JCamp 2016 Application Now Open

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Dear Teachers, Advisors and Friends:

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is excited to open the application for JCamp, an all-expenses-paid annual multicultural journalism training program for talented high school students of diverse backgrounds.

The program will celebrate its 16th year in 2016 at the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs in Washington, D.C., August 1 – 6. The six-day camp brings students together for intensive training in writing, photography, broadcast, online media and reporting led by professional journalists.

JCamp is free and open to current freshmen, sophomores and juniors in high school. Students of all races and ethnicities are encouraged to apply before the March 13, 2016 deadline.

Winter break is the perfect time for students to gather their application materials. I encourage you to pass this information along to any students you think may be interested in the program. Please contact me at danielg@aaja.org with any questions.

Thank you,

Justin Seiter

AAJA Program Associate

415-346-2051 x104

Learn more about JCamp and the 2015 program, including last year’s faculty and students. Visit the JCamp website.

Oversea Taiwanese Youth’s Volunteer Service Opportunity in Taiwan

Application Guidelines for 2016 Overseas
Youth English Teaching Volunteer Service Program in Taiwan

Overseas Community Affairs Council, Republic of China (Taiwan) (OCAC)
Ministry of Education (MOE)
Hakka Affairs Council (HAC)
Council of Indigenous Peoples (CIP)

January 1 to February 29, 2016《Applications must be received by the registration offices on or before March 1; Applicants can open their online accoount in advance. 》

The program will be held from July 2 to July 30, 2016. There are 445 volunteer spots available this year including a Hakka group for 70 descendants of Hakka people. Volunteers will participate in training courses during the first week then teach English at one of various remote schools during the second and third weeks. The Hakka group will be specifically assigned to different schools located in Hakka culture-concentrated areas. A tour of various areas of Taiwan will be conducted during the last week.

(1)Applicants must be between the ages of 17 and 25 (as shown on passport) by November 30, 2016, and must currently reside in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, or Belize.
(2)Applicants must currently be in 11th grade or higher; applicants in higher grades of study will be preferred.
(3)English must be the applicant’s native language.
(4)The applicant must be in good health.
(5)The applicant must be highly motivated and have basic communication capability of spoken Mandarin.
(6)The applicant must have never participated in any previous AID Summer or Winter programs.
(7)The Hakka group participants must be recommended by authorized Hakka organizations.
(8)The program is recommended for applicants of Chinese or Taiwanese descent, but some openings are available for non-expatriate youths who are advocates of Taiwan.

(1)Each participant will be arranged to serve at one of various remote schools after completing the training courses.
(2)Program participants will be assisting elementary or junior high school students at these schools.
(3)The volunteers will teach English with a self-designed lesson plan.
(4)Meals will be comprised of mainly Chinese food.
(5)Accommodations: 4 to 6 people per room, separated by gender.
(6)Participants must serve for the entire duration of the program with exceptions made for health complications or other unexpected conditions. OCAC will issue a certificate of 80 service hours printed both in Chinese and English to those who have finished the whole program.
(7)Participants are required to submit a reflection essay at the end of the program. OCAC will reward a memorial program DVD to those who submit their reflections and revise their original teaching plans.

Please apply through Taipei Economic and Cultural / Representative Offices in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa and Belize or their affiliated Cultural Centers (see the registration office page for the detailed addresses). Application forms can be obtained at the above offices or downloaded online at the website of OCAC / expatriate youth activities (www.ocac.gov.tw) or the program website (www.aidsummer.net). Please submit the completed application package, the application form including other required documents as detailed in “Application Procedures”, to the above office nearest your permanent address by March 1, 2016.

Submit the application package personally or by mail

(1)The following documents (the application package) must be submitted by mail to the Cultural Center nearest your permanent address:
a)  Application form (see the attachment for a sample)
b)  Internet Registration Sheet (aka a printout of the confirmation page after finishing online registration).
c)  Signed General Regulations sheet (see the attachment)
d)  A copy of the applicant’s passport, insurance card and birth certificate
e)  A 1½ inch photo taken within six months of the date of submission adhered to the application form
f)  Personal Data Consent Form and personal essay
g)  Unofficial transcript (including all cumulative grades from the institute(s) of your highest level of education).
(2)Along with the application package that you must mail yourself, you must also order an official transcript from your school. Have the school mail the transcript directly to the same Cultural Center where you sent your application package .
(3)Online registration will open starting January 25, 2016 or earlier at the website (www.aidsummer.net). The applicant should create an account online to fill in their personal information and upload an autobiography or essay, a copy of their transcript, a personal photo, and a copy of the completed application form. After completing the online registration procedures, print out the portfolio page (Internet Registration Sheet) and submit it with the above mentioned documents as part of the application package to the Taipei Economic and Cultural / Representative Offices or one of the affiliated Cultural Centers nearest your permanent address. See the registration office page for a list of detailed addresses. Do not mail the health form with your application package. You will be instructed to complete the form only after you are admitted to the programr.
(4)Your admission status with the program will be posted to your online account on the website (www.aidsummer.net) around the beginning of April, 2016. Those admitted should confirm attendance of the program online, then, within the next 14 days, have their family doctor complete the Health Form included here, upload a copy of the signed certificate onto their account, and mail the original to the same Taipei Economic and Cultural / Representative Offices or Cultural Center where the application package was sent. If the applicant decides not to participate in the program, he/she should log in to the website and mark “Decline” in his/her personal account as early as possible. Those who decide to participate are required to provide their arrival flight information online with a copy of their purchased airline ticket and submit a request for airport pick-up if necessary, all before May 15, 2016. The conditional admission may be withdrawn without the required information beng uploaded on time.

* For the duration of the program, the sponsors will pay for the meals, accommodations and group transportation in Taiwan. The sponsors will also provide NT$4,000,000 travel insurance and NT$400,000 medical insurance.
* The participant must pay the following expenses:
(1)Round-trip air fares from the country of residence to Taiwan.
(2)Personal medical expenses exceeding the insurance’s coverage.
(3)Accommodation and other expenses if the participant arrives earlier or leaves later.

The program will last for 28 days. The participant should contact the nearby Taipei Economic and Cultural / Representative Offices beforehand to apply for a proper visa. Visa Exempt Entry and Landing Visa are NOT appropriate for any stay over its maximum duration allowance depending on their passport. (For example, USA and Canada are on the 90-days Visa Waiver Country list.) The OCAC and program organizer will not be held responsible for any inconvenience that may be caused if the participant’s visa is expired or otherwise incorrect.

Admitted applicants can not request specific hosting school assignments and must not take break or leave the program for visiting relatives, friends, or personal matters. The program sponsors have the right to withdraw certificates of volunteer service if volunteers do not fully participate in all activities assigned in the first three weeks, follow the hosting school’s rules, and/or fulfill their responsibilities to the program. Exceptions will be made in cases of emergency and/or hospitalization.

Franklin Fellows Program at USA

We appreciate your interest in the U.S. Department of State’s Franklin Fellows Program, and wanted to alert you that we are accepting applications for the Fellowship from January 15 to January 29.

At this time, the Department is particularly interested in applicants with expertise in regional issues, human rights, and economics. We also are seeking Fellows to help launch the U.S. Diplomacy Center (USDC) – the first museum dedicated to telling the story of American diplomacy. USDC is seeking applicants with expertise in American diplomatic history, museum studies, exhibit design, business management, or educational outreach and program development.

Visit the How to Apply page on careers.state.gov for more information and to start the application process.  Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is January 29, 2016.

If you have any questions or would like to search for topics of interest, please visit our forums or FAQs at careers.state.gov.

We appreciate your interest in the U.S. Department of State.

NIDDK Diversity Summer Research Training Program (DSRTP) for Undergraduate Students

NIDDK Diversity Summer Research Training Program (DSRTP) for Undergraduate Students

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) through the Office of Minority Health Research Coordination invite students to submit their application for the Summer Research Training Program.

The overall goal of this program is to build and sustain a biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social science research pipeline focused on NIDDK mission areas. The NIDDK Diversity Summer Program is particularly interested in increasing students from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research, including individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds and individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

At the end of the summer, students participate in the NIH Summer Research Program Poster Day. This provides an opportunity for students to present their work before the NIH scientific community. Students are also expected to participate in meetings and seminars in their individual laboratories. In addition, with permission from their preceptors, students may also attend formal lectures and symposia, which are listed in the weekly “NIH Calendar of Events.” The NIH Calendar of Events is only available for students working at the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

Research performed by the laboratories and branches of the NIDDK covers an extraordinarily diverse area but is unified by a commitment to excellence in both basic and clinical investigation. The basic science laboratories include outstanding groups in many facets of modern molecular biology, structural biology, including x-ray crystallography and NMR, cell biology, and pharmacology. Systems under study include viruses, prokaryotes and eukaryotes, including yeast and mammalian cells. Developmental biology is represented by studies ranging from those on cellular slime molds to those on mouse oocyte development. Several laboratories use the most up-to-date techniques in receptor pharmacology, natural products chemistry, and organic chemistry to study a wide variety of compounds, particularly neuroactive agents. Not only biochemical but also mathematical and physical chemical methods are applied to a variety of fundamental problems.

The clinical branches of NIDDK combine basic science and clinical investigation with patient care. Several branches study endocrine diseases and general aspects of signal transduction, including growth factor and hormone action. Molecular biologic and molecular genetic techniques have been used to elucidate specific gene mutations representing the underlying defect in a variety of diseases, including thyroid hormone resistance, certain forms of diabetes, and other disorders of signal transduction. Several NIDDK scientists have created transgenic and knockout mice models of human diseases.

Program Highlights

  • Independent research in a NIH laboratory;
  • Weekly research and career development seminars;
  • Summer seminar series where senior NIH investigators discuss the latest developments in biomedical research.
  • Poster presentation
  • Will be required to attend courses in Ethics in Research and Lab Safety.
  • Students will be paired with post baccalaureates or postdoctoral fellows for informal guidance.
  • Bi-weekly informal meetings with OMHRC staff.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Undergraduate students who have completed at least 1 year at an accredited institution
  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident status
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • Health Insurance coverage


  • Student Participation Allowance ($2,600)
  • Housing (​Housing consists of double-occupancy rooms)
  • Travel expenses to Bethesda, Maryland or Phoenix, Arizona (up to $700)

Location and Duration

  • 10 weeks, starting in June through mid-August.
  • Bethesda, Maryland or Phoenix, Arizona

Application Procedure

  • Complete the on-line application at https://dsrtp.niddk.nih.gov/
  • Include a copy of your curriculum vitae.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from faculty members/advisors who can address your intellectual and personal suitability for the Program.
  • Personal Statement – Describe your research interest, career goals, and reasons for applying to this program in 2,000 characters (includes spacing, punctuations, etc) or less; double-space.
  • Official Transcript – The official college transcript should be mailed directly from your school to Ms. Martinez.
  • Application selection – Priority will be given to students who reside outside of the Maryland/Washington DC/Virginia areas.  Local students are encouraged to apply for the NIH Summer Internship Program​ (SIP).

NIDDK Contact

Ms. Winnie Martinez
Program Analyst
Office of Minority Health Research Coordination
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH
II Democracy Plaza
6707 Democracy Boulevard, Room 906A
Bethesda, MD 20892

Tel: 301-435-2988
Fax: 301-594-9358

Email: MartinezW@mail.nih.gov
Application Deadline: February 15​​​​​, 2016​

Fashion Summer Course 2016, Italy

Deadline:  30 May 2016
Open to: participants from around the world
Venue: 04 – 28 July 2016 in Milano, Italy


These courses are part of the “Milan Summer School” project, an event organized by the Milan Municipality in cooperation with the most important schools and universities of Milan.

The summer fashion study abroad is conducted on an individual basis, in which each student is privately instructed. Thanks to our concise and structured method of teaching, we can offer a significant and complete experience in a short period of time. Both students who are just beginning in the fashion field and those who already have studied or possess work experience will benefit from this course. We don’t teach a particular style (the same for all students) here at the school we build specifically on the individuals style with teaching face to face.

Prior to beginning the lessons, each student will decide which program is appropriate with the aid of their instructor.


The total amount of the course for 100 hours (1700 Euro) and enrollment fee (500 Euro) is Euro 2200.

The total amount of the course for 50 hours (1000 Euro) and enrollment fee (500 Euro) is Euro 1500.

If you need our reference for your Student Visa we will be able to send them after a full payment of tuition fee is paid. Ask to Italian Embassy or Consulate of your country if Student Visa is required.

Refund fee rules:

For enrollment fee (500 Euro) no refunds will be issued. For tuition fee: Cancel before May 30, 2016, you’ll get a full refund. Cancel before June 30, 2016 you’ll get a 50%. After June 30, 2016 no refunds will be issued.


To enroll in fashion summer course you have to fill the following application form. In a few days you will receive our e-mail confirmation. You will also receive detailed instruction on how to send the documents required and how to pay the enrollment fee of EURO 500 . It is kindly required the payment of full tuition fees within the 30 May 2016.

In order to apply, register HERE.

The official web-page.

Entrepreneurship for Good Program – Future of Work Challenge | DO School

Deadline:  11 February 2016
Open to: entrepreneurs between the ages of 21 and 31 years old, from all over the globe
Venue: 15 May – 24 July 2016 in Berlin, Germany


More and more people are looking for a meaningful job and a fulfilling career. They want to contribute to something greater than “just a job” – something that is bigger than them. But how will they ever feel that they’re making a big difference? How could they measure their impact? What would that kind of job look like in a big company? How, as a part of a big system, would employees be able to tell that their work matters?

That’s what our next Entrepreneurship for Good Program: The Future of Work Challenge is all about. Posed by H&M Germany, the Challenge invites you and 19 other young entrepreneurs to spend 10 weeks on campus in Berlin. After that, you’ll move on to implement your own venture over the course of the next 10 months.

Even big change begins with small steps. So let’s start by finding ways to empower employees across 400 different locations in Germany to make a positive impact on business and also on society at large – and to enable them to measure it, too. And that’s where you come in. H&M Germany and the DO School challenge you to devise amazing new formats for employees in the fashion sector to set targets for themselves and their teams. In addition, you should find concrete, measurable ways for them to track their impact.

In particular, you will be asked to:

  • Identify new areas in big companies that aren’t already covered by employee satisfaction surveys
  • Create an amazing solution that is easily scalable and transferable, i.e. to other companies
  • Empower individual and structural change by making its effect measurable


You are between 21 and 31 years old. This means on the first day of the program you are least 21 years old and no older than 31. If you are not legally of age in your home country at the time of application, you will have to supply a permission signed by a parent or legal guardian for the application to be valid.

Successful candidates may come from, but are not restricted to the fields of HR, psychology, intrapreneurship, happyness experts, organisational development, UX design.

It is central to our mission that we offer inclusive educational opportunities to talented young adults. We support you regardless of your socioeconomic or educational background and encourage you, no matter if you are a university student or graduate or don’t have a higher education.

Since the Business for Good Program is conducted in English we require for you to apply in English and to have a good working knowledge of the language.


Admission is based on merit alone with a tuition fee of EUR 1,000.

If you cannot cover the program cost you are eligible to receive financial aid. For more information please download the financial aid PDF.

Travel and living costs

You are responsible for organizing and paying for your own travel to and from the DO School Berlin campus in order to participate in the ten-week Incubation Phase. You are also responsible for arranging and paying for your visa (if needed) as well as travel, health and accident insurance for the ten-week duration.

During the 10-week Incubation Phase in Berlin, you will stay at subsidized accommodation and will be required to contribute EUR 900. During the entire program year you are responsible for your personal cost of living (food, insurance, transportation, personal needs, etc.). Download the PDF below and find out more about the living costs in Berlin

Seeds Award

The DO School Seeds Award is a chance for you to jump-start your venture. A total of EUR 5,000 are awarded to the three most convincing venture plans after Fellows have successfully finished the Incubation Phase. The Awardees are chosen by a jury comprising experts from the social entrepreneurship and start-up field as well as in an online voting competition.


Complete the applications for the Entrepreneurship for Good Program through our online application form. Before you begin, you may want to read the application FAQs at the bottom of this page.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to:  admissions@thedoschool.org

The official web-page.

International Fellowship Alimardan bay Topchubashov

ADA University is a world-class university dedicated to preparing innovative global leaders in a thriving environment. ADA Universityincludes four schools School of Public and International Affairs, School of Business, School of

Engineering and Information Technology, and School of Education.

ADA University offers full and partial fellowships to outstanding international students enrolled in our programs.Full ADA University Fellowship covers tuition and accommodation. Fellowship recipients are expected to cover all

other expenses, including student fees, utilities, medical checkups and plane tickets.

ADA University currently hosts 100 students from 40 countries, as well as 31 international staff and faculty from 12 countries.

Incoming undergraduate fellows are eligible to receive a 100 percent tuition waiver for the first year of their studies.

Incoming graduate fellows are eligible to receive a 100 percent tuition waiver for the first semester of their studies.

To retain the fellowship, the eligibility criteria are as follows:


The official web-page.

think.BDPST Young Leaders’ Forum 2016 in Budapest, Hungary

Deadline:  20 January 2016
Open to: participants between the ages of 25 and 35 years old, from around the world
Venue:  8-10 March 2016 in Budapest, Hungary


The AntallJózsef Knowledge Centre (AJKC) cordially invites you to participate in the Young Leaders’ Forum (YLF) of think.BDPST, Hungary’s strategic conference focusing on regional development and the perspectives of research, innovation, and future technologies. The conference is organised on 8-10 March 2016 in Budapest.

The AntallJózsefKnowledge Centre was established in 2010 in cooperation with the Corvinus University of Budapest as an independent, non-governmental organisation, where one of our key aims is to support the intellectual development and research activities of students, researchers and young professionals in line with the philosophy of JózsefAntall, the first freely elected Prime Minister of Hungary, who served between 1990 and 1993. Our institution also puts great emphasis on talent management.

The Young Leaders’ Forum (YLF),organised in cooperation with Design Terminal, the National Centre for Creative Industries,will feature outstanding young professionals, aged 25-35, soon to become important actors and decision-makers in the field of innovation, research, and development. The main purpose of YLF is to foster a lively dialogue among young innovators, inventors, and entrepreneurs who are active PhD researchers, young diplomats, and young professionals at companies investing in innovative projects. During the three-day event, the participants will have the opportunity to improve their leadership skills with the help of professional trainers. In the form of interactive workshops, YLF offers a platform to exchange best practices, experience, and ideas with the aim of creating a common standpoint on the main topics of the think.BDPST conference, such as a Research and Development friendly economic environment in the V4 countries, social dimensions of innovation, and emerging security challenges in the age of new technologies. As a follow-up to YLF, we plan to create an international alumni-network to enhance the future cooperation of dedicated young experts.

Eligibility & Costs

  1. For those coming from the V4 and the CEI region, the following expenses are covered by the Knowledge Centre: accommodation with breakfast included, lunch for three days, and travel.
  2. For those coming from any other country, the following expenses are covered: lunch for the three days. Please note that the accommodation and travel costs are not covered.


  • CV (to be uploaded in PDF format)
  • Letter of Motivation (Please answer the following questions in the registration form):
  • Why would you describe yourself as a Young Leader
  • What are your expectations regarding YLF?
  • How do you see yourself in 10 years?
  • What would you like to achieve professionally?
  • Which of the YLF programmes do you look forward to the most? Why?
  • Please indicate if you have any publication on the fields of innovation, research and development
  • Deadline for the applications: 20 January, midnight CET

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, write to:  ylf@think.bdpst.org

The official web-page.

The IInternational Summer School (ISS) 2016 at the University of Oslo, Norway

Deadline: 1 February 2016
Open to: candidates from the Balkans, Eastern Europe & the Caucasus, USA, Canada or other countries, as well as candidates who study Scandinavian studies
Scholarship: basic and additional fees, pocket money allowance, travel costs


The International Summer School (ISS) at the University of Oslo offers intensive Master’s and Bachelor’s courses each summer, from late June to late July. Every year ISS welcome over 550 students from about 90 countries.

The ISS is an academic center for learning in an international context, and a forum for fostering intercultural understanding. It aims at developing and conveying knowledge and at promoting understanding between people from different cultures. This dual purpose is reflected in the ISS motto: ”Six Weeks of Academic Achievement and International Good Will“.

For the courses offered at the International Summer School, you can direct HERE. You can find them within three categories:

  • Bachelor level courses
  • Master level courses
  • Norwegian courses


In order to be a successful ISS scholarship recipient, you must demonstrate:

  • that your academic background is relevant to the course you apply for;
  • that your professional background is relevant to the course you apply for;
  • your financial need.

The ISS offers scholarships to applicants from certain countries:

  • Bachelor’s courses scholarships are intended to applicants from: the Caucasus or the Balkans, Asia, Oceania, Africa and South America, the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, USA, Canada, EU and EEA countries.
  • Master’s courses scholarships are intended to applicants from: developing countries, the Caucasus or the Balkans, the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe,  USA or Canada.

Partial scholarships will also be offer to those who study Scandinavian studies at their home university.


The International Summer School has a wide variety of full and partial scholarships. Approximately 50 full scholarships will be granted and will cover:

  • Basic fee (on-campus);
  • Additional fees (if applicable);
  • Pocket money allowance (made available to you upon arrival; excludes recipients from USA and Canada);
  • Plane ticket to and from Norway (excludes recipients from USA and Canada).

Full scholarships DO NOT cover:

  • Visa application fees;
  • Travel costs to and from the airport.

Priority is given to applicants to Master’s courses from countries in Asia, Oceania, Africa or South America with an extremely weak currency against the Norwegian kroner (NOK).


The deadline for scholarship applicants is 1 February 2016, and the deadline for self-financing applicants is March 15.

Scholarship applicants must upload into Søknadsweb, the University of Oslo’s online application system the following documents:

  • Copy of passport;
  • Documentation of English language proficiency;
  • Copies of transcripts/diplomas;
  • Statement of purpose;
  • Letter of recommendation;
  • ISS scholarship form;
  • CV/resume;
  • Norwegian documentation, for applicants to Norwegian language courses levels 2-4.

For any enquiries please contact:   iss@admin.uio.no.