Innovate Heritage: Conversations between Arts and Heritage 2014, Germany

Deadline:  30 April 2014
Open to: artists, scholars, and heritage and arts professionals (even all who interested in art and heritage)
Venue: 6-8 June 2014, Berlin, Germany


The Innovate Heritage: Conversations between Arts and Heritage is based out of the World Heritage Studies program at the Brandenburgische Technische Universität (BTU) Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany. We will focus on exploring relationships and overlapping aspects of heritage and the arts, jumping from a foundational knowledge base in UNESCO World Heritage into an expanded, tactile, and exploratory perspective while looking at the subtexts of heritage in collaboration with the arts.

The three-day program, composed of lectures, panel discussions, seminars, exhibitions, performances and films will allow participants to gain a stronger insight towards the nexuses between Heritage and Arts from various cultural perspectives, working practices and theoretical approaches. The Online Program for the conference is now available with a detailed schedule and biographies of speakers.


Artists, scholars, and heritage and arts professionals can apply


The registration fee is 50 EUR per person, with a discounted fee of 30 EUR for artists and 20 EUR for students (additional late fee of 10 EUR after the April 30th deadline). Extended Deadline with Late Fee: May 20th, 2014


We are happy to announce that registration for conference attendees now open! Please complete the provided application form and we will respond with acceptance status and payment information. Please note that the registration deadline is 30 April 2014.

If you have any questions, write to:

The official web-page.

Asian American Journalists Association Student Financial Resources Available

Apply for AAJA Scholarships, Internship Grants

By AAJA National   January 17, 2014

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  • CIC/Anna Chennault Scholarship: $5,000 available to graduating high school seniors and college students who are passionate about journalism. This grant pays for educational costs and travel to the 2014 AAJA National Conference in Washington, D.C. The application deadline is May 9, 2014.
  • Mary Quon Moy Ing Memorial Scholarship: Up to $2,000 available to current college students or graduating high school seniors interested in pursuing journalism as a career. The application deadline is May 9, 2014.
  • Broadcast News Internship Grants: Two grants are offered to support students and recent graduates who have secured a broadcast news internship for the summer of 2014. The application deadline is April 18, 2014.
  • Print and Online News Internship Grant: $1,000 available to support students and recent graduates who have secured a print or online news internship for the summer of 2014. The application deadline is April 18, 2014.
  • Vincent Chin Memorial Scholarship: $500 available to current student journalists for writing about the legacy of Vincent Chin in essay form. The application deadline is May 9, 2014.
  • Intern for AsAmNews: Earn college credit and valuable experience at AsAmNews. This internship is open until a qualified applicant is selected.

New Vacancy at Peace Corps (Azerbaijan)

The Peace Corps is a governmental agency that promotes peace around the world by sharing one of America’s greatest resources: Volunteers. The Peace Corps has been operating for fifty years in more than 135 countries; the agency’s mission is to promote world peace and friendship, and the goals are: to help the peoples of interested countries and areas in meeting their needs for trained men and women; to help promote a better understanding of the American people on the part of the peoples served; and, to help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of the American people.

Announcement of Recruitment
Language and Information Resource Coordinator (LC)
Peace Corps – Azerbaijan

(Position based in Baku, with moving to Sumgait for 3 months during Pre Service Training)

Approximate Start Date: 5 May 2014

Position Summary:

      The LC coordinates all activities related to the Azerbaijani language program at Post, including:

  • coordinating the development and production of the Azerbaijani language training curriculum;
  • designing, conducting, monitoring, and evaluating all language training programs for Peace Corps Volunteers;
  • training and coordinating the work of Language and Culture Facilitators and other language training or testing staff;
  • assessing/evaluating language levels of trainees/Volunteers;
  • monitoring and supporting the on-going language learning of Volunteers.  Coordinates Information Resource Center (IRC), including managing Center and acquiring resources as needed and within budget.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Relevant university diploma, preferably with a degree in education/foreign languages;
  • 4+ years of teaching Azerbaijani to foreigners;
  • knowledge of progressive teaching approaches;
  • experience in designing/facilitating trainings/workshops for adults, preferably in teaching/teacher training, excellent Azerbaijani and English skills;
  • ability to effectively train language teachers  on teaching Azerbaijani  as a second language;
  • ability to communicate verbally and in writing; experience working in an international organization;
  • demonstrate capacity to work with people of diverse backgrounds;
  • good computer skills including Word, Excel, and databases. Willing to live and work outside of Baku for duration of Pre-Service Training.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Classroom teaching experience;
  • Certified as a LPI tester, Experience living and working in the United States or 5 years experience working with Americans is highly desired as is familiarity with life in the rayons.

Application Process:

You can download `Application Form ` HERE and other, request them by email , or pick up copies from the Peace Corps Office. Qualified persons should submit completed applications to the Peace Corps office: 2c Hasan Aliyev Street, Baku, Azerbaijan, or via email: or Fax: (99412) 596 17 24.

Applicants must submit the following:

1) completed application form and

2) CV or Resume.

We recommend that you also submit a detailed cover letter including a written description of how you meet the position’s qualifications.


Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Application deadline is 
April 21 , Monday 9.00 AM

Project Inspire 2014 : 5 Minutes to Change the World!

Deadline: 30 June 2014
Open to: individuals or groups with at least one member between the ages of 18-35
Grant: US$25,000


Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World is a joint initiative from the Singapore Committee for UN Women and MasterCard, helping young change-makers create a better world for women and girls in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.

Project Inspire presents 18-35 year olds with a five-minute platform to pitch their inspired idea, for the chance to win a US$25,000 grant.

The project:

  • must be designed to empower disadvantaged women and girls through entrepreneurship and business literacy;
  • must be based on an existing initiative;
  • the beneficiaries of the project must be women or girls in Asia/Pacific, Middle East or Africa;
  • must not propagate any political views or religious doctrines;
  • must be designed to be implemented with a budget of US$25,000;
  • the winner of this competition must commence the fieldwork for their project by 1 February 2015.


Participants may submit entries as an individual or as a team of up to three members.

If submitting as an individual, you must be between the ages of 18-35. If submitting as a team, at least one member of the team must be between the ages of 18-35.


One grand prize winner will receive a US$25,000 grant.

Up to 10 finalists will each receive:

  • 1 return flight from the finalist’s capital city to Singapore, to participate in the grand final;
  • 1 ticket to the Project Inspire grand final event on August 30, 2014;
  • 4 nights accommodation in Singapore, plus meals and transfers;
  • Exclusive INSEAD and Bain & Company workshops, plus one-on-one mentoring sessions.


Deadline for submissions is 30 June 2014. Submit your application HERE.

For more information visit the official website HERE.

The Asian Peacebuilders Scholarship 2015/2016 for MA degree

Deadline: 28 August 2014
Open to: students from all over Asia
Scholarship: all tuition fees, the language-training module, academic materials, air travel, living expenses and basic insurance


The Asian Peacebuilders Scholarship (APS), a Dual Campus Master of Arts Programme, is a shared initiative of The Nippon Foundation, the UN Mandated University for Peace (UPEACE), and Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU). The objective of the programme is to train young Asian professionals to become peace building practitioners, ready to take up leading positions in organisations across the globe. The programme offers intensive, specialised language training to facilitate participation of professionals with lower levels of English proficiency, as well as the hands-on design and implementation of an intensive field project in Asia. MA coursework in an areas related to peace building (various specialisations available) and global politics are undertaken at UPEACE and AdMU respectively.


Applications are accepted from students all over Asia, with preference given to students who:
1. Have at least 2 years work experience in a relevant field;
2. Have Bachelor’s degree from a reputable institution;
3. Demonstrate a compelling desire to work on issues related to peace and conflict;
4. Demonstrate a commitment to learning in an international and multi-cultural environment.
5. Are from countries where English is not widely spoken, particularly Japan, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Students from all over Asia: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea North, Korea South, Kuwait Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Oman Pakistan, The Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Yemen can apply for this Asian Peacebuilders scholarship (but preference will be given to those countries where English is not widely spoken, particularly: Japan, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and the Philippines).


This 18 – 21 month (depending on English proficiency) intensive academic programme begins in March 2015 and is accomplished in five terms:

  1. Language training at AdMU in the Philippines (6 months for candidates with intermediate English, 3 months for candidates with advanced English).
  2. MA coursework at the UPEACE Campus in Costa Rica (various specialisations available).
  3. MA coursework at the AdMU campus in the Philippines.
  4. The implementation of a field project.
  5. MA coursework at AdMU campus in the Philippines.

Thirty admitted applicants will be granted a full scholarship, provided by The Nippon Foundation. This includes: all tuition fees, the language-training module, academic materials, air travel, living expenses and basic insurance during the period of studies.

The APS offers theoretical and practical post graduate education to young Asian professionals from diverse cultures and backgrounds, providing them with a deep understanding of the central issues of peace building. Participants will broaden their knowledge base and will be able to engage with the major concepts, themes and debates within peace studies, preparing themselves for work with NGOs, governments, aid agencies, the UN and other organizations.

Furthermore, this programme empowers participants to conceptualize the key challenges faced by the international community, as well as the most promising potential courses of action through an interdisciplinary and multicultural perspective.


The application deadline is 28 August 2014.

To apply, please click here.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to:

The official web-page.

UNAOC-EF Summer School 2014, USA

Deadline:  22 April 2014 at 23:59 New York City local time
Open to: participants between the ages of 18 and 35 years old, linked to an organization or network
Venue: 16-23 August 2014, Tarrytown, New York


The conviction that youth are a driving force for positive social change is the basis for the UNAOC-EF (United Nations Alliance of Civilizations – Education First) Summer School. This week-long summer school brings together 75 youth from across the globe, to address pressing global challenges, within the context of cultural and religious diversity. The highly interactive program will immerse participants in the essentials of global citizenship. Seminars, workshops, and roundtable discussions will challenge participants and increase their impact as leaders in their fields. The UNAOC-EF Summer School will be held on EF’s historic American campus in Tarrytown, New York. Participants will be hosted on the center’s 25-acre campus, which boasts on site residences, student lounges, a fitness center and swimming pool.

One highlight of this year’s Summer School will be a guided tour of the United Nations headquarters in New York City. Participants will tour the General Assembly Hall and explore a variety of exhibits detailing the history of the UN and learn about how the UN addresses issues such as disarmament, peace and security.


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

  • be between the ages of 18 and 35 years old on 16 August 2014 — the start of the UNAOC – EF Summer School;
  • be linked to an organization or a network (e.g. youth council, youth NGO, not-profit organization, youth-led organization, community organization, faith-based organization, youth network or platform, college, university), or be a social entrepreneur, blogger, intern or volunteer;
  • hold a passport valid until at least March 2015 (for a visa to be issued, a passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months after the expected date of entry into the country);
  • possess upper-intermediate English proficiency.


Selected participants of the UNAOC – EF Summer School 2014 will be provided with the following:

  • international travel to and from the international airport closest to their residence. This economy class international ticket will be issued for arrival in New York City on 16 August 2014 and departure on 23 August 2014. The ticket will follow the most direct route between the closest international airport and New York City;
  • shared accommodation (double or triple rooms with participants of the same gender) while in Tarrytown;
  • meals during the official portions of the Summer School;
  • full event access during the entire week of the Summer School;
  • shuttles from and to the airport in New York City;
  • the cost of US and transit visas (if applicable);
  • the cost of vaccinations required to enter the US (if applicable);
  • the cost of medical insurance required to enter the US (if applicable).

Participants will cover the following:

  • cost of local transportation to and from the international airport closest to their residence;
  • cost of meals and other incidental expenses while traveling to and from their residence to New York City;
  • cost of meals and other incidental expenses incurred outside of the official portions of the Summer School;
  • any souvenirs, phone calls, equipment, etc. purchased for the Summer School or during the Summer School.

Please note that neither the UNAOC nor EF will reimburse any expense incurred by participants to the Summer School.


The selection of the 75 participants will be based on responses to essay questions regarding motivation as well as past and future involvement in issues to be tackled during the Summer School.  In addition, the organizers will take a look at your professional and/or educational and/or volunteering background to see how it is positioning you in a way that would help you disseminate what you will learn. Also, the applicants’ level of English proficiency will play a role in the selection process. Lastly, balance in terms of region and gender will be respected in the final selection.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to:

The official web-page.

















WASHINGTON, DC – The Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) is excited to announce our 15th Annual Leadership and Advocacy Training (LAT) for seasoned and emerging leaders from Southeast Asian American communities and their allies.


Dates & Location

July 21 – 23, 2014

Washington, DC


Application Deadline

Friday, May 2, 2014


About the LAT

The Leadership & Advocacy Training program provides a forum for Southeast Asian American community leaders to participate in activities and workshops that include collective strategizing, networking, advocacy, and relationship building with decision makers on issues that impact the Southeast Asian American community.


Who Should Attend the LAT?

Our past participants have included professionals, staff of community-based organizations, students from high school to graduate school, and community members of all ages. The training is tailored to Southeast Asian Americans, but it is also open to anyone working with Southeast Asian American communities. The LAT is intended for emerging leaders and members of Southeast Asian American communities who want to increase their skills and knowledge in policy and advocacy practice.


Training Costs

SEARAC will cover the majority of travel and lodging for accepted applicants living outside of the training locations, but participants may be responsible for a portion of their travel costs.






Please email Souvan Lee at:

Apply for editorial intern (Full time) based in London

Apply for editorial intern (Full time) based in London

in:  Internships   |   07.04.2014

The New Internationalist is looking for a full-time intern to join the editorial team in Oxford. We are looking for someone with journalistic flair and a passion for human rights journalism. The paid post lasts for a year, and begins on Wednesday 23 July 2014. Please see the job description below for details.

To apply, please send an email marked ‘editorial internship application’ to Anna Weston at annaw[at] including:
1. a CV, including referees
2. a sample of your journalistic work, no more than 750 words long
3. a covering letter explaining why you would like to work for the New Internationalist and how you meet our skills criteria.

Closing date for applications: Friday 2 May
Interviews (exact date to be confirmed): Week beginning Monday 12 May

Please note: Applications will only be accepted from those who have permission to work in the UK for the duration of the internship. Successful applicants would be expected to make their own accommodation arrangements in Oxford. Previous applicants need not apply.

Youth Peace Camp 2014 in Strasbourg !

Deadline:  24 April 2014
Open to: participants between the ages of 18 and 25 years old from conflict areas
Venue: 15-23 June 2014, Strasbourg, France


The European Youth Centre in Strasbourg will host the Youth Peace Camp 2014 between 15-23 June 2014.

The Youth Peace Camps were initiated by the Council of Europe in 2004, in cooperation with Europa Park in Rust, Germany, to bring together young people from conflict regions and to support them in initiating dialogue and cooperation.

This project promotes and supports the role of young people in peace-building activities that contributes to living together in dignity and dialogue and brings in the perspective that youth work and youth policy can bring to peace-building processes in Europe, especially through its preventive and educational nature.


The 2014 Youth Peace Camp will bring together young people from:
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Kosovo, participants coming from both Albanian, Serbian and other backgrounds Israel
  • Palestinian Authority
  • Georgia (including Abkhazia and South Ossetia)
  • The Russian Federation, especially young people directly affected by the crisis with Georgia
For each group of three to six participants there will be a facilitator affiliated to the community with which those participants identify to support participants. Each group should be balanced in relation to sex and reflect the diversity of their communities. The total number of participants and facilitators expected will thus be 50.
All participants must: 
  •  be aged between 18 and 25 years;
  •  be able to work in English;
  •  be available and fully committed to take part in the Youth Peace Camp project;
  •  be motivated to learn and to apply the values and approaches of the Youth Peace Camp, notably human rights, democracy and intercultural dialogue;
  •  be involved in youth or community projects in their community and be motivated to implement youth initiatives for peace-building following the residential meeting;
  •  preferably be involved in an organisation or network, institution, formal and/or informal group that is ready to support them throughout the project duration and afterwards when implementing youth initiatives for peace building;
  •  possess a sense of responsibility for one’s own actions and a commitment to personal and community development;
  •  be curious, open-minded and appreciate diversity


Travel expenses and visa costs are reimbursed upon presentation of the relevant receipts, according to the rules of the Council of Europe. Only the participants who attend the entire Youth Peace Camp may be reimbursed. The payment will be made either by bank transfer after the meeting, or at the end of the meeting in cash (in Euros).
Board and lodging at the seminar will be provided and paid for by the Council of Europe at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg.


The recruitment of applicants will be made through an open call in the communities or regions concerned. All candidates must apply on-line, completing the application form under this link: .

Applications must be submitted by 24 April 2014. If the participant is affiliated with an organisation, a letter of support from their sending organisation can be uploaded on the platform or sent separately by e-mail, fax or post, to express support offered throughout the project to the participant and his/her initiatives. Participants who are member of an informal network or youth group can supply a letter of support from their fellow members in the informal network or group expressing their support for the participants’ application.
Please read the call for all the necessary information on the course..

International Training Programme ‏ 2014, Macedonia

Deadline:  20 April 2014
Open to: Young people aged 18-35
Venue: 24-31 May 2014, Berovo, Macedonia


Lucca Leadership Macedonia  is part of a global network of organizations found in the UK, Netherlands, Australia and USA, which provide training programs on Transformational Leadership to youth aged 16-35, and are dedicated to helping young people harness their innate leadership potential, discover their passion and live their vision. The goal is to support and guide young leaders as they develop the skills and confidence to lead effective transformation in their communities.

Lucca Leadership Macedonia is offering their next training programme on Transformational Leadership, specifically tailored to help young people get a hands-on experience on transformational leadership, through a balanced mixture of theory, practice, individual reflection and dialogue. This experiential model also includes the opportunity for every participant to be in the leader’s position, to gain awareness on how they function as leaders, as well as discover how they can tap more fully into the range of capabilities and skills they innately posses.

The programme

The “Transformational Leadership Foundations” international leadership program will be delivered by a team of experienced coaches and facilitators, from the UK, the Netherlands and Macedonia, with years of experience in delivering leadership training programmes, workshops and university lectures in different countries around the world.

Lucca Leadership Macedonia works with Transformational Leadership because this kind of leadership approach creates sustainable solutions, and avoids solutions that only benefit some at the expense of others. A transformational leader is one who is able to connect with their true passion, intent and inner wisdom, in order to unlock their potential for the good of all. The programs are tailored to help participants discover the skills and abilities required to deliver this leadership in practice.


Young people aged 18-35 can apply


Thanks to the financial supporters and donors (the programme is financially supported by Dauti Foundation), the participation fee has been reduced to only 35 EUR for Western Balkans countries (Macedonia, Albania, Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece, Kosovo, Turkey, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia) and 50 EUR for all other countries. The participation fee covers all meals and accommodation, training materials as well as local transportation while in Macedonia from the capital city to the venue and back.

There is a limited number of bursaries available, for partial or complete reduction of this participation fee. International travel expenses to Macedonia are the sole responsibility of the participants, but feel free to contact us if you need advice on the cheapest way of getting here.


Interested applicants should complete the application form found here  before the application deadline. (20 April 2014)

For any additional questions and queries that you might have, please don’t hesitate to contact . We will be more than happy to assist you in anything you might need.