APIASF General Scholarship Application is closing soon!

APIASF General Scholarship Application is closing soon!

Dear David,

Thank you for serving as a recommender for the APIASF General Scholarship last year. We appreciate your time and dedication. The  2017-2018 APIASF General Scholarship  deadline is fast approaching -January 11, 2017 at 11:59 PM ET

Please help APIASF spread the word about this valuable scholarship opportunity – tell friends, family members, community members, and anyone else who may qualify to start an application.

The APIASF General Scholarship and eligibility requirements can be found here


If you have any questions, please contact APIASF at  

applicant@apiasf.org or call 877-808-7032.

Warm regards,

Jeannette Soon-Ludes

Director of Scholarships and Programs 

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund 



Communications Officer (Paid Internship) – Geneva (Switzerland)

The Flowminder Foundation

The Flowminder Foundation is a non-profit organisation registered in Stockholm (Sweden) with staff in Geneva (Switzerland) and Southampton (UK). Our mission is to improve public health and welfare in low- and middle-income countries. We collect, aggregate, integrate and analyse anonymous mobile operator data, satellite and household survey data. We often work with extremely large datasets, composed of billions of data points. Our analyses enable us to map the distributions and characteristics of vulnerable populations in low- and middle-income countries. The data we provide are global public goods. We work with governments, intergovernmental organizations and NGOs. We help save lives by providing analyses and decision support to all relevant parties, based on our latest academic advances.



The Communications Officer will act as the focal point for all communications-related activities within Flowminder and will develop and implement communications strategies in coordination with the Executive Director and line managers. The Communications Officer is a new position within the organization with room to grow and develop. The position is a 6-month paid internship, that could lead to employment depending on individual performance and funding.

Role Description

  • In coordination with the Executive Director, design the overall Flowminder communication strategy, programs and activities, and execute them
  • Coordinate communications across multiple platforms including print, web, social media and event in order to increase awareness of Flowminder’s mission and activities
  • Produce and edit content to develop and maintain the website, internet presence, newsletter, marketing materials and annual reports Liaise with Executive Director and line managers on how to frame Flowminder expertise and track record in interesting and engaging ways
  • Liaise with external service suppliers, such as web design and communications agencies
  • Develop expertise and skills through self-training, networking and benchmarking. Identify best practices in nonprofit communication management and implement them
  • Monitor and evaluate impact of communication activities using relevant tools


  • Master’s degree in Communications or Marketing, alternatively in a relevant field in which Flowminder works (international development, international relations, global health or humanitarian response) with documented relevant experience in Communications


  • Previous significant experience in communications-related work for a development, humanitarian or research organisation, preferably in an international environment
  • Demonstrated experience in developing communications across various platforms, including web and social media
  • Demonstrated experience in designing, producing and editing electronic and printed materials and content



  • Native speaker in English is a requirement
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Ability to think strategically in terms of communications needs and setup
  • Capacity to work on own initiative
  • Capacity to work effectively as a team member in a multicultural environment
  • Robust computer skills Advanced knowledge in utilizing and developing presence on social media platforms relevant to the target audience


  • Knowledge of measurement tools such as Google Analytics to monitor and evaluate impact
  • Knowledge of social media management dashboards, blogging platforms, email marketing software
  • Graphic design skills (InDesign/Photoshop)


  • Start date: January 2017
  • Duration: The position is a 6-month internship, that could lead to employment depending on individual performance and funding
  • Remuneration: Paid internship
  • This position is full-time (40 hours/week) and based in Geneva, Switzerland. Occasional trips abroad.
  • Only Swiss and eligible EU citizens, or those with a valid work permit for Switzerland will be considered

Deadline for applications: Application will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please apply as soon as possible but no later than January 8, 2017.

Please submit all applications only by email to “ careers@flowminder.org ” stating “FLCO_2017” in the subject line of the email. Please submit your CV and cover letter in ONE file and name the file with your LAST NAME.

TransSOL Summer School “Solidarity Beyond Borders”, Poland

Deadline:  15 January 2017
Open to: PhD and advanced MA students from all over the world studying political science, sociology
Venue: 3-9 July 2017 in Warsaw, Poland


Summer school “Solidarity beyond borders” is a 7-day course encompassing various theoretical and methodological aspects of transnational solidarity. It will address such topics as: the legal basis of solidarity within the EU, network analysis on solidarity, research on Transnational Alternative Organisations, solidarity in public discourse, and more. Participants — PhD and advanced MA students — will have a unique opportunity to take part in seminars and workshops provided by leading European scholars working on solidarity issues. Students will also be offered comments and discussion on their own papers related to transnational solidarity. 4 ECTS points, a “transcript of record” and a certificate of attendance will be granted to participants.


  • Summer school is open to PhD and advanced MA students from all over the world studying political science, sociology, economics, media, geography, anthropology, education, etc.
  • Good command of English is required.
  • Successful candidates will be required to read the assigned literature and actively take part in workshops.


  • Summer school is free of charge.
  • No accommodation costs are covered, but 4 accommodation grants will be funded.


Candidates are requested to fill out the application form and send a 300-word abstract of their own scientific paper on solidarity-related issues. Papers addressing the topic of EU transnational solidarity are particularly welcome. The 20 who are accepted are required to submit a full paper by 10 June 2017. Applications, including the article abstract, should be sent to: transsol@uw.edu.pl by 15 January 2017.

In order to apply, register HERE.

For more detailed information, please write to: :  transsol@uw.edu.pl.

The official web-page.

U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Exchange Fellowships

4.25.2015, Katie Cercone, Go! Push Pop Collective (2)The Japan U.S. Friendship Commission offers leading contemporary and traditional artists from the United States the opportunity to spend three to five months in Japan through the U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Program.  Artists go as seekers, as cultural visionaries, and as living liaisons to the traditional and contemporary cultural life of Japan.  They also go as connectors who share knowledge and bring back knowledge. Their interaction with the Japanese public and the outlook they bring home provide exceptional opportunities to promote cultural understanding between the United States and Japan.

Since 1978, the Japan-US Friendship Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) have worked  with the Agency for Cultural Affairs in Japan and the International House of Japan (I-House) to organize the United States-Japan Creative Artists’ Program. Each year five leading U.S.-based artists, representing all genres, are selected from the United States and are provided funding to spend three months in Japan.

This residency program allows the artists to research and experience both the traditional and contemporary artistic milieu of Japan. Artists are free to live anywhere in the country to pursue activities of greatest relevance to their creative process. While many artists chose to remain in Tokyo, others live in Kyoto or other cities, and still others work in rural settings or travel around the countryside. The International House of Japan provides in-depth orientation materials, expert advice and professional contacts, as well as logistical support during the residency period.

The program, which remains a high priority for the Commission and the NEA, is highly competitive and attracts several hundred applications each year. Since 1978, 160 U.S. artists, representing a diverse range of disciplines, have been selected to travel to Japan for this residency.


Primary Eligibility:

  • Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
  • Candidates must live and work professionally primarily in the United States.
  • Candidates must be professional creative artists (contemporary or traditional) working as: architects, choreographers, composers, creative writers, designers, media artists, playwrights, librettists, visual artists and solo theater artists who work with original material (including puppeteers, and performance artists). For additional eligibility requirements, please click here.

For more information on current and former program participants please click here.

The Program accepts applications in all disciplines including, but not limited to, Architecture or Design; Choreography; Music Composition; Filmmaking/Media Art; Folk/Traditional Art; Playwright/Theater Art; Visual Art; Writing; Multidisciplinary; and Other Disciplines.

Please note that this is a federal grant. All **grant recipients** must have a valid DUNS number (you will need to acquire a DUNS number prior to accepting Federal funds). For more information about the DUNS number, please visit the FAQ section.

**Grant Applicants do not require a DUNS number at the time of submission**

The application deadline is always February 1 midnight ET.

If you submit your application cover sheet by midnight ET, you will receive your NEA GO username and password on February 15th. You will have until February 19th to upload your materials and submit your letters of recommendation. Application cover sheets submitted after midnight ET on February 1, 2017 will not be considered.

For instructions on how to apply, guidelines and criteria, and application forms, please click here:

Please contact Ms. Niharika Chibber Joe njoe[at]jusfc[dot]gov with specific questions.

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Free Online Courses for Cultural Managers from Leading European Experts are launched

Professionals from the cultural and creative industries can take a series of online courses given by European experts on strategic planning, advocacy and applying to Creative Europe, developed by the EU-EaP Culture and Creativity Programme.


Each course consists of several short videos and is complemented with practical tips and examples. You can receive a certificate on completion of each course. The courses are available in 8 languages including Azerbaijani, Russian, and English) and include the best European practices in the sphere of cultural and creative industries.


To take a course and receive a certificate, you have to select your favourite topic on the Programme’s website https://www.culturepartnership.eu/en/publishing/online-learning, go through the course materials and answer the test questions correctly. 4 courses are currently available: Strategic Planning, Advocacy, Creative Europe and Proposal Writing.


The Strategic Planning course will  teach you how to formulate an organisation’s vision, conduct internal and external analyses, determine competitive advantages and implement a successful marketing plan (from the author of the popular book for creative businesses David Parrish).


The Advocacy course videos will teach you how to develop an advocacy strategy. You will also get practical advice on key tools and effective campaigning methods from the communication expert.


The distance learning course for Creative Europe consists of 5 videos with step-by-step instructions on how to apply to Creative Europe, the biggest European grant programme in the cultural sphere (from the heads of Creative Europe Lithuania Desk Egle Deltuvaite and the Estonia Desk Yvelin Karu-Veskioja). During the course, you will learn about the selection criteria, registration process, search for partners and success factors when applying for Creative Europe.


The Proposal Writing course will help cultural managers to prepare successful project proposals, and so obtain the funds for implementing these projects. After completing the course, you will be able to determine the project’s goals, objectives and expected outcomes, find partners and develop proper applications. The course is led by Magdalena Krasowska-Igras, a coach on writing project proposals and setting a budget who has more than 12 years of experience.


Over the year, new topics will be added to the courses, including finance, fundraising, communication, project management for cultural organisations and many more.


“The accessibility of the Culture and Creativity Programme’s course is very valuable. In fact, even during the busiest times you can always find half an hour for personal development. The courses will be useful not only for beginners, but also for experienced cultural managers who are looking for new challenges. Test your knowledge by comparing it with the approaches of European practitioners” – shares Olena Pravylo, Chairwoman of the Congress of Cultural Activists from Ukraine after successfully completing the courses.



The EU-Eastern Partnership Culture and Creativity Programme aims to support cultural and creative industries and increasing their contribution to the social and economic development in Azerbaijan and other 5  EU-Eastern Partnership countries. To find out more about the courses visit www.culturepartnership.eu  or write to info@culturepartnership.eu  

International Youth to Youth Summit 2017 in Dubai, UAE

Deadline:  23 December 2016
Open to: participants between the ages of 18 and 35 years old, from around the world
Venue: 23– 27 April 2017 in Dubai, UAE


Youth to Youth Initiative and GADHA Initiatives Group for Youth present the 3rd International Youth to Youth Summit that will take place in Dubai, UAE, from April 23rd to 27th, 2017. The Summit will explore the topic of Youth Creating Social Innovations and Building Sustainable Future by Means of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). The Summit will gather 150 international and 50 local outstanding young leaders, more than 30 profound speakers and high-ranking guests that will be engaged in fruitful discussions, will look for the solutions and cooperate together to push forward joint action plans.


To participate in the 3rd International Youth to Youth Summit in Dubai, you have to:

  • be a citizen of any country across the world
  • be no younger than 18 and no older than 35 years old
  • demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and potential to become a key leader in your community
  • have passion to create positive social change and willingness to use Y2Y experience in your leadership position
  • have some experience active either in politics (local, national, or international), civil society organizations, media, the business sector, local communities, faith based movements, and other fields
  • have a good working knowledge of written and spoken English


The participation fee is 300 EUR that covers accommodation, food, materials for sessions. The participation cost has been set with a view that it is considerably affordable for participants coming from all backgrounds. However, international participants are expected to cover their return traveling expenses and visa costs.


by finding answers to the key questions, by exploring the topic from different perspectives, by sharing knowledge, best practices and unique experience, by connecting active youth with practitioners and experts, we want to build an integral atlas of opportunities and actions that will foster change and help to move forward to the sustainable tomorrow.

By providing participants of the Summit with a unique set of skills, necessary for their development as leaders and professionals in the field, we want to create a pool of competitive activists with a great potential for fostering the change, bringing innovation to the next level, popularizing ICTs and innovative social technologies, generally influencing the regulatory environment, creating new infrastructure and usage for ICTs and changing paradigm of solving global changes of today.

In order to apply, register HERE.

The deadline for the application process is on the 23rd of December, 2016

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to:  info@y2yinitiative.org.

The official web-page.

CAS-TWAS President’s Fellowship Programme for Doctoral Candidates in China, 2017

Deadline:  31 March 2017
Open to: students/scholars from all over the world
Scholarship:  a monthly stipend (to cover accommodation and other living expenses, local travel expenses and health insurance) of RMB 7,000 or RMB 8,000 from CAS through UCAS/USTC


Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) are pleased to offer range of PhD fellowships to students of high academic ability for 2017 entry. Up to 200 students/scholars from all over the world will be sponsored to study in China for doctoral degrees for up to 4 years.

Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and TWAS aims to assist international students who require financial assistance with scholarships specifically for International students.

TWAS is a global science academy based in Trieste, Italy, working to advance science and engineering for sustainable prosperity in the developing world.

Applicants must be maximum age of 35 years on 31 December 2017. Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Fellowship is available for pursuing PhD studies at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) or Institutes of CAS around China.


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

  • Be maximum age of 35 years on 31 December 2017;
  • Not take up other assignments during the period of his/her fellowship;
  • Not hold Chinese citizenship;
  • Applicants for doctoral study should also:
  • Meet the admission criteria for international students of UCAS/USTC
  • Hold a master degree before the beginning of the fall semester: 1 September, 2017.
  • Provide evidence that he/she will return to their home country on completion of their studies in China according to CAS-TWAS agreement.
  • Provide proof of knowledge of English or Chinese language.


Fellowship awardees will receive a monthly stipend (to cover accommodation and other living expenses, local travel expenses and health insurance) of RMB 7,000 or RMB 8,000 from CAS through UCAS/USTC, depending on whether he/she has passed the qualification test arranged by UCAS/USTC for all doctoral candidates after admission. All awardees will also be provided tuition and admission fee waivers.

Any fellowship awardee who fails the qualification test twice will face the consequences including:

  • Termination of his/her fellowship;
  • Discontinuity of his/her doctoral study at CAS institutions;
  • Being provided with a certificate of attendance for the period of study undertaken in China but not a formal doctoral degree.

All the procedures will adhere to UCAS/USTC regulations and rules.

The funding duration of the fellowship is up to 4 years, divided into:

Maximum 1 year study of courses and participation in centralized training at UCAS/USTC, including 4 months compulsory courses in Chinese Language and Chinese Culture;

Practical research and completion of degree thesis at colleges and schools of UCAS/USTC or CAS institutes.


  • Upload all supporting documentation of your application via the online application system.
  • Remind your supervisor to complete and upload the signed and stamped Supervisor’s Comment Page to our online application system.
  • Send your supervisor an electronic copy of ALL your supporting documentations as well as the PDF file of “Application Form for CAS-TWAS President’s Fellowship Programme” which is generated by our online application system in ONE compressed file. Please DO NOT send any of your documentation directly to UCAS/USTC fellowship office.
  • Remind your supervisor to print your documentations out, get them stamped where necessary and send them together with the signed and stamped hard copy of the “Supervisor’s Comment Page” to UCAS /USTC fellowship office before deadline.
  • Remind your referees to send the original hard copies of their reference letters to UCAS/USTC fellowship office before deadline.

In order to apply, register HERE.

Downloadble Forms:

Attachment 1-1: Admission Application Form for International Students for UCAS

Attachment 1-2: Admission Application Form for International Students for USTC

Attachment 2: Foreigner Physical Examination Form

If you have any questions, please email :  president-fellowship@ucas.ac.cn.

The official web-page.


The 3rd Asian Conference on Education for Sustainability (ACES 2017)

Deadline:  27 January 2017
Open to: participants from around the world
Venue: 4– 5 March 2017 at the Tokyu REI Hotel Nagoya, Japan


The rapidly evolving and developing world has contributed to greater world prosperity and interdependence resulting in a global village of diverse social, political, economic, and cultural influences. As education and sustainability propel development, quality education and learning play a crucial role in empowering learners, creating individual and national success, and bringing about social cohesion. By creating and implementing coherent policies that are holistic and humanistic in nature, societies can be more inclusive and better suited for today’s growing challenges.

In recent years, global cooperation, sustainable development and advances in information and communication technology among others have contributed to a greater educated world population improving the quality of life worldwide.  However, this progress often masks the widening gap in education quality, equity and outcomes between social classes within and between states, which contributes to the marginalization of peoples and fractured communities. As cross-border population flows increase and diverse cultures become more intertwined in our global village, it is necessary to understand and integrate the different behaviors, traditions and customs into contemporary education.

With the theme Education for Sustainability in Changing Times, this conference will be a wonderful opportunity to explore current research, trends, and insights about this phenomenon while expanding your professional networks.


We welcome submissions of 250 words in English by Friday, January 27, 2017 on these areas:

  • Adult Education and Lifelong Learning
  • Cultural Sustainability
  • Curriculum, Research & Development
  • Distance Education
  • Education Technology and ICT
  • Education Rights
  • EFL/ESL and Sustainability
  • Equity and Social Justice
  • Gender and Women’s Studies
  • Higher Education
  • Human Rights Education
  • Language Sustainability
  • Sustainable Development
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Universal Access to Education
  • Other Areas (please specify)

In order to apply, register HERE.

Have a Question?:  secretariat@esdfocus.org.

The official web-page.