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Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship 2020-2021 in the Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania (Stipend of $57,900)

Deadline: October 15, 2019
Applications are open for the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship 2020-2021 in the Humanities. The Wolf Humanities Center awards five (5) one-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships each academic year to junior scholars in the humanities who are no more than five years out of their doctorate.
Preference will be given to candidates not yet in tenure track positions, whose proposals are interdisciplinary, who have not previously enjoyed use of the resources of the University of Pennsylvania, and who would particularly benefit from and contribute to Penn’s intellectual life. The programs of the Wolf Humanities Center are conceived through yearly topics that invite broad interdisciplinary collaboration. For the 2020-2021 academic year, the topic will be CHOICE.

Fellowship
The Fellowship carries a stipend of $57,900 plus a $3000 research fund and single-coverage health insurance (fellows are responsible for coverage for any dependents). Fellows teach one undergraduate course in addition to conducting their research.

Eligibility

  • Open to all scholars from any country;
  • The PhD (and its international equivalent, such as the DPhil) is the only eligible terminal degree, and applicants must be humanists or those in such allied fields as anthropology or history of science. Ineligible categories include an MFA or any other doctorate such as EdD, social scientists, scholars in educational curriculum building, and performing artists (note: scholars of performance are eligible).

Application

  • To apply, visit the online application portal to fill out the five required forms:
  • Applicant Profile & Education
  • Applicant Research
  • Proposed Course Description
  • Referees’ Names and Contact
  • Equal Employment Opportunity; upload your C.V.; and submit requests for 3 confidential letters of recommendation. Forms, C.V., and three letters must be uploaded and submitted by end of day October 15, 2019.

For more information, visit Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Deadline: October 15, 2019 Applications are open for the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship 2020-2021 in the Humanities. The Wolf Humanities Center awards five (5) one-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships each academic year to junior scholars in the humanities who are no more than five years out of their doctorate. Preference will be given to candidates not yet in tenure track positions, whose proposals are interdisciplinary, who have not previously enjoyed use of the resources of the University of Pennsylvania, and who would particularly benefit from and contribute to Penn’s intellectual life. The programs of the Wolf Humanities Center are conceived through yearly topics that invite broad interdisciplinary collaboration. For the 2020-2021 academic year, the topic will be CHOICE. Fellowship The Fellowship carries a stipend of $57,900 plus a $3000 research fund and single-coverage health insurance (fellows are responsible for coverage for any dependents). Fellows teach one undergraduate course in addition to conducting their research. Eligibility Open to all scholars from any country; The PhD (and its international equivalent, such as the DPhil) is the only eligible terminal degree, and applicants must be humanists or those in such allied fields as anthropology or history of science. Ineligible categories include an MFA or any other doctorate such as EdD, social scientists, scholars in educational curriculum building, and performing artists (note: scholars of performance are eligible). Application To apply, visit the online application portal to fill out the five required forms: Applicant Profile & Education Applicant Research Proposed Course Description Referees’ Names and Contact Equal Employment Opportunity; upload your C.V.; and submit requests for 3 confidential letters of recommendation. Forms, C.V., and three letters must be uploaded and submitted by end of day October 15, 2019. For more information, visit Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Position: Associate, Monitoring and Evaluation

Location Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Salary Competitive

Job Advert
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is searching for an Associate, Monitoring and Evaluation to support the Tanzania Food Fortification program in ensuring timely delivery of monitoring and evaluation activities.
GAIN is a Swiss-based foundation launched at the UN in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. Working with both governments and businesses, we aim to transform food systems so that they deliver more nutritious food for all people. In particular, we aim to make healthier food choices more desirable, more available, and more affordable. GAIN’s mission is to advance nutrition outcomes by improving consumption of nutritious and safe food for all people, especially those most vulnerable to malnutrition.

The Associate, Monitoring and Evaluation will support the Food Fortification Program in Tanzania by ensuring high quality in the design and implementation of GAIN projects.
Specific responsibilities include;

  • Work with the GAIN country and KL team and other partners in country to develop results frameworks/logical frameworks and monitoring plans, develop and ensure adequate use monitoring tools
  • Collaborate with the KL team on other program evaluations and research studies as needed, in all aspects of planning, implementation, analysis and dissemination of such projects
  • Contribute to analysis of information collected and support all dissemination efforts including writing reports, briefs and other materials.
  • Support work with selected implementation partners in country on all aspects of project planning and implementation including technical (finalizing protocols, data collection tools, conducting trainings, supervising field work), process (implementation plan development and monitoring, tracking deliverables).

Candidates for this position must have experience in analyzing data, tracking indicators, developing and strengthening performance monitoring systems. They should possess strong communication skills to effectively liaise with research agencies and government offices. We are keen to speak with candidates who are proactive, with a commitment to quality, accuracy and close attention to detail.

For more detailed information please see the attached job description PDF File through the link below and to apply, follow the “Apply Now” link at the end of this advert.

Job Description
JD_Associate_Monitoring_and_Evaluation.pdf
Closing Date 04th October, 2019

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Japan Government’s MEXT Scholarship to Study at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in September 2020 Enrollment Full Scholarship

DEADLINE: November 19, 2019
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REGION:Japan

Applications are already open for the Japanese Government Scholarship 2020. This scholarship is awarded to outstanding international students who are recommended by APU. The Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) provides this scholarship with the aim of enhancing international competitiveness and promoting the active exchange of international students in Japanese universities.
Located in southwest Japan in the city of Beppu, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)’s undergraduate program offers the opportunity to complete a four-year bachelor’s degree while studying in a unique multicultural learning environment. As an APU student, one will join a vibrant community that has a nearly one to one ratio of Japanese/domestic students to international students, who currently represent 80 countries/regions. All undergraduate programs are conducted not only in Japanese but also in English, which allows for such a diverse group to study on their campus.

The mission of APU is to contribute to freedom, peace, humanity, international mutual understanding and the future shape of the Asia Pacific region by creating global leaders across all fields and industries. Classes are interactive and there are countless opportunities to gain real-world experience through programs such as volunteering, study abroad and internships. Upon graduation, graduates are equipped with essential knowledge and intercultural communication skills to work anywhere in the world, which is why their graduates are in high demand by companies, organizations and graduate schools across the globe.

Their students and alumni alike are actively finding solutions to the issues the world is facing using the well-rounded base of global knowledge acquired at APU. This solution-seeking spirit is symbolized in the motto of APU, “Shape your world.” This is a call to action for their students, challenging them to not only shape their own worlds but also the world around them.

If you are passionate about making a positive change in the world, they invite you to take the first step by joining APU’s community of like-minded, inspiring individuals. Apply now!

Location: Japan

Benefits

  • 100% of tuition (covered by the APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship)
  • 144,000 JPY per month for living expenses (amount subject to change)
  • Economy class air travel between the home country and APU at the beginning and end of the program

Eligibilities

  • Intend to study abroad in Japan from overseas
  • Not have Japanese nationality and be a national of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan
  • Be born on or after April 2, 1985
  • Eligible Regions: Open for All.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Apply online through the given link.
  • September 2020 Enrollment: August 1, 2019 (Thu) – November 19, 2019 (Tue)
  • Application Deadline: November 19, 2019

InternationalStudent.com Travel Video Contest 2019 (Grand prize of $4,000)

Deadline: October 15, 2019

Entries are invited for the InternationalStudent.com Travel Video Contest 2019. If you’d like to enter this year’s contest, send in your original video telling InternationalStudent.com about how you would use the prize money towards a trip you would like to take (if you’re already an international student) or your proposed international studies.

The vision of InternationalStudent.com is to be the company that best recognizes and serves the needs of international students around the world. They strive to provide students world-class resources to help them investigate and pursue an international education, through relevant content, custom online tools and engaging websites that offer only best in class products and services.

Prizes

  • First Place Winner: $4,000
  • Second Place Winner: $500
  • Third Place Winner: $250
  • GoAbroad Choice Winner: $500
  • Viewers’ Choice Award Winner: $1,000

Eligibility

  • You must be 18 or older and already enrolled or planning to enroll in college or university outside of your home country.
  • If you are currently studying outside of your home country, your video must describe any trip you would like to take.
  • If you are not currently studying outside of your home country, your entry must describe your proposed study abroad.
  • Your video must be created specifically for the current InternationalStudent.com Travel Video Contest.
  • The maximum length for your video is 4 minutes. There is no minimum length.

Rules and Regulations

  • In addition to the link to your video, each applicant must also submit a fully completed online entry form.
  • The winner will book all his or her own flights and other travel arrangements.
  • The winner for the InternationalStudent.com Travel Video Contest will be announced on their website on 22 November 2019 , International Education Week. The winners will also be notified by email and telephone.
  • The winner will be expected to maintain a blog documenting the trip. This blog will start immediately after the winner is announced, and will continue through the trip until return to school. Contributions are expected at least once a week during the preparation for the trip and daily during the trip.
  • Originality and interest level in the trip, and creativity and quality of the video, are the main criteria.
  • Cheating during voting for the viewers’ choice winner is grounds for contest elimination. This includes copying and pasting email addresses (even if they’re real email addresses of friends and family). Each vote must come directly from your friends and family.

Application

NEWH Green Voice Design Competition 2019/2020 (Scholarship of $7,500)

Deadline: January 3, 2020

Applications for the NEWH Green Voice Design Competition 2019/2020 are now open. The NEWH Green Voice Design Competition provides students with the opportunity to showcase their design skills while utilizing the very best in sustainable design products and practices. The sponsors have generously donated the awards – one to the winning undergraduate student and one to the winning graduate student with airfare/lodging to the awards event at HD Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada provided.
Award

  • $7,500 undergraduate scholarship
  • $7,500 graduate scholarship

To receive the scholarship, you must be a currently enrolled student with past, current or upcoming debt through your college for tuition or program approved books/supplies. Awarded scholarship funds are payable to and mailed directly to student’s college (only). If a graduate student is not selected, due to project criteria not being met, the graduate scholarship funds will be given to the interiors program of the winning undergraduate recipient’s school, and vice versa. The interiors program may utilize the award to enhance the educational needs or materials of the design studio. A school representative must be able to attend the award presentation. Scholarship awards are generously donated by NEWH Friends of Green Voice sponsors.

Eligibility

  • Open to Interior Design or Architecture students only; undergraduate (in a 4-year program) or graduate students attending an accredited college.
  • Up to (2) students majoring in Interior Design or Architecture (only) may work together as a team. If awarded, students would split the $7,500 scholarship. Each student would receive paid travel and lodging to the awards event.
  • Winner(s) must be able to attend the awards event with travel/lodging provided. The event is held in May annually at HD Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. If unable to attend the awards event, the student may select (1) college representative to attend on their behalf.

Guidelines
Competition criteria changes annually. Students must execute a dynamic, creative, cutting edge design utilizing the very best products and technologies which encompass sustainable topics such as: site selection, water efficiency, energy conservation, products/materials, and indoor environmental quality.

In addition to the physical aspects of design, the functional daily use of the space and how the occupants can operate the facility in a sustainable manner such as encouraging recycling and reuse, water and energy conservation to create a truly sustainable concept. All work must be student’s original work. In addition to the criteria, all submissions are judged on their professional appearance by a panel of industry judges. See full criteria for complete project requirements.

Application

Click here to download the project submittal form
For more information, visit NEWH Green Voice Design Competition.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Internship Programme 2020

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Applications are open for the OECD Internship Programme 2020. The OECD Internship Programme is designed to bring highly qualified and motivated students with diverse backgrounds into the Organisation to work on projects linked to the Strategic Orientations of the Secretary-General and to support the corporate functions of the Orgnisation.

The main goal of the internship is to give successful candidates the opportunity to improve their analytical and technical skills in an international environment. The duration of the internship is for a period between one and six months (renewable for another six months up to a total of twelve months), on a full-time basis (40 hours/week). The OECD encourages potential interns to stay for six months in order to gain the best possible insight into work at the OECD.

Examples of work entrusted to interns include:

  • Participating in the preparation of studies and documents;
  • Carrying out research and reviews of existing materials;
  • Collecting, organising and analysing data;
  • Contributing to the production of documents, working papers and publications resulting from the above activities, including drafting notes and preparing technical annexes;
  • Participating in meetings and seminars;
  • Liaising and building networks with officials in national administrations, researchers, other international organisations and member country Delegations;
  • Contributing to the organisation of events, communication, planning and evaluation.

Benefits
A contribution to living expenses of around 700 Euros per full month worked will be granted to interns by the OECD.

Eligibility
Internships are open for students who:

  • Are enrolled in a full-time degree programme for the duration of the internship in a field or discipline related to the work of the OECD;
  • Are available for a minimum internship duration of one month;
  • Have an excellent command of one of the two official languages of the OECD (English and French) and working knowledge of, or willingness to learn the other. Knowledge of other languages used at the OECD would be an advantage;
  • Possess solid quantitative and IT skills;
  • Demonstrate excellent drafting and communication skills;
  • Are capable of working in multicultural and international team environment.

Selection Process
The selection process consists of four main stages:

  • Your online application and cover letter (addressed to the Internship Office);
  • Pre-screening: all applications are screened by the Internship Office and suitable candidates placed on a shortlist made available to OECD Directorates;
  • Interview and/or Written Test: hiring teams may invite candidates to complete a telephone interview and/or written test;
  • Offer letter: if you are selected following a telephone interview and/or written test you will receive an e-mail with your internship offer letter from OECD Human Resources.

Application

IREX Community Solutions Program 2020-2021 for Changemakers (Fully-funded to the US)

Deadline: October 30, 2019

Applications are open for the IREX Community Solutions Program 2020-2021. The Community Solutions Program (CSP) is a year-long professional development program for people who are working to improve their communities by addressing issues related to the environment, tolerance and conflict resolution, transparency and accountability, and women and gender.
For 2020–2021, up to 80 community activists will be selected to participate in the program, which includes:

  • Four-month Fellowship in the United States: Community Solutions fellows are matched to host organizations throughout the U.S. where they complete a four-month, hands-on professional experience.
  • Community Leadership Institute: Community Solutions fellows participate in the Community Leadership Institute, a leadership training program designed to strengthen their leadership and management skills. The Institute includes face-to-face trainings, online courses, professional coaching, and networking.
  • Community-based initiatives: While in the U.S. and with the help of their U.S. host organization, Community Solutions fellows design and plan a community development initiative or project to carry out after they return home. Once the fellows depart the U.S., they put these projects into action in their home communities.

Financial Support
The program covers the cost of most expenses associated with:

  • J-1 visa support;
  • Round-trip travel from participants’ home city to the U.S.;
  • Monthly allowance to cover housing, meals, and other living expenses while in the U.S.; and
  • Accident and sickness insurance.

Eligibility
You are between the ages of 25 and 38 as of January 1, 2020;

  • You are a citizen of one of the eligible countries listed below;
  • You are living and working in your home country;
  • Individuals with refugee status working on behalf of their home community may be given special consideration.
  • You have at least two years of experience working on community development, either as a full-time or part-time employee or volunteer;
  • You are not currently participating in an academic, training, or research program in the U.S.;
  • You have a high level of proficiency in spoken and written English at the time of application;
  • Semifinalists will be required to take or submit recent scores for a TOEFL or IELTS English language test.
  • You are available to travel to the U.S. for four months from August to December 2020;
  • You are not a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. and have not applied for U.S. permanent residency within the past three years;
  • You are eligible to receive a U.S. J-1 visa;
  • Applicants who have participated in an exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Government must have fulfilled their two-year home residency requirement.
  • You are committed to returning to your home country for a minimum of two years after completing the program; and
  • You are not a current IREX employee or consultant, or their immediate family member.

Eligible Countries by Region

  • Africa: Botswana, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
  • East Asia and the Pacific: Burma, Brunei, Cambodia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam.
  • Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey, and Ukraine.
  • Middle East and North Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, and West Bank/Palestinian Territories.
  • South and Central Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
  • Western Hemisphere: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, and Uruguay.

Application

National Genealogical Society Rubincam Youth Writing Competition 2020

Deadline: December 15, 2019

Applications are open for the National Genealogical Society Rubincam Youth Writing Competition 2020. The Competition was established in 1986 to honor Milton Rubincam, CG, FASG, FNGS, for his many years of service to the National Genealogical Society and to the field of genealogy. These awards encourage and recognize the youth as the next generation of family historians.
The awards may be given annually to a student in either one or two age categories for an appropriately prepared genealogy. Up to two honorable mentions (runners-up) may also be named in each category. The awards are announced and presented at the annual NGS Banquet at the annual NGS Family History Conference. If the winners are not present, award presentations may be made at another agreed-upon time.

Categories

  • Senior: High school students in grades 9–12 at the time of submission. The award winner receives a $500 cash prize, a plaque, and a one-year NGS membership (non-print). Presentation details of the winning submission may appear in NGS Magazine.
  • Junior: Middle school students in grades 6–8 at the time of submission. The award winner receives a $250 cash prize, a plaque, and a one-year NGS membership (non-print). Presentation details of the winning submission may appear in NGS Magazine.

Eligibility

  • Young persons worldwide are eligible to apply
  • NGS membership is not required
  • Students must apply under the appropriate age/grade award
  • The submission
  • Must be in English
  • Must be original unpublished work
  • Become property of NGS and will not be returned
  • Are not eligible for later resubmission
  • Will not be returned if incomplete

Application
Entries can be submitted via email via with “Rubincam Youth Writing Competition” in the subject line.

Or by post to:

NGS Rubincam Youth Writing Competition
National Genealogical Society
6400 Arlington Blvd, Suite 810
Falls Church, VA 22042-2318

For more information, visit Rubincam Youth Writing Competition.

Submit Proposals for Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund Small Grants Programme

Deadline: 13 October 2019

Applicants are invited to submit proposals for the Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund Small Grants Programme that exists to help provide relatively small levels of funding for ongoing projects or pilot programmes with clear conservation value.
Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund support their own staff to develop or utilise their specialist skills and participate in field conservation initiatives. These can be projects led by Auckland Zoo or by other conservation partners. On average, the Zoo spends approximately 11,000 hours working on around 40 projects around New Zealand and overseas to conserve wildlife and wild habitat.

Types of Project
Project applications will score more highly during the selection process if they:

  • Are likely to have a direct conservation impact
  • Are collaborative and involve a local conservation organisation
  • Are logistically feasible, and fiscally and scientifically sound​​
  • Include an assessment of how well the project achieved its conservation objectives

Funding Information

  • Grants of up to NZD $5000 are available. However, in most cases, successful grants will be between NZD $2000 and NZD $4000.
  • The application must represent a minimum of 25% of the project’s overall budget (excluding in-kind support). This means that the maximum budget a project applying for a Category 3 grant can be is NZD $20,000.

Eligibility Criteria
Eligible projects must:

  • Have a clear conservation value
  • Be based in New Zealand or in a developing country (although applicants can be based anywhere in the world)
  • Be aligned with the geographic or taxonomic scope of the current small grants round (if applicable). From time to time their Small Grants Programme is focused on a particular region of the world (e.g the South Pacific) or a particular group of species (e.g. Invertebrates).

How to Apply

  • The application must be completed on the standard Auckland Zoo form and saved in Microsoft Word format.
  • The application must be submitted electronically. Hard copy submissions are not accepted. All application materials must be attached to a single email sent to the address given on the website.
  • For more information, please visit https://www.aucklandzoo.co.nz/get-involved/conservation-fund

Submit Applications for Global Media Competition to Promote Quality Reporting on Labour Migration

Deadline: 31 October 2019

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched its fifth annual Global Media Competition to recognize exemplary media coverage of labour migration.
The competition contributes to some of the targets of the recently adopted “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration and the Global Compact for Refugees ,” which include improving working conditions for migrant workers and shifting misperceptions of labour migration. It also helps raise awareness on decent work and migration, a topic which features strongly in the United Nations Declaration on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The competition aims to promote quality reporting on labour migration issues. Across the world, migrants face prejudice, intolerance and stigmatization in their workplaces and communities. the winners will be selected by a panel of experts in international migration and journalism, based on creativity, accuracy and balance, protection of migrants, and positive portrayal of labour migration.

International Labour Organisations (ILO)

Since 1919 the ILO brings together governments, employers and workers of 187 member States , to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting decent work for all women and men. The unique tripartite structure of the ILO gives an equal voice to workers, employers and governments to ensure that the views of the social partners are closely reflected in labour standards and in shaping policies and programmes.

Mission
The main aims of the ILO are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues.

Thematic Categories
Professionals

  • Fair recruitment of migrant workers
  • Entries in this category should illustrate how international recruitment practices impact migrant workers’ lives, their chances of enjoying decent work, and their exposure to potential exploitation and abuse, gender-based violence, child and forced labour and trafficking in persons. Alternatively or additionally, it should show how properly regulated and governed labour recruitment across international borders can improve skills and job and the effective functioning of labour markets.
  • The future of labour migration
  • Entries in this category should present migrant workers’ challenges and opportunities to access decent work in the context of current and future trends shaping the world of work, including globalization, rising inequalities, demographic changes, technological advancement, non-standard forms of employment, large numbers of workers in the informal economy as well as the need for gender equality, life-long learning and the creation of productive jobs.

Students

  • Exemplary reporting on fair recruitment of migrant workers, or;
  • Exemplary reporting on the future of labour migration.

Awards
The competition will award four professional prizes (two in the category ‘fair recruitment of migrant workers’ and two for ‘the future of labour migration’ category) and one student prize;
The winners will be able to choose between cash (US$1,000 in the professional category and US$300 for the student category) or a paid fellowship to participate in an ITC-Turin course on a fair recruitment or labour migration topic in 2020.

Eligibility Criteria

  • For the professional awards, this contest is open to media professionals and professional journalists who are 18 years of age and older;
  • For the student award, this contest is open to students from journalism schools/universities who are currently enrolled in a journalism school or university curricula.

How to Apply

  • Interested applicants can apply online via given website.
  • For more information please visit https://bit.ly/2kjTkB8