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


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.


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.


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.


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

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 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


  • 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.


  • 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.


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.


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.


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

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
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 (
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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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)
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:

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


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.


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.


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.


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:

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.

CrossCulture Internships funding programme (Germany / Islamic countries)

With its CrossCulture Internships funding programme, the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen ifa (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations) is advocating intercultural exchange and the strengthening of networks between Germany and Islamic world as a partner of the German Federal Foreign Office.

The programme enables internships for young professionals and volunteers from the participating countries and from Germany. International experience is gained and intercultural competence developed through work stays in another culture. CrossCulture internships open up and strengthen the exchange between people, institutions and cultures and thus enable an enhanced partnership between Germany and Islamic countries. Regional particularities are taken into account through the subdivision into three regional modules:

  • Pakistan, Bangladesh
  • Central Asia
  • Other Islamic countries (particularly in the Middle East, North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula)
Please note that due to violent conflict situation and political instability, scholarships for applicants from Afghanistan and Syria are not allocated in the year 2014.
Deadline for applications: 29 January 2014.
Find all details online.

The Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarship and Leadership Programme at Oxford University

The Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme cultivates the leaders of tomorrow by providing outstanding university graduates and professionals with the opportunity to pursue fully funded graduate studies at the University of Oxford in conjunction with access to a comprehensive programme of leadership development, long-term mentoring and networking.
The Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarship and Leadership Programmesupports five postgraduate students per annum and is offered to exceptional scholars devoting their studies and professional careers to international development or environmental management and conservation. These studies encompass a number of subjects offered in Oxford University’s School of Geography and Environment and Department of International Development (please see below for a list of eligible courses).
The Scheme targets exceptional individuals from the transition and emerging economies of Europe’s wider neighbourhood including Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Caucasus, Russia  and  Central Asia, as well as North Africa and the Middle East (please see below for complete list of eligible countries).
The Leadership Programme includes:
  • An annual Leadership and Public Policy Seminar including moderated discussions and workshops on political philosophy and leadership development;
  • Practical skills training in presentation, exam-writing and interviewing techniques;
  • A London Leadership Forum at the end of the academic year;
  • Engagement in the Institute for Strategic Dialogue’s projects and conferences;
  • Organisation of an annual Weidenfeld Debate; and
  • Numerous networking opportunities throughout the year.
The Programme is managed by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD). ISD is an independent think tank working with leaders in government, business, academia and the media to develop multi-country responses to the major security and socio-economic challenges of our time and to enhance Europe’s capacity to act effectively in the global arena.
Financial support is generously provided by the Fondation Hoffmann, a Swiss based grant making institution created in 2000. Its mission is to support the emergence and expansion of concrete projects which address global problems in today’s societies. The Foundation is particularly committed to fostering research and encouraging talented students. To date the Foundation has supported the creation of four academic chairs and funded a number of scholarship schemes and research projects with a particular focus on the environment and economics.

Am I eligible?

You should be applying to start a new full-time graduate course at Oxford.
Eligible candidates must have an undergraduate degree and be ordinarily resident in one of the following countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, FYR Macedonia, Georgia, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Mongolia, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Authority, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Western Sahara, Yemen.
You should be intending to return to your country or region of origin once your course is completed.
Scholars under the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarship and Leadership Programme will pursue study or research in one of the following courses:
School of Geography and Environment Courses:  Department of International Development Courses:
  DPhil in Geography and Environment (Course Code: 001510)   DPhil in International Development (Course Code: 002695)
  MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management (Course Code: 001410)   MPhil in Development Studies (Course Code: 002690)
  MSc in Environmental Change and Management (Course Code: 001470)   MSc in Economics for Development (Course Code: 002750)
  MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Policy (Course Code: 001610)   MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (Course Code: 002931)
  MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management (Course Code: 001700)   MSc in Migration Studies (Course Code: 001675)
  MSc in Global Governance & Diplomacy (Course Code: 003450)
Applicants should be able to demonstrate a connection between their subject of study and their longer-term career objectives, explaining how they see their professional work contributing to the improvement of public life in their countries of origin or at a wider regional or international level.
Please ensure that you meet the selection criteria for your course (see the Course Guide for more information).   This scholarship is not open to students with deferred entry.
This scholarship may not be held in conjunction with any other awards. Students currently at Oxford are not eligible to apply unless they are already Weidenfeld Scholars. Part-time courses are not eligible for the Weidenfeld – Hoffmann Scholarship and Leadership Programme.

What does it cover?

100% of university and college fees and a grant for living costs (rate to be confirmed).  Awards are made for the full duration of a student’s fee liability for the agreed course.  If your scholarship is offered for a course lasting more than one year, the continuation of your scholarship each year is subject to an annual renewal process based upon satisfactory academic progress.

How do I apply?

Apply at the same time as you apply for your course at Oxford by using the University’s online application system. In the Funding Section of the University’s Graduate Application Form, select Weidenfeld – Hoffmann Scholarship and Leadership Programme. Applications sent to ISD directly cannot be considered.
You must also complete a Weidenfeld Scholarship Questionnaire (see ‘downloads’ on the right hand side of this page) and upload it together with your graduate application form by the deadline, in order for your application to be complete.
In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline for your course (24 January 2014).
If you do not apply as detailed above by the deadline, you will not be considered for this scholarship, even if you have selected theWeidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarship and Leadership Programme on the graduate application form.

Additional points to note when applying for this scholarship:

If, following the assessment of the January deadline applications, your department places your application on a waiting list or decides to re-evaluate it against the applications received for the next deadline (14 March 2014), then you will no longer be eligible for this scholarship.
If you are accepted onto a different course from the one you originally applied for, you should contact us as soon as you are notified of the change in order to ensure that your application for a scholarship is maintained on the new course. However, please note that such a change of course may mean that you are no longer eligible for this scholarship.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to participate in an interview in late April 2014.

How will I know if I have been successful?

Decisions are expected to be made around May 2014.  This webpage will be updated as soon as successful candidates have been notified.  If you have not heard from us by this time, then your application to this scheme has been unsuccessful. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact unsuccessful applicants individually or provide feedback on applications.

Further information

If you have any questions about this scholarship which are not answered above, please email us through the Ask a Question facility, selecting the Funding category.

Belarus in Focus Journalism Competition

Deadline: 20 January 2014
Open to: professional or beginner journalists and editors from any country
Prizes: professional journalists: 3 prizes of 500 EUR; beginner journalists: 3 prizes of 300 EUR


Belarus in Focus is the third edition of a competition for journalists and others writing about Belarus for international media. By holding this competition each year, the organizers wish to encourage journalists and editors to pay attention to ongoing events and trends in Belarus – political, economic, social, and cultural.

By creating a place for exchange and debate, the aim is to contribute to journalistic understanding about Belarus and, consequently, the level of interest among the international public about events taking place in Belarus – a country on the E.U’s eastern border. 

‘Belarus in Focus’ is held by Solidarity with Belarus Information Office (Warsaw) in cooperation with Press Club Belarus and Press Club Polska (Warsaw). Information partners include: Belarusian PEN Centre (Minsk), Civic Belarus (Prague), European Federation of Journalists (Brussels), TeleKritika (Kiev), the Network for Reporting on Eastern Europe (Berlin), Office for a Democratic Belarus (Brussels), and Ostgruppen (Sweden). ’Belarus in Focus’ is kindly supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers and NIRAS.


The competition is open to anyone who has published an article about Belarus for non-Belorussian media in 2013. There are no restrictions on nationality, citizenship, or place of residence. There is no age bracket either. Belorussian nationals are particularly encouraged to enter. The competition is not open to employees of Solidarity for Belarus Information Office or their family members, or anyone else directly connected to the Competition.

In ’Belarus in Focus’, there are two categories:

  • Professional journalists: A professional journalist is understood as a journalist who has worked for more than 3 years as a journalist, or other professionals who have published for over 3 years in media.
  • Beginner journalists: A beginner journalist is understood as a journalist who has worked for less than 3 years as a journalist, or other professionals/students who have published for less than 3 years in media.


The following prizes are available:

  • Professional journalists: x 3 prizes of 500 EUR;
  • Beginner journalists: x 3 prizes of 300 EUR.

In addition, six participants will be invited to attend a two-day workshop together with journalists from independent Belorussian media. Sessions will be led by media experts, including jury members. It will be held in Warsaw in spring 2014. Travel expenses, food, and accommodation will be covered for those invited to attend the workshop.


The competition is open for entries until midnight on Monday 20 January 2014 (n.b. your article should have been published in 2013).

Articles that fulfill these criteria will be accepted into the competition:

  • It is an article about Belarus published online or in print (radio and TV reports will be accepted if they have been published as an accompanying article on a website).
  • It has been published between 1 January 2013 and 31 December 2013.
  • It has been published in media outside of Belarus whose main target audience is non-Belorussian.

To enter, fill in the online application form HERE.

Entries will be evaluated by a jury made up of different nationalities and from different backgrounds. You do not need to provide a translation into English if your article is in a language read by at least one jury member. This year, the languages are: Danish, French, German, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Polish, and Ukrainian.

If your article is accepted into the second round, it will be translated into English for the other jury members. At the same time, it is strongly recommend that you submit your article in English so that the competition audience may appreciate what you are writing about and so that it may be considered by more than one jury member in the first round.

Winners and finalists will be announced on the competition website and contacted by Monday 17 February 2014. The finalists will be invited to a two-day workshop in spring 2014, in Warsaw. Winners will be awarded at a ceremony to be held during the journalist workshop.

If you have any questions, contact

For further information, please visit the official website HERE.