Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

Deadline: 17 February 2014
Open to: students of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Informatics
Scholarship: €7,000 for year

Description

Google is committed to helping the innovators of the future make the most of their talents by providing scholarships for Computer Science students with disabilities. As part of a commitment, we’ve partnered with EmployAbility, a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting students with disabilities while they pursue education and promising careers.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Be currently enrolled at a university in Europe for the 2013-2014 academic year
  • Intend to be enrolled or accepted as a full-time student in a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD program at a university in Europe for the 2014-2015 academic year
  • Be studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Informatics, or a closely related technical field
  • Maintain a strong academic record
  • Exemplify leadership and a passion for Computer Science and technology
  • Have a disability (defined as a long-term or recurring issue that impacts one or more major activities that others may consider a daily function). This definition also includes the perception among others that a disability exists.

Scholarship

Recipients of the Google Scholarship for Students with Disabilities will each receive a €7,000 scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year. Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of the applicant’s academic background, leadership skills and demonstrated passion for Computer Science.

Application

The application deadline is 17 February 2014, 17:00 GMT. Recipients will be selected based on the overall strength of their essays and application materials compared to the entire applicant pool.

Applicants will be asked to complete an online application HERE through EmployAbility which includes:

  • General background information (i.e. contact information and details about your current and intended universities for the 2014-2015 school year)
  • Resume/CV
  • Academic transcripts from your current and prior institutions (if you have earned a prior degree)
  • A reference letter from a professor, instructor, adviser or supervisor
  • Responses to essay questions

Questions? Visit the Frequently Asked Questions HERE or email at googlescholarship@employ-ability.org.uk.

Read the official website HERE.

Traineeship at the European Parliament

AzeDer announces the  call for application for traineeship at the European Parliament.

The duration of the traineeship: March-May 2014

Deadline for submitting the documents: 10 January 2014

 Eligibility criteria for the applicants:

1. Applicants must  be university graduates and post-graduates abroad or are currently enrolled in  in degree programs overseas.

2. Applicants must be fluent in at least one of the following languages: English, German or French ( written and oral).

 

The applicants who want to participate in the traineeship program should email their CV and Cover Letter to info@azeder.org. CVs and Cover letters must be written in English. The deadline for sending the documents is January 10, 2014.

The traineeship  is  offered on fully paid (accommodation and living expences covered), partially paid (only accommodation is provided) or non-paid (accommodation and living costs are not covered) basis. Applicants are kindly required to state one of the above-mentioned options in their applications.

The project is carried out with the financial support of  “Partner” International Dialogue and Cooperation.

International Summer University 2014 , Russia

Deadline: 01 June 2014
Open to: all students, including those who have no prior knowledge of the Russian language.
Venue: 1 July – 10 August 2014, Moscow – St. Petersburg

Description

  • Are you interested in democratic movements both East and West?
  • And why culture matters?
  • Are you curious about what makes the economies of modern world so similar and so different?
  • Do you study Russian history and culture?
  • Are you planning a career as an internationally trained scholar, diplomat, international trader or NGO leader? Do you love Russian language?
  • Do you want to know the essentials of doing business in Russia?
  • Are you concerned with the future of Islam?
  • Would you like to analyze the game Russia, China and the U.S. play in Eurasia?
  • Do you want to learn more about environmental issues, food security, media workings, education and science systems etc.?

Among others, these questions will be addressed while you closely observe the changing political and social situation in one of the key regions in the world. You will see how difference can be made both for society in the Russian Federation and in the lives of future international professionals.

As the national leader in social sciences and humanities and a progressive university, the HSE starts a new initiative in international education in Russia. It is now launching international summer universities which will provide students from the USA, Western Europe and other parts of the world with unique opportunities to radically enhance their competencies in area studies and beyond.
Summer University 2014 will host both individual students and study groups from more than two international partner universities. A broad interdisciplinary selection of courses in politics, histories, economies and cultures of Russia and Eurasia, as well as Russian language classes of different levels, allows forming the groups’ curricula according to the demands of the home schools and individuals. The duration of the actual group study periods ranges from 2 to 6 weeks with the option of one week free of classes.
Add-ons: a wide social program and the option of having one or two weeks of study and cultural experience in St. Petersburg.
GENERAL COURSE LIST (different courses last from 2 to 8 sessions):

 

 

  1. General Introduction:

 

  1. Politics, IR

 

  1. Economy

 

  1. Society & History (NOTE: optionally, this set of classes may be held in St. Petersburg)

 

  1. Culture

 

  1. Russian Language: up to five different levels starting from complete beginners

Students are welcome to take a general course of Russian at the level through an on-line testing for placement.

PRACTICAL COURSE IN THE RUSSIAN LANGUAGE:

  • Elementary (by request)
  • Pre-Intermediate
  • Intermediate
  • Intermediate High/ Advanced Low
  • Advanced

 

 

Optional afternoon sessions in Russian:

Russian Literature, Culture, Business Russian, The Russian of Mass Media, Country Studies, Professional Writing in Russian, etc.These courses are designed for advanced speakers of Russian.

Eligibility

The summer university is open to all students, including those who have no prior knowledge of the Russian language. HSE invites those who study International Relations, History, Political Science and other social sciences and humanities to join.

Costs

The tentative per student fee for 6 credits/12 ECTS (96 contact hours) is $2,500–3,000. This includes not only classes, but also accommodation, airport transfer, visa support and at least one sight-seeing tour and one social event (dinner).  NOTE: A number of Scholarships will be available to especially qualified and motivated students and/or those who plan to join HSE international MA programs later.

Applications

The process of course selection ends on 1 June 2014.  Contact person: Oksana Chernenko ochernenko@hse.ru

http://www.hse.ru/international/summer

Would you like to visit Azerbaijan ?

Deadline: 16 February 2014
Open to: young students, researchers and professionals in the different fields of Cultural Heritage: chemistry, physics, biology, restoration, archaeology, architecture, etc.
Venue: 28-30 May 2014 , Agsu, Azerbaijan
Description:
YOCOCU (YOuth in COnservation of CUltural heritage) was born in 2008 with the aim to realize a network among young professionals and researchers, working in different fields of Cultural Heritage.
YOCOCU has soon become an extraordinary symbol of union where young students, researchers and professionals, ali animated by common goals, meet to tel! their own stories, to give their inputs to research and cultural growth in the different fields of Cultural Heritage: chemistry, physics, biology, restoration, archaeology, architecture.
 In YOCOCU young professionals, students and researchers are called to increase and strengthen their consciousness to be the main actors of the present and future society and the power for the development of new knowledge. This is the reason of YOCOCU: everyone works together for a collective interest and show this in a unique meeting, free and open to all.
 The past three editions (Rome 2008, Palermo 2010 and Antwerp 2012) have made YOCOCU a network for interdisciplinary and international collaborations.
Original papers addressing interesting and relevant topics of YOCOCU will be considered for the pubblication. Accepted papers will be published by The Periodico di Mineralogia (http://www.periodicodimineralogia.it/index.php/mineralogia).
The “Periodico” is an open access journal that covers all aspects of Mineralogy, Cristallography, Geochemistry, Ore deposits, Petrology, Volcanology, and applied topics on Environment, Archaeometry and Cultural Heritage.
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Eligibility:
For questions:  info@yococu.com
Costs
Registration completed with payment by 22 February 2014:
  • 20 euro: undergraduate students
  • 40 euro: MIRAS, IA-CS and Younger Chemists – Group of SCI Members, Participants to past YOCOCUs
  • 60 euro: all others (non-Members and PhD students)
Registration completed with payment after 22 February 2014
  • 40 euro: undergraduate students
  • 65 euro: MIRAS, IA-CS and Younger Chemists – Group of SCI Members, Participants past YOCOCUs past
  • 90 euro: all others (non-Members and PhD students)
The fee includes the following:
Conference fee accommodation during the conference (offered by MIRAS) meals during the conference technical excursion social and cultural events transportation Baku – Agsu (bus/minivan)
Application
We encourage work that introduces new ideas, methods and conceptualizations, research and understanding of the field, as well as analysis of both successes and failures. Please read the following guidelines carefully before submitting your abstract:
 Abstracts can only be submitted online via the conference profile on our website; submissions by fax, post or email will not be considered. Go to the registration form
All abstracts must be written in English.
It is the author’s responsibility to submit a correct abstract. Any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific fact in the abstract text will be reproduced as typed by the author.
Topics: 1-Metal, 2-Stone. 3-Glass and Ceramics, 4-Pigments and Paintings, 5-Organic materials and Textiles 6-Cultural and Educational Experiences, 7-Archaeology and Integrated studies
Author guidelines
Abstracts must describe in a succinct manner (max 1 page) the purposes and results of the research so that the quality, originality, and comprehensiveness of the work can be evaluated by the Conference Chairpersons. Each abstract should contain:
(a) a title which should be indicative of the content of the abstract;
(b) an introductory sentence indicating the purposes of the study;
(c) a brief description of pertinent experimental procedures;
(d) a summary of the new, unpublished data; and
(d) a statement of the conclusions.
Authors must accept sole responsibility for the statements in their abstracts.

Apply to Become an Atlas Corps Fellow

The Atlas Corps Fellowship is a 12-18 month professional fellowship offered three times a year for nonprofit leaders from around the world. Fellows serve full-time at Host Organizations located either in the United States or Latin America working on issues that complement their expertise. Fellows develop their leadership skills while sharing best practices and supplement daily knowledge with theoretical topics presented in the Atlas Corps Nonprofit Management Series. To become an Atlas Corps Fellow, please click on the appropriate “apply button” below:

Learn more about our special initiatives to serve in the United States:

 

Benefits and Responsibilities

 

What is Atlas Corps?

Atlas Corps is an international network of nonprofit leaders and organizations that promotes innovation, cooperation, and solutions to address the world’s 21st century challenges. Our mission is to address critical social issues by developing leaders, strengthening organizations, and promoting innovation through an overseas fellowship of skilled nonprofit professionals. Profiled as a “best practice” in international exchange by the Brookings Institution and featured in the Washington Post as a model social entrepreneurship program, Atlas Corps engages leaders committed to the nonprofit sector in 12 to 18 month, professional fellowships at organizations to learn best practices, build organizational capacity, and return home to create a network of global changemakers.

“The Atlas Corps Fellowship assisted me in growing both professionally and personally. The Fellowship allowed me to significantly understand cultures and values from all over the world, which has been very helpful for me to analyze a social problem from various perspectives. I encourage all social sector innovators and entrepreneurs to apply for this unique opportunity with the Atlas Corp Fellowship.”

-Shamila Keyani (Pakistan, Class 4)

– See more at: http://www.atlascorps.org/apply.php#sthash.D5c9iIPR.dpuf

Marjorie Susman Curatorial Fellowship, Chicago (USA

Deadline: 31 January 2014
Open to: exceptional candidates in art history, museum studies, and related fields with M.A. degree or in the final year of graduate work
Fellowship: a stipend of $25,000 plus selected benefits

Description

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA) is one of Chicago’s major museum institutions and one of the nation’s largest facilities devoted to the art of our time, offering exhibitions, performances, and programs of the most thought-provoking art created since 1945.

Considered one of the premiere curatorial training opportunities in the nation, the MCA’s Marjorie Susman Curatorial Fellowship is intended to offer an exceptional graduate-level candidate the opportunity to gain professional curatorial experience in a major museum setting. The Fellow is primarily responsible for exhibition- and/or collection-related research, with additional duties as appropriate to specific projects.

Eligibility

The MCA considers exceptional candidates in art history, museum studies, and related fields with a strong emphasis on art historical research and methodology. Qualified applicants must possess an M.A. degree or be in their final year of graduate work. The MCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Fellowship

As a 12-month commitment, the Fellow is exposed to all aspects of curatorial operations and participates in internal and external communications on a daily basis. With a start date of July 1, 2014, the full-time fellowship carries a stipend of $25,000 plus selected benefits.

Application

The application deadline is January 31, 2014. There are no application forms. Please note that application materials, including writing samples and any supplementary materials, will not be returned to candidates. All application materials should be typed and include the following:

  1. Cover letter with name, home and school addresses, and telephone numbers of the applicant.
  2. A full resume of education and employment history.
  3. Two letters of recommendation from academic and/or professional settings.
  4. An essay describing the applicant’s interest in the internship program, museum work, and reasons for applying.
  5. Two writing samples.
  6. Application materials should be sent to:

Internship Coordinator
Marjorie Susman Curatorial Fellowship
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 East Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

Please note: International candidates must be in possession of a valid US work visa for the entire fellowship period.

After reviewing all applications, a group of candidates are selected for either an in-person interview or telephone interview. Final notification to all applicants will be mailed by the end of April.

If you have any questions about applying for a fellowship please email to: MCarrasquilla@mcachicago.org.

For more information please visit the official website HERE.

Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2014

Professional photographers can apply for an award.

The Leica Oskar Barnack Award seeks entries depicting the relationship between man and the environment in a sequence of 10-12 images.

The contest also features two more categories: the Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award to any (prospective) professional photographer age 25 or under and the Leica Oskar Barnack Public Award.

The winner will receive a Leica M camera and a lens worth EUR10,000 (US$13,756) in addition to a cash prize of EUR10,000. The winner in the newcomer category will receive a Leica rangefinder camera, a lens worth EUR10,000 and a cash prize of EUR5,000 (US$6,875). The winner of the public category will be awarded with a cash prize of EUR2,500 (US$3,440).

Participants must send a series of photographs taken in 2013 or long-term projects containing at least one photo from 2013.

The deadline is Jan. 31.

For more information, click here.