Call for Applications, USINDO Summer Studies 2019 in Indonesia

Deadline:  8 February 2019
Open to: U.S. citizens between the ages of 18 and 30 years old
Venue: 23 May– 01 August 2019, Yogyakarta and Jakarta / Indonesia

Description

The program will begin with a three-day orientation in Yogyakarta, where participants will be introduced to the local committee, their language tutors from ILCIC Sanata Dharma University, as well as their host families. The participants will attend various sessions designed to enable them to create a richer and meaningful experience during their stay in Yogyakarta. These include Cross-Cultural Understanding session which will help students gain a comprehensive understanding of the cultural differences between Indonesian and American Culture, as well as an ‘Amazing Race’ challenge which will help familiarize students with key places in Yogyakarta in a fun and interactive way. The program ends with the students moving in to each host family.

Students will live with host families throughout their stay in Indonesia. The host family experience is intended to reinforce language studies during the day, and to give students the real experience of living with an Indonesian family. Indonesians are hospitable, welcoming people. Strong emphasis is placed on the importance of the family unit. By welcoming American students into their homes, host families welcome them to their daily routine and often invite them to participate as family members in significant events such as weddings. Significantly, the experience allows acquaintances and extended family of the host family to have exposure to young, educated Americans interested in Indonesia and willing to engage.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens, aged 18-30 years old, and university juniors or seniors, or graduate students, currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program. They may also be recent graduates (within 6 months) of any accredited U.S. college or university.

Costs

The program fee covers the following expenses of the program including return international and domestic air ticket, tuition, cultural program, field trip, special lecture, accommodation, two meals per day, visa, and travel insurance. Each student pays a fee of $2,000 toward these program costs, and the USINDO Summer Studies Program provides the substantial remainder of these program costs. All other incidentals are the responsibility of the student.

Application

We are accepting applications all year long. Applications and required documents must be received by USINDO no later than February 8, 2019 to be considered for the Summer 2019 intake. Applicants will be notified of the decisions on February 15, 2019. All of the following application documents must be submitted via email to usindojkt@usindo.org.

Personal statement: Please submit a 500-800 words personal statement describing your academic interests, career goals, interest in Indonesia, and how your participation in this Updated October 24, 2018 2019 USINDO Summer Studies Program | 5 program will enhance those interests and goals, as well as how your career might further the mission of the Society to promote more awareness of Indonesia in the United States, and why you chose to apply for the 2019 USINDO Summer Studies Program.

In addition to the personal statement, you may also submit a short introductory video of yourself. This video should be no more than one minute long and should serve the purpose of helping us get to know you and your motivation better beyond your personal statement. Please note that this video is optional. • Curriculum Vitae or Resume: Please submit a curriculum vitae or resume (not to exceed 10 pages). • Academic transcript(s): Please submit the latest academic transcript from the educational institution where you are currently enrolled or recently graduated from. Unofficial copies are acceptable. • Letter of recommendation: One (1) recommendation letter is required. The letter of recommendation may include the recommender’s assessment of your character, potentials, and accomplishments, with examples if possible; the recommender’s understanding of your academic/professional interests; and why the recommender would recommend you to be chosen as a 2019 USINDO Summer Studies participant. Recommenders must submit the letter of recommendation directly to usindojkt@usindo.org. Applicants are responsible for ensuring their applications are submitted on time. Only complete applications will be considered.

In order to apply, register HERE.

The 2019 Summer Studies Program Applications are available for download HERE. In addition to completing the application form, students are required to submit a 500-800 word personal statement, resume, transcript(s), and one letter of recommendation. For complete information on the program, please read below or download the information sheet HERE.

USINDO accepts applications all year long. Applications and required documents must be received by USINDO no later than February 8, 2019 to be considered for the Summer 2019 intake. Applicants will be notified of the decisions on February 222019. Additional questions can be directed to usindojkt@usindo.org.

The official web-page.

 

United States Senate Youth Program – Application Opens

Rising high school juniors and seniors may obtain a USSYP application through their high school principals, guidance counselors and social studies teachers OR they may inquire directly to their state selection contacts using this website (see selection contacts listing on home page). All student delegates to the United States Senate Youth Program are selected by state-level education officials – the United States Senate and The Hearst Foundations do not provide individual states’ applications or choose the delegates and alternates.


USSYP Selection Process – How to Qualify

Qualified high school junior or seniors must show demonstrated leadership by serving in elected or appointed positions in which they are actively representing a constituency in organizations related to student government, education, public affairs and community service.  They must be actively serving in qualified leadership positions, enrolled in high school and living in the state (and for these purposes the District of Columbia) that they will represent for the entire 2018 – 2019 academic year.

The DoDEA central administrative office will select the DoDEA delegates and alternates residing overseas. Military dependents who reside and attend schools in the U.S. shall apply for the program under the RESIDENCY ruling shown below.

Alternate delegates will be selected as replacements if a primary delegate is unable to participate in Washington Week. If the primary delegate is unable to  attend, The Hearst Foundations must be notified in advance.  Attendance during the entire Washington Week program is required to receive the financial scholarship; appropriate disposition of scholarship funds will be determined by the program director in the event a primary delegate is unable to attend the program due to emergency circumstances.

Selection will be based on the student’s outstanding abilities and demonstrated qualities of leadership in an elected or appointed high school student office for the entire 2018-2019 school year. A student who graduates high school at the close of the fall 2018 semester / quarter is not eligible to apply for the program, and students other than DoDEA delegates must be residing in one state of primary residence in the U.S. during the 2018-2019 academic year to participate.

Any high school junior or senior student is eligible for the program provided he or she has not previously been a delegate to Washington Week and has not received a USSYP scholarship.

RESIDENCY – Each student must be a legal permanent resident or citizen of the United States at the time of application.  Students must be enrolled for the entire academic year in a public or independent high school located in the state (and for these purposes the District of Columbia) in which at least one of their parents or guardians currently resides. Home-educated students must be approved by their state department of education to apply.

1. The student must hold a leadership position in any one of the following student government, civic or educational organizations during the entire 2018-2019 academic year:

    1. Student Body president, vice president, secretary or treasurer
    2. Class president, vice president, secretary or treasurer
    3. Student Council representative
    4. A National Honor Society officer (including discipline-based Honor Societies such as the National English and Social Studies Honor Societies that include service components)
    5. Student representative elected or appointed (appointed by a panel, commission or board) to a local, district, regional or state-level civic, service and/or educational organization approved by the state selection administrator

Participation or holding an officer position in academic clubs and/or educational competition programs/conferences do not qualify a student for USSYP, although many students who qualify participate in these activities.

2. The positions listed below do NOT qualify the student for the program:

  • Attendance or officer position at Boys/Girls Nation or State summer conference
  • Member of the National Honor Society (serving as an elected officer for the organization for the entire school year is acceptable)
  • A founder or chairperson of a self-created group
  • A participant, captain or officer in Mock Trial, Debate Team, Model U.N. or other academic club, conference or competition where the primary engagement is for the individual educational enrichment

3. Exceptions to the residency requirement will only be made in the following cases:

  • Students from DoDEA overseas will represent the state(s) of which the parents/guardians are U.S. legal voting residents. Students attending DoD schools in the U.S. or students enrolled through U.S. military bases in local schools must be residing in the state in which their school is located for the entire academic year.
  • Students may reside in a state other than the state in which they attend school if they are enrolled in the only designated public high school available to them in a school district that crosses contiguous state borders through legal interstate agreement. Students in these schools shall make application to the program through the state where the high school is located and shall represent that state if selected.

Call for Applications, 2nd International Youth Summit in Lahore, Pakistan

Deadline:  30 September 2018
Open to: participants between the ages of 18 and 35 years old,from around the world
Venue: 26 November – 2 December 2018 in Lahore, Pakistan

Description

After the masterstroke of the 1st international youth summit, now it’s time to pull our sleeves for another prodigious event. The 2nd international youth summit will extend over seven days. Summit will aim to highlight a dynamic and principled process of promoting the values, relations and institutions that enable youth to participate in social, economic, cultural and political life on the bases of equal rights and dignity. Summit will focus majorly on engaging societies in order to foster them that are stable, safe and societies that are based on promotion and protection of human rights, as well as respect the value of dignity of each individual, diversity, pluralism, tolerance, non-discrimination, non-violence, equal opportunities, solidarity, security and participation of all people, including disadvantaged and vulnerable groups and persons. People especially youth will be provided with a space to showcase cultural ideologies as youth is very enthusiastic about cultural identities as they have their own cultures through which they make a statement about themselves.

The Summit will take place in the cultural capital of Pakistan, Lahore.

Eligibility

In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • Young activists, professionals, young entrepreneurs, representatives of NGOs, academics, and journalists are eligible for applying to be a part of the summit. The call is open to participants from around the world.
  • Age Limit: 18 – 35 (Flexibility regarding the age limit will be decided on a case by case basis by the Selection Committee)

Costs

All Local Logistics including Local transport(Includes Pick and Drop from Lahore International Airport), Food and Accommodation will be the responsibility of the Organizers whereas travel from and to Lahore, Pakistan will be the responsibility of the Delegates themselves.

Application

In order to apply, register HERE.

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.