Asian Women in Business Scholarship


The AWIB Scholarship is awarded to exceptional Asian women who demonstrate a commitment to scholarship, leadership, community service, and/or entrepreneurship. Founded in 1995, Asian Women In Business (AWIB) is the only non-profit, tax-exempt organization in the country with the primary mission of assisting Asian women entrepreneurs. Over the years, AWIB has expanded its mission to address the identified needs and issues affecting the business and professional development of Asian Americans. AWIB also serves on various task forces and boards to promote the inclusion of minority and women owned businesses and professionals.




  • _Each winner will receive $2,500
  • _Applicant can be considered for an additional $2,500 (a total of $5,000) if qualified as lower middle income
  • _Awards are expected to be applied towards tuition and other education-related expenses



  • _Female and of Asian or Pacific Islander ancestry (includes those who can trace their ancestry from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, or Vietnam)
  • _Enrolled full-time in an accredited 4-year undergraduate institution in the U.S. at the time of application and award
  • _Maintain a minimum 3.0 (out of 4.0) undergraduate GPA at the time of application
  • _Have one or more of the following:
  • _A leadership role in a community endeavor
  • _A record of entrepreneurial achievement
  • _U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • _For the additional $2,500, financial need must be demonstrated by submitting a copy of the most current FAFSA form AND the Financial Aid Award Notice from your institution for the 2014-2015 academic year.



  • _Read the FAQ page before filling out the application
  • _TYPE and fill out the text-enabled pdf application; handwritten applications will NOT be accepted
  • _Do not use acronyms or uncommon abbreviations
  • _If you include college organizations in your Leadership Positions and Volunteer Work, please attach the college’s official description of the organization
  • _A college transcript is required for the application; semifinalists will be asked to provide their


official college transcript

  • _Each applicant must submit two essays. Essay prompts can be found on the last page of this application
  • _Each applicant is required to submit a minimum of 1 and no more than 6 letters of recommendation
  • _Recommendation letters and references listed on the application must NOT be your relatives, peers, or other students; good references are employers, supervisors, professors, deans, etc.
  • _Be sure to include correct and current contact information for references
  • _Late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered
  • _The application and accompanying materials must be postmarked by October 1, 2014


Mail all materials to Asian Women In Business, 42 Broadway, Suite 1748. New York, NY 10004

  • _AWIB, at its discretion, may conduct interviews with semifinalists
  • _Winners will be notified in November 2014


Feel free to attach additional material or information that reinforces your descriptions and experiences

International Conference ‘Art, Society and Politics in (Post) Socialism’ in Timisoara, Romania

CONFERENCE: ” Art, Society and Politics in (Post) Socialism”
VENUE:                West University of Timisoara, Romania, 17-18 November 2014
The Conference aims at investigating the multiple dimensions of the arts in socialist and post-socialist societies. We welcome contributions from all fields which are relevant for understanding the relationship between the arts, society and politics, such as history, art history, anthropology, sociology, and political science. Interdisciplinary approach and comparative perspective are encouraged.
Although the focus of the conference is on visual arts, papers concerning music, literature, and performing arts will also be considered.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to the following:

  • · Public art in socialist and post-socialist countries
  • · Commissioning public art in socialism
  • · Propaganda and dissent in arts
  • · Politics and the public reception of the work of art
  • · Status of arts and artists in post-socialism
  • · Arts education in (post) socialism
  • · Art and ideology
  • · Public art and collective memory

The conference language is English.
Please send a short presentation and an abstract of no more 300 words on the address The deadline for abstract submission is October 15, 2014. Authors invited to attend the conference will be notified by October 20, 2014. Proposals consisting in portfolios of images, short movies, multimedia products, projects are also welcome.
There is no participation fee.
A limited reimbursement, up to 350 Euro, can be offered to participants abroad, for international travel expenses. Accommodation will be provided subject to availability.
If you have additional queries, you may send an email to the address above.


Apply now for the international seminar “United Europe – Democracy at all levels!”

Deadline:  8 October 2014
Open to: Young people aged 18-30 years who are citizens of one of the 47 member states of the Council of Europe + citizens of Belarus.
Venue: 25-30 November 2014 in Chisinau, Moldova.


Co – organised by JEF Europe, JEF Moldova and JEF Belarus, the International Seminar “United Europe – Democracy at all levels” will take place from the 25-30 November in Chisinau, the capital of Moldova.

About JEF: Young European Federalists (JEF, French Jeunes Européens fédéralistes) is a political youth organisation. Active in most European countries and with around 25,000 members, it seeks to promote European integration through the strengthening and democratisation of the European Union (EU). JEF has close ties to the European Movement and the Union of European Federalists and is a full member of the European Youth Forum (YFJ). Former activists of JEF are organised in the Friends of JEF.


Young people aged 18-30 years who are citizens of one of the 47 member states of the Council of Europe + citizens of Belarus. Applications from non-eligible persons will not be taken into account.


  • Participation fee: 120€ for JEF Members, 150€ for Non-JEF Members 30€ for Belorussian and Moldavian participants. (There are 10 scholarships of 50€ provided upon request)
  • Travel reimbursement: 70% of the travel costs (up to max 200€)
  • *JEF Europe and JEF Moldova will assist in visa procedures if needed.
  • **Do not book your ticket and/or pay the participation fee before you receive an e-mail confirmation regarding your selection


Deadline for applications: 8 October 2014

To apply, please fill out Opens external link in new windowthis form.
Confirmation of your participation will be sent on Friday 10th October.

For more information read the full call Initiates file downloadHERE


Youth Forum “New Generation for Eu Enlargement”

Deadline:  29 September 2014
Open to: participants between the ages of 20 and 30 years old, from EU and neigbouring countries.
Venue: 25-30 October 2014, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia


The Youth Forum “New Generation for EU Enlargement” will take place in  Belgrade, Republic of Serbia, on 25 and 30 October 2014. This Forum are organized by the European Center for Peace and Development (ECPD) of the University for Peace established by the United Nations, the Association of European Border Regions (AEBR) and Youth Association of Serbia (OSS), with cooperation with Euroregion Nisava and Euroregion Drina. Analyzing the situation in the Balkans and results of projects dealing with cross-border cooperation reconciliation, tolerance and human security as preconditions for maintaining peace in the Balkans, we have concluded that, although the Balkans’ capacity for changes and innovations in the area of cross-border cooperation at the local and regional level is constantly growing, the analysis shows that there is a lack of young leaders in the border areas who can initiate and implement the cross-border projects and prepare the new generation for the EU Enlargement. Cross-border cooperation is one of the crucial factors influencing the achievements of the economics, social and territorial cohesion within Europe, especially relating to the borders between the new and the old member states, between the new member states, as well as between the new EU member states and their neighboring countries. For almost half century cross-border cooperation has been recognized as a very powerful tool for maintaining peace and building good neighbourly relations between the European borders.

The meeting aims to provide young people with a deeper understanding of the circumstances in which they live and to enable them to develop common initiatives and projects for assuring a positive prospect for young people in the border regions of Europe.



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

  • Preferable age between 20 and 30
  • The applicants should have ability to speak and understand English
  • postgraduate students from the Balkan region who are majoring in one of the following fields: cross-border cooperation, politics and diplomacy, economics, culture, media, tourism, sports, peace and conflict resolution.
  • young professionals in one of the following fields: cross-border cooperation, politics and diplomacy, economics, culture, media, tourism, sports, peace and conflict resolution
  • young professionals in one of the following fields: cross-border cooperation, politics and diplomacy, economics, culture, media, tourism, sports, peace and conflict resolution


For applying to participate in the work of the Youth Forum, please send the filled registration form by September 29, 2014 to the following e-mail address:  or .

DOWNLOAD | Registration form | (*.docx file)

You are encouraged to use Europass (CV) form to present yourself. You may find CV template at this link:


For more infomation click this link..


No Hate Speech Seminar in Berlin, Germany

Deadline: 1 October 2014
Open to: people from Germany and all countries from the Balkan region
Venue: 20-29 October in Berlin, Germany


SCI Germany in cooperation with the “SAVA Workinggroup” and the “Media Competence Centre Pankow” is organizing the “No Hate Speech” Seminar which will be held in Berlin from 20-29 October 2014. During this seminar the participants will get to know about the “No Hate Speech” movement, which addresses and contradicts hate speech, racism and discrimination in their online expression. The participants will first discuss the topic theoretically by analysing examples. Then, under the guidance of the media competence centre, they will develop an online platform which enables users to react to hate speech creatively and to connect with other activists of the No Hate Speech movement. After the seminar, it is planned to organize an event in each participating country with the aim of popularizing and promoting the platform.


The seminar is open to people interested in the topic coming from Germany and all countries from the Balkan region.


All the costs for food, accommodation and travels inside Berlin are covered by the organizers. Participants will need to cover their own travel expenses.


Interested applicants need to fill in the application form available HERE and submit it to:

The deadline to apply is 1 October 2014.

For further information please visit the official call.


School of Fundamental Diplomatic Skills 2015, Warsaw, Poland

Deadline:  4 January 2015
Open to: Highly motivated students wishing to complement their university education; Recent graduates wishing to develop often overlooked soft-skills necessary for work in the international community; Young professionals looking to distinguish themselves from their peers
Venue:  2-6 February, 2015, Warsaw, Poland


The School of Fundamental Diplomatic Skills is a course designed for university students, recent graduates and young professionals who recognize the value and necessity of soft skills expected by employers and recruiters from diplomatic and international business sectors. Over 30 intensive hours, participants will engage in simulations, workshops and lectures. Method:


  • 30 hours of rigorous, hands-on workshops, simulations and lectures
  • Modern techniques of instruction
  • Unique combination of practice and theory
  • Diverse and multicultural participants, which establishes a forum for exchanging experiences and networking. The European Academy of Diplomacy annually hosts 100s participants from more than 40 countries in our various international programs.


Highly motivated students wishing to complement their university education; Recent graduates wishing to develop often overlooked soft-skills necessary for work in the international community; Young professionals looking to distinguish themselves from their peers

Costs & Scholarships

335 EUR (without accommodation) or 535 EUR (with accommodation). The registration fee includes 5 days of the courses, materials, coffee breaks, lunches and diploma. All participants are expected to arrange their own travel. Limited number of best applicants will receive a scholarship.


Application form needs to be submitted along with the current CV. All applicants will be required to submit a current CV in Europass format.

In order to apply, register HERE.

The official web-page.


The Global Fund for Women Grants

Deadline: 15 December 2014
Open to: women-led groups outside the United States
Grant: between $5,000 and $30,000 per year for operation and project expenses


Global Fund for Women invests in women’s groups that advance the human rights of women and girls. They value local expertise and believe that women themselves know best how to determine their needs and propose solutions for lasting change and continue to defend and expand hard-won gains in women’s rights by focusing on three critical areas:

Zero Violence
They fund and advocate for women’s and girls’ participation, empowerment, and peace building while challenging laws, policies, cultures and behavior that perpetuates discrimination, violence and abuse.

Economic & Political Empowerment
They support advocacy for economic and legal reform and women’s equal participation in local and national elections and economies, support democracy movements and efforts to secure land, labor and property rights.

Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights

A support is provided to campaigns, service delivery, advocacy and education to influence attitudes and achieve policy change that secures women’s and girls’ full access to sexual and reproductive health and rights.


Please note that your group must meet all the following criteria to be eligible for a grant:

  • It is based in a country outside the United States, priority is given to certain countries which you can find HERE;
  • Its primary focus is advancing women’s equality and human rights, with these goals clearly reflected in its activities;
  • It is a group of women working together. They do not accept requests from individuals;
  • It is governed, directed, and led by women. Women must fill all or most of the leadership roles.


The Global Fund for Women provides grants ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 per year for operating and project expenses. First-time grant awards generally range from $5,000 to $13,000 per year.


If you want to apply for the grant, you have to first register on the following website and there are application forms available in five languages: Arabic, English, French, Russian, and Spanish .

Deadline for applications is 15 December 2014.

For more information, please visit the official website.


2015 International Forum for Young Leaders “Human Rights and Leadership”

Deadline:  31 October 2014
Open to: participants from around the world
Venue: 11-17 October 2015 at McGill University in Montreal


The next generation of human rights professionals will be required to respond to increasingly complex and systemic global challenges through innovation and ingenuity. Our mission is to foster a network of young leaders who aim to develop accessible solutions to these challenges and advance human rights and access to justice through ethical engagement.

The International Forum for Young Leaders brings together individuals under 30 years of age who have demonstrated their passion for implementing innovative, entrepreneurial solutions to the world’s most pressing problems, and offering them an opportunity to interact and benefit from each other’s experiences. It does this by:

  • Selecting ambitious, persistent young leaders from across the world with the potential to act as change agents in their field, sector, or geographic region;
  • Spreading their ideas about how to tackle major human rights and access to justice challenges and effect wide-scale change; and
  • Supporting an extensive network of former Young Leaders, named McGill Echenberg Fellows, to realize the practical implementation of their vision.

Young Leaders participate in a series of skill-developing sessions, workshops, roundtable discussions, and cultural events aimed at engaging with the spectrum of issues that affect human rights outcomes, in addition to keynotes, panels and debates featuring prominent international human rights voices.

The Forum is at the core of the Fourth Echenberg Family Conference on Human Rights, which will be held at McGill University in Montreal from October 11-17, 2015, and is organized by the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism. Held in conjunction with the Young Leaders Forum, the Conference will explore the theme of “Human Rights and Leadership” and will focus on individuals and groups who have set themselves apart in their promotion of human rights and access to justice through innovation, entrepreneurship, collaboration and creativity.


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

  • Be under 30 years of age as of July 31, 2015;
  • Hold a university degree in any field*;
  • Possess high oral proficiency in English; and
  • Have shown leadership, innovation, creativity, and/or entrepreneurship in your area of focus.

*The Conference has made exceptions to this eligibility criterion under exceptional circumstances where applicants have demonstrated a particularly strong fit for the Young Leaders Forum.


  • For those selected, the Conference will cover all costs, including travel expenses to and from Montreal, accommodation, meals, and visa expenses.


Please submit your completed application form [.docx], a photocopy of an official ID confirming your age, two letters of recommendation, and proof of university graduation to by October 31, 2014. Please use “Application – International Young Leaders Forum 2015,” as the subject of your email.

Your recommendation letters should be written by individuals who know you in an academic or professional capacity and can provide a detailed assessment of your potential to contribute to the Forum.

Only complete applications will be reviewed and only qualified candidates will be contacted. Due to the high volume of correspondence we receive, we are unable to respond to individual inquiries about the application process.

The official web-page.


CROSS THE BORDER II – Peace Education in Youth Work in France

Deadline:  26 September 2014
Open to: participants between the ages of 18 and 25 years old, from Caucasus, Germany and Russian Federation.
Venue: 21-30 November 2014, Bouvante, France


The Ceméa Rhône-Alpes organization,in partnership with Great Silk Way International Youth Union, organizes the Cross the Border 2014 project, with the support of Erasmus + program. The event will take place from November 21st to 30th 2014 (travel days included) in Bouvante – France.


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



If you are motivated to join us and make the dierence; if your profile meets the above-mentioned criteria, then fill the online application form by Friday, 26 September 2014.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions,  write to: Edouard Portefaix (

The official web-page.