Monday, December 12, 2011

The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships 2012

The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships target highly-qualified students from the countries listed below. About 120 scholarships will be awarded for studies in Sweden, starting in August 2012. The scholarship covers both living costs and tuition fees.

Please note that in order to apply for a Swedish Institute Study scholarship the student must first be admitted to a Swedish university/university college. The application period for study programs opens 1 December, 2011.

The application period for Swedish Institute Study scholarship will be March 14-25, 2012.

Countries
The program is open to candidates from two different categories of countries.

Category 1:
Candidates with citizenship from the following countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
Within this category around 60 scholarships will be awarded.

Category 2:
Candidates with citizenship from countries on the DAC list of ODA recipients, with the following exceptions: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine.

Citizens from Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine can apply within the Visby Program.

Citizens from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo and Serbia can apply within the program SI Scholarships for East Europe.

Citizens from Turkey can apply within the Swedish-Turkish Scholarship Program.
Within this category around 60 scholarships will be awarded.

Level
Scholarships are intended for studies in Sweden starting in the fall semester 2012 (August) and focus mainly on master’s level. A few scholarships will be awarded for studies at bachelor’s level.

Who is eligible?
The scholarships are intended for students from the above-mentioned target group for full time studies in Sweden. There is no age limit for scholarship holders.

Scholarships cannot be granted for students who:

Have already lived in Sweden for two years or more previous to the scholarship period.

Have a Swedish permanent residence or work permit.

Have previously been awarded a Swedish Institute scholarship for studies at Master’s level or for research at a Swedish university.

Already hold a Master’s degree from a Swedish university/university college.

Are currently enrolled in a study program on Bachelor’s or Master’s level at a Swedish university or university college.

How to apply for a scholarship
Prior to applying for a scholarship, the student must first apply for a study program at Master’s or Bachelor’s level via www.universityadmissions.se, an online application service for study programs in Sweden.

About 600 different study programs at Swedish universities are eligible for a scholarship. The programs have been selected by the Swedish universities and cover a wide variety of study areas. The list of eligible study programs can be found here.

As soon as the results of Swedish university admission have been published at www.universityadmissions.se, the online service for the Swedish Institute Study Scholarships will open. Please note that only admitted students can apply for a scholarship. The scholarship application period will be March 14-25, 2012. A list of successful candidates will be published at www.studyinsweden.se and www.si.se in mid-April.


More information about the application procedure can be found here.



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THE MAGNUM FOUNDATION IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT 4 SCHOLARSHIPS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE 2012 NYU/MAGNUM FOUNDATION PHOTOGRAPHY AND HUMAN RIGHTS PRO

The scholarship funds cover the 6-week program at the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, housing, travel, and living expenses, as well as additional cultural activities in New York with the opportunity to meet editors, publishers, and visit some of the most prestigious photography museums and galleries.

The four scholarships are open to applicants living and working in, and native to any of the following regions: Latin America, the Caucasus Region, Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union, East Asia, South Asia, Africa, or the Middle East.

Support for these scholarships has been generously provided by the Open Society Foundations and Nancy Stephens and Rick Rosenthal of The Rosenthal Family Foundation.


ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Department of Photography & Imaging at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and the Magnum Foundation present programming in photography and human rights for the third summer, spearheaded again by Professor Fred Ritchin of the Department and Susan Meiselas of the Magnum Foundation.

The scholarship is aimed at intermediate and advanced international students, including experienced professionals. The six-week program is comprised of four courses and is designed to enable students to explore strategies for creating effective documentary projects in pursuit of human rights. Students will propose multimedia or traditional presentation strategies for their photo essays, which they will develop through two studio courses. A lecture course will provide participants with an opportunity to look at photography's strengths and weaknesses, both real and imagined, in attempting to determine new strategies for its use as both society and technology evolve. The final component is a discussion and writing course correlating with a public guest lecture series featuring speakers from the fields of photojournalism, law, and media. Scholarship fellows will remain in New York for an additional week to meet with local editors, publishers, and other experts in the field and explore museums, galleries, and other cultural resources.

More information about the program, including updates, can be found on the NYU website.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

(Applications Accepted November 29th- December 19th)

Materials should include:

1. A Statement of Purpose
(750 words max- pdf format)

2. A description of a human rights related project you would like to pursue
(250 words max- pdf format)

3. A portfolio of 20 photographs by the student
(Labeled: First Name, Last Name, 001, 002, etc)

Please note: this will involve 2 uploads of 10 pictures each 72 dpi at 900 pixels wide

4. A CV/Resume
(Applicant must specify region and include educational background- pdf format).

To start the application process from November 29th - December 19th, go to:
https://nyumf-scholarship.photoshelter.com/signup/signup/free *
Applications submitted before November 29th or after December 19th will not be accepted.

*If you already have a photoshelter account, please contact info@magnumfoundation.org directly

Applicants must be fluent in English.

Applications will be judged by the NYU faculty in collaboration with the Magnum Foundation.
Winners will be named at the beginning of January.

For more information, please contact www.photo.tisch.nyu.edu

For more information about the Magnum Foundation, please visit www.magnumfoundation.org or contact info@magnumfoundation.org


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Ghent Masters Scholarships for International Students from Developing Countries

Brief description:
Ghent University provide postgraduate Masters scholarships to international students from developing countries who wish to study in Belgium and obtain a master’s degree at Ghent University.

Host Institution(s):
University of Ghent

Number of Scholarships:
Each year, a maximum of 10 scholarships can be awarded.

Target group:
The scholarships are for international students from developing countries on the Master Grants country list (PDF).

Scholarship value/inclusions:
The scholarship consists of an allowance of €1000 per month and the yearly tuition fee with a maximum of 80€. Once you get an intstallation fee of 500€. In case of increased tuition fee for the master’s programme, Ghent University will only reimburse the refundable part. Airline ticket and visa costs are carried by the student.

The scholarship is in principle paid for the total duration of the studies. In case of a 2-year study programme, the 2nd year will be paid upon successful completion of the first year (minimum 60 credits).


Field(s) of study:

Faculty of Sciences
• Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (Erasmus Mundus) (Higher tuition fee)
• Master of Nematology
• Erasmus Mundus – European Master of Science in Nematology (Higher tuition fee)
• Master of Physical Land Resources
• Master of Biochemistry and Biotechnology
• Master of Geology
• Master of Statistical Data Analysis
• Master of Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management

Faculty of Engineering
• International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering (Higher tuition fee)
• Master of Textile Engineering
• Master of Nuclear Engineering (Acceptance to the programme is based...

Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
• Master of Aquaculture (ICP)
• Master of Environmental Sanitation (ICP)
• Master of Food Technology (ICP)
• Master of Nutrition and Rural Development; Human Nutrition (ICP)
• Master of Nutrition and Rural Development; Rural Economics and Mana...
• Master of Nutrition and Rural Development; Tropical Agriculture (ICP)
• International Master of Rural Development (Higher tuition fee)
• Master of Technology for Integrated Water Management (Higher tuition fee)

Eligibility:
Degree
Applicants for master’s programmes should already have obtained a bachelor degree when they submit the application.

Nationality
The applicants must come from and should be nationals of one of the developing countries on the Master Grants country list (PDF). Priority, however, will be given to the categories on the country list with the lowest levels of development and income. Priority will also be given to students applying for an ICP-programme whose country is not on the VLIR-country list but on the UGent list.

Language and proficiency
The application is to be made in English. The applicant should have a very good command of the English language. Click here to see the requirements.
Applicants who already received a Master Grant in the past, are not eligible.

IMPORTANT: You must demonstrate that the university of your studies, your current or future employer has a relation with Ghent University (former or current). For example: staff exchange, research projects, publications, etc.

Scholarship Application instructions:

The deadline for scholarship applications is 23 December 2011 for new students. It is important to read the admission requirements and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:
Official Scholarship Website: http://www.ugent.be/en/research/devcooperation/mastergrants.htm



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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

MSc Management and Information Systems: Scholarship for Study by Distance Learning (Jan. 2012 start)

Financial Aid for Study Online for Developing Countries, University of Manchester, UK


The School of Environment and Development invites applications for a fully-funded scholarship for candidates from developing countries for Master's study by distance learning on our MSc Management & Information Systems.

The scholarship will cover all study costs including tuition and examining fees and course material costs.

MSc Management and Information Systems
The MSc in M&IS develops the "hybrid" mix of management and information systems skills that we know from experience is essential to the successful and strategic application of information and communication technologies by today's organisations. It is designed to develop two groups of participants in developing and transitional economies: functional managers who wish to take greater control over, and make a more direct contribution to, change in their organisations via the development and implementation of information systems; and information systems professionals who wish to improve the success rate of the information systems they develop or use, and who may also wish to upgrade their management skills and knowledge.

The programme is offered by the Development Informatics Group in the Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM), with staff members contributing to the University's Centre for Development Informatics.

Follow this link for full details of the MSc Management and Information Systems: Change and Development by Distance Learning programme.


Who studies on this programme?
The MSc M&IS programme is available through distance learning so that practitioners can study while continuing to work in their ongoing professional roles, in the public, private and civil society sectors, or in roles in international organisations, agencies or NGOs. Students work alongside their MSc study, and complete the programme part-time: typically in about two-and-a-half years.

Who is eligible to apply for a scholarship?
The scholarships are intended to support students from developing countries who would not otherwise be able to study for a UK qualification. Applicants should:

1. Applicants must not have previously studied abroad;
2. Be a national of and resident in a developing country of Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America or Oceania;
3. Have at least two years' work experience in a post relevant to their MSc M&IS studies;
4. Hold a UK Second Class Honours, Upper Division, or above, or its international equivalent, in their Bachelor's degree. To verify the equivalency of international qualifications applicants should refer to information on the University’s website at: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/international/country/
Applicants must also not have previously studied in a developed country (short/language courses excluded).

How to apply

When applying for the MIS scholarship please follow all the steps outlined below:

Step 1.

Select the 'Apply online' link on this page. In the 'Further information' box on page four of your application, please state clearly 'MIS scholarhsip application'. Your application should include a completed online application form for your chosen MSc, two signed references, one of which should be from your current employer, and scanned copies of your certificates. Please make sure that the mode of attendance that is selected on the application form states "Distance Learning part time"

Step 2.

Instead of a 'Statement of Purpose', you must also include an original 500-word (maximum) statement with your application specifying how your selected MSc programme will contribute to your professional and personal development.

Step 3.

Your statement must be included in your application and also e-mailed separately to: leann.finch@manchester.ac.uk. The title of your e-mail should be 'MIS Scholarship application' plus your name and seven-digit University of Manchester application number (this is generated when you submit your application form); for example: 'MIS Scholarship application Sally Smith 2507949'.

Deadline for applications
The deadline for applications to be submitted is Friday 2nd December 17.00 GMT. If you are successful you will be notified by the end of December 2011 and start the programme in January 2012.

If you have any enquiries regarding your application, please contact Leann Finch, SED Recruitment and Admissions, leann.finch@manchester.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)161 275 0962.

Follow this link for other funding opportunities for postgraduate programmes in SED and the University's postgraduate funding database.

SOURCE: http://www.sed.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/funding/mis_dl_scholarships_2012.htm#Apply


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Three (3) PhD positions for candidates from East Africa - Preferably from Tanzania

Three (3) PhD positions for candidates from East Africa
Preferably from Tanzania


Theme 1: Context modelling for human sensor webs
Theme 2: Citizens’ reporting behaviour
Theme 3: Information and public accountability

Theme 1: Context modelling for human sensor webs

a. Research question

Under which conditions can the context of a human sensor be used in a (web) software environment to enhance the understanding and reliability of human sensor information and how does context play a role in scalable human sensor networks?

b. Tasks

The PhD student will design a method to express human sensor context in a formal language, which will be tested with use cases based on non-fictive human sensors in water and health. Formalised parameters and methods of geo-visual analytics shall be implemented in an open source software prototype following common design principles for software design. The PhD student will work closely together with the software developer to create and test the SEMA prototype software with the stakeholders in three iterations of ‘learn and deploy’.

c. Requirements

MSc in Computer Science or Geo-information Science and Geo-visualisation
Field experience in East Africa is an advantage
Fluency in English and academic writing skills

d. Modalities and general requirements

The PhD position is for a total duration of 4 years with a Doctoral Degree awarded by the University of Twente. The PhD candidate will spend approximately two years in the Netherlands and two years in Tanzania. The PhD grant is approximately € 1500/month for the two years spent in the Netherlands and € 1000/month for the two years spent in Tanzania.

PhD candidates should be nationals of East Africa, preferably of Tanzania, and hold a Master of Science degree from a recognized university. A broad and multidisciplinary attitude is required. We strongly encourage female candidates to apply. PhD candidates are co-supervised by the research consortium and the PostDoctoral Scientist. PhD Candidates have a period of 6 months to fully develop their research proposal and qualify for the graduate programme. After the successful qualifier, the PhD candidates will attend advanced research skills courses at selected research schools in The Netherlands, depending on the PhD topic.

All candidates interested in the announced PhD position have to register online through the
ITC graduate registration application form. Click here for help with the online application.
The closing date of the application is December 31, 2011. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview either in person or by teleconferencing.
Further information can be obtained from: Dr. Juma Lungo and Prof. Dr. Yola Georgiadou


Theme 2: Citizens’ reporting behaviour

a. Research question

How can Tanzanian citizens behave in relation to the human sensor web (HSW) and become legitimate reporters of the quality of water and health services?

b. Tasks

The researcher will conduct literature review on common pool resources in online settings as well as focus groups of users of text-for-change initiatives in Eastern Africa. The researcher will ‘follow the problem’ by tracing the use of HSW and how people distribute their trust over time and scale. Data will be collected through survey first, then participant observation and documents, and analyzed through socio-political mapping of the resources and beliefs and behaviour of users. Comparative sub-case studies will be identified to refine the prescriptive part of the study.

c. Requirements

MSc in Information Science or Sociology; affinity with Science and Technology Studies (STS)
Knowledge of Kiswahili; Field experience in East Africa is an advantage
Fluency in English and academic writing skills

d. Modalities and general requirements

The PhD position is for a total duration of 4 years with a Doctoral Degree awarded by the University of Twente. The PhD candidate will spend approximately two years in the Netherlands and two years in Tanzania. The PhD grant is approximately € 1500/month for the two years spent in the Netherlands and € 1000/month for the two years spent in Tanzania.

PhD candidates should be nationals of East Africa, preferably of Tanzania, and hold a Master of Science/Arts degree from a recognized university. A broad and multidisciplinary attitude is required. We strongly encourage female candidates to apply. PhD candidates are co-supervised by the research consortium and the PostDoctoral Scientist. PhD Candidates have a period of 6 months to fully develop their research proposal and qualify for the graduate programme. After the successful qualifier, the PhD candidates will attend advanced research skills courses at selected research schools in The Netherlands, depending on the PhD topic.

All candidates interested in the announced PhD position have to register online through the
ITC graduate registration application form. Click here for help with the online application.

The closing date of the application is December 31, 2011. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview either in person or by teleconferencing.

Further information can be obtained from: Dr. Juma Lungo jlungo@udsm.ac.tz and Prof. Dr. Yola Georgiadou georgiadou@itc.nl


Theme 3: Information and public accountability

a. Research question

Will water and health care officials/providers in Tanzania accept ‘human sensor web’ (HSW) or other open source information systems as part of their information and accountability structures?

b. Tasks

The research design is based on triangulation and comparative strategies between surveys and in-depth case studies. Based on the survey outcomes, interesting cases will be selected for in-depth investigation through ethnographic work (observation, text analysis, and unstructured interviews). Especially accountability structures and individual discretion can be mapped through systematically asking who talks to whom about what. Theory-informed triangulation between surveys and case studies, and careful between-case comparisons will deliver the answers to the research questions.

c. Requirements

MSc in Public Administration; affinity with Science and Technology Studies (STS)
Knowledge of Kiswahili; field experience in East Africa is an advantage
Fluency in English and academic writing skills

d. Modalities and general requirements

The PhD position is for a total duration of 4 years with a Doctoral Degree awarded by the University of Twente. The PhD candidate will spend approximately two years in the Netherlands and two years in Tanzania. The PhD grant is approximately €1500/month for the two years spent in the Netherlands and €1000/month for the two years spent in Tanzania.

PhD candidates should be nationals of East Africa, preferably of Tanzania, and hold a Master of Science/Arts degree from a recognized university. A broad and multidisciplinary attitude is required. We strongly encourage female candidates to apply. PhD candidates are co-supervised by the research consortium and the PostDoctoral Scientist. PhD Candidates have a period of 6 months to fully develop their research proposal and qualify for the graduate programme. After the successful qualifier, the PhD candidates will attend advanced research skills courses at selected research schools in The Netherlands, depending on the PhD topic.

All candidates interested in the announced PhD position have to register online through the
ITC graduate registration application form. Click here for help with the online application.

The closing date of the application is December 31, 2011. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview either in person or by teleconferencing.

Further information can be obtained from: Dr. Juma Lungo jlungo@udsm.ac.tz and Prof. Dr. Yola Georgiadou georgiadou@itc.nl


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Thursday, November 10, 2011

PhD in Social Sciences, International Graduate School of Social Sciences, Bremen

Deadline: 15 march 2012

Open to: Applicants holding an excellent MA degree in Political Science (including related degree programs in European Studies or International Relations), Sociology, Psychology, Law, Economics or Mass Communication

Scholarship: 15 Ph.D. stipends of 1250 Euros/month for 36 months, funds for conducting, presenting and publishing research

Description
The Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) invites applications to its Ph.D. program. The program will commence on September 1st, 2012. Successful applicants for the Ph.D. and Post-doc fellowships will pursue a topic in one of BIGSSS’ five Thematic Fields. All fellows are expected to chooseBremen as their place of residence. In each of BIGSSS‘five Thematic Fields “The Future of Social and Political Integration“ is being examined from a particular perspective. The Thematic Fields are:

Thematic Field 1:Global Integration
Thematic Field 2:Integration and Diversity in the New Europe
Thematic Field 3:Social Integration and the Welfare State
Thematic Field 4:Attitude Formation, Value Change and Intercultural Communication
Thematic Field 5:Life-Course and Lifespan Dynamics


Scholarship
BIGSSS offers 15 Ph.D. stipends of 1250 Euros/month for 36 months, contingent on successful completion of each year. To support its Ph.D. fellows in achieving early scientific independence, it also provides funds for conducting, presenting and publishing research. There is no separate funding application, because all admitted applicants receive a stipend.


Eligibility

An excellent MA degree (or national equivalents like the German “Diplom” or “Magister”) in a discipline pertinent to at least one of BIGSSS’ five Thematic fields (see above), i.e. in Political Science (including related degree programs in European Studies or International Relations), Sociology, Psychology, Law, Economics or Mass Communication. The degree must be completed by the end of July of the year of application, which means you may apply before having finished your MA degree.

English proficiency as described in the application materials section below.

Additionally BIGSSS offers 2 Preparatory Fellowships to particularly talented BA Graduates. To find out more information, please click here.

BIGSSS believes that diverse backgrounds and ideas are crucial to academic excellence. Therefore, BIGSSS welcomes and promotes diversity and ensures equal opportunity and inclusion for all of its members regardless of ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age or (dis-)ability.


How to apply?

In order to apply, you need to submit following documents:
1. Personal information and statements
1.1 Personal Information Form- Please fill in our Personal Information Form.

1.2 Curriculum Vitae- This should include information on your educational and work history, publications, language abilities and extracurricular interests.

1.3 Statement of Purpose- This should provide a clear picture of your academic and professional interests, background, and career plans. It should also describe how your interests fit in with the BIGSSS Ph.D. program. It is very welcome if you can indicate a particular BIGSSS Faculty member as potential supervisor.

1.4 Statement of Skills and Experience with Methods of Empirical Social Research- Please provide information on your knowledge of research methods (including methods courses taken) (of approx. one page in total). Applicants from disciplines with little or no standard methods training should provide other pertinent information on relevant research skills.


2. Preliminary Dissertation Proposal- It is not expected that you have an ultimate version of your dissertation proposal upon application. Nonetheless, we ask for a well-developed version of your preliminary dissertation proposal. It should be written in English, encompass between 5 and 15 double-spaced pages and include the following elements:
a) Summary
b) State of research (highlighting theoretical and empirical debates on your topic and deficits in the literature that your project would address)
c) Your research experience/competence in the field
d) Objectives, methods and work plan (be very specific about the methods used and the stages of the work plan)
e) Bibliography

3. Certificates
3.1 MA/BA/Diplom/Magister certificates-
3.2 Certification of English Proficiency- Scores:
TOEFL: paper-based 600, computer-based 250, internet-based 100
IELTS: Band 7.5
Cambridge Certificate: pass CAE
Exempt from the English proficiency requirement are applicants who are native speakers of English or who have received either their Hochschulzugangsberechtigung (e.g. passed their A-levels) or earned a higher-educational degree at an institution where the language of instruction is English.
No previous knowledge of German is required.
3.3 University Grade Transcripts
3.4 Two Recent Letters of Recommendation

To find more information about the necessary documents that need to be submitted, please click here.

Please make sure that the referees themselves submit the letters of recommendation and that they include their signature in the scanned in document. Referees should send their letters of recommendation directly to BIGSSS to: Dean of Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS),Postfach 33 04 40, D – 28334 Bremen, Germany or by e-mail to
phd-app @bigsss-bremen.de no later than 15 March 2012.

In order to apply, please click here to register at University’s website and continue with the application process.

Contacts
In case of any further questions, please contact the University’s representatives via e-mail to admissions-officer@bigsss-bremen.de or via phone to +49 (0)421 200 3956



SOURCE: www.bigsss-bremen.de/admissions/phd/overview/



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Master Scholarships for International Students, University of Bern, Switzerland

Description

The University of Bern offers top quality across the board: it enjoys special recognition in leading-edge disciplines, is reputed for the excellent quality of its teaching, offers a delightful setting, and a campus environment intimately linked to the social, economic and political life of the city. The Universität Bern offers six Master Grants for the academic year 2012/13 for excellent international students.

For further information about the Master’s programmes (to display the possibilities for the masters, please click here) offered at the university, please contact the concerned Department directly. All Master’s programmes of the University of Bern are offered except “Biomedical Sciences”.

Scholarship
The grant consists of 1,600 CHF per month for the duration of the Master’s programme (standard period of study).

Application files will be examined by a selection committee. Criteria for selection are academic excellence and the candidate’s potential and motivation.


Eligibility
Applicants must have graduated at the latest by the end of July 2012 with at least a Bachelor’s degree in the wished field of study

This Bachelor’s or Master’s degree must be from a non-Swiss university
The applicants permanent place of residence up to now must have been outside of Switzerland

How to apply?
-Application form (can be downloaded here (.doc) and here (.pdf))

-Curriculum vitae (max. 5’000 characters without blanks)

-Letter of motivation with objectives

-2 letters of recommendation from professors of your current home university (with institutional letter paper and signature)

-Evidence of sufficient language proficiency in German or English according to the language of instruction of the intended Master’s programme (German: C1; English: B2)
certified copies of the Bachelor’s Diploma and transcript of the grades obtained during the Bachelor’s studies

-or recent confirmation (not older than 3 months) by the home university that the Bachelor’s degree (in the same study field as the intended Master’s programme) will be completed by the end of July 2012 (with a list of grades obtained up to now)

-Copy of record of school-leaving examination (i.e. university entrance qualification)

-2 passport photos

-Copy of passport

For the Master’s programme “Biomedical Engineering”: GRE General Test

To download the directives for the Officially Certified Documents, please click here.

The application must be written in the language of the corresponding Master’s programme. The complete application package must be submitted in duplicate (1 original, 1 copy) by postal mail. It has to be arrived not later than December 1st, 2011 at the:

Universität Bern
International Office
Hochschulstrasse 4
3012 Bern
Switzerland

Contacts
In case of any further questions, please contact Alicia Fernandez via email to alicia.fernandez@int.unibe.ch








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Colby-Sawyer College, Bachelor’s Degrees in the Arts, Sciences and Fine Arts, USA

Colby-Sawyer College is a four year institution of higher learning offering Bachelor’s degrees in the arts, sciences and fine arts. Colby-Sawyer is a dynamic and innovative liberal arts and sciences college located in the scenic Lake Sunapee Region of central New Hampshire, New London. International Students are eligible for need-based and merit-based financial aid, and are encouraged to apply. The Colby-Sawyer College recognizes academic achievement, community service and leadership experience through a variety of scholarships and awards.

Academic Scholarships- No Separate Application Required
Academic Scholarships acknowledge students who have reached a high level of academic achievement throughout their high school career. As part of Colby-Sawyer’s rolling admissions process, students will be informed of the award decision at the point of acceptance. Students will receive the one academic scholarship that they are most qualified for. For international students, Admissions will recalculate grade point averages (GPAs) based on equivalent letter and number grades from the student’s Official High School Transcript.

Scholarship amounts listed are for students who will be entering Colby-Sawyer in September 2012.


Wesson Honors Scholarship - up to $76,000 over four years
Students with a 3.75 GPA at the time of admission are eligible to apply for the Wesson Honors Scholarship. This $19,000 per year scholarship includes direct admission into the Wesson Honors Program. It is renewable annually for four years of study dependent upon good academic standing in the Wesson Honors Program.

Founders Scholarship - up to $68,000 over four years
Students with a 3.5 GPA are eligible for the Founders Scholarship. Students receiving this $17,000 per year award have graduated from high school with honors level classes and a rigorous college preparatory program. It is automatically awarded based on GPA at time of admission. It is renewable annually for four years of study.

Presidential Scholarship - up to $64,000 over four years
Students with a 3.3 GPA are eligible for the Presidential Scholarship. This $16,000 award is renewable annually for four years of study. It is automatically awarded based on GPA at time of admission.

Chargers Scholarship - up to $52,000 over four years
Students who have a minimum 3.0 GPA are eligible for the Chargers Scholarship. It is automatically awarded based on GPA at time of admission. This $13,000 per year award is renewable annually for four years.

Merit Based Awards- Separate Application Required
Colby-Sawyer offers merit based scholarships to incoming students based on their high school academic record, leadership qualities and community service involvement. These awards are not based on need and are renewable each year as long as the student remains in good academic standing. Students are eligible to apply for merit awards at any point, including prior to being accepted.

Colby-Sawyer Grant
Grant assistance is given to students based on their financial need, as well as their academic performance. Students receiving grant assistance from the college may expect to receive similar grant awards each year as long as family circumstances do not change, all application deadlines are met, and the student remains in good social and academic standing.

Application
Please note: The combination of scholarship and grant funding cannot exceed the cost of tuition.





SOURCE: www.colby-sawyer.edu/admissions/international/finaid.html



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Master on Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology (2012‐2013)

New Call for Scholarships at the Erasmus Mundus Program 2012-2013

2012-2013 the European Union offers student scholarships to students of any nationality aiming to study at the Master on Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology

Study Subject(s):Organizational and Personnel Psychology

Course Level:Master’s

Scholarship Provider: Erasmus Mundus

Scholarship can be taken at: Aboard


Eligibility:

-University Undergraduate Degree in Psychology (ie bachelor of 3, 4 or 5 years)
-Commitment in writing to full-time dedication for the 2 years of the programme and other commitments for students with EM grants and commitments for students without EM grants.
-Fluency in English (level B1), using the common European Framework of reference for languages.


Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes


Scholarship Description:

New call of scholarships at the Erasmus Mundus for students/scholars aiming to study/teach at the Master on Work, Organization and Personnel Psychology (WOP‐P). Recently awarded by the Mediterranean Office for Youth and in its second round by the Erasmus Mundus program, WOP‐P master continues to be considered one of the best programs in its professional and academic area. Five universities are part of the educational consortium: Universitat de València (Spain), Universitat de Barcelona (Spain), Université René Descartes Paris 5 (France), Alma Mater Studiorum‐Università di Bologna (Italy) and Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal). New partnerships have been developed with the Universidade de Brasília (Brazil) and University of Guelph (Canada). In the second round of the WOP‐P Program, some changes have been introduced such as the possibility to study the whole program in English and to develop exchange periods of study with the new American Universities in the partnership.

How to Apply: By post

Scholarship Application Deadline:

- Scholarships for students from 15th November 2011 to 1st January 2012.

-Scholarships for scholars from 15th November 2011 to 30th September 2012.

-Student application for the WOP-P Master program is open from 15th November 2011 to July-September 2012.



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The Julius Nyerere Master's Scholarships - University of Edinburgh

The Julius Nyerere Master's Scholarships

The University of Edinburgh will offer three scholarships to students from Tanzania for postgraduate Master's study in any subject offered by the University for the 2012-2013 academic session.

The Julius Nyerere Scholarship was set up in 2009 in memory of Mwalimu Julius Nyerere who led Tanganyika to independence in 1961 and became the first prime minister and later president of Tanzania. Nyerere received a scholarship in 1949 to attend the University of Edinburgh where he obtained a Masters of Arts degree that saw him study courses in English, Political Economy, Social Anthropology, British History, Economic History, Constitutional Law, and Moral Philosophy.

The Julius Nyerere Master's Scholarships will cover the full overseas tuition fee, living costs of £10,000, and a return flight from Tanzania to the UK.

The scholarships will be tenable for one academic year.


Eligibility

The scholarships will be awarded to Tanzanian citizens who are normally resident in Tanzania, and who are accepted for admission on a full-time basis for a postgraduate Master's programme of study at the University of Edinburgh.

Applicants should already have been offered a place at the University of Edinburgh and should have firmly accepted that offer or be intending to do so.

Criteria

The three Scholarships are awarded broadly on the basis of academic merit, with candidates requiring a Bachelors degree equivalent to a UK First Class Honours ('First') or Upper Division/Upper Second Class Honours ('2:1') degree.

N.B. The Julius Nyerere Master’s Scholarships are highly competitive and only the best candidates are considered. Prospective applicants should note that, to date, successful candidates for the Scholarships have all held a First Class Honours degree. Applicants with a 2:1 Honours degree will be considered if they can show a very strong track record of work experience relevant to their prospective degree.

Applying

Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application.

The closing date for applications for these scholarships is 2 April 2012.

Please note that you will not be able to access the online application form unless you have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh and have full EASE authentication.



Selection Procedure

A Selection Committee will meet in mid May 2012 to select the scholarship holder. The winners of the scholarships will be announced in late May 2012.



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Monday, November 7, 2011

MY SCHOLARSHIP BOOK TRAILER - LISTEN & GIVE FEEDBACK PLEASE

Dear respected members of the Forum,

I have been writing a scholarship book titled SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES IN AMERICA AND EUROPE: The Secret From Makulilo.

I have created a book trailer. I would like to share with you. More importantly, I would like to hear your feedback on that. What should I include more, what questions you have (because there will be a Frequently Asked Question chapter) etc.






Please open this link to listen to the book trailer SCHOLARSHIP BOOK TRAILER or download the MP3 file attached


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WORLD DEAF LEADERSHIP (WDL) SCHOLARSHIP FUND 2012-2013 (SCHOLARSHIP FOR DEAF FROM DEVELOPING COUNTRIES)


PURPOSE OF SCHOLARSHIP

The primary purpose of the World Deaf Leadership (WDL) Scholarship Fund is to develop deaf leaders in developing nations by providing students with financial assistance for full tuition, room, and board. If applicable, the cost of participating in up to two internships during their studies at Gallaudet University will be covered. Students supported by the WDL Scholarship Fund will use this educational experience to develop a project aimed at improving the lives of deaf people at home and possibly around the world. Recipients of this scholarship must be from developing nations and have a demonstrated commitment towards returning home upon graduation.


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

All applicants must:

• Be Deaf or Hard‐of‐Hearing.
• Be from a developing country.
• Demonstrate financial need.
• Be a current Gallaudet student or be admitted to Gallaudet by May 1. (Students may also be admitted to the English Language Institute)
• Demonstrate high academic achievement.
• Demonstrate active involvement in the deaf community at home.
• Submit three letters of recommendation that follow these guidelines:
1. Two letters of recommendation from people in the home country whom are familiar with the applicant’s work in the deaf community; and
2. One recommendation letter from a person at home or at Gallaudet whom is familiar with the academic ability of the applicant.


ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT

• Full tuition, room, and board.
• $5,000 living expenses.
• Cost related to two 8‐week internships.
• Renewable up to 5 years.
• Cost of Gallaudet health insurance.

CONDITION FOR SCHOLARSHIP AWARD AND RENEWAL

• Maintain a 2.8 GPA during the first year, 3.0 thereafter.
• Maintain legal status for studying in the USA and intent to return home upon completion of studies.
• Remain in good disciplinary standing at the University.
• Participate in at least one (1) internship funded by the WDL Scholars Fund.
• Submit project progress reports each semester to the WDL Scholarship Fund Program Administrator.
• Submit internship experiences, including a financial report.


WDL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM APPLICATION

All materials must be submitted as a complete package no later than February 1, and must be in English.

Please submit the following.

1. Application.

2. Three letters of recommendation. One letter of recommendation is to be from a school official from their home or Gallaudet. This letter should address the applicant’s academic ability and potential for success earning a college degree. Two other letters must be from two different people in the applicant’s home country.

These letters should address the applicant’s service, advocacy, and involvement in the deaf and hard of hearing community. Letters must be submitted in sealed envelopes with the signature of the person writing the letter written across the flap. (E‐mailed recommendations are not acceptable.)

3. Description of the project that you will develop. Use the outline on page 12.

4. Transcripts from high school, college, and other academic programs.

5. Photocopy of your national passport (page showing passport number, name, nationality, date of birth, place of birth, passport issuing and expiration date).

6. Signed Letter of Intent (Page 13).

7. Send complete application package to:

WDL Program Administrator
Gallaudet University
Center for International Programs and Services
HMB E‐253
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002‐3695, USA


8. Completed checklist on page 12.



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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) - MASTERS, SHORT COURSES & PhD

The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) are designed to promote capacity building within organisations in 61 countries by providing training and education to mid-career staff. The NFP is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation.

The overall aim of the NFP is to help alleviate qualitative and quantitative shortages of skilled manpower within a wide range of governmental, private and non-governmental organisations. This is done by offering fellowships to mid-career professionals to improve the capacity of their employing organisations.

The fellowship is a supplement to the candidate’s salary and a contribution towards the expenses related to the course or study programme.

NFP sub-programmes
The NFP offers you three sub-programmes to choose from:

Master’s degree programmes


Eligible students:

The NFP target group consists of mid-career professionals who are employed by an organization other than a large industrial, commercial and/or multinational firm. Since the training must help the organization to develop, the applicants must be nominated by their employers.

Applicants must also be nationals of one of the 57 selected countries (see ‘Eligible countries’).

Applicants must declare that they will return to their home country immediately after they complete the master program.

Applicants must have gained admission to a TU/e master course, which is on the NFP course list and have sufficient mastery of the English language.

For a more detailed list of criteria, please check the Nuffic website.


Eligible TU/e Master's programs: All TU/e Master's programs

Eligible countries: Click here.

Costs covered: Full-cost scholarship (including international travel, monthly subsistence allowance, tuition fee, books and health insurance.)

Duration of scholarship: Scholarships for the duration of the program, with a maximum of two years.

Application and selection procedure for Master's programs

1. A candidate first has to gain admission to an eligible TU/e master program.

2. Then candidates apply for an NFP fellowship through the Netherlands embassy or consulate in their own country by completing an NFP Application Form and submitting it together with all the required documents and information to the embassy or consulate. These forms can be obtained from the embassy or consulate or can be downloaded here).

3. The Embassy checks whether the candidate meets all criteria and sends the forms to the Nuffic (Netherlands Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education).

4.The Nuffic decides how many fellowships will be available for each program and sends TU/e the list of NFP candidates.

5. TU/e then selects the candidates who will receive fellowships and informs candidates of its decision through the Dutch Embassy in their home country.

Application deadlines

Deadlines per country here.

The selection of candidates who have applied for an NFP fellowship will be in May. The Dutch providers will inform all candidates of their decisions towards the end of May.
Deadlines for application to a master program at the TU/e

The NFP fellowship procedures require a letter of admission from the TU/e. Therefore, students are strongly advised to start the application procedure for admission to the TU/e as early as possible and no later than 1 December 2011.

Applications after this date will not be assessed in time for the NFP deadline.
State on your TU/e application form that you are applying for NFP.

Click here for more information and application.

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Yale University invites applications for the prestigious World Fellows Program 2012

World Fellows Program at Yale University each year brings to Yale 14-18 highly accomplished men and women from a diverse set of countries around the world. The Fellows spend an intensive semester exploring critical issues and undergoing leadership training, with the full resources of Yale University at their disposal. Selected from outside the United States at an early mid-career point (generally five to fifteen years into their professional development), the World Fellows come from a range of fields and disciplines including government, business, nongovernmental organizations, religion, the military, media, and the arts.

Call for Applications

Yale University is currently accepting applications for the World Fellows Program 2012 from mid-career practitioners outside the US. The program is aimed at building extraordinary cohort of Fellows interested in preparing for greater roles of leadership, expanding their professional and personal horizons, and contributing to a deepening of international awareness and dialogue within the Yale community.

Core Goals

The Yale World Fellows Program has three core goals:

broadening the knowledge foundations and strengthening the leadership skills of a set of emerging leaders from around the world;
deepening the international dialogue across the Yale campus by having the World Fellows play a role as catalysts for conversations and as a source of perspectives, both formal and informal, on global issues and challenges;
creating a network of international decision makers from a range of disciplines who are connected to Yale and to each other.


Eligibility

Applicants must:

be in the mid-career stage, at least five and typically not more than twenty years into their professional careers, with demonstrated work accomplishments, and a clear indication of future contributions and excellence. The average age of a World Fellow is 38;
have an excellent command of the English language and be able to speak, read, and write in English fluently;
be a citizen of and reside in a country other than the United States
Preference may be given to candidates who have not had extensive educational or work experience in the United States, particularly at Yale.
The Yale World Fellows Program does not accept full-time students or full-time academics and does not award an academic diploma of any kind. The fellowship is designed for practitioners.

Selection Criteria

An established record of extraordinary achievement and integrity;
Commitment to engagement in crucial issues and to making a difference at the national or international level;
Promise of a future career of leadership and notable impact;
Special capacity for critical, creative, entrepreneurial, and strategic thinking;
Likelihood to benefit from participation in the Program and to contribute to global understanding at Yale;
Commitment to a rigorous program of activities, to full-time residence at Yale for the duration of the program, and to mentoring students and speaking frequently on campus

Last date for submission of applications is December 9, 2011

For more information and details, you can visit this link.




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Human Rights Watch / Hellman-Hammett Grants

Human Rights Watch is currently seeking nominations for the Hellman/Hammett grant program aimed at supporting writers all around the world who have been victims of political persecution and are in financial need.

The grants, named after the late American playwright Lillian Hellman and novelist Dashiell Hammett, typically range from $1,000 to a maximum of $10,000. Forty-eight writers from 24 countries received Hellman/Hammett grants in 2011 in recognition of their commitment to free expression and the courage they showed when facing political persecution.


Besides providing much needed financial assistance, the Hellman/Hammett grants focus attention on repression of free speech and censorship by publicizing the persecution that the grant recipients endured. In some cases the publicity is a protection against further abuse. In other cases, the writers request anonymity because of the dangerous circumstances in which they and their families are living.

The writers eligible for this grant are the ones, who are targeted for expressing views that their governments oppose, for criticizing government officials or actions, or for writing about subjects that their governments do not want reported.

Over the past 22 years, more than 700 writers from 92 countries have received Hellman/Hammett grants of up to US$10,000 each, totaling more than $3 million.

The program also gives small emergency grants to writers who have an urgent need to leave their country or who need immediate medical treatment after serving prison terms or enduring torture.

Emergency nominations are accepted throughout the year.

Last date for submission of applications is December 10, 2011.

For more information, visit this link.

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Nieman Foundation invites US and non-US Journalists for the Fellowship Program in Global Health Reporting

The Nieman Foundation is currently seeking applications to award two fellowships in Global Health Reporting at the Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States for journalists who report on health issues. One fellowship is reserved for a US citizen and the other is for a non-US citizen.

Program Details

During the program, the fellows spend one academic year at Harvard pursuing a concentrated course, followed by upto four months of field work in a developing country. During their course at Harvard, the fellows have access to faculty and courses across the university.

Fieldwork in the developing country, which is funded by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, aims at providing the fellows with an intensive learning and reporting experience in countries with the most pressing problems in global health.

After the field work has been concluded, the fellows will need to compile the work based on their experience and academic studies. The work can be in the form of stories, case study, or a handbook of best practices related to reporting on health issues in a developing country.


Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be full-time journalists (including freelancers) with at least five years’ experience. Journalists can work for news or editorial departments of newspapers, wire services, radio, television, web sites, online publications or magazines of general public interest. Photojournalists, editorial cartoonists, columnists and broadcast producers are also eligible.

Any journalism-related work completed as a university student does not count toward experience. People who work in public relations or at organizations whose primary business is not the media are not eligible.

If appropriate, the applicant’s employer should approve a leave of absence for the academic year (10 months).

Within the past two years, an applicant should not have participated in a fellowship or taken a leave of absence from work that lasted four months or longer.

There is no nomination process. Candidates nominate themselves by submitting an application and supplementary materials. There is no age limit. There are no academic prerequisites, and a college degree is not required.

Last date for submission of applications is January 31, 2012

For more information, visit this link.


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DOROTHY MARCHUS SENESH FELLOWSHIP FOR WOMEN FROM DEVELOPING COUNTRIES IN PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

TWELFTH BIENNIAL AWARD
2012-2013

The International Peace Research Association Foundation

The IPRA Foundation was founded in 1990 as a non-profit, tax-exempt organization. The Foundation's sole function is to further the purposes and activities of the International Peace Research Association (IPRA), which has for the last thirty two years sought to enhance the process of peace.

DOROTHY MARCHUS SENESH FELLOWSHIP

The International Peace Research Association Foundation invites applications for the Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship in Peace and Development Studies for Women from developing countries. Dorothy Senesh was a long-time activist for international peace and justice. Her husband Lawrence established this fellowship following her death in 1989. The first award was made at the IPRA 25th Anniversary meeting, July 1990, in Groningen, Netherlands and has been made biennially since. The twelfth award will be made at the 24th biennial IPRA meeting in Japan.


AWARD

Every other year (beginning in 1990) one woman receives school expenses in the amount of $5,000 per year for two years.

ELIGIBILITY


The Dorothy Senesh Fellowship is available to women from developing countries who have completed a Bachelor's degree, who have been accepted into a graduate program and whose graduate work is to be focused on issues related to the goals of IPRA. Funds will only be dispersed when the selected candidate is admitted into a graduate program. Awards are considered based on need; therefore students with substantial funding sources are less likely to be considered for the award.

APPLICATION

Applications are due by January 15, 2012.

Announcement of the Award will be made by February 15, 2012.

The link to the Application form can be found below. Please write in English or in Spanish.

SEND ONE COPY OF THE APPLICATION FORM TO:

Linda M. Johnston, Ph.D., Executive Director
Siegel Institute for Leadership, Ethics & Character
Kennesaw State University
1000 Chastain Road
Town Point Room 2404, Maildrop #9114
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591 USA
TELE: (678) 797.2000
FAX: (678) 797.2205

Questions? Email Dr. Johnston at seneshfellowship@iprafoundation.org

ABOUT IPRA

The International Peace Research Association (IPRA) is an independent international non-governmental body with members in over seventy countries and all regions of the world. IPRA was founded in 1965 to advance interdisciplinary research into the conditions of peace, as well as the causes of war and other forms of violence. It utilizes different social disciplines to analyze and explain conflictual and peaceful processes at the national and international levels. IPRA researchers are able to test their individual research in working groups covering a range of topics including communications, conversion from military to civilian production, defense and disarmament, ecological security, food policy, human rights and development, internal conflict resolution, international conflict resolution, nonviolence, peace building in crisis areas, peace education, peace movements, refugees, religious conflict, and women and peace.

English Application Spanish Application


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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Full and Partial Merit-based Scholarships for the Full-Time MBA Program 2012, ESMT

Masters Scholarships 2012 for MBA Program at European School of Management and Technology, Berlin

Study Subject(s):Business and Management

Course Level:Masters

Scholarship Provider: ESMT

Scholarship can be taken at: Berlin

Eligibility:
Partial and full scholarships are available for candidates with the following profiles:
* Applicants with a strong quantitative background and at least three years’ work experience in a company with a technological focus
* Citizens of Central and Eastern Europe
* Candidates from Russia with experience in the energy sector
* Women from all sectors with exceptionally strong quantitative skills
* Applicants from Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and East Asia, and the Americas for regional, merit-based partial scholarships

Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes


Scholarship Description: “ESMT is looking to attract the brightest global talent to Germany, where opportunities for experienced MBA graduates continue to grow,” commented MBA Program Director Nick Barniville. “We are pleased to be able to provide a broad range of scholarships to study in Berlin and to increase diversity at ESMT.” ESMT offers its students language courses to help them enter the German labor market. In advance of the program, aspiring MBA students can attend German courses at the Goethe Institute Berlin while getting to know Berlin. In addition, a weekly German course is offered during the MBA program. After graduation, alumni can also take advantage of the cooperation between ESMT and the Goethe Institute. Sixty per cent of ESMT alumni remain and work in Germany after graduation.

How to Apply: Contact Employer (mba-at-esmt.org)

Scholarship Application Deadline: November 30, 2011

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Echoing Green Fellowship - USA

The Echoing Green Fellowship

Through our two-year Echoing Green Fellowship program, we provide start-up capital and technical assistance to help new leaders launch their organizations and build capacity. We offer:

• A stipend of $80,000 for individuals ($90,000 for 2-person partnerships) paid in four equal installments over two years
• A health insurance stipend
• A yearly professional development stipend
• Conferences led by organizational development experts
• Access to technical support and pro bono partnerships to help grow your organization
• A community of like-minded social entrepreneurs and public service leaders, including the Echoing Green network of nearly 500 alumni working all over the world

Application Cycle & Dates
The Echoing Green Fellowship selection process is highly competitive. Applicants progress through three application stages with eliminations after each phase. By the end of the process, Echoing Green will have narrowed the 2500+ applications to 12-20 fellowships. The 2012 Fellows will begin their fellowship July 2012 and continue until June 30, 2014.

The application dates are announced early Fall each year with applications accepted during an open call in late fall / early winter. The 2012 Application will be open online from December 5, 2011 through January 9, 2012. Join our email list to be the first to know when more information is announced.

Eligibility
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for an Echoing Green Fellowship:

• Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
• Applicants must have sufficient English fluency to participate in interviews and Echoing Green events.
• Organization must be the original idea of the applicant.
• Organization must be in a start-up phase. To be considered a start-up, the organization may have been in operation for up to two years, and Echoing Green's financial support should qualify it as significant early funder. Applicants who have only worked on their organization on a part-time basis or have yet to start the organization are generally considered eligible.
• Organization must be independent and autonomous. Organizations cannot be considered independent or autonomous if they are started under the direction of an existing organization. The applicant must be the primary decision maker for the organization’s development and management. Generally, organizations with fiscal sponsors are still considered autonomous.
• Applicants must make a full-time commitment (minimum 35 hours per week) to the organization's development for the duration of the two-year fellowship. It is expected that all selected fellows resign from their current employment to dedicate themselves full-time to their initiatives. Students will not be eligible for their fellowship stipend if their organization is put on hold due to conflicts with their studies.
• Partnerships (organizations co-founded and led by two individuals) may apply. Both partners must meet all eligibility requirements and make a full-time commitment of no fewer than 35 hours per week to the development of the organization.
• Applicants can be citizens of any nationality and their organizations can be based in any country. However applicants based in the US must have legal status to work in the US. If you are authorized to work in the US, but this status is granted to you through your current employer and you are only authorized to work for that employer, you are not eligible to apply for a US-based proposal.
• Applicants must commit to attending Echoing Green's training conferences if selected as fellows. All new fellows attend a conference in summer the year they are selected, as well as a winter conference for two years. Echoing Green covers all expenses related to these events and will announce the dates a few months prior to each conference.

Note: Organizations may be for-profit or non-profit.

The following proposals are not eligible for consideration for an Echoing Green Fellowship:

• Expansion of an existing organization that is past its start-up phase
• Research projects
• Lobbying activities
• Faith-based initiatives (In this context, faith-based implies that you are associated with a religious institution or are promoting a specific faith; if your work has a spiritual basis but is not tied to any specific religion or faith, you may be eligible for consideration)
• Recipients of prior Echoing Green funding


Assessment Criteria
Applicants will be evaluated on many different criteria during the course of the selection process. Here are some of the main components:

Applicant is an emerging social entrepreneur:

• Demonstrated leadership potential
• Demonstrated ability to overcome obstacles
• Strong passion and commitment for the program area in which they plan to work
• Practical skills, including problem-solving, strategic and organizational abilities
• Capable “Resource Magnet,” able to attract money and people to cause
• Personal integrity

Applicant's plan will result in a sustainable organization:

• Clear and compelling mission and objectives
• Sound strategy and plan for program development and delivery
• Plan for evaluating success and performance
• Plan for financial sustainability and growth
• Existing support network

Applicant can clearly articulate their vision for social change:

• Seriousness of the social problem they will address
• Innovative idea and approach
• Potential for tangible impact to the beneficiary population
• Potential for replication and growth
• Potential for effecting systemic change (e.g., policy change, societal change, influence in their field)

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