Currently accepting applications for 2017. Applications due November 16, 2016.Apply now!
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. The CLS Program provides overseas foreign language instruction and cultural immersion experiences in 14 critical need languages for American undergraduate and graduate students. The program is pleased to announce the addition of Swahili as a new language option for the Summer 2016 application at the Beginning, Advanced Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels.
Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future academic and professional careers.
Eligibility and Application Overview
Public applications are accepted.Eligibility Requirements:
All applicants must be U.S. citizens.
Be enrolled in an accredited U.S. degree-granting program at the undergraduate (associate’s, bachelor’s) or graduate (master’s, doctoral, professional degree) level.
Applicants must be 18 by the beginning of the CLS Program.
Current undergraduate students must have completed at least one year of general college course-work by program start date (one year is defined as two semesters or three quarters).
Be in acceptable mental and physical health. Grantees will be required to submit a satisfactory Medical Information Form and Physician’s Statement.
The application for study or intern abroad during the summer and Fall/academic year terms open in mid-January, with a deadline in early March. Please see theDeadlines and Timelines for further details.
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program provides scholarships to U.S. undergraduates with financial need for study abroad, including students from diverse backgrounds and students going to non-traditional study abroad destinations. Established under the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000, Gilman Scholarships provide up to $5,000 for American students to pursue overseas study for college credit.
Critical Need Languages
Students studying critical need languages are eligible for up to $3,000 in additional funding as part of the Gilman Critical Need Language Supplement program. Those critical need languages include:
Public applications are accepted.The scholarship program is open to all U.S. citizen undergraduates, in good academic standing who have received a Federal Pell Grant and meet the following criteria.
Eligble Applicants Must Be:
Receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship.
Applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program or internship eligible for credit by the student’s accredited institution of higher education in the U.S./li>
Studying or interning abroad for at least four weeks (28 days) in one country – or two weeks (14 days) for current community college students – and no more than one academic year. Programs going to more than one country are eligible if the student will be in one country for at least four consecutive weeks.
Studying or interning abroad in any country or a country on the U.S. Department of State’s current Travel Warning List. Students applying to programs in Mexico may only apply for scholarships to support study in Mexican states where no advisory is in effect according to the U.S. Department of State Travel Warning List.
The applications for study or intern abroad during the spring and summer (early application) terms open in mid-August, with a deadline in early October. The application for study or intern abroad during the summer and fall/academic year terms open in mid-January, with a deadline in early March. Please see the Deadlines and Timelines for further details.
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The YES Abroad program provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students to develop a perspective of a Muslim culture first-hand. Participants spend an academic year attending a high school while living with a host family in select countries with significant Muslim populations. A network of support through partner international exchange organizations, field staff, trained volunteers, and carefully selected host families helps ensure a successful exchange experience.
Participants serve as “youth ambassadors” of the United States, promoting mutual understanding by forming lasting relationships with their host families and communities. If you have a passion for learning about other cultures, this program may be for you!
Approximately 65 American students participate in YES Abroad each year. Upon their return to the United States, the students apply their leadership skills and share knowledge about their host countries through community engagement.
Eligibility and Application Overview
Public applications are accepted.Eligibility details for the 2017-2018 program.
Must be a U.S. citizen
15-18.5 years of age at start of program, applicants must be born between December 24, 1998 and June 24, 2002
Enrolled in high school (including home school) at the time of application
For the following countries, prior French skills are required: Morocco, Senegal
The YES Abroad program seeks applicants of all racial, ethnic, religious, socio-economic backgrounds, and sexual orientations.
To be considered for scholarship awards, students must meet the eligibility requirements listed on the individual Scholarship Information pages below and demonstrate characteristics like flexibility, tolerance and open-mindedness. In addition to the standard application and fee (if required), students also need to submit essay responses, a host family introduction letter and teacher recommendations by the scholarship deadline. Students can apply for multiple scholarships and pay only one fee.
Through the generosity of numerous corporations, governments, foundations and individuals, YFU awards more than $2.3 million in partial or full study abroad scholarships annually. Students are encouraged to consider all of their scholarship options and apply to as many as they qualify for by the December 1 scholarship application deadline!
Deadline: 15 April 2017 Open to: photographers all over the world Prize: cash awards, accommodation and travel allowance for winners to attend the awards ceremony
Since 1998, the China Folklore Photographic Association (CFPA) has launched a call to photographers all over the world to document folklore phenomenon extensively and in depth. To this end, CFPA founded HPA, blessed with UNESCO’s support and is granted with its logo since the 2nd HPA. HPA gets held biennially and HPA 2017 is the latest session, short for the 10th Humanity Photo Awards.
We call upon responsible photographers who respect and love life to take out your cameras, and in the form of feature photography:
to explore and rescue the endangered folk cultures of nationalities worldwide;
to record the changes and evolution of various folk cultures in a genuine, vivid and profound way;
to record, spread and share the multi-cultures of the world with the aim of enhancing mutual understanding and communication between people and promoting world peace and development;
to contribute to the World Folklore Photo Museum with world-wide cultural records
1. Entries are required to be submitted online via http://www.hpa.org.cn. Please click on “Submission”, sign up and submit photos on the entry page in accordance with relevant requirements. All information is required to be written in Chinese or English only.
2. The entrant’s name on the entry form should be the same as that on his/her valid identification/passport. Any other preferred name such as “professional name” or “pen name” will not be allowed. If entrants would like to have a preferred name on the certificate, please apply 30 days before the awards ceremony, send a formal declaration letter according to the organizers’ requirements, and pay the cost of production.
3. There are no restrictions on entrants in terms of profession, gender, age, nationality, country or region.
4. The photos must be taken by the entrant himself/herself, otherwise the entrant will be deprived of the right to win the award in the contest.
5. Photos entered jointly by two or more than two entrants will not be accepted.
6. All entrants will be deemed to have accepted the Guidelines of HPA 2017. Any legal responsibility relating to entries, such as copyright, right of reputation and portrait, right of privacy, right of trade mark, etc. will be borne by the entrants.
7. The contest is open to everyone except the members of jury and the staff of HPA 2017 work team.
① Five awards will be offered in accordance with the judging criteria: Grand Awards (G), Documentary Awards (D), Jury’s Special Awards (S), Nomination Awards (N) and Performance Awards (P).
②③All prize-winning photographers will be invited to attend the award ceremony and related events that last for 3 to 6 days.
④ Prize-winning photographers are required to buy their own flight tickets. Based on the located region of the prize-winning photographers, the organizers will then determine the maximum transport allowance for the winners from each region according to the basic transport expenses for a round trip from their registered city to the city where the awards ceremony will be held. Transport allowance will be given to the prize-winning photographers after they arrive at the event venue and submit the signed paper flight itinerary or train ticket (Reimbursement is only allowed for prize winners who have paid for transport themselves during the period of ceremony).
⑤One Grand Award for each category, vacancy allowed. Judging Criteria: excelling in all three aspects: photographic technique, documentary value and difficulty in photographing, and can best highlight the mission of the HPA photo contest.
⑥⑦Jury’s Special Awards will be selected among the Nomination Awards based on the stories of the photo sets, interviews and editing skills of the photographers. The prize-winning photographers will be also awarded transport allowance. The final number of Nomination Awards will be made clear by deducting the number of Jury’s Special Awards from the original 100.
⑧As a way of encouragement for photographers in Arab States, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean to record local cultures, Nomination Award-winning photographers in these regions will have the chance to apply for transport allowance.
Transport allowance is only offered to those prize-winning photographers who attend the ceremony and related events.
Attendees are required to apply for entry visas and pay the relevant fees themselves. The organizers may be able to help with your visa application but bear no responsibility for the final decision.
Winning photos have the opportunity of being included in the content of HPA promotional DVDs and publications. Prize-winning photographers attending the ceremony will be awarded a paper certificate and the publications of HPA 2017
Prize-winning photographers and entrants as well are required to download the electronic copy of award certificates and participation certificates of HPA 2017 prior to September 16th, 2018.
From Sep 16, 2016-April 15, 2017, participants can select, submit and edit their entries in a 7-month time. Throughout the HPA contests in the past, there were photographers from 162 different countries and regions, who have documented 178 cultural subjects around the world. We were hoping that no matter where you are from or no matter what you will submit, your work could set a new record of the HPA’s figure.
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Open to: Local independent NGOs undertaking peacebuilding work
DESCRIPTION Are you a peacebuilder? Would international recognition and a $10,000 prize help your organisation make a bigger impact? Apply today for the annual Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders awards.
Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders are the global awards for local peacebuilding run by Peace Direct. Awarded annually, they offer international recognition for grassroots peace activists in conflict-affected countries worldwide.
Since Peace Direct was set up a decade ago, it’s been our mission to support and showcase the variety and scale of peacebuilding led by local people around the world. We support 11 organisations in nine countries and have profiled over 1,300 organisations through our flagship website, Insight on Conflict.
Now, we are launching our fourth Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders awards to showcase the best locally led peacebuilding organisations across the world. This year’s awards are being run in association with Alliance for Peacebuilding. Entrants will need to show how they are making communities more peaceful, or breaking the cycle of violence. A jury of international peacebuilding experts will select the winning entries.
There will be three winning entries. Each winning entry will receive:
· $10,000 prize funding for peacebuilding activities.
· Promotion of their work online, including on the Insight on Conflict and Peace Direct websites and newsletters
There is no geographical restriction on applications. In order to be eligible to enter, you must:
· Be undertaking peacebuilding work: your organisation will be either a peacebuilding organisation or have peacebuilding as a substantial element of your work.
· Be locally based: your organisation must be based in the country/communities where your work will be done. Your organisation should be an independent organisation, not an incountry or satellite organisation of an international NGO.
· Be working, or planning to work, in at least one of the following thematic areas: women-led peacebuilding; environmental peacebuilding; or interreligious peacebuilding.
HOW TO ENTER
Application forms, guidance notes and full terms and conditions can be found on our website:
Deadline: 1 September 2016 Open to: students in all subjects who are pursuing a first degree (Bachelor, Staatsexamen, Diplom) and who earned their university entrance qualification in Germany Scholarship: EUR 597 plus EUR 300 book allowance per month or EUR 1,050 per month basic scholarship plus EUR 100 per month research costs allowance
The Heinrich Böll Foundation grants scholarships to approximately 1,000 undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral studentsof all subjects and nationalities per year, who are pursuing their degree at universities, universities of applied sciences (‘Fachhochschulen’), or universities of the arts (‘Kunsthochschulen’). Scholarship recipients are expected to have excellent academic records, to be socially and politically engaged and to have an active interest in the basic values of the foundation: Ecology and sustainability, democracy and human rights, self determination and justice.
At the time of application, the applicant must have been accepted as a student or doctoral student by a state-recognised institution of higher education in Germany. The applicant has to be accepted by a state-recognised institution at the latest by the beginning of the scholarship.
For an undergraduate and graduate scholarship:
General student scholarships for German and German-educated applicants: Students in all subjects who are pursuing a first degree (Bachelor, Staatsexamen, Diplom) and who earned their university entrance qualification in Germany;
Student scholarship – journalism: “Medienvielfalt, anders: Junge Migrantinnen und Migranten in den Journalismus” (for Germans and candidates who study in Germany – Bildungsinländer/innen): This programme is aimed at German or German-educated students with a migration background who wish to become journalists;
International students on a masters course in any subject who earned their university entrance qualification outside Germany (Bildungsausländer/innen) and are studying, or wish to study, in Germany.
For a doctoral scholarship:
Doctoral students from inside and outside Germany for a doctoral scholarship in the focus programme “Transformation Research”;
Good or very good knowledge of German is required, please supply documentary evidence.
For undergraduate and graduate students:
Who are German/EU nationals or those educated in Germany, the amount varies according to parental income or own assets or earnings: max.EUR 597 plus EUR 300 book allowance per month.
At the doctoral level:
German/EU nationals or those educated in Germany receive EUR 1,050 per month basic scholarship plus EUR 100 per month research costs allowance.
In order to apply you will have to:
Check if you are among the special focus groups in this application round;
Gather information on the application process and the requested documents;
WASHINGTON DC— The National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC) and its affiliates, the Korean American Resource and Cultural Center (KRCC) and Korean Resource Center (KRC), shared upcoming/recent DACA events and joined partners in announcing the launch of the AAPI DACA Collaborative websiteon August 15, 2016. This day marked four years since President Obama implemented the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Collaborative strongly encourages eligible young AAPIs to apply for DACA, which has been providing over 728,000 young undocumented immigrants with temporary relief from deportation and a work permit. Out of the total number of DACA recipients, over 17,000 people immigrated from the top four Asian countries of origin (South Korea, Philippines, India, and Pakistan). There are roughly 1.5 million undocumented Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs), many of whom are eligible for DACA. South Korea has the 7th highest acceptance rate for DACA and an estimated 9,000 of the 44,000 DACA-eligible Korean Americans have applied as of March 2016.
The existing 2012 DACA has not been affected by the Supreme Court’s 4-4 “non-decision” ruling in United States v. Texas on June 23, 2016. The Supreme Court decision does, however, mean that the court injunction prohibiting implementation of DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents) and expanded DACA remains in effect.
In 2015 alone, the AAPI DACA Collaborative members held over 400 legal service and over 500 outreach events. Collectively the collaborative received over 1,800 phone calls inquiring about DACA and over half of the callers were potentially DACA eligible. For more information on the Collaborative, please visit: AAPIDACA.org
NAKASEC will host a naturalization clinic and DACA Information Session with New American Civic Engagement Alliance (NACEA) on September 25th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Washington Spencerville Korean Church (1700 Spencerville Rd, Spencerville, MD 20868). Community members interested in naturalization or DACA 1 application assistance should call NAKASEC’s office (703-256-2208) to schedule an appointment. NAKASEC also invited community members to join its Parent Association of DACA(DACA 부모님 모임). For more information, please call Young Mi (영미 씨) 703-256-2208 or firstname.lastname@example.org
In California, community members interested in naturalization or the 2012 DACA application assistance should call KRC’s office (323-680-5725) to schedule an appointment from Monday through Thursday. KRC also provides financial aid consultation for undocumented college students. For more information, please call 323-680-5725.
In Illinois, KRCC has been fundraising for DACA scholarships. In partnership with KRCC, the Korean American Association of Chicago (KAAC) has been fundraising DACA Scholarship for a year and provided full application fees ($465) for 20 Korean American DACA applicants who have recommended by and processed their applications by KRCC and Korean American Community Services (KACS). KAAC also made a video for fundraising for DACA Scholarship and will have a Korean American golf outing event for DACA Scholarship fundraising on Wednesday, August 24 in Chicago, Illinois. Additionally, KRCC’s youth group, Fighting Youth Shouting out for Humanity (FYSH), organized its annual youth-led Coffeehouse on July 23 and raised over $1500, exceeding their fundraising goal. The funds go towards FYSH’s DREAM Scholarship, a scholarship to help undocumented youth pay for DACA application fees.
Ju Hong, National AAPI DACA Collaborative Coordinator, shared: “DACA had opened doors for me to affordable education and to travel back to South Korea to reunite with my ailing grandmother for the first time in over 13 years. I strongly encourage all eligible undocumented AAPI young people to apply for DACA and experience these benefits that others take for granted.”
NAKASEC’s Executive Director Dae Joong Yoon, KRCC’s Executive Director Inhe Choi, and KRC’s Los Angeles Director Joon Bang said: “NAKASEC, KRCC, and KRC encourage all eligible community members to make DACA 1 stronger by applying now. DACA is a program that has opened up doors to education, better paying jobs, and opportunities that others take for granted. The 2012 program is open and ready for new and renewing applicants. The announcement of DACA is a victory our community rightfully won and DACAmented leaders have spoken out about how DACA has positively impacted their lives and their future. Let’s continue to lift up the voices of the hardworking DACA recipients who are represented in all 50 states. We remain committed to engaging in DACA outreach, services, and events and working with the AAPI DACA Collaborative partners across the country to increase both initial and renewal applications rates among the AAPI community. ”
Individuals who meet the 2012 DACA guidelines may continue to come forward and file an initial or renewal request for DACA under those guidelines. For more information, seeuscis.gov/daca. USCIS reminds the public about the risk of immigration scams, in case scammers try to exploit the situation. Get tips for protecting yourself and your loved ones atuscis.gov/avoidscams or in Spanish atuscis.gov/es/eviteestafas.
Click here to see the recent Migration Policy Institute report on DACA at Four.
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The National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC) was founded in 1994 by local community centers to project a progressive voice and promote the full participation of Korean Americans on major social justice issues. NAKASEC maintains offices in Annandale, Virginia and Los Angeles, California. NAKASEC has affiliates in Chicago (Korean American Resource & Cultural Center) and Los Angeles and Orange County (Korean Resource Center)
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Deadline: August 15, 2016 Open to: participants from (post-) conflict societies from all over the world Venue: 26 November– 8 December 2016 in Berlin, Germany
The Robert Bosch Stiftung is pleased to announce its international Seminar on Truth, Justice and Remembrance. The seminar will take place in Berlin, Germany. The program facilitates cross-regional learning about dealing with the past in different societal contexts. Participants are equipped with the knowledge, tools and leadership skills necessary to facilitate and bring about meaningful progress on truth, justice, and remembrance in their societies during and after conflict.
This unique two-week seminar brings together 25 actors from (post-) conflict societies from all over the world, all of whom work on remembrance, the politics of memory, and documentation and truth-finding during and in the aftermath of conflicts.
The Berlin Seminar provides participants with the opportunity
to learn more about Dealing with the Past in Germany with a focus on the Nazi regime and the communist regime in the GDR as well as the ensuing public discourses;
to exchange best practices with participants from other post-conflict societies;
to work intensely on the challenges they face in their own work, organizations and societies through professional facilitation as well as through peer consultation;
to strengthen their leadership skills and to develop strategies for self-management and self-care.
The program includes visits to different sites of memory and meetings with representatives from politics, civil society and media, witnesses and experts as well as advanced application workshops with selected German institutions and individuals. The program will furthermore include sessions on leadership development and systemic analysis, and offers space to discuss and reflect on the learnings in an international group from different (post-)conflict societies.
To be considered for the program, candidates will have to meet the following criteria:
The program is targeted at mid-career and senior staff working for civil society organizations, government bodies and media institutions with relevant work experience in the field of dealing with the past. Practitioners, activists and experts from (post-) conflict societies directly involved in peace processes are especially encouraged to apply.
Have very good English skills in order to participate in group discussions and to write a short reflection paper.
Be open to a comparative and participatory learning experience: Participants are expected to actively engage with participants from other countries, to consult to each other on challenges they face in their home contexts, and to share reflections and lessons learned within the group.
Prior knowledge about Germany is not required.
Robert Bosch Stiftung will cover travel to and from Germany, accommodation and other related costs for local travel, lunches and drinks.
Please complete the following form and submit your application by August 15, 2016.
• A CV of no more than 2 pages,
• a letter of motivation describing your work experience in the field of dealing with the past and indicating why you wish to participate in this specific program, and
• a letter of recommendation.
The application is complete and eligible once the e-mail with CV, motivation letter and letter of recommendation has been received.
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Deadline: 10 September 2016 Open to: candidates who hold a university degree in disciplines relevant to human rights; in particular law, social, political sciences and humanities from an accredited university Scholarships: depending on the Target Group, students will receive study grants
ERMA is an intensive academic educational activity intended for students that wish to combine academic studies with practical and field research experience in human rights and democratization issues. ERMA is characterized by an interdisciplinary approach recognizing that human rights are a crosscutting theme among different disciplines of study, such as political science, social sciences, law, sociology and philosophy. The aim of the Programme is to promote the development and realization of young generations of officials for state management, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations, for universities and think-tanks in Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, FYR of Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia, as well as in the countries belonging to the EU, the rest of Europe, and worldwide.
Candidates who hold a university degree (min 240 ECTS) in disciplines relevant to human rights; law, politics, economics, sociology, journalism, psychology and humanities from an accredited university;
The university degree of the applicants must be earned during studies lasting either 4 or 5 years within the former undergraduate studies provisions, or 5 years (3+2) within I and II cycle studies provisions in accordance with the Bologna process;
Fluency in English is a necessary prerequisite; following international English Language proficiency certificates:
TOEFL minimum score of 560 paper-based, computer based 220, IBT not less than 83;
British Council’s IELTS – minimum band 6.5 and no less than 6.0 in any of its subsections;
CAE and CPE Cambridge Exams;
Applicants with English as native language or applicants who had previous university education in English language need to prove competency through their transcripts or certificates issued by the respective universities.
Overall 33 students will be selected, in the second half of September 2016, from the following target groups:
Target group I (25 places reserved): Citizens of target countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYR of Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia. Students receive study grants covering normal living costs during term I and II (November to July) in the overall amount of 4.500 EURO. Their costs of lodging and dinning (full board) in Italy are covered by the Programme.
Target group II (5 places reserved): Citizens of the European Union countries, countries of the Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia) and Russian Federation;
Target group III (3 places reserved): Citizens of other countries;
Students from TG I and TG IIreceive study grants covering normal living costs during term I and II (November to July) in the overall amount of 4.500 EURO. Their costs of lodging and dinning (full board) in Italy are covered by the Programme. Students from TG I and TG II also receive reimbursements in the overall amount of 1.200 EURO for the three terms of the Programme. Students from the TG III are expected to cover their living expenses, the costs of term three in amount of 3.150 EURO and 200 EURO administrative costs for the thesis defense.
Subsequently, candidates should collect and deliver all required documents in hard copies to the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of the University of Sarajevo via regular/express/priority mail or in person by 10 September 2016.