International Summer School on Islamic Economics and Finance

Deadline:  13 July 2018
Open to: prospective students
Venue: 24-26 July 2018; 27-29 July 2018 in Istanbul, Halkalı,Turkey

Description

Dear students, we would like to welcome you to our international student admissions. You are here because you are considering to be an international student at IZU. Studying in a university is not only about gaining a profession or a diploma. Your choice of university will shape you future. University will give you a worldview and mission. They are among the most important institutions that shape your life and your identity. You should consider a variety of things starting from which country to study in. You should choose a city and a location in that city. You will choose a campus where you will find accommodation. The university must be the one, which provides you with opportunities that prepares you for business.

Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University, apart from guiding you in obtaining an excellent education with a great background and knowledge, uses every means available in order to help you become individuals who develop projects that are of the country’s as well as everyone’s benefits. IZU’s vision of international students is raising capable leaders for a new world.

Although our university has been founded ‘recently’, it is a long-established institution in terms of its intellectual background and experience. We are young people who will shape the future with an approach that embraces our history and culture. Our goal is to educate and train young people who are able to connect the past with the future, blend the local and the universal and build a balance between tradition and the modern in their fields. We will attain this bright future, departing from our dignified past, with leaders and scientist who have foregoing skills and attributes.

Eligibility

Prospective students who are from abroad or overseas, students in Turkey who does not hold a Turkish citizenship, international students who want to transfer from other universities in Turkey or Turkish students who have been studying outside Turkey for more than 5 years can apply to undergraduate programs of Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University as an international applicant. Please check the information given below to see “who can apply”.

(1) On the condition that students are in the final grade of high school or high school graduate, applications of candidates with the qualifications specified below are accepted;

a) Foreign students,

b) Those who were Turkish citizens by nature and who have obtained permission for alienage from Turkish citizenship and their minor children registered in this alienage certificate who can certify that they have the Certificate of Usage of Rights Granted by the Law 5203,

c) Those who had been of foreign nationality and then became a Turkish Citizen, and now with dual citizenship,

d) Those who completed the last three years of high school abroad excluding TRNC (Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus),

e) Those who are the citizen of TRNC, live in TRNC and who have achieved GCE AL exam results,

(2) Applicants with the qualifications specified below are rejected in the applicants;

a) Those who are citizens of Turkish Republic (except for the students who completed the last three years of high school abroad exclusive of TRNC)

b) Those who are citizen of TRNC (except the students who completed their secondary education completely in TRNC high schools and with an exam result of GCE AL),

c) Those with dual citizenship one of which is citizenship of Turkish Republic (except for the students who completed the last three years of high school abroad exclusive of TRNC)

d) Those with dual citizenship one of which is citizenship of TRNC (except the students who completed their secondary education completely in TRNC high schools and with an exam result of GCE AL),

e) Those who are citizen of Turkish Republic and have completed their high school education in TRNC,

Costs

All international students at IZU are provided with scholarship. Rates of scholarships vary from 25% to 100%. Please choose one of the scholarship opportunities that you want to apply for. Your application will be evaluated according to your preference.

In case you would like to start your university life in spring 2018, we offer students the opportunity to start the language preparatory course. If you already have language proficiency you should apply for the 2018-2019 academic year.

For better chances of acquiring a scholarship you are recommended to:

 

  • Take IZU International Students Exam (ISE Exam Dates: January 7, 2018 – May 27, 2018 – August 26, 2018)
  • Submit an internationally recognized exam score (SAT, IB, GCE etc.) especially in the case that you cannot take the ISE
  • Submit a YOS score especially in the case that you cannot take the ISE
  • Have high school gpa higher than 80%
  • Letter of intent (minimum 1500 characters)
  • At least B2 level language proficiency in the instruction language of the pragram that you apply
  • At least 2 references
  • Certificates of trainings, social activities, skills, accomplishments and so forth.
  • Sample Academic writing

Tuition fee for undergraduate programs for students who apply by June 2018 is 33,000₺ per year.

25% scholarship: 24,750 TL

50% scholarship: 16,500 TL

75% scholarship: 8250 TL

Tuition fee for the preparatory school for students who apply by June 2018 is 27,500₺ per year.

25% scholarship: 20,625 TL

50% scholarship: 13,750 TL

75% scholarship: 6,875 TL

Notice: Fees increase annually according to the inflation rate.

Academic Success Scholarship: This is a GPA based merit scholarship.

The top three successful students in their class are given scholarships as follows;

First place students will receive 100% scholarship, second place students will receive 75% scholarship and third place students are given a 50% academic success scholarship. Students retain the scholarship as long as they maintain a 3.0 GPA or more.

Full Payment Discount: An additional 5% discount is given to those who pay the entire annual tuition fee in advance.

Sibling Discount: In the case that there are more than one sibling enrolled at IZU, an additional 10% discount is deducted from the tuition fee for each sibling.

Application

This year, the summer school will have two parts:

1. Applications of Agent-Based Simulation in Islamic Finance (24-26 July 2018),
2. Courses on Islamic Economics and Finance (27-29 July 2018).

Applications of Agent-based simulations (ABS) in İslamic Finance (24-25-26 July 2018)

In collaboration between IRTI (IDB) and IZU ICIFE, a three day long course on the applications of agent-based simulation will be held on the above mentioned dates at the main campus of IZU(Halkalı, İstanbul). Such a course is especially useful for examining the concrete outcomes of some applications regarding Islamic economics and finance.

Courses on Islamic Economics and Finance (27-28-29 JULY 2018)

Summer School on Islamic Economics and Finance is organized by International Research Center on Islamic Economics and Finance (IRCIEF) at Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University. The decision to establish IRCIEF was taken 2012, and it became the first research Center in the related field in Turkey. The basic aim of the Center is to conduct researches in Islamic Economics and Finance which can also be applied in practice.

This year, IRCIEF organizes the Fifth International Summer School on Islamic Economics and Finance. Throughout the summer school that is planned to continue 3 days in July 2018, there will be lectures and exchange of knowledge between teachers and participants. At the end of the school, certificates will be delivered upon required attendance.

This year’s summer school plans to provide an education given by domestic and international teachers and that includes courses organized systematically. Such an education will be both theoretical and practical. Moreover, knowledge sharing is aimed both among participants and teachers.

In order to apply, register HERE.

The official web-page.

Call for Applications, Sahapedia-UNESCO Fellowship 2018

About the Fellowship

 

To provide enthusiasts, students and scholars an opportunity to engage with cultural heritage and pursue their interests in the knowledge systems of India, Sahapedia is pleased to announce the second edition of its Fellowship programme.

 

UNESCO’s Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage 2003 (referred to as UNESCO 2003 Convention hereafter), refers to “the importance of the intangible cultural heritage as a mainspring of cultural diversity and a guarantee of sustainable development.” The Sahapedia–UNESCO Fellowships are a part of the efforts to raise awareness – at local, national and international levels – of the importance of intangible heritage, and increase access to communities, groups and individuals Annexure 1. The Sahapedia–UNESCO Fellowships 2018 are supported by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

 

Through this initiative, Fellows will be encouraged to conduct documentation and critical research in diverse areas of cultural knowledge, while interacting with and enhancing networks that contribute to their creation. This research and documentation carried out by the Fellows will be published on the Sahapedia web portal, contributing to the online resource.

 

Languages

Fellowship are available in the following languages this year – English, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, and Malayalam. We will endeavor to encourage research and documentation in regional languages.

 

Eligibility

Fellowships are available to post-graduates and above qualified in the disciplines of the Humanities and Social Sciences in the broadest sense, or those with equivalent experience. Candidates with prior professional or academic familiarity with the subject under application may be given preference. The Fellowships are available to only those candidates that hold an Indian bank account. For further details, refer to the FAQs in Annexure 5.

 

Duration

Fellowships have to be completed in the time-frame of twenty-four (24) weeks between 15 August 2018 and 15 February 2019. Failure to complete the any Fellowship within the stipulated time-frame will result in the cancelation of that Fellowship. Candidates are advised to refer to the timeline outlined in Annexure 3.

 

Categories

Fellowships are divided into Research, Documentation, or Combination of the two categories. Depending on their selection of category, candidates may select their deliverables from the list given below. Candidates may also refer to the guidelines for content creation for Sahapedia in Annexure 4.

 

Deliverables

Each Fellowship consists of one mandatory deliverable and three elective ones. The candidate may identify, during the time of application, three types of deliverables. In addition, every selected candidate will be required to submit a fourth deliverable, which will be a list of references and resources/guide to further reading and research on the subject. The options for the other three deliverables are as following.

 

  • Deliverable I:
    1. Illustrated Overview/Introductory article (3000–4000 words with 5–10 images), or
    2. Short Documentary film (15–20 minutes with English subtitles, along with a synopsis of 500–800 words)

 

  • Deliverable II:
    1. Allied article (1500–2000 words with 3–5 images), or
    2. Image Gallery (30–50 images with captions), or
    3. Photo Essay (20 images with 1000–1500 words to complement the visual narrative)

 

  • Deliverable III:
    1. Text Interview with an expert/scholar/practitioner (1500 words, with minimum 10 Q&As), or
    2. Video Interview with an expert/scholar/practitioner (20–30 minutes).

 

In addition, selected candidates working in regional languages will be required to provide content translated in English . 

 

Funding

Selected candidates will be granted an award of ₹40,000, which will be released in three installments, based on the completion of specific deliverables. Fellows working in regional languages will receive an additional sum of ₹10,000 for translation.

 

Application Guidelines

The following materials are to be submitted as a part of the application:

1.    Resume or curriculum vitae

2.    A proposal of 1000–1500 words, inclusive of an abstract of 200-300 words

The proposal should indicate scope of work, including selection of deliverables, methodology, timeframe, and familiarity with existing literature/work on the subject.

3.    A writing sample (previously written essay) of at least 1500 words (for Research), or

a 5–10 minute long video clip indicating the candidates’ skills in filmmaking/videography (for Documentation), or both, depending on the selection of deliverables

4.    Statement of Purpose of 500 words

The Statement of Purpose must explicate the relevance of the candidate’s work to Sahapedia and adaptation of their work to Sahapedia’s format of content dissemination. A brief trajectory of the      candidates’ professional history may be included as well.

5.   Bibliography/List of existing literature or work on the topic with no more than 15 items/titles.

 

 

Candidates are advised to refer to the Terms and Conditions Annexure 2, the timeline for the Fellowships Annexure 3 and the guidelines for content creation on Sahapedia Annexure 4.

 

To know more about Sahapedia-UNESCO Fellowship 2017, click here.

 

Call for Applications: “Faces of al-Quds” International Photography Contest

Call for Applications: “Faces of Al-Quds” International Photography Contest

The Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation (ICYF-DC) announces a call for applications on “Faces of Al-Quds” International Youth Photography Contest, held in cooperation with the High Council of Youth and Sports of Palestine; to be held under the programme “Al-Quds Al-Sharif – OIC Youth Capital 2018”.

The “Faces of Al-Quds” seeks to bring together young photographers to demonstrate their vision of Al-Quds al-Sharif, and its importance in terms of Islamic cultural heritage, inter-cultural and inter-civilizational dialogue, and the challenges to its sanctity under Israeli occupation. It will create solidarity with the residents of the holy city, casting light on their lives, as well as the struggles and injustices they contend with on a daily basis. Beyond this, the contest would award recognition to young photographers with promise and talent; empowering and encouraging them to go further in their pursuit of photographic journalism and art.

The “Faces of Al-Quds” International Photography Contest will select “51 Photographs for 51 Years of Al-Quds Occupation” of Israeli occupation to raise consciousness on the stark reality of life in Palestine.

Two application phases will be held for the photography contest.

  • The Early Bird Application deadline is April 1st 2018, with awards announced on April 17th Early Bird Applications will be considered for ‘First-place Winner’ and ‘Best Photograph Award’. Winning entries will be featured in exhibitions in Palestine, the 4th Islamic Conference of Youth and Sports Ministers in Baku, Azerbaijan, and across other OIC member states and world capitals.
  • The Best Awards Application deadline begins on August 1st 2018, with the Awards Ceremony to take place on the OIC Youth DaySeptember 3rd 2018.

Following the contest, the remainder of submissions will be posted weekly on social media to international audiences for the remainder of the year.

CONTEST THEMES

  1. “Al-Quds al-Sharif: Cradle of Civilizations”

Photographs of cultural, civilizational or religious significance, scenes and sites, taken in the holy city of Al-Quds that capture the spiritual, historical and civilizational depths of the ancient city.

  1. “Al-Quds Al-Sharif: City under Siege”

Photographs of the difficulties and challenges of life; specifically in visiting al-Quds sanctuaries under Israeli occupation; that capture and document challenges to the sanctity, soul and religious character of al-Quds al-Sharif.

  1. “Faces of Al-Quds”

Photographs of the daily life of residents of al-Quds al-Sharif under Israeli occupation; that capture their spirit of resilience, challenges, perseverance, griefs and hopes.

CONTEST POLICY & ELIGIBILITY

  1. This contest is open to youth of all faiths and nationalities between the ages of 18 and 35. Non-professional photographers are particularly encouraged to participate.
  2. Participation in the contest is open to all and free of charge.
  3. To make a mobile phone submissions, post your photo with the following Hashtag: #AlQudsOICYouthCapital2018#AlQuds51for51, tagging the Faces of al-Quds account: instagram.com/facesofalquds, and sending the photo and your full name by Direct Message.
  4. There is no limit regarding the number of submissions.
  5. Following registration, photographers should upload their photos at the following registration form (goo.gl/rQXi7j), no later than 1st April 2018 at 23:59 al-Quds Local Time for the Early Bird Application, and no later than August 1st 2018 at 23:59 al-Quds Local Time for the Best Awards Application.
  6. Under all contest themes, monochrome and color photos must be uploaded as a file with DPI up to 72 pixels in JPG format and RGB colour model. The longest side should be 1500 pixels with a ratio of 2*3 or 1*1. The Photoshop output level of the photos should not be less than 10. Panorama photos are not accepted.
  7. No photo geometric, watermarking or structural editing is allowed. The photos can only be edited up to the extent that the originality of the photo is not altered. Recoloring, adjusting contrast, brightness and cropping photos are allowed if the originality of the photo is not altered.
  8. Entries cannot be submitted elsewhere.
  9. The photographers whose photos are selected and printed in the contest booklet are conferred award recognition, and granted copyright (excluding the selected finalist works).
  10. Selected entries for the exhibition will be put on display throughout different events around the world.
  11. By submission of the image, the applicant accepts the terms of the contest. They are considered the sole owner of the photos. The entrant is accountable for any legal or penal consequences arising from copyright infringement on the part of them.

SELECTION PROCESS

An international jury who will select winners will judge the entries submitted by these photographersThe jury’s decisions are final and binding in all respects and not subject to appeal. Submitted entries will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Message
  • Originality and creativity of expression
  • Photo composition
  • Quality of execution

AWARDS

  1. “Al-Quds al-Sharif: Cradle of Civilizations” Awards:

First-place Winner: award recognition, contest award statuette and $1000 cash prize,

Best Photograph Award:  award recognition, contest award statuette and $500 cash prize,

  1. “Al-Quds Al-Sharif: City under Siege” Awards:

First-Place Winner: award recognition, contest award statuette and $1000 cash prize,

Best Photograph Award: award recognition, contest award statuette and $500 cash prize,

  1. “Faces of al-Quds” Awards:

First-Place Winner: award recognition, contest award statuette and $1000 cash prize,

Best Photograph Award:  award recognition, contest award statuette and $500 cash prize,

*** 10 outstanding works for each category will also be conferred award recognition

Additional Honorary Awards:

  • Amateur Photographer of the Year: 5 entries
  • Professional Photographer of the Year: one entry
  • Palestinian Photographer of the Year: one entry
  • Youth Photographer of the Year: one entry
  • Best Tourist Photographer: one entry
  • Best Mobile Photograph: one entry
  • Best Portrait Photograph: one entry
  • Best Black and White Photograph: one entry

The 2018 HRLA Bursary Scheme is Now Open for applications

The 2018 HRLA Bursary Scheme is NOW OPEN for applications.

Completed applications must be submitted to bursary@hrla.org.uk no later than 10pm Monday 21 May 2018.

HRLA Bursary Policy 2018

HRLA Bursary Application Form 2018

 

The HRLA recognises that those without independent financial backing can sometimes be unable to take up internships, work placements and other either unpaid or poorly paid work in human rights law. He or she may therefore miss out on these opportunities and this can lead to their being disadvantaged when applying for jobs within the human rights field. To assist people in this position, in 2006 the HRLA established a bursary scheme to assist law students, either those currently studying (either undergraduate degree, postgraduate studies or LPC/BPTC/Law Conversion Course) or those who have recently graduated, in undertaking such work.

Each year, the HRLA will provides at least one grant of £3,500 and a number of small awards up to £1,500 per person awards from an annual bursary fund, provided there are suitable applicants. The applicant who receives the highest score for their application will be awarded the Peter Duffy Memorial Award. This special bursary award commemorates the innovative and groundbreaking UK human rights lawyer, Peter Duffy.

The bursary money is to be used to enable the successful applicants to undertake work related to human rights law that he or she would otherwise be unable to afford to do. That work need not take place in the United Kingdom, but it must be relevant to human rights law in the United Kingdom.

If this sounds like it could be for you, please read through the Bursary Scheme policy document which provides details on eligibility and how to apply. If you still have questions, please contact us via the contact page.

All-Expense-Paid College Journalism Program + Scholarships & Internships for Asian American students

Only one week left to apply for Voices 2018!

Please pass along the info to your students and network. A reminder that Voices is AAJA’s ALL-EXPENSES-PAID college journalism program and the deadline to apply is Sunday, March 25.

We also have a listing of scholarship and internship grants currently available to students. Please see the respective deadlines below.

Check out the scholarship website – https://www.aaja.org/scholarships-internship-grants

  • Intern for AsAmNews: Earn college credit and valuable experience at AsAmNews. This internship is open until a qualified applicant is selected.
  • 2018 N3Con Columbia Journalism School Student Fellowship: Three $750 fellowships available for current students to offset costs for registration, travel, accommodations and meals for AAJA-Asia’s 2018 N3Con: New.Now.Next. Media Conference in Hong Kong. The application deadline is March 30, 2018.
  • Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship: In partnership with Facebook, AAJA will award five scholarships of $10,000 each to juniors, seniors and graduate students pursuing a degree in digital media/journalism/communications. The application deadline is April 8, 2018.
  • Columbia Journalism School Student Fellowship: Five $750 fellowships available for current students to offset costs for registration, travel, accommodations and meals for the 2018 AAJA National Convention in Houston. The application deadline is April 15, 2018.
  • Stanford Chen Internship Grant: $1,750 available to offset living expenses and costs for college juniors, seniors and graduate students in journalism who have secured a summer 2018 internship. The application deadline is April 22, 2018.
  • William Woo Print and Online News Internship Grant: $1,000 available to support students and recent graduates who have secured a print or online news internship for the summer of 2018. The application deadline is April 22, 2018.
  • Broadcast News Internship Grants: Up to $1,000 offered to support an Asian American male who has secured a broadcast news internship for the summer of 2018 through the Lloyd LaCuesta internship grant fund; and up to $250 offered to a student with a 2018 summer broadcast news internship through the Sam Chu Lin internship grant fund. The application deadline is April 22, 2018
  • CIC/Anna Chennault Scholarship: $5,000 available to graduating high school seniors and college students who are passionate about journalism. This grant pays for educational costs and travel to the 2018 AAJA National Convention in Houston. The application deadline is April 22, 2018.

  • Mary Quon Moy Ing Memorial Scholarship: Up to $2,000 available to current college students, graduate students and graduating high school seniors interested in pursuing journalism as a career. The application deadline is April 22, 2018.

Call for Applications, UNAOC Fellowship Programme 2018

New York, March 12th 2018 — The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) is pleased to launch the Call for Applications for the 2018 edition of its Fellowship Programme. The Call is open to participants between 25 to 35 years old, from the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and North America, with a strong interest in intercultural exchanges. The theme of the Fellowship 2018 being “Fostering youth resilience to prevent violent extremism and build sustainable peace”, candidates must also be able to present professional achievements in these fields.

The Call will lead to the selection of a group of twelve young leaders from Europe, North-America (EUNA) on one end, and a group of twelve young leaders from the Middle East and North-Africa (MENA) on the other end. Participants from each geographic area will travel to their counterparts’ region for two weeks.

The goal of the Fellowship is to provide participants with first hand exposure to cultural diversity, while interacting with a wide range of local actors and partners. In every country they visit, participants will acquire crucial comprehension tools to help them understand the plurality of their host country’s culture, politics, society, religion, and media.

Candidates have until Sunday, April 8th 2018 11:59pm EST to apply.

Taco Bell Foundation’s Scholarship

HTTPS://WWW.TACOBELLFOUNDATION.ORG/LIVE-MAS-SCHOLARSHIP/

THE SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE INNOVATORS, CREATORS AND DREAMERS

That’s right! The Live Más Scholarship is not based on your grades or how well you play sports. No essays, no test scores, no right or wrong answers. We’re looking for the next generation of innovators, creators and dreamers.

 

In 2018, the Taco Bell Foundation will be awarding $3 million in Live Más Scholarships. $1 million will be awarded through our new applicant program, $1.5 million through our renewal program for previous recipients, and $500,000 through our program for Taco Bell restaurant employees.

 

Create an account and submit a video (2 minutes or less in length) that tells us the story of your life’s passion. It could be a short film, animation or just a simple testimonial. This is not about how well you can make a film – we just want you to show us your passion and explain why you should be considered for a Live Más Scholarship.

HOW TO CREATE YOUR VIDEO ENTRY

You don’t have to be an aspiring filmmaker – you just have to showcase your passion.

TECHNICAL STUFF

Think about filming this video on your phone, computer, tablet, your school or library’s computer lab, or on any other MP4 video enabled camera to which you have access. Your video must be 2 minutes or less to ensure it’s easy to upload to the application.

Chinese American Planning Council (CPC) seeking summer interns

The Chinese American Planning Council (CPC) are seeking candidates for their summer internship program, Incident Review Committee and in social work or related area. More info below.

 

CPC’s 2018 Summer Internship Program (applications due April 6, 2018)

CPC is seeking motivated, highly conversant individuals who want to work in NYC’s Asian American nonprofit environment. Interns will be compensated. Program description is attached and available on their website.

 

Health Care Professional for CPC Incident Review Committee

The Chinese-American Planning Council is seeking important members to join its Incident Review Committee (IRC). CPC operates several special needs programs for developmentally disabled clients and their family members (funded through the state’s Office for People With Developmental Disabilities [OPWDD]) primarily from our Queens and Brooklyn offices.  We need to bring on at least one health care provider (physician, registered nurse, nurse practitioner, psychologist) to this committee.  Membership in our IRC is a community service, and is voluntary and unpaid. Majority of our meetings are held over conference call. Suggestions and inquiries should be directed to Steve Yip, director of operations, at syip@cpc-nyc.org

 

Resident Wellness Coordinator for Hong Ning Housing for the Elderly

CPC is seeking a qualified individual in social work (or related area) to fill the position of Resident Wellness Coordinator to be based in Hong Ning Housing. The Resident Wellness Coordinator’s primary responsibility is to provide both individual case work services and socialization opportunities to residents residing in the CPC-affiliated housing units at Hong Ning Senior Housing. More info attached and available on their website.

 

Please pass on to your networks and direct any questions to Steve Yip (syip@cpc-nyc.org).

Call for Applications, International Youth Summit 2018 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Deadline:  28 February 2018
Open to: young people between the ages of 18 and 27 years old, from around the world
Venue: 29– 31 March 2018 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Description

Young Leaders Development Project (YLDP) under Uzbekistan Teachers of English Association (UzTEA) announces admission to the International Youth Summit 2018 (IYS 2018).

Brief information about Summit: The International Youth Summit is held annually starting from 2016. The Summit is considered as one of the first youth events in Uzbekistan conducted in English. The participants of the Summit will be selected through submission of online application from all regions of the Republic and foreign countries. The Summit will last three days during which participants will be divided into several groups for creating socially significant projects. Moreover, during these three days the various seminars and trainings will be conducted for Summit participants, as a result of which, they will be able to create and present new projects, the best of which will be implemented by YLDP and investors. The projects as “YLDP Summer School”, “Plov4Love”, “Back2Reality” and Annual Youth Plenary Session are the results of Summits 2016 and 2017, which were implemented with the support of YLDP. The students of lyceums, colleges and high educational institutions as well as applicants and youth with the same interests and hobbies were united in aforementioned projects.

Aim of the Summit: The ultimate goal of the Summit is to create a special platform for young activists of our country and foreign countries, where they can exchange experience, knowledge and ideas as well as acquire new skills. Taking into consideration that the Summit is international, it would assist to form the right opinion of young activists of the Republic of Uzbekistan about foreign countries, and conversely the guests of the Republic will be able to obtain clear and detailed information about Uzbekistan.

The Summit is divided into following sub-conferences:

  • Information Technology
  • Ecology
  • Social Development
  • Nation Branding
  • Architecture

Eligibility

The youth from all over the world aged from 18 to 27 can take part in this Summit. The working language is English.

Application

Deadline for applications: February 28, 2018

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, please write to: tashkentyouthsummit@gmail.com.

All news can be found from our official Facebook page and Telegram channel.

 

Call for Applications, 2018 Taiwan-US Policy Program

This ambitious program educates and informs mid-level experts (age 28-43) about Taiwan and U.S.-Taiwan relations. TUPP consists of two consecutive programs, including seminars in Washington, D.C. and a research trip to Taiwan. The first year of the program was conducted from August 16-29, 2017. More information about TUPP, including information for next year’s program, and how to apply, can be found on this page.

TUPP is a groundbreaking two-week program that enhances the understanding of Taiwan among future American policy leaders. It provides a unique opportunity for America’s emerging leaders to gain the necessary personal experiences in Taiwan that will enable them to appreciate Taiwanese perspectives on cross-Strait matters, Taiwan’s role in the world, and the importance of U.S.-Taiwan relations.

In 2018, TUPP is expected to be held in June. The program will begin with 2-3 days in Washington, D.C. where the delegation will be briefed by U.S. officials, academics, and think tank experts. This will be followed by the Taiwan leg of the trip, where TUPP fellows will visit several cities and meet with a range of individuals from government, business, non-governmental organizations, and academia. The trip will involve exposure to Taiwan’s culture, history, and politics.

TUPP fellows are expected to have a demonstrated history of professional achievement and interest in policy. Applicants should range in age from 28 to 43 years old and have functional as well as regional expertise. Stipends are not provided, but all program related expenses are covered.

The program offers an unparalleled opportunity for America’s future policy leaders to benefit from exposure to Taiwan. Each participant will gain transformative in-country knowledge that will empower them to analyze future challenges involving Taiwan and undertake informed policy decisions and analysis.

Funding for TUPP in 2017 was provided by the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation, the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy, the Global Taiwan Institute, the London School of Economics Alumni Association, as well as a few private donors.

Eligibility:

  • Minimum of a master’s degree
  • Minimum of three years of work experience in a think tank, government agency, or university
  • Individuals do not need to be specifically China/Taiwan or regional experts
  • Should have either never been to Taiwan or only traveled to Taiwan on vacation or to attend a conference
  • Do not need to reside in Washington, D.C.
  • All participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents

Commitment:

Fellows will be expected to commit two weeks (June 2018) in Washington and Taiwan. All fellows will be required to write a short article on a topic related to U.S. policy toward Taiwan upon conclusion of the program.

 

In order to apply, register HERE.

The official web-page.