Apply for Uncovering Asia Fellowships and attend the Second Asian Investigative Journalism Conference in Nepal

Deadline: 15 May 2016

The Uncovering Asia Programme currently invites applications from the journalists from across Asia and around the world for the fellowships to travel to and attend its Second Asian Investigative Journalism Conference, in Kathmandu, Nepal (September 23-25, 2016).

The three day conference brings together an extraordinary group of top investigative reporters, data journalists, and media law and security experts.

The conferences, held every two years, are well-known for focusing on hands-on, practical skills and training.

Eligibility Criteria

  • More than 30 fellowships are available both for established and young promising journalists with at least three years of experience who are eager to learn state-of-the-art methods and techniques and help us spread investigative journalism around the world.
  • Applicants should have demonstrated experience in investigative or data journalism.
  • Ten fellowships are reserved for data journalists. Another five fellowships are available for those engaged in cutting-edge investigative techniques and production; This includes use of 360 video, drones, sensors, and multimedia.
  • As part of the fellowship, after the Uncovering Asia Conference, grantees are expected to produce a story or give a presentation about the conference in their home countries to help spread investigative journalism worldwide.
  • Applicants must be able to communicate in and understand English, as this will be the main language of the conference.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit an application form available on the website, in order to apply.

For more information, please visit Uncovering Asia Fellowships.

U.S. Mission to Afghanistan: Model United Nations Conference in Kabul

Deadline: 16 June 2016

Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan is seeking proposals from eligible organisations for a Model United Nations (UN) Conference in Kabul, Afghanistan intending Afghan youth to develop important skills including public speaking, English language, critical thinking, and conflict resolution that are critical to Afghanistan’s national development and for students’ academic successes.

The Model UN Conference in Kabul is intended to help build people to people ties and strengthen institutional checks and balances via strengthened civil society.

Funding Information

  • The Base Period award floor is set at $80,000. The Base Period award ceiling is set at $100,000.
  • PAS intends to award a cooperative agreement for a period of 12 months (base period) with options for two additional 12-month periods (option years one and two).

Benefits

  • The Model UN Conference in Kabul will include only university students in Afghanistan as participants.
  • The training workshops and all Model UN proceedings (e.g., preparation of position papers, debates, caucusing) will be conducted in English.
  • Afghan university students between the ages of 18 and 30 will be recruited and training workshops will be conducted in four or five provinces.
  • A series of training workshops to increase awareness of UN procedures and rules of order will be conducted in the selected provinces in Afghanistan.
  • The training will promote the development of skills needed to successfully participate as a Model UN delegate.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligibility is open to all non-profit, non-governmental organizations.
  • Organizations may subcontract with other entities, but only one, non-profit, non-governmental entity can be the prime recipient of the award.
  • For profit entitles are not eligible to be the prime recipient of an award.
  • When sub-contracting with other entities, the responsibilities of each entity must be clearly defined in the proposal.
  • Applicants must submit proof of their non-profit status with their proposal submission (e.g. proof of 501(c)(3) status, Afghan NGO license).
  • Applications that do not include proof of non-profit status will not be considered.
  • Individuals are not eligible for an award.
  • There is no limit on the number of applications an entity may submit
  • Previous federal award recipients who are not/were not in compliance with the terms of the award, including the financial and program reporting requirements, are not eligible for an award
  • Applicants are advised that successful passing of vetting to evaluate the risk that funds may benefit terrorists or their supporters is a condition of award.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can submit their applications electronically via given website.

For more information, please visit Model United Nations Conference in Kabul.

CODESRIA’s International Conference Addressing Psychosocial Disorders in Children and Youth in Africa

Deadline: 10 April 2016

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is currently inviting the researchers for its programmes on Health of the Child and Youth, aiming at encouraging and developing research in the areas of health, child, and youth in Africa. For 2016, an international conference will be held on the theme: “Children and Adolescents in Africa in the midst of Psychosocial Disorders.”

With an urgent and compelling need to raise the issue of psychosocial trauma affecting children and adolescents this questioning should go beyond such wars which are exceptional situations that tend to normalize various forms of violent and lethal experiments in which children are involved.

The conference will be held from 19-21 October 2016 at Niamey, Niger.

Themes

The following are some of the themes the conference will be addressing:

  1. Trauma, armed conflicts and sexual violence against minors ;
  2. Pathological careers of children who are exposed to drug issues ;
  3. Dealing with children’s and adolescents’ psychosocial disorders by states and societies: public and private modes of enmity ;
  4. Care and support for minors suffering from mental disorders ;
  5. Cultural representations of psychosocial disorders among children and adolescents;
  6. Mental health of children seeking refuge from war ;
  7. Children and adolescents in the midst of school violence ;
  8. Children and adolescents in the midst of family violence (incest, corporal punishment, etc.).

Eligibility Criteria

  • Researchers from around the world are eligible to participate;
  • Works that adopt a multidisciplinary approach will be privileged.

How to Apply

  • Participants must submit a 300-word abstract and a CV via email.
  • All documents should be sent in Word format.

For more information, please visit CODESRIA.

Call for Papers: 2nd Annual World Conference on Women’s Studies 2016

Deadline: 5 April 2016

The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM) is seeking applications for its 2nd Annual World Conference on Women’s Studies (WCWS) 2016 that will be held on 5-6 May 2016 in Sri Lanka. TIIKM’s will provide a greater platform to intensify the exchange of information on results of academic empirical research and case studies in the field of women’s studies.

The Conference will focus on “Empowering Future Generations of Women and Girls – Empowering Humanity” by increasing education, decision making power, and securing rights and opportunities for women and girls worldwide.

The main objective of the WCWS is to serve and benefit men and women, and women’s organizations that provide service, research, and support to women’s empowerment worldwide, as well as advocate for global gender equality by conducting policy research and designing models for their practical application.

Conference Tracks

  • Women and Media in Global Perspective
  • Securing Women’s and Girls’ Health
  • Religion and Women’s Rights
  • Empowering Women through Education and Entrepreneurship
  • Addressing Violence against Women and Girls
  • Advancing Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls
  • Women’s Leadership in Law Enforcement
  • Violence in Feminist, Gay and Postcolonial Discourses
  • Women’s Artistic Expression
  • Feminization of Poverty

How to Apply

Applicants must submit the abstract form via given website.

For more information, please visit World Conference.

Be a Part of 9th European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education!

Deadline: 29 February 2016

European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) is inviting researchers, professors, administrators, policy-makers, practitioners and students for its 9th European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education (and Research) to Paris, on 12-14 September 2016.

The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) is an autonomous body of the European Union, established to contribute to and strengthen the promotion of gender equality, including gender mainstreaming in all EU policies and the resulting national policies, and the fight against discrimination based on sex, as well as to raise EU citizens’ awareness of gender equality.

Equality between women and men is a fundamental value of the European Union. Therefore ‘Making equality between women and men a reality for all Europeans and beyond’ is EIGE’s vision.

The conferences provide an international forum to discuss and exchange information and experiences and share research results on the changes and challenges related to gender in academia, gender equality promotion and interventions in higher education and research institutions.

Objectives and Priorities

  • To provide high quality research and data to support better informed and evidence based decision-making by policymakers and other key stakeholders working to achieve gender equality;
  • To manage all knowledge produced by EIGE to enable timely and innovative communication that meets the targeted needs of key stakeholders;
  • To meet the highest administrative and financial standards while supporting the needs of EIGE’s personnel.

Approaches

  • Gender equality in higher education and research, evolution and comparative approaches with other sectors of society (e.g. business and politics) as well as between countries: Gender balance, diversity, discrimination, intersectionality
  • Public policies promoting gender equality, national and European challenges, European Research Area roadmaps
  • Higher education reforms and their gender impacts
  • Women’s access to decision-making positions: issues of power at stake, and effects of legal provisions or regulations promoting parity (e.g. targets and quotas)
  • Structural change and institutional gender equality plans (recruitments, promotions, careers, work-life balance, work time organisation, etc.)
  • Addressing and preventing sexual harassment, gender-based violence and sexist behaviors
  • Equal opportunities in research funding

Researching and Teaching

  • Researching on gender, teaching and learning gender equality: Gender research, its funding, and the transfer of its findings into higher education: what evolutions?
  • Teaching gender in social science and humanities and in other disciplines
  • Gender equality and anti-discrimination trainings for teachers
  • Gender training for future gender equality professionals
  • Gender training for academic and scientific leaders and managers
  • Integration of the gender dimension in research contents beyond social science and humanities, institutional, national and European challenges.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can download the forms via given website.

For more information, please visit European Institute for Gender Equality.

Apply to Participate in World Village Conference 2016

Deadline: 20 February 2016

The Government of Purwakarta Regency, in association with Asia Pacific Consultants for Integrated Development, is currently inviting the village enthusiasts from around the world to participate in the World Village Conference 2016 introducing Purwakarta, a city strategically located between Jakarta and Bandung, as the main point of attraction for its Sundanese culture and as the host of the event to be held from 23rd to 26th May 2016.

Thematic Areas

  • Network Building
  • Collaboration and Partnership
  • Training and Workshop
  • Village-Based Industry Entrepreneurship
  • Market Access

Agenda

  1. Center Stage
    World Village Conference2016 features more than 10 globally prominent speakers from around the world, each covering a wide range of city branding based on village-industry topics which are relevant to Purwakarta’s current industry. The speakers range from city Mayors, stakeholders, NGOs, and entrepreneurs who, together, share their insights at the center stage.
  2. Workshop Classes
    With expert coaches and specialized gurus leading the comprehensive master classes, delegates will be able to upgrade their skills and gain valuable village-industry knowledge, thus maximizing their World Village Conference experience to the fullest.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must-

  • Be 17 – 30 years old
  • Be passionate in village development.
  • Be willing, and especially enjoying, to educate and live with villagers
  • Have understanding on how to develop village economy while preserving the culture.
  • Fall under one of these categories :
    • University students around the world who have understanding on village-based economy, agriculture, culture-based economy or any field related to village-industry.
    • University students around the world who have experience in village development.
    • NGO representatives who have experience or deep enthusiasm on village development and village-based industry.
    • Researcher or academician who have knowledge and can add value on developing village economy while preserving its culture
    • Business owner or professionals who are interested in investing in Purwakarta village industry
    • Have no prior village development but are very passionate in it. However, you have to have a very convincing post-program action plan.
    • Applicants must be members of (or affiliated with) non-government and non-for-profit youth-led organizations, networks, initiatives or movements (led by youth for the benefit of youth) and have the ability to consult with and reach a wider group of young people, audience or network.
    • The applicant understands English very well; possesses intermediate to fluent levels of English, which allow her/him to participate to the conversation and input.
    • The applicant holds an international passport valid until at least November 30, 2016. (For a visa to be issued, a passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months after the expected date of entry into Indonesia)

How to Apply

In order to apply one must submit a complete registration form available on the website.

For more information, please visit WVC 2016.

AuthorAID Call for Applications for Travel and Workshop Grants 2016

Deadline: 7 February and 21 February 2016

AuthorAID has announced the first set of AuthorAID travel grants and workshop grants for 2016. It plans to award the following grants to people working in eligible developing countries, following a competitive selection process.

  • 12 travel grants ($1500 each): For researchers who have an accepted abstract or proposal to present at a conference. Deadline to apply: 7 February 2016, 10 PM GMT.
  • 12 workshop grants ($2500 each): For experienced researchers or administrators who would like to organise a workshop on a topic related to research communication. Deadline to apply: 21 February 2016, 10 PM GMT.

AuthorAID is a free international research community. It is a pioneering program based at INASP. It is supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

AuthorAID helps researchers in developing countries to publish and otherwise communicate their work. It also serves as a wider global forum to discuss and disseminate research.

For more information, visit AuthorAID.

EDULEARN16: 8th Annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies

Deadline: 31 March 2016

EDULEARN16 has announced the 8th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies that will be held in Barcelona (Spain) on the 4th, 5th and 6th of July, 2016 and will bring together more than 700 experts from 80 countries to present their projects and share their knowledge on teaching and learning methodologies and educational innovations.

EDULEARN is one of the largest international education conferences for lecturers, researchers, technologists and professionals from the educational sector. It is an ideal platform for strategic international networking, the best place to present ones innovations and projects about education and technology.

The main aim of the exhibition area is to bring together participants and industry suppliers for their mutual benefit through the exhibition, creating a learning culture and strategic cooperation opportunities.

Scope of EDULEARN16

  • Experiences in Education
  • Pedagogical Innovations in Education
  • Career Development and Training
  • Experiences in Research
  • International Projects
  • General Issues

Who should attend?

  • Academics
  • Researchers
  • Lifelong learning educators
  • Technical staff
  • Secondary, vocational, or tertiary educators
  • Professionals from the private and public sector
  • Technologists and Scientists
  • School counsellors, principals and teachers
  • Education policy development representatives
  • General personnel from vocational sectors
  • Student counsellors
  • Career/employment officers
  • Education advisers
  • Student Unions
  • Bridging programme lecturers & support staff
  • Library personnel
  • International support and services staff
  • Open learning specialists
  • …and any person interested in Education, Technology and Development.

Interested applicants can submit their abstracts online via given website.

For more information, please visit EDULEARN.

Call for Concept Notes: SEIA Sida Conference Strategic Fund

Deadline: 31 March 2016

With support from the Government of Sweden, SEI (Stockholm Environment Institute) funds events focused on environmentally sustainable development, gender equality, and poverty reduction. Organizations across Asia or addressing issues in Asia are invited to submit concept notes.

The Regional Asia Environment Conference Support Programme funded by Sweden aims to promote informed dialogue where different groups and stakeholders can share knowledge in regional forums and other strategic events with the goal of helping to shape public policy to advance environmentally sustainable development.

The programme seeks to change mind-sets and everyday practices to ultimately benefit the citizens of the region, with particular attention to poor and marginalized groups such as, but not limited to, women, children, ethnic minorities and other environmentally vulnerable groups based on their specific contexts.

Funding available

A total of 1,200,000 SEK will be awarded evenly in the 4 quarters of a year to support 4 strategic events each year with the maximum limitation of 300,000 SEK. The awards can fund an event in its entirety or provide supplemental funding.

Eligibility Criteria

  • SEI welcomes concept notes for events in Asia on advancing environmentally sustainable development, gender equality, and poverty reduction.
  • The events should preferably bring representatives from government, the private sector, and civil society together with researchers, and feature active exchanges between participants.

How to Apply

Applicants must download the template for concept Note (Word) available on the website.

For more information, please visit Call for Concept Note.

ROTA’s EMPOWER 2016: Innovation in Youth Social Entrepreneurship!

Deadline: 17 January 2016

Reach Out to Asia (ROTA) is seeking applications for its 8th Annual Youth Conference EMPOWER 2016 that will be held from 17th-19th March, 2016 to promote leadership, service learning and global citizenship. The proposed theme is “Innovation in Youth Social Entrepreneurship”.

EMPOWER2016, a three day event includes a combination of seminar panels, discussion, keynote speeches, and small group workshops, seminars, off site activities, exhibition and youth artistic performances.

Since 2009, EMPOWER has developed a reputation for being the first youth led conference to focus on equipping young people in Qatar to take active roles in building their communities and having a voice on global issues. Every year the conference intends to create a platform for a larger number of students to learn and engage in ROTA’s youth development program in Qatar.

After the success of previous EMPOWERs, ROTA opened the conference to the Region and youth from international countries. The conference addresses a variety of issues related Sustainable Development and will focus this year on Innovation in Youth Social Entrepreneurship.

The main motive of the 3 days conference is to raise awareness and knowledge as well as build the capacities required to enable young people to take leadership roles in addressing local and international developmental issues of concern to them especially in the area Peaceful Societies, as the theme for this year’s EMPOWER conference.

Conference Objectives

  • Promote better understanding of youth leadership, service learning and greater awareness of global issues among 400 youth between the ages of 17-30 in Qatar and the region.
  • Provide opportunities for 450 youth to develop their skills, knowledge and attitudes to take on leadership roles which support ROTA strategies.
  • Create a platform for 450 youth to discover their voice and realise their ability to make a positive contribution in society to support Qatar 2030 on youth development.
  • Facilitate a forum for exchange of ideas, projects and reflections that address local needs and global issues.
  • Awareness creation on the EMPOWER theme.

Themes

  • Personal leadership: Promoting personal excellence including setting goals and forward planning, having personal mission statements, marketing one’s skills and abilities, positive attitude and healthy self-esteem.
  • Service Learning: Promoting civic responsibility: a duty to one’s country, community and the world as a whole. The importance of valuing diversity; developing empathy alongside desire to help the vulnerable or to protect one heritage or the environment.
  • Global Citizenship: Promoting youth voice on social justice issues like human rights, migrant worker situation, global economy, climate change and war and conflict.

Eligibility Criteria

EMPOWER conference seeks to attract up to 450 delegates from the following categories:

  • 17-30 year old youths –primary target
  • Secondary School Teachers
  • Local Youth Groups/organizations
  • Youth Activist from GCC and Arab Region
  • University Student Affairs Officers

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit ROTA’s EMPOWER 2016.