Harvard Model Congress Asia 2017, Hong Kong, China

Deadline: 19 September 2016
Open to: international high school students
Venue: 5-8 January 2017, Hong Kong, China

Description

Harvard Model Congress Asia is a global conference where international high school students learn and experience government while playing the roles of officials in the United States government and several international political bodies. HMC Asia strives to educate and foster the next generation of global leaders by offering a truly interactive program, featuring one-on-one communication with Harvard students, debate on pressing global issues, and cross-cultural connections among delegates from throughout Asia and around the world.

Students from more than twenty nations converge at the conference and work together to address challenges facing governments across the world. At HMCA students discuss contemporary political issues, draft policy, report news stories, and decide court cases, all under the guidance of Harvard University students. HMC Asia is an officially recognized and wholly student-run organization at Harvard College. HMCA teaches students about government and international relations by providing insights into pressing global issues and by offering a forum to discuss possible solutions. HMCA’s staff of talented Harvard undergraduate students, selected after a competitive application process, strives to encourage a passion for government and international relations by simulating international organizations and the United States government.

Eligibility

  • International high school students, next generation of global leaders.

Costs

  • Delegate Fee: USD 295/person;
  • For HMCA 2017, both full scholarships (covers delegate fee, lodging, and transportation costs) and partial scholarships (covers delegate fee) will be awarded to support delegates for whom financial need would be a barrier to attendance;
  • Harvard Model Congress relies on student participant fees to cover all of our costs, which range from staff transportation to printed materials. The delegate fee includes all aspects of the conference (with the exception of hotel accommodations and meals), as well as an HMC Asia 2017 T-shirt. This fee must be paid for each delegate who is attending the conference. Delegate fees must be paid within 2 weeks of registering for the conference. Roles will not be assigned until the delegate fee is paid.

Application

All scholarship application materials must be submitted by Monday, 19 September 2016 at noon (12:00PM) Eastern Standard Time.

  1. Student Application Form;
  2. Video;
  3. Faculty Advisor Recommendation Form.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Director of Scholarships and Outreach, Andrew O’Donohue, at  scholarships@hmcasia.org.

For more information, please check out the official website.

The 2016 GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security

Deadline:  30 September 2016
Open to: a project or body of work by any individual, or group of individuals, or organisation, (from private or public sectors)
Prize: a cash award of CHF 10,000, as well as a ceremonial awards dinner in Geneva, including all travel and accommodation expenses covered by the GCSP.

Description

In 2015, under the umbrella of its Creativity and Innovation Initiative, the GCSP and its Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme established a prize in order to recognise deserving individuals or organisations that have an innovative approach to addressing international security challenges.

The prize is designed to reach across all relevant disciplines and fields. It seeks to reward the most inspiring, innovative and ground-breaking contribution of the year, whether this comes in the form of an initiative, invention, research publication, or organisation.

The prize consists of a cash award of CHF 10’000, a ceremonial awards dinner in Geneva, and all travel expenses for the winner.

The 1st GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security was awarded on 26 November 2015 to a project entitled “Improve the Protection of Children in Conflict – Expanding the function of the ‘Children and Armed Conflict Mobile Application’ towards MRM practitioners in the field”.

Eligibility

  1. The prize is awarded for a project or body of work by any individual, or group of individuals, or organisation, (from private or public sectors) which contributes to global security, and has been submitted for consideration according to these rules and regulations. No more than one submission per applicant is allowed.
  2. Submissions may come from any country, but the project should go beyond national borders in its reach or thinking

Prize

  • The Prize is CHF 10’000 in cash, and no equivalent or alternative will be provided. The prize will be awarded to the winner at a Gala Dinner ceremony in Geneva. In addition to the prize, all travel to, and attendance at the Gala Dinner, will be paid by the GCSP. Travel includes, where applicable, standard or economy-class round-trip air travel to Geneva from the nearest international airport, and overnight accommodation. This applies to the winner, or a representative of the winning individual or group. Travel will be organised and paid for by the organisers in coordination with the winner, who agrees to provide the relevant personal details necessary for organising such travel.

Application

Applications will be evaluated by a panel of judges – senior practitioners from international organisations, governments and the private sector. The panel will be co-chaired by the GCSP director, Ambassador Christian Dussey, and the Head of the Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme, Professor Nayef Al-Rodhan. The winner will be announced at an award ceremony held in Geneva on 17 November 2016.

Please visit www.gcsp.ch to read the Prize rules and regulations and fill out the online Application form. The deadline for full submissions, which must be sent to  innovation.prize@gcsp.ch, is 30 September 2016.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to:  innovation.prize@gcsp.ch.

The official web-page.

UNIDO’s 50th Anniversary Global Start-up Business Plan Contest

Deadline:  23 September 2016
Open to:  potential and existing entrepreneur(s), aged between 18-35, with a new business idea or startup in an early stage
Award:  1st Place 15,000 USD / 2nd Place 10,000 USD / 3rd Place 5,000 USD

Description

The Global Start-up Business Plan Competition (GSBPC) aims to stimulate and unleash the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation among aspiring and existing entrepreneurs with ideas that contribute to their personal economic benefit and towards developing their communities.

The main points to focus on are:

  • The business idea – uniqueness, viability, relevance;
  • The product and services – description, impact, market need;
  • Competitor analysis – description, opportunities;
  • Target market – definition;
  • Marketing plan – nature, relevance, objectives;
  • Start-up costs and financials.

The three participants or teams with the best business plans will be invited to attend the prize-winners’ event in Vienna on 21 to 25 November 2016, during the celebration of UNIDO’s 50th Anniversary.

Eligibility

  • Participants must be aged between 18 and 35;
  • Entrepreneurs with a new business idea;
  • An existing entrepreneur(s) with a startup in its early stages;
  • Participants must use the Business Plan Template;
  • Individuals or teams of maximum 3 members;
  • Applications must be completed in English.

Award

The winner  will receive the following start-up capital: 

  • 1st Place: 15,000 USD;
  • 2nd Place: 10,000 USD;
  • 3rd Place: 5,000 USD.

All three winners will additionally be rewarded with:

  • A UNIDO certificate;
  • Increased visibility for their start-up;
  • A round-trip from home country to the UNIDO Headquarters in Vienna, Austria;
  • Accommodation and health insurance in Vienna (from the 21 to 25 November 2016).

Application

A number of criteria will be used to assess the applications. It is important to adequately address each of these factors, in order to successfully present a well-rounded business plan. Further details are available in the Business Plan Template.

Applications must either be submitted through AICEI’s registration form website or via email: business-plan@unido.org

For more information on the competition, please see the competition flyer.

The Malaysian International Scholarship (MIS) for Foreign Students in Malaysia, 2016-2017

Deadline:  15 September 2016
Open to: International students
Scholarship: Air tickets; An approved tuition fees; Monthly maintenance allowance; Annual grant for books and internal travel; Medical / Health Insurance; nstallation and Termination grant ; Thesis allowance ; Visa

Description

The Malaysian International Scholarship (MIS) is an initiative by the Malaysian Government to attract the best brain from around the world to pursue advanced academic studies in Malaysia. This scholarship aims to support Malaysian Government’s effort to attract, motivate and retain talented human capital from abroad.

Talented international students with excellent academic records and outstanding co-curricular backgrounds are welcomed to apply for this scholarship and further their studies in any selected and well-established Malaysian public and private universities. This scholarship is divided into two (2) categories of study: Postgraduate and Post-doctoral Studies.

Applicants must be obtained a minimum of Second Class Upper (Honours) or a CGPA of 3.5/4.0at Bachelor Degree Level for Masters Degree applicants and for PhD candidates must possess CGPA 3.5/4.0 or very good result at Masters degree level in a similar field of intended PhD study.

Eligibility

· To be eligible for Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS), applicants must fit the following criteria:-

  1. Not be more than 40 years (Postgraduate) and 45 years (Post-doctoral) of age during application.
  2. Obtained a minimum of Second Class Upper (Honours) or a CGPA of 3.5/4.0at Bachelor Degree Level for Masters Degree applicants and for PhD candidates must possess CGPA 3.5/4.0 or very good result at Masters degree level in a similar field of intended PhD study. In addition, for post-doctoral programme, the selection will be evaluated based on the number of books produced, refereed/non refereed journals, portfolio and patent copyright. The Post-Doctoral candidate must have excellent reputation in research and possesses knowledge related to the research to be carried out.
  3. Took one of the following English Language Proficiency Test not more than two years before the date of application. The list of tests and minimum scores required:
    1. IELTS Academic Test with a score of at least 6.5; or
    2. TOEFL paper-based test with a score of at least 580 or computer-based test with a score of at least 230 or internet-based test with a score at least 92.
  4. In excellent health condition and certified by a Certified Doctor/Medical Professional. The cost of medical examination is to be borne by the applicants.
  5. Wrote a proposal that is relevant to the field of studies.
  6. Has applied for and gained admission to postgraduate and post-doctoral studies in Malaysia (conditional letters of offer will be accepted at the time of application or has a confirmation of acceptance or affiliation with the Universities in Malaysia).

Scholarship

Each scholarship consists of:

  • Air tickets from recipient’s capital city to Malaysia
  • An approved tuition fees
  • Monthly maintenance allowance
  • Annual grant for books and internal travel
  • Medical / Health Insurance
  • Installation and Termination grant
  • Thesis allowance
  • Visa

Application

Applications will be considered according to the following selection criteria:-

  1. High-level academic achievement
  2. The quality of the research proposal and its potential contribution towards advancement of technology and human well-being.
  3. Excellent communication, writing and reading skills in English Language

Application deadline is September 15, 2016.

In order to apply, register HERE.

Applications will be download form below:-

  1. Confirmation of Completion Study
  2. Application for Family Allowance
  3. Refund Application Form
  4. Application for Thesis Allowance
  5. Endorsement Form
  6. Medical Report
  7. Recommendation Letter
  8. How to convert documents to PDF format

For further enquiries, please contact us::  international@mohe.gov.my.

The official web-page.

Akademie Schloss Solitude Residency Program for 2017–2019

Deadline: 30 November 2016
Open to: persons up to 35 or if older who have completed a university or college degree within the past five years
Fellowship: stipend amounting to EUR 1,150 monthly and a combined apartment / studio plus many benefits

Description

Akademie Schloss Solitude is granting Approx. 70 Residental Fellowships of 3-12 months in duration. More than 1.300 artists from more than 120 countries have developed and advanced projects at the Akademie since its opening in 1990, creating a close-knit, global network of Solitude alumni that expands from year to year.

International artists are invited to apply from the following disciplines: Architecture (design, landscape architecture, urban planning), Visual Arts (including performance art), Performing Arts (stage design, dramatic texts, dramaturgy, musical theater, performance, direction, drama, dance), Design (fashion, costume, product and furniture design, visual communication), Literature (essay, criticism, poetry, prose, translation), Music/Sound (interpretation, sound installation, sound performance, composition), Time-based Media (including video, video installation, documentary and fiction film) and Web-based Media (web design, web development/coding, web art and digital journalism). Furthermore, scholars, scientists and professionals from the disciplines of the Humanities, Social Sciences(Culture and Geopolitics), Economy/Economics (Urban Policy) and History (its practices of writing and politics in the contemporary).

The responsible specialist jurors make decisions on the allocation and the duration of the fellowships. Fellowships are granted for three to twelve months. One of the following three languages is assumed: German, English or French.

Eligibility

  • Persons up to 35 or if older who have completed a university or college degree within the past five years;
  • Several fellowships are also awarded regardless of the applicant’s age.

Fellowship

The fellowship includes the following:

  • A combined apartment / studio, furnished with electricity, water and heat free of charge;
  • A stipend amounting to EUR 1,150 monthly (plus one-time expenses incurred by the fellowship holder travelling to and from Stuttgart from his or her primary place of residence). The Akademie may also offer additional financial supplements, depending on its respective budget situation;
  • A supplement for so-called double housekeeping (subsidy for apartment or studio costs); freight cost subsidy for the transport of materials, tools and instruments to and from Stuttgart; a project promotion subsidy and a one-time materials subsidy; in the case of non-German guests (from non EU-countries), assumption of part of their health insurance expenses;
  • The use of the workshops owned by Akademie Schloss Solitude under the supervision of the technical director, are free of charge for fellowship holders.

Application

The next application round/call for applications for fellowships from 2017–2019 will take place from 1 September 2016 to 30 November 2016. Within this time frame only, applicants will be able to register on the application website and download the application form.

The link to the application website will be posted on the frontpage of the Solitude website as from 1 September 2016.

General information about the residency program of Akademie Schloss Solitude can be found under Residency.

Questions will only be answered by e-mail at  apply@akademie-solitude.de

For more information, please visit the official website.

2016 Training Course on Business & Diplomacy in Warsaw, Poland

The European Academy of Diplomacy (EAD)  is offering a  five-day  course on Business & Diplomacy. The program is designed for university students, young professionals and academia representatives who wish to advance their internationally-minded careers.

It aims to refine the skill-set, specific knowledge, and genuine experience in the growing field of lobbying and economic  diplomacy. By combining intensive lectures and training modules with detailed analysis of  current trade issues, the course offers a platform to engage with economic, political, legal, and cultural lenses.

Program Overview

Curriculum

EU Lobbying

  • EU Institutions and decision making process
  • EU scene: stakeholders and decision makers
  • Lobbying tools and strategies
  • Communication in lobbying

Trainer: Mr. Daniel Gueguen
Founder of Strategy and Lobbying at PACT European Affairs; 40 years of experience in EU public affairs; Founder of CLAN Public Affairs and the European Training Institute; Former Director General of the European Sugar Manufacturers; Former Secretary General of COPA-COGECA.

Business Negotiations

  • Theoretical introduction
  • Full day of case study based simulations

Trainer: Dr. Ilona Hunek
Assistant Professor at Koźmiński University ; active researcher and lecturer focusing on human issues in various organizations; coach and specialist in strategic and international negotiations, conflict resolution and diversity management.

Economic Diplomacy

  • Intersections of business and diplomacy
  • Introduction to economic diplomacy
  • Domestic and external decision making
  • Trade agreements (TTIP/TTP)
  • Main trade blocks and organizations (WTO, OECD)

Trainers:There are various trainers involved in this module, includingDr. WiesławKarsz:
Polish specialist in economic diplomacy, serving the Polish trade envoy to the WTO in 2003-9; Deputy head of the Polish Permanent Representation to the OECD in 2012-2014; International trade expert; Former panelist in WTO’s dispute settlements; Professor for Law & Economics and Jurisprudence at the University of Lodz)

-390 € without accommodation

-610 € with accommodation
-All participants are expected to arrange their own travel and visas if necessary.

For more information, please visit :http://diplomats.pl/ or contact

EAD International Programs Coordinator
Joanna Jasińska
 jjasinska@diplomats.pl

Peter J. Hengel Thai Scholarship Program

We communicated some time ago regarding the very generous Peter J. Hengel Thai Scholarship Program. The 2017 program has just opened for the 2017-18 academic year and I was hoping you would assist in getting the word out that this program is open and accepting applications. The eligibility requirements are:

        Males of Thai descent, age 23 or younger

        High school seniors or current postsecondary undergraduates who are

        Planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in Minnesota.

The program guidelines and application can be found at the following website:

http://sms.scholarshipamerica.org/hengel

When the link is clicked on, the applicant will see the program Guidelines, a form which explains how to complete the financial data section of the application and the application itself. The application postmark deadline is October 15, 2016 and is fast approaching. We ask that each applicant fill out the application completely and send an applicant appraisal, a transcript of grades from the past four years and pages 1 and 2 of parent or applicant tax return along with the application itself to the address listed on page 3 of the application

This very generous scholarship is intended to provide for 100% of the cost of tuition, fees, books and supplies. The scholarship is renewable up to three years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, as long as the recipient maintains full-time enrollment and satisfactory academic performance. Courses of study that take longer than four years may extend renewal eligibility if funding is available. Awards are for undergraduate study at a college or university preferably in Minnesota.

I thank you so much for assisting me in getting the word out regarding this very generous scholarship opportunity for male students of Thai decent.

Best Regards,

Kandy

Kandy Fraley <kfraley@ScholarshipAmerica.org>