ACADEMIC AND CONFERENCE OPPORTUNTIES:
(Faculty and Students)
Participate in the Clinton Global Initiative University - Funding Available
Application deadline: January 17, 2014
President Clinton launched the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) in 2007 to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world. Each year, CGI U hosts a meeting where students, youth organizations, topic experts, and celebrities come together to discuss and develop innovative solutions to pressing global challenges. CGI U 2014 will take place at Arizona State University in metropolitan Phoenix from March 21-23, 2014. The meeting will bring together nearly 1,200 attendees to make a difference in CGI U's five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. Students, apply now to attend CGI U 2014. More than $500,000 is now available for select student commitment-makers. In addition, funding opportunities will be available for students to turn their ideas into action. Learn more the CGI website.
PARC Announces First Annual Summer Media Development Seminar in Israel
Application Deadline: January 20, 2014
PARC's Media Development Seminar for US professors of journalism and media is designed to help US professors gain first-hand knowledge of Palestine by traveling with PARC for a 12-day program based in Jerusalem and the West Bank. The first group of Media Development Seminar participants will visit Palestine from June 5th through the 16th, 2014. Participants must be US professors in journalism and media studies with an interest in Palestinian studies but little prior exposure traveling to Palestine. The group will have an opportunity to visit local universities, media offices, civil society organizations as well as meet with Palestinian counterparts at various organizations. Through these activities, participants will learn about the region, deepen their knowledge of media in and about Palestine, and build relationships with Palestinian colleagues both in academia and the media sector. For more information please look on the PARC website.
Global Health & Innovation Conference
April 12-13, 2014
Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
Deadline for abstracts: September 30
The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world's largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference. This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship. Register at www.uniteforsight.org/conference. Registration rates increase after September. Individuals interested in presenting at the conference may submit an abstract online for consideration.
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.
WISE - Workshop on Inercultural Skills Enhancement 2014 Conference
February 5-7 2014
Wake Forest University
WISE is the premier conference focused on the development of intercultural skills and awareness during study abroad and other forms of international education. The conference aims to help faculty leaders, program coordinators and resident staff develop the knowledge and skills needed in order to help study abroad students develop intercultural skills and global awareness. Registration for WISE 2014 is now open.
FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
STUDENTS (undergraduate & graduate)
International Development Fellows Program (IDFP)
Deadline: December 1st, 2013
The Catholic Relief Services' International Development Fellows Program (IDFP) gives people who are interested in a career in international relief and development an opportunity to increase their overseas experience and gain exposure to our programs. Each year, CRS places approximately 20-25 fellows with our country programs overseas. Assignments are for 8-12 months, starting in early September. Specific job responsibilities vary greatly from one country to another depending on the country program's focus (Agriculture, Health, Peacebuilding, Education, Microfinance, or a combination of these). The goal of the IDFP is to place Fellows in positions where they can draw on their previous education and work experience, while broadening their skills. Most of our fellowships lead to regular positions with Catholic Relief Services. Find Eligibility requirements here.
Hong Kong PhD Fellowship
Initial application deadline: December 2, 2013
Individuals who wish to pursue their PhD studies in Hong Kong for the 2014/15 year can apply for the HK PhD Fellowship Scheme. The Fellowship will provide an annual stipend of HK$240,000 (approx. US$30,000) and a conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$10,000 (approx. US$1,300) per year for up to three years. Candidates in all fields of study are welcome to apply. Eligible candidates should make their initial application through the online system at www.rgc.edu.hk/hkphd to obtain a reference number before submitting full applications to their selected institutions.
David L. Boren Study Abroad Scholarships & Fellowships
Marquette Deadline: January 5, 2014
Fellowship Deadline: January 28, 2014
Scholarship Deadline: February 5, 2014
Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. The Boren Scholarships are currently accepting applications for year 2014-2015, summer 2014, fall 2014, and spring 2015. Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year abroad, and graduate students can receive up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year. For more information, contact Gail Gilbert in the Office of International Education.
Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program
Deadline: January 27, 2014
Open to All US Citizens
The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). If you want to work on the front lines of some of the most pressing global challenges of our times — poverty, hunger, injustice, disease, environmental degradation, climate change, conflict and violent extremism – the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development provides an opportunity to advance U.S. foreign policy interests and reflect the American people's compassion and support of human dignity. The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $90,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, provides a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service.
Whitaker Biomedical Engineering International Summer Grants available
Deadline: February 4, 2014
The online application for the Whitaker International Summer Program for Summer 2014 is now available. With support from the former Whitaker Foundation, IIE provides biomedical/bioengineering students (and those in a related field) funding to pursue coursework, research, or an internship, in an international setting that is approved by their home university, which is relevant to biomedical engineering.
Summer Program Grants are designed for currently enrolled Master's or PhD students, or recent Master's recipients. Summer awards are for 8 weeks typically between June 1 and August 31. Up to 20 awards will be available for Summer 2014. Award amount includes a fixed fellowship award, monthly maintenance allowance, international airfare, settling-in allowance, and insurance.
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
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: email@example.com.
Engineering Scholarship for Masters Degree - Universidad Pontificia Comillas
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
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.
The Bader International Study Center – Academic Travel Intern
Internship: January – July 2014
Deadline: Nov 3, 2013
The Bader International Study Center internship is a wonderful opportunity for students interested in joining the international education field. Interns will gain a better understanding of how a study abroad program works on-site. The internship is a full-time, fixed term position. The internship comes with full room and board and a small stipend. Applicant must have a bachelor’s degree, some study abroad or independent travel experience abroad, strong oral and written communication skills, enjoy working with students, and have UK/EEA citizenship (or other right to work in the UK). To apply please e-mail a covering letter, resume and contact information for two references as soon as possible to Nina Lawrence, Academic Travel Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two Job Openings at Global Citizens Network
Global Citizens Network (GCN) seeks to create a network of people who are committed to the shared values of peace, justice, respect, cross-cultural understanding and global cooperation, to the preservation of indigenous cultures, traditions and ecologies, and to the enhancement of the quality of life around the world. GCN facilitates short-term experiences for teams of volunteers to work with local residents on small-scale development projects identified by the community.
POSITION 1: COMMUNICATIONS AND OUTREACH COORDINATOR: GCN seeks a dynamic, professional individual to develop and execute communications and outreach strategies that expand the network of stakeholders who know about GCN, energize them about our mission and our work, and ultimately motivate them to engage with us as participants in our programs. The Communications and Outreach Coordinator will work out of GCN's office in downtown Minneapolis. In collaboration with other GCN staff, the coordinator will develop and oversee the implementation of a comprehensive year-round set of communications and outreach. A more detailed description of this position, and the application details can be found here.
POSITION 2: LOCAL PROGRAMS COORDINATOR: GCN seeks a dynamic, professional bilingual individual to coordinate these local programs – Spanish language classes as well as events (movies, speakers,
etc.) highlighting the culture and issues of Latin America. The Local Programs Coordinator will work out of GCN's office in downtown Minneapolis. Fluency in Spanish is required. For a more detailed description of position and application details, please follow the link.