ADA International Fellowship named after Alimardan bay Topchubashov

Deadline: 1 April 2015
Open to: International candidates
Fellowship: the tuition fee, housing, and books.


ADA was established in 2006, transformed into university by the decree of President in 2014 and is accredited by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
ADA University is dedicated to preparing innovative global leaders and to promoting useful collaborative research on diplomacy, public and international affairs, business, humanities and sciences, information technologies and system engineering. ADA University has launched an International Fellowship program meant to prepare global leaders who have a strong commitment to serve a public cause.

The purpose of our International Fellowship is to:

  • prepare innovative leaders with vision and global perspective;
  • encourage commitment to public service and further contribute to its development;
  • participate actively in international human capacity enhancement efforts;
  • enhance diversity of student body at ADA University;
  • promote further intellectual inquiry on international topics help to strengthen bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and friendly countries.


All international candidates are eligible to apply.


Full International Fellowship covers the tuition fee, housing, and books.

Grant provider: Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Selection criteria

International Fellowship Requirements:

  • ADA University offers this fellowship to international students applying for graduate ( and undergraduate ( programs.
  • Applicant should first be admitted into ADA University. Only admitted and enrolled students are eligible for the Fellowship.
  • Undergraduate fellows must obtain a minimum annual GPA level of 2.5 for continuation of the fellowship.
  • Graduate fellows must obtain a minimum semester GPA level of 3.0 for continuation of the fellowship.
  • Recipients are expected to actively engage in ADA community.

Grant award period:

Fellowship recipients are not required to reapply to the fellowship yearly. Fellowship is automatically renewed if students meet the renewal requirements at the end of a year of enrollment. Undergraduate fellows must obtain a minimum annual GPA level of 2.5 for continuation of the fellowship. Graduate fellows must obtain a minimum semester GPA level of 3.0 for continuation of the fellowship.


In order to apply for the 2015-16 fellowships you must submit ADA Online Application Form and fill out Fellowship Essay.

The deadline to apply is  April 1, 2015.

More information:


Contacts for more information:

For Bachelor’s degree:

For Master’s degree:

Fabrica One Year Artist Scholarships for Artists

Deadline: ongoing
Open to: graphic designer, musician, industrial designer, filmmaker, motion graphics artist, writer, illustrator, interaction designer, animators under 25 years old worldwide
Fellowship: return trip from your country; accommodation in Treviso (to share with one or two Fabrica grant holders); lunch from Monday to Friday; a monthly money supply to cover living expenses; health insurance for the entire duration of the scholarship.


Fabrica is a communication research centre. It is based in Treviso, Italy, and is an integral part of the Benetton Group. Established in 1994, Fabrica offers young creative people from around the world a one-year study grant and provides opportunities for professional and creative growth, as well as a wealth of resources and relationships, as they develop social and cultural communication projects in the fields of design, visual communication, photography, interaction, video, music, and journalism. Fabrica engages in areas enabling a diverse range of disciplines including product design, graphic design, photography, interaction design, code, video, music, journalism and media. Small, medium and large projects are developed by multidisciplinary creative teams, capable of shifting fluidly depending on need. Fabrica announces One Year Artist Scholarships for Artists.

Please specify which studio area you are applying for:



You might be a coder, graphic designer, musician, industrial designer, filmmaker, motion graphics artist, writer, illustrator, interaction designer, animator, some combination of these or even something else. You must be 25 years old or younger.


The scholarship includes: return trip from your country; accommodation in Treviso (to share with one or two Fabrica grant holders); lunch from Monday to Friday; a monthly money supply to cover living expenses; health insurance for the entire duration of the scholarship.


Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Please see the Facebook pages for Fabrica and Colors for more information about the projects we are currently working on.

Please see the Areas section for a guide to the current areas running at Fabrica — you will be asked to select which area you are interested in joining.

In order to apply, register HERE.

Telephone +39 0422 516202 – 516111

For further information please visit the official website.

2015 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest

The Minneapolis Commission on Civil Rights, the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights, Minneapolis City Council, and Mayor Betsy Hodges are pleased to present the 2015 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest.

This contest is open to all students who attend schools in Minneapolis who are in the 9th, 10th, and 11th grades.

Completed essays should be returned no later than Monday January 19th, 2015.

The topic for this year’s contest is:

“Jokes or comments are commonly made, both accidentally and intentionally, at the expense of certain groups of people. Some individuals and organized groups actively work to stop hurtful speech. What could you do to stop these stereotypical/hurtful comments?

Provide at least 2 specific examples of how language results in the violation of or protection of human rights. Be sure to identify the message, who it is from, who it affects and how it affects them. Reference the United States’ Constitution, the United Nations’ Declaration of Human Rights or the United States Bill of Rights in your answer.”

Essays may be from one to three pages in length and address the selected topic.

Completed entry forms with parent’s signature  must be attached to the back of the essay. The entry form is attached, or it can be found at

The contest winners will receive a gift card to be awarded at a ceremony before the Minneapolis City Council in the spring of 2015.

First Place $ 300.00
Second Place $ 200.00
Third Place $ 100.00

There will be a reception after the award ceremony to honor the winners. Teachers, parents, educators and others are invited to attend. Students will have the opportunity to meet and take pictures with the Minneapolis Commission on Civil Rights members, Minneapolis City Council members and Mayor Hodges. Interviews may be requested by the media. The first place winners will have an opportunity to read a portion of their essay at the awards ceremony.

Completed Essays should be returned no later than Monday January 19th, 2015 to:

Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights
Attention: Lee Zutz, MCCR Liaison
350 South 5th Street, Room 239
Minneapolis, MN 55415

The G(irls)20 Summit 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey

Deadline:  15 January 2015
Open to: live and hold citizenship in one of the G20 member countries plus the Afghanistan, African Union, Azerbaijan*, the European Union,  Pakistan, MENA region, Spain* or Singapore*
Venue:  late September/early October in Istanbul, Turkey


The 2015 G(irls)20 Summit will be held in Istanbul, Turkey.  While exact dates have not yet been set, we anticipate that the 6th Summit will take place late September/early October.

Five Summits have taken place : Toronto, 2010; Paris, 2011; Mexico City, 2012; Moscow, 2013 and Sydney, Australia (2014)..  Each Summit produces a communique which is presented to the G20 Leaders, Ministers of Industry, Health, Innovation, Economic Development and Foreign Affairs and Ambassadors. Each Summit also results in the development of community based initiatives led by the delegates.

Delegates will be required to participate before Summit training (media & leadership assessment), connect with the G(irls)20 alumni and complete a reading package to be familiar with the G20 process and issues and G(irls)20 partners.

While in Turkey, delegates will attend skills building training sessions, hear from a global panel of experts and work toward a set of recommendations for G20 Leaders.


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

  • female, 18-23 years of age (at the time of the Summit);
  • live and hold citizenship in one of the G20 member countries plus the Afghanistan, African Union, Azerbaijan*, the European Union,  Pakistan, MENA region, Spain* or Singapore*.  (These represent the members of the G20 plus countries invited by the Government of Turkey)
  • have an interest in the economic advancement of girls and women;
  • can commit to launching a post Summit initiative/project in your own community;
  • have parental or guardian permission to travel to Turkey and to fully participate in the summit for the duration of the Summit.  This may require absence from school;
  • consent to appear in any and all media; and,
  • can obtain valid visa and passport for travel by March 31, 2015.

LANGUAGE:  English language proficiency, both verbal and written, is required.  The Summit will be conducted in English and Turkish. All final delegates will have a phone interview in which their language skills will be evaluated.


Please note that it will be the responsibility of the delegate to arrange her own ground transportation to and from her home and the airport as well as passport and visas (some countries will require a visa).

The following will be provided to all G(irls)20 Summit Delegates:

  • Summit learning materials and supplies;
  • Return economy air travel arrangements, from the closest international airport to the delegate’s home to Istanbul;
  • Accommodations while in Turkey (in transit accommodations to be covered by the delegate);
  • Meals – breakfast, lunch, dinner and refreshments each day;
  • All ground transportation while in Turkey.



  • Deadline for applications JANUARY 15, 2015
  • Applications will be reviewed by G(irls)20 Global Advisory, partners and volunteers
  • Two finalists from each country will be selected by the end of FEBRUARY and phone interviews will be held shortly thereafter
  • G(irls)20 2015 Final Delegates will be announced MARCH 6, 2015.


  • Completed Application Form
  • Completed Reference Form
  • Signed Expectation Form
  • YouTube Submission (If you do not have the means to submit a video please let us know and this will be taken into consideration).
  • Personal Biography, 250 words maximum (if selected, this may be used on our website)
  • Head & shoulders photograph (if selected this may be used on our website)
  • Scan of Passport (if possible at the time of application, if not, proof of age)


  6. 2015PASSPORT_YOURFIRST&LASTNAME (if you do not have a passport please scan a government document to show proof of age)


Step one:  Review  (and if you apply, sign) the Delegate Expectation Form Expectations_2015Delegates

Step two: Apply – please use the PDF version if possible.


The official web-page.

The Heinrich Böll Foundation Scholarships 2015

Deadline: 1 March (for international and German applicants) /1 September (for German applicants only)
Open to: German/EU nationals and non-EU nationals who did not study in Germany
Scholarship: BA/MA: €597-€750 per month plus other allowances; PhD: €1000-€1050


The Heinrich Böll Foundation grants scholarships to approximately 1,000 undergraduates, graduates, and PhD students of all subjects and nationalities per year, who are pursuing their degree at universities, universities of applied sciences (‘Fachhochschulen’), or universities of the arts (‘Kunsthochschulen”). They expect their scholarship recipients to have excellent academic records, to be socially and politically engaged, and to have an active interest in the basic values of the foundation: ecology and sustainability, democracy and human rights, self determination and justice.


For an undergraduate and graduate scholarship:

1. General student scholarships for German and German-educated applicants: Students in all subjects who are pursuing a FIRST DEGREE (Bachelor, Staatsexamen, Diplom) and who earned their university entrance qualification in Germany;

2. Student scholarship – journalism: “Medienvielfalt, anders: Junge Migrantinnen und Migranten in den Journalismus” (for Germans and candidates who study in Germany – Bildungsinländer/innen): This programme is aimed at German or German-educated students with a migration background who wish to become journalists;

3. International students on a MASTERS course in any subject who earned their university entrance qualification outside Germany (Bildungsausländer/innen) and are studying, or wish to study, in Germany.

For a doctoral scholarship:

1. Doctoral students from inside and outside Germany for a doctoral scholarship in the focus programme “Transformation Research”;

2. International doctoral students in all subjects who earned their university entrance qualification outside Germany and are pursuing, or wish to pursue, doctoral studies in Germany (Bildungsausländer/innen).

Special consideration will be given to applicants from the following focus regions: central and eastern Europe, the EU’s neighbouring states and the CIS, the Middle East and North Africa (especially Syria, Egypt, Tunisia, Israel), transition and newly industrialised countries, and conflict regions worldwide.

Good or very good knowledge of German (at least B2 Level) is required. The selection workshops are generally held in German. If a scholarship is granted, intensive German courses may be funded.


The scholarship amount varies and may include family and/or childcare allowance, health insurance or similar.

For undergraduate and graduate students

  • who are German/EU nationals or those educated in Germany, the amount varies according to parental income or own assets or earnings: max. €597 plus €300 book allowance per month.
  • For non-EU nationals and students not educated in Germany, the amount is €750 per month, plus € 100 mobility allowance per month, plus various individual allowances.

At the doctoral level:

  • German/EU nationals or those educated in Germany receive €1,050 per month basic scholarship plus €100 per month research costs allowance.
  • For non-EU nationals and students not educated in Germany, the amount is €1,000 per month, plus € 100 mobility allowance per month, plus various individual allowances.


Applications are accepted from international applicants once per year – 1 March. The 1 September deadline applies to undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students from inside Germany only.

In order to apply you must follow the next steps:

1. Check if you are among the special focus groups in this application round;
2. Gather information on the application process and the requested documents;
3. Register for the online application portal (the application portal will be opened about 6 weeks before the application deadline);
4. Provide the requested information in the Online Application Portal;
5. After uploading all of your documents, submit your application before the end of the application deadline.

For further information please visit the official website.

The Romanian State Scholarships to foreign citizens 2015- 2016

Deadline: 15 March 2015
Open to: candidates from non-EU countries
Scholarship: tuition, accommodation, monthly allowance


Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of National Education, in keeping with Romanian current legislation offer 85 scholarships for under- and post-graduate studies in Romania to citizens of non-EU countries. 

The scholarships are granted for three levels of study:

  1. for the first cycle (licenta): dedicated to graduates of high schools or of equivalent pre-university systems, as well as to candidates who require the equivalent of partial studies and the continuation of their studies in Romania. The complete cycle of university studies lasts for 3 to 6 years, according to the specific requirements of the chosen faculty, and ends with a final examination (licenta);
  2. for the 2nd cycle (master): dedicated to graduates of university/post graduate studies; it lasts for 1,5 to 2 years and ends with a dissertation;
  3. for the 3rd cycle (doctorate): dedicated to the graduates of university/postgraduate studies (i.e. master); it lasts for 3-4 years, in keeping with the specific requirements of the chosen faculty, and ends with a doctor’s thesis.

Priority will be given to the candidates applying for: political and administrative sciences, education studies, Romanian culture and civilization, journalism, technical studies, oil and gas, agricultural studies, veterinary medicine, architecture, music, arts, music.

The study language is the Romanian language. The candidates who do not know Romanian are offered one supplementary preparatory year to study the language.


Candidates from non-EU states. Priority is given to citizens from non-EU states with which Romania does not have cultural and education cooperation agreements.


  • free-of-charge tuition;
  • free-of-charge accommodation;
  • financial support – a monthly amount representing :
    • EUR 65 per month, for the under-graduate students (1st cycle),
    • EUR 75 per month, for post-graduate students (master degrees and specialization) 2nd cycle
    • EUR 85 per month, for post graduate students (doctor’s degree) 3rd cycle.


To get all necessary information about the scholarships (conditions, necessary documents, enrollment calendar) and to submit their application files, the candidates should apply directly to:

  • the Romanian diplomatic missions accredited to the candidate’s country of origin or of residence or to
  • the diplomatic mission of candidate’s state of origin accredited to Bucharest

The deadline for submitting the application files is established by each diplomatic mission. The candidate should enquire at the diplomatic mission about the enrollment calendar, starting 3 December 2014. Foreign diplomatic missions accredited to Bucharest must send the application files to Ministry of Foreign Affairs by 15 March 2015, at the latest.

For further information read the official call HERE.


The Intercultural Innovation Camp 2015

Deadline:  ongoing
Open to: Students older than 18 years old. Exceptions on request.
Venue: Siem Reap (Cambodia), Yogyakarta (Indonesia) or Tokyo (Japan)


Projects that empower are projects that have the ability inspire entire generations, even from one to the next.  It these kinds of course altering projects that have the power to change the course of whole groups of people, even entire cultures.

If you are a Highschool student, or attend University, and your desire is to be involved in the kinds of projects don’t just change your own life but have the ability to change those of the people around you, by working as a part of a team that is dedicated to discovering, learning from and achieving great things with, then we have the tools that you need to succeed.

Intercultural Innovation Camp

The iiCamp project was developed, and launched by, the YouCan Trust – a non profit organisation focused on the individual support of young adults.
Our unique summer camps offer young adults the chance to visit some of the most beautiful locations in the world, while providing the tools and support needed to develop intercultural competency – itself a vital tool in today’s increasingly interconnected world, which helps us to understand other cultures and how they interact, exchange ideas and communicate.

Being able to communicate effectively with those from ‘outside’ cultures is becoming ever more important, and not just for business; understanding how a local activity or event has an effect on the people living there can have a tremendous impact, and be a force for great good.

Programs, projects and highlights

In order to achieve this, and to provide once in a lifetime opportunities, iiCamp project themes change every single year. For example, a recent project in Cambodia involved the creation  Siem Reap map – which helped tourists find their way around safely and effectively, which in itself provided the local economy with a small, but needed, boost.

Past iiCamp attendees also helped develop a Khmer language application, helping locals and visitors communicate much effectively. You can find reviews of these, and other projects here
Highlights of our programs…

  • Comprehensive preparation, with expert supervision on location
  • Accommodation in a guest house
  • Daily group meetings
  • Define project goals together
  • Create and execute tasks
  • Day-tours (Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Borobodur in Indonesia, Kamakura in Japan, bicycle tours, dinner with local families and more…)
  • Mutually agreed free time activities
  • Daily feedback sessions
  • Deep insights into the culture of the host country
  • On request: International Competency Certificate
  • Internationally recognized by universities (internship)


No special skills are needed, except curiosity, motivation, positive attitude, willing to do something, smile


  • Cambodia: Duration 2 weeks to 3 months; EUR 750,00 for 2 weeks; Further week – each EUR 300,00
  • Indonesia: Duration 2 to 4 weeks; EUR 850,00 for 2 weeks; Further week, each EUR 350,00
  • Japan: Duration 2 to 4 weeks; EUR 950,00 for 2 weeks; Further – each EUR 400,00


There is no deadline for submissions.

In order to apply, register HERE.

For any questions which you might have please contact Inga Palme –

The official web-page.

The Terra Summer Residency Fellowships for Artists

Deadline: 15 January 2015
Open to: visual artists with a master’s degree and doctoral candidates researching American art and visual culture prior to 1980 within the United States
Fellowship: A $5,000 stipend; atravel contribution; Lodging


Each summer the Terra Foundation offers ten residential fellowships for emerging artists and doctoral scholars in the history of American art and visual culture at its properties in Giverny, France. The Terra Summer Residency (TSR) offers opportunities to pursue individual work within a framework of interdisciplinary exchange and cross-cultural dialogue. During this 9-week period, fellows interact regularly with invited senior advisors and guest lecturers, who direct weekly seminars and hold individual meetings. Private visits to exhibitions and attendance of special conferences are also proposed. In addition to the fellowship stipend, fellows are provided with on-site lodging, working facilities and lunches for the duration of the residency. At the end of the program, fellows share the work that was accomplished during the residency and the artists present their work in the open studios. The program encourages fellows to make lifelong connections and become part of the international alumni community of Terra fellows.


Candidates worldwide can apply. Applicants must be either:

  • A visual artist with a master’s degree or its equivalent at the time of application. Preference is given to applicants who have completed their degree within the past five years.
  • A doctoral candidate researching American art and visual culture prior to 1980 within the United States or in the context of international artistic exchange. Candidates should be at an advanced stage of their doctoral research and writing.


Terra Summer Residency fellows receive:

  • A $5,000 stipend (artists receive an additional $300 for the purchase of materials);
  • A travel contribution (up to $250 for individuals traveling from Europe; up to $1,000 for individuals traveling from outside Europe); and
  • Lodging in the Terra Foundation residences and daily lunches


The deadline to apply is 15 January 2015.

For more information about these fellowships, as well as invited senior advisor and guest lecturer positions, please email

For further information please visit the official website. or for further information about Scholarships, Fellowships and Grants, please like this page

The Summer Peacebuilding Program 2015 in California, United States

Deadline:  15 March 2015
Open to: students and practitioners in the field of conflict, peace, development and security studies
Venue: 27 July – 14 August 2015, Watsonville, CA


We are excited to launch the Summer Peacebuilding Program (SPP), a three-week long intensive training program designed to bridge the theory and practice of building peace in societies that are emerging from conflict, violence or war.

SPP builds on the ‘Peace’ dimension that was explored for two years (2013 and 2014) in the Peace, Trade and Development program. SPP provides an opportunity for participants to learn from the experiences and approaches of scholars and practitioners who work on some of the most difficult challenges our world faces today, including: resolving conflict, ending all forms of violence, providing social justice, and creating more secure and developed societies by transforming the conditions and relationships of conflict. SPP therefore welcomes all those interested in exploring the above-mentioned topics  through a process of self-reflection, gathering of theoretical and conceptual data and its application to real world problems.

The 2015 program will run from July 27 to August 14, 2015. The first week of SPP is residential at the Mount Madonna Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences ( in Watsonville, CA. The second and third weeks of SPP will be held at the MIIS campus ( in Monterey with a lodging option within walking distance to campus.


Students and practitioners in the field of conflict, peace, development and security studies are eligible to apply.


The SPP program cost, which covers lodging for three weeks, board for week one and all course related expenses for three weeks is USD 3500. Course fees for Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) students are USD 3000. Students can receive academic credits for the program (paying additional tuition fees as required by their own educational institution)


There are two types of scholarships available:

An early bird discount. Those applying before midnight on Feb. 15, 2015 can take USD 250 off the program cost.There are two merit scholarships of USD 500 available to two highly qualified and deserving candidates. Candidates must send in a letter along with their application addressing the scholarship criteria. Deservedness will be decided using the following criteria:

  1. High GPA/ Strong academic record
  2. Work experience in the field of Conflict Studies
  3. Displays strong motivation to work in the field of Conflict Studies
  4. Financial Constraints

The two scholarships may not be combined. Scholarship decisions will be made by March 15, 2015. Scholarships are not available to MIIS students.


SPP Key Dates

  • Applications Deadline for Davis UWC Students: Feb 15, 2015 (midnight PST)
  • Applications Deadline for all others: March 15, 2015 (midnight PST)
  • Acceptance Letters emailed to Davis UWC Students: March 1, 2015
  • Acceptance Letters emailed to all others: Two weeks after application received
  • Non-refundable deposit (USD 500) due: On admission (to reserve space)
  • Final payment (non-refundable) due: April 15, 2015 (midnight PST)

In order to apply, register HERE.

SPP applications are accepted on a rolling basis (except for Davis UWC scholars) so we will review and respond to you two weeks after your application is received.

Below is our admission criteria:

  • Proficiency in English language
  • Academic or equivalent work experience
  • Clear personal and career goals
  • Ability to meet SPP financial requirements

The official web-page.

International Winter School 2015 in Kraków, Poland

Deadline:  30 December 2014
Open to: All countries’ MA, Phd students as well as alumni or participants interested in the topic.
Venue: 7 – 15 February 2015, Kraków, Poland


The Centre for European Studies, Jagiellonian University and the ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo are pleased to invite MA and Phd students, as well as anyone interested in the topic  to participate in the international Winter School in English:  “Democracy, expertise and power: the role of experts in modern European societies “

International Winter School will take place 7-15 February 2015, in Krakow, Poland. Participants will take part in seminars conducted by experts from both Jagiellonian and Oslo University on the following issues:

  • the knowledge society, from a theoretical and practical dimension; experts and their role in modern democracies;
  • the role of universities in creating knowledge and implementing the public change;
  • the media as the fourth power; models of democracy;
  • and finally civil society and social movements as new actors on the political scene.

The discussions will enable participants to answer the question of whether knowledge is the driving force of modern democracy or a tool in the hands of technocrats and bureaucrats.


The Winter School welcomes all countries’ MA, Phd students as well as alumni or participants interested in the topic.


  • No participation fee
  • Accomodation, winter school materials, participation in seminars covered by organizers


Due to the limited places, the participants will be chosen basis on the application.

In order to apply, register HERE.

The application is available here and it should be send together with CV in Europass format  by December 30th 2014 on the e-mail address: The results will be announced in the first week of January 2015.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask! Send an e-mail to an .

The official web-page.