ACADEMIC AND CONFERENCE OPPORTUNTIES:
(Faculty and Students)

 

European Institute of Peace:

The European Institute of Peace (EIP) is a new initiative at the heart of Europe - with a global scope. The EIP is looking to hire four qualified individuals for new posts. The EIP will be a permanent independent organization, the purpose of which will be to contribute to the global peace agenda of the European Union through a close partnership with EU institutions in order to prevent, mitigate and resolve conflict. More detailed information about the positions and applying can be found here.

 

English Open Doors Program in Chile
The English Open Doors program was established in 2004 by the Chilean Ministry of Education to connect local children and teens with native English speakers. The program places native English-speakers in public schools throughout Chile to work with local teachers to plan activities and lead classes. There are no fees to participate and volunteers receive: a home-stay wit ha Chilean family, health insurance, TEFL training, access to an online Spanish course and a participation bonus of 60,000 CLP each month. Placements last from 5-11 months.

 

FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS:

FACULTY

 

Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Competition

Deadline: August 1, 2014

 

The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2015-2016 academic year.  Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to learn more about core Fulbright U.S. Scholar opportunities by visiting the online Catalog of Awards. Highlights for the upcoming academic year include the Fulbright-Terra Foundation Award in the History of American Art to teach American art history in China or the European Union, the Fulbright-Fogarty Postdoctoral Award in Public Health, and the Fulbright-Coach Award in Fashion and Design. Only U.S. citizens are eligible to apply. For other eligibility requirements and detailed award descriptions, visit the program website.

 

Carnegie African Diaspora Fellows Program
Deadline: applications available in January 2014
Carnegie African Diaspora Fellows Program is a scholar exchange program funded by a two-year grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY). Applicant must be an African-born academic currently living in the United States and Canada working in higher education. Fellows will engage in educational projects proposed and hosted by faculty of higher education institutions in sub-Saharan African countries in which Carnegie Corporation operates. Eligible applicants are asked to request application information here.

Teach in Guizhou Province, China
The Office of International Cooperation and Exchanges in the Education Department of Guizhou Province in China has contacted the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) regarding an opportunity for teachers to teach in Guizhou Province at the elementary, secondary, or college levels. Applicants must be willing to teach at least half a year in Guizhou, must be in good health and born after 1948. Contact Ms. Mi Dan at midan1976@hotmail.com for more information.

Gerda Henkel Foundation: Islam, the Modern Nation State and Transnational Movements
Deadline: June 27
This funding initiative is aimed at researchers who, with an eye to current developments, are examining the emergence of political movements in the Islamic world at the national and/or transnational level. Historical studies are encouraged and supported, together with projects in the areas of religious, cultural or political science.
 Additional information here.

 

Fellowship in Latin America and the Caribbean

Deadline: May 30, 2014

The Fellowship is a service-year program, which includes an out-of-country orientation that provides cross-cultural, technical, health and safety skills. With the belief that international communities are pioneers in personal and cultural transformation our Fellows will live alongside other Volunteers from participating countries in the communities they serve which ranges from small rural villages to large urban centers.

 

STUDENTS (undergraduate & graduate)

 

Rotary Peace Fellowship 2015

Deadline: July 1, 2014

 

Over the past twelve years, the Rotary Foundation has provided close to 800 future peace leaders with peace and conflict resolution education and field experience at Rotary Peace Centers around the world.  Each year up to 100 fellows are selected in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic, and professional achievements. Fellows earn a master’s-level degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of six Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities in Australia, England, Japan, the United States, Sweden and Thailand. Rotary alumni work all over the world with organization ranging from grassroots peace initiatives in Africa to the United Nations. The Rotary Foundation provides fellows with funding to cover the required tuition fees, room and board, travel to and from the study city, books and supplies, and an applied field experience. For eligibility requirements and to download an application, visit the Peace Fellowships website.

 

 

DiversityAbroad.com & CET Academic Programs Scholarship

Deadline: May 1

 

DiversityAbroad.com and CET Academic Programs will offer $1,500 Diversity Scholarships for students planning to participate in CET semester programs in the fall of 2014 and spring 2015. Up to five awards are available for each semester. The awards will consist of a $1,000 tuition discount and $500 provided to the student for personal expenses.

 

Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students at an accredited college, university or community college, and they must be applying to and eventually accepted to a CET Academic Program. Scholarship recipients will be asked to share their experiences abroad with the DiversityAbroad.com and CET communities via blogs, photos, and videos. First-generation college students, students who receive a Pell grant or may be economically disadvantaged, ethnic or racially diverse students, and students with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Teach English in China or South Korea through the University of Colorado
The University of Colorado-Colorado Springs is looking for individuals to undertake twelve-month contracts to teach at the Daegu Gyeongbuk English Village, which our office helps to manage with its Korean partner, Yeungjin College (the legal employer of all teachers).   This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to have an experience working with students of different ages and abilities in a creative, dynamic environment.  Our diverse faculty of 45-50 teachers provides a supportive community in which to work and live, with more support coming from an on-site management team and UCCS-OIA. For more information visit: www.uccs.edu/international/teaching-abroad.html

The University of Colorado-Colorado Springs is also looking for individuals to undertake twelve-month contracts to teach at the Milo International Kindergarten in Guangzhou, China.   If you have a passion for early childhood education, are committed to helping to create a warm and nurturing environment for young learners, and are eager to spend a year experiencing life in an exciting Chinese city, this may be just the opportunity for you! 

National Geographic Expands Young Explorers Grant Program
Deadline: Varies
Young Explorers Grants help cover field project costs for individuals ages 18 to 25 pursuing research, conservation and exploration-related projects consistent with National Geographic's grant programs. The program has expanded the Young Explorers Grant program to include more opportunities for fieldwork in 18 Northeast and Southeast Asian countries. National Geographic is accepting applications from hard-working, passionate, creative young individuals from all over the world who are interested in doing fieldwork in Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Financial Aid Opportunities for Latin American and Caribbean Students
Deadline: rolling applications
The Rowe Fund, a student loan program of the Organization of American States (OAS), helps citizens from Latin American and Caribbean OAS member countries finance a portion of their studies or research at accredited universities in the United States by awarding interest-free loans. Prospective applicants must be accepted to, or currently studying at, an accredited U.S. university and demonstrate good academic records in addition to full-time enrollment. Applications are received and reviewed on a year-round basis. The maximum loan amount per student is $15,000.  For eligibility requirements and application forms, visit: www.oas.org/en/rowefund or www.facebook.com/rowefund. Please send any questions to: rowefund@oas.org.

Engineering Scholarship for Masters Degree - Universidad Pontificia Comillas
Deadline: varies
Universidad Pontificia Comillas in collaboration with Gestamp (a leading enterprise in the automotive business), is launching a new Master in International Industrial Project Management (MIIPM) field of Engineering or Business Administration. This program will be open to international students and includes an internship at Gestamp facilities, which are found around the world, with a foreseeable likelihood of finding a highly-qualified job after completion of the internship. Moreover, the sponsor is offering to partially or even totally finance the scholarship fees, travel and accommodation allowances.

The U.S. Department of State Pathways Internships
Deadline: varies
The U.S. Department of State is offering programs for graduate/post graduate, undergraduate and high school students. The U.S. Department of State will continue to offer both paid internships under the Pathways Internship Program, as well as unpaid opportunities under the U.S. Departments of State Student Experience Program (formerly known as Summer, Fall and Spring internships). The Pathways Internships are Civil Service opportunities located mostly in Washington, D.C., while the U.S. Department of State Student Experience Program provides the opportunity to work in U.S. Embassies throughout the world, as well as in various bureaus located in Washington, D.C. This program is designed to provide substantive experiences in a foreign affairs environment. There are 10 opportunities to choose from. Go to their website for information on each internship offered.

INTERNSHIPS:

 

Peace Action Wisconsin Summer 2014 Internship Program
Application deadline: May 1, 2014 

The Peace Action Wisconsin (PAWI) Internship Program provides students with the opportunity to gain real world experience while advancing positive social change in our community. PAWI is the largest grassroots foreign policy non-profit in the state and is working to reduce our state’s dependence on declining defense contracts and shift budget priorities from the Pentagon to human services and environmental sustainability. Available internships include Administrative, Research, Media & Communications, and Creative Design positions and are designed to be personalized according to the intern’s skills, interests and objectives. All internships are unpaid. For more information, visit: peaceactionwi.org

 

 

InterExchange Teaching Internship

Application Deadline: May 30th

 InterExchange Working Abroad is excited to be offering an 11-month paid teaching program in Vietnam starting this summer. Teachers will be employed full-time with 22-24 hours per week of in-class time. Teachers will also be expected to prepare lessons; track and report student attendance; provide written student evaluations; attend professional development courses etc. For more information about this program please visit the interexchange website

 

Communications Internship in Costa Rica: Summer 2014

Founded in 1994, Outward Bound Costa Rica School offers a range of experiential education programs promising challenging physical activities across Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama with a focus on personal development, leadership, and cultural immersion. Outward Bound Costa Rica seeks a - paid - intern to work here on the main base outside of San Jose, Costa Rica and support operations during this busy time. There will also be a Programming Intern, and the interns will work closely together and may share some responsibilities, although they will report to different departments – one to Communications (see below) the other to Programming. To apply submit cover letter and resume to Allison Hodsdon, Communications Director at CommDirector@OutwardBoundCR.org. Specify "Summer Communications Intern"