government scholarships

The Chinese Government Scholarship Scheme awards scholarships in China for international students. It is established by the Ministry of Education of P.R. China (hereinafter referred to as MOE) in accordance with educational exchange agreements or understandings reached between Chinese government and governments of other countries, organizations, education institutions and relevant international organizations to provide both full scholarships and partial scholarships to international students and scholars.

  • Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens in good health.
  • Education background and age limit: @ Applicants for undergraduate program must have senior high school diploma with good academic performance and be under the age of 25.  Applicants for master’s degree program must have bachelor’s degree and be under the age of 35.@ Applicants for doctoral degree program must have master’s degree and be under the age of 40.@ Applicants for Chinese training program must have senior high school diploma and be under the age of 35, Chinese language is the only subject available. @  Applicants for general scholar program must have completed at least two years of undergraduate study and be under the age of 45, all subjects besides Chinese language are available.@ Applicants for senior scholar program must have master’s degree or above, or hold academic titles of associate professor or above, and be under the age of 50.

Application Procedure
Applicants shall apply to Chinese diplomatic missions or dispatching authorities between January and April every year. Applicants may refer to the above authorities for deadlines for application.

The applicants must fill in and provide the following documents truly, correctly and completely (in duplicates).
  • Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship (filled in Chinese or English)Those who are available for online application shall fill in and print the application form after submitting it online.The CSC Online Application System for Study in China is available on .Those who cannot apply online shall contact the dispatching authorities to get the application form and fill it truly, correctly and completely.
  • Highest diploma (notarized photocopy): University students or applicants employed shall also provide proof of studying or employment on application. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English.
  • Academic transcripts (notarized photocopy): Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English.
  • A study or research plan. All applicants are required to submit a study or research plan. It must be in Chinese or in English.
  • Recommendation letters: Applicants for postgraduate studies, or study in China as senior scholars must submit two letters of recommendation in Chinese or English from professors or associate professors. Applicants who apply in China shall submit the Admission Notice or Invitation Letter issued by the targeted university.
  • Applicants for music studies are requested to submit a CD of the applicants’ own works. Applicants for fine arts programs must submit a CD of the applicants’ own works (including two sketches, two color paintings and two other works).
  • Applicants under the age of 18 should submit the legal documents of their legal guardians in China.
  • Photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form (The original copy should be kept by the applicant. The form printed by Chinese quarantine authority could be downloaded from The medical examinations must cover all the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete records or those without the signature of the attending physician, the official stamp of the hospital or a sealed photograph of the applicants are invalid. Please select the appropriate time to take medical examination due to the 6-months validity of the medical results.
The above documents should be forwarded to CSC by April 30th, 2010 via either the Chinese diplomatic mission in the applicant’s home country or the embassy of the applicant’s home country in China. Individual applications are not accepted by CSC. Application documents will not be returned.

Submission Deadline
between January and April every year

Website Link

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Reuters Journalism Trainee Program

Deadline: 31 December 2011
Open to: Early-career journalists and financial professionals or final year students/recent graduates of journalism, economics, business or languages.
Venue: Thomson Reuters offices in London, New York and Singapore


Want to cover the biggest news stories of the day? Fascinated by financial markets and economic fluctuations? Thomson Reuters is offering the opportunity of a career in journalism with the world’s largest international multimedia news agency with 160 years’ experience and an enviable reputation for speed, accuracy and market impact.  At a time when many media organizations are cutting back or shrinking, Reuter’s strength is increasing globally due to electronic subscriptions from professionals in the financial markets, accountancy, tax, legal and media worlds. This has allowed to expand the trainee program to be a global scheme, offering new journalists the chance of a career with Reuters while earning an attractive salary and company benefits.
The Reuters Journalism Trainee Program, operating out of London, New York and Singapore, seeks candidates with the drive to become first-rate journalists and the skill to connect news events with the dynamics of the international financial markets.
Trainees will take part in several weeks of intensive classroom training
then work on reporting teams in regional newsrooms in London, New York and across Asia. You will hit the ground running—reporting and delivering news stories to exacting Thomson Reuters standards.
After the nine-month program, trainees who meet the performance standards will move to staff positions. They will be placed in one of 200 newsrooms dotted across the globe, subject to business needs and language skills, and assigned a mentor to help guide their career here.


Reuters is looking for:
  • Early-career journalists and financial professionals or final year students/recent graduates of journalism, economics, business or languages.
  • A passion for journalism, with evidence of editorial work experience.
  • Fluency in more than one language is a distinct advantage. Arabic, Russian, Mandarin or German are particularly welcome.
  • A proven interest in financial news and grasp of key economic trends.
  • A strong academic record at the bachelor’s or master’s degree level.

How to apply?

Apply online. In order to apply, you need to visit the following website and at the bottom of the page, you will choose in which office in the world you would prefer to work and then continue with the application process.  Shortlisted applicants will be invited to take part in interviews and half-day assessment events. The number of trainees offered positions will depend on the quality of the applicants and the business needs of Thomson Reuters in the recruitment year.
  • Applications accepted: September 30 – December 31 2011
  • Selection process: February/March 2012
  • Program begins: September 2012


United States
Tel: 1 646.223.4000
Tel: 1 416.360.8700
United Kingdom
Tel: 44 20.7250.1122

The Official Website

Draper Hills Summer Fellowship on Democracy and Development Program

Deadline: 12 December 2011
Open to: Everybody who is working actively in the field of democracy, development, and the rule of law
Fellowship: Stanford will pay travel, accommodation, living expenses, and visa costs for the duration of the three-week program for a certain portion of applicants
Description The Draper Hills Summer Fellowship on Democracy and Development Program  is a three-week executive education program that is hosted annually at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. The program brings together a group of 25-30 mid-career practitioners in law, politics, government, private enterprise, civil society, and international development from transitioning countries. This training program provides a unique forum for emerging leaders to connect, exchange experiences, and receive academic training to enrich their knowledge and advance their work.For three weeks during the summer, fellows participate in academic seminars that expose them to the theory and practice of democracy, development, and the rule of law. Delivered by leading Stanford faculty from the Stanford Law School, the Graduate School of Business, and the Departments of Economics and Political Science, these seminars allow emerging leaders to explore new institutional models and frameworks to enhance their ability to promote democratic change in their home countries.The program’s all-volunteer interdisciplinary faculty includes leading political scientists, lawyers, and economists, pioneering innovative research and analysis in the fields of democracy, development, and the rule of law. Faculty engage the fellows to test their theories, exchange ideas and learn first-hand about the challenges activists face in places where democracy is at threat. They anticipate recruiting a group of 25-30 individuals dedicated to democracy, development and rule of law promotion within their home countries (particularly in, but not limited to, the regions of the Middle East, Northern and Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and former Soviet Union).


  • Applicants can be working as policymakers, academics, legal professionals, social entrepreneurs, business entrepreneurs, and leaders of civil society organizations (such as representatives of trade unions, nongovernmental organizations, the media, business and professional associations),
  • applicants should play important and influential roles in their country’s political, economic, and social development,
  • a working knowledge of English is an important prerequisite for participation in the program.


Stanford will pay travel, accommodation, living expenses, and visa costs for the duration of the three-week program for a certain portion of applicants. Participants will be housed on the Stanford campus in residential housing during the program. Where possible, applicants are encouraged to supply some or all of their own funding from their current employers or international nongovernmental organizations.


  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae:
Please prepare a resume or curriculum vitae to attach to your application through the applynet system. The resume should list your education, including all degrees earned, professional experience (with your most recent position listed first), awards and honors, and publications (if applicable). Your resume or curriculum vitae should be formatted in MS Word Document (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat PDF (.pdf) to successfully upload it to the applynet system.The document should be a minimum of one page and no longer than three pages in length.
Work experience and achievements:

1) Current Position: In approximately 150 words, describe your current position and overall responsibilities.
2) Major Professional Achievements: In approximately 150 words, describe your professional and academic achievements, as well as any community activity or public life accomplishments as they relate to the promotion of democracy, development, and or rule of law.

  • Statement of Purpose:
Your statement should be a minimum of 500 words and should not exceed 1,000 words. Statements that are under 500 words or anything over 1,000 words will not be read:
1. Why you are interested in applying to the Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program? In answering this question please highlight how the program will contribute to your professional and/or personal development.
2. Please explain how your work relates to the areas of democratic advancement, economic development, or the rule of law in your country. How will the Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program enhance your knowledge and work in these areas?
3. In applying to the Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program, please describe your goals and expectations of the program. How will your participation contribute to the learning process of the program?
4. Have you participated in academic or professional fellowship programs in the past? If so, which ones and how is this fellowship different?

  • Two (minimum) or three (maximum) Letters of Recommendation
Fellowship Coordinator
Audrey McGowan

Encina Hall
616 Serra Street
Stanford, CA 94305
(650) 736-4277 (voice)
(650) 724-2996 (fax)

The Official Website

Global - Scholarship: Humane Studies Fellowships at Institute For Humane Studies, USA

Humane Studies Fellowships are awarded to graduate students and outstanding undergraduates embarking on liberty-advancing careers in ideas. The fellowships support study in a variety of fields, including economics, philosophy, law, political science, history, and sociology. 

Awards range from $2,000 to $15,000 and fellowship winners may re-apply for each year of their studies. In 2011, the Institute for Humane Studies awarded more than $750,000 to 195 students.

The program is open to full-time and prospective graduate students, including law and MBA students. There are a limited number of fellowships open to undergraduate juniors and seniors with a demonstrated interest in pursuing a scholarly career.


IHS considers applications from individuals who will be full-time graduate students or undergraduate juniors or seniors during the 2012-13 academic year and who have a clearly demonstrated research interest in the intellectual and institutional foundations of a free society.
Applicants are evaluated based on three primary criteria:
  • relevance of work to the advancement of a free society
  • academic or professional performance
  • potential for success in chosen field
All applicants will be considered without regard to race, gender, religion, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, or disability. Although IHS considers applications from outside the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, fellowships are generally awarded to applicants who live or study in those countries.

Application Procedure
Applications must be submitted through our online application system. system. You can review the application questions before you start your application. You can also start and save your application and submit it at a later time. If you have not already registered on, the application requires a short registration process.

Supporting documents must be uploaded to the application as electronic files. We no longer accept supporting materials by mail. Please begin collecting supporting materials early, as certain items may take time to compile. Instructions for how to submit supporting materials are listed at the end of the online application.

You can list your recommenders on your application. We will send requests to these recommenders for their letters of recommendation after you submit your application. The deadline for your recommenders to submit recommendations back to IHS is January 21, 2011.

There is a $25 application fee that you may pay by credit card or check. Payment instructions appear at the end of the application

Submission Deadline
The deadline is December 31, 2011.

Website Link

Friday, 18 November 2011

Talent for Governance Training Scholarships for Developing Countries

The Hague Academy for Local Gov
Deadline: 2 January 2012
Study in:  Netherlands
Course starts 2012
Brief description:
The overall aim of Talent for Governance is to strengthen local governments in developing countries and Eastern European (non-EU) countries. They aim to achieve this through the training of young civil servants. With the gained knowledge and skills, they can work to alleviate their communities of widespread poverty and a lack of basic services.
Host Institution(s):
The Hague Academy for Local Governance, The Hague, Netherlands
Field(s) of study:
The Talent for Governance will organise the talent programme three times in 2011. All three programmes will have a different theme. The theme is based on the topic of the training courses at The Hague Academy for Local Governance that are part of each programme.
In 2011 the applicants can choose between the following thematic programmes (click on the titles for more information):
Citizen Participation and Accountability - Programme from the 16th of April to the 4th of May 2012
Local Economics Development – Programme from the 10th  to 28 of September 2012
Local Service Delivery & MDG’s – Programme from 15th of October  to 2nd of November 2012
Number of Awards:
<37, they aim to give as least 50% of our scholarships to women.
Target group:
The Talent for Governance scholarship target group consists of young  civil servants working for local governments in developing countries or Eastern European (non –EU) countries.  Country list for 2012 will be published in the official website soon (November 2011).
Scholarship value/inclusions:
A Talent for Governance scholarship will generally cover all living expenses during the stay in the Netherlands,  travel costs and the training course fee of the chosen training course ( exactly what costs are specified elsewhere in these regulations). The scholar must cover any other costs from their own resources.
You are eligible for applying for this international talent programme if,
•  you are a civil servant working for a local government institution;
•  you are young (37 or younger) and ambitious;
•  you work in one of the countries on our country list;
•  you have at least two years of work experience in local governance and will be working there for at least two more years;
• your English is fluent;
• you are able to write a convincing letter of motivation for your participation in the programme;
• you can show the relevance of the programme by submitting a real-live-case project proposal from your own work to work on in a back-home-action plan. Your employer needs to sign a statement that they will give you time and support to implement the action plan once you return home.
• you are willing , once you are selected, to commit yourself to the programme and show this by contributing a set amount of Euros (more info on the application procedure page).
Application instructions:
Before applying, we strongly advise all applicants to first read the rules and regulations booklet 2012. Only applications made through the online application form will be considered.  The deadline for application is 2 January 2012.
It is important to visit the the application procedure page and the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship. 

Praktikum Office-Assistenz bei der Stiftung ECARF

Die gemeinnützige Europäische Stiftung für Allergieforschung (ECARF) mit Sitz in Berlin Mitte sucht ab sofort eine/n  Praktikanten/in Im Bereich Office-Assistenz.
ECARF steht für European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation. Die Stiftung setzt sich dafür ein, die Situation sowohl für Allergiker als auch die Gesellschaft in Deutschland und Europa zu verbessern. Sie wurde im Jahr 2003 aus dem Allergie-Centrum-Charité gegründet und vergibt seit 2006 das ECARF-Qualitätssiegel für allergikerfreundliche Produkte und Dienstleistungen.

Ihre Aufgaben:

-    Allgemeine Office-Assistenz im Alltagsgeschäft
-    Unterstützung des Teams im Bereich PR und ECARF-Qualitätssiegel
-    Internetrecherchen
-    Unterstützung bei der Vor- und Nachbereitung von Veranstaltungen und Terminen
-    Übernahme von eigenen kleinen Projekten nach Absprache

Ihr Profil:

-    Verfügbarkeit von mind. 6 Monaten
-    Mind. abgeschlossenes Grundstudium im Bereich Geistes-, Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften oder Gesundheits-/Medizinwissenschaften
-    Sehr gute Kenntnisse von MS Office und Internetaffinität
-    Sehr gute Deutschkenntnisse, gute Englischkenntnisse von Vorteil
-    Eine sorgfältige und strukturierte Arbeitsweise
-    Teamfähigkeit, Kommunikationsfähigkeit und Selbstständigkeit
-    Erste Praxiserfahrung von Vorteil
-    Interesse am Thema Allergien und Gesundheit und der gemeinnützigen Arbeit einer Stiftung

Was ECARF Ihnen bietet:

-    Abwechslungsreiche Aufgabenfelder und viele Gestaltungsmöglichkeiten
-    Eine individuelle Betreuung
-    Ein nettes, kleines Team in einem  Büro im Herzen Berlins (Mitte)
-    Vergütung von 400 Euro/Monat (Minijob)

Bitte senden Sie Ihre aussagekräftige Bewerbung einschließlich eines kurzen Motivationsschreibens und der Angabe Ihres gewünschten Praktikumszeitraums an info(at) Bei Fragen stehen wir Ihnen unter 030/ 85 74 894 00 zur Verfügung.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

IDEX Fellowship

Deadline: 15 January 2012
Open to: Everybody who hold undergraduate degree or higher and must be 21 years of age or older
Fellowship: Fellow is a paid 10-month field placement in a social enterprise and is responsible for all expenses related to travel to and from the fellowship host country


IDEX is looking for dedicated and self-motivated individuals with the ability to work in new and challenging environments with limited resources. IDEX is an initiative of Gray Matters Capital Foundation (GMC) and Gray Ghost Ventures (GGV). GMC and GGV have are dedicated to providing market-based capital solutions to entrepreneurs who are addressing the needs of low-income communities in emerging markets. Fellows must be willing to work in low-income communities in developing nations (India or Ghana) and must demonstrate practical skills, relationship building, cultural sensitivity and leadership potential to affect change by implementing market-based solutions to create social impact. IDEX fellows are selected from a competitive pool of talented, passionate young professionals from across a wide range of sectors, professional and academic backgrounds and ethnicities.
The IDEX Fellowship is a paid 10-month field placement in a social enterprise that offers cultural and social immersion into the field of social enterprise for college graduates interested in launching a career in the sector. Fellows are strategically placed to work with entrepreneurs to develop a blueprint for change. IDEX Fellows work in social enterprises span across five focus areas:

  • Market Knowledge & Insights,
  • Strategy & Operations,
  • Business Development,
  • Innovation & Sustainability,
  • Impact Assessment & Analysis.
IDEX fellows can expect to receive 2-3 weeks of training upon arriving at their field location. Training curriculum is developed by Gray Matters Capital with input from IDEX advisors and administered by field management staff and IDEX alumni.Training modules are based on a curriculum that aims to build upon the current knowledge of fellows which include (but aren’t limited to): Local Customs, Social Enterprise, Impact Assessment, Conflict Resolution, Relationship Building, Fundraising and Sector/Market Insight.
The IDEX Fellowship selection process is highly competitive. Applicants progress through three application stages. Applications are open approximately 10 months before the anticipated start of thefellowship with a deadline approximately 2-3 months prior to the acceptance. Our recruitment and acceptance dates for in-country recruiting of the fellowship host country may vary.


  • Undergraduate degree or higher (by June 2012),
  • Demonstrated interest and knowledge of social enterprise,
  • Demonstrated leadership in a professional or academic setting,
  • Professional or academic background in business, economics, development, international affairs, education, or a related fields,
  • Ability to perform in a high-pressure environment,
  • International travel experience; developing world experience a plus,
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple priorities.
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for an IDEX Fellowship:
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple priorities
  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Must have sufficient English fluency to participate in interviews
  • Applicants must make a full-time, 10-month commitment to the fellowship. It is expected that all selected fellows resign/request a temporary leave of absence from their current employment to dedicate themselves full-time to IDEX initiatives.
  • Applicants can be citizens of any nationality
  • Applicants must be able to obtain a business visa for entry to field placement host country.
  • Applicants must commit to attending IDEX training if selected as fellows. All new fellows attend induction training in the host country of their fellowship placement. Training commences in the summer (July).
  • Fellows are responsible for all expenses related to travel to and from the fellowship host country. IDEX will announce the dates for training upon acceptance of the fellowship (approx. 3 months prior to training date).


Fellows must be willing to work in low-income communities in developing nations (India or Ghana) and must demonstrate practical skills, relationship building, cultural sensitivity and leadership potential to affect change by implementing market-based solutions to create social impact. The IDEX Fellowship is a paid 10-month field placement in a social enterprise that offers cultural and social immersion into the field of social enterprise for college graduates interested in launching a career in the sector.
Pay and Living Expenses:

IDEX fellows are offered a monthly stipend that enables them to live modest manner similar to the local people in their community, covering housing, food, and transportation. Stipends vary based on location and actual amounts will be determined and communicated as candidate’s progress through the interview process.
Living Accommodations:

Although fellows work independently with entrepreneurs, they live in housing units in groups ranging from 2-4 fellows. Fellows are welcome to arrange independent living accommodations prior to their arrival. Fellows are responsible for paying monthly rent for housing which is supplemented by the monthly stipend paid to fellows by IDEX.
Vacation Time:

Fellows receive 10 (ten) days of paid vacation time in addition to paid holiday time off (according to local customs of field placement country) throughout the duration of their fellowship. Many use this time to travel to nearby countries, expanding their opportunities for adventure and cross-cultural experiences. Some invite family or friends to visit so they can share their experience of the host country with loved ones. And of course, IDEX fellows can use this time for a visit home (at their own expense).


You can apply online.
The Official Website

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Emerge Scholarship for International Students, USA

Deadline: 6 January 2012
Open to: Applicants must be accepted into a program of study at an educational institution, as evidenced by a proof of acceptance – either an acceptance letter OR a current school transcript and must be at least 25 years of age
Scholarship: The approximate value of each award for 2012 will be $2,000 – $5,000 (amount is subject to change)


The European Union offers student scholarships to students of any nationality aiming to study at the Master on Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology, USA. Emerge’s mission is to provide scholarships to women whose educations have been interrupted, who have overcome significant obstacles, and who give back to their communities. The 2011 Annual Scholarship Luncheon was held on March 2, 2011 at The Retreat at Perimeter Summit and is was a huge success. We honored ten amazing women and raised nearly $20,000 to empower the lives of even more women through education. The Emerge Scholarships Inc. (Emerge) scholarship program has awarded   nearly   a quarter of a million dollars in scholarships since its founding year, 2001. The selection   committee is focused on identifying special women – non- traditional students whose education was delayed or interrupted,individuals with a vision to succeed regardless of any obstacles that life has put in their way. They are especially  interested in recognizing women who give back to their communities and whose goals and desires for education align with their passions.Additionally, preference is given to women who are pursuing their educational endeavors in the state of Georgia.This may include women who are returning to school after a hiatus, changing careers, seeking advancement in their career or work life, and stay-at-home moms entering the work place and in need of additional education/training.This scholarship is not intended for recent high school graduates or women who are eligible for or who have already received other significant financial aid.


  • Scholarship applicants must be accepted into a program of study at an educational institution, as evidenced by a proof of acceptance – either an acceptance letter OR a current school transcript.
  • Applicants must be at least 25 years of age as of the date of the postmark of the application.
  • Applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, and/or physical impairment.Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. Applications will be evaluated based on the information provided.
  • Recipients of scholarships will be responsible for any and all taxes that apply to receipt of a scholarship under the law of their state of residence. Applicants should check with the appropriate state agency or with an accountant or lawyer specializing in tax questions. Emerge cannot answer questions about taxes.


The money provided by the Emerge scholarship may only be used to pay for tuition and fees at the educational institution. The scholarship check will be made out directly to the institution with instructions to only apply the funds to the student’s current account to pay for school tuition and fees. If awarded, your scholarship funds will be available as of March 2012 and may be paid towards tuition, books and fees for Fall 2011 through Fall 2016, or until the full scholarship funds are used. The exact amount of each scholarship and the total number of scholarships to be awarded will vary from year to year (10 scholarships were awarded in 2011). The approximate value of each award for 2012 will be $2,000 – $5,000 (amount is subject to change).

How to apply?

  • Applicants must complete the application form and essay requirement and must mail all required materials to the address provided. All materials being submitted for an applicant (signed application, recommendation letters and program acceptance letter or current transcripts) must be submitted in one package. All material related to an applicant must note the applicant’s name and email address.
  • Two letters of recommendation are required. At least one of these should be from someone who knows the applicant in a professional or work-related relationship, including volunteer work.   The second recommendation may be personal or professional. Recommendation letters from relatives will not be accepted. The purpose of the letters of recommendation is to assist the committee in our evaluation and decision-making. Recommendation letters should address the following points:
  1. his/her  observation of  your level of commitment to pursuing future plans,  and your ability  to stick with a program once you’ve made a commitment
  2. information about your character that the person would consider important when describing you to a stranger
  3. why he/she is recommending your as a scholarship recipient
  4. what he/she thinks you bring to the table that makes you unique among the many applicants
  5. he/she should be as straightforward as possible;  honesty  and sincerity  always show through the verbiage!
  • Scholarship recipients must submit a photograph—hard copy or digital (preferred) – to the committee after receiving confirmation of the award. This photograph will be used for publicity purposes, and may be included on the Emerge website and in other promotional materials. Hardcopy pictures will not be returned, so please do not send your only copy.
All applicants will receive email confirmation within five business days of receipt of their application. If you do not  receive an email within one week after sending in your application you may email to request confirmation. After the selection process is completed and   award recipients have been notified the selection committee will send an email to the remaining applicants informing them of their status. Please do not contact the committee to inquire about your status; they will contact you.All applicants will be notified of their status no later than February 15, 2012.
Mail your application to:
Emerge Scholarships, Inc.

3535 Peachtree Rd.

Suite 520-121

Atlanta, GA 30326


The Official Website

Online Training: Quick-Hit Business Investigations — Concept to Execution

Deadline: n/a
Open to: Professional and student journalists only.
Fee: No participation fee

The Online training Quick-Hit Business Investigations — Concept to Execution will be held on the 6 December 2011 4 p.m. EST. by Matt Apuzzo, investigative reporter in The Associated Press’ Washington bureau.
“I have a rule on analysts. Don’t use analysts for their analysis.”
“If I’m not meeting two new people a week, I don’t know what I’m doing.”
“I’m a big believer in tricking my editor into believing it was his idea.”
Those quotations are examples of the wit and wisdom of Matt Apuzzo, investigative reporter in the Washington bureau of The Associated Press. During a free Webinar on Dec. 6, he will offer more ideas on how to conceive and execute quick-hit business investigations.
Few news organizations have time these days for months-long projects. Apuzzo provides practical advice on how to pull off investigations that might take one to two weeks.
The hourlong Webinar will be offered live at either noon or 4 p.m. EST on Dec. 6.
This free Webinar is sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at theWalter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.
The Reynolds Center is funded by a grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation in Las Vegas. Besides its free regional workshops and online training, the center runs, offering daily tips, training and resources for those who want to do a better job of covering business.
Those who successfully complete three regional workshops or Webinars presented by the Reynolds Center are eligible to receive a “Circle of Achievement” award certificate. If you have any questions about the Webinar or the center, please email Executive Director Linda Austin.
  • How to frame an investigation as a question.
  • Where to look for public documents.
  • How to cast a wide net for people to talk to.
  • How to get them to talk to you.
Matt Apuzzo is an investigative reporter in The Associated Press’ Washington bureau. He was previously The AP’s legal affairs writer in Washington, where he covered the FBI investigations of Blackwater Worldwide, Ted Stevens and Scooter Libby. He spent three years with The AP in Connecticut, where he investigated corruption in state government.


PLEASE NOTE: This free training session is for professional and student journalists only. Please contact Linda Austin at if you have any questions or need clarification.

How to participate

You can be part of the Online seminar by registering – HERE. There is no registration fee.
Check out our Technology Help Page for connectivity requirements, helpful tips and an instructional video on how to access Reynolds Center Webinars.
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“la Caixa” / CNIO International PhD Programme, Spain

Deadline: 15 March 2012
Open to: Outstanding young graduate students of any nationality
Scholarship: 10 fully funded four year fellowships


In 2008 “la Caixa” Foundation launched a scholarship programme to offer interdisciplinary training and research opportunities to outstanding young graduate students of any nationality to pursue a PhD project at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO).
The “la Caixa”/CNIO international PhD programme offers cross-disciplinary training in state-of-the-art basic and applied cancer research within an international scientific environment. Ten fully funded four year fellowships will be available in 2012. Candidates should have an excellent academic track record, a solid knowledge of English and previous research experience.


  • This call is open to applicants from all nationalities.
  • Students holding a university degree (BSc, MSc, Diploma, DEA, Licenciatura, Laurea or equivalent) in biomedical sciences, or who expect to be awarded with such qualification during the first half of 2012, are eligible to apply to the Programme. This university degree should qualify for the start of a PhD thesis in the student’s home country. Non- European university degrees should be equivalent to a European diploma or degree.
  • Studies should have been completed no more than two years ago.
  • Applicants must have an excellent academic record and previous research experience during their undergraduate period.
  • Candidates must have a solid working knowledge of English.
  • Co-authorship of publications in MedLine-listed journals will be positively considered.
  • Participation in the CNIO Summer training programme will be positively evaluated.
  • Individuals may not have worked at the CNIO, at any time, for more than three months before being hired as part of the “la Caixa”/CNIO International PhD Programme. The earliest date of incorporation into the Programme is September 1st of each year.
  • The upper age limit for eligibility is 30 years


Students who gain a place in this new programme obtain full financial support during the four years of the scholarship.


Application must be submitted exclusively through the web site. A link to the online application form can be found at here. The application form must be completed in English.
  • In the online application process you will be asked to enter your personal data, information regarding your education, your scientific interests and names/contact details of two referees. Moreover, you will be asked to upload all required documents, including your CV and academic certificates. We advise you to prepare all texts (motivation letter, list of publications, etc.) in a text processor and paste them into the application form.
  • In the application form you can select, in order of preference, a maximum of three research groups from the list of CNIO groups that are accepting applications in the call. These groups belong to six of the Research Programmes at the CNIO: Molecular Oncology, Structural Biology and Biocomputing, BBVA Foundation – CNIO Cancer Cell Biology, Molecular Pathology, Human Cancer Genetics and Clinical Research. Summaries of their research interests and lists of publications can be found in the CNIO’s 2010 Scientific Report. The Selection Committee will assign successful students to the different research groups at the end of the interview process.
  • Use the “publications” text box to include all of your publications (if any). Publications should include the complete title and list of authors (as published) in PubMed format.
  • Use the “motivation letter” text box to outline your research interests as well as your skills and knowledge. Also state the reasons why you would like to do your PhD at the CNIO.
  • Use the “additional information and comments” text box to include any additional information you consider relevant and you have not provided elsewhere. Also, use this space to make any comment you may have.
  • In the application form you will have to give the names and email addresses of two scientists who will write letter of reference on your behalf. You will have to download the “reference letter” form from the web site and send it to two  people who have agreed to act as referees on your behalf. Your two referees must submit their scanned signed letters of recommendation directly to  Alternatively, letters may be also faxed to +34-912246980, to the Training Office. It is your responsibility to ensure that all reference letters are sent to CNIO before the deadline (March 15th, 2012).
  • After you have filled out all the required fields on the online application form you will be asked to upload a file containing your CV. You will also be asked to upload an official transcript of records, i.e. your academic certificates.
  • All files are preferred in pdf format; doc and rtf formats are also accepted (size below 1MB).
  • After having entered all required information you can submit your application by pressing the “Submit” button. After submission you will receive an automatic e-mail confirmation acknowledging receipt. However, remember that your application will not be considered complete and will not be reviewed until all reference letters have been received. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only one application per candidate will be accepted. If more than one application is received from the same candidate, only the last one will be considered as valid.
For more information, or if you have any question about this application, please e-mail
The deadline for submissions is March 15th, 2012.
The Official Website