The EcoCup Environmental Film Festival 2014

Deadline: 12 October 2014
Open to: filmmakers all over the world
Awards: Official prizes will be assigned by qualified juries, Prizes will be announced in November, 2014


The 6th ECOCUP Green Documentary Film Festival will take place in Moscow in February 2015.ECOCUP Green Documentary Film Festival’s aim is to present and promote movies and videos that deals with issues and problems related to the environment.The EcoCup Environmental Film Festival in Russia features the best domestic and foreign environmental films for the Russian audience. Documentary films, long and short features and animations are accepted.

All films selected by the organizers will be shown as part of the EcoCup festival program, which will take place in Moscow and other cities in Russia in 2015.

  • Registration is free of charge.
  • The shipping costs of all material entered are to be covered by the entrants.
  • Festival does not pay the screening fee.
  1. All films in foreign languages will be subtitled to Russian language or simultaneously translated.
  2. All Festival documents will be published in Russian.


Filmmakers all over the world can submit works to this international festival.


Official prizes will be assigned by qualified juries, each composed of at least three members, appointed by the Festival’s Direction. Prizes will be announced in November, 2014.


  • Entry form filled in each part and undersigned by the copyright owner. The entry form is available on-line on our website

A copy of the entry form will be authomatically sent to the Festival’s e-mail. The submission of the entry-form constitutes the acceptance of all rules hereby described.
The films may be sent in the following ways:

  1. Passworded VIMEO link with ability to download the HD quality file
  2. Entrants may ship the DVD or BlueRay by post/courier.

Shipping address: Okskaya ul, 5/3 – 220. Moscow, Russia, 109117
All the dvd’s received will be kept in the Festival’s archive

  • As soon as the film is selected for the programme, please, send the following materials to our e-mail address
  1. Promotional material, stills in high quality, posters, promo cards, press book, if available
  2. Dialogue list (preferably in .srt form in order to make Russian subtitles)


The deadline for all applications is 12 October  2014.



One Month Visits to Austria!

Deadline:  30 September 2014
Open to: Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, FYR of Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia
Venue: Austria


The main purpose of the scholarship is to enable scientific staff of universities to do research at Austrian universities in the context of master or doctoral studies (an age limit of 45 years applies). targeted countries: Applicants from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, FYR of Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia.

The role of WUS Austria is to promote the program and provide information to interested persons; further information can also be obtained at the Institute of International Law and International Relations/University of Graz, which is in charge of selecting the candidates. Implementation of the program is carried out by the Austrian Exchange Service (OeAD-GmbH), which takes care of accommodation arrangements and payment of the grant. The grant letter sent by the OeAD-GmbH can be used for obtaining a visa if applicable.


This Austrian programme offers professors and assistants of public universities from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo and Macedonia the possibility to spend one month at an Austrian university for a research visit provided an Austrian university institution is ready to ensure the supervision.


Scholarships available


Download Application form 

For the process of application, the responsible institutions in Austria (University of Graz and the Austrian Exchange Service – ÖAD) require the documents below to be attached to this form and to send the full application to

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Benedek, Institute of International Law and International Relations

Universitätsstraße 15/A/4, A-8010 Graz, Austria


Please note the following instructions:

  1. You have to submit the complete application in two copies to Prof. Dr. Benedek
  1. The deadline for the submission of application documents is September 30, 2014. There might be another deadline, if funds remain, by October 31, 2014.
  1. The main purpose of the scholarship is to enable scientific staff of universities to do research at Austrian universities in the context of master or doctoral studies. Therefore an age limit of 45 years applies.
  1. Please enclose the following documents to your application:
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • A detailed statement of the reasons for carrying out the research project at an Austrian university.
  • Declaration by an Austrian scholar/professor to act as a supervisor (specific form “Betreuungs­zusage/Supervisors Declaration available from the website of WUS Austria indicated above. The Supervisor has to be identified by the applicant.
  • Confirmation of employment of Your university.
  • Copies of diplomas or leaving certificates.
  • Recent photographs, to be attached to the application form, to be submitted in 2 copies.
  • Two letters of recommendation by professors of the respective field of research. These letters should provide an evaluation of the applicant’s project as well as his/her academic or artistic competence and personal qualification to undertake the project in Austria. The letters should also clearly state the position of the referees.
  • Do not forget to mention your exact and complete address on the application form. In particular don’t forget to indicate your e-mail address.

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

The official web-page.


Sri Lanka Government Scholarships for Foreign Students – 2014/15

Deadline: 15 October 2014
Open to: international students
Scholarship: tuition, visa, monthly allowance, air-fare


Applications are invited from eligible students for the award of undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships offered by the Ministry of Higher Education, Sri Lanka under the Government of Sri Lanka Presidential Scholarships for Foreign Students for the academic year 2014/15 and the courses are to commence in December 2014. Since this is a government to government scholarship program, candidates should apply for this scholarship with the recommendation of the government scholarship nominating agency (Ministry / Institution) of the respective country. Scholarships are open for courses of studies other than Medical & Dental Sciences.


The scholarships are open to international students. Applicants who are citizens of another country having Sri Lankan dual citizenship are not eligible to apply.

For undergraduate applicants: 

  • Candidates with impressive results of an examination deemed equivalent to G.C.E. (Advance Level) Examination of Sri Lanka
  • Be less than 25 years of age on 15.10.2014
  • A minimum score of 525 on TOEFL or 6.0 on IELTS

For postgraduate applicants:

  • Applicants should possess a first degree from a recognized university with good academic merit to enroll a Masters degree and for PhD studies, Master/MPhil degree is required in addition to the first degree
  • Be less than 45 years of age on 15.10.2014
  • A minimum score of 550 on TOEFL or 6.5 on IELTS


  • tuition and registration
  • visa for studies
  • a monthly living allowance of Rs. 30, 000
  • one-off settlement allowance of Rs. 10,000
  • reimbursement of cost of air fare (economy class) to come to Sri Lanka and return to home country
  • medical cover


Each applicant should submit 4 sets of applications (one original) to their government nominating agency. The government nominating agency should submit the applications with their recommendation to the Sri Lankan mission in their country for forwarding the same to the Ministry of Higher Education, Sri Lanka. In case a Sri Lankan mission is not present in their country, the government nominating agency can forward the applications directly.

Applications with the recommendation of the government nominating agency should be submitted by 15 October 2014 to the address:

Ministry of Higher Education,
No : 18, Ward Place,
Colombo 07,
Sri Lanka.

For further information please visit the official website HERE.


International Youth Forum-2014 (Lutsk, Ukraine)

Deadline:  20 September 2014
Open to: participants from Europe
Venue: 18-19 October 2014, Lutsk, Ukraine


On October 18-19, 2014 the Ukrainian city of Lutsk will host the II International Youth Forum-2014 that will become a meeting place for the active youth from many countries.

The organizers strive to create the best working conditions for the Forum participants to exchange experience and ideas in order to create and maintain cooperation.

During the two Forum days participants will take part in presentations, discussions, panels, workshops and indulge the Lutsk city tour.

Various presentations of international funds and Ukrainian charity organizations will be a valuable initiative that will help young activists to find the financial help for their creative projects. Also the Forum encourages young leaders to take part in a contest of project ideas. The best idea will be awarded.

The Forum organizers invited VIP-guests to share their experiences with the youth and talk in informal environment.

The international Forum guests will learn about the civic sector of the Volyn region of Ukraine when attending meetings, workshops and seminars.

The organizers, NGO Youth Platform invite everyone to take part in  the Forum


Participants from Europe can apply


The accommondation and meals are provided. The organizers don’t cover travel costs, they are participant’s personal contribution.



In order to apply, register HERE.

Deadline 20.09.2014

For inquiries or additional questions please contact

Oleksandr Shvets  or


Win a 10-day Filmmaking Assignment to Capture Day of the Dead in Mexico!

Deadline: 17 September 2014
Open to: film students, or anyone who’s trying to build a career in film making and/or presenting
Venue: 30 October – 10 November 2014, San Luis Potosi, Mexico


World Nomads is accepting applications for a travel film scholarship. The winner will spend 10 days documenting the Dia de los Muertos festivities in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. He or she will also be mentored by filmmaker and director Brian Rapsey.

Don’t be misled by the name, this ‘spirited’ festival is marked by ceremonies that both honor the dear departed while simultaneously rejoicing in everything living.

On assignment, you will be mentored by veteran filmmaker and director, Brian Rapsey, who will help you hone your craft to become a better storyteller. From your experiences, you will be tasked with producing 4x three-minute travel-themed videos that we will share with the world!

You need to be available to be in Mexico from October 30-November 10, 2014 to participate in the assignment.


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

  • Any non-professionals can apply – this is open to film students, or anyone who’s trying to build a career in film making and/or presenting!
  • Minimum age 18 (by application deadline, September 17th) with a current, valid passport and you must be available as per the dates set out. Please note these dates are not changeable in any way.
  •  You may be a resident of any country (subject to obtaining a Mexican visa).
  • You should be a mad-keen auteur with a lust for adventure and burning desire to be a filmmaker and/or presenter.
  • You must be fit and healthy as moderate levels of physical work are involved as well as a number of late nights!


The winner will receive airfare from the country of residence to Mexico, recording gear and and travel insurance. The winner will be expected to produce four, three-minute videos for the World Nomads site.


Applicants must be available to travel Oct. 30 to Nov. 10. The deadline to apply is Sept. 17. Application materials must be sent in English.

For more information, click here.


Alumni Small Grants Program 2014-2015

Deadline: 5 September 2014
Open to: Azerbaijan
Grants: max: $3,000 for alumni groups and $1,000 for individuals.


The US-Educated Alumni Small Grants Program (ASG) is intended to sustain the alumni community and maintain alumni activities by engaging and motivating alumni of various U.S. Exchange programs to participate in community development projects. It seeks to encourage inter-alumni networking, as well as civic engagement by alumni with the broader Azerbaijani Society. The ASG program is funded by the U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan and administrated by the US-Educated Azerbaijani Alumni Association (AAA).

Objectives of the ASG:

  • To encourage projects that aim to give back to the community (such as regional outreach projects);
  • To partner with a public institution and initiative a public or community service program;
  • To provide extended support for alumni events or to organize alumni networking opportunities to provide a unified environment, where alumni not only gather but also produce contributing outcome for the general public;
  • To organize training programs or conferences for professional development of colleagues and/or other alumni (Topics may vary from education and sport to environment).


The grants are open to both USG alumni groups (minimum three alumni) and individual alumni. International and local NGOs, foreign citizens and non-alumni groups are not eligible for grants.

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

  • Applicant/s must be alumni at the time of application;
  • Applicant/s must currently be residing in the republic of Azerbaijan;
  • Alumni and recipients of all U.S. Government-funded exchange and training programs, including ECA, USAID, USDA trainings, as well as others with a U.S. Government alumni connection are eligible to apply;
  • Funded projects can start from September 30, 2014 and end before March 31, 2015 (Project activities can only start after signing grant agreement with AAA).


The grant funding may not exceed $3,000 for alumni groups and $1,000 for individuals.


The applicants are encouraged to use the format without any modifications:  

Eligible applicants should submit:

  • Completed grant application form (attached);
  • Budget and budget narrative* *
  • CV’s of the eligible alumni;
  • Other documents necessary to better evaluate submitted project proposals.

Full package of Application should be emailed to the Project’s Coordinator Mrs. Zahra Amrahova at and cc to with the subject name Alumni Small Grant Program of your email. Applications must be submitted by September 5, 2014 by midnight. Grant awards will be announced before September 26, 2014. All applicants will be notified about their results.

The official webpage


The School in Philosophy, Economics and Politics 2014 in Romania

Deadline:  31 August 2014 ~ for international applicants; 7 September 2014 for Romanian applicants.
Open to: participants who are interested in the value of liberty.
Venue: 23-28 September 2014, Brasov, Romania


The Center for Institutional Analysis and Development – Eleutheria (CADI), The Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), The Wilfried Martens Center for European Studies (CES), The Institute for Economic Studies Europe (IES- Europe) and The Society for Individual Freedom (SoLib) are receiving applications for The September School of Economics, Politics and Philosophy, scheduled for September 23 – 28, 2014 at a hotel in Brasov (exact location to be updated soon).

This year’s event focuses on the future of freedom and prosperity in Europe.


Applicants would be students and graduates in human and social sciences and in other fields who are interested in the value of liberty.


Classes, room and board (but not transportation) are paid by the organizers for at least 35 participants. More unsponsored places are also available, please inquire if interested.


Application deadline is August 31 for international applicants and September 7 for Romanian applicants. Succesful applicants from abroad will be announced on September 2 and Romanian participants will be announced on September 10. Please send your applications at or at


The application must contain:

  • A short opinion essay in English on any day, lecture or debate title, no longer than 500 words.

  • Your CV in English. Make sure you mention your name, affiliation and contact data.


Good luck!

Please pass this call to anyone you think may be interested. For further inquiries feel free to write to Andra Bistriceanu or call 0040213160252. Please find attached the draft program; follow homepage for latest program updates.

The official web-page.


Youth in Peace Education International Training 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey

Deadline:  27 August 2014, 17.30 (GMT+2)
Open to: participants between the ages of 15 and 29 years old, from CEE, CIS and MENA regions
Venue: 22-28 September 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey


The International Youth Leadership Academy (IYLA) created and based in Istanbul by a community of international and Turkish partner organizations, including UNICEF, is a space for non-formal education, capacity building and enhancement of leadership skills for youth.

The proposed international training program of IYLA will take place on 22-28 September 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey. The training will be conducted based on the experience and knowledge of experts and trainers from Habitat Center for Development and Governance and UNICEF long with Peace Educators. The main aim of this programme is to develop the capacity of local youth leaders and to support them to actively contribute to their own communities in building peace and to increase their role in peaceful activities.


Participants will be selected from countries in the CEE, CIS and MENA regions. Young people from other parts of the world are also encouraged but the priority will be given to the applications from those given regions. Application criteria are as follows:

  • be between 15 and 29 years of age,
  • have the ability to use English as the working language throughout the training program,
  • represent a youth NGO (priority will be given to those that work on conflict resolution or/peace studies as well as youth participation)
  • and/or be in youth work (as a volunteer or as a fresh professional)
  • be willing to play an active role in the sessions,
  • be able and willing to follow the process and actively implement the activities required by the programme,
  • have the opportunity to share their new knowledge, skills and contacts within their own organizations following the program,
  • be committed to carrying out follow-up activities and be active in localising the knowledge,


Working language of the program will be English. Participants should be proficient in English. Training participants will be selected based on gender-equality and diversity of background. Selection will be conducted through the criteria mentioned above.


Travel costs and accommodation (including meals) will be covered by the program. Only selected applicants will be informed about this process.


Supporting agencies or organizations are requested to send us a reference letter stating how your organization or agency can support you in the follow-up activities. Moreover, there is no format for the letter, yet it is important to see how your participation is important for the sending organization in conducting similar activities in your own community. The letter should be sent to

In order to apply, register HERE.

NOTE! Please answer all the questions!

DEADLINE: 27 August 2014, 17.30 (GMT+2)

Only selected applicants will be informed by 5 September 2014 and receive the program documentation directly.

30 participants will be selected on the basis of the profile outlined above.  During the selection process, criteria will be applied to ensure a balance between sexes, geographical regions, and the diversity of religions, cultures, organizations and experiences. Young people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



National Geographic Society/Waitt Grants

Deadline: on a rolling basis
Open to: worldwide internationals with respective level of expertise and experience
Grant:  5.000-15.000 US dollars


The National Geographic Society/Waitt Grants Program funds projects that require venture capital, supporting exceptional projects while foregoing a time-consuming peer-review process. NGS/Waitt grants are able to fund “proof of concept” research for applicants at an earlier stage in their careers than other NGS grant programs. Special emphasis is placed on expedited grant processing and turnaround.


The National Geographic Society/Waitt Grants Program supports a variety of project, that are generally not covered by other sources of funding. Waitt Grants Program will fund worldwide internationals who are able to show  a commensurate level of expertise and experience, but are not required to have an  advanced degrees to be eligible for funding.


National Geographic Society/Waitt grants are awarded on a rolling basis and range from U.S. $5,000-$15,000. There is no set quantity of grants awarded, but budget constraints keep the number to approximately a hundred per year.

Grant restrictions:

  • National Geographic Society grants may not be used for indirect costs or expenses not directly related to the project. This does not exclude salaries and fringe benefits.
  • Funds may not be used for travel to scientific/professional meetings or conferences, legal actions, land acquisition, endowments, construction of permanent field stations or publishing research results.
  • Grant recipients are expected to provide the National Geographic Society with rights of first refusal for popular publication of their findings.


You can apply for  grant from the National Geographic Society/Waitt Grants program through the online application system available here. The applicants should provide information about themselves, the project and  budget. After you submit your application the selection committee will elaborate your application and project, and will make a decision within 10 weeks of application submission. Applicants planning work in foreign countries should include at least one local collaborator as part of their research teams. The selection committee will not consider applications seeking support only for laboratory work or archival research.

Before conducting the application, also note that:

  • The application form can be completed in multiple sessions. You will be allowed to save your work to an online account and complete it at another time;
  • You will have the opportunity to upload electronic copies of your curriculum vitae (CV), publication record, maps, images, and alternative budgets before submitting your application. Instructions will be provided. A copy of your CV is required;
  • Please ensure that your browser is configured to receive cookies;
  • If you have any questions about the online application form, please email

For additional information please visit the official webpage HERE.


The Japan Foreign Trade Council Essay Competition 2014

Deadline: 12 September 2014
Open to: students, young researchers or business people around the globe
Prize: 200.000 JPY (1,458 EUR) to 1.000.000 JPY (7,290 EUR)


The Japan Foreign Trade Council (JFTC) is calling for students, young researchers or business people around the globe to participate in the JFTC Essay competition 2014 and express their opinions on matters of national and international importance.
You can choose between the following two topics:

  • Future of the “SHOSHA” in the Global Economy;
  • Toward Developing Japan’s “Resources” by 2020: A Strategy for Utilizing Them for the Benefit of the World.

If you choose the first topic, make sure that you review all information about SHOSHA: their funciton and activitiesresearch on SOGO SHOSHA: Origins, Establishment and Development and also their handbook (available on their webpage).


Anyone can dive in the essay competition regardless of nationality or age.


The Japan Foreign Trade Council will award:

  • 1.000.000 JPY (7,290 EUR) for the winner;
  • up to 3 awards of 200.000 JPY (1,458 EUR)-Prize of Excellence.

The winners announcement will be made on 12 December 2014. For the international winners JFTC will provide round-trip air-ticket to Tokyo, Japan to attend the award ceremony to be held on 7 January 2015.


You can submit your application through the entry form available here. After you provide the required information, your essays must be submitted in а specified format sheet. Applicants must  present both essay title and summary for the application to be considered complete. Incomplete applications are not evaluated. Essays in English must be 4,000 words& in Japanese language must be 10,000 characters. Please note that previously published materials are not eligible for submission.

For additional information please visit the official website.