The 9th International Manga Award

Deadline: 12 June 2015
Open to: anyone
Prizes: The Gold Award and the Silver Award winners will be invited to Japan on the occasion of the award ceremony for around 10 days as complementary prize.


International Manga Award (国際漫画賞 Kokusai manga shou) is an annual award established to encourage non-Japanese manga artists in 2007. This award was created by Japanese Foreign Minister Tarō Asō, who proposed this award in a policy speech he gave in Tokyo’s Akihabara district in 2006. The Award is often considered the most prestigious prize for non-Japanese manga artists. The selection is managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. Annually, award honorees are recommended by the advisers including Machiko Satonaka and many other great manga artists.

On April 24,2015, the Ninth International MANGA Award Executive Committee (Chairman : Mr.Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs) decided to hold the Ninth International MANGA Award.


The competition is open to anyone.

The MANGA works (24 or more pages) must have been produced outside Japan.

Both published and unpublished works are eligible, but the MANGA works should have been produced within three years proceeding the date of application (2012-2015).

The works must be submitted in printed form.


The Gold Award and the Silver Award winners will be invited to Japan on the occasion of the award ceremony for around 10 days as complementary prize.

How to apply?

The deadline for application is 12 June 2015.

For more information please check the official website.


International Youth Initiative Program in Järna, Sweden

Deadline:  31 May 2015
Open to: participants between the ages of 18 and 28 years old
Venue: 20 – 25 June  2015, Järna, Sweden


The International Youth Initiative Program (YIP) is a holistic educational program that strengthens young people’s capacity to take initiative in the face of current global challenges.

The purpose of the International Youth Initiative Program is to foster in young people a holistic understanding of the current challenges humanity faces and to empower them to use entrepreneurial principles and skills to create initiatives and change within themselves that meet these challenges while practising collaboration and moral integrity.


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

  • Are you between 18 & 28 years old?
  • Do you have a basic sense of the global challenges we are facing as humanity?
  • Do you want to understand these challenges better?
  • Do you want to learn how to work together with other people in creating a better world?

… Join YIP


The Program Cost per participant is SEK 100.000.-  For current exchange rates, see table on the left of this page. Please consider that this price includes lodging (for the year) and food (during the course-week) when you eventually compare these costs to other programs or studies.

Specifically, it includes:

  • The Program, Courses, Course Materials and Evening Activities
  • Organic Meals
  • (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner from Monday – Friday, not during holidays)
  • Accommodation (single-sex twin-share bedrooms on campus)
  • Travel to and from International Internship
  • Transportation (in connection with the curriculum)

This amount does not cover the full costs of running the Program, which are fundraised by the YIP Organization. Depending on the number of participants, the full costs are around SEK 150.000.-


If any of this sparks your interest, consider joining us in Järna, Sweden, from the 20th to the 25th of June for the annual Conference organized and hosted by the Participants of the International Youth Initiative Program!

In order to apply, register HERE.

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

The official web-page.


“Global Talent” – Professional Internships Abroad

The Global Talent program is a unique opportunity offered by AIESEC in Azerbaijan, which provides recent graduates with the paid International Internships experiences around the world. This program generally offers its vacancies in English Teaching field. By working in an international environment, you will not only new teaching methods and boost your CV with new skills but also get a chance of having once in a lifetime experience in your life.


One of the main advantages of this program is that Global Talent program is providing participants with salary, which is enough to cover living costs. We welcome recent graduates and master students to join our program by fulfilling the Application Form.


Requirements and needed information:


  • 21-29 years old
  • Being able to cover own travel, visa and insurance costs
  • Being flexible with country selection
  • 6 months of English teaching experience
  • Duration of internships is from 3 up to 12 months
  • For fulfilling the Application Form


Deadline: 20 May, 23:59

The DRC Summer School on Regional Co-operation

Deadline:  7 June 2015
Open to: participants from the Danube Region and Central Europe
Venue: 5–12 July 2015 – Vienna, Austria


The DRC Summer School project was initiated by IDM (Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe) and International House Pécs in 2003 to promote regional co-operation among young social scientists. Its general aim is the establishment of a network of young scientists who deal with the issue of regional co-operation as Central European perspective, and thus the institutionalisation of the Summer School for the future. The 11th summer school is another step towards enhancing and deepening scientific co-operations in Central Europe, among the project partners, i.e. institutions from the V4 countries, the Ukraine, Austria and some Western Balkan countries. Since 2007 the IDM is represented in the project by Dr. Susan Milford whereas IDResearch Ltd. is represented by Dr. István Tarrósy, managing director, and former managing director of the Regional European Information and Education Centre PBC who has been implementing the project with the Austrian partners for nine years.

The 11th edition of the Summer School lies its focus on the countries of the Danube region as the Danube Rectors’ Conference provides a platform for the collaboration of 50 institutions of higher education from 13 countries in the Danubian region.

The Summer School will take place between 5–12 July 2015 at BOKU, Vienna, Austria.


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

  • Young scientists from the Danube Region and Central Europe who have records in Political Science or other social science disciplines.
  • Graduates who want to present their research projects to the students of the Summer School in the lectures.
  • Interested persons from regional organisations, public administration and scientific institutions.


The registration fee of the Summer School is EUR 200.-, the contribution to the expenses for board and accommodation is EUR 230.

Please note that it is possible to apply for a scholarship on board and accommodation as well as on a partial travel reimbursement (limited to EUR 100.

The deadline for application is June 7, 2015, after the acceptance of your paper the registration and board and accommodation fees have to be paid by June 26, 2015. Please find more details on the application form.

Early Bird registration: There is a possibility to register as an ‘Early bird’. If you submit your paper and application form before April 5, 2015, you pay only half (50%) of the registration fee. After the acceptance of your paper the registration (EUR 100.-) and board and accommodation fees have to be paid by April 30, 2015. Please find more details on application form etc. on


You can download the Application Form for the 12th DRC Summer School on Regional Co-operation here.

Applications for participation may be handed in by e-mail or fax until June 7, 2015 and should include the application form, the CV of the applicant and an abstract max. 2 pages of the paper that shall be presented in the framework of the Summer School. The participants are selected by a jury taking into account the guidance of the presidency of the Danube Rectors’ Conference (DRC).

Early Bird registration also available! Check the limited opportunity!


Zoltan Voros
IDResearch Ltd.
Tel: +36-30-709-7491
Fax: +36-72-522-624

The official web-page.


International Symposium on Gender and Aesthetics: Art, Film and Literature

The Gender and Women’s Studies Forum at Sabanci University invites proposals for the symposium, “Gender and Aesthetics: Art, Film, and Literature,” which will take place on November 6-8, 2015 in Istanbul.

The symposium aims to explore how gender informs the theory, history, creation, and reception of art and literature and how art and literature influence and challenge definitions and experiences of gender and sexuality. Materials for the presentations may be drawn from literature, art, film, popular culture, theatre, dance, and related fields. Theoretical and interdisciplinary approaches focusing on specific texts, themes or formal issues are welcome. Some topics that may be addressed in this context are:

  • Gender, sexuality, and self as artistic and cultural constructs
  • Gendered and queer representations and reconfigurations of the body, space, temporality
  • Gendered and queer representations and reconfigurations of desire and transgression
  • Literary and artistic explorations of the relations, tensions, intersections between class, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality
  • Literary and artistic expressions of crises in gender and sexual roles and identities
  • Gendered definitions and practices of authorship, creativity, influence, and artistic authority
  • The role gender norms and constructs play in establishing, reproducing, or contesting aesthetic values, traditions, and hierarchies
  • Literary and artistic experimentation as a strategy for re-conceiving gender and sexuality
  • Feminist and queer perspectives on subjects such as language, the gaze, the self-portrait, autobiography
  • The relationship between gender and conceptions of beauty, taste, and the body


The symposium will be in English and Turkish. Proposals for 20 minute presentations should be about 300 words and sent to by June 1, 2015.

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

The official web-page.


Ural Federal University “Silver” International Scholarship Program in Russia, 2015

Deadline: 1 July 2015
Open to: International graduates
Scholarship: tuition fees for 1 year


Ural Federal University (UrFU) is one of the largest higher educational institutions in Russia bringing together fundamental education and innovative approach towards the challenges of modern times.

The Ural Federal University (UrFU) is awarding up to 50 silver international scholarships for new students studying on a fee-paying basis. These scholarships are awarded to students seeking a Bachelor or a Master degree taught in Russian or English.


  • New international students applying to Bachelor and Master Programs offered by Ural Federal University
  • International students currently studying at Ural Federal University
  • International students who have been selected to participate at UrFU Scholarship Program and successfully completed it may apply for UrFU Scholarship Program for the next year.


Ural Federal University announces 50 “Silver” International Scholarships for international students seeking a Bachelor or a Master degree taught in Russian or English covering tuition fees for 1 year.


International students should fill in the online Application Form and send the package of the required documents via e-mail to the Scholarship coordinator. Required documents:

  • Filled-in application form
  • Motivation letter
  • Copies of the documents of the prior education with a diploma supplement including a list of records and marks.
  • Copy of the passport pages of an applicant. Passport shall be valid at least within 18 months after the applicant’s date of arrival in Russia.
  • Translation of the 1st passport page into Russian with a notarial attestation.

In order to apply, register HERE.

Mrs. Olga Malik


Mr. Daniil Chechikhin


Tel: +7 (343) 375-46-27


The official website or for further information about Scholarships, Fellowships and Grants, please like this page


Master in International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, USA

Deadline: 15 December 2015
Open to: candidates of all nationalities
Scholarship: tuition, stipend for housing and living expenses, support for internship


The Kroc Institute’s Master’s Degree in International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame will prepare you for a career in public policy, political change, organizational management or conflict analysis and transformation.

The 2-year master’s program includes:

  • Coursework in peace and justice theory, contemporary conflicts and strategies of peace, and career paths in public policy, political change, management, and conflict analysis and transformation;
  • Six months internship at leading organizations in Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, or the United States, strengthening professional skills;
  • Make connections and join a global network of Kroc Institute alumni at work in nearly 100 countries around the world.

As a complement to their academic classwork, every student takes a two-semester Professional Development Seminar, designed to enhance leadership skills, support planning for vocational direction, and sharpen tools for professional success.


Admission to the Kroc Institute’s master’s program is highly selective. Successful candidates have outstanding academic credentials as well as work experience (paid or volunteer) in areas related to peace and justice. Applications are welcome from the candidates of all nationalities.


The scholarship covers the full cost of two years of graduate tuition. Master’s students also receive a stipend for housing and living expenses, and support for the 6-month internship, including travel to and from a Kroc Institute field site in Africa, Asia, Jerusalem, Latin America or the United States.

Master’s students also may apply for professional development funding from the Kroc Institute to support travel and/or other expenses related to participation in a conference or other academic or professional event.


The application deadline is 15 December 2015.

All application materials and detailed information on application process you will find HERE.

For more information visit the official website HERE.


Preparing Global Leaders Summit (PGLS 2015)

Deadline: 1 June 2015 Open to: participants between the ages of 18 and 35 years old Venue: 25-31 July 2015, Moscow, Russian Federation Description PGLS is a component school of Preparing Global Leaders Foundation (PGLF), an educational non-profit dedicated to changing the paradigm of leadership through intensive institutes, seminars, and summits. PGLF operates programs currently in Russia, Macedonia, Croatia, and Jordan and its program alumni hail from over a hundred countries. The Preparing Global Leaders Summit (PGLS) is a premiere international educational program for the best young professionals in the world. The program seeks to prepare aspiring global scholar-leaders with the tools that are necessary for effective leadership in an increasingly complex world. Students will join a distinguished faculty that includes PGLF founder Dr. Sam Potolicchio (Georgetown University, New York University, RANEPA), former Rhodes Scholar and current Columbia University Professor Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, and Dr. Branden Thornhill-Miller (Oxford, Sorbonne). Students and young professionals take short courses from internationally recognized faculty and participate in a range of leadership simulations. Specifically, participants will learn how to develop an opposable, interdisciplinary mind with an ability to work with and across ideological, national, religious, class and racial differences. They will learn how to communicate effectively, think both critically and creatively with a particular emphasis on how to advance the global public good. PGLS 2015 curricula and simulations will cover the following topics: negotiation, strategic thinking, public speaking, networking, persuasion, branding, public policy, statistics, comparative politics, demography, citizenship, civil wars, geopolitical strategy, Russia and the West, and Russian politics and history. Eligibility 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; 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; possess upper-intermediate English proficiency; complete at least first cycle of university studies. Costs The total price for PGLS 2015 is 1200 USD. The fee includes welcome and final dinners, accommodations, daily breakfast and lunch, tutorial materials, tuition and transportation to and from the airport. There are a number of generous merit-based scholarships offered for qualified participants. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you need to apply by June 1, 2015. Application Download the PGLS application form: Word Doc | PDF Fill out the application. Save it along with a copy of your resume and letter of recommendation (optional) in a single Zip file. Attach the Zip file to an email sent to You will receive a reply with our decision within 2 weeks of your application submission. Please note, that in case of acceptance you will need to reply within 3 weeks of the decision’s receipt. As soon as you reply, the PGLS team will send you a contract, the support letter for seeking additional funds in your university, organization or other. For the applicants who need a visa to enter Russia, a scanned invitation letter will be sent within 1 week from the receipt of the payment. June 1, 2015 – priority scholarship application June 15, 2015 – scholarship application and application for all those who need a visa to enter Russia July 10 – self-financed application deadline for those who do not need a visa to enter Russia In order to apply, register HERE If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to: The official web-page.